As one views modern man in his innumerable exhibitions of irresponsibility and defiance, one may discern, if he has the courage to see what he sees … a prodigious egotism.”

Richard M. Weaver

The West’s decline into “fragmentation,” said Weaver, owes much to an inner disintegration of soul, an egotism without any sense of proportion. Weaver then quoted Plato’s statement that, “the excessive love of self is in reality the source to each man of all offenses; for the lover is blinded about the beloved, so that he judges wrongly of the just, the good, and the honorable, and thinks that he ought to prefer his own interest to the truth.” With these words the ancient philosopher has given us an insight into the collapse of empires and the fall of mighty men; and also, an insight into the fall of a pillow salesman from Minnesota named Mike Lindell.  

In the days following his Sioux City symposium extravaganza, Mike Lindell has turned into a raving madman, lashing out at anyone who disagrees with him. How do we explain Lindell’s self-destructive behavior? Has he shown such behavior in the past? As a gambling addict? As a crack cocaine addict? Has politics become yet another addiction for this addictive personality? What are we to do with Lindell as he careens dizzily into unreality? One thing is certain. We must not follow him there.  

Many of us thought Lindell was well-intentioned; but the road to Hell is paved with good intentions. Many of us thought Lindell was honestly taken-in by the swindler, Dennis Montgomery; but then we are forced to admit the adage that “you cannot cheat an honest man.” Many of us thought Mike Lindell was a loyal patriot; but he and his side-kick Brannon Howse are slandering and maligning an ever-expanding circle of patriots, truthtellers and good-faith bearers of bad news.

When detective Mike Zullo and I attempted to warn Lindell that he was being swindled by Dennis Montgomery, Mr. Lindell called Mr. Zullo on the phone and chewed him out for two straight minutes – refusing to hear anything Mr. Zullo had to say. Being a former police detective, who had invested months of his own time, Mr. Zullo had much to tell Mr. Lindell. But Lindell would not listen, though he would have profited beyond measure by doing so.     

Zullo and I worked to warn Mr. Lindell because we believed Lindell was a reasonable and honest man. To our regret, Mike Lindell could not recognize the truth if it crawled up his nose and ate out his brain. A real leader is one who can see the truth when others cannot. Lindell, however, has proved to the country that he is unable to tell truth from falsehood. We have also learned that questioning Lindell is Lèse-majesté. His money, indeed, has purchased a small army of “investigators” and “experts.” They earned their pay by failing to correct three crazy assertions: (1) that in August Lindell was going to win before the Supreme Court, nine to nothing; (2) that this would return Donald Trump to the White House; (3) that this was possible because Lindell had acquired and verified all the packet captures for the whole November 3rd election.

All three of Lindell’s assertions were absurd on their face for the following reasons: (1) The Supreme Court is in recess until 4 October 2021; (2) There is no precedent for overturning a presidential election once a new president has been sworn in; (3) It is impossible for a civilian to legally acquire all the packet captures from the November 3rd election.  

Nearly everyone who attempted to warn Mike Lindell has been taken to task, either by Lindell or his yapping dog (Brannon Howse). Others, who dared report the truth about the cyber symposium, have been maligned and slandered. Just to name one: IT consultant Josh Merritt has been vindictively assailed by Lindell as a “traitor” to America.  

On Tuesday I spoke with Tom Trento and John Guandolo. All three of us were publicly chastised by Brannon Howse during an ill-omened Friday the 13th radio broadcast. Incredibly, Howse berated us because we were allegedly wrong about the dangers of going ahead with last week’s symposium. Gaslighting his audience, Howse claimed that we had acted shamefully, that we were “useful idiots” on the right. In retrospect this was high praise coming from a “useless idiot” in the wrong. In order that he does not gaslight his audience (once again) by saying I have misquoted him, I have linked an audio recording of his Friday the 13th program in the notes below. Here is what Howse said about me:

Shame on Jeff Nyquist. We should have never given him a platform. It’s amazing the people we’ve given a platform to over the years that turned out to be not what we thought they were. But, you live and learn; and it’s hard to see through people; but, Jeff Nyquist, big disappointment. Quoting me in articles, lying. He wasn’t even quoting me correctly. And he was quoting private conversations. That’s a trashy journalist. That’s not even a journalist.

I am gratified that Mr. Howse failed to notice my real faults. Yet Mr. Howse needs to explain his grotesque hypocrisy; for three days after decrying my alleged misquotation of a private conversation with him, Mr. Howse aired the private conversation of IT consultant Josh Merritt before a live TV audience. In a back-and-forth discussion, Lindell and Howse commented on Merritt’s use of foul language in a conversation not intended for television. Howse even complained of how he had to clean up the recording for broadcast. If, indeed, I am a “trashy journalist” for outing Mary Fanning and Brannon Howse’s slanderous whispering campaign against detective Mike Zullo, then what are we to think when Howse maliciously broadcasts a man’s private telephone conversation with a running blow-by-blow commentary?

Yet even so, Merritt’s sincerity was obvious to every discerning listener. By comparison, Lindell and Howse’s misrepresentations were painfully inept. Merritt’s words, even as they were decried by Lindell and Howse, rang true. Merritt said that Lindell’s vaunted packet captures were bogus. When Merritt broke the news to Lindell at the symposium, the pillow salesman refused to believe him. After all, Lindell would have been compelled to honor his promise to pay out $5 million dollars. Naturally, he wasn’t ready to part with his money. Yet, if you make a public promise in front of a hundred million people, you’d better be prepared to honor it.

To Lindell and Howse there is only one thing to say: If you were going to gaslight us, gentlemen, you should have shown more skill. What kind of idiots do you think we are? We are not members of a cult who are bound to believe that last week’s symposium was a glorious success. We were never fooled by Montgomery, as you were. And neither were those polite politicians who do not want to tell you, face-to-face, that you fell on your face. Furthermore, it would be best if you quit the field before you do even more damage to the country and to yourselves. Once more, it is good advice I give – and free. I am afraid, however, you will once again go against my advice. I am afraid that you both have decided to brazen it out, and pretend you were not fooled – alleging you still have the vaunted packet-captures. In this matter I must offer another warning. Lies have a limited lifespan. When you are caught in a lie, it does you no good to cast light upon it while saying it isn’t so. And when you are given accurate warnings, it does you no good to cry shame at those you should have heeded. And when you are dressing someone down for an alleged offense, it is stupid to turn around and commit that same offense for all to see.   

And I must say, again, that I am gratified that Mr. Howse missed my real faults. Oh yes, to my everlasting shame I do not turn the other cheek. I hit back, Mr. Howse. And I can hit harder than you, having nothing to lose. So think twice before you call another man a “joke” and a “clown”; for I investigated Dennis Montgomery when you did not. I investigated back in January because I was afraid you were walking into a trap. I got involved in this subject out of concern for you; that is to say, I was a fool for thinking you cared about the truth. And so, I sought to protect your reputation by diligently researching the source of these packet captures. I warned you in early February about Montgomery. And for my reward in trying to protect you – ungrateful blockhead that you are – you not only disregarded my warning; but you slandered Mr. Zullo. And now you say that I am a “Joke” and a “clown.” And yes, I am a joke and a clown because I trusted you. I believed in you; and I did not let you down. You let me down. And you know what? I should have seen that coming.

The bottom line, Mr. Howse, is simple: When you veered away from the truth, I veered away from you.

Notes and Links

Lindell Declares all-out war on Fox News –  

Lindell says Trump will return to White House in August –

Supreme Court Calendar and Lists –   

Mike Lindell bizarrely airs ‘confession’ from his own cyber expert – Mike Lindell Apparently Streamed A ‘Confession’ About Symposium’s Lies (

Brannon Howse assails Trento, Guandolo and Nyquist, starts during 9th minute of broadcast –

Jeff Buongiorno on Mike Lindell –

Pillow fight! Police release photo of man suspected of assaulting CEO Trump supporter Mike Lindell at South Dakota cyber symposium –


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410 thoughts on “The Pillow Fight: Part I

  1. Mr. Nyquist, you asked;

    ”Zhirinovsky? The former KGB officer whose party was formed under the USSR? ”

    Yes, the same. Now, is anything that he openly said in the Duma untrue?

    And you must admit, it is all Anti-Communist statements of fact.

      1. Mr Nyquist, I showed videos of Mr. Zhirinovsky utterly trashing Communism and it’s Idols, repeatedly, while speaking in the Russian Duma. That is, given that what he said about them is entirely true, he presented hard facts. Now, I am not interpreting this information for you, or even debating what you’ve said about Zhirinovsky, so I leave it up to you to determine what this information means. He is not a woman that I should love him, I think he is a coarse man with no verbal filter, but what of his clearly anti-communist statements? Surely they mean something and cannot be simply dismissed by dismissing him.

