American Idiocracy: 50 Years Later, We’re Still Stranded in the Twilight Zone

by | Apr 5, 2019 | Headline News | 91 comments

Do you LOVE America?


    This article was originally published by John W. Whitehead at The Rutherford Institute

    We’re developing a new citizenry. One that will be very selective about cereals and automobiles, but won’t be able to think.”—Rod Serling

    Have you noticed how much life increasingly feels like an episode of The Twilight Zone?

    Only instead of Rod Serling’s imaginary “land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas,” we’re trapped in a topsy-turvy, all-too-real land of corruption, brutality and lies, where freedom, justice and integrity play second fiddle to political ambition, corporate greed, and bureaucratic tyranny.

    It’s not merely that life in the American Police State is more brutal, or more unjust, or even more corrupt. It’s getting more idiotic, more perverse, and more outlandish by the day.

    Somewhere over the course of the past 240-plus years, democracy has given way to idiocracy, and representative government has given way to a kleptocracy (a government ruled by thieves) and a kakistocracy (a government run by unprincipled career politicians, corporations and thieves that panders to the worst vices in our nature and has little regard for the rights of American citizens).

    Examples abound.

    In Georgia, political organizers posted a “Black Media Only” sign outside a Baptist Church, barring white reporters from attending a meeting about an upcoming mayoral election.

    In Arizona, a SWAT team raided a family’s home in the middle of the night on the say-so of Child Protective Services, which sounded the alarm after the parents determined that their 2-year-old—who had been suffering a 100-degree fever—was feeling better and didn’t need to be admitted to the hospital.

    In Virginia, landlords are requiring dog-owning tenants to submit their pets’ DNA to a database that will be used to track down (and fine) owners who fail to clean up after their dogs poop in public.

    In Texas, a police officer who allegedly gave a homeless man a sandwich with dog feces won’t be held accountable for his actions.

    In Illinois, Chicago police used a battering ram and a sledgehammer to crash into a family’s home with weapons drawn, terrorizing the young children gathered for a 4-year-old’s birthday party, only to find that they were at the wrong house.

    In Kansas, a 61-year-old back man in the process of moving into his new house found himself held at gunpoint and handcuffed by police, who refused to believe he was a homeowner and not a burglar.

    If you’re starting to notice a pattern here, it speaks to the fact that nearly 50 years after Serling’s creative brainchild, The Twilight Zone, premiered on national television, we’re still fumbling around in the dark, trying to make sense of a world dominated by racism, cruelty, war, violence, poverty, prejudice, intolerance, ignorance, injustice and a host of other social maladies and spiritual evils.

    The Twilight Zone was an oasis in television wasteland: a show that captured imaginations; challenged moral hypocrisy and societal prejudices; and railed against inhumanity, racism, prejudice, the mechanization of human beings by way of their technology, tyrants of all shapes and colors, a passive populace, war, injustice, the surveillance state, corporate greed.

    Fifty years later, with so much having changed legally, technologically and politically, so much still remains the same. Fear is the same. Prejudice is the same. Ignorance is the same. Hate and war and tyranny are unchanged. Police officers are still shooting unarmed citizens. Bloated government agencies are still fleecing taxpayers. Government technicians are still spying on our communications. And American citizens are still allowing themselves to be manipulated by their fears and pitted one against the other.

    All of these themes can be found in The Twilight Zone.

    Serling, a truth-teller who pulled no punches when it came to calling out the evils of his day, channeled his moral outrage into storytelling. As his daughter Anne explained, “The Twilight Zone was more than just the strangest show on TV, with the best theme song, but back in the 50’s Rod Serling was serving up social commentary through science fiction.”

    That social commentary disguised as entertainment tackled some of the most pressing issues of Serling’s day. “It dealt with human issues which I guess is why it’s lasted so long, because it dealt with racism and mob mentality and scapegoating and things that are still very, very prevalent and relevant today sadly,” said Anne. “We don’t seem to be able to move ahead and change.”

    Serling would have no shortage of material to draw from today, given the government’s greed for money and power, its disregard for human life, its corruption and graft, its pollution of the environment, its reliance on excessive force in order to ensure compliance, its covert activities, its illegal surveillance, and its blatant disdain for the rule of law.

