There is a lot to comment on here, a lot of great, thought-provoking content, but rather than try to over strain myself on a Monday morning, I wanted to say that people are absolutely getting uglier. I feel like a concreted snob saying that - I'm of strictly slightly above average looks myself (or so I'm told) and far from a paragon of health - but over the past two or three years I've been putting in a lot of effort to clean up my diet and get my act together health-wise because it seemed like the moment I turned 25, my body started falling apart, piece by piece. Point is, once I learned about all the poison you mentioned early in the article, I felt as if I'd had the glasses from "They Live" stapled from my head, and it's not just that I feel physically repulsed on the rare occasion circumstances force me to eat processed foods, but the people around me look... different. I had a friend who's a good three decades older than me say, "I remember when fat people were just fat." And I realized that I did too. Fat people aren't fat anymore. Like, I can remember when the fat people in my life (e.g. my father, before he shed a good hundred excess pounds) were big, but they were proportional. These days I feel like I see more and more what a friend deemed "eggs on legs" - these people are huge, bloated, swollen like ticks around the middle, their skin stretched taut rather than soft and pliant, with bloated faces, eyes forced into a squint, but their arms and legs are skinny and spindly. They're clearly malnourished and riddled with varicose veins and ugly, wine-dark splotches of bruising, but only on the extremities. But the excess flab on their bodies looks saggy and wrong. The best way I can put it is that they look like melting wax. To be perfectly frank, I see the same thing in the thirty pounds of excess weight I've been working to burn. It doesn't feel like I feel like it should, if that makes sense.

Worse still, so many of them are dim and inattentive. They toddle around on unsteady legs, dressed in pajamas, eyes bleary and dull and wheezing as they trawl the middle aisles of the grocery stores, almost wholly aware of their own surroundings. I notice this is more pronounced in driving, where any time I see an accident, or am nearly involved in one myself, it's usually someone quite large who's simply not paying attention.

I don't say this to be rude, though I know it very much is. Having put on an embarrassing amount of excess weight from working a sedentary job, I know that even though I've shed most of it, I'm still hurling boulders in a glass house. I have some degree of compassion for these people, ultimately. But what I see out there, more and more, is really beginning to concern me, because I believe that these people are quite literally eating themselves stupid, grazing like cattle more and more until they're quite literally bipedal livestock. Most people reading this probably are aware that saturated fats aren't just bad for your heart, and everything else, but especially your brain. The brain is sixty percent fat. If the only fats you introduce to your brain are saturated fats... well, you can extrapolate the rest. Needless to say, in my opinion, it's like building the frame of a house with brittle, plastic timber. I read more and more about "brain fog" and such stuff and can't help but think the fact that these people are building their brains from literal poison might have something to do with it. And, since I've typed way more than I thought, I'll just end with this - the heart of what truly concerns me about the issue isn't that these people are eating themselves to death. What worries me is that - metaphorically speaking - they're basically being transmogrified and domesticated into swine, and as they grow ever sicker, ever more feeble, ever more unable to care for themselves, they'll be clamoring for the farmer to feed them more slop. It's not just that we'll all have to bear this cost as a society; I fear that, since most of us in these spheres very much wish to limit the power of this metaphorical farmer - and you know what I'm referring to - do you really think the howling, wailing mobs of starving swine who rely on the farmer for everything will tolerate that? Regardless of their diminished, withered, and wizened states, they'll still be able to vote. And they'll be demanding the farmers use force to ensure their endless glut of slop never ceases or slows.

I know this only addressed one small point you made and spun it off into a tangent, but it really caught my attention since it's something that's been on my mind more and more, as of late.

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Mar 19Liked by John Carter

Trans-rich, that's a good one.

We've been buying some of our food from a local farmer network for maybe 15 years now. Spouse was once on the board. It has always struggled to survive. It's been the same group of people who buy from them ever since it started. Every once in a while whenever I pick up the food I ask how things are, if the group of people buying has grown. The last time I asked was about a year or year and half ago, when there were sporadic shortages going around, and I figured surely they had picked up some new customers. Nothing.

The vast majority of people just don't give a shit.

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The bad news: George Sorosdemon and his ilk, who have been the puppetmasters orchestrating much of the madness now consuming what's left of the West, will be making a killing manipulating the dollar and engaging in other financial schemes during the economic cataclysms that lie ahead. He and his fellow demons probably won't get theirs in this life, and they're all on such good terms with the devil that they may not even get it in the next life either. The good news: all those communist DAs and political harlots and NGO activists Sorosdemon and company have been sponsoring to destroy America from within will all be out of a job and may even get thrown a rope party of two, as it becomes clear just how badly they sold out their fellow countrymen just for a fast buck and the appearance of power and self-importance.