      2. I believe Zhirinovsky’s role is to serve as a safety valve outlet for angry hotheads who want to sound off, as Russia is full of such men. They reckon he speaks for them and serves as a reminder to Putin not to get soft. When, in fact, his actual role is to help maintain the status quo.

  2. ”Bedlam’sbard”, you said;

    ”Russias moral collapse started long ago.”

    Interesting, because I said as much and the historical reasons why. But again, people in glass houses… I suppose you like living in a land where the LGBTQ agenda is vigorously promoted even under ”conservative” Presidents, for example?

    ” It’s continuation under the wisdom of the Russian leadership can’t be blamed on the West.”

    The irony being, that they the leadership are for the most part, some sort of Westernizer. They haven’t approached peak Liberal absurdity though.

    ” I think it had something to do with communism.”

    Communism didn’t help. Look at Zhirinovsky’s videos again, where he says the Bolsheviks killed most of the good people, the best and brightest too. But then, that doesn’t fit your narrative very well either, does it?

    ”I don’t hate Russians but you like to label anyone that has anything bad to say about her as a paranoid Russaphobe.”

    Russophobia is an ”acceptable” outlet these days for people that otherwise would be tempted into Anti-Semitism or some other grotesque xenophobia or racism or religious prejudice. You hide behind Mr. Nyquist’s work (aside from its merits) in order to indulge in it. For you and people like you, nothing Russians do is enough; we are like ”Orcs from Mordor” who should just lay down and die, and let other peoples take our lands. No conspiracy theory about us is too wild, too implausible to people like you, we’re behind everything, the external locus of evil in this world. Demonizing us justifies our future slaughter, just as with Hitler and his minions.

    ”I wonder how long before Nyquist “bans” you again. I’m taking bets on your next handle.”

    Hmm, a man says something uncomfortable to another, and one is positively slavering at the jaws to get them banned. Why is that? Because you know I’m right.

    1. “You hide behind Mr. Nyquist’s work (aside from its merits) in order to indulge in it. For you and people like you, nothing Russians do is enough; we are like ”Orcs from Mordor” who should just lay down and die, and let other peoples take our lands. No conspiracy theory about us is too wild, too implausible to people like you, we’re behind everything, the external locus of evil in this world. Demonizing us justifies our future slaughter, just as with Hitler and his” etc.

      You have no basis for atributing any of those beliefs or characteristics to me, fine gentleman . BUT FOR ANY VETERANS OF TFP BB – here is another tell by good ole VLAD. This “Orcs from Mordor” comes from a poster on the last TFP board. Someone whose handle was Szygyz or something like that. I think he was German. Any other VETS remember the guy? So this reference shows that Vlad or a member of his team is a dinkle berry from the last site(and we had a Vlad). A prolific poster(s)!

      1. The guy that used the phrase “Orcs from Mordor” was quite derisive of the Russian people as well of its leadership whilst attributing most of Soviet Russia’s military and technological successes to Ukrainians. Now that I’m recollecting the “Orcs from Mordor” guy was Ukrainian wasn’t he?

  3. Mr. Nyquist, you said about America that;

    ”Our enemies are not bogeymen. And in the end, all the above lose because the whole world goes into the abyss when America goes down. ”

    America is, whatever an internal or external critic of her may say, is one of those necessary nations, without which the forces of Barbarism would cover the world.

    Her Capitalism, while an imperfect human system full of imperfect people, actually uses that imperfection and produces better socio-economic outcomes than any utopia ever devised by man possibly could.

    Her Republic, while flawed as I believe being a Monarchist, is still nonetheless set up as a ”Res Publica”, for ”the common good” of her citizens, representing the rule of Law, not the whims of mere men.

    These things are important and have meaning. It is a framework, both for good and for bad, that requires a good and virtuous citizenry. It’s a revolutionary concept and thus in my opinion flawed, but it has the merit of still understanding human nature. American revolutionaries were not entirely composed of bad men, crazy men. They were very often people any nation would love to have serving their country as citizens.

    No sensible patriot of any country worthy of the name, can possibly genuinely be Anti-American or wish her slide into the abyss.

  4. Guys, if Vladimir is some sort of Russian intelligence operation, at least we’re keeping them all busy and away from other more important work, subverting the democracy. We’re too smart to be fooled by their propaganda. But in all seriousness, Vladimir, do you ever sleep? Not to mention work?

    1. Ru Int Op? Doubt it. Just one of many trolls setting up shoodly made and maintained bridges along Jeff’s lands.

      1. What if Vladimír is a Russian traditionalist who is intrigued by this site and is working out his own doubts? Everyone is saturated by the stereotypes and propaganda of a certain way of seeing. The challenge is to see the world truly. Even an enemy can help you to see, if you know how to learn from him. — if he is an enemy.

  5. Jeff after 20 plus years of exp with boards associated with your work, I had my fill of Vlads.There have more than enough. Nothing new for me here. He’s been disingenuous enough for me. Might be fun for or educational for some. Note I’m not asking for him to be banned. Let the games continue.

  6. Mr. Nyquist, you said;

    ”What if Vladimír is a Russian traditionalist who is intrigued by this site and is working out his own doubts? Everyone is saturated by the stereotypes and propaganda of a certain way of seeing. The challenge is to see the world truly. Even an enemy can help you to see, if you know how to learn from him. — if he is an enemy.”

    Thank you for your courtesy, even if sometimes we may find ourselves in disagreement, even vehement disagreement at times, it is necessary I think to be gentlemen.

    1. He banned you once for your ” nonsense” his words on the thread he banned you. He’s allowed you back for further observation apparently. I never saw him retract his reasoning for the ban. I guess it’s troll season still, Ill try to observe its behaviors or mutations.

  7. Mr. Nyquist, you said of Mr. Zhirinovsky and his Anti-Communism;

    ”He is supposed to do that, while making a fool of himself. ”

    I had considered that as some kind of possibility. Nonetheless, it also would then mean if so, that these people do not hold their Idols in high regard, nor are they concerned overly much about being damned in the eyes of posterity. It would mean that these people are cynics, kind of nihilistic, flexible opportunists and mercenaries.

    I can think of numerous reasons and intrigues for that kind of state of affairs, and none of them make republicanism look very well generally speaking.

      1. Ah, as I’ve said before, the people are not fooled ever, and know the truth of all these matters more than anyone on this Earth, collectively more than individually of course, because of fools. The people know where the dog is buried, so to speak.

    1. In fact, it resembles the absurd carnival of mr. Lindell and company, does it not?

  8. Most of you guys are a lot smarter than me, but I would like to out in my two cents on Vladimir. I have never commented on a site, and do not have experience sorting out trolls. I had no idea until Mr. Nyquist said it, that people actually get paid to troll sites all day. I personally am not totally sure about Vladimir. He could be an enemy, but I get a gut feeling a lot of the time that he is sincere, though I dont agree with a lot of what he says when it comes to defending the Communist aspect of Russia, or saying the West corrupted Russia.

    I think that all societies, being made up of men, who are born with sin natures, corrupt themselves. Especially when they reject the God of the Bible, as did the Bolsheviks, as did European intellectuals, and as American intellectuals finally did.

    After this, What does the Bible say that God does to them? He gives them over to a reprobate mind -a mind void of judgement. A mind that doesn’t know right from wrong, or as God told Jonah about the Ninevites, “persons that cannot discern between their right hand and their left hand”.

    The more people persist in refusing to acknowledge their Maker, the more inverted their reasoning will be.

    Now, I am sure that Communism corrupts societies in order to weaken and conquer them. I am convinced the Soviets have actually had a hand in the corruption of the West, to be honest. But that corruption was already there in the men of the West’s hearts, and without a return to their faith in the God of the Bible, would have plunged them into the abyss, regardless of Soviet strategy.

    I could be totally wrong about Vladimir, but I have to lean toward giving him the benefit of the doubt. My gut could be wrong, but I feel that he is sincere. If he is an enemy, I have still learned from some if the things he has said.

    Shoot, the Muslims are my enemy, but I tend to agree with them on not letting women vote, 🤣🤣

    1. Greyknight, I appreciate your comments and your honest sincerity.

      Most Russian intellectuals abandoned God after being exposed to the influences of the French Revolution and Napoleon, and brought it back from Paris and Europe. In fact, there was a revolt of officers called the Decembrist revolt, which was put down harshly. That being said, most common people still believed in the God.

      I recall you saying something about the Scottish people; and I recalled that many Scots immigrated to Russia to enlist in the military;

      Anyway, you would discover that Russians are about the most innately ”conservative” people there are, life is too hard for stupidity and foolishness.

