Author: James Howard Kunstler

The Value of Everything

The Value of Everything by James Howard Kunstler We are looking more and more like France on the eve of its revolution in 1789. Our classes are distributed differently, but the inequity is just as sharp. America’s “aristocracy,” once based...

Boomerangski

Boomerangski by James Howard Kunstler The strenuous effort of “Resistance” passengers in the Limousine-of-State to shove Donald Trump out of the driver’s seat continues into what would normally be the news-wasteland of midsummer. Last week it was the smoking popgun...

The Technicolor Swan

The Technicolor Swan by James Howard Kunstler TDC Note – The Democratic party and millennial snowflakes prove just how backwards the U.S. has become. #### When I think of the Democratic Party these days, the image instantly comes to mind...

Rain Dance

Rain Dance by James Howard Kunstler Think of the ObamaCare reform debate now playing in the US Senate as the final gurglings of polity that knows it is whirling around the drain. They’re pretending to attempt to fix a racket...

Absent Without Leave

Absent Without Leave by James Howard Kunstler It ain’t bragging if it’s true. I’ve said repeatedly on this blog for years that the federal government would only become more impotent, more incompetent, and more ineffectual as The Long Emergency rolled...

Play Ball!

Play Ball! by James Howard Kunslter Historians of the future, huddled around their goose-fat lamps in muddy woolen cloaks, may cite this as the month that the Kardashian Dreamland formerly known as “The USA” finally lost its collective mind. Submitted...

Things To Come

Things To Come by James Howard Kunstler As our politicos creep deeper into a legalistic wilderness hunting for phantoms of Russian collusion, nobody pays attention to the most dangerous force in American life: the unraveling financialization of the economy. Financialization...

Moby Trump

Moby Trump by James Howard Kunstler He breached out of the horse latitudes in the Great Sea of Politics last spring and destroyed all the lesser whales with his mighty flukes, but now the Democratic Pequod, with its diverse and...

Gimme Shelter

Gimme Shelter by James Howard Kunslter “Have you all lost your mind?” Vladimir Putin replied to one of Megyn Kelly’s thrusts about alleged Russian perfidy toward the US in the gala interview that debuted her new Sunday Night star-chamber on...

Covfefe Land

Covfefe Land by James Howard Kunstler “This is one of the things I find funny about the radical Left protests on campus…. You want to have it both ways. You want to be a fledgling member of the elite and...

Do You, Mr. Jones…?

Do You, Mr. Jones…? by James Howard Kunstler We had server problems last week that made it hard for some readers to get on the comment log.We are working to resolve them ASAP. If you have any trouble logging in,...

Blood Sports

Blood Sports by James Howard Kunstler What you’re seeing in the political miasma of “RussiaGate” is an exercise in nostalgia. Apart from the symbolic feat of getting a “black” president freely elected in 2008 (remember, Mr. Obama is also half-white),...

Paris Afterparty

Paris Afterparty by James Howard Kunstler First mistake: Emmanuel Macron’s handlers played Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” instead of the French national anthem at the winner’s election rally. Well, at least they didn’t play “Deutschland Über Alles.” The tensions in the...

The National Blues

The National Blues by James Howard Kunstler While the news waves groan with stories about “America’s Opioid Epidemic” you may discern that there is little effort to actually understand what’s behind it, namely, the fact that life in the United...