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    A question that never ceases to fascinate is that of how life originated, and how and why it has progressed as it seems to have. The official story and de rigueur explanation is that that life came about through spontaneous generation from seawater. Believing this is the mark of an Advanced Person, whether one has...
  • @niteranger
    Perhaps the Mexican Sun has fried your brain. There are the building blocks of life...amino acids and primitive molecules on comets etc. The classic experiment was done Miller: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miller%E2%80%93Urey_experiment

    It's been repeated many times. I must ask Ron Unz whether he's paying you for this stuff because this is like something from a 7 year old kid. Perhaps he pays you by the word or the article I have no idea but this stupid article doesn't belong here. I wish I could find some sucker like Unz to pay me to write articles this stupid. Perhaps that's why Unz likes Hispanic illegals...he considered you as one of them. Really.......there are tons of great articles that could take the space that you have absorbed with this garbage. In a way it's like the illegals taking the jobs of people who should be getting them. Now it makes sense......

    Cool, so you have an amino acid.

    Okay, now create any one of the hundreds (thousands) of proteins necessary for the function of DNA.
    Well, lets see. That’s gonna take several trillion lifetimes of the universe.

    So, repeat until we have the whole complement.

    How we need to wait a few more trillion of trillions of years to form a strand of DNA.

    But lets see, DNA is worthless unless there is a cell.

    So maybe a trillion^trillion^trillion years later a bunch of lipids and saccharine molecules will randomly collide to form a cell, with its various compartments and inner membranes. And our DNA will randomly bubble across the surface of the earth, through lava pits and thunderstorms to collide with the cell!!!

    Yay, a useless cell. Now we need to wait another trillion^trillion^trillion years for the cell to stumble on some kind of metabolic set of pathways so it actually does something.

    Absurd.

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    The only thing absurd here is your complete lack of understanding of basic science. It doesn't take trillions of years for this to occur. Does it take trillions of years for new species to be made? It's scary that it's 2018 and people like yourself inhabit the planet.
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  • @Si1ver1ock
    There is actually a branch of computer science called Genetic Programming or Genetic Algorithms. It is a form a Machine Learning.

    It works.


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genetic_programming

    perhaps you can explain, then, why, computers, which are able to simulate the information transfer of a whole lifetime of a DNA based organism in a nanosecond, have not yet created intelligent life?

    I mean, in the time it takes to light a cigarette the computer can trace out the genetic pathway of trillions of lifetimes of more constrained molecular organisms.

    Doesn’t work. Genetic programming doesn’t create anything.

    Never has, never will.

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    Genetic Programming creates programs. Typically, the program is represented as a tree and sub-trees are swapped and mutated to create new programs much like viruses mutate. They are then handed to an evaluation operator and ranked. Poorly performing programs are culled and superior programs are mated to produce new offspring. Mutation operators are applied and another generation is started.

    Koza used to lead the field using his Linux clusters. He probably still has the definitive textbook on the subject. The original programs were in Lisp. Now there are several libraries in C++. I use OpenBeagle. But I should probably upgrade to Fast OpenBeagle, except I have hand optimized code for the old library.


    https://www.cs.montana.edu/~bwall/cs580/introduction_to_gp.pdf

    https://github.com/sepastian/open-beagle-fast-gp

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  • About a decade ago, I happened to be talking with an eminent academic scholar who had become known for his sharp criticism of Israeli policies in the Middle East and America's strong support for them. I mentioned that I myself had come to very similar conclusions some time before, and he asked when that had...
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  • A question that never ceases to fascinate is that of how life originated, and how and why it has progressed as it seems to have. The official story and de rigueur explanation is that that life came about through spontaneous generation from seawater. Believing this is the mark of an Advanced Person, whether one has...
  • @Dillon Sweeny

    Evolution is simply the most profound deception of all history.
     
    Oh, so none of it happened like evolutionists say it did? God just whomped out the whole shebang two seconds before Adam woke up?

    Evolution theory is a method of describing how processes of life have come to produce the abundance of life we see on Earth. That's all. Evolution is not theology; evolution is not metaphysics; evolution is not religion; evolution is not politics; evolution is not an extra-complex issue of National Geographic.

    If you prefer to believe a god swooped down and made the whole pile, badda-bing, badda-boom, I can assure you that no thinking human will stop you. Or give a shit.

    There isn’t a lot for me to respond to here, except the one point:

    Evolution theory is a method of describing how processes of life have come to produce the abundance of life we see on Earth. That’s all. Evolution is not theology; evolution is not metaphysics; evolution is not religion; evolution is not politics; evolution is not an extra-complex issue of National Geographic.

    Evolution is somewhere between philosophy and theology.
    The very fact that the theory existed before the principles of DNA and cellular biology were understood makes it clear that evolution is certainly not a scientific theory.
    In fact, evolution pre-dated Darwin, even European civilization. This is, in fact, a very ancient pagan cosmology that was expressed by the Greeks and the Hindus.