      I don’t think women should vote either, lol. It is a man’s world in Russia, but woe to the man who crosses a woman too much 🙂

      1. “Hell hath no fury…”

        It should be a man’s world. Women have the most valued position of all, in being wives and mothers. They have an intuition that their husbands should listen to. But men should be the ones who run the country, not women. And not just any man, but men who own property be it ever so little. Men with a vested interest in the affairs of the country, who stand to lose a lot in different ways, if the country is governed foolishly.

        Also, men who are manly, not effeminate.

    2. I have a similar view concerning Vladimir. I think it is possible that he was legitimate. It is important to remember that, to many people, it is not obvious that Russia remains communist. This is not meant to detract from the arguments made on this site, only to prevent us from falling into an echo chamber where we assume our conclusions are the obvious ones.

      1. Most people in Russia and America do not understand communism or what happened in 1989-1991. Everyone was given slogans which colored public perceptions.

  9. Mr. Nyquist, I wanted to ask you what you thought of the copy of the alleged interrogation of Christian Rakovsky by the NKVD;

    I do not know what to make of it; because for one I know that while Spanish Fascists did fight on the Eastern Front in the Great Patriotic War, I do not recall their Blue Division being in the Leningrad area (where it’s claimed a Spanish soldier found the file on a dead body during the siege of Leningrad).

  10. Also, I appreciate Bedlamsbard1’s vigilance. We can never be too careful about folks. I appreciate he isn’t calling for Vladimir to be banned as well.

    1. Scroll back up and see what I said about Vlad likely being a holdover from the last Bulletin Board where Nyquists readers gathered to talk. Some of us here have been talking to each other on boards for as far back as 20 years though I recognize only a few handles. But Vlad is bringing himself into remembrance.

  11. Greyknight, you said;

    ”“Hell hath no fury…”

    It should be a man’s world. Women have the most valued position of all, in being wives and mothers. They have an intuition that their husbands should listen to. But men should be the ones who run the country, not women. And not just any man, but men who own property be it ever so little. Men with a vested interest in the affairs of the country, who stand to lose a lot in different ways, if the country is governed foolishly.

    Also, men who are manly, not effeminate.”

    Cannot disagree in the slightest. And this was the way for most of the history of the world. In the hard times that are coming, it will be the way once more, everywhere. In prosperous times, it is easy to be tempted to be indulgent, give in in gradual small ways to little foolish changes, until one finds everything in disorder. In true Orthodoxy, rule over a nation by a woman is illegitimate, sorry, I cannot change that even if I wished, so I accept it as true. People may mock that a growing number of people use the ”Domostroy” as a household guidebook for good prosperous living, like I do, because of their modern feminism and other nonsense they hate it. Oh well;

    It was written during the reign of Tsar Ivan Grozny in the 1500’s, but it’s Aristocratic and Heirarchical truths are timeless.

    1. Haven’t you listened to, or haven’t you watched, any of his interviews, past and present? I must say that you do come off as rather ignorant in this matter.

      Let me, therefore, inform you: Nyquist has said numerous times to many different people in these interviews that pathways, such as the occupations which you list in your post, have been, unfortunately, blocked to him by Communist intervention, because he would not be seduced to their cause(s).

      1. Didn’t mean to offend anyone. Not ignorant. Only rusty. I found his blog by accident while researching Marxism. I used to have a good grasp on the Soviet military. I am trying to learn as much as I can as quickly as well as watching Nyquist’s past videos I found on the net. They are quite fascinating and give me a much better background to thoroughly understand his research of today. Also, I have found his blog to be quite informative and it has filled in gaps for my own research.

        I am well aware of Communists blocking. I completely get it. It is a shame to be honest. We need people like Nyquist and other brilliant minds in leadership roles of the intel community. Mr. Nyquist you are a leader, and a brilliant mind. Your pathway is just a bit different than the way you had planned. You are awakening people and making a difference. These things take time. We all have a plan by God.

        I had my long career in one of the alphabet agencies ended by a Marxist. From my experience, they are very deceptive, manipulative, narcissistic and dangerous. Once they have the brass under their spell, there is no stopping them. They will destroy anyone that gets in their way. They are masters of the Art of War.

      2. So interesting to hear from you, MinusXero. It is surprising when you first realize that actual Marxists can control your career opportunities in America or get you fired. Please feel free to email me at – in so many ways we are late in terms of organizing people and comparing notes. It is happening more and more. As people come together and compare stories, we get a better sense of the mapping here. Good guys, bad guys, clueless guys, etc.

      1. Nevertheless, you have such unique, valuable insights that deserve to be heard and to be acknowledged. I am glad that you keep on writing and keep on speaking even when you are faced with formidable opposition. Also, you, Mr. Nyquist, must have tremendous integrity, to refuse to be bought off by these Leftist snakes in the grass.

        Your lecture, which the previous gentleman had posted, is extraordinary, and is gripping. I had found videos of it independently of his post here. The fact that the audience had laughed when you had said, “we are too busy shopping and having fun,” reveals just how cosseted we are in this great land of ours.

        I watched through to the Q and A period, and that first man who spoke was so incredibly rude and very aggressive towards you. I’m very surprised that the event’s moderators let him talk for as long as he did. In addition, I’m kind of amazed at how you had kept your cool under the abuse from that guy and from others who spoke during the session.

      2. It is very difficult, in the current environment, to write and talk about certain realities because people think they already know the truth by reading a few conspiracy books. Going to my own mistake at the time, I thought Obama’s presidency was the end for us. I could not understand how the communists would not have used that presidency to finish us off; but the communist Chinese and Russians needed more time to strengthen their military position. You can see what Biden is doing to further this end, since he and his masters are calling the tune in Washington. So everything takes longer to play out. You see the biological attack and the communist power grab. You see the beginning of the collapse of our strategic position in South Asia. Biden is secretly the creature of our enemies. A very large number of Americans, however, do not want to admit that Russia, China and global communism are the main enemies we must oppose. Many are hostile to this view because they have been trained to think that their real enemy is found among elite Western capitalists. Of course, communists teach this exact same concept. So what we find is a right wing form of Marxism under the guise of conspiracy theory. For example, Russia and China very much support the idea that 9/11 was “an inside job.” This is one of many false narratives they support. We are constantly being fed false narratives, which are designed to move us away from the truth while leading us to focus on the wrong things. Mike Lindell’s false narrative, for example, is doing tremendous damage to the country while sabotaging the election audit process. Ask yourself: how can we achieve genuinely positive results when our narrative is mistaken? How can you unite a party or a country with a false narrative? There is a way, of course, to unify a country on a false basis. You might ask why I would be opposed to such a method. What works is all that counts, right? Well, that was Hitler’s reasoning when he unified Germany under a false narrative in the 1930s. In practice, when you seek power and public agreement with a false narrative you have to destroy anyone who wants the truth, anyone who asks questions, and anyone who gets in your way. You become an enemy of those very things that are the basis of human dignity, freedom, goodness, truth and justice. If your narrative is not about truth, you can never admit when you are wrong. You will then slip further and further into falsity. I do not care so much about power. I would rather know what is true and pray that power abides by it. But power and wealth and celebrity do not always abide by the truth. And if you seek the truth, when wealth and celebrity are against it, you will be misunderstood and maligned because lies are effective shortcuts for people seeking power. To call out the lie is to be odd man out. Power and celebrity and money seem to offer more powerful arguments than truth. Lindell has a lot of money. He has celebrity. When someone like that — or his media associate — goes to crush you, I can assure you it is very damaging. Doors close and people walk away from you. But one truth outweighs the entire world. I am trying to understand that one truth through the fog of war. That fog of war is all around us and people have to decide who the main enemy in that war is. It is very grim to say this, but we are not figuring this out in a timely fashion. And while Lindell points to one of our main enemies as “hacking” the election, his facts are wrong and his data comes from a serial fraudster. He promises, in the long run, to discredit his own cause and assure that the country cannot come together on the only true ground of agreement; that is, the truth. We cannot convince Democrats with a false election narrative because they are predisposed to see the problems with it, while true believers on the right simply get taken in by false promise after false promise. You cannot — you must not — have leaders like this. But we do. This is what we call leadership now. And someone like me is never going to fit in with people like this. Curiosity about the truth is not welcomed by people who want to cut corners, or who are motivated by envy, or the desire for power, or who are unwilling to read and study. Under current circumstances those with serious money and celebrity would never support someone like me (and so, I am not supported). That is a fact with which I am very well acquainted. If an honest and intellectually clear leadership was even possible today, we would be living in a different country and we would already have better leaders. As for the keeping my cool, nobody is ever persuaded by anger. The article at the top of this thread does have anger in it because I am done with trying to persuade Mr. Howse and Mr. Lindell. I have no interest in persuading them. They are not persuadable and so I oppose them in principle. If that sinks me, so be it. I couldn’t care less. How this plays out is a test of whether or not I have been wasting my time with this blog.

