21 December 2014

Licking the boots of your enemies.

[S]ociety’s survival overrides individual interest. Obligatory military service restricts those that hate to get up in the morning. However, the need to defend the public justifies it. The prevention of terrorism by returnees demands that residency rights and especially irrevocable acquired citizenship be reconsidered. Furthermore, the concepts of guilt, criminality, and responsibility for membership in criminal organizations, must be re-thought.

Community rights and the government’s duty to protect its people rates higher than shielding hostiles from the inconvenience of jail or deportation.[1]

Of course, this is the opposite of the approach of the Treason Class. Under no circumstances must hostile, parasitic minorities, foreign or otherwise, be inconvenienced in the slightest.

The majority in Western nations, however, are to be hugely inconvenienced. They're to be thrown on the rack of tolerance, psychotic egalitarianism, and multiculturalism. Their values and institutions are to be mocked and their nations transformed into cartoonish, third-world dystopias.

But, by God, no one can say that we don't worship the foreign, the savage, the parasitic, the inhuman, the subversive, or the moronic. You have to give us that.

Notes
[1] "Telling Tales." By George Handlery, The Brussels Journal, 12/21/14.

19 December 2014

The Greatest Disinformation Campaign of All Time.

Is the fascination with Nazis in Western culture a product of natural interest, or is it an unspoken pact by novelists and filmmakers to obscure the greater atrocities committed by the Soviets -- most notably under Stalin, who ruled in the same era as Hitler?

A recent documentary on the Turner Classic Movie cable channel illustrated the point. Said the commentators, when all else fails in selecting a villain, make Nazis the sinister evil force and success is assured. Yet the idea to create Soviet villains never appears to occur to novelists and filmmakers, except in spy thrillers where each side is usually defined as morally equivalent.[1]

Mr. Reeves's 2009 article is an excellent elucidation of the bizarre unwillingness of the West to name names and play the raw nerve of communist bestiality like a ukulele. There are 10 tons of Hollywood movies about satanic Nazis, parodies of actual humans, but rare is the movie about the Gulag, the Red Terror, the Cheka, or Chinese, Khmer Rouge, N. Korean, or, inter alia, Cuban horror. As the Nazis are trolls who live under bridges, so communists are saints with commendable goals and occasional errors (regrettable) of implementation. In fact, no enemy a centimeter or more to the right of Van Jones or Bill Ayers is anything less than some leftist caricature of a human – a racist, homophobe, islamophobe, despoiler, denier, misogynist, ape replica. It's the leftist way – straight to the ad hominy.

All in favor of The Narrative – socialism good; white, Western civilization bad.

One illustration of Reeves's point is the movie made of Tom Clancy's novel The Sum of All Fears. In the book, the villains with their hands on a nuclear device are Islamic Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine terrorists aided by a commie East German. In the movie, the guys with their hands on the device are white supremacist, neo-Nazis. In popular entertainment, villains are transformed from Arab terrorists and communists to neo-Nazis. Mission accomplished.

Arab and cold-blooded, radical, leftist terrorists such as the Weather Underground, the Red Brigades, and the Baader-Meinhof gang abounded during the Cold War and all that was left of National Socialism was a smoking hole in the ground but, no, the focus of the filmmakers was on the spawn of the long-vanquished Hitler. To borrow from Chesterton, alive-dead Nazis and the steroid-fueled campaign to deflect attention from the horrendous crimes of the left are as "fresh as the first flowers."

The whole Chesterton's quote is worth reading:

There is not really any courage at all in attacking hoary or antiquated things, any more than in offering to fight one’s grandmother. The really courageous man is he who defies tyrannies young as the morning and superstitions fresh as the first flowers.
Thus, one has to admire Mr. Reeves for laying his finger directly on the most vulnerable part of the current ultra-leftist campaign to disassemble the West. There is nothing decent, noble, rational, or true about socialism. It is founded on lies, envy, and theft and appeals to the infantile side of men who desire to be taken care of and to accomplish that by taking from their productive brothers. And it is alive and well today with powerful, well-placed advocates.