    “I can tell you [my dad] would be absolutely apoplectic about what’s happening in the world today. And deeply saddened,” said his daughter Anne Serling. “There are moments that I’m glad he’s not here to see.”

    It boggles the mind how relevant The Twilight Zone and its unique brand of truth-telling are to an age in which truth has become a convenient fiction for those in power, what researchers refer to as “Truth Decay.”

    As a report from the Rand Corporation explains, “Truth Decay is defined as a set of four related trends: increasing disagreement about facts and analytical interpretations of facts and data; a blurring of the line between opinion and fact; an increase in the relative volume, and resulting influence, of opinion and personal experience over fact; and declining trust in formerly respected sources of factual information.”

    Serling would have had a lot to say about the lies that masquerade as truth today.

    I’m not sure that Serling would have been surprised by current events, though. After all, this was the man who concluded that people are alike all over: that was the kernel of truth in one of Serling’s episodes about a pair of astronauts who journey to Mars only to find that while they may have landed on an alien planet, inhabited by alien creatures, the ignorance, fear and prejudice of the “foreigner” was the same.

    So many truths, packaged in 156 episodes that aired from 1959 to 1964.

    Serling took pride in the writing, penning 92 of the 156 episodes himself. For the rest, he enlisted some of the best writers of the 20th century to lend their talents to Zone episodes: Ray Bradbury, Richard Matheson, Charles Beaumont, Earl Hamner, to mention a few. As such, the Twilight Zone became the embodiment of great story-telling.

    If you want to watch something that fuses time and space into reality by way of a fictional setting, then I suggest that you tune into The Twilight Zone.

    Director Jordan Peele has taken Serling’s material out for a new spin in a reboot airing on CBS All Access, but if you haven’t experienced the original series, do yourself a favor and spend some time with them.

    There are so many to choose from, but the following are 12 of my personal favorites:

    Time Enough at Last: Mild-mannered Henry Bemis (Burgess Meredith), hen-pecked by his wife and brow-beaten by his boss, sneaks into a bank vault on his lunch hour to read. He is knocked unconscious by a shockwave that turns out to be a nuclear war. When Bemis regains consciousness, he realizes that he is the last person on earth.

    I Shot an Arrow into the Air: Three astronauts survive a crash after their craft disappears from the radar screen. They find themselves on what they believe to be a dry, lifeless asteroid. Only five gallons of water separate them from dehydration and death. And temperamental crew member Corey (Dewey Martin) goes to great lengths to ensure his survival.

    The Howling Man: During a walking tour of Europe after World War I, David loses his way and comes to a remote monastery. He is turned away but passes out, and the monks take him in. David regains consciousness and hears a bizarre howling. He eventually finds a man in a jail cell who the monks say is the Devil himself, kept in his prison by the “staff of truth.”

    Eye of the Beholder: Janet lies in a hospital bed, her face wrapped in bandages, hiding the hideous face that has made her an outcast all her life. This is her eleventh hospital visit and the last allowed by the government. The faces of the doctors and nurses are also hidden by shadows and camera angles. Janet’s bandages are finally removed, and the medical staff retreat in disgust.

    The Invaders: A haggard woman (Agnes Morehead) hears a strange sound on the roof. She climbs up to see a miniature flying saucer and tiny spacemen who invade her home. Their small ray guns sting, but she fights back.

    Shadow Play: Adam (Dennis Weaver) is on trial, and the judge gives him the electric chair. Adam chortles that it’s all a joke, a recurring nightmare in which all the participants are bit players in a scripted play. But will anyone listen?

    The Obsolete Man: Romney (Burgess Meredith) is a God-fearing librarian in a totalitarian state in which books and religion have been banned. Romney is judged obsolete by the government chancellor but is granted several requests before he dies. He chooses to have a television audience watch his execution. Forty-five minutes before he is to die, he invites the chancellor to his room and locks them both inside.