    EVERYTHING begins with the assumption of scientific materialism and the desire to write a narrative about life without God. The rest of the details fall in place around that theological notion, and, as we have seen, the details are constantly shifting and morphing as science reveals more about the mechanisms and leaves the previous form of the theory in shambles.

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    Evolution is somewhere between philosophy and theology.
     
    Blarney.

    I disagree emphatically with every invented position you presented. Go right ahead and believe that bullshit. It means nothing to me. But, no harm, no foul -- believe as you like. Hell, my next-door neighbor lectured me for 15 minutes on how vultures smell carrion, as they course the skies. Didn't bother me a bit.
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  • @Vernon
    How life originated and how life progressed are two different questions. Evolution is not origins theory. Evolution only describes processes after life originated.There are also different strains of Evolutionary theory which seem to be embraced based on political ideology. Suggest reading Peter Kropotkin Mutual Aid for an alternative to Darwin's survival of the fittest and Dawkins Selfish Gene narratives. Its in important to remember that science is never divorced fro politics.

    If you feel the need to separate the two, fine.
    However, they both encounter the same problems-that of creation.

    Natural selection does not explain anything. In order to form a new organ, or limb, or even a fingernail requires an act of creation. Natural selection cannot help until the new feature exists and is useful. Which means an absurd genetic random walk to discover the new feature. Which will traverse from the previous existing genetic configuration that works, across a desert of immediate death (organs partially formed, bleeding, broken bones).
    A recent paper shows that even stabilizing a couple of nucleotides in a population can take millions of years:

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4573302/

    So evolution is dead. Creation is impossible by any natural means.

    A more thorough speculation makes the case even more impossible. Most organs appear very early in formation of the organism. So adding another actually requires changes in the ENTIRE genetic code.
    One way of thinking about this is that the genetic code is compressed. So to change something about the final product, as if editing a zipped file to change a string, requires a complete rewrite, one that understands the entire process of formation and expression of all traits.

    Which, if you are honest to yourself, you already know. One thing that we all learn from day one of our existence is that complex, beautiful, functioning entities NEVER form spontaneously.
    It ALWAYS goes the other way.

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  • After some 40+ years of smoking on the evolution crack pipe, I recently picked up the materials and started reading on the subject at depth, especially at the molecular biology level.

    Fred is absolutely correct. The theory holds no water. Darwin simply shifted the miracle of creation into his alchemist God called ‘Natural Selection’.

    Even the simple cell, with its hundreds of proteins (not even a single protein has a probabilistic chance in hell of forming spontaneously), all working together in very specific ways, the hundreds of metabolic pathways, the integration of cells with other cells to form extracellular metabolic pathways, etc… etc….

    Evolution is simply the most profound deception of all history.

    Interestingly, Charle Lyell’s young earth theory and evolution participate in a dance of circular logic, with Lyell dating his stratification layers based on theories about evolution, and evolution dating its fossils based on Lyell’s theories about geology.

    I don’t believe any of it, but the average Enlightenment mind does not need to swallow the entire package. Simply understanding the absurdity of evolution, from a statistical standpoint, leads to fascinating, profound metaphysical questions.

    My particular take is the Russian Orthodox full on creationist one, as put forth in:

    https://www.amazon.com/Genesis-Creation-Early-Seraphim-Rose/dp/1887904255

    which means I’ve gone completely up the river, which, to me, is freedom itself.

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    Evolution is simply the most profound deception of all history.
     
    Oh, so none of it happened like evolutionists say it did? God just whomped out the whole shebang two seconds before Adam woke up?

    Evolution theory is a method of describing how processes of life have come to produce the abundance of life we see on Earth. That's all. Evolution is not theology; evolution is not metaphysics; evolution is not religion; evolution is not politics; evolution is not an extra-complex issue of National Geographic.

    If you prefer to believe a god swooped down and made the whole pile, badda-bing, badda-boom, I can assure you that no thinking human will stop you. Or give a shit.
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  • An article written by Jonathan Chait of New York Magazine has been making the rounds of the Twitterverse since its publication Monday. Described by former CIA officer and anti-Trump 2016 presidential candidate Evan McMullin as “the best summary and assessment of publicly known facts regarding the nature of President Trump’s relationship with Moscow so far,”...
  • A demoralized people (like the US) will believe anything.

    It is pretty sickening to live through such a time, however.

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  • Back in Junior High School I became an avid war-gamer, and was fascinated by the military history of the past, especially World War II, the most titanic conflict ever recorded. However, although I much enjoyed reading the detailed accounts of the battles of that war, especially on the Eastern Front that largely determined its outcome,...
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  • Editor’s Note: This is the transcript of my speech delivered at the 2018 League of the South National Conference. I would like think I stand before you today older and wiser than I was three years ago. I want to talk to you today about my experience as a member of the League of the...
  • I’ve begun to wonder if this dystopia we are living through is the just chastisement of an angry, righteous Almighty God.

