Charlatans like Erich von Daniken convinced many gullible readers of his books this “monster” was of an alien in a space suit. Real archaeologists know it’s of an ancient tribal shaman, to be found among the greatest profusion of prehistoric rock art on earth over 10,000 years old in a remote plateau of the Algerian Sahara called the Tassili n’Ajjer. There are no roads – you must climb up here with pack mules carrying your supplies. No one lives up here, it’s uninhabited. You’ll be among spectacularly gigantic rock formations with over 300 huge natural rock arches, so geologically unique it seems unworldly. In the center of Tassili n’Ajjer known as the Tadrart is a vastly deep gorge, like a knife sliced open the mountain. Clamber down to the bottom and you will discover a forest of 2,000 year-old Saharan cypress trees – yes, a forest in the Sahara, remnants of when the Sahara was green millennia ago. My son Jackson and I explored here in 2003. Perhaps it’s time to be here again. (Glimpses of Our Breathtaking World #28 photo ©Jack Wheeler)
I motored up to Larry Elder’s house last Sunday (9/05) for a visit – he needed a break if only for an hour or two. He was just getting off a Zoom press conference when I arrived and soon he’d be off to yet another conference in his quest to upend Gavin Newsom and become governor of California. The recall election, as you know, is next Tuesday (9/14). So we talked about what I call the Mystery of California. How, given the atrocious condition of the state of California and the city of Los Angeles, where I lived for fifty years and he still does, would any sane person not want to try to a new approach to government and a new governor? That’s the mystery. How did the most beautiful piece of real estate arguably in the entire globe turn into—let’s be blunt—a rubbish heap?
So happily, this is not our problem. So many progressives are mentally ill over their MSM driven paranoid delusions of catastrophic global warming that they are organizing psychiatric treatment and support groups for themselves. Of course, they blame the "bad decisions of previous generations" for their angst, rather than their own uncritical idée fixe choices. The bottom line for us? It is better to have depressed paralyzed and hopeless opponents than ones full of confident activist energy: Report: Mental Health Concerns over ‘Climate Despair’ Sweeps Nation Fauci continues to fund the Wuhan virus lab with our money. The Senate voted unanimously to ban this funding, but Pelosi's House members are still sitting on the bill. What does the CCP have on Pelosi? Likely a LOT because her driver for many years was a CCP spy:
At long last, the deadly reign of Anthony Fauci will come to an end. That’s because yesterday (9/07) The Intercept, a hard-left publication, released (thanks to its FOIA lawsuit) 900 pages of government documents definitively proving that Fauci used his position to fund gain-of-function research into bat viruses at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (“WIV”)—and then lied to Congress about it. Here are the lessons to be learned from the fascist fraud of Fauci.
The Russian evolutionary anthropologist Peter Turchin coined the term “elite overproduction,” better understood as an overproduction of people who see themselves as potential elites, despite being mediocrities. Take Jake Sullivan, the United States National Security Advisor to President Joe Biden. This guy is the primary architect of the plan to leave Afghanistan. A quick look at his résumé shows that he is laughably unqualified for the position. He is an overeducated idiot who is sure he is the smartest man in every room, despite being one of the dumbest men in every room. How did a vacuous airhead like Jake Sullivan get into this position?
The Salar de Uyuni, 12,000 feet high in the Altiplano of Bolivia, is a 4,000 square mile expanse of salt so flat it is used to calibrate the altimeters of NASA observation satellites of the earth. After a rain, it becomes the world’s largest mirror, 80 miles across. The incredible reflective surface extends to the horizon in every direction – it is both hallucinatingly disorienting and makes for amazing mirror-to-horizon photos (especially at sunrise/sunset). The brine underneath the salt crust contains 70% of the world’s lithium – critical to our battery-fueled global economy – produced in evaporation pools that are a kaleidoscope of colors. You can stay here in relative luxury at one of the world’s most unique hotels – the Palacio de Sal, built entirely of salt: walls, floors, ceilings, furniture, sculptures. Being here is one of South America’s more astounding experiences. Let me know if you want a Wheeler Expedition to take you there! (Glimpses of Our Breathtaking World #39 Photo ©Jack Wheeler)
Folks, I am really trying to get a grip on myself right now. Thank heavens I have TTPers to whom I can write and will understand. Many of you if not most may be going through something similar. I have been trying to write and post TTP articles since last November with some sense of objectivity and dispassion. Today the dam burst. Earlier today (9/07), we posted Ice Cream Joe’s Culture of Death. It starts by referring to a sermon ereyesterday (Sunday 9/05) by Pastor Jack Graham at Dallas’ Prestonwood Baptist Church paying tribute to the Martyred Thirteen at the Kabul Airport. The TTP article then segues to Pastor Graham’s praise of the “culture of life” Texas Heartbeat Law. But before he did, Pastor Graham had his audience watch a video of US Congressmen who had served in Afghanistan themselves talking about what the loss of these thirteen Service Members meant to them. Watching it, I simply broke down.
Ice Cream Joe, virtually all Democrats, and their accomplices in mainstream media are now up-in-arms because the split U.S. Supreme Court—on a 5-4 ruling—refused to “block” the Texas law from going into effect. They love parroting the line that restricting the right to murder the unborn in Texas “will disproportionately disadvantage black women who have most abortion in the state,” while failing to acknowledge the obvious corollary that SB8 will be a huge advantage to unborn black babies who now will have a real opportunity to experience the wonder of life rather than be sacrificed to Joe Biden’s culture of death. As Pastor Jack Graham of Dallas’ Prestonwood Baptist Church observes, with the Texas Heartbeat Law, “We’re going to turn America from a culture of death into a culture of life.”
Rachel Maddow, Liberal Media Figures Slammed For 'Taking The Bait' On False Story About Ivermectin Overdoses. This is beyond weird. This is an unverified story of about horse medicine in small hospitals in rural Oklahoma that goes worldwide. WTH is going on here? It’s the Fascist Covid Cult at work.Quack doctors are a particularly despised species of proto-hominids. The one pictured above made headlines around the world last week claiming people overdosing on a horse medicine were overwhelming hospital emergency rooms in rural Oklahoma. It turns out that this quack completely invented the story whole cloth, yet it suckered the entire Global Libtard Media. This afternoon’s (9/06) Fox headline:
The inner town (Itchan Kala) of the ancient Silk Road oasis of Khiva has been unchanged for centuries. Surrounded by 40ft-high snake walls that writhe around the city, its labyrinth of narrow lanes adorned with blue and aquamarine tile mosaics is a living museum for you to explore. On the Oxus or Amu Darya River in deepest Central Asia, Khiva was ancient when Alexander the Great seized it in 329 BC. It survived the depredations of Arabs in the 7th century, Mongols in the 12th, Tamerlane in the 13th. The Khanate of Khiva continued to flourish on the Silk Road until conquered by the Russians in the 19th. Today in Uzbekistan, it remains as the best-preserved of the ancient oases of the Silk Road, yet unknown to the outside world. We’ll be here once again this coming September. (Glimpses of Our Breathtaking World #118 Photo ©Jack Wheeler)