On a different note, The Matrix seems to have been prophetically accurate when it indicated that 1999 was the height of modern prosperity and used that era as the model for its simulated reality, and then had the "real world" going straight to hell post 2000.

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Mar 19Liked by John Carter

Oh how I resonate with this essay. Thank you John.

Factory made food like product is indeed no way to nourish ourselves.

My whole life I have felt this nightmare coming down the pipes. 25 years ago I bought land and grow cows, poultry and sheep. I did it to be able to feed and clothe my family. I have all I need to live truly and honestly, more than merely to survive on the scraps of worthless garbage we are expected to accept. Gaining basic skills, farming, butchery, woodworking and textile skills means I am well placed and today feel blessed with the benefit of this forethought all those years ago. Hard work but good living. I feel for those who are lost in the sea of modernity to the reality of life.

Thanks again John, I appreciated reading this essay.

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For the win! I have been saying similar things to my optimistic libertarian friends for some time, but nowhere near as well as you just said them.

Case in point: I haven't seen a real peach in many years, and I live in a "peach" growing area.


Such issues are why the Right needs to take back the mantle of being the real environmentalists. Not the environmentalism of cramming people into cities and eating bugs or soy paste, but the environmentalism of living in the environment: growing real food, and making things out of real wood.

Outsourcing to China is just a way of avoiding environmental regulations

Letting bums camp in the streets and hooligans loot stores unpunished does not mix with a desire for bike friendly towns and cities.

Such is the subject of my latest post, but you might not like the price of stealing the true greens from Team D. But if you are willing to pay it, you have a tool for establishing a beachhead on campus.

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Mar 20Liked by John Carter

I am in a third world country. No industry here to speak of. Most work with their hands or are in a service industry. Homes are modest. Wealth is generational. Education is valued. Work ethic is success. They work until 4 or 5 and stop working. They average wage is 25 k.

No big industry.

Most young people in Canada are overpaid. Especially government employees. Sitting on their butts typing at a keyboard.

My personal pick in 65 years of life is the growth of tech. It has fucked up everything. Government employees dont have paperwork or filing cabinets, so they come up with more ideas to bother everyone with a program. The coming to Jesus meeting is soon. Bank failures, digital currency, dumb rules and a totalitarian government run by AI. All dragging a generation off to fight a war in Europe. This is the the roaring 20s. We are in 1929 right now. Crash and burn is imminent.

Nice phones though.

And health care in Canada sucks. My local doctor is 20 bucks a visit and actually does something if I visit and it takes 20 minutes.

A doctor in Canada costs 50 bucks for 5 minutes. Follow up and follow up and off to a specialist. North America in its entirety is one big scam. Everything is a lie or part of a lie in North America.

They have been driving trains for 200 plus years and still crashing them. You haven't figured that out? WTF.

They replace one mental midget with a senile old corrupt diaper soiling pedo puppet in the US.

In Canada and Europe, pedophelia leads the way with trans men waving their shit at kids all supported by a cabal of idiots, elected by dumb fucks who exchange their vote fo 100 bucks and get a tax bill in the mail for $800. Trudeau and Macron are supreme.

Technology? I think we need to step back 50 years.

My point is we dont need industry. Never did. We need family and a moral compass.

GHGs aren't caused by the little guys. It is industry. Not that I believe GHGs are necessarily a bad thing. I voted for global warming. I hate snow.

Ramblings of an old man.

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Mar 19Liked by John Carter

Have you read Dr Weston Price's Nutrition and Physical Degeneracy? He was a dentist that traveled in the 1930s and documented the faces and teeth of those on tradition diets versus those on modern diets. You will see those changes in facial structure. And the tradition diets vary widely. There is a reason why we now see obese people with fat deposits on the back of the neck and other odd places.

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Been starting my own garden, chooks, fruit trees, getting educated about herbs, all positive outcomes from the collapse of our society.

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That's the best-written reality check I have bumped into recently. But may I add some context? The one time the US got objectively retrospective was in 1969 and, confident that the findings would confirm the American Dream, they dug deep. Shock time. 40% were trapped in poverty and most of these were black, a formulaic percentage driven by economic policy. 12% suffered permanent severe brain damage from malnutrition. I forget the other horrific statistics, but America vowed never to look at itself through the reality lens ever again. Propaganda is so much more palatable.

In Australia, I decided that becoming a specialist in any field made one an interdependent cog in a vast machine which, if one cog broke, the entire machine falters. So I became a generalist. I can grow food, fix a car, write a book, read legislation, fire a gun, hunt my meat and fish, speak local languages, design a government, and build a house.

