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Yes. I am.

That’s the answer.

The question (asked on X by a podcaster and conveyed to me by Bill St. Clair) was, “Is Claire Wolfe still alive?”

Bill told the inquirer that I was not only alive but still operating and posting on The Living Freedom Forums. Then he politely suggested to me that I should inform the wider world.

So here’s “proof of life,” as Bill put it, and I hope to remain among the living for a long time to come. Since I’m here to announce the (hopefully) welcome news, I’ll take the opportunity to ramble a bit.

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The “Is so-and-so still alive?” question seems to haunt the freedomista Internet. How many times have you wondered that about somebody? Maybe someone who used to be a prolific blogger. Maybe a friend-you-never met from an old forum. Suddenly you notice they’re gone. And you worry and wonder, but what can you do? DuckDuckGo may give you an answer — but more than likely not, especially if it’s someone who posted under a pseudonym.

We found out MamaLiberty was dead because she planned her death and people who knew put the word out. Dear Capn Gooch (a long-time Commentariat member and forum participant who also used to send me delicious Texas apricot-pecan cakes) we learned about only because another freedomista happened to stumble upon his local obituary.

But how many more have we silently lost, and how many more are out there enjoying their lives, happily out of the news-of-the-weird (and isn’t it all pretty weird these days?) spotlight? If you’re one of the latter, please comment on this post and let us know.

Strange, strange world we live in.

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I guess when I announced the end of blogging back in April 2022 quite a few readers thought I’d be right back. I’ve done that before. And I did say I might pop in now and then.

But I confess I’ve barely had the urge at all. Oh, I’m still watching as the world goes insane and The West collapses. My love “Rhett” and I ponder the signs, good and ill and just plain mystifying. To wit:

Is WWIII upon us? Is the tide really going to turn so that DEI and associated wokeness DIES? Will the damn warmongering neocons ever, ever give up their malign fantasies of world domination through US military might (which no longer exists and hasn’t done us much good through decades of strange wars)? Has the equally malign Davos crowd finally rendered itself irrelevant? How many “died suddenly” headlines and damning releases of hidden data will it take before certain movers-and-shakers will be sent a la lanterne?

Is some degree of sanity returning in the matter of sexually mutilating troubled adolescents? Will attempts to regain free speech triumph? Did the recent global deep freeze finally unveil the folly of relying on misnamed “clean energy”? Will the latest disaster finally prompt Boeing to stop bean-counting and DEIing to return to making sound airplanes? Will the FAA be halted in its plans to put mental incompetents, schizophrenics, and murderous psychopaths seeking large numbers and large headlines in charge of air traffic control?

Do the neocons of both parties really think we’ll all magically rally ’round war-mongering Nikki Haley if they spend enough money on her and promote her as the next … um, Jed Bush? Do MAGA supporters, though their hearts are in the right place, really believe that Trump can save us from disastrous decay? Does anyone actually believe Biden isn’t a pervy, belligerent, never-competent, always-corrupt, now-senile puppet?

Rhett and I spend hours a day reading the entrails, trying to learn our fate and the fate of freedom and life. But write about it? Not even a hint of a flicker of a shadow of an urge.

Why? Because I preached my main messages to the choir long, long ago and I got tired of repeating myself. But also because there are now lots of people saying and writing good things that only a handful of us were saying 10 or 20 years ago. And now, thanks to Substack a fabulous number of former mainstream stars (Bari Weiss, Matt Taibbi, etc.) and former unheard nobodies are having their say for freedom and sanity — eloquently, effectively, and encouragingly.

Weiss has even created a mini media empire that’s drawn in whistleblowers, political humorists, poets, other former mainstream stars, and reporters on the ground in world hot-spots — and encouraged civil discourse among differing voices at the same time. Impressive!

Who needs me, these days? Only Rhett and Trixie, I’m happy to say.

Yeah, sometimes it’s a little odd no longer being “THE Claire Wolfe.” But then, it was always more than a little odd for this happy hermit to be semi-hemi-demi-quasi-pseudo famous in the first place (I was SO glad when the marriage proposals from random strangers and the demands for me to lead the next American Revolution stopped coming in). So my new status in the “Is so-and-so still alive?” category is a fine tradeoff.

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Well, there was one thing I almost wrote about lately, and that I can note in a few sentences (although I would have done it in a whole lot of sentences with dozens of links):

Be of good cheer. Our would-be world-dominators are, above all, WEAK. They may have billions, even trillions, of dollars (and euros) to play with. They may have schemes that make movie supervillains look like gnats by comparison. They may control (or think they control) vast militaries and vast surveillance, psy-ops, murder, and incarceration operations. They may love to think of themselves as the Masters of the Universe.

But personally, they are SO SCARED. They tremble in their fashionable jackboots at the very thought of US. They peer out their heavily fortified windows every day as millions of ordinary folk — We the Deplorables, We the Bitter Clingers, We the Neanderthals, We the Bug-Eaters-and-Serfs-of-Their-Neo-Medieval-Future — perceive and resist the edifice of control they’ve been trying to build. The civilization they’re trying to destroy shows unanticipated (by them) signs of durability while their own castles in the sky crumble.