    That’s exactly my opinion. We need to keep praying for God to show us a path to resist and fight back.
    He either will; or he won’t.

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  • Nicholas II & family, 1914. Colorized by Olga. As the perfect companion piece to his takedown of Stalin, here’s Egor Kholmogorov's appraisal of Nicholas II, styled an “anti-Stalin”, written during his recent trip to Crimea, which provoked another round of teeth-gnashing among Neo-Stalinists and Sovietophiles. It should also be norws that a recent poll shows...
  • This was basically what Lenin was arguing, if I am not mistaken-that Russia was far more advanced than most people thought at the time. Far into Capitalism, he argued.

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  • King of Queens Joe Crowley is a 9-term Democratic Congressman from Queens who was seen as a successor to Nancy Pelosi whenever it is that her era finally grinds to a halt. But tonight he got smashed in the Democratic primary by a pretty young Puerto Rican socialist lady running on a platform of free...
  • @formerliberal
    Social Democracy stems from the “first international” (1863-1877), which were a serious of meetings and debates between socialist, communists and anarchist organizations, parties and intellectuals. Social Democrats argued that the aristocracy and capitalist class could only be overthrown through democratic reform. For them revolution was not an option. By the “second international” (1889-1916) Social Democrats was already working with liberal bourgeoisie, liberal parties and with agrarian parties for “democratic reform”. By the 1900s the Social Democratic efforts resulted in a compromise between the capitalist class, bourgeoisie and the agrarians to share political power. It was centrist statist approach on economics. One of the few exceptions among the Social Democratic parties was the German SPD that turned radical in the late 1890s. By the 1945 almost all Social Democratic parties in Western Europe adopted internationalism, neo-liberalism, Feminism and Western Marxism as their main ideology. They implemented their agenda through slow reform.

    A few years ago major Social Democratic parties in Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Australia, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Malta, Moldova, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland and United States with withdrew from the “Socialist International” and formed “Progressive Alliance” in 2013. The Progressive Alliance is neo-liberal, post-marxist and internationalist and has little disregard for working class people. It is also controlled by Western parties. All member-parties from second and third world countries are domestically insignificant without any real economical and political power.

    Both Ocasio-Cortez and Sanders are much closer to the Progressive Alliance than the Socialist internationalist. The reason why the Democratic establishment does not like the “left-wing” in their party is because they compete for political seats they rather have for themselves. More so, they talk about special interests although they have no plan do anything about it. As soon as Ocasio-Cortez won she folded on Israel and most of her positions. These “social democrats” are not like Ron Paul that have said the same things (like it or not). Most contemporary socialists and liberals only care about open borders so the first world can be flooded by cheap labour. That is what they really care about. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Democratic Party let Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez run for President in 2020.

    Yes, thank you for that history.
    What I see in Sanders and the likes is a corrupted and vulgarized Marxism, that preaches a toned down version of class conflict in substitite for racial and lgbt rights, and declares the idea of a social revolution and a dictatorship of the working man (middle America) to be absurd, and adopts to a “practical” struggle for petty, gradual reforms, mostly onto opioids. Basically to convert the socialist into a tail of liberals.
    Ha.
    Just trying to adapt Lenin’s critique of the social democrats to the sellout of America’s working man. Similar situation.

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  • Let’s face it; Democratic Socialists are nothing but bourgeoisie scum. They spring from the Universities, are funded by NGOs and basically swim in the mud and murk of every bourgeois institution to be found in America.

    The true scientific socialist movement of Trumpism-Leninism despises the false history of the Democratic-Socialists and their privileged institutions, and lays its foundations on the struggle of the worker against the Oligarchs, the worker against the corrupt bourgeois institutions of the decaying state, the worker against those who call them deplorables, gun clinging, bible clinging fools.

    This revolution is based on the aspirations of the rednecktariat and it will wipe away the foul, polluted winds of the phony Democratic-Socialist stink to install the dictatorship of middle America.

    Such is to be read in the cards of social history, and so shall it be.

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    Social Democracy stems from the “first international” (1863-1877), which were a serious of meetings and debates between socialist, communists and anarchist organizations, parties and intellectuals. Social Democrats argued that the aristocracy and capitalist class could only be overthrown through democratic reform. For them revolution was not an option. By the “second international” (1889-1916) Social Democrats was already working with liberal bourgeoisie, liberal parties and with agrarian parties for “democratic reform”. By the 1900s the Social Democratic efforts resulted in a compromise between the capitalist class, bourgeoisie and the agrarians to share political power. It was centrist statist approach on economics. One of the few exceptions among the Social Democratic parties was the German SPD that turned radical in the late 1890s. By the 1945 almost all Social Democratic parties in Western Europe adopted internationalism, neo-liberalism, Feminism and Western Marxism as their main ideology. They implemented their agenda through slow reform.

