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War is on the Horizon, Joe Rogan, and Much More

Back during the Cuban Missile crisis, which lasted 13 days, the world was on edge because Russia and the United States might nuke each other into dust. During that time, the S&P dropped 7% — but quickly recovered once Russia blinked.

In recent years American wars have led to soaring stocks — because nothing says capitalism better than renewed contracts at Lockheed, as we bomb people to shreds for the love of oil and country. But I suspect the coming Russian-Ukrainian war will be viewed differently, since we have zero chance at bullying Russia out of their own front yard and we can’t just fly sorties with our fucking CIA drone operators based out of Florida, indiscriminately killing people at weddings or yard sales because MUH terrorism.

As an aside, I must offer some context to my seething hatred of how my country is being governed. I never used to be this way. I was an utmost and dutiful patriot — tried to enlist in the Marines as a teen but was blocked by my mother — always thought well of my country and felt to my core our brand of government, democracy, was the single best thing to have been introduced to mankind.

Then after 9/11, I began to see things differently, or perhaps because I was maturing and saw through the bullshit. At first, I was very much onboard with American wars to avenge the deaths of my fellow NYers — but then the war and the grift took an an obscene nature and then the Patriot Act, which was passed to “protect” Americans, was used against Americans and then after Obama took office my country started to really divide its people amongst gender and race and now we have a situation that is so untenable and so severe, people hating one another over fucking vaccine status, I can honestly say that I do not care if this form of government exists in 10 years or not.

You cannot love something that hates you back and wants you dead. Ergo, I’ve spiritually and mentally written off my country as a loss — and I’m almost hateful at the idea that these people made me feel this way.

As for the market, it’s true people want to see it destroyed. Why? Because people view the market as corrupt and the symbol of everything that went wrong with America post 9/11 — rigged from the top down by the Federal Reserve without checks or balances — just rigged. We were only happy for it because we made money; but we all knew it was bullshit and the debt we kept piling up was, one day, going to destroy the nation. Perhaps that’s what THEY want, or maybe they’re just really fucking stupid. And we’re not alone in all this. It seems the west, in general, is on a similar path of decadence and perversion, eschewing traditional values in favor of demographic and spiritual warfare — all for the sake of the bottom line.

This whole Joe Rogan affair speaks volumes to what they want and what they will do to achieve their goals. They do not want Rogan around because he’s too popular and doesn’t tow the line close enough. Personally, I am not a Rogan fan because I think he’s neither too hot nor too cold. Nevertheless, he doesn’t conform with the new western ideals — feminism by any means necessary — war against those who reject modernism — war against any nation who opposes US doctrine. It started with COVID misinformation and now it has spilled into the holier than grail “N” word — a word that can be used by some but not all. These same people will gleefully and joyously toss your children into the meat grinder because of a 70 year vendetta against Russia and will tell you they were heroes for defending democracy in Ukraine — while stripping all of your freedoms and imposing their marxist ideals here at home to a new generation of tax paying sheep.

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54 comments

  1. emersonlakepalmer
    emersonlakepalmer

    You would’ve never made it as a Marine.

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  2. acehood

    Lol that the country only suddenly became “divided” during Obama. Those seeds were planted long ago.

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    • Dr. Fly

      Got a lot worse with Obama, an appreciable increase in all of the fucked narratives prevalent today.

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      • indexjoe

        Semper Fudge

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      • irma vep

        DIdn’t see it or feel it until Trump entered the scene, We were pretty bad off, if you recall, as President Bush was leaving his second term and O’bama was elected. He inherited a bad scene. He was the only candidate with a clue about what was going on with the Wall Street banks. President Bush Sr. took President Clinton under his wing. And President George W. Bush did one final saving grace for the economy before he left office by signing TARP. He looked scared shitless. Thank God his father was still alive and kicking. You guys have short narrowly focused memories it pains me to say. It’s suspect.

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        • irma vep

          By the way, I don’t give a shit about what happens to Joe Rogan. Why should I?

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        • Orson

          TARP being crafted?
          You’re out there.

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        • hattery

          That’s because of cognitive bias. The media has assigned opinions to you that you think are your own. Clearly you can see it when people do the same thing with Fox, so why would you think your side is different?