    Nightmare at 20,000 Feet: Robert (William Shatner) boards an airplane after having been discharged from a mental hospital for a nervous breakdown. He looks out his window during the flight and sees a weird creature on the wing. Alarmed, he alerts others. However, when they look out, the creature disappears. Robert eventually realizes that what he sees is a demon trying to dismantle the plane so it will crash. Robert decides to act.

    Living Doll: Erich (Telly Savalas) is angry at his wife for buying his stepdaughter an expensive doll. Erich has a nasty disposition and soon discovers that the doll has a life of its own and it dislikes him. In fact, the doll tells him so. Talky Tina says emphatically “I hate you” and “I’m going to kill you.”

    The Masks: On his deathbed, Jason Foster calls his four heirs to his side on a Mardi Gras evening. Each heir has a character flaw—self-pity, avarice, vanity or cruelty. Foster demands that each wear a mask he has fashioned for them. If they refuse to keep the masks on until midnight, they will be disinherited. The masks are hideous, and the heirs do not want to don them. But out of greed, they slide them onto their faces.

    It’s a Good Life: Peaksville, Ohio, a small community, has been “taken away” from the so-called normal world—ravaged by 6-year-old “monster” Anthony (Billy Mumy). By mere thought and/or wishes, Anthony can make things and people disappear or turn into hideous creatures. All of the adults kowtow to his every desire.

    To Serve Man: The Kanamits—nine-foot-tall, large-headed creatures—come to Earth from outer space, bringing gifts, spouting peace and promising to end famine. After some initial resistance by earthlings, the world relents and humans become entranced by the visitors. However, government agent Mike (Lloyd Chambers) soon discovers a sinister and shocking plot being hatched by the Kanamits.

    The Twilight Zone was a paradox.

    Although the series is often seen as science fiction, ultimately it was not science fiction.

    Whatever weird or far out setting may have been involved in a particular episode, the focus was always on the angst, pain and suffering we face in the so-called “real” world. As author Marc Scott Zicree writes:

    The Twilight Zone was the first, and possibly only, TV series to deal on a regular basis with the theme of alienation—particularly urban alienation…. Repeatedly, it states a simple message: The only escape from alienation lies in reaching out to others, trusting in their common humanity. Give in to the fear and you are lost.

    Fifty years after the original The Twilight Zone series questioned whether we can maintain our humanity in the face of authoritarian forces trying to reduce us to mindless automatons, we’re still struggling with the demons of our age who delight in fomenting violence, sowing distrust and prejudice, and persuading the public to support tyranny disguised as patriotism.

    Yet as I make clear in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, we don’t have to be stranded in this alternate universe, this twilight zone of tyranny, brutality and injustice.

    We still have the power to change our circumstances for the better.

    However, overcoming the evils of our age will require more than intellect and activism. It will require decency, morality, goodness, truth and toughness.

    As Serling concluded in his remarks to the graduating class of 1968:

    Toughness is the singular quality most required of you… we have left you a world far more botched than the one that was left to us… Part of your challenge is to seek out truth, to come up with a point of view not dictated to you by anyone, be he a congressman, even a minister… Are you tough enough to take the divisiveness of this land of ours, the fact that everything is polarized, black and white, this or that, absolutely right or absolutely wrong. This is one of the challenges. Be prepared to seek out the middle ground … that wondrous and very difficult-to-find Valhalla where man can look to both sides and see the errant truths that exist on both sides. If you must swing left or you must swing right—respect the other side. Honor the motives that come from the other side. Argue, debate, rebut—but don’t close those wondrous minds of yours to opposition. In their eyes, you’re the opposition. And ultimately … ultimately—you end divisiveness by compromise. And so long as men walk and breathe—there must be compromise.”


    Constitutional attorney and author John W. Whitehead is founder and president of The Rutherford Institute. His new book Battlefield America: The War on the American People  (SelectBooks, 2015) is available online at Whitehead can be contacted at [email protected].

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      1. Maybe we’re not really here, but just imagine we are……

        • Holographic Simulation Theory.
          It’s an actual thing…

          • “Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.” “Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.” (Matthew 24:23, 25, 26)

          • The FL County Govn’t I’m in is corrupt up and down. Coverups of Fraud, and Co Sheriff office refuses to arrest a habitual trespasser on my property because he is a County Employee. I hired a lawyer last week to go after this BS. Ive been saying this for sometime I feel like I am in the Twilight Zone. What is right is wrong and what is wrong is right. FUBAR!!