    A few years ago major Social Democratic parties in Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Australia, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Malta, Moldova, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland and United States with withdrew from the “Socialist International” and formed “Progressive Alliance” in 2013. The Progressive Alliance is neo-liberal, post-marxist and internationalist and has little disregard for working class people. It is also controlled by Western parties. All member-parties from second and third world countries are domestically insignificant without any real economical and political power.

    Both Ocasio-Cortez and Sanders are much closer to the Progressive Alliance than the Socialist internationalist. The reason why the Democratic establishment does not like the “left-wing” in their party is because they compete for political seats they rather have for themselves. More so, they talk about special interests although they have no plan do anything about it. As soon as Ocasio-Cortez won she folded on Israel and most of her positions. These “social democrats” are not like Ron Paul that have said the same things (like it or not). Most contemporary socialists and liberals only care about open borders so the first world can be flooded by cheap labour. That is what they really care about. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Democratic Party let Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez run for President in 2020.
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  • OK, book report time. I have just finished reading Bad Blood, by John Carreyrou of the Wall Street Journal. Good read, fascinating story. It is the saga of Elizabeth Holmes, founder of Theranos, the miraculous blood-testing company of Silicon Valley. Holmes, formerly said to be worth $4.5 billion, ended up under criminal indictment for fraud...
  • @Momus
    She is about a #7 on the Roissy scale for facial attractiveness and well below for physicality, sex appeal and sunny nature.

    Her talents are real.
    She is a FANTASTIC liar, world class.

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  • I thought that perhaps I had tuned into John Oliver or to Saturday Night Live in error, but no doubt about it, there was an unmistakable President Donald Trump speaking before an audience at the National Space Council. He was saying that on his own presidential authority "I'm hereby directing the Department of Defense and...
  • Queue Jew York Times article:
    “Putin has designs on the moon.”
    Face it, our country is run by sick retards.

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    Why does he have the designs on the Moon and where are they stored exactly?

    In the middle of crater Tycho?

    TRUMP MEMETIC ARCHIVE 1:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uVC32C5J5w
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  • Introduction by the Saker: I have always had a passion for theology in general and the studies of religions in general. Several years ago I discovered, quite by chance, a book written by Michael A. Hoffman II entitled Judaism's Strange Gods which I found most interesting and thought provoking. Reading that book, I felt that...
  • @AaronB
    Even so, I like to see that kind of thing in fiction because it portrays a romantic ideal - it reminds us of higher things.

    Real life demands wisdom and discernment.

    Before we became materialists and realists, fiction was understood as portraying fine ideals rather than literal depictions of life. This was understood because we weren't one dimensional.

    To some extent that's still true - TV still portrays a false world.

    I haven’t gotten that far yet, but Deerslayer becomes Hawkeye, and I think he becomes a lot more decisive and deadly.

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  • A strong dam may hold back an immense quantity of water, but once it breaks the resulting flood may sweep aside everything in its path. I had spent nearly my entire life never doubting that a lone gunman named Lee Harvey Oswald killed President John F. Kennedy nor that a different lone gunman took the...
  • LBJ had a crew of Texas Oil magnates and John Birch Society types in place and ready to help. They even posted a ‘Wanted for Treason’ poster the day Kennedy arrived:
    If this is to be believed, the Birch society was in bed with the Zio crew, which might be believable, because the crusade against Russia was mostly utilizing the bitterness of the Trotskyites against Stalin’s siezure of the Russian state, and thus a natural alliance between the Zio and Birch groups:

    http://www.dcdave.com/article4/050308.htm

    Details on the Hunt crew:

    https://stevenhager420.wordpress.com/2013/11/27/h-l-hunt-is-a-key-to-the-jfk-assassination/

    And, of course, LBJ was an admitted murder, and of Catholics:

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    I thought JFK was President when Diem was killed?
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  • Introduction by the Saker: I have always had a passion for theology in general and the studies of religions in general. Several years ago I discovered, quite by chance, a book written by Michael A. Hoffman II entitled Judaism's Strange Gods which I found most interesting and thought provoking. Reading that book, I felt that...
  • @AaronB
    Thank you. I generally agree with much here.

    If Christianity presented itself as scientific this was to appeal to the rational pagans - but the overwhelming message is - if not actually to flout rationality - then to firmly subordinate it. Christianity is not mere "common sense" - what would be the point? We all have reasonable common sense by nature.

    Christ also said we should exercise situational cunning when he said we should be gentle as doves but cunning as serpents in our dealings with the world.

    What does Christian ethics says about telling the absolute truth when faced with a murderer asking the location of your family that is hiding in the basement? Is that situational ethics?

    For better or worse, that is how Jews see themselves in regards to the world. Maybe wrong, may be easily abused.

    In fact, every religion must command situational ethics to some extent - imagine some Christian monk travelling through hostile lands carrying some indispensable holy scripture that he knows people want to steal but he has to deliver safely into the hands of a newly converted people - would he not use guile, deception, concealment, and every subterfuge available to him in order to carry out his task?