      3. Perhaps not, but you’d make a wonderful Grand Vizier! The man behind the curtain, as it were.

      4. @JRNyquist: I say this sincerely; it has been a great pleasure to interact with you, if only through these comments, brief though it has been. You have been very responsive to many of my comments, which is something that I deeply appreciate; as oftentimes on these threads, people just tend to talk amongst themselves.

        It’s just that I really enjoy speaking to you, whether it is on foreign affairs or on philosophy, or if it is a political debate. Frankly, it’s become hard for me to imagine not being able to hold a conversation with you, because, of course, eliminating the comments section means a lack of access.

        I want, therefore, to invite you to comment as often as you’d like on my blog when I get it up and running, which will likely be very soon. I would not like to lose such an intriguing, accomplished, and intellectual conversational partner as yourself.

      5. I am toying with shortening the length of time comments are open. Be sure to note my email address in the “contact us” section of this blog. I am sometimes overwhelmed there as well.

  12. Someone I havent seen post in awhile is Bogdan the Aussie. He is Polish, but does he live in Australia? Bogdan, if you live in Australia, how are you holding up with the craziness from the government taking place over there?

    1. Dear Greyknight, thank you very much for mentioning me. I’m indeed Polish and I live in Melbourne in EUNUCHALIA which has, unfortunately, become one of the worst places to live in the world. It’s simply beyond description what is happening here right now. When migrating here I would never, in my darkest dreams, envisaged that anything like that would be EVER possible. This is the result of symbiotic relationship between the DEMON (the current federal and local regimes) and the Aussie MORON who eternally votes for them.
      I’m also one of the greatest supporters of Jeff whom I read for the last fifteen years.
      I comment rarely because I’m doing my own, very intense fight here “DOWN UNDER” mostly producing, printing leaflets and distributing them around Melbourne when it is physically possible.
      I’m also a bit reluctant to post here as my English is entirely self taught (I began learning it when I was already 34) and thus far from perfect so it is sometimes very difficult for me to produce any longer comment.
      Needless to say that such an activity has recently became almost as dangerous as in my former Poland under the boot and the whip of a commune fascist regime.
      Quite frankly, I’m very pessimistic about our future right now, however, it doesn’t mean that we should give up on our fight.
      Regards to you and Jeff – Bogdan

      1. Please keep us all updated here on Mr. Nyquist’s blog. Your English is very good. I will be praying for you. If you can get out of that hellhole, or want to start making arrangements, email me at I’m positive I can help you settle in Alabama. Other people on here may be even more able to help you, but I at least know I can. I hate to hear this. I hate to see the videos and updates of what is going on there.

      2. Bogdan’s story reminds me of another former Polish citizen I had heard about not that long ago. Maybe some of you even know about this woman, because she was interviewed on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” several months back. I can’t remember her name, but she had left Poland decades ago when it was still held hostage by a Communist regime.

        She came to America, and she settled in Michigan, and in subsequent years, she ran a successful restaurant there. When Covid reared its ugly head last year, she opened her restaurant, and she loosened restrictions on it, openly challenging Governor Witchmer’s “emergency” orders. She was arrested for this act of “rebellion,” but thankfully, she was released a short time later. It’s so terribly ironic–she escapes Communist repression, only to be thrown into a situation like this.

      3. I remember that. How about the Polish pastor in Canada, who refused to close his church doors, or to quit feeding the homeless? The Polish remember life under Communism.

      4. Thank you for reporting in from Australia! We are seeing some terrible video images from down under. It looks dark on every front. Hold fast if you can.

  13. Women should not be allowed to vote, Greyknight? I expect that kind of stupidity from Vladimir, but from you? Jeff, I am leaving this blog. I may check back in a month or two to see if it’s any different, but your work is being railroaded and corrupted by ignorant posters hell-bent on steering discussion away from the issues you come here to bring to light. If I, for years an avid reader and supporter of your work, can no longer stomach the discussion, how many other people are dropping away from visiting here — people you wanted to educate to the truth but who now cannot find it, buried as it is beneath irrelevant conversation. And what woman will read here, when you allow sexist comments that are stupid and offensive?

    t don’t care if Vlad is a troll or not. I care that he takes over all discussion and pushes out the free exchange of ideas from others who would like to start discussion of something other than the Church and Russian orthodoxy. For God’s sake — the Church and Russian orthodoxy? Who cares? He is not here to “work out his doubts,” as you so generously suggest. He is here to “educate us all,” as he so arrogantly announced upon his return.

    I no longer have time to scroll through the comment section every day, hoping to find fragments of thought that are fresh and new from other thinkers. Now every discussion is driven by Vladimir, what he thinks, and what he wants to “educate us on.” You have so much to offer, so much of import to say, but you’re allowing one man to take over your blog — someone the rest of your readers are leaving on account of, or at best, are sticking around and “tolerating” out of respect for your right to run your blog the way you see fit.

    Goodbye, and maybe I’ll see you all again one day. Gretchen over and out.

    1. Gretchen, I did not mean it in a bad way against women. I just think it disrupts the natural order of things. As I said, women have the most important role of all in guiding the home, seeing to it we have well raised generations. Men should give regard to the intuition of their wives. But men should be the ones running the country. But men should be men, forthright, with integrity and honor, and should treat their wives with respect as well.

      I probably should have kept that thought to myself. I said it in a way to be a little humorous in the point I was trying to make.

      Even though that is what I think, women’s right to vote is not going anywhere.

      I’m not trying to steer conversation away from Mr. Nyquist’s main topic. Conversation just takes different courses after the first several after an article, with so much happening.

      Please dont leave Mr. Nyquist’s blog on my account.

    2. Actually, you have a good point, Gretchen. Maybe we should try to keep the comments more in line with the article. At least not stray too far out of the logical bounds of the article.

    3. Here is an argument to close the discussion section and end this blog altogether. I do not understand why people post so many irrelevant things, or why the posts are rarely on topic. And it takes too much of my time. Perhaps I should close the comments altogether. They are counterproductive. For every person who registers a complaint there are a thousand who silently agree — if not more.

      1. Jeff, this is your blog. Run it as you wish. As a subscriber, I enjoy the comments except when commenters try to take it over. Perhaps if the silent majority would be less silent and blast the offenders, it would shame them into greater self-control.

      2. I bet. But I, for one, would miss greatly your voice and your words. I really enjoy your work, and I look forward to reading your new articles.

        Just a suggestion here, I don’t even know if WordPress allows you to do this; but perhaps you could put a “character limit” on comment posts? Then people wouldn’t feel the impulse to write novels out of their opinions.

      3. @JRNyquist: I apologize if I had sent you on a wild goose chase with my idea(s) about shortening people’s messages. I didn’t mean for you to waste your time; I was genuinely trying to help you improve your comments/forum section.

    4. Gretchen, although you say you seek the “free exchange of ideas from others,” it seems you really don’t want to hear provocative ideas that offend you. This is the same approach to “tolerance” and “inclusiveness” that has captured all of our universities — wholesale banning of non-PC views.

      Rather than stop your ears and run away, may I suggest you simply respond with winning arguments? There are of course many good ones for women to participate equally in our representative democracy.

      As for Vladimir, ah well, it’s Jeff’s blog, not mine…

    5. Dear Greyknight, thank you very much for your prompt and so friendly response. I shall consider your noble proposal, however it won’t be easy to move from here as I have family in Melbourne. Also, being seventy it is difficult to rearrange your life in such a dramatic way.
      Also, please, read my post at the end of the commentary section about my experience from my life back in Poland many years ago.
      Regards and greetings – Bogdan

      1. Yessir, I read it earlier. I know there would probably be a lot of difficulties, but if it’s possible, and if you would like to try, I know with God’s help we can make it happen. I know people who would chip in to provide funds if needed. It seems so silly to make that proposal, in this kind if setting, but I am willing and felt I must offer, and I am dead serious.

  14. Mr. Nyquist, if you think it is for the best to keep from offending women readers, then please delete my posts.

      1. I am not one to tell you or anyone else what to do with your own blog, but I’m of two minds on this. I do enjoy some aspects of posting here, particularly intelligent back and forth with you and other posters, but at the same time the overall negative response to my posting here is a drain. I disagree too much I guess, but the ”bottom line” is that I really don’t care to post in the discussion section anymore. My views are not democratic, so I find no reason or pleasure to subject those views to just another kind of ”popular vote”. I certainly never intended to contribute to any distraction or disruption of anyone else’s views, however. Whatever our disagreements, I wish all of you well, and beg for others to be mindful of everyone else’s common humanity. God bless one and all, farewell.