      2. “there must be compromise”.
        You cannot compromise with Moslems, they have the permission of their god to destroy you.
        You can no longer compromise with Socialist Democrats as
        they have the permission of their party to destroy you and
        the party is their god.
        Everybody else in the world, I believe we have a chance at compromise and should pursue it.

        • Well said Rellik. Compromise with Dembecils leads to failure.

          • Relilk,
            I also agree – There is NO compromise with Democrats or Muslims – They just keep chipping away.

        • dear Rellik says,
          I’m certainly glad to be informed about the danger of Muslims. Still, considering that I was raised a devout Christian, I’m a little concerned about my own religion. Going back to the Crusades, us White, Christians walked to the Middle East and murdered Muslims for centuries. The Germans of WWII were White, Christians and murdered millions of people in eleven nations…even getting the approval of the Pope…another White Christian. We bombed North Korea until, in the words of General Curtis LeMay, “There was nothing left to bomb”…killing between a quarter and a third of the civilian population. In fifty years I’ve paid a quarter of my income in U.S. taxes…used to kill an estimated twenty to thirty million people in foreign lands.
          We killed a few more dozen before lunch today and we have no intention of ever stopping. So, I guess we should all be terrified of what those dastardly Muslims might do to us, but I’m a hell of a lot more terrified of what the White Christians of the world plan to do next.

          • glad i aint got that problem…

            • seems as though nancy has forgotten where she IS?

          • RMC,
            Why aren’t you worried about Black, Asian, or Hispanic Christians?
            Just curious.

          • Nancy, you are a dumb ass.

            • Now there ya go sugar coating stuff again Menzo,,,

            • Menzo, Nancy sounded like another version of Maranatha.

          • Well then maybe you should get on board with this

            Ocasio-Cortez calls for ‘agenda of reparations’ as 2020 Dems get on board

            Only problem i see is we didnt kill them all

            • There’s still plenty of time. And plenty of ammo. We can kill them dozens of times over. Hell yeah.

            • Nailbanger, if anyone should receive reparations it should be white people for all of the BS we’ve suffered at the hands of libturds, minority groups, illegal aliens, etc. White people don’t owe a damn thing to any minority groups or illegal aliens or anyone for that matter. Cortez can get f#$%ed.

          • Nancy. Clean your thoughts up.

          • Perhaps you should atone. You will not be missed.

          • Rocky Mountain Nancy, you just might be a self hating white person.

            The muslims captured white people for centuries. They cut off the genitals of Male slaves, but mostly killed males to kidnap young virgin girls whom they used for prostitution. The harem was no Hollywood fantasy, it was hell. The young white girls of the United Kingdom being used by Muslims as meat is a taste of what awaits every white Country that allows a Muslim invasion.

            Yes Christians, white Christians, finally got fed up with having their women kidnapped and violated, walked up into the Middle East and destroyed
            those bastards.


          • You know little to nothing about history. Christians were eventually rallied to prevent the total destruction of the West by the Muslim INVASION. They were raping, killing and conquering Europe. Check out what they did in Spain.

            As to WWII have you ever read about Bonhoffer and Corrie Ten Boom? I suggest you do so. Hitler was rewriting the Bible and killing of imprisoning priests and pastors who disagreed with him. Obviously from that statement, many did not.

            If you don’t know what is going on in North Korea, you must have your head deeply buried in the sand.

            It is people like you, who do not know history, but listen to what others have chosen for them to hear, that lead many down the path of destruction. Open some books and then open your eyes. Refuse to be led.

          • Nancy
            The crusades. Where White Christians will Large Balls taking on the seed of the devil. Just wait one day very soon they will have to stand again, and take the devils children out again.

            Sure the US blew the Hell out of the world. This is simple you kick the big dog enough he will bite you in the ass and that is what happened, and had to happen, or we would have lost. We didn’t do that in Nam and that is why we lost.

            If you come to this site with Anti Patriotic, anti Republic thought be prepare to be eaten up and spit out.