    Life demands that higher goals dictate your behavior - not a rigid code that ignores situation.

    Nothing can succeed that way. Nothing.

    Sun Tzu wrote a great classic on war - it is one of the great religious and moral texts of the world. It counsels the use of every complicated deception and stratagem in order to avoid actual bloodshed and death.

    Is this unethical from a Christian point of view? Is this double mindedness and situational ethics?

    Now of course what corrupted Jews do is another story entirely - and there is massive corruption among Jews and always has been.

    In fact, every religion must command situational ethics to some extent – imagine some Christian monk travelling through hostile lands carrying some indispensable holy scripture that he knows people want to steal but he has to deliver safely into the hands of a newly converted people – would he not use guile, deception, concealment, and every subterfuge available to him in order to carry out his task?

    This is very difficult material, for certain. How to live in the world, yet still be Christian.

    Funny our conversation should come to this, as I just stumbled upon exactly this dilmena in reading DeerSlayer, by JF Cooper:

    Deerslayer knew that his adversary must be employed in reloading, unless he had fled. The former proved to be the case, for the young man had no sooner placed himself behind a tree, than he caught a glimpse of the arm of the Indian, his body being concealed by an oak, in the very act of forcing the leathered bullet home. Nothing would have been easier than to spring forward, and decide the affair by a close assault on his unprepared foe; but every feeling of Deerslayer revolted at such a step, although his own life had just been attempted from a cover. He was yet unpracticed in the ruthless expedients of savage warfare, of which he knew nothing except by tradition and theory, and it struck him as unfair advantage to assail an unarmed foe. His color had heightened, his eye frowned, his lips were compressed, and all his energies were collected and ready; but, instead of advancing to fire, he dropped his rifle to the usual position of a sportsman in readiness to catch his aim, and muttered to himself, unconscious that he was speaking-

    “No, no – that may be red-skin warfare, but it’s not a Christian’s gifts. Let the miscreant charge, and then we’ll take it out like men; for the canoe he must not, and shall not have. No, no; let him have time to load, and God will take care of the right!”

    https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Deerslayer/Chapter_7

    Not an easy path to negotiate, and, in fact, an interesting theme of this book.

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    And because its difficult, people like to come up with hard and fast rules rather than develop their judgement, moral intuition, and wisdom. Modernity seeks to make us into robots.

    Let me ask you this - if Deerslayer was protecting his wife and daughter from a fate worse than death, would he have shown such chivalry? Or if he was entrusted with high matters of state upon which the survival of his community depended? Would he even have the right to behave that way?

    In practice, did Christians behave like this? Should they? I don't think the laws of chivalry really applied in this case - although it's a fine ideal, and Cooper sort of missed the mark.

    BTW, I recently downloaded the Deerslayer novels for free on kindle.
    , @AaronB
    Even so, I like to see that kind of thing in fiction because it portrays a romantic ideal - it reminds us of higher things.

    Real life demands wisdom and discernment.

    Before we became materialists and realists, fiction was understood as portraying fine ideals rather than literal depictions of life. This was understood because we weren't one dimensional.

    To some extent that's still true - TV still portrays a false world.
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  • When I see a crying child on my screen, I know somebody is trying to take advantage of me. The same is true about every appeal to my basic human instincts, whether it is a naked female body or a dead baby. Instead of convincing me, such a cheap trick calls for immediate rejection. I...
  • Stop the American war machine, and then bring back colonialism and stable paternal governments, for the good of mankind.

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  • Introduction by the Saker: I have always had a passion for theology in general and the studies of religions in general. Several years ago I discovered, quite by chance, a book written by Michael A. Hoffman II entitled Judaism's Strange Gods which I found most interesting and thought provoking. Reading that book, I felt that...
  • @AaronB
    Interesting.

    But I think the worship of reason comes from Greek philosophy. I don't think you'll find it in Christianity. Orthodox Christianity certainly does not worship reason. And before the 11th century, the whole Christian world was orthodox.

    The point is not to "revolt" against reason, merely to understand what is its appropriate sphere. Its very valid in its sphere.

    The problem begins when you enthrone reason. This is a problem because reason can prove very little - even so basic a thing as cause and effect, reason cannot prove.

    So when you limit yourself to what reason can prove, it turns out to be very little.

    And then what's left.

    And yet, there seems no reason to limit yourself to what reason can prove. That seems to be a choice. An a priori assumption. Since reason cannot furnish a basis for itself.

    Now, just because reason can prove very little doesn't mean you can just make it up as you go along - you have to rely on feedback from the world.

    The Logos of which you speak could never be demonstrated through reason - in fact it is reason which destroyed it.

    The Jewish revolutionary spirit is "spoilt religion" - it is about achieving the state of transcendental oneness in the physical realm. Men must be the same as women, blacks the same as whites, the whole world One.

