05 April 2014

80,000,000 slaughtered by Jesuits and Presbyterians.

Rampaging patriarchal Christian zealots lay waste to Indian subcontinent in pursuit of profit, exploitation and privilege:

By India Hidden News. Date unknown.

02 April 2014

The "United States Problem."

The central committee [of the Chinese Communist Party] believes, as long as we resolve the United States problem at one blow, our domestic problems will all be readily solved. Therefore, our military battle preparations appear to aim at Taiwan, but in fact [are] aimed at the United States, and the preparation is far beyond the scope of attacking aircraft carriers or satellites.
~ August 2005 speech by former Chinese Defense Minister CHI Haotian.[1]

So China is itching for a fight that will solve the "United States problem." In one blow, no less.

And, in the U.S., over eight years later, the putative president obsesses over the abdominal snow job of ObamaCare, radical defense cuts, harassment of Tea Party political organizations, homosexuals in the military, queer marriage, sexual harassment in the military, debasing the currency, hampering of oil and gas production, bogus catastrophic AGW, and expedited importation of hostile foreigners by the boatload to solve our critical Vibrancy Problem.

Keeps me up at night, anyway. Lack of vibrancy.

The possibility of a sudden Chinese military invasion still seems fanciful even to this writer with his now finely-honed and medication-attenuated alarmism. However, that (invasion) is not the only option of the ambitious, unelected, pissed-off Communist kleptocrats who appear not to have domestic problems of any kind. Any time is a good time to ramp up the saber rattling, I suppose, and wars always work out just they way they are planned.

Known fact.

So, yes, let's exhort the commie faithful on how easy it will be to deliver a knockout blow to the Paper Tiger.

A la Pearl Harbor.

Fortunately, "mutual destruction" is still the operative term vis-a-vis Chinese nuclear war calculations, and, one hopes, calculations involving non- or small scale-nuclear exotica whose development has been facilitated by aggressive Chinese theft of technology (3,000 front companies in the U.S.).

In an earlier time in the U.S. citizens might have been assured of competent preparation and execution of strategic defense plans, but no longer.

Considering who's minding the store these days, that won't change, and your generic concerned citizen has cause for despair. Despair not just because of the absurd cast of characters who are our current political "leaders" but a yet deeper despair at the realization of fundamental flaws baked in to the cake of bourgeois Western society:

The liberal-bourgeois order was flawed at its inception by the relentless logic of democracy, by the anarchy of political parties, by the demagogy of politicians, by a belief in progress, and by the leveling power of equality. Society has become soft, feminine – incoherent to the point of disintegration. This is not merely the work of recent decades, but of recent centuries.[2]

[1] Quoted in "Further War Preparations?" By J.R. Nyquist, JRNyquist.com, 4/1/14 (my underlining, Mr. Nyquist's brackets).
[2] Id.

UPDATE (4/3/14):

I decided to read the whole speech of this man Chi. Parts of it seem right out of The Onion and the parts that aren't show Chi to be one stellar psychotic monster.

I note that the publisher of this alleged speech says its authorship can't be verified. Nonetheless, I'll leave this post up for the value there is in the opening quotation and the entire speech linked to immediately above.

That value is in getting Westerners to consider that the Chinese might be using their enormous new wealth to prepare for more than just using some muscle in their immediate vicinity to grab possible new energy sources.

And perhaps in getting Westerners to reflect on the actual ineffectual leadership we have, in particular with respect to how it might deal with the problem of China if even a small part of the thinking evident in this speech is representative of Chinese thinking. It's bad enough that we see that leadership fumbling and dissembling in areas that are relatively low-stakes areas, Ukraine excepted. If the "actual" in these areas is as bad as it is, we should consider that the "probable" with respect to a serious challenger like China is likely to be catastrophic.

Not that we shouldn't reduce our armed forces to pre-WWII levels. I'm certainly not saying THAT.

If the speech is questionable, so be it. However, that would not establish that China is to be trusted or that it is our pal, or anyone's pal. Even this kind of possible fiction should be reflected in our military contingency planning.

27 March 2014

Secular fantasy.

You poor, dumb, deluded [Keynesian] fools. You've destroyed our economy, our values and our ability to deal with reality. Your faith is as boundless and disconnected from the real world as your policies.
Who could have foreseen that seeds that sprouted in the ancient Greek mind would one day bear fruit not in a nation rigorously devoted to conforming national policies to the dictates of reason but in one in the thrall of economic fantasies dangerously detached from reality?

Fantasies that are every bit as chimerical as witches, space aliens, leprechauns, and GOP devotion to American citizens rather than foreigners?

"Dear Keynesians: Your Sad Devotion to Your Failed Religion Hasn't Conjured Up a Recovery--Here's Why." By Charles Hugh Smith, Of Two Minds, 3/27/14.

Poisonous, secular, fact-free visionaries.

This “We believe” [fanciful thinking] being more persuasive than visible facts has pushed the world into one human disaster after another. It is even worse than one group being led by their scripture to hold everyone not subscribing to the same creed as enemy who ought to be eradicated. This group [of Christians] at least still has a sense for self-preservation, while the incorrigible addicts of the multiculti drug can’t see the hand before their eyes, let alone what’s coming their way and what is said about them in the mosques. We would abandon them if we didn’t know we’d be going down with the ship. What a feeling, to be dependent on people who happily sacrifice their next of kin to some distant idol.
Comment by K. from Germany on "Witch-Hunt Against Wilders." By Baron Bodissey, Gates of Vienna, 3/26/14.

26 March 2014

The pathology of power.