      2. Jeff, rather than eliminating comments altogether, how’s about the alternative of a strict rule that comments must be on-topic?

      3. Mr. Nyquist, I will try to stay on topic better for however long you keep the comments section up. I know there will be things I would like to ask you sometimes that may not pertain to a current article, but will be along the lines of what you discuss in general. I hope I have not caused you trouble.

      4. I hope you reconsider.Really appreciate your willingsness to engage with the readers.And athough they sometimes do distract,the comments also provide the opportunity to explain and further explore.

      5. I disagree, I greatly enjoy the discussion section. I like reading Jeff’s responses to people’s questions about as much as his actual articles. I’ve also learned a great deal from some of the off-topic comments. I view these threads as an ongoing discussion— anything relevant to any of Jeff’s previous articles is fair game, including the Marxist takeover, the Grand Solar Minimum, the decline of civil society, etc. I also really appreciate some of the news stories that have been linked to here— stories I never would have heard of otherwise. However, I will say that I’d probably be more productive if it weren’t for the comments section! 😅

        One other thought— it’s nice to hear from a few people each day who actually understand what’s really going on in the world! It can be a bit lonely knowing the truth.

  15. I wouldn’t worry about Gretchen. I’m a woman and was not offended. In fact I agree with your comments completely, that in general, voting is best left to men. In my view, society really started to go astray when women began voting and working outside the home. Obviously this is not a popular view, and I don’t usually express it to anyone else, but it’s my true opinion. Every woman my age that I know is too easily led astray by the mainstream media’s emotional manipulations. I hate to say it, but my lady friends are exceptionally gullible and fickle, more so than the men I know. The only people I know in my generation who aren’t being led astray by the propaganda, all happen to be men. There are a few exceptions to this, a few women who see through the mainstream propaganda, but those women are into conspiracy theories and are frequenting sites like Infowars, so still very misled in my opinion, just in a different way. They’re simply being influenced by a different stream of propaganda. In order to find the truth, you have to read widely, both conservative and liberal sources, and put together the pieces. Unfortunately it doesn’t seem that very many women my age seem to have the initiative or ability (or perhaps patience and interest) to do this. Sadly for our country, because by and large, they’re the ones voting for liberal Democrats.

    1. Ann Coulter has a similar viewpoint. Richard Weaver says the breakdown of distinctive roles for male and female goes hand-in-hand with a larger disintegration and decline. The fall of the birth rate is perhaps the most terrifying indicator — leaving us with the need to import people into the West who do not share our heritage or values. As Western people we are not replacing ourselves. It is a trend toward extinction. This trend may be connected to feminism. For writing this I will now be accused of racism to the bargain.

      1. I caught Weaver’s allusion to this, and have seen Ann Coulter refer to it many times as well.

  16. I award a full point for that masterful take down, Jeff !

    I never understood why any private business would involve itself in politics or “social causes”. The purpose of business is to make profit. Alienating half your customer base unnecessarily is counter productive as well as counter-intuitive.

    The world has become nuttier than squirrel scat.

    Keep swinging, slugger!

  17. Pillow fight indeed. Let us not succumb to snowflake-ism. It is one thing to agree to focus comments more directly on posts as a way of disciplining and advancing discussion; it is another to constrain them for fear of micro-aggressions. As a Catholic, I have been “offended” a number of times, whether directly or by implication. As Gretchen might say, who cares? I vote* no to any form of censoring, self or external, for the sake of political correctness.

  18. I echo Gretchen’s comments. Really, did you intend to alienate half the population, Grayknighty? The Taliban would welcome your views in Afghanistan.

    I also agree with Gretchen there are too many long winded off topic comments by Pilgtim/Vladimir. I will miss her insights.

    Here is one of my favorite quotes that maybe will help us.

    The Four Stumbling Blocks to Truth by Roger Bacon, 13th century
    I. The influence of fragile or unworthy authority.
    II. Custom
    III. The imperfection of undisciplined senses
    IV. The concealment of ignorance by ostentatious of seeming wisdom.

    1. If men were the men they were supposed to be, and weren’t caught up in themselves, but were giving of themselves for their families and country, whether in the running of the country, defending their families, sacrificing for their families, fighting the wars, then I think you would see what I meant. Unfortunately, most men dont strive to be the self-sacrificing servant/leader they were created to be. So I understand why you could take offense. But none was meant, and I will cease from this topic and stay in line with the articles.

  19. The implication that women are inferior to men and incapable of making rational decisions does not deserve an argument in response, anymore than a Jew should have to defend against a comment that he’s a monster by virtue of being a Jew. I am not ignorant by virtue of being a woman. I should not be kept from having a voice in the proceedings in my republic because I don’t have a d**ck between my legs.

    If a “free exchange of ideas” includes allowing people to post that women are too stupid to vote and should be second-class citizens, then by all means, let’s opens the doors to all manner of stupidty. Why censor posts that claim Jews are monsters or that blacks are ruining the country? That’s hardly fair to the Jew haters and racists, now is it, if the sexists are allowed THEIR “free exchange of ideas”!

    Jeff, there’s no need to close down all discussion — just to stop it when it starts to veer off the tracks.. Before Vladimir, the discussion section was great — interesting and stimulating. But a discussion moderator needs to truly moderate, or a blog can become a runaway horse. If one person starts dominating the conversation with pages and pages of posts every day, he needs to be told he can only post three times a week, or something to that effect. That isn’t censorship — it’s controlling the discussion so all voices can be heard. It’s just a matter of better management. Don’t throw out the baby with the bathwater.

    I’m monitoring this blog for another day or two to see what the response is to my earlier post, in a last-ditch hope that things will change here.

    1. I surely did not mean it the way you took it. Please see what I just posted to ladyfromlibertygarage. Ann Coulter is one of the smartest people around, and she thinks the same.

      1. She’s not. But look, I dont understand why that made you so angry. I’m not saying that you are stupid or inferior. But isn’t it clear that each sex has different strengths and weaknesses, and God-given places to fill?

        But I believe women have taken certain roles, and even been thrust into certain roles, because the vast majority of men have abdicated their responsibilities, and do not conduct their lives as men.

        I’m not saying that husbands should disregard the good sense God gave their wives either. They should consider what a wise woman says. Remember the account of Abigail and David? Abigail’s husband Nabal was a churlish, rash, arrogant man. But his wife had coolness of head and wisdom. God wound up taking Nabal’s life because of his foolishness, and David married her.

        I’m not going to grovel, or retract what I said, but I do believe that modern men’s self-centeredness and weakness has caused many unnecessary roles to be filled by women, and that contributes to the great imbalances in our society today.

        I truly bear you no ill will, and do not think you are inferior to me, and hope you will continue posting your insightful contributions.

      2. I will shut up about it though, and if you want the last word, it is yours.

  20. This has been a healthy discussion. That was a very good analogy, Gretchen. Generally, I try to limit myself to one comment per blog if I comment at all. I have violated that self-imposed rule this time. 🙂 but I had to speak up on the topic of free speech. As others pointed out. some simple guidelines and limits for posting comments might be in order as a healthy structure helps all of us to be better thinkers. Maybe closing comments after a certain total number would allow Jeff to sleep in peace. It’s up to Jeff though. My final thought is this the free exchange of ideas is necessary to get to the truth even if some of our thinking turns out to be faulty, it’s up to the rest of us to point it out. The 4 Stumbling Blocks to truth are a good rule of thumb for sniffing out lies. Gretchen, please don’t leave. I think we have gotten the point. Greyknight, I appreciate your response to my comment.

    Jeff, looking forward to Pillow Fight, part II.

  21. I’m not actually a fan of Ann Coulter’s, but I do agree with her on that. Perhaps in previous generations, women were well-educated enough to see through the propaganda. But in my generation, the women are sadly almost entirely brainwashed. I should know; I was one of the brainwashed for many years. It’s a miracle that I was able to finally see the truth.

    1. For Pete’s sake, could we refrain from dumping 51% of the U.S. population in the same bucket?

  22. Jeff, I can’t find the original thread, so I’ll post this here. With regard to your coming article on Afghanistan, have you thought about having it published on WND or in the Epoch Times? I feel like many people are becoming a lot more open to the idea that foreign actors are harming our country in various capacities, and putting the pieces together as far as what happened in Afghanistan might be a great way to draw them in to your audience.

      1. Less constrained certainly, but writing for other sites occasionally in addition to maintaining the blog would get this extremely important information out to tens of thousands of more people.

      2. I do occasionally write for other sites. Last year I was the first person to suggest that COVID-19 was a bio-weapon. Epoch Times published the story and Zero Hedge discussed it. My article was published in January 2020.