    But the particularity we find in the physical world is as real as the underlying Oneness which is ultimate truth, and seeking to make the physical realm One is the misapplication of spirituality, just as applying reason to ultimate questions it cannot prove is the misapplication of reason.

    When the world became materialistic there was nowhere for the spiritual impulse to express itself - the intuition of Oneness could only seek an outlet in denying the obvious physical differences we see around us.

    That's the poz, in a nutshell.

    The way to fight this is to no longer limit ourselves to what reason can demonstrate, which is an unnecessary a priori assumption that has no basis in reason, and restore the spiritual realm.

    If we seek to fight the poz with reason, we won't win, because the poz was created by limiting our perception of reality to what reason can demonstrate, thus denying our desire for Oneness any outlet.

    The "Jewish vision" dominates because it offers Oneness in the physical realm, while the "white vision" offers only what can be demonstrated by reason, which is very little - the whole emotional and spiritual side of man is denied an outlet.

    To combat the Jewish "spoilt religion" of obliterating physical particularities by denying their reality, we must provide a healthy and correct outlet for the desire for Oneness (love, connection) that we all have.

    But this desire cannot be ignored, and if the Jewish game is the only one in town, however corrupted it is, it will more satisfying.

    But I think the worship of reason comes from Greek philosophy. I don’t think you’ll find it in Christianity. Orthodox Christianity certainly does not worship reason. And before the 11th century, the whole Christian world was orthodox.

    The point is not to “revolt” against reason, merely to understand what is its appropriate sphere. Its very valid in its sphere.
    ..
    So when you limit yourself to what reason can prove, it turns out to be very little.
    ..
    And yet, there seems no reason to limit yourself to what reason can prove. That seems to be a choice. An a priori assumption. Since reason cannot furnish a basis for itself.

    The Christian faith was seen as the ‘scientific, reasonable’ religion, as opposed to the pagan randomness in ancient times. Yes, Logos was prefigured in the Greek world (although they killed it with hemlock), and it was seen in other parts of the world through the Tao, and parts of the early Indian religons, etc. And then, through the incarnation, the full revelation was delivered to mankind.

    The Orthodox, and (to a varying extent) other Christians view the Logos as permeating the world and providing mankind a path to expression and understanding of that world, however, that is not the extent of the understanding. The essence of God, the creation, the world before the fall, demons, angels, are all in the realm beyond human understanding, and so a part of the mystery of creation. They share in the Logos, but in that part which transcends man’s ability to compute and understand.

    So, in fact, Christianity agrees with your expression that reason alone is not enough for a full existence, and is not enough to explain all; this has been a part of the tradition since the beginning. All existence is understood only through a combination of the mystery and the Logos.

    What Christianity does not condone, however, is half-truths and sophistry as a method of interaction. Christ demands we communicate truthfully and honestly with one another, not to manipulate as the pagans do. The devil is seen as the father of lies, and those who live in the world of lies he called out, cf John 8:44.

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    Thank you. I generally agree with much here.

    If Christianity presented itself as scientific this was to appeal to the rational pagans - but the overwhelming message is - if not actually to flout rationality - then to firmly subordinate it. Christianity is not mere "common sense" - what would be the point? We all have reasonable common sense by nature.

    Christ also said we should exercise situational cunning when he said we should be gentle as doves but cunning as serpents in our dealings with the world.

    What does Christian ethics says about telling the absolute truth when faced with a murderer asking the location of your family that is hiding in the basement? Is that situational ethics?

    For better or worse, that is how Jews see themselves in regards to the world. Maybe wrong, may be easily abused.

    In fact, every religion must command situational ethics to some extent - imagine some Christian monk travelling through hostile lands carrying some indispensable holy scripture that he knows people want to steal but he has to deliver safely into the hands of a newly converted people - would he not use guile, deception, concealment, and every subterfuge available to him in order to carry out his task?

    Life demands that higher goals dictate your behavior - not a rigid code that ignores situation.

    Nothing can succeed that way. Nothing.

    Sun Tzu wrote a great classic on war - it is one of the great religious and moral texts of the world. It counsels the use of every complicated deception and stratagem in order to avoid actual bloodshed and death.

    Is this unethical from a Christian point of view? Is this double mindedness and situational ethics?

    Now of course what corrupted Jews do is another story entirely - and there is massive corruption among Jews and always has been.

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  • @AaronB
    I have read Hoffman and actually have a certain amount of respect for him and he plainly does a better job of grappling with pre-modern thought than many.

    He at least somewhat understands the idea of multiple levels of meaning and the need to analyze a culture as an organic evolving phenomena, rather than a set of clearly defined ideas frozen in time that are then consistently applied - like a scientific formula.

    But he is still limited by his epistemology - which is still too much that of a modern European.

    Hoffman applies his insights about multiple levels of meaning solely to the material realm - they are devices meant to trick outsiders in order to achieve power, with the true message reserved for insiders, who have the key to interpret it. His schema is quite clear and distinct - as you'd expect from a modern European.