            Stay around and maybe you might learn and understand where we here are coming from. It just might open your eye to the truth.

          • Rocky Mountain Nancy, please read an accurate history of Western Civilization. Warriors were required to limit the incursion of Genghis Kahn, the Moslem hordes that overran the Iberian Peninsulsa, Hitler’s attempt to rule the world, Hirohito’s aggression, etc. You might not exist, be a slave, or worse if brave folks from Western Civilization had failed to defend their cultures.

            OK, maybe we got carried away on occasion. Don’t demean the tremendous sacrifices of the few for the extraordinary benefits of the many.

          • You are the victim of demoralizing brainwashing. Hitler was not a Christian. He did not have approval of the pope either. Where did you get that falsehood, the Watchtower magazine? Herbert Armstrong’s agitprop? Cult rags like that for decades have been smearing Christians with falsehoods, giving torches to the anti-christian mobs.

            Crusaders in medieval times were merely trying to stop turkish hordes from annihilating Christians in eastern europe and the near east.

            The misinfoprop you are spouting is for the purpose of recruitment into the cults, like the Jehovah Witnesses. First besmirch Christians, then appear as a preferred alternative to them, Despite how everyone of these cults tear apart all families that enter them.

            • Actually Hitler was Catholic and 95% of German Catholics suported his agenda. That is fact.

              And lots of truth Nancy speaks of. Idiots cant stand the truth, can they. Especially Sgt Pig.

        • …..and you cannot compromise with a bigoted Amercian.
          After all, they have THE RIGHT to lie, cheat, kill, destroy and phuck the entire world over…..because they are The Indispensable Nation!!!
          Listen…..Muslims didn’t start 9/11…..your bastard government did.
          And now you live in a shithole nation, upon a planet that has been turned into an even bigger shithole through the actions of your nation.
          Get down on your knees and beg for forgiveness before your country is turned into a glass car park.

        • Rellik, there is never any compromise with evil. I don’t compromise on anything I hold near and dear.

        • rellik, the Trump administration just increased the H1B visas from 33,000 this year, to 63,000. Somehow I don’t think he’s telling the truth about correcting the immigration crisis. We ain’t going to vote our way out of this. Kids go into massive debt in order to get a degree in computer science and the government makes sure their pay is cut by flooding the market with cheap labor from Asia.

          • I have a BS degree in Computer science. Most American kids can’t/ won’t earn such a degree. It is hard work(lots of Math) and quite frankly a very “dry” subject. Ever designed a computer language, an operating system, or a compiler? Writing code, the easy “stuff” can be done by a grade school kid that can type fast, Designing the “system” that makes those key strokes do something useful is the hard part. Regardless of where those people come from(based on their CV’s) they get paid top dollar. A PhD from India got way, way more pay than I did. A man with a two year certificate as a coder, was paid far less than me for good reason.

      3. Great article – Thank you Mr.Whitehead.
        I saw every one of the twilight zone
        They were/are entertaining and thought provoking
        Rod Sterling was a genius and sorely missed.

        • Jakartaman, that show was also one of my favorites way back in the day. Never thought it would become reality.

        • You saw all episodes and still confuse Serling with Sterling?

          You are a Space Cadet- one’s mind would have to be severely out of focus to err like that. It is very typical, most folks have a tenuous connection to facts. . .

      4. This article is true. If you’d told me 20 years ago we’d have an openly queer cocksucker running for president I’d never have believed it. Or the other nutty headlines we see every day. God help America

      5. Yesterday, I read in the newspaper (N.C.) where this woman called 911 because she suspected a rape was going on outside in the alley. The cops showed up, she went out to the cop car to talk to them and they shot her dead!! According to the paper, the guy had tests that showed he didn’t like confrontations and was anti-social and yet they let him on the police force anyhow. He shot her!

        She approached the side of the cop car to talk to the cop who was driving and the cop in the passenger seat shot and killed her! (A young woman with long blond hair).

        • Anonymous,

          That would be Mohamed Noor in Minneapolis from ’bout 2 years ago. The Australian ladies name is/was Justine Damond that he shot and killed.