What behaviors does our Status Quo reward? Misrepresentation, obfuscation, legalized looting, embezzlement, fraud, a variety of cons, gaming the system, deviousness, lying and cleverly designed deceptions.[1]
After 30 minutes, off the top of my head mostly:
  • Misrepresentation – "Common Core," affirmative action, "underprivileged," "If you like your plan, you can keep your plan. Period." Any legislative or administrative action with the word "reform" in it.
  • Obfuscation – "What difference does it make?", "comprehensive immigration reform."
  • Legalized looting – Civil forfeiture laws, most welfare but especially welfare for undocumented Democrats, attorney compensation in class action and personal injury lawsuits, the Sixteenth Amendment (federal income tax).
  • Embezzlement – Congressional Post Office scandal (1991–1995).
  • Fraud – Immigration Reform Act of 1965, funding and staffing levels of Border Patrol, Obama birth certificate on White House website, Obama constitutionally qualified for presidency, U.S. "job creation" efforts, federal crime statistics that lump Hispanics with whites as perpetrators of crime but separate the two when reporting victims of crime.
  • A variety of cons – "Structural racism," "legacy of slavery," "Responsibility to protect," "Arab Spring," "nation building," Cash for Clunkers, anthropogenic global warming, war on coal, XL Pipeline "study" delays, dishonest delays regarding authorization of permits for oil and gas exploration on public lands, gun control, Supreme Court decisions on the Commerce Clause, the federal "right" to an abortion.
  • Gaming the system – Pigford, Solyndra, outrageous public employee pensions, voter fraud.
  • Deviousness – "Hate" speech, Military intervention in Syria through Benghazi CIA Annex operations, major U.S. efforts to bring down Ukrainian government.
  • Lying and cleverly designed deceptions – "Diversity is our strength," "propositional nation," "Voter suppression," "white privilege," use of term "youths" to disguise black on white crime, "affordable" care, ObamaCare as precursor to socialized medicine, "single payer" health care system disguising socialized medicine objective.
[1] "Does Our System Select for Incompetent Sociopaths?" By Charles Hugh Smith, Of Two Minds, 3/26/14.

25 March 2014

Interesting precedent.

I wish Wilders would point out to the Dutch people, that the Algerian muslims in 1961 forced out the unwanted christians and jews from that country, saying to them: “choose the suitcase or the coffin”. History does not even bother to record this event, which happened within the lifetime of millions of living Dutch people.
Comment by Joe on "To the Last Gasp, I Will Always Let My Voice Be Heard." By Baron Bodissey, Gates of Vienna 3/25/14.

24 March 2014

Golden age.

For smart blacks and browns, neurotic whites, middle class females, homosexuals, people with disabilities and pimps and hedonists of numerous forms, this is truly a golden age.
Comment by com contrarian on "31 Flavors of Fascism." By Jim Goad, Taki’s Magazine, 3/17/14.

22 March 2014

Recent history – executive summary.

There are 4 principal presidents that presided over and pushed this country over the edge.

Woodrow Wilson (FED, IRS, League of Nations), Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Who made communism ok and was the first democratically elected Fascist), LBJ (who decided we could have Guns, i.e Vietnam and Butter :created govt jobs for the unemployable by expanding the welfare state and all of its agencies) and Barack Hussein Obama (who will preside over the collapse with the gutting of the economy and expanding beyond LBJ's vision with Obamacare and everything else he can do that follows the Cloward-Piven model.)

The Bushes (41, 43) are the willing accomplices and in many ways did far more damage to this nation because they were trojan horses. (Personally I think Bush 43 was worse than LBJ because LBJ was at least transparent about his new deal beliefs). Bush 41 only got elected becuase he was Reagan's third term. That blue blood Rockefeller republican is nothing but a NWO progressive who, with his thousand points of light bullshit, help to destroy any semblance of principle in the republican party. (I'm ashamed that my alma mater hosts his Library) and it galls me that he call himself a Texan. He is a Yankee Blue Blood Carpetbagging NWO POS

Worse is his Faux conservative George 43 who is a progressive who lied about his conservative roots by putting on boots and throwing a few pitches out in Dallas. He doubled the DEBT on his watch and deserted core principles at the counsel of his stooge Rove and became Demo Lite. Bush prostituted himself with the Meidcare part D (which now has a higher liability than freaking Medicare itself). Bush bankrupted this country by the engagement in Iraq and Afghanistan and fed the authoritarian monster that is the police state. He gave Obama everyhing he needed to complete the destruction.

The Bushes are worse in my opinion because at least the Dems act like Dems. The Bushes sold this country out far more. Obama has an excuse, he is American by birth but not by identification. Frank Marshall Davis saw to that.

We are screwed and all of this [these] POS's had a hand in it.

Comment by Einsilverguy on "Peter Schiff: Debt And Taxes." Submitted by Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge, 3/22/14.

An apt comparison.

One notable thing about [heroin] addicts is all they focus on is their next fix...regardless of the fact that the building is burning down around them.

It's apparent that this same kind of behavior is prevalent in the financial industry...

And society at large.

Hence a populace impervious to facts and reason.

Comment by Illillilli on Peter Schiff: Debt And Taxes. Submitted by Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge, 3/22/14.

Our balkanized minds.

No man was more sensitive than [Stefan] Zweig to the destructive effects upon individual liberty of the demands of large or strident collectivities. He would have viewed with horror the cacophony of monomanias—sexual, racial, social, egalitarian—that marks the intellectual life of our societies, each monomaniac demanding legislative restriction on the freedom of others in the name of a supposed greater, collective good. His work was a prolonged (though muted and polite) protest at the balkanization of our minds and sympathies.
"A Neglected Genius." By Theodore Dalrymple, City Journal, Winter 2004.