    Judaism is very much a universalizing religion - Jews have a unique and privileged place in the scheme of world salvation, and are certainly more important than others, but only insofar as they play a key role in the salvation of the entire world.

    The dichotomy between particularism and universalism is collapsed - it is only the European mind that demands they must be distinct categories, and therefore, thinks the universalizing message must be a fake front used to deceive outsiders. Only one category can be "real" - but in fact the universal and particular are seen as manifestations of an uunderlying unity.

    In the same way, Zen says you must kill the Buddha when you meet him, and also says we are all Buddha's. Paradoxically, striving to be a Buddha hampers you from realizing you are already a Buddha, but unless you make some effort to realize your Buddha nature it will never happen.

    European epistemology cannot make sense of this - it must be some kind of deception or just plain nonsense.

    Jewish particularism derives its meaning from universalism - so Jewish survival is more important than others, but only because it is the key to saving others. Particularism becomes universalism. Jews as bearers of a higher morality are allowed to sometimes bend the rules in order to survive and spread this higher morality. It is recursive vision.

    Hoffman decries this as situational ethics and as mere ethnic chauvinism because he has the metaphysics of a materialist - for him it cannot be anything else.

    The "rigid" adherence to an unvarying standard of conduct that does not take into account ultimate goals or particular situations is the rigidity of death - Taoism says in death we are rigid, but all life is flexible like water. The tree that does not bend snaps.

    Is it situational ethics? Or is it loyalty to an ethical ideal that cannot be allowed to die out because of any particular situation, that is larger than any situation?

    This may be a flawed vision and a dangerous one, and one that easily lends itself to abuse, narcissism, and racism, but it needs to be understood on its own terms for what it is.

    The "double mindedness" Hoffman so decries is actually an essential part of dealing with reality successfully, and Europeans dumbed themselves down when they decided to become one-dimensional. Of course, Hoffman sees double-mindedness in purely materialistic terms, and as deception.

    This stuff is too subtle to explain to someone steeped in modern European epistemology and metaphysics, which is dumbed down thinking meant for engineering and not ultimate questions - it was only after I purged myself of European assumptions and "dwelt" with pre-modern texts for some time - initially finding them incomprehensible - and living in Asia for many years that I even began to acquire the mental flexibility to approach these questions.

    So I know how hard it is for someone used to the "rigid" European thinking to understand the "water like" thinking of other cultures.

    But until this mental revolution happens, Europeans will continue to decline into insignificance.

    Europe and now are living off inherited intellectual capital.

    I see what you are getting at.
    I think it is quite simple to get a handle on, really.
    Western culture is (roughly speaking) derived from Christianity, and thus Christ, who is the Λογος, i.e. the fundamental pattern of reason, order and static foundation of the evolution of things in the universe.
    Jews reject the Logos and thus do not acknowledge that there is an underlying order to the world. Apparently some eastern religions share this disposition.
    There is a certain power to this revolutionary way of approaching things, but as Christians it is not our way, but rather Christ and adherence to reason is our way.
    Of course, only the saints attain pure, dispassionate reason, but it remains our aim, even if it is to our temporary disadvantage.

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    Interesting.

    But I think the worship of reason comes from Greek philosophy. I don't think you'll find it in Christianity. Orthodox Christianity certainly does not worship reason. And before the 11th century, the whole Christian world was orthodox.

    The point is not to "revolt" against reason, merely to understand what is its appropriate sphere. Its very valid in its sphere.

    The problem begins when you enthrone reason. This is a problem because reason can prove very little - even so basic a thing as cause and effect, reason cannot prove.

    So when you limit yourself to what reason can prove, it turns out to be very little.

    And then what's left.

    And yet, there seems no reason to limit yourself to what reason can prove. That seems to be a choice. An a priori assumption. Since reason cannot furnish a basis for itself.

    Now, just because reason can prove very little doesn't mean you can just make it up as you go along - you have to rely on feedback from the world.

    The Logos of which you speak could never be demonstrated through reason - in fact it is reason which destroyed it.

    The Jewish revolutionary spirit is "spoilt religion" - it is about achieving the state of transcendental oneness in the physical realm. Men must be the same as women, blacks the same as whites, the whole world One.

    But the particularity we find in the physical world is as real as the underlying Oneness which is ultimate truth, and seeking to make the physical realm One is the misapplication of spirituality, just as applying reason to ultimate questions it cannot prove is the misapplication of reason.

    When the world became materialistic there was nowhere for the spiritual impulse to express itself - the intuition of Oneness could only seek an outlet in denying the obvious physical differences we see around us.

    That's the poz, in a nutshell.

    The way to fight this is to no longer limit ourselves to what reason can demonstrate, which is an unnecessary a priori assumption that has no basis in reason, and restore the spiritual realm.

    If we seek to fight the poz with reason, we won't win, because the poz was created by limiting our perception of reality to what reason can demonstrate, thus denying our desire for Oneness any outlet.