          You need to read a Lil’ faster, and not let those papers keep stacking up like that. 😉

          After all those comments below… Yea, learn some speed reading techniques.

      6. Its in “Asheville Citizens Times” newspaper. April 1, 2019.

        Also, years ago in Delaware, there was this guy who had served 2 years in Iraq and had come home and was sitting outside on the steps– just sitting there! And all these cops dressed in black surrounded him and started tazering him. He held up his arms but one arm wasn’t as high as the other because the tazers make it difficult to move and they kept shooting him over and over and over until he died. They said they suspected he had been selling marijuana. All he had in his pocket was a small pocket knife. And the cops got off free!!

        I KNOW this is a true story because I was living there at the time and everyone was upset and talking about it!!! It was in the newspapers. Eventually, his family was able to take the cps to court– I don’t know the outcome.

        • Could have been Karma for what he did in iraq???

          • Did he murder someone there and get off scott free? What comes around goes around.

      7. Also, last night I was watching this excellent video of an interview with Dahr Jamail, called “Derrick Jensen Resistance Radio with Dahr Jamail– Feb. 19, 2017”.

        At the end of the video, Dahr says he wants to tell everyone to read this excellent book called, “the Origins of Totalitarianism” by Hannah (forgot last name). I read only a couple pages and was so spooky (reminded me of what’s happening in our country!), it almost made me sick to my stomach!

        Then I went to Paul Craig Roberts website and read where the US government is extraditing this outspoken journalist who had been in Australia, held in protection so the US government couldn’t get him. He is wiki leaks founder and he told the truth about war crimes of US and so the US wants him to make an example of him, I guess, to show what happens when you squeal on Big Brother… forgot his name.

        • I looked it up on Amazon. The author’s name is Hannah Arendt.

          Their write-up says, “Hannah Arendt (1906–1975) is considered one of the most important and influential thinkers of the twentieth century. She is the author of numerous articles and books, including The Origins of Totalitarianism and the essay collection Men in Dark Times.”


      9. Leaks and Assange have done more to expose the dark machinations and crimes of the American Empire than any other news organization. Assange, in addition to exposing atrocities and crimes committed by the United States military in our endless wars and revealing the inner workings of the Clinton campaign, made public the hacking tools used by the CIA and the National Security Agency, their surveillance programs and their interference in foreign elections, including in the French elections. He disclosed the conspiracyagainst British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn by Labour members of Parliament. And WikiLeaks worked swiftly to save Edward Snowden, who exposed the wholesale surveillance of the American public by the government, from extradition to the United States by helping him flee from Hong Kong to Moscow. The Snowden leaks also revealed, ominously, that Assange was on a U.S. “manhunt target list.”

        What is happening to Assange should terrify the press. And yet his plight is met with indifference and sneering contempt. Once he is pushed out of the embassy, he will be put on trial in the United States for what he published. This will set a new and dangerous legal precedent that the Trump administration and future administrations will employ against other publishers, including those who are part of the mob trying to lynch Assange. The silence about the treatment of Assange is not only a betrayal of him but a betrayal of the freedom of the press itself. We will pay dearly for this complicity.

      10. CHRIS HEDGES has excellent article about him– type in, “wiki leak founder–chris hedges” and see what comes up! (Chris Hedges is very outspoken journalist!)

        • “We now live in a nation where doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, the press destroys information, religion destroys morals, and our banks destroy the economy.”
          ― Chris Hedges

          • And the department of conservation poisons paradise

      11. Crisis housing and makework is a segue back to feudalism. Some indigents are sincerely grateful for their micro-house and what amounts to poorhouse or prison labor, as slaves and Medieval peasants were once grateful. If you’re reading this and were smart enough to get offended, you were on of the elite. I have smelled the stink of their food, and they are glad for it. Decorated a cactus for Valentine’s and St. Patrick’s Day.

      12. There IS hope for the World…

        people are “waking up” and the ZOG USSA “Empire of Lies & Deceit” is NOW being recognised for the FAKE, PHONY, FRAUD that IT IS!

        And there’ll be HELL TO PAY!

      13. That’s why holding a sign in public that is critical of government or basically critical of anything will lead to being jailed in most of this nation.