I realised that many Amerricans, Preppers, thought likewise and so learned from them. I built websites, warned my countrymen, avoided vaccines and processed foods, and generally got viewed by my family and friends as a nutter; a term now replaced by 'conspiracy theorist'.

It seems that the die was cast when the world bought into free trade and credit. Those of us who have our refuge in the wilderness may quite possibly survive, if robbers don't relieve us of our prudential goodies. I have given up warning folks. They still do not want to know. I now regard this as a human evolutionary correction. The Culture of Acquisition will die, along with all of its adherents and there is nothing we can do about it. This will be replaced by the Culture of Harmony, because those who rejected rat-racing have always wished for that dual role of Avoiding Conflict and Seeking Harmony. I enjoy a certain advantage here, in that ancient Aboriginal culture is a holistic expression of those very values. As this may help people rebuild humanity, I detailed their culture in a novel titled "The Lost Track". It's free to anybody who wants a copy in PDF, at least until the publisher makes his move.

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Mar 19Liked by John Carter

Collapse will release the people from the trap.

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Mar 23Liked by John Carter

My wife and I regularly comment as to how odd people look these days when we are out and about.

Weird misshapen heads, proportionally weird bodies and unable to speak coherently.

We started noticing this 5 years or so ago.

Seed oils? Herbicides such as roundup, 2-4-d, etc? Lack of exercise? Chemicals leeching out of plastic water bottles? Fluoride? No exercise? Computer screens/X-box/cell hones? Over the top vaccination schedules? Combination of all?

I dunno, but something has accelerated the change that started in the 1960's.


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My parents were born in 1930 and 1931. My father was from a citified family in Terre Haute. My mother was raised on a farm in central Indiana (as was I, and for a short time my children as well). My mother's family was always looked down on by the other side as ignorant, uncultured -- almost brutish. "She married up." Yet throughout the depression and the war, it was *mom's* family that never went hungry, never went cold or unclothed, never went 'unemployed,' were never forced into idleness or onto the dole. The only economic pressure was not having enough cash to pay the property tax. They made up the difference by trapping in the winter.

This divide has only gotten worse. Half the country sits in the air conditioning with clean uncalloused hands and looks down their noses at the half in sweaty stained Red Kap work pants that smell of diesel oil and creosote. Yet you might be a tad too pessimistic about the young'uns. And this may be affected by where you live. I have just had to replace the tank for my oil boiler. The two men sent to do the installation could not have been 21, yet they certainly were not boys. They were polite, competent, did the job quickly with self assurance and zero problems. I see many more young men like them in my community than I see gender-confused metrosexual layabouts. The main economic drivers here are agriculture, fishing, excavation, construction, and milling and paving. Being the county seat there's also a place for lawyering, bail bonds, and a couple of banks -- but other than that if there are a dozen people in town besides me getting a paycheck for pushing bits around on a cloud server I'd be staggered. I'd much rather be here when the breakdown comes.

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Even the "businesses" that young people are encouraged to start today are vapid -- ebooks about how to write ebooks, youtube channels, only fans, social media influencing, "life coaching", "dating coaching", supplements, clothes, etc. I understand that not everyone can work with his hands, be a farmer, or be a tradesman. But what real value do these products have? They do nothing to increase either physical capital or human capital. When the tide goes out, we're going to see that a lot of people were swimming naked.

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Sobering, John. I'm going to have to pour myself something stronger to deal with this. Of course, you're right and while we think ourselves rich, just visit one of the 'shithole' countries we've made 'shithole' by bombs, plunder and unmanageable debt. God bless America.

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I might begin to sound like a broken record. I know how to build a house. I can grow more food than I can eat. I have years of experience fermenting alcohol. I am building a big garden and an orchard this year.

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Fantastic post. You're up and about in good form, John.


"Student loans were part of the same scam. No decent jobs for high school graduates in your area, since corporate closed the plant to pivot their operations to Malaysia? No problem, here’s a loan, your kids can go to university, the ticket to the professional-managerial class. They’ll be more successful than you ever could have been, we swear."

My brother in Christ, I am Malaysian born and bred and this rings true in ways many cannot comprehend. I see a lot of American kids – Anglophones in general – coming out to my part of the world trying to find the comfortable lifestyle they thought their degrees warranted them, trying so hard to build the wealth they saw their parents and grandparents easily accumulating but when the time came was shut off to them.

Elite over supply. Now become digital nomads in Tulum, Bali, Costa Rica, Kuala Lumpur. Where to next? It's just down, down, downward mobility from here. Interesting times.

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