Category Archives: Americana

RIP, Jim Seals

We may never pass this way again…

Edward Dowd provides the sources; this was planned. Look at this and tell me how I misunderstood it. “It’s just a coincidence, just like Event 201!”

Karl Denninger: “Took The Jabs? Welcome To Hell” The jabs make you more likely to get sick! “WHILE I AM SICK, I AM GRATEFUL FOR THE PROTECTION MY VACCINE CONTINUES TO PROVIDE”

COVID Vaccine Blood Clot Issue ‘May Be in the Hundreds,’ but ‘Heart Issue Is in the Thousands’

Co-authored by Dr. Stephanie Seneff and Dr. Peter McCullough: “Innate immune suppression by SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccinations: The role of G-quadruplexes, exosomes, and MicroRNAs” The CoVID injections “…potentially have a causal link to neurodegenerative disease, myocarditis, immune thrombocytopenia, Bell’s palsy, liver disease, impaired adaptive immunity, impaired DNA damage response and tumorigenesis.” Are you paying attention yet?!

Emerald Robinson: “John Roberts Breaks The Silence About Vaccine Injuries” Emerald is one of the brave ones. The stories related here are dreadful.

Nitzakhon: “Dark Thoughts in the Small Hours” Exceptionally good.

Dr. Robert Malone: “Monkey Pox” “Truth versus fearporn.”

The Infamous Wuhan Lab Recently Assembled Monkeypox Strains Using Methods Flagged For Creating ‘Contagious Pathogens’” I’m shocked!

Shocking Public Resignation: ‘Never Have I Been So Ashamed Of My Country’ Says Russian Diplomat” “I simply cannot any longer share in this bloody, witless and absolutely needless ignominy.” I hope he will be the first of many.

America the Miserable” “Misery loves company. And unfortunately for America, the merchants of misery will be in charge for a long time.” All the while, you are expected to affirm that you are happy!

White Nationalism? Are You Kidding Me?” “Imagine a child going to school and being taught the need to apologize for his very skin color. You think that won’t bring out the crazy in at least a few of them?”

Jonathan Turley: “NSTA Guide Advises Against the Use of “Parent,” “Male,” Female,” “Mother” and “Father”

Destroying innocence. Say the words with me: “pervert”; “perverse”; “perversion”.

This is the left. Do not tell me they are ignorant. This is evil.

Young Americans Don’t Know ANYTHING!” This is why they have to take arithmetic in college, and why we have a trade deficit, and why the border is open, and why the country is run for the benefit of perverts.

Covid was liberalism’s endgame” “Liberal individualism has an innate tendency towards authoritarianism” It’s for your own good!

More regarding possible malfeasance at the Census Bureau, as we discussed recently: “Why Did Biden Census Bureau Add 2.5 Million More Residents to Blue-State Population Count?

Census Bureau Undercounted 5 Red States, Overcounted 6 Blue States

Was Census Count Rigged, Too? Texas, Tennessee, Florida May Have Been Robbed of Congressional Seats

‘We’re in a crisis’: Farmers sound alarm over coming food shortage

A food insecurity expert predicts that there’s only 10 weeks of wheat supplies left in the world as Russian invasion disrupts production

Jennifer Zeng: “【Top Secret Recording】 War Mobilization Meeting of the Southern War Zone of the PLA: Guangdong Province in The State of War” PLA = People’s Liberation Army (China). Guangdong = Canton (southern province).

Cattle Supply and Demand Issues for the 2022 Marketing Year

Peter Schiff: “The Recession Is Already Here and It Won’t Be Mild

International Man: “A surprising benefit to owning gold– especially now

15 Items Every Prepper Should Horde for SHTF” 14 minutes.

Great Reset- What do they think of people who will live in the country?” Notice the agonized warning on YouTube. 14 minutes.

Ohio Amish Barn Raising” These will be the survivors. We may well live to see the meek inherit the earth. It will be a better place.

See you soon!

Memorial Day, 2022

Independence Day and Veterans Day are hard every year; the nation they honor has passed away. Memorial Day, however, is more tragic.

We pause to remember those who gave their lives in patriotic sincerity. They died to give others the blessings of life and liberty. I do not know how much they suspected about their leaders and their fellow countrymen, but I find it hard to argue that we are worthy of their ultimate sacrifice.

Many times I have read the comments of surviving veterans, or the children of veterans who passed away, who look at the social landscape of America and question, “What was I fighting for?”

The three foundations of America are God and His Bible; the Declaration of Independence; and the Constitution. We have turned our backs willfully on all three.

Every day I see evidence that this country has gone stark, raving mad, calling good evil and evil good, and more are openly embracing Satanism. The border is wide open; our election was stolen; corruption succeeds; the rights to speak, to worship, and to defend oneself are in jeopardy; violent criminals have their way; the elites are stoking race and sex wars; children are seduced by perverts as parents are punished for resisting; doctors are punished for saving people’s lives; scientists are punished for original thoughts; the world’s food supply is being destroyed to satisfy the nightmarish plans of a sweater-wearing billionaire… Have I left anything out?

If I had a teenage or young adult child, I could not in good conscience advise him or her to enter the military to defend the cultural marxist kleptocratic perverted elites. I grieve for the lives lost on the battlefield – and after the battlefield – with the hope of keeping a republic. We let them down.

The best thing we can do to honor their memory is to prepare ourselves to start over. We can do that in one of two ways, perhaps both.

  1. Secession. We have discussed that before. The maps are on the right side of the blog; the links are at the bottom.
  2. Foundation. This is said in the spirit of Isaac Asimov’s Foundation trilogy, in which a group of scholars warned the Galactic Emperor of the impending fall of the empire. They proposed creating a foundation to preserve knowledge, thereby shortening the anticipated dark ages.