  23. Mr. Nyquist, what do you suppose was the point of Trump playing the clip of George Scott’s Patton speech, in Alabama last night? I have a brother who lives in that area, who tried to get me to go to the rally, and I told him that I think anyone who went was stepping into a potential trap set to go off later. I saw some comments on Twitter where people were saying they hoped FBI agents were there taking tag numbers, etc. My feeling all along was something like that.

    Either Trump is so full of himself, he was equating himself with Patton, or he was trying to stir up the fighting spirit he knows many Alabama natives have, or he is playing a part in setting people up to be arrested similar to Jan 6 folks. I see no other options, and figure ut is either the 1st or the 3rd.

    1. I do not understand Trump’s use of the Patton symbolism. The left controls all the institutions, including the Department of a defense. Every word Trump says is now taken out of context and may be used against his followers. Does he realize how dangerous the situation is? I want someone who explains his position and his strategy better so I can understand the trajectory. On January 6 Trump walked into an ambush, and what could any of us say? He was blotted out by the media and by social media. The leftists who control the state are setting up something larger — you can see indicators. How do we see around the next corner? Lindell is probably going to play a part in what unfolds; that is, if he continues on his present path. Has anyone noticed how beholden the right is to a handful of people who have gained celebrity status through TV? It troubles me.

      1. I have told people since the election, that I feel what they are doing now is laying a net around all of us, and whenever they feel the time is right, they are going to suddenly draw it closed.

        Mr. Nyquist, I know you have a heavy load with all you do with this blog. I am sorry if I caused you any headache with my comment on women voting and all the ensuing comments. I hope you will keep comments open for another article or two and see how it goes. I myself will stay in context of your articles.

      2. Agree with you. I apologize for going off topic. I am new to the blog. Lesson learned. It won’t happen again. Also, I tried through channels to get YOUR info to Lindell, but to no avail, it was ignored.

        Why is Lindell obsessed with all of this? It makes no sense in why someone would risk it all to save someone they barely know. It isn’t good to mix business with politics.

      3. MinusXero: I do not fully understand Lindell’s motives. I know that Dennis Montgomery is a very convincing con man. I also know that Mary Fanning and Brannon Howse were pushing this narrative hard. They have both taken credit for getting this narrative to Lindell, and, from my personal interactions with them, their presentations took a suspicious turn in late January. For example, they had always left all the bad stuff out about Montgomery, never mentioning his checkered past. Why? And when they were trying to sell Montgomery as the source of the data, they made him sound like a hero when he was not. Then, later, they claimed the information was coming from multiple sources and would not talk about Montgomery, pretending it had nothing to do with him. I thought they were gaslighting me. I simply never took this bait and switch seriously. Was I supposed to believe that Montgomery had all the data one day and then several people were providing it the next? Perhaps they thought I was stupid. It was insulting, in fact, to be gaslighted so outrageously. It left me permanently suspicious of their motives. So I broke off communication with Fanning and Howse when I realized this was a scam and they were enabling it. I have phone records, texts, etc., if they ever want to challenge me on this, go ahead and make my day. If Howse tells people I misquoted him, I have his texts. If Zullo wants to collect damages, I am also a witness. Is it shoddy journalism to quote a private communication? When that communication is part of a whispering campaign to destroy the reputation of a retired police detective, I think I had an obligation to defend the victim and to warn Mike Lindell. It was all very disappointing since I had thought Howse and Fanning were patriots. No facts or research I brought to them on Montgomery would be accepted or discussed. They would simply slander my sources on Montgomery — personal or official. Why would they do this? Also, Fanning’s prevarications convinced me she was not merely duped by Montgomery. She was playing her own game of misleading people. Of course, I suspect that Howse made book off Lindell. Fanning’s motives completely baffle me. She is a mystery.

      4. Yessir, I have noticed that the right seems to have set certain people as idols for our cause, and I hate it. Number one is Trump, and I have actually come to almost loathe him. The rally in Cullman, Alabama, trying to equate himself with Patton, or either rile people up and get them in trouble with the FBI, has put the final nail in that coffin for me. We have no true leaders on a national level.

    2. I’m not an American and i live in Europe,so maybe you would pardon my iinorance.But in what way is Trump ensnaring his rally-attendees into a fbi-trap?Could it not be said,bearing in mind revolutionary theory,that its important to have a ‘ground game’,to have a ‘popular street presence’?And isnt Trump facillitating this requisite with his rallys?Just wondering..

      1. Anon, I am pretty ignorant myself on revolutionary theory. I’m just basing this off of the fact of what took place leading up to, and on, Jan6, the insurrection that wasnt.

        Trump called for people to be there. He even went so far as to say “it will be wild”. Because of him, thousands of Patriots showed up at DC, and got involved in the excitement at the Capitol. I’m not sure exactly how many, but over 500 have been arrested by the fbi. Some are still sitting in DC jail, without bond. They have been stripped of all their rights. All because of Trump calling people who were concerned about the nation to be at D.C., making it sound like they were going to take the country back.

        He will never have more authority then he did that day, as president, and yet, now he’s running his mouth, stirring people up, acting like he can do something. He’s allowing people to believe that there’s a possibility he will go back in.

        Based on these things, I can only conclude that he is so full of himself that he enjoys all of the almost worship of him, and is oblivious of what he is causing to happen, as he plays with people’s emotions. Or either he knows full well what he us doing, and is playing a part in setting up a lot of concerned, patriotic citizens.

        I’m no expert, nor privy to some secret information. That’s just what I think based on what I see happening.

      2. It just seems like he is playing a part in setting people up to do something they will be arrested for. Just like what took place in the aftermath of January 6, how so many people who were there have been arrested by the fbi. The screening of the Patton speech at the rally in Cullman the other night, with its potential to help raise the level of people’s emotions, at the very least was very irresponsible. But I am starting to wonder if it isn’t all on purpose.

        Also, maybe he is drawing Patriots to these events, and someone is taking notes of who is there. Because I really cant see any good that these rallies do.

        Maybe I’m wrong, but I’m suspicious of him. I can’t help it.

      3. I meant playing a part, whether conscious or unconscious of it. But at this point, how could he be unconscious of the effects that his words and actions are having on people who are getting more desperate with every passing week under the current regime.

  24. Hi Friends, as Jeff is signalling closing the comment section I’d like to use this as an opportunity to share my personal experience from the time when I was still living in Poland under the boot and a whip of a communist regime there because, I believe, is hugely relevant to what is happening in America and the so called “Western civilization” right now.
    This is an experience of a desperate man in the most desperate situation imaginable and of a man who sees that we are finding ourselves in the same desperate situation again.
    On the 13th of December 1981 the Polish communists imposed martial law to crush the Solidarity freedom movement. Few days later, they massacred protesting miners in the “Wujek” (Uncle) mine in the Northern Silesia. As great number of my friends I became convinced that it would trigger a civil war in Poland.
    Because I was holding the rank of a Lieutenant of reserve (In Poland every man had to go through a military training) I became also sure that I would be drafted back into a military service to quell the protests.
    In that fateful moment i made a decision that I would try to keep quiet and maintain a low profile to avoid unnecessary trouble, however, if I would be given the direct order to shoot at the protesting people or witnessing such an order given to someone else in my presence, I would shoot my commanding officer and then shoot myself to spare my family the persecution from the revenge-thirsty communist fascists.
    You can only imagine how I dreaded such a scenario and how upset my wife was when I told her about my resolve.
    Fortunately, this horror hasn’t materialized as the leadership of the Polish Catholic church launched statewide campaign to calm the Poles down thus preventing any major bloodshed.
    later we also learned the the anti communist forces represented by Reagan, Thatcher and John Paul II were already at work to destroy communism and that gave us a bit of hope for the better future.
    I’m not writing this to present myself as a some kind of a hero or a tough guy because I’m not. I don’t know how I would be acting in the real situation, what I would do if I was arrested and tortured both physically and mentally.
    It was just a conscious decision made by the human being who had to make the choice; to preserve your body and lose your soul or lose your body and save your soul. I’m making that statement as someone who, generally, doesn’t believe in God’s existence but who at the same time doesn’t reject Him.
    I also share this my experience because, as I pointed out that in the beginning of my rant my American Friends (and not only) will be facing such heart breaking choices very soon.
    Regards and greetings from Aussie – Bogdan

      1. To solve the comments problem, you should do as I did when I ran a blog: simply ignore 99% of the comments and selectively reply. I’ve actually always been surprised that you take the time to read every post. It is impossible to keep it up ordinarily. Readers will understand if individual questions go unanswered.

  25. Jeff, I think it is a mistake to close the comments, not as big a mistake as closing down the whole blog, but still a mistake.
    The best thing about the old Final Phase boards was that you didn’t have to moderate them, the worst thing about them was your lack of regular comment.
    Perhaps there is a happy medium here, there, or somewhere.
    Irregardless, your timely and complete responses to questions and comments on this blog sets it apart from others, where the writer rarely if ever interacts with the participants.