Isn’t that grand?

40 Comments

  1. Robert A Baird
    Robert A Baird January 22, 2024 9:25 am

    Good to see you, Claire. I am an ardent fan of yours.
    Robert

  2. Fred Muller
    Fred Muller January 22, 2024 9:44 am

    Greetings and salutations Claire, Rhett, and Trixie; so glad to hear from you and to see you still have the gifts our Lord blessed you with. My computer went down, big time, a year or so ago and I lost all my contact files, including your website, so it is great to make contact again. And you are so right, there has been a number of sudden deaths that “nobody” can explain. All those who died in the peak of health, the prime of their lives. While many of those who passed were sports figures and worthy of noting, there were many more who were just your average John and Jane Doe and who may have generated a small obituary notice in the local paper. There were many among my acquaintances who passed, and they and all the elite who had page 1 and page 2 write-ups, had one thing in common something that people don’t want to talk about; they all had the Covid vaccine, the jab, the game changer. Beware the government who wants to start another deadly virus with the cure in hand in order to create higher mortality, make people afraid to leave their homes, and to change the course of an election.
    Be well Claire, enjoy what life brings you, and give hugs to Rhett and Trixie for me.
    Fred

  3. Roadie
    Roadie January 22, 2024 9:51 am

    Good to hear from you it has been a while. Hope all is well. I agree at some point youy just have to move to the hext thing, hearing from you once in a while woud be nice.

  4. Comrade X
    Comrade X January 22, 2024 10:19 am

    THE Claire Wolf will never die because there will be those like me and many more to follow who will proudly shout;

    I AM CLAIRE WOLF!

  5. BillT
    BillT January 22, 2024 10:53 am

    Thank you for the update. I have from time to time caught my self wondering what your take on X would be much as I do with the late Mike B. Some of the new voices or okay but I can’t help think that they are late to the party so to speak. And not to sound to fan boy but a pale imitation of The Claire Wolf.

  6. GrammaSomebody
    GrammaSomebody January 22, 2024 11:23 am

    It’s been so long, I forgot my “screen name”. LOL.

    It really is nice to hear from you Claire! I think when the whole world has gone mad, it’s nice to pull in and just mind your own taters. I’ve been doing the same. I’m very happily tending to my little plot of serenity out in the boonies. I can’t see how “society” has anything sane to offer. I have wonderful neighbors and we don’t talk about anything other than our livestock and gardens. It’s refreshing.

    Good to hear from you.

  7. simontemplar@riseup.net
    simontemplar@riseup.net January 22, 2024 12:47 pm

    Thanks!

  8. Jeff2
    Jeff2 January 22, 2024 12:59 pm

    Ha! As always, you put what I have been thinking and feeling into words that help Clarify (TEEHEE) it for me, myself and I. The journey has been long and crazy, but definitely worth it.

    I look back and see all of the times I thought society was on the edge, but it has never been closer than now. Our (un(s))elected leaders are in a tizzy and no longer have anywhere to turn. At the same time I am quite content with the unknown future and willing to take each moment as it’s own.

    Thanks for the update.

    Love and Light to all here and around the world, seeking truth and mutual respect.

  9. Comrade X
    Comrade X January 22, 2024 2:46 pm

    (This is me doing cartwheels because Claire posted!)

    +1

  10. Pro Gun Fred
    Pro Gun Fred January 22, 2024 4:02 pm

    Hi Ms. Wolfe

  11. Apostle of Hate
    Apostle of Hate January 22, 2024 4:40 pm

    Glad you and yours are still kicking, been a long time since Waco.

  12. Fido
    Fido January 22, 2024 4:48 pm

    I’m still here…. also trying to get used to having the more “mainstream” among us speak my thoughts which would previously have been considered “tin-hat”, *before* I do… rendering my speech superfluous. Things are indeed now in a previously unimaginable state of weird.

    Not much more to say. It’s all been said. The lines are drawn. The sides are chosen. Everyone is just waiting for the bell to ring, as the tension (and potential) exponentiates.

  13. free.and.true
    free.and.true January 22, 2024 6:04 pm

    Wowsers, THE Claire Wolfe lives and breathes yet!

    Saw your name mentioned just yesterday on some comment board, I think at ZeroHedge. Glad to see you back, if only for a day. Be well.

  14. StevefromMA
    StevefromMA January 22, 2024 6:10 pm

    I understand your reluctance to continue the good fight but it’s good to know you are still around. As noted above, you also managed to summarize many thoughts that most of have. Too bad some of mainstream but still good folks like Phil Ochs and other songsters are no longer with us. The Yeats poem about things is right on target and I fear we’ve seen the apex of humanity. There’s no way my grandson can experience the same degree of civilization that we have now in the First World. The Boomers, maybe too self-focused, still tried to confront TPTB but, as Leonard Cohen said, the revolution is over, the bad guys won. Maybe I’m wrong and reason will return.

    It would be nice get a post from you now and then to remind of us that we are not alone.

    StevefromMA

  15. CA
    CA January 22, 2024 7:42 pm

    Salute. You keep enjoying life.

    Godspeed to all.