          Trump was merely a natural consequence of Obama. Bush had far more in common with Hillary than Trump. Trump facilitated the takedown of Bush when he went on National TV and said how bad Bush did with the wars and Katrina and his approval rating dove 12 percent afterwards. The Bushes and the Obamas are best friends. Bush secretly gave his perspective and experience and chatted with Obama when he held office and they hang out all the time together. All documented.

          Biden is to Obama what GW is to his father. A “useful idiot” to use cia terminology. They knew they could use the Bush name to prop up GW so the beurocracy could take control and so banking industry could complete a hostile takeover of government. Trump as a disrupter lead to a need for the kings horses to try to put Humpty Dumpty together again.

          Will they?

          Neigh!

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      • barbee

        We did well under Obama.
        Because we refused to participate in that recession-we snagged a really sweet deal on acreage here in Texas….. that we later built a home on.
        Snagged this property out of bankruptcy for a song. BOLO for similar opportunities coming your way REALLY SOON!

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  3. purdy

    “They do not want Rogan around because he’s too popular and doesn’t tow the line close enough.”

    If he keeps being contrite and apologizing like he has been lately …instead of fighting back and pointing out the record of his MSM accusers, they’ll be just fine with an increasingly self-censored Joe.

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  4. indexjoe

    I agree with half your blog.

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  5. tha pirate

    Fantastic – your best blog yet Cap’n. However, I will never give up on the USA no matter what. We can all make a difference if we come back together. Trump says dumb things – a LOT, but he was and IS right – we need to MAGA! We can fix this if we all stand together.

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    • irma vep

      When was America ever anything but great! Move out if you don’t like it. Pinko Hippie Freak.

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      • richardweiner

        I will cum on your face for free Jew stock picks.

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        • irma vep

          Weinie, search for your dick and cum on your own face. You know you would much rather do that than whore yourself out for some Jew stock picks.

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          • richardweiner

            I will pee on you want pretend you are Jesus. You into that kind of kink?

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      • roguewave

        When? when?
        How ’bout the time ‘we’ took out some bad guys with a drone strike.
        Ooops, that was a wedding. Bad “intelligence.” We killed bride, groom, the whole wedding party. Do you think we were we great then? or anything but great.

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  6. tha pirate

    BTW, Trump almost fixed everything – his words were dumb, but his policies were great. What we have now, is a DISASTER.

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    • juice

      Trump was a clown full of hot air. His words were dumb, because he is dumb. That said, the current clown in chief is even worse.

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      • bob smith

        Yeah, I kind of agree. Think about how bad Trump must have been in the eyes of most American’s to choose Bernie (from Weekend at Bernie’s) instead.

        Seriously, can’t we find better candidates in our entire country?

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  7. purdy

    It’s painful ..but all should view the intro to the today’s weekly neocon send-others-to-die propaganda broadcast “Meet the Press”. It is complete with Richard Engle in a helmet in a trench with his thermals on and an urgently concerned voice.

    NBC has reliable tools. Joe not so much.

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  8. Mr. Cain Thaler

    As much as I would love to see America’s well connected pretenders be roasted alive in the town square, the cold truth is so long as the dollar is dominant we will not get our comeuppance.

    The markets will sell off hard. Then, deflation will eventually reassert itself. I don’t know if that happens after 30% of downside or 90%, but it will happen.

    And then, evil wins. That simple.

    That’s why I’m more interested in XLM than Bitcoin. XLM is going to enshrine central banking and allow foreign countries to shake off the SWIFT payment settlement system. But fundamentally it leaves the scum intact. Because evil always wins.

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  9. purdy

    Folks ..it is not Trump v Biden …yeesh. They were, and are, both whores to the same evil influences. It was just that Trump appeared uglier and more vain to the average consumer of State Propaganda. Yeesh.

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    • bob smith

      I don’t disagree. Yet, think about what our election showed. A senile old man beat a competitor whose IQ is lower than the average grapefruit.

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  10. longrun

    Monsieur le Comte,
    I was given the novel “Count of Monte Cristo” as a gift after you made mention of it’s quality. You sir were correct and I commend you for having very fine tastes. Very enjoyable. Thank you.

    I also share these feeeelings of disgust, the final kick in the nuts was GFM stealing the money from the working class, raised to protect a past proud type of people I once felt I belonged to. I no longer can wave a flag like they can. I admire them but my is hate it too strong. Peace

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  11. purdy

    …and despite the MSM warmongering and nord stream blah blah, nat gas futures are down 25% since Thursday’s close. All I know is that us sheep are viewed as sheep.

