Well, I don’t necessarily feel that way, since my commute to work is all of about 10 feet – for extreme introverts like me, the Coof was a huge blessing in disguise, because it permanently shifted the world away from commuting to the office, and over to a much more sensible hybrid-working model. But that still doesn’t change the fact that MONDAYS SUCK.
This weekend definitely did not last long enough. I spent most of Saturday sleeping – and paid for it dearly on Sunday, because I couldn’t get to sleep until like 5am on Sunday morning, and then woke up at 9. I still managed to get into the gym to do a full heavy workout, though – what’s your excuse, then? But whoo boy, did it all catch up with me by Sunday night.
If you are in the same boat, then let us raise an insufficiently strong cup of coffee in a two-fingered salute to the day, and relive the glory days of Command & Conquer: Red Alert, with the various cutscenes from that game:
The “Soviet” accents were absolutely ridiculous, but DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMN was Ivana_Miličević a stunner!
In fact, let’s just remind ourselves of those wonderful times:
You know she was in Casino Royale, all the way back in 2006? Those were definitely better, simpler times…
The Mighty God-Emperor
His Most Illustrious, Noble, August, Benevolent, and Legendary Celestial Majesty, the God-Emperor of Mankind, Donaldus Triumphus Magnus Astra, the First of His Name, the Lion of Midnight, may the Lord bless him and preserve him, reckons he will be arrested tomorrow:
Former President Donald Trump said Saturday he expects to be arrested on Tuesday based on “illegal leaks” from the Manhattan district attorney’s office, which is investigating Trump’s alleged role in hush money paid to Stormy Daniels. The former president also called for his supporters to protest in light of the news.
Trump, who is running for president again in 2024, made the prediction on his social media platform Truth Social, writing that “THE FAR & AWAY LEADING REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE & FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, WILL BE ARRESTED ON TUESDAY OF NEXT WEEK. PROTEST, TAKE OUR NATION BACK!”
Quite apart from all the Grumpy-Old-Man-Yelling, if he is arrested, that will unleash a wave of insanity far worse than anything we saw in 2020. This is truly crazy stuff, and it shows the impending collapse of the American empire is not far off. That Empire is already dead – has been for years – but the corpse has not exploded from the pent-up rottenness yet.
But we’re not far off from that moment. God help us all when it comes.
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Dawn of Battle
The Male Brain has lots for us today. We start with one from FreedomToons about the lab-leak theory:
Think Before You Sleep has no patience whatsoever for “fat acceptance” advocates:
Content Machine has a rather nice one for us:
The Warp Zone offers us true AWESOMESAUCE:
Mark Dice reckons the failure of Credit Suisse’s risk management systems and processes might just have had something to do with the whack-job the normally staid and sensible (albeit EXTREMELY rude and unbelievably arrogant) Swiss chose to run that division:
Having been to Switzerland, though only for a brief set of visits to the airport, I will state this unequivocally:
I DO NOT LIKE THE SWISS. Certain exceptions, like the GOAT, Roger Federer, are just that – exceptions. Most of the Swiss have an overweening sense of arrogance and rudeness that I find extremely off-putting – especially after dealing with the Russians, who are gruff but big-hearted.
The dynamic duo over at Redacted examine American Deep State plans to force us all into a cashless society:
Jackson Hinkle tries to explain the sheer scale, and horror, of the butchery of Ukraine’s third army happening right now in the slaughter-pens of the Donbass:
Дед Сварливый Говорит!
Grandpa Grumpuss grumps, grumpily, about all things naval and especially submarine related, especially in light of the recent, awful, AUKUS deal that will see the ‘Strayans spend GAZILLIONS on outdated American submarine technology:
It’s All Greek To Us
The good gentlemen of The Duran unpack the impending collapse of Credit Anstalt – oh, sorry, I meant, Credit Suisse, and eventually UBS:
Digging to China thinks President Xi Jinping wants to supplant American hegemony with a Chinese one:
I strongly disagree. There is no evidence to suggest the Chinese have any interest in dictating to other nations how to think, live, act, and govern themselves. To the contrary, all of the evidence before us indicates the Chinese care solely about building economic links and trading partnerships for mutual benefit (if lopsided in their favour – they ARE fascist racist mercantilists, after all).
