Author: James Howard Kunstler

Wait For It

Wait For It by James Howard Kunstler An eerie silence cloaked the political landscape this lovely fall weekend as the soldiers in this (so far) administrative civil war scrambled for position in the next round of skirmishes. Rep. Adam Schiff...

In Memoriam: Reality

In Memoriam: Reality by James Howard Kunstler The Golden Golem of Greatness shifted into mad bull overdrive for last night’s Minneapolis fan rally, cussing and bellowing at the picadors of the Left who have been sticking lances in his neck...

A Hard Rain

A Hard Rain by James Howard Kunstler A lot of readers (some of them former readers now) have been angrily twanging me by email for writing about the three-year Resistance effort to un-do the 2016 election. I did not vote for...

Civil War On

Civil War On by James Howard Kunstler Someone in Impeachmentville is not paying attention. Of course, diverting the rubes is exactly the point of the latest CIA operation to negate the 2016 election. Has nobody noticed that there is treaty...

A Dumpster Fire on a Garbage Barge

A Dumpster Fire on a Garbage Barge by James Howard Kunstler UkraineGate, son of RussiaGate, raises an interesting question: is our Central Intelligence Agency really this crude that they would loan out a CIA officer to the White House’s National...

The Odor of Desperation

The Odor of Desperation by James Howard Kunstler The swamp abides. The latest news media dumpster fire over President Trump’s phone conversation with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky is a three-way ruse. Ruse 1: deflect attention from the main issue, which...

President of the Selfies

President of the Selfies by James Howard Kunstler TDC Note – My wife and mother both loath Trump. They hate women politicians more than they hate Trump. I’d bet a lot of women feel this way. #### Unlike the 2016...

A View from the Brink

A View from the Brink by James Howard Kunstler Welcome to the world where things don’t add up. For instance, some people did some things to the Saudi Arabian oil refinery at Abqaiq over the weekend. Like, sent over a...

Tectonic Rumblings

Tectonic Rumblings by James Howard Kunstler The memory hole that appeared in America’s zeitgeist around 2016 is expanding like some evil cosmic rot. Things happen and then things unhappen and after a while it’s like they never happened. For instance,...

Turning on the Light

Turning on the Light by James Howard Kunstler For years, lawmakers in deeply blue, proudly progressive New York City have grappled with a seemingly intractable problem: Its schools are among the most segregated in the nation. — The New York...

Unsettled Weather

Unsettled Weather by James Howard Kunstler After leaving the Bahamas for dead, Hurricane Dorian barely grazed the US mainland en route to the Canadian shoals of oblivion, perhaps saving America’s insurance industry. But the steamy west coast of Africa is...

The Quickening

The Quickening by James Howard Kunstler An ill wind threatens to rake and churn up the Atlantic coast this Labor Day as a live-action metaphor auguring a more general wreckage to come in the final four months of 2019. More...

Fish Fry

Fish Fry by James Howard Kunstler The old plantation spiritual comes to mind as the first in a series of DOJ Inspector General’s reports is issued — this one outlining the turpitudes of former FBI Director Jim Comey — while...

The G-7 Blues

The G-7 Blues by James Howard Kunstler What’s at stake in all these international confabs like the G-7 are the tenuous supply lines that keep the global game going. The critical ones deliver oil around the world. China imports about...

Lost at Sea

Lost at Sea by James Howard Kunstler In these horse latitudes of late summer, with the seas becalmed and the riggings a’creak, the Resistance’s ship-of-the-line (a.k.a. the Democratic Party) drifts ever further out of sight of land. Even so, a...

There Is No Normal

There Is No Normal by James Howard Kunstler The wheel of time rolls forward, never retracing its path, but because it is a wheel, and we are riding in it, a persistent illusion persuades us that the landscape is recognizably...

The Yin and the Yang of It

The Yin and the Yang of It by James Howard Kunstler The New York Times staffers wanted to change the paper’s longstanding motto, All the News That’s Fit to Print, to something more cutting edge, more of-the-moment, more congenial with...

He Did What… ! ? !

He Did What… ! ? ! by James Howard Kunstler The only trouble with the conspiracy theory that hundreds of prominent and powerful people wanted Jeffrey Epstein dead is that Jeffrey Epstein might have wanted Jeffrey Epstein dead even more...

Rude Awakening

Rude Awakening by James Howard Kunstler Now that everyone and everything not “woke” is a racist, a white supremacist, and a domestic terrorist, the mau-mauing of America is complete. The mug of strong English tea on my desk (a beverage...

Race Hustle

Race Hustle by James Howard Kunstler When the shining city is at hand, a special slum will be built for me and my meanness. I will be the person, if that’s what I am, in the slum; there will be...

A Purview of Dust

A Purview of Dust by James Howard Kunstler Who imagined that in the climactic scene of the blockbuster RussiaGate fantasy, when the curtain was ripped away, the Wizard at the controls would turn out to be… Captain Queeg! We need...

What Goes Around

What Goes Around by James Howard Kunstler Just how dead is the RussiaGate story — and how brain-dead are the House Democratic Committee chairmen, Nadler (Judiciary Committee) and Schiff (Intelligence Committee) to haul RussiaGate’s front-man, Robert Mueller back into the...