    1. Guess why the old forum was shut down? Trolls, spamers, page long posts off topic by a few people with pet issues. Does anyone here fit those descriptions? WW didn’t have the time to moderate. Similar pattern. Vladimir was at the last TFP forum as well. His tell was quoting a poster there referring to Russians as “Orcs from Mordor”. He also labeled me a paranoid Russian hater, a brother to Hitler and Lenin.

      1. Does anyone remember the fellow who apparently believed that he was the re-incarnation of Jesus Christ? He didn’t state this on the forum right away, and I forget how it came out. His name might have been “Spirit of Truth.” I ran into him, years later, in the comment section of an article that had been posted on Drudge and ended up emailing with him.

        He pointed to a number of things that proved his divinity as Christ in our conversation, including a very small birthmark on his hand, which he said is from where the nail had pierced him. As it happens, I also have a birthmark on the same spot, except mine was far bigger than his and covered in hair that is darker and thicker than anywhere else. I told him that if his birthmark is evidence of his Christhood, that my claim is better due to my birthmark’s size. He stopped responding to me after that!

      2. His name was Jay Adams. He passed away a few years back. He was not entirely sane. I began corresponding with him in 1994. He was very angry with me when I delayed publication of my book to 1998.

  26. So if it’s no longer troll season and Jeff closes the blog will the troll have collected his toll? Nice work!

    1. Bedlamsbard, don’t be so glib. It’s off-putting, plus, this forum is hanging on by a thread now that Mr. Nyquist said he’s considering shutting it down. Please don’t give him reason to go ahead and take that step. Perhaps you’re one of those stirring the pot, so to speak.

      1. Glib yes. But instigating a shutdown, no. I’ve been following Nyquists work for 20 plus years and participating – contributing in the various boards about these issues for the same amount of time. I’m genuinely invested in these issues and no one that’s been moderating any of those boards would say otherwise. These boards have seen this happen before. Jeff’s loyal readers always end up at the same place. Someone is likely already creating a new board to discuss these issues. Jeff’s time is better spent away from moderating and more on research interview ing and writing. IMO the best years of discussion and learning and sharing where when Jeff was free to do his thing and an independent Board Forum’ fairly tightly moderated by “William Wallace” aka “HiloBill” and other trusted people from Nyquists original blog existed. Is there no one from the past boards that will make a new one and moderate it?

  27. Jeff: please keep the comments section open. Many of the comments have merit. Then there’s some friendly chit chat.

    I hadn’t heard of Mr. Lindell before he started pushing his stolen election spiel. I don”t watch TV. Thank you for the articles discussing him and his spiel.

    As for the stolen election, the people who did the stealing were so brazen about it that it appears that they expected to get caught. Meanwhile, they knew the fix was in.

    What bothers me are some of the post-election actions that are distracting people from effectively countering the collapse of our country. Why is Trump still giving campaign speeches? Is he giving anything substantive that can get people active, or is he just tickling ears? How are Lindell’s actions not dividing people who need to work together? Many people who claim to be on our side are so fickle that they go after these pied pipers without seriously vetting them.

    I fear that the only thing that will wake people up is World War III with the deaths of close to half our population either directly as a result of the fighting, or indirectly as fallout from bio-weapons directed against us by our enemies. The #1 weakness in our country is not military, but spiritual.

    1. Don’t forget the effects of EMP. Dr. Peter Pry headed a Congressional study of it. Conclusion- approx 80% of US pop. dead in one year. Apparently there has been very little executive or legislative action on the study.

  28. Greyknight, I appreciate your courteous attempts to mollify, but how can you say you don’t understand why I got angry? Women should not be allowed to vote? How would you like it if someone said YOU should not be allowed to vote? It does no good to say you respect women and their intelligence and then say they should have no voice in the running of their country. You are patronizing women with your remarks, not respecting them. It’s like saying, “Some of my best friends are blacks, but they shouldn’t be allowed to eat at the same places as white people” This is backward thinking.

    1. Points taken. The fact is that you can vote, and also every American patriot who voted seem to have been defrauded of their votes. I do not mean your current right to vote should be taken from you. I just think it was better when families were close knit, men were wise and good, and they voted in the interests of their family. In a properly function family, the man and woman would have discussed the matters, as I and my wife do.

      I did not mean that your right should just be arbitrarily taken from you now after over a century of it existing.

      Thank you for responding to me and extending a chance to get back on the same page.

      1. In other words, you want a return to Natural Law. Currently there’s nothing natural about the way we’re living at all. A great collapse is necessary for nature to re-assert itself. Unfortunately, the collapse is likely to kill us because it involves nuclear bombardment from Russia and China.

    2. @ Gretchen. Switzerland had an interesting take on ANYONES right to vote. This was explained by to me several years ago so apologizes to the source if get it wrong.

      In Switzerland all men 18-40(60?) were required by law to be its military. No women allowed. Only men in the military were allowed to vote. The reasoning was that the only people whose adses was directly likely to suffer the ultimate consequences of poor political decisions were given the right to vote. The Swiss women apparently were ok with this. Does this work here and now in the US? I guess not, women are in the military. I guess I’d be happy with this arrangement. Anyone that wants to vote MUST BE a member of the military, state militia, retired veteran etc. Or Spouse of aforementioned. Mandatory military membership of all ages 18-45? Can you agree with something like that?

      1. I mean All(Congress, Billionare techies, included) women and men aged 18- 60ish. If your life is on the line, you might think twice about betrayal. Of course this is just a rough idea.

      2. In military democracy the vote belongs to those who serve, as we saw in Switzerland until the 1980s. In Robert Heinlein’s science fiction classic, “Starship Troopers,” only men and women who served in the military could vote and corporal punishment replaced prisons. What commentary is appropriate on universal suffrage in this context? The form of government is usually dictated by social and cultural circumstances and by transcendentals. The deeper issue has to do with our vision of man and woman, the state and its constitution. First point: Sex differences are real, but what do they mean? Should women serve in combat? Should special political rights belong to those whose duty is to fight? Should the rich bear greater obligations in this function than the poor? Second point: In the Middle Ages we had chivalry, which applied to male warriors. It was a military code of honor which theoretically shaped a warrior aristocracy under feudalism. Society has changed a great deal since then and will change again. Third point: In fact, society is about to change radically because our present egalitarian form of society tends toward a suicidal plutocracy where gender confusion is in the process of being institutionalized. There is no chivalry and few take transcendentals seriously. The rich do not fight the battles as in ancient times and women are pushed into combat. Result? — Calamity is pending. Fourth point: In the long struggle between traditionalism and liberal “progressivism,” the latter has completely won. There are no serious traditions left; no real folkways, customs, mores, etc. A commercial culture has merged with the idea of putting an equal sign between everyone. There are two problems with this: (1) It is a lie because everyone is different, not equal; and (2) universals and transcendentals are necessary to our existence and we are perishing without them. Fifth Point: Why were certain traditional societies successful? Answer: Because they were poor in things and rich in transcendentals. Why have these traditional societies gone over to liberal progressivism and subsequent disintegration? Answer: Because they are now rich in things and poor in transcendentals. The impoverishment of our ideas tends to correlate with our acquisition of things. Sixth point: wealth originates in ideas and is the result of transcendental values. Under a period of universal plenty values may collapse because people forsake the ideas that made them wealthy. Thus, universal impoverishment must follow the loss of transcendentals. See Oswald Spengler and Vilfredo Pareto for theories touching on this cycle. Note also that this analysis borrows heavily from Richard Weaver and Edmund Burke.

    3. Our culture has been hollowed out. Russell kirk saw this, which was part of why he did not actively participate in politics, but retreated to his ancestral village of Mecosta, Michigan. In a a healthy culture with the traditions and folkways that Jeff spoke of, even the smallest acts, such as preparing a cup of tea, convey a deep meaning. This deep meaning encapsulated in everyday experience is part of I think Edmund Burke meant by, “the unbought grace of life”. This graced and dignity once found its way even into the homes of the poor. As a result both of consumerism and the conscious rejection of everything that stands above the basest common denominator of society, it has now mostly died out. We have become an utterly undignified society, a fact reflected in our clothes, bearings, and manners.

  29. So funny to hear Lindell got conned by someone claiming they can read packets on election networks when they would need super hacker abilities or some friend in the NSA to make that happen. Just because you are a 1% CEO doesn’t mean you know how computers and networks operate.

    The IT department can make or break a company depending on how skilled they are and also how much control they are given by those in the executive office. It would be clear to any halfwit in IT that this claim was bogus garbage unless they had some mole feeding them data.