Thus, also not to be missed is his revelation that the flagship publication of liberals in America, The New Republic, was published from 1948 to 1956 by a communist agent.

And, of course, Diana West must be cited for her courageous and explosive book, American Betrayal, wherein are discussed the one thing that liberals, socialists, communist, and Muslim subversives positively do not want you ever to hear about, to wit, the infiltration of American society and government by communist agents of influence, the deadly effect they had on American policy and society, and the ominous parallel success at infiltration and influence on the part of the Muslim Brotherhood, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar.

When John Boehner swoons over bipartisan agreements with the Donks, you can be sure he has none of this in mind. No. No church skunk. No corpse in the pool. Just patriots and constitutionalists as far as the eye can see. His pals.

Nomesane?

Notes
[1] "Nazis And Commies." By Bernie Reeves, American Thinker, 10/11/09.

Precious, sacred, holy bipartisan garbage.

“We’ve done this in a bipartisan fashion, and frankly, it’s a good bill,” House Speaker John Boehner would say after negotiating another quantum leap in the national debt into an obscure funnel of government bureaucracy that will fund Obamacare and allow for amnesty for illegal aliens. That’s all we conservatives get for our vote, just a month after voters elected Republicans to take an exactly opposite course of action than the one they’ve immediately taken.
If the Republicans had been in charge of running D Day, it's a certainty that they'd have sought a bipartisan solution to the perceived need for the Normandy landings. The logic of that thought is bulletproof, it seems to me, as the recent CRomnibus bill shows the same thinking, namely, that there is no such thing on the planet as an enemy, a hostile combination, or a corrupt, subversive, alien political faction with a destructive agenda.

Neither is there a Republican "principle" that can't be watered down, compromised, or abandoned so the boodle can flow into the right hands and the GOP establishment clown car can make the victory laps in the media circus.

Nice doggy! Good boyyyy!

Notes
[1] "The Republicans' Road to Rovetown." By William Sullivan, AmericanThinker, 12/19/14.

18 December 2014

Some thoughts on Cuba.

I don't know what good will come out of making nice with Cuba. The embargo had a half life of some length and needed to end sometime. A good time would have been after Fidel's death and dragging it out further wouldn't have made any difference in terms of Cuba's access to the rest of the world economy.

No. Cuba's problems were self inflicted and had nothing to do with our embargo. They are the natural and inevitable result of commie stupidity and viciousness. The essential problem with ending the current state of U.S.-Cuba relations is that we won't highlight the commie destruction and privilege of Cuba today and that we won't exact any kind of quid pro quo. The mad socialist, totalitarian experiment off our coast will endure a few more years safe from any kind of a reckoning.

Socialist never pay the bill. The people end up doing that. Always. They are the ones who end up cleaning up the ruins left in the wake of leftist theft and madness.

Anyway, Iraq is precisely the kind of country with which Castro wants you to compare Cuba. It’s the wrong comparison. So are impoverished Third World countries like Guatemala and Haiti [the wrong comparison]. Cuba isn’t a developing country; it’s a once-developed country destroyed by its own government.
"The Last Communist City. A visit to the dystopian Havana that tourists never see." By Michael J. Totten, City Journal, Spring 2014.

The key fact in American political life.

Similarly, the most efficient explanation for the otherwise profoundly anomalous behavior of these GOP Pols: they have acute ADD – Adelson Dollar Disorder. Or, to put it another way, they have been bribed.

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The key fact in American political life is that a small group of billionaires are spending heavily to wrench the GOP out of the path that the inclinations of its base—formerly also its chief funding source—would normally indicate. The leader of this effort: Gambling Mogul Sheldon Adelson..

