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time to lower the lifeboats

https://www.bitterrootbugle.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/From-a-Distance-Bette-Midler.mp3 In the essay I published yesterday (That Sinking Feeling), James Howard Kunstler asks if it is time to lower the lifeboats. Here, I will put it in a bit of context with that paragraph because I really like it: It does not escape the attention, however, of some people on deck that the US ship is riding lower in the water each day, and listing at a distressing angle. Many other passengers have retreated to their staterooms, sick from the “vaccines” they were required to take to stay on-board for the voyage. Meanwhile water is streaming in below-decks, down in the stinking bilges, from many cracks in the hull. Nobody seems to know what to do, least of […]

That Sinking Feeling

James Howard Kunstler wrote the essay below. I republish completely here on safe ground as you will quite likely decide you too like his writing, want to see some of the numerous comments to the essay, and will be interested in the books he has written. I made it easy for you to follow the links to the areas that interest you… including the Amazon James Howard Kunstler author page with all of his books new, used and electronic. I suggest you may buy them more directly from him to cut out the A-monster, but we don’t make much difference to them either way. I found this essay to express so much of what is churning and burning in […]

Congratulations Graduates

Grocery store fliers arrived in today’s mail. A major feature this week is a full-page offering of sugar-coated nutrient-deficient white flour creations with variations of messages congratulating kids for surviving more than a decade of regular attendance in government indoctrination centers. Their marketing phrases it differently, but that is the essence of the message. Now the ones who performed twelve years’-worth of the required tricks well will be encouraged to endure another four or more until their youthful energy and creativity period has passed. Perfect system if you want worker bees comfortable with their fetters. Not so good if you wish to build a healthy society. Did I ever mention how few regrets I have from dropping out of […]

If I were King …

Many of us have entertained the fantasy of “If I were in charge”. Yours might be if I were [fill in the blank with King, Emperor, God, etcetera]. Then the bad guys would be hung, drown, disappeared somehow, in many fantasies the exits would be violent and painful that they may check out with a taste of their own medicine, receiving a modicum of what we consider to be justice. I am now of a mind that the thinning of the herd, while emotionally hard to take, is important for the health of humanity. The takeover of our education indoctrination system, economic system, media and financial worlds was a very methodical, planned, organized enslavement of the masses, moving the […]

wisdom from Tecumseh

“Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about his religion. Respect others in their views and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and of service to your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide. Always give a word or sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, or even a stranger, if in a lonely place. Show respect to all people, but grovel to none. When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give […]

Network (1976) obviously true today

I had not watched this movie in a very long time, but current events reminded me of it. We have such a lovely set of tools today. I hope you are savoring them as much as I do before they go *POOF*. I went online from the comfort and convenience of my studio to order a copy from my tiny-town library. Around a week later I shoved a 46-year-old movie into a machine that played the show on a lovely screen opposite my royal recliner. Very much like 1984, Brave New World, The Matrix, Minority Report and so many other dystopian novels and movies the world depicted in it was true upon its release, but also quite accurately predicted […]

fasting as a Superpower

In modest increments, I began by forgoing lunches. I clearly had enough calories onboard to make it from breakfast to dinner without another full meal in between. That first step took a significant mental shift, a few weeks, perhaps, but soon I quit expecting, seeking and taking time for the traditional USofA mid-day meal. That was actually surprising. For over sixty years I simply KNEW that our bodies needed THREE meals a day. That turned out to be completely incorrect. It freed up my day in that I no longer needed to plan for, or stop for, or pay for, a mid-day meal break. My body did not seem to care one way or the other once I got […]

Gaslight

This word has entered our modern lexicon, but I could only infer some vague sense of its meaning. It showed up one too many times for me to ignore, so I went looking. Turns out it refers to a 1944 psychological mystery, or I suppose thriller for the era. We enjoyed it yesterday evening as a DVD checkout from our local library… and I do mean enjoyed. Charles Boyer plays the villain who works to drive his wife insane by convincing her she is doing crazy stuff and cannot remember any of it. Ingrid Bergman performs quite credibly as the young victim. Now I have a feel for what people mean when they say “gaslighting”. The art of psychological […]

Don’t let the professional liars own your language

Special effects, green screens, holograms, re-branding old footage from other conflicts, and computer animations are only a part of the deceit humans are subject to from lamestream media presstitutes. We have to exercise our brains more than a little bit to find the variety in our sources enabling us to compare popular event views, and to use our thoughtful discernment to know truth when we see it. After enough blatant, dramatic and obviously deliberate lies become a trademark of individuals or media corporations we can safely skip their propaganda stream altogether without fear of missing any real information whatsoever. You can fool all of the people some of the time and some of the people all of the time […]

Eating popcorn in the cheap seats

I absolutely applaud the HUGE crowds packing the streets in major cities world-wide. I thrill to see the working class support of the truckers spending time and money to make impossible-to-ignore public statements of gross displeasure. Yet we are not quite THERE yet. Things will actually change when the protestors get serious. What does that look like? See here: https://www.idaholiberty.com/2022/03/05/the-superiority-of-the-hangmans-noose/

The superiority of the hangman’s noose

In this video I explain how to make one and why they are much better for straightening out your communities than occasional snipers. I have no idea why a childhood lesson, used not once since, has stuck with me for 60 years, but it has. Today I drag my learning of that special knot out of the dusty, dank portions of my brain to pass it on. This skill has applicability for communities who want to recapture honor, integrity, caring and other niceties for their families, friends and neighbors. Those annoying kids from primary and secondary schools who dedicated themselves to acquiring titles and badges of dominance grew up to do the same darn things on a much more serious […]

hard times ahead … for the illuminatti

Centuries of success has lulled them into overconfidence. The best, brightest and most courageous are not on their side. Plus those who are more students of the cosmos than most of us are convinced the age of darkness is ending; that we are entering “the age of Aquarius”, or enlightenment, renaissance, or similar upbeat ways of viewing the other side of the upcoming struggles. Yes, we are going to be tested. Some of us are okay with that. When the oppressors gain control of the official legal system it is time for patriots, lovers of liberty and those who desire a just, kind society to reassert control. Of course it looks a lot like the good guy side is […]