      14. Off Topic
        Purchased 3 books which the people here might like.

        1. The Dark Secrets of SHTF Survival by SELCO BEGOVIC copyright 2019

        2. The Coming Civil War by TOM KAWEZYNSKI copyright 2018

        3. The Right Side of History by BEN SHAPIRO copyright 2019

        • 4: Only By Blood and Suffering …… Lavoy Finnicum.
          (all proceeds go to help his family).

          • This man was the epic American man! A true freedom lover and freedom fighter. It cost him his life but his story was heard around the world. Very few can ever hold a candle to him… RIP my friend…

            ht tp://

            • Genius, I looked up that book. It is a fictional story for preppers about a SHTF-crisis compounded by economic collapse and an emp.

              Unfortunately, it seems Finicum chooses to create a scenario wherein it becomes justified to hang a beautiful woman. That turned me off bigtime. But the woman aside, the book might be an interesting read. It has 4.2 out of a potential rating of 5. Not bad at all.

              I should be getting my order by tomorrow from Barnes and Noble for a Business and Finance Dictionary plus An MBA in 10 Days.

              Thanks for the suggestion. Maybe next time.


        • Don’t forget , Alaexander Solshenitzens , 200 years together , that no one will publish. Full spectrum dominance ?

      15. SW, often wondered how an American Civil War would look like. Certainly not like the last one. Liberals would hold the urban areas,conservatives the rural and maybe some suburbs. It would be a stalemate.

        • There is a battle plan . No worries.

        • So.
          You ever played chess?
          You obliterate the enemies ability
          to attack, and then kill them as you
          see fit. I like to make them scream
          and suffer. Genghis Khan style.
          Get out of the city.

        • Stalemate???

          Wrong answer sonny!!!
          We out here in flyover country intend to simply strangle the urban elite/progressives/communist-socialist idiots of food/fuel/electricity etc…when CW-II kicks off…

        • The cities would starve, all the food and water comes from rural areas, most power generation is in rural areas,,, starve em n kill em

          • Island people think alike.

            • Buncha savages! lol 😛

        • southside

          I’m British & my knowledge of America is based on what I have read (mainly online), so this is just my prospective. Where is the food grown, rural areas. Where do the water & electricity come from, rural areas. And come to think of it don’t the conservatives hold most of the Guns & ammo..???. It doesn’t look like much of a stalemate to me!.

        • Southside, The Health Ranger over at Natural News just had a good article about the next possible civil war, and how conservatives in rural areas could win by sabotaging the power lines and cutting off food and water to the city’s full of libturds. Of course full of disclaimers that he wasent actually advocating such behavior, but if civil war were actually to occur, well…lol.

      16. “The Midnight Sun” & “It’s a Good Life”

        Little House on the Prairie didn’t have any uppidy women, no entitlements nor any affirmative action.

        Not too many unweddable welfare “muthas” over 220 lbs back in 1879, butt looky lou today, half the women are unashamed disgusting elephants.

        • Bert,

          I’ll take, “Unashamed Disgusting Elephants” for $800.

          DAILY DOUBLE!!! 🙂

      17. So many people do not know what science fiction is and this author is one of them. Science fiction is the genre of ideas, often, but not necessarily set in the future. Too often it is relegated to bug-eyed monsters and horror or fantasy. The movies almost certainly have no idea as to what science fiction is, usually pandering to an audience they think too stupid or too vapid to understand it…. “More explosions! More sex!” I rarely see good science fiction anymore. I miss the Golden Age of this genre.

      18. DONT WORRY ?BE HAPPY ?

      19. All you have to Do is watch the looney nut job Alexandra Cortez! And you have all the Proof of stupid and getting stupider that you need. How low IQ dumb are the people who voted for her?

        • Democrats. That says it all.

        • Here’s some info on where Cortez is from and who is backing her.

          ht tps://

          She might be a real tool but those pulling the strings have an agenda.

      20. Be bodybuilderish, all by yourself. No delusions of grandeur. Walk the streets calmly and nicely. Go to a fair. You slowly attract a following of small hangers-on. Or, do you have money. Or, some stage.