In either case, the goal must be a true conservatism: conserving something, namely, Judeo-Christian Western civilization. If we can do that, perhaps our fallen comrades can be proud of us.

Society requires memory

Alas, Mrs. Surak was not feeling well enough to travel today. We have postponed our plans. But I will still share some pictures with you, as I promised!

This region is within the boundaries of the USA. It is a little bit different from Baltimore, Berkeley, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Portland, St. Louis, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington DC, and the like.

Here are some of the people.

They live as most of our ancestors lived up until about 200 years ago. They work very hard six days per week, producing much of the food we eat. They then devote one day per week to the worship of almighty God. They are very productive, self-reliant, and close-knit. As in many religious communities, those who dare to question and to leave are “shunned”.

Could you live like that now? Your ancestors did. If there were an electromagnetic pulse weapon directed at the USA, their lives would continue mostly unaware. They would survive more easily than you.

Would you live like that now? Should you live like that now? Their educational level goes up to the eighth grade, I believe. My mind could not accept such constraints. I hunger to know the architecture of God’s mind (logic, mathematics) and the glory of His universe (science, history, philosophy). I revel in the beauty uncovered by musicians and artists. I cannot be satisfied merely to labor.

Yesterday, I offered you an introductory interview with Alexander Dugin: I do not want to make too much out of Mr. Dugin, but in a time of social collapse, I open my mind to those who have questioned the basic foundations of our society.

As I recall, Dugin and others distinguish between two types of societies. One type, with which we are more familiar, lives closer to the sea, engages more in foreign trade, engages in more intellectual speculation, and is more comfortable altering the parameters of its life. Here, we might be referring to coastal America, Britain, Greece and Rome, and so on.

The other type of society is more continental, more inland, more insulated from outside influences, more traditional, and less willing to change. Presumably Russia is the archetype of such a society. These two types of society are destined to conflict.

Dugin pushes further and identifies the stable societies as those characterized by an ethnos: a specific cultural-ethnic-linguistic identity. China, India, Japan, and Russia all have that distinctive character. So did Britain, France, Germany, and Italy until the late 20th century.

A society does not need to be 100% ethnically pure in order to have a dominant culture, provided assimilation is demanded of immigrants, and the dominant culture is respected by minorities. Once that demand and that respect are declared “racist” (but only in some countries!), that society’s cohesiveness is dead, and it is but a matter of time until the country itself fractures.

I love to visit the area pictured above. I feel calmer and more grounded. Yet my intellect needs to continue to work and to strive upward. In such times, I think a lot about a particular Psalm.

A Song of Maalot [the Temple steps] of David. Lord, my heart is not haughty, nor my eyes lofty; nor do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me. Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, like a child who is weaned from his mother; my soul is like a weaned child. Let Israel hope in the Lord from this time forth and for evermore.

Psalm 131

I think this may be the secret of the people in the pictures above.

(picture credits: Wikipedia,

The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Dear Surak readers, I have returned. I have accumulated a lot to share with you. Let me start with one of our activities today, on the way home.

The 13 original states are full of history. Virginia is especially full of military history, on top of everything else. Our drive up old route 1 today took us past the National Museum of the Marine Corps and the National Museum of the Army. With limited time, I chose Pamplin Historical Park: The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier.

This museum, as the name implies, does not focus on the causes, the campaigns, or the social changes involved in the war. It focuses mostly on the experiences of the common soldier, whether Union or Confederate. You can browse among musical instruments and card games to pass the time. You can also browse among surgical implements and artificial limbs. Some lucky soldiers had the good fortune to be sedated by opium during their operations.

Near the beginning of the exhibit was a remarkable color infographic published on a full newspaper page in 1861. It displayed the results of the complex 1860 presidential election, in which there were not two, not three, but four viable presidential candidates.

Abraham Lincoln got an outright majority of electoral votes, as well as a plurality of popular votes. But although he was the favorite candidate of more voters than any other candidate, he was also the least favorite candidate of more voters than any other candidate. It is arguable that the other three candidates split the anti-Lincoln vote.

One of my research interests is in voting methods for multi-candidate elections. The 1860 presidential election has long been a classic case study in what-if. Suppose different rules had been used to tally voter preferences. Might the result have been different?

There are some scenarios under which northern Democrat Senator Stephen Douglas of Illinois could have won the election, including under a voting scheme I favor. If he had been elected, would South Carolina have fired on Fort Sumter? Would the South have seceded? Even if there had been secession, would there necessarily have been war?

To be clear, I am 100% opposed to slavery for anyone. That does not imply that I look back happily on the hundreds of thousands killed, or even reject the prospect of an independent South, that might have reduced the modern imperial overreach of Washington, DC.

Here is a photograph of some old veterans from both sides meeting long after the war’s conclusion. (That glare in the middle was my smartphone.)

Seeing what is happening in today’s society, I feel reasonably confident that these two sets of former opponents would realize that they have far more in common with each other than with their descendants. They, and the veterans of the world wars and more recent conflicts, might well regret the blood they shed for more recent ungrateful, decadent generations. We are not fit to shine their shoes.

Upon my return, I found a delivery of “Irresistible Revolution: Marxism’s Goal of Conquest & the Unmaking of the American Military” by Matthew Lohmeier, a lieutenant-colonel in the US Space Force who was relieved of his command for writing this book. (Isn’t it interesting that the highest quality people usually top out at Lt. Col.?)

We have a lot of catching up to do in the coming week!