James Howard Kunstler

Fortress of Lies – James Howard Kunstler

This is a syndicated repost courtesy of Clusterfuck Nation. To view original, click here. Reposted with permission.      History has a special purgatory where it sometimes stashes feckless nations punch drunk on their own tragic choices: the realm where anything goes, nothing matters, and nobody cares. We’ve surely crossed the frontier into that bad…

Reply To Gary North- James Howard Kunstler

This is a syndicated repost courtesy of Clusterfuck Nation. To view original, click here. Reposted with permission.      Last week, extreme right-wing, hyper-patriot blogger and “Christian Reconstructionist” Gary North published a piece that bounced around the Web titled “James Howard Kunstler: Foul-Mouthed Apologist for the Good Old Boys.” Gary North was inflamed because I…

State of the Union – James Howard Kunstler

This is a syndicated repost courtesy of Clusterfuck Nation. To view original, click here. Reposted with permission. The fog of chatter about Federal Reserve money-printing shenanigans, currency wars, fiscal intransigence, exchange rates, and alphabetized rescue operations conceals the central reality of the historical moment: that all industrial economies now face epic contraction, even rip-roaring China…

The Master Meme- James Howard Kunstler

This is a syndicated repost courtesy of Clusterfuck Nation. To view original, click here. Reposted with permission.      The gentlemen and ladies of the meme-o-sphere, where collective notions are birthed like sleet from clouds, have decided lately that the USA has entered a full-on broad-based bull market – a condition of general happiness and…

Commitments and Obligations

              Conservatives have a legitimate gripe about America’s excessive "commitments and obligations" to "unfunded liabilities" but their focus on Medicare and social security misses the larger point: our disastrous commitment to the current national lifestyle, in particular suburban sprawl and everything it entails.     This point came across vividly in a video recently released by the usually level-headed David McAlvaney titled "The Fuse Is Lit Part 3 – an American…

Going To the Movies- James Howard Kunstler

This is a syndicated repost courtesy of Clusterfuck Nation. To view original, click here. Reposted with permission. I don’t go to the movies much anymore, alas, because the nearest mall cineplex — owned by a company named Regal that runs the place like a self-storage facility — is a dump with broken seats and teenage…

Some Sunny Day-James Howard Kunstler

This is a syndicated repost courtesy of Clusterfuck Nation. To view original, click here. Reposted with permission.     The story behind the “fiscal cliff” melodrama and the much-memed handwringing about the “good-for-nothing congress” is probably not quite what it appears — a set of problems that will eventually be overcome by “better leadership” armed…