Danny Haiphong of The Left Lens – NOT a channel I would normally feature around here, by definition, but we live in very weird times – looks at the burgeoning partnership between Russia and China to de-dollarise the world:
The Bald Truth
Brian Berletic of The New Atlas analyses the sturm und drang surrounding the Russian downing of an American MQ-9 Reaper:
The Russians quite literally PISSED ALL OVER AMERICA. Seriously – one of their jets essentially cocked a leg back and peed all over American property.
If you don’t find that absolutely hysterical, we can’t be friends.
Maj. Scott Ritter goes into a truly EPIC rant when talking with Ania from Through the Eyes Of about the stupidity and moral cowardice of the pro-EU Georgians who want to retake the territories of Abkhazia and South Ossetia – crank up your speakers for this one, it is great:
Col. Douglas Macgregor tells it like it is on Judge Andrew Napolitano‘s show:
PJW notes the sad fact that what was once normal and wholesome, is now strange and shocking:
What a lovely, well-dressed, pleasant-looking young lady. If I saw someone as classy and classically right as that, passing by in the street, it would really make my day.
Sad that such things are so uncommon – that was how young ladies used to dress just a few generations ago.
(It IS how many women in Eastern Europe still dress, during the summer, by the way. As I have said MANY times here – if you have not been to Moscow or St. Petersburg during a Russian summer, YOU HAVE NOT LIVED.)
The inimitable, irrepressible Katie Hopkins cranks the sarcasm up to 11 when talking about PommieBastardLande’s entirely self-inflicted energy crisis:
Dr. John Campbell looks at the ongoing examinations in the Limey House of Commons about problems with the not-vaxx:
As you might expect, parliamentarians in the UK seem to be rather less than interested in looking into the problems…
Warriors of Faith
If your morning coffee needs a bit more DEUS VULT, we’ve got you covered with an hour of epic Gregorian chants from Eternal Spirit:
Tha Dizzle cuts straight through the word-smog of the Crazy Christ:
Dr. Jay Smith from PfanderFilms and his good friend Al-Fadi from CIRA International look at the sheer absurdity of Izzlamist claims about their own manuscript evidence, such as it is:
Christian Prince unpacks the true horror of so-called “marriage” in Izzlam:
The reality is, the concept of monogamous marriage, as we Christians understand it, DOES NOT EXIST in Izzlam. All of their marriages are as temporary or as permanent as a man wants them to be. Every marriage of theirs is essentially mutah. And that is not marriage, at all.
Manly Men of Manliness
I haven’t watched the TV series, Yellowstone, yet, but from the few clips I have seen, John Dutton comes across as a true beacon of patriarchal masculinity:
Terrence Popp, being a world-class master of the art and science of profanity, explains exactly how one does, in fact, go about swearing like a sailor:
Joker from Better Bachelor offers his own take on why various American banks are going broke so damn fast:
Man Talk is a channel you really ought to subscribe to, if you want to watch dumbass female TikTokers getting roasted for their own nonsense:
Burn Paedowood to the Ground
Midnight’s Edge reckons the latest developments with Star Trek represent the utter gelding of the dumbass who mangled the franchise:
Overlord Dicktor Van Doomcock rejoices at the death of Willow:
Gary from Nerdrotic ranks the worst ever M-She-U failures:
Ryan Kinel unpacks the disaster that is Mando S3:
The Drinker watched The Last of Us, so you didn’t have to:
Reading Too Much Into Things
Your “Science is F***ING WEIRD” moment of the week is from The Male Brain, and looks at the risks of hydrogen fuel with respect to climate change – if you believe in that pseudoscience, anyway:
Hydrogen (H2) is expected to play a crucial role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. However, hydrogen losses to the atmosphere impact atmospheric chemistry, including positive feedback on methane (CH4), the second most important greenhouse gas. Here we investigate through a minimalist model the response of atmospheric methane to fossil fuel displacement by hydrogen. We find that CH4 concentration may increase or decrease depending on the amount of hydrogen lost to the atmosphere and the methane emissions associated with hydrogen production. Green H2 can mitigate atmospheric methane if hydrogen losses throughout the value chain are below 9 ± 3%. Blue H2 can reduce methane emissions only if methane losses are below 1%. We address and discuss the main uncertainties in our results and the implications for the decarbonization of the energy sector.