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  12. roguewave

    The US has many great people. But at this point, that means little, actually it means absolutely nothing. It’s over. The debt can never be repaid. No way, no how.
    Being well meaning, flag waving, being a good person will not save you and your family.
    Every country has good people.

    The current will soon take all of us over the falls in a barrel, ready or not. Some will not have their barrels sealed, others will go over the wrong spot and be dashed on the rocks. What you think, hope or pray for won’t change anthing. All that counts is Are you prepared?
    If you’re in denial; you won’t be ready.

    We’ll follow Britain. Spain, France, Portugal…
    China will be the first area in world history to ever attain the number 1 spot more than once.

    Stop wasting your time w politics. Yes it’s upsetting, but ultimately just a distraction.
    Focus or lose. Good luck!

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    • hattery

      I could pay off the debt easily.

      1)Whatever the government spends, double it and direct all of it to decentralized algorithmic asset allocation strategy

      2)Then issue a new cryptocurrency backed by these assets and spend that instead. Spend whatever you were going to spend and more (just not double).;

      3)75 years from now hold a vote via the blockchain with the option to sell 1% of the value of all assets until the debt is paid off. (I don’t think you will want to)

      Lots of other details could make it better.

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      • roguewave

        Large governments will never willingly use trustless crypto. Transparency is poison.

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  13. roguewave

    Thank goodness you listened to your mother.

    In all the ranting I lost track of my other rant. Our Nobel Peace Prize winning Pres was at war every day of his 2 terms. He bragged about how he was good at killing people. Meaning, he could command a teen drone jockey to kill some random husbands, wives and children half a world away. Tough guy. I heard he got a bad paper cut one time.
    But, he’s not unique. He’s quite typical.

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    • purdy

      ..and it continues …install a Jr Bush, a man of color, an orange blow hard, a corrupt and senile old man…whatever distraction fills the bill …it goes on.

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  14. helen

    “but then the war and the grift took an an obscene nature and then the Patriot Act, which was passed to “protect” Americans, was used against Americans and then after Obama took office my country started to really divide its people amongst gender and race and now we have a situation that is so untenable and so severe, people hating one another over fucking vaccine status”

    What an evil false equivalence attempt…
    One party decided to spend $5 trillion in occupying countries that had nothing to do with 9/11. The other is also infused by the fascist party you try to defend, by making the ‘race’ an issue started by the orange cocksucker.
    This is the only notable news: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ffr-RA_Rx7o
    Democracy is dying with your help!

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    • Mr. Cain Thaler

      The Democratic Party is composed of manipulative clownshitters who convince bozos they’re anti-war and anti-hate even as they expanded the middle eastern wars and turned our civilization upside down making everything as divisive as possible. There are sections of this country that are charcoal so that some Manhattan socialites can remodel their bathrooms and yet here you sit, pretending like they care at all about you.

      At least the GOP knows how to point the gun away from their own people.

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  15. helen

    “The Democratic Party is composed of manipulative clownshitters who convince bozos they’re anti-war and anti-hate even as they expanded the middle eastern wars”
    This is called a PROJECTION! Your Bush fucked middle east!

    “At least the GOP knows how to point the gun away from their own people”
    By siding with putin?
    You deluded fuck!

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    • Orson

      Bush was/is a complete cluster. He failed to properly evaluate everything.

      Some call it a “Texas reflex”.

      Invasions and unaccountable behavior have drastic consequences.

      Just look around.

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    • Mr. Cain Thaler

      Bush is a piece of garbage. The Bush family now has no power in the GOP. Liz Chenney just got fucking censored.

      But Dems…are still globe trotting shits, selling out American values to benefit foreigners over citizens.

      I don’t care for Putin but it will be fun watching the Beltways favorite money laundering node get carved up as 50 years of globalization and dumb ideas burn. Screw the Ukraine.

      Anyway it’s hard to care too much about Putin when Democrats act worse than him all the time. What is Putin going to destroy civil rights if I don’t throw my body between you and his 5 million solders? You lot are doing a fine job of that on your own.

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      • traderconfessions

        “But Dems…are still globe trotting shits, selling out American values to benefit foreigners over citizens.”

