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Kunstler: “This Is Exactly What You Get In A Culture Where Anything Goes & Nothing Matters”

“This is exactly what you get in a culture where anything goes and nothing matters.”

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Authored by James Howard Kunstler via Kunstler.com.

In a nation afflicted by fads, crazes, manias, and rages, mass murder is the jackpot for nihilists – begging the question: why does this country produce so many of them?

Answer: this is exactly what you get in a culture where anything goes and nothing matters. Extract all the meaning and purpose from being here on earth, and erase as many boundaries as you can from custom and behavior, and watch what happens, especially among young men trained on video slaughter games.

For many, there is no armature left to hang a life on, no communities, no fathers, no mentors, no initiations into personal responsibility, no daily organizing principles, no instruction in useful trades, no productive activities, no opportunities for love and affection, and no way out. This abyss of missing social relations is made worse by the everyday physical settings for everyday lives based on nothing: the wilderness of parking lots that America has turned itself into. Such is the compelling myth of the New World as a wilderness that we obliged ourselves to re-enact it, minus nature, including human nature, especially what may be noble and sacred about human nature.

The old truism sticks: when nothing is sacred, everything is profane, and what could be more profane than slaughtering your fellow humans en masse, for no good reason? Just because you felt like it at the time? Another time, you might feel like scarfing some tacos, or checking in on the free porn sites, or tweaking some crushed-up oxycontin. One message from the culture of anything-goes-and-nothing-matters comes through loud and clear: if it feels good, do it! And if you feel bad, do something to make yourself feel better.

The wonder is that the way we live these days hasn’t turned more people into homicidal maniacs, considering how many are out there feeling bad in this grotesque landscape of incessant motoring, vivid purposelessness, and lost aspiration — unless these bloody skirmishes are the precursor to some more general outbreak of murderous havoc. It’s not hard these days to imagine the political animus ratcheting up to something like a new civil war. If it works out that way, it will be the most psychologically confused political event of modern history.

The Walmart is the perfect setting for these ceremonies of nihilist wrath. The sheer size of these places makes the “consumers” inside feel small, and informs them that they are at the mercy of colossal forces for their pitiful daily needs, their Hot Pockets, their disposable diapers, their roach spray. The shooter is just a momentary concentration of everything else grinding the dignity and meaning out of American lives. The bad karma in these dynamics compels some periodic release. Cue some young man jacked on his own hormones and a comic book conception of human power relations.

I’m not persuaded that a ban on gun sales will do anything to prevent more of these deadly episodes because there are already too many firearms loose in America. But it is probably necessary to make some kind of statement, say a ban on military-type weapons, and I rather expect that will happen. But the political process of recognizing what really ails this society is mired in bad faith, idiocy, and neuroticism. And the political actors are signaling their ineptitude clearly, which only adds to the sweeping demoralization of everybody else.

We await a restructuring of American life into real communities of people working together at things that matter, and it will require the demise of the things that have worked so hard to destroy all that, namely, the tyranny of the giants, the town-killing Walmarts, the suffocating monster of government, the media manipulators of reality, the too-big-to-fail banks. The people alone won’t loosen the grip of these monsters and, honestly, they lack the will to even imagine life without all that.

But history onrushing will do it for them, first in the form of a financial fiasco that upsets the meaning of what “money” is, and all the instruments calibrated in it; and then with an economic collapse of supply lines and activities that we can’t afford to carry on anymore.

The people may have to be dragged kicking and screaming into that new disposition of things, just because it’s so hard to let go of what you’re used to. Something like this appears to be underway now in global business and markets. For a while, it will only add to the confusion. Clarity is a lagging effect.

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Former Top Porn Star Now Lives in an Underground Homeless Camp

Claims she likes it there.

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Video footage shot by a Dutch film crew shows how former top porn star Jenni Lee now lives in an underground homeless camp in Las Vegas.

Lee worked in the porn industry for 14 years, with her final appearance occurring in 2016.

Despite presumably making good money during that time, she now lives in a subterranean tunnel.

“I actually got very famous, I should still be top 100 on some list…I used to be so hot,” she said.

Lee asserts that she is treated well by the other homeless people and has made “more genuine friends” than when she wasn’t living in the camp.

“I’m happy, I’ve everything I need here,” said Lee, who said she could get out of the underground camp but saw no reason to leave.

She said she liked living in the camp despite there being no water or natural light.

Lee’s fellow ex-porn star Mia Khalifa recently made headlines for claiming she only made $12,000 dollars during her short lived career.

Khalifa said she found it extremely difficult getting a “normal” job after quitting the industry.

Hopefully Mia doesn’t end up like Jenni.

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New Universal Movie Portrays 6th Graders Playing With Sex Toys

Hollywood sewer pipe strikes again.

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A new Universal movie called Good Boys which is aimed at a teenage audience shows sixth graders playing with sex toys.

In the film’s trailer, actor Seth Rogan jokes that the main child actors can’t even watch the trailer for their own movie because it is “too messed up for kids your age.”

The first scene in the trailer from the actual movie portrays the pre-teen boys playing with a gimp mask, dildos and anal beads, which one of the child actors complains, “smell like shit.”

While swearing profusely throughout, the trailer also portrays the boys bringing ecstasy to a playground.

“Universal is putting out a film called “Good Boys” featuring 6th graders playing with sex toys, drugs, porn & worse. The poster brags it’s rated R because it features “crude sexual content, drugs & alcohol ALL involving TWEENS” Who’s the audience for this?” asked Robby Starbuck.

“The audience for this movie just killed himself a couple days ago,” joked another Twitter user, referring to pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

“I think this was supposed to be the in flight movie on Epstein’s plane,” joked another.

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New Study Finds Media-Generated Fear is Driving ‘Doomsday Prepping’

Not right wing conspiracy theories.

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A new study has found that media-generated fear, not right-wing conspiracy theories, is the main driving force behind the rise of ‘doomsday prepping’.

The study, published in the Journal of American Studies, confirms that neither a backlash to the Obama presidency nor ‘extremist’ beliefs were responsible for the trend of Americans stockpiling food over the last 10 years.

Researchers interviewed preppers from 18 different U.S. states to ascertain the motivation behind their prepping.

“The results indicated that, although most did seem to be conservative and fear liberal policies, the main reason behind their motivations was the overall sense of fear currently dominating U.S. culture across a variety of media channels,” writes John Anderer. “Most Americans can’t seem to log online or turn on the television without being hit by a grim view of the future being reported or speculated on.”

The study also revealed that most ‘doomsday preppers’ don’t actually believe in imminent doomsday, but instead stockpile food because of worries over specific crises like an economic collapse, terror attack or a pandemic.

“Fear is now deeply entrenched in modern American culture and is the principal reason that so many citizens are engaging in ‘prepping’,” said lead author Dr. Michael Mills.

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