Your long read of the week is from Alexander Macris, and looks at the realities of historical supercycles:
Whig historiography is wrong because it falsely presupposes the inevitability of progress. If Whig historiography sees progress as a hockey stick, its arch-rival, cyclical historiography, sees progress as a sine wave. Cyclical historiography is nowadays in vogue among the dissident right, and there are a number of different cyclic theories of history.
Polybius, building on Aristotle, offered a theory of anacyclosis in which governments decay from their proper to corrupt forms and are then replaced by the next type of government in its proper form, only for that also to decay (the traditional cycle being monarchy to tyranny to aristocracy to oligarchy to democracy to mob rule). However, anacyclosis doesn’t explain what happened to Akkad.
Ibn Khaldun, the 14th century Muslim jurist, developed a theory that does, based on the concept of asabiyat (social solidarity). Professors Murat Onder and Fatih Ulasan of Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University explain:
History, to Ibn Khaldun, is a cyclical process in which sovereign powers come to existence, get stronger, lose their strengths and are conquered by other sovereign powers over time.
More precisely, every community is uncivilized at the beginning and tries to acquire the power around its own territory. The power depends on the stronger asabiyya than other communities’ asabiyyat. Asabiyya is very powerful because people from the same asabiyya tend to protect each other at all cost and due to their wild natures, they are strong and competent fighters. Asabiyya and wild nature which trigger the success in fighting and prevent communities from embracing the comfortable life’s disadvantages walk arm in arm. If one of them decelerates, the other one acts in the same way. These features which do not degenerate are enough to invade communities which have the less asabiyyat and civilized communities which are tired of fighting and lose their wild natures.
However, over time the less civilized communities which defeat others are always inclined to imitate the more civilized societies. Due to that, the wild communities lose their nature, get used to luxury and lastly are replaced by less civilized societies having stronger asabiyyat. And this cycle is infinite…
Ibn Khaldun argues that the cycle takes about 120 years.
The contrast between high asabiyyat rural lifestyles and low asabiyyat urban lifestyles is made evident in this table:
Ibn Khaldun was not the only scholar to recognize this cycle. Sima Qian of China articulated the theory of the dynastic cycle. According to Qian, a dynasty begins when a charismatic and valorous leader earns the Mandate of Heaven, seizes power, and brings prosperity, and ends when through corruption and greed, the emperor loses the Mandate of Heaven and is replaced. Sima Qian’s theory lacks the causal explanation of asabiyyat; instead the cycles are caused by heavenly responses to earthly misdemeanors. It also assumes more longeval dynasties, about 200 – 300 years.
Arnold Toynbee, in his book A Study of History, offers a theory of civilizational cycles based on the concept of a creative minority. According to Toynbee, a creative minority rises to certain societal challenges and brings prosperity, achieves dominance, reduces the rest of the population to proletariat, and then begins to degenerate. Toynbee rejects the idea that urban life itself reduces asabiyyat, and therefore rejects the idea that a less-civilized power will grow stronger and topple the weakening hegemon. Instead, he sees the decline of a civilization as primarily internal.