        “People need somebody to watch over them… Ninety-five percent of the people in the world need to be told what to do and how to behave.”
        — Arnold Schwarzenegger at 44 to US News and World Report in 1990.

        Statism is a religious cult. Take that away, and the world will re-boot. Cuck Type-B’s will always need to belong to something greater, as a matter of rote instinct.



      22. The Marxists have been changing our culture and morals since the 1960’s as a nation. To defeat them we must come together as a nation. and say , “We are a free people, with Rights given to us by God Himself and WE WILL NOT GO QUITLY INTO THE NIGHT!”.

        • SW,
          Sometimes it is better to stand aside and watch.
          Why save the people that have stove in the timbers?

          • I took an oath once to defend and preserve our Constitution, only a coward or traitor would “stand by” and watch our beloved country collapse.

            • Uhhh, isn’t that EXACTLY what your doing? Sitting there typing a hypocritical statement? If the coming war is to be won it is not by sheer numbers of idiots it will be by people smart enough to pick their battles and use guerilla tactics. A smart person will standby until a good opportunity presents itself. I for one will not be a martyr for a nation of imbiciles….

              • I like both you guys!

              • . . .imbeciles. . .

      23. I agree with Genius. You pick your battles and do things that will be effective. finicun was stupid and dies for nothing. His protest made no tangible results. Im close to 70 and have already out lived most of my enemies from back in the day. We need to be Prudent and Reasonable with our actions and what we expect to accomplish. You gotta have a plan and a backup plan. and be adaptable and Resiliant. And The best way to achieve those goals is to Become Self Reliant and have the required Know How. Also we need to face the fact that there isn’t any political or Ballott box Solution. Our nation is in severe decline. And there is a solution. Its a Hard bitter pill to swallow but there needs to be a great culling of Taking Parasite Culls. You cant cull parasites by attaching the Government. Nope it will require a world wide disaster. A great Depression. or a Grid down that last for decades. My opinion a great culling is the only viable solution. If someone has a better idea that is actually viable and workable I would like to know what it is?

      24. Yes as previously stated. The rural country can survive without the Citys. The City cant survive without the country. And Where do the Lions share of Liberal left wing looney Commie Socialist Culls Live? All we gotta do is wait them out. Go galt as much as possible. Don’t shop and spend money in the citys. As crazy as it was I wish That green new deal would have passed. That would have been the final straw. Im old and tired of waiting. I have very little Faith in President Trump. He just proposed a increase in the Federal Gas Tax. Who does that hurt. Of course it hurts the rural folks. Fuvk him. It doesn’t matter if he don’t get reelected.

        • OG,
          Elections do matter to some extent.
          Decline under Republicans are linear.
          Decline under Democrat rule is exponential.
          By the laws of nature(Thermal dynamics)
          all things decline, the best we can do
          is select the best ride.

          • In other words you can vote for how much grease is put on the rails to hell?

            • Gen,
              Yeah, pretty much.
              “all things tend to entrophy”
              Second law of Thermal dynamics.
              In our Euclidean space world,
              that is law.

              • entropy


      25. When your posts are delayed more than 24 hours, you know it is time to leave. I have been posting here off and on for more than a year and yes, I have included my e-mail to be “recognized”. Alas, by the time my stuff shows up, everybody has gone onto a new thread. I have given y’all lots of time, but your “algorythm” isn’t working for me. No hard feelings. Have fun. I will just occasionally enjoy your posts. No more commenting…… This should show up in a couple of days and nobody will read it. Bye!

        • WW,

          I read it. 🙂

          I’ve been ’round these parts looking for good info/ideas for many years.

          Still looking. 😉

          I’m not looking to debate a lot of the “special” people who like to post every hour/day here. I have a life and try to get things done to move ahead and be better off if something were to happen in my Lil’ ol world.

          I do miss that Mac got rid of the thumbs up/down.

          Y’all play nice now. 🙂

      26. Isn’t , Who’s side are you on my people who’s side are you on. A declaration of war? Let’s plan accordingly?

      27. War is the masking and cover-up of a great Fraud. Somebody ripped the other one off.

        I say go to war with the Federal Reserve, America’s biggest threat and enemy of our Republic.

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