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Title: Signs and Wonders
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Published: Jan 16, 2021
Author: James Howard Kunstler
Post Date: 2021-01-16 09:18:35 by Ada
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In case you don’t know what condition our condition is in, the name for it is a crisis of legitimacy. Four years of seditious harassment by a “Resistance” within-and-without the US Government culminates in the janky election of a mentally incapable grifter… run by whom? Does anyone seek to know who, exactly, is pulling Joe Biden’s strings? My guess would be…duh… Barack Obama and his posse. When will he be outed? Maybe today… or next week at the latest. Heads will explode to see liberalism’s bowling trophy fall off the national mantelpiece. If you think Nancy Pelosi is running around in a hebephrenic fugue state now, just wait.

A crisis of legitimacy means that citizens have lost faith in their institutions, that is, in the armature of agreements and procedures for running this society. Do you have any idea how much damage RussiaGate did to the country? The three-year-long mind-fuck perpetrated by the highest officials of the FBI and the CIA ruined whatever was left of their reputations. Not only are citizens not safe from the powers of life-and-death vested in these agencies, but they know that officials who wield that power recklessly won’t be held responsible when acting outside the law. Are we any better now than the Russians under Leonid Brezhnev?

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UkraineGate and the first Trump impeachment it spawned was a CIA operation that used CIA agent Eric Ciaramella and Intel Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson (a former DOJ RussiaGate player) to cover up the influence-peddling crimes of Joe Biden’s family behind a smokescreen of perfidy fanned over the nation by the notorious RussiaGate liar, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA). The State Department assisted in that op, and now the whole country knows that they are also ethically unreliable.

In both of these gigantic flimflams, the president could not get any satisfactory scrutiny of the injuries attempted against him, because the ops were run by the very agencies needed to provide that scrutiny over unlawful official behavior. Did the DOJ and its stepchild, the FBI, show any interest in the recent voting irregularities, or is it just convenient to let it all slide so they can answer to a new president, with a clear and urgent interest in burying the matter?

Is it any wonder that a huge chunk of the population doesn’t believe the election was on-the-level? Federal law enforcement has not revealed the identities of exactly who incited the invasion of the Capitol building — and do you believe who The New York Times and CNN claim it was: white supremacist Nazis? Has it not occurred to the “winner” and his handlers that such a public mood of distrust will thunder through our national affairs going forward?

It’s late in the game but something appears to still be in play, and the Resistance is keenly aware of it: a trove of declassified documents laying out their crimes against their own countrymen. Nothing has stuck to the Resistance because they controlled the levers of adjudication. What if, under the extraordinary conditions of the moment, those levers are transferred to one arm of the government that has not disgraced itself: the military? I wrote in this blog more than once in recent years that political disorder could lead to this. Has that moment come? David Harris Jr Best Price: $43.13 (as of 07:52 EST - Details)

Thousands of troops are billeted in and around Washington DC now. Why is that? The figment of more white supremacists coming to reenact last week’s incident at the Capitol? I don’t think so. A BLM / Antifa riot, like the ones staged in cities (including Washington DC) all through the summer and fall? (Weren’t they mostly peaceful?) Or is something else up, something that will mark an epochal shift in the fortunes of the USA?

Did you catch Joe Biden on TV last night? Did his appearance fill you with the sweet, warm unction of reassurance? Or did you get the impression that I got: of a near-mummy in a state of panicky confusion, sent from his hidey-hole out to a podium to give an impersonation of someone in authority? I didn’t believe the performance for a minute. The poor schlemiel is headed straight into history’s discontinued merchandise bin. He will probably wonder what awful vanity propelled him down the memory hole as he descends into the darkness… but his memory preceded him down the memory hole and he will have forgotten how the whole thing started. His exit will be a merciful one compared to the people who trussed him up and shoved him onstage to flesh out their lame narrative.

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#3. To: Ada (#0)

"Biden Inaugural Like Baghdad: Green Zone, Red Zone, Military Checkpoints to Enter and Leave Downtown D.C., Bridges Into City to Be Closed"

They are stopping every car trying to get out of town, as for ID.

ratcat  posted on  2021-01-17   0:24:49 ET  Reply   Untrace   Trace   Private Reply  

#5. To: ratcat (#3)

"Biden Inaugural Like Baghdad: Green Zone, Red Zone, Military Checkpoints to Enter and Leave Downtown D.C., Bridges Into City to Be Closed"

They are stopping every car trying to get out of town, as for ID.

I suggest that every city, county, and State, invoke sanctuary protection for the Constitution and its adherents. These cities, counties, and States, should formally announce and proclaim to the world that the Constitution will be enforced and interpreted as written without weasel word legalese applications.

No "Corporation" regardless of how it pretends to be one thing but in legal fact is another thing may trespass, invade, enforce corporate policies, make any arrests without the notification and willing participation of the County Sheriff.

noone222  posted on  2021-01-17   5:54:38 ET  Reply   Untrace   Trace   Private Reply  

#6. To: noone222 (#5)

Yes, good idea. I think this will occur as the Marxists continue to intrude into our lives. And there is already discussion of States breaking away and forming a separate country.

ratcat  posted on  2021-01-18   23:57:18 ET  Reply   Untrace   Trace   Private Reply  

#7. To: ratcat, general consumption (#6) (Edited)

Well boys and girls it appears we have arrived at the moment destiny has brought our way. It's a time for reflection upon our long history and that more recent to our lifetimes.

Many Americans haven't yet accepted that the country they love could become something else altogether. The recent election is simply what happens when a nation hits the slippery slope of socialism.

The divide between ideologies has moved us ever closer to the brink of civil war if we haven't already felt the initial shock waves. The people that I align myself with are normal family folks that are conservative and have witnessed an unnatural detour from civil responsibility combined with a moral sense of right and wrong. Admittedly, this group has been far too tolerant of the insidious incremental wickedness that is now trying to destroy America. These folks haven't wanted a violent condition in the country so they have tried their best to be understanding of issues that are truly offensive to them.

Aside from the moral issues forced upon us there is also the government and media taking up the orange haired agenda, made apologies for the reckless rioting and looting in major cities by people that simply want to damage others that have worked hard and earned their way unlike so many of the "insurgents." These insurgents could have been stopped "dead" in their tracks by the "normies" or the government at any time. The conservative folks thought the government would step in or at least make it legal to stop the attacks. So nothing was done to stop it and the media and left political class practically called it heroic or patriotic.

In a nutshell it has come down to this being the end of the waiting game. If the outgoing administration has run out of options it will fall to the people to resolve the insurrection. Talk is cheap and there's been plenty of that to go around. If the government is willing to allow Jo(k)e Buy'd em to assume the ridiculous position of President of the United States, and the media continues to act as if this shit is legitimate, then a civil war is almost guaranteed. I and many others would prefer that this wouldn't be necessary but the left leaning groups are going to force it. They'll regret it.

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#8. To: noone222 (#7)

A civil war may be interrupted by the Chicoms taking over DC and disposing of Biden's appointed idiots. It looks bleak for our future, in any case.

I think the BLM, antifa, insurgents are all FEDS, or Fed contractors (same thing). That's why BLM/antifa aren't arrested/prosecuted and why the cities provide housing and equipment storage for them. They may also be Soros contractors with the city officials paid off.

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