"Why Has GOP Leadership Spurned Base, Election And Constitution? Severe ADD (Adelson Dollar Disorder)!" By Patrick Cleburne, Vdare.com, 12/15/14.

13 December 2014

Leftist traitors and their illusions.

Both the rabid Left and Islam need to remake the Western Civilization in its respective insane image before it moves on with the global part. At the present stage of the project they are commonsense, or tactical allies.

The Left needs moslem immigration to dissolve the cultural, religious, ethnical cohesion of the Western nations. Islam, the classic parasite civilization, needs the Left to facilitate its non-military invasion of the West, thus beside preventing what otherwise would be its certain demise, [and] prepares a stage for the final purge of everything non-Islamic, including the Left.[1]

There is a delusion that infests the minds of Westerners willing to enter into temporary alliances with demonstrably violent and hostile people. The delusion is that somehow they will end up on top when the goals of the alliance are attained. That their erstwhile allies will turn over all the fruits of victory to them because they are so nice, so decent.

It's similarly amazing how fools feverishly undermine the rule of law and assume that, in the ensuing bankrupt, lawless, discretionary, arbitrary hell ruled by scum like themselves, they will end up in the thin layer of the elite. Whatever unpleasantness befell other people in times past will invariably pass them by because they are good leftists and so sooo special.

Notes
[1] Comment by MukeNecca on "Is a Country Merely Empty Space?" By Fjordman. Frontpage Mag, 12/11/14.

08 December 2014

End stages of the welfare state.

QE was never meant to create jobs or generate economic growth… it was a desperate ploy by Central Banks to put a floor under the bond market so rates wouldn’t rise.

It’s also why Central Banks have kept interest rates at zero or even negative: again, they cannot afford to have rates rise. In the US, every 1% increase in interest rates means between $150-$175 billion more in interest payments on our debt per year.

Forget stocks, forget your concerns about this or that valuation metric, the REAL issue is what happens when the Bond Bubble pops. When that happens it won’t be individual banks going bust, it will be ENTIRE NATIONS.[1]

When interest rates are low, savers are punished and, to earn any kind of a return on their money (or just stay ahead of inflation), must purchase stocks or assets that might hold their value or appreciate. Bubbles are created with the risks attendant thereto, and savings as a pool of capital available for investment are diminished.

Thus does the welfare state play out at the end of the delusion that unproductive people can be supported by productive people.

Notes
[1] "The Biggest Bubble in History is About to Pop." By Phoenix Capital Research on 12/05/14, Zero Hedge, 12/5/14.

06 December 2014

Elephant in the living room.

In the great fiscal scheme of things, October 22, 1981 seems like only yesterday. That’s the day the US public debt crossed the $1 trillion mark for the first time. It had taken the nation 74,984 days to get there (205 years). What prompts this reflection is that just a few days ago the national debt breached the $18 trillion mark; and the last trillion was added in hardly 365 days.
It's difficult to say anything that captures the suicidal political choices, the egregious short-term political maneuvering, the political cowardice, the political opportunism, or the cynicism that made this amazing increase in our debt possible.

Charles Dickens' Mr. Micawber offers the advice to David Copperfield, "Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen, nineteen and six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery."

The reason for that misery is having to swallow one's pride, abandon one's status as an independent man, and visibly assume the position of supplicant before another human being. To request a small loan is as humiliating as to request a large one. The request reveals to one intended creditor that one has been weak and improvident but the man in need must still make his humiliating request.

What humiliation of the Nation is implicit in such an enormous debt? What Chinese, Japanese, German, or Saudi rings have our leading lights been forced to kiss?

In the same way, the crystal clear scheme of the Constitution has been gradually subverted. A Supreme Court decision here, another there. A Congressional usurpation here and a presidential ukase there. In living memory, the federal government has become every bit a monstrosity as the debt itself, which is nothing more than an indicator of the extent of the subornation that elegant Supreme Court obfuscation and sophistry have enabled, celebrated, and concealed.