The famed Oswald Spengler, in Decline of the West, argued that a civilization is a living organism that passes through stages of life or seasons — e.g. childhood, adolescence, adulthood, senescence or spring, summer, autumn and winter — over the course of a thousand years, with each stage lasting about 250 years. Spengler associates each civilization with a “soul” and its decline is fundamentally a spiritual one.
A more recent cyclical theory of history is Strauss-Howe generational theory. According to Strauss and Howe, historical events occur in 80-year cycles, each marked by four turnings of a generation (20 years). Strauss-Howe theory has given rise to the oft-discussed concept of the Fourth Turning. Strauss-Howe theory is based on the idea that each generation of human beings predictably differs from the prior generation based on the conditions of its upbringing. Put bluntly, a new crisis occurs when the generation that remembered the last crisis dies off and a new generation that has known only good times take the wheel of the ship of state.
The concept is often summarized using the famous quote by author G. Michael Hopf in his book Those Who Remain:
“Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times.
Good times create weak men. Weak men create hard times.”
Linkage is good for you:
- The Banderites are getting stern warnings from their Western sugar-daddies not to blow their last remaining chance to punch through Russian lines and make real gains;
- Grandpa Grumpuss has absolutely no patience for the tired old Western tropes about the lack of Russian strategic direction or depth;
- William Schryver muses on the possible Russian strategic responses to the planned Ukrainian spring counteroffensive, wondering what the Russian General Staff might do;
- Col. Douglas Macgregor writes a superb piece unpacking the extreme dangers to the Western world order, and the utter obliviousness of Western elites to the coming collapse of the West;
- George Trenin explains why Western bullying is failing in Africa – the shittiest of shitholes – against Russian soft power and diplomacy;
- Dmitry Plotnikov gives an excellent historical perspective on the Galician Genocide, and the damage it inflicted on Ukrainian-Russian relations;
- Col. Douglas Macgregor writes a superb piece unpacking the extreme dangers to the Western world order, and the utter obliviousness of Western elites to the coming collapse of the West;
- Felix Livshitz examines PommieBastardLande’s strategic vision of its future defensive posture, and finds it to be severely lacking in realism or common bloody sense;
- Indonesia wants to move away from VISA and MasterCard payment rails – de-dollarisation INCOMING!!!;
- The Derb looks at Credit Suisse’s head of risk management, and wonders whether the DIE agenda might have something to do with the fact that it just got force-merged into UBS;
- Speaking of the DIE Agenda, it looks like the woke madness infected Silicon Valley Bank too, in the months leading up to its collapse, to the point where they forgot the basics of risk management;
- Thanks in large part to idiotic SANKSHUNS WERKIN’ REEL GUDDER!!! against the ROOSKEES!, the Spanish now have to pay a lot more for tomatoes and pork, which for them are staple foods;
- Your “bitches be crazy” moment of the week – a primary school teacher STABIFIED her serially unfaithful boyfriend by tempting him into bed, then buried his body in the garden;
- And here’s your “bitches be stupid plus horny” moment of the week – the Limeys are finding out, to their great astonishment, that female prison guards and inmates simply do not mix well;
- A female teacher didn’t like being told what to wear because she thinks she is super-sexy – more like, because she wants attention, especially for her boobs and tattoos;
And some more from Dawn Pine:
- It is grimly ironic to note that Brandon is now in the midst of sponsoring a colour revolution in Israel, of all countries;
- File this story about a woman marrying her step-dad under “end of civilisation”;
- This seems to be a good week for crazy women doing crazy things – like this story about a lunch lady at a Connecticut school sending nudies to a student for months;
- More on that story from last week about Berlin allowing women – or, more generally, those considering themselves to be women – to swim topless in public pools;
- When SkyNet becomes sentient and kills us all, it’s nice to know that at least it will be apologetic about exterminating humanity…;
- KPMG insists that it did a perfectly acceptable job in auditing the failed Silicon Valley Bank;
- Another crazy-chick story for you – a woman who had an affair with her boss, is now pissed at him for marrying someone else;
- Israeli archaeologists are being told to rein in their inner Indiana Joneses, as it were, and be a bit more humble about their discoveries;
MUH RUSHIAN KAHLOOOOOZHUN!!!