  16. pyconnor
    pyconnor January 22, 2024 8:26 pm

    Well done Claire!

  17. Elkriver
    Elkriver January 22, 2024 8:54 pm

    Thank you for popping back up — I was just wondering whateverbecameof yesterday. It’s coming into the final inning now. Can everyone feel it?

  18. Leona
    Leona January 22, 2024 9:04 pm

    So true as always great to hear your still with us and as always you make things seem simple to understand.

  19. Bobinok
    Bobinok January 22, 2024 9:16 pm

    Hi Claire, glad to hear all is well.

  20. fishorman
    fishorman January 22, 2024 9:27 pm

    Kids got old enough to read Hardyville Tales on their own, but, not so old they don’t enjoy a snuggle. Therefore, weblife contines to sit on the back burner.

    Recently, it was reading them Unintended Consequences by John Ross — before they totally stop listening to silly old dad.

    Love ya, wherever you are, love ya!

  21. MIKE DONATHAN
    MIKE DONATHAN January 22, 2024 9:40 pm

    So glad to see your update. No telling how many times I’ve clicked the link from Joel’s site to see if there was any new comments. I’ve pretty much decided to just sit here and wait for the real trouble to start. Looks like we might be getting close. Please take care of yourself and don’t be a stranger to your blog.

  22. brew
    brew January 23, 2024 5:30 am

    Thanks for checking in Claire. Good to hear you are doing well. Take care!

  23. midwestmike
    midwestmike January 23, 2024 9:54 am

    Happy for you. Peace and blessings.

  24. Commander Zero
    Commander Zero January 23, 2024 10:08 am

    Just as I was, literally tomorrow, going to remove this blog from my bookmark toolbar…….

  25. J J
    J J January 23, 2024 10:38 am

    Still not time to shoot the bastards?

  26. Bob C
    Bob C January 23, 2024 11:36 am

    Thanks for the update, Claire. Peace and blessings to you.

  27. April R
    April R January 23, 2024 6:29 pm

    My heart leapt when I saw you in my RSS feed.

    Thanks for saying hi, I’m very happy that you are happy.

  28. John
    John January 25, 2024 11:49 am

    Love the post Claire! Delighted when I saw the notification in my inbox. Wishing you and your loved ones the very best always.

    Weird and crazy times. More and more good souls are standing up and speaking up. It’s encouraging to witness.

    Blessings to all.

  29. Antibubba
    Antibubba January 28, 2024 7:01 pm

    I’m not on the forums much these days, Claire, but I am still above ground.

  30. Eric B Oppen
    Eric B Oppen January 30, 2024 10:29 pm

    Glad you’re still with us! I’m still around, too—I have an article up at the latest extant issue of The Libertarian Enterprise.

  31. Tahn
    Tahn February 13, 2024 6:38 am

    Hey Claire, So glad to hear your voice! Still not online but inherited a “smart phone ” so can still keep up with news. It won’t allow me to log in anywhere, hence my absence from the forum but hopefully will allow me to comment. Please give my best to all. Alive and well in Missouri but email doesn’t work. T.L.Free

  32. pagan
    pagan February 13, 2024 7:28 am

    Hi Claire et al,
    I’m still around after 4 years offline, and will be checking in occasionally —
    more to read than to comment — but will keeps tabs on what’s happening.
    Glad to see you all again.

  33. byron
    byron February 15, 2024 9:31 pm

    Been over 10 years since leaving the old Claire Files and what it was many years prior. Like others who have commented here I stay out here in the woods and stay concerned with livestock, gardening, and keeping my powder dry. I watch TV and hang out on the www but manage to stay away from feeling agitated while choosing to find laughter over what is going down. Claire is right on when describing “Our would-be world-dominators are, above all, WEAK.” (It is their stupidity that makes me laugh)

  34. patrick fowler
    patrick fowler February 18, 2024 11:37 am

    Hi Claire … you are the one that got me going on blogs years ago … glad to hear from you … any word on Joel as of 2/11/24 ? thanks again ! … Patrick

  35. Those_People
    Those_People February 19, 2024 12:20 pm

    What a treat to come across your post!

    I’m also wondering if something has happened to our beloved Joel. I can’t seem to access the now 55 comments on his last blog post from 2/11.

  36. Claire
    Claire February 19, 2024 1:08 pm

    Hello, old friends (and new people, too). We have some catching up to do.

    As to Joel … I don’t know. He seems to be alive and well; he was on the forums very recently.

    I also can’t access those alleged “55 comments” on any browser on any device, with any settings. I’m wondering whether his ISP or hosting site have made technical changes that have made it impossible for him to blog. Off to ask him now what’s up.

  37. Claire
    Claire February 19, 2024 3:25 pm

    UPDATE from Joel: He’s fine; his blog is broken. He doesn’t have the tech skills to diagnose or fix the problem and he feels terrible because he can’t even let faithful readers know what’s going on. I’ll talk with him about possible avenues of approach to get back up and running.

  38. Those_People
    Those_People February 19, 2024 4:29 pm

    Many, many of us are relieved–thank you for checking on Joel.
    What with all his descriptions of desert hermit life the mind does wander…….

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