The American soft tyranny has been funded and philosophically validated. Liberty in the U.S. has been eroded rather than smashed in one blow, all with little complaint from the majority of the voters.

The essence of communist regimes has always been dictatorship, secret police, torture, execution, economic ruin, and exaltation of the lie that slavery is freedom, poverty is plenty, and theft is justice. Yet the electorate of brave and free citizens, privileged and coddled like no others in history, was content to twice elect a man who started his political career in the living room of two communist terrorists.

That is what is called "eternal vigilance."

I've mentioned Alexander Solzhenitsyn's "pitiless crowbar of events" several times here. He merely echoed Ben Franklin who said, "Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other." And we're all going to matriculate in that school whether we like it or not.

Only Yesterday—-How The Federal Debt Went From $1 Trillion To $18 Trillion in 33 Years." By David Stockman, Contra Corner, 12/5/14.

02 December 2014

A decline in courage.

A decline in courage may be the most striking feature which an outside observer notices in the West in our days. The Western world has lost its civil courage, both as a whole and separately, in each country, each government, each political party, and, of course, in the United Nations. Such a decline in courage is particularly noticeable among the ruling groups and the intellectual elite, causing an impression of loss of courage by the entire society. Of course, there are many courageous individuals, but they have no determining influence on public life.

Political and intellectual bureaucrats show depression, passivity, and perplexity in their actions and in their statements, and even more so in theoretical reflections to explain how realistic, reasonable, as well as intellectually and even morally worn [justified] it is to base state policies on weakness and cowardice.[1]

Cultural enrichment.
Terms like "multicultural," "diversity," "undocumented," "compassion," "justice," "legacy of slavery," "structural racism," "white privilege," "microaggression," "religion," "equality," "living constitution," "fair share," "capitalism," "public service," "choice," "nationalism," "racism," "affirmative action," "poverty," "amnesty," "vibrant," "public schools," "nation of immigrants," "entitlements," "welfare," "man-caused disaster," "workplace violence," "refugee," "anchor baby," "LGBTPDQ," and "quantitative easing," for example, all . . . all . . . involve a deliberate failure to address a multitude of other relevant aspects of the problem in question, aspects that entail considerations of responsibility, upholding standards, legitimate ethnic and racial interests, saying no, exclusion, alienage, unmitigated gall, demagoguery, treason, surrender, depravity, weakness, contempt for the law of the land, regression, obsequiousness, and the like.

Rather than confront our social, political, economic, and moral problems we define deviancy and weakness down and away. The very vocabulary of our national life represents cowardice. And lies.

Notes
[1] "A World Split Apart." Commencement Address, Harvard University, June 8, 1978. By Alexander Solzhenitsyn, American Rhetoric. Online Speech Bank.

What book of account?

We now see that the [colonial] conquests proved to be short lived and precarious (and this, in turn, points to defects in the Western view of the world which led to these conquests). Relations with the former colonial world now have switched to the opposite extreme and the Western world often exhibits an excess of obsequiousness, but it is difficult yet to estimate the size of the bill which former colonial countries will present to the West and it is difficult to predict whether the surrender not only of its last colonies, but of everything it owns, will be sufficient for the West to clear this account.[1]
In what book of account are the West's deeds recorded? Are the words "The West" or "white civilization" the only words in the left column of this book?

Apparently so. All the other angelic peoples of the world have no line items to record.

I doubt the great Solzhenitsyn would disagree that it should be book with many names and entries. I infer rather than he knows the former colonial lands will never be satisfied with less than whites' total self-abasement and surrender. Come to think of it, there are plenty of white Westerners who will never be satisfied with less than that. Did our ancestors have to contend with treason on such a vast scale from the most educated and intelligent?

Notes
[1] "A World Split Apart." Commencement Address, Harvard University, June 8, 1978. By Alexander Solzhenitsyn, American Rhetoric. Online Speech Bank.