The Neo-Tsar made a surprise visit to the RUSSIAN city of Mariupol’, to meet with his military commanders, and with ordinary citizens who have received free apartments built entirely at government expense:
Those Who Fail To Learn From History…
History lessons of the week:
Installation00 helps you catch up on things you may, or may not, have known about the SPARTAN-IIs:
And now let’s watch slayergod Remy aka Mint Blitz do his thing:
Learning at the Master’s Feet
Nerd of the Rings explains some of the weirdest creatures in the Legendarium:
Bring on the Grimdark
Trazyn the Infinite – a Necron overlord – explains the entire timeline of WH40K:
That’s Not Gone Well…
Wazzocks gonna wazzock:
Kitchen Nightmares with the Angry Scot:
Your aminules are adorkable moment of the week:
And also your animals are absolute DICKS moment of the week, to balance things out:
And finally, your “Meanwhile, in Russia” moment of the week:
The Lords of Steel
Gym beast props this week go to Jamal Browner:
The fifth (!!!) fight between The Buakawminator and the only man EVER to knock him out, Yoshihiro Sato, took place last October, and even though both of them are WELL over the hill, it was a good, if short, fight:
And if you thought that was impressive, watch what happened just a couple of months earlier, when The Buakawminator took on an opponent literally HALF his age in an exhibition match:
Seriously, Buakaw was toying with Kota in that fight. He pulled his kicks – they were not the tree-choppers that I have seen him show in other fights. And yet, he still turned the kid into a freakin’ HEAVY BAG at the end of the fight.
Dude is FORTY YEARS OLD and he still looks like he was carved from a single block of granite. Unbelievable.
Ass-Kicking of the Eight Limbs
They See Me Rollin’…
Let’s change things up a bit with an old favourite:
Makes me chuckle every time.
Ah, but wait! The Chechens want in on the action too:
Ginger + Russian = LETHAL combination
Livin’ in the Land of the Metal Gods
Rock Out With Your Glock Out
And finally, here is your Instathot to get the week to an unsuitable start. Now, we don’t feature any Ukrainians around here on Fridays anymore, because most of them have very uncharitable things to say about Russians and anyone who doesn’t support the neo-Nazi regime in Bankovaya, and as far as I am concerned, that largely rules them right out. Add to that the fact that Ukrainian girls are madder than a bag of angry rattlesnakes – far, FAR worse than their Russian sisters – and you have a pretty toxic mix.
But, it occurred to me that, while Fridays are about class and grace (more or less), there is no such restriction for Mondays. So, we will start featuring hoholinas on the Monday posts, because those tend to be more about warnings and danger signs than about style and femininity.
This week’s starting Instathot demonstrates the danger signs better than most. This is Oksana Voloschyuk, aka Ksyusha Maneken, from Queef, Banderastan, age 30 and unmarried (from her own bio). She is also a smoker. And as if that wasn’t bad enough, she received an award from the Banderite government for some sorts of “services rendered” to their “military intelligence services” – and was then promptly added to the infamous Mirotvorets (Peacemaker) hit-list of “enemies of the state” of 404, because she once dared to express hope for peace in Crimea.
If your thoughts about said “services rendered” are similar to mine, then you are not actually far off, based on what I’ve seen circulating around Telegram – let’s just put it that way, and leave it there. Like I said – Ukrainian women come with serious warning labels, and this one has more of them than most.
OK, lads, that’s all, back to work.
If you like Ivana Miličević check out the show “Banshee” – I’m only halfway through it, but it’s a fun romp. No woke BS that I’ve seen this far. Oh, and it’s from Cinemax aka Skinemax 🙂