    There is always danger with those in high places in the government. Just look at Hillary and her home email server. I very much doubt the election computers are run that way, but some may not be very secure given someone’s relative may be the IT director.

    1. You hit it on the nose. Lindell would have needed the NSA to do that job — and I am told by some experts that even the NSA could not do it.

    2. Are you talking about Code Monkey Z? They gave him evidence to decipher and he never got back to them, as far as I heard.

  30. Jeff and 907IE, not sure if you can comment, Jennifer Marohasy who is on my facebook list posted this today:

    We live in cold times:

    “We live in the coldest period of the last 10.000 years” , says Danish glaciologist, Jørgen Peder Steffensen who take us back in time to the Grenland ice cores and reveals the secrets from the past.”
    Today’s warming is not unprecedented and thus no way to tell if human industry has made any difference.

    Jørgen Peder Steffensen is a professor in ice core related research at the centre for ice and climate at the Niels Bohr Institute the University of Copenhagen.

  31. Doesn’t our inability to see clearly have spiritual roots? As a people, do we not want to be lied to? “We won the cold war” when we haven’t. “No one will attack us because we have the most powerful military in the world” at the same time we’re hollowing out our military. Trump is going around saying that if we take his snake oil everything will be fine again, a feel good message. Lindell, from what you report, his snake oil is that evil foreigners are messing us up. The message we as a people need to hear is that it is our perversions that are leading us to destruction. How can a just God stand idly by when we have unjustly murdered over 60 million innocent lives through abortion? How can He not react when in our rebellion against Him that we push the perversion of LGBTQ+ on the rest of the world? Is it not fearful to fall into the hands of an angry God?

    But who wants to listen to that message? Are not the feel good lies more comforting? Don’t those lies puff up our pride leading to inaction when we need to be humble and active? How can we discern when we as a people prefer lies to the truth?

    Is not our #1 problem spiritual?

  32. Mr Alex, it probably is the coldest times in 10,000 years, since the Climate Optimum was 8,000 years ago.
    The current warming is just the natural oscillation since the Little Ice Age and is not unprecedented or statically significant despite all the “hype.” Whether the current dip in temperatures will be an “outlier” or not is not yet known, but it is not hard to see where a return to Little Ice Age conditions or colder are more than possible, even likely.

    Jeff, if no one else has said it, I think the best first step might to be to limit comments to something like 144 characters or less, except in the case of “qualified” commenters who will not abuse the privilege.

    1. 9071E: I think Jeff’s best option is to limit the time that comments can be made.

      As for 144 characters, do you realize how few those are? My last message has 221 words, 1140 characters, and I tried to keep it brief. Your message has 122 words, 672 characters. I think Jeff’s best option is to limit the time comments may be made, X number of days where X = 5 or whatever number Jeff chooses. By the way, this message has 127 words, 667 characters.

      By the way, if this message appears at the end of the queue instead of under the message it answers, something is going goofy with WordPress. It used to be that my answers appeared under the message to which I answered.

  33. My two cents on the comments section: you might consider deputizing some trusted commenters as moderators (and I’m definitely not volunteering). I don’t know how that would work with WordPress, i.e. if it has a system for that or what. I overall enjoy the comments. Yes, many are way off the rails, but if moderated correctly the good ones do rather add to the discussion.

    1. Who would moderate the moderators? I would then have another layer of conflict management as people complained about the moderators. I know how this goes.

      1. The Man, the Boy, and the Donkey
        A man and his son were once going with their donkey to market. As they were walking along by his side a countryman passed them and said, “You fools, what is a donkey for but to ride upon?” So the man put the boy on the donkey, and they went on their way.

        But soon they passed a group of men, one of whom said, “See that lazy youngster, he lets his father walk while he rides.”

        So the man ordered his boy to get off, and got on himself. But they hadn’t gone far when they passed two women, one of whom said to the other, “Shame on that lazy lout to let his poor little son trudge along.”

        Well, the man didn’t know what to do, but at last he took his boy up before him on the donkey. By this time they had come to the town, and the passersby began to jeer and point at them. The man stopped and asked what they were scoffing at.

        The men said, “Aren’t you ashamed of yourself for overloading that poor donkey of yours — you and your hulking son?”

        The man and boy got off and tried to think what to do. They thought and they thought, until at last they cut down a pole, tied the donkey’s feet to it, and raised the pole and the donkey to their shoulders. They went along amid the laughter of all who met them until they came to a bridge, when the donkey, getting one of his feet loose, kicked out and caused the boy to drop his end of the pole. In the struggle the donkey fell over the bridge, and his forefeet being tied together, he was drowned.

        Try to please everyone, and you will please no one. I think the fable sums it up best, it is indeed an exercise in futility, though I do find some of the comments interesting I can well understand why you’d rather not deal with it Mr. Nyquist.

  34. My two cents is that we should all take less offense and grow thicker skins. Then this comments section could just continue as is. It is honestly extremely mild compared to some sites! I personally think you’re a fairly polite, intelligent bunch, with only a few exceptions. (And if you’re wondering whether you’re an exception, that’s the sign that you’re not.)

    1. Good points, K. Jeff, Is there an average number of days after you release an article that people stay on topic before a deterioration starts in the comments? Three days maybe? Why not close comments at that point and we can all wait patiently for your next article?

    1. Five Michigan counties are allegedly moving ahead with guidance from the state that is likely to erase all activities on the voting machines in the county. A Cease and Desist order was mailed to the counties but these few counties may move forward anyways.

      At least five counties in Michigan are reportedly moving ahead with the destruction of data from the 2020 Election on the voting equipment they used in the election. The problem with this is that the procedure that the vendor is performing reportedly removes all data from the machines but federal law states that information related to the 2020 Election is to be maintained in safekeeping for 22 months after the election. Also, all the counties in the state have been provided a ‘cease and desist’ order preventing them from removing the data from the machines.

      Providing the voting equipment to Election Source as directed by the letter would violate the chain of custody. Because Election Source is (as defined by the State of Arizona, Maricopa County BoS, and CISA) an “uncertified” third party, any affected voting equipment would be untestable and therefore uncertified for future elections. According to the recent direction and precedent of the EAC and CISA, affected equipment would have to be replaced.

      Oh, and by the way, this may all be illegal if election data from the 2020 Election is destroyed during the removal of batteries.

      1. They keep pushing the deadlines back of the process leading up to the big revelation, stringing us along with teasers. I feel that this is just another case of “the joke is on us”.

  35. I realize that my observation/gut feeling is nothing amounting to proof, but something about Lindell has always struck me as iffy and bogus.

  36. As Jeff has laid out,much of the evidence points to an intentional Chinese attack.And clearly,even the most charitable explanation (an accidental escape) will not account for the undeniable fact that the Chinese subsequently did their level best to not let this opportunity go to waste.

    I understand all this but I have some nagging questions.I feel like it was all too obvious:the Wuhan-lab and then the Wuhan-leak/spread.Its almost as if the Chinese wanted to be found out.But why?Also,with all their worldwide agents,couldn’t they just as easily have orchestrated this outbreak somewhere else?In a more innocuous or neutral place.It still would have spread to the US,no?

    1. China’s backup alibi is that the virus escaped accidentally. This virus is traceable, is it not? Fauci was trying to develop it and ended up partnering with China. Right? He wanted it as an inoculation vector. But people here said no. Off to China, then.

      1. Oh, and by the way, the mRNA shots utilize the spike protein which produces prion crystals throughout the vascular system, as found with Mad Cow Disease. These prions are transmissible though respiration and sweat glands, so anyone who has not been inoculated, can become infected with prions from those who have been inoculated. The good news is that a robust immune system will develop an antibody which destroys the prion. I would imagine that exposure to the inoculated would be less than actually getting the shots, and that the immune system would be less taxed and better able to develop antibodies without succumbing to Alzheimer’s Parkinson’s and AIDS.

      2. Fire captain probed for calling mandatory vaccines ‘tyranny’
        ‘I am so hopping mad right now, you have no idea, my head could pop’
        Art Moore
        August 24, 2021

        Repost of original video by LAFD Captain Cristian Granucci, 31 year veteran, on Telegram app. August 23, 2021, 12:11 a.m. Medical tyranny strikes Los Angeles City Fire Department. A gut-wrenching soliloquy and call to action opposing vaccine apartheid in America.

      3. The mRNA concoction is not a vaccine.

        The spike protein produces prions throughout the vascular system, like Mad Cow Disease.

        Prions are transmissible through respiration and sweat glands.

        There is an antibody for prions.

  37. The virus is not a problem. The mRNA concoction is deadly poison. Can anyone tell me how many people have died of Flu in the past twenty months? There are more than forty five thousand people who have hat the mRNA shots, who have died, but there’s no autopsy reports publicly available.

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