        What are these American values you always reference but never detail??

        Last time I checked Biden just got us out of one war. You must be a big fan.

        Putin is just playing an expensive war of chicken to get the Europeans to back off NATO. Macron and France will accommodate because ..well.. they are French. Biden is applying negotiating muscle. Russia’s economy is too fragile to absorb financial sanctions. Even one of Russia’s ex-general’s is criticizing Putin’s gambit.

        It’s so illuminating that you America-first fans never criticize Trump and Gang’s attempt to foil the peaceful transfer of power.. the bedrock of our democracy.. but sniffle that mask-wearing violates your civil rights. Nothing worse than a faux-Patriot. Hope I didn’t hurt your feelings.

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        • Mr. Cain Thaler

          I’m going out on a limb here that you haven’t set foot on a college campus in a decade or really understand what motivates the DEI people flooding into workplaces right now, but the writings and philosophy that underpins them is one giant tirade against the entire Bill of Rights for being an enemy of attaining diversity and inclusion.

          I am generally a fan of Biden pulling us out of Afghanistan, yes. Good move, Biden. It was sloppy and hilarious that he managed to drop so much blood that sharks are now everywhere but whatever, even though I’m sure that was unintended I’ll also enjoy watching this pro-NATO administration kill NATO by accident. I’ll even praise Biden for that too.

          And perhaps you missed last decade when among other things half the GOPs representatives were almost assassinated on a baseball field or when Democrat Senators were encouraging activists to attack Republicans in the streets but yeah I no longer am against applying violence to get what I want. Be sure to thank progressive activists for that, I’m sure this new era will be great.

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          • traderconfessions
            traderconfessions

            I’ve been on a college campus maybe 10 times over the last year so be careful creeping on that limb. Of course kids say stupid shit in college. Been that way for a 100 years. They see the world as it probably should be.. more free and fair than you’re likely willing to accept. Sooner or later most give up trying to change things and proceed down the expected path. Not sure what they are doing to undermine the Bill of Rights. Please explain.

            I do remember Scalise getting shot by a crazy fuck in 2017 who lived in a van. The guy had a semiautomatic assault rifle, a 9mm semiautomatic pistol, and more than 200 rounds of ammunition, all of which he’d purchased legally. Some people said it was 2nd Amendment lunacy karma. But that might be harsh. Wasn’t that 5 years after 20 kids were murdered by another nut with a rifle? Hmm.

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        • roguewave

          “Biden is applying negotiating muscle”
          haha Very enjoyable!

          When Jim & Xi talked, who was on the call at midnight? Hint: their name does not start w X

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    • hattery

      No one is praising Bush. However, on number of wars Obama leads Bush 5-2. He’s the only president who drone strikes civilians.

      Obama and also funded the AQI in a proxy war against Russia which lead to ISIS while calling them the “JV team”. They WANT world war 3. Hillary wanted to establish a no fly zone in Syria even if it meant war with Russia and 100,000 troops.

      Wars allow central banks to buy bonds, war leads to a centralized club of media conglomerates selling wars. Debt leads to large banks and policies which lead to large centralized healthcare and biowarfare. These are the industries that prop up politician to determine policy.

      “GIVE me control of a nation’s money supply, and I care not who makes its laws.”

      Follow the money.

      https://www.forbes.com/sites/briandomitrovic/2018/07/01/central-bankings-connection-to-warfare-is-intimate/?sh=34b3f46f7299

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      • Mr. Cain Thaler

        Seriously. I’m not going to say the GOP are good, I don’t trust probably half of them.

        But you only need to see a Bill Kristol or Tom Nichols race over to become Democrats to know that party is clearly a threat and a trash bin. You don’t have to vote Republican (and God knows I frequently refuse to), but you cannot seriously think the Democrats are running things for the benefit of mankind.

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  16. purdy

    Helen, et al …do you know how pleased you make the people with real power when you are distracted by party labels and loyalty?

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  17. just an older guy

    Thanks much for these thoughts but I must dispute your conclusion of the Cuban Missile Crisis. It was not Russia who blinked. You must know that Kennedy pulled our offensive nuclear weapons out of Turkey so that Russia dismantled the Cuban Missile sites. Please research this and clarify your writing on this historic event. Thank you.

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