    The "Jewish vision" dominates because it offers Oneness in the physical realm, while the "white vision" offers only what can be demonstrated by reason, which is very little - the whole emotional and spiritual side of man is denied an outlet.

    To combat the Jewish "spoilt religion" of obliterating physical particularities by denying their reality, we must provide a healthy and correct outlet for the desire for Oneness (love, connection) that we all have.

    But this desire cannot be ignored, and if the Jewish game is the only one in town, however corrupted it is, it will more satisfying.
    , @anonymous

    but rather Christ and adherence to reason is our way
     
    Adherence to reason?!! More like, Adherence to Hearsay! You understand that the concept of divinity/"son-of-god" was cooked up centuries after Christ left this earth? What you follow now is adulterated hearsay. You people have completely surrendered your spiritual existence to the imaginations of fallible humans. That certainly doesn't sound very smart and reasonable.

    Anyway, the pagan concepts of "in-his-image" human-like deities also contradict your claim of "adherence to reason." Because it beggars belief that an infinitely powerful God could be like you and I. Now, take a brief moment to consider the human form, both internal and external... quite simply, blind faith induced insanity.

    And, if indeed human-like deities are logical, would you concede, if begrudgingly, that the hindoos could potentially be onto the truth too? That is, if Christ is "god," why can't "Shiva or Ganesh or ...," be "gods" too?

    only the saints attain pure, dispassionate reason
     
    Again, a very pagan dogma... of sainthood. You understand the deceitful manner in which sainthood is conferred, right? You really think "mother" Theresa was a "saint," that she really conjured up miracles? LOL! A most ludicrous idea indeed.
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  • What is really needed in dealing with cannabis is a “tobacco moment”, as with cigarettes 50 years ago, when a majority of people became convinced that smoking might give them cancer and kill them. Since then the number of cigarette smokers in Britain has fallen by two-thirds. A depressing aspect of the present debate about...
  • Psychotics don’t ask for a living wage and pot-induced psychotics don’t remember to plan a revolution; hence I suspect legalization will accelerate.
    Suspect a rash of COPD about 20 years from now.

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    Suspect a rash of COPD about 20 years from now.
     
    According to studies by the National Institutes of Health published in the U.S. National Library of Medicine, there is no strong evidence that smoking only marijuana leads to COPD:

    Given the consistently reported absence of an association between use of marijuana and abnormal diffusing capacity or signs of macroscopic emphysema, we can be close to concluding that smoking marijuana by itself does not lead to COPD.
     
    Does smoking marijuana increase the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

    INTERPRETATION:

    Smoking both tobacco and marijuana synergistically increased the risk of respiratory symptoms and COPD. Smoking only marijuana was not associated with an increased risk of respiratory symptoms or COPD.
     
    Marijuana and chronic obstructive lung disease: a population-based study.

    From WebMD:

    20-Year-Long Study Finds No Decline in Lung Function for Occasional Pot Smokers
    [...]
    In fact, the study found that the lung function of most marijuana smokers actually improved slightly over time
    [...]
    Donald P. Tashkin, MD, medical director of the pulmonary function laboratory at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, has spent his career studying the health effects of marijuana.
    [...]
    His own study of heavy, habitual marijuana smokers -- people who smoked the equivalent of a joint a day for 50 years -- found no harmful effect on lung function.
     
    https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/20120103/marijuana-smoking-not-linked_to-chronic-breathing-problems#1

    (my bolds)
    , @Thorby
    Been smoking,now vaping and eating Cannabis for about 50 years. I have Crohn's disease and Cannabis has allowed me to keep ALL my intestines. No COPD. Mom had COPD and later lung cancer which she died from.
    60 years of cigarettes. We have no sign of COPD and we walk about 25 miles a week and bicycle another 40 miles a week.
    This is one last desperate example of Reefer Madness. Cockburn the socialist is full of it,just like his brothers.
    , @t-gordon
    I've always been pretty laissez faire about drugs, life and most things in general, but got to thinking about the prevalence of drug use, drug acceptance and the general torpor of today along with the "anything goes" sexual mores of the times and had to wonder if drug legalization, acceptance, etc and the decriminalization, normalization and acceptance of behaviors such as pedophilia might be accelerating in tandem because, well...
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  • Introduction by the Saker: I have always had a passion for theology in general and the studies of religions in general. Several years ago I discovered, quite by chance, a book written by Michael A. Hoffman II entitled Judaism's Strange Gods which I found most interesting and thought provoking. Reading that book, I felt that...
  • @AaronB
    This is the problem when European style logical analysis - where the unit of analysis is the "simple fact" rather than the total phenomen - is applied to religious pre-modern texts.

    There are many passages in Buddhist scripture which say you must be beyond good and evil and Zen even says you should kill the Buddha.

    European style analysis where the unit of meaning is the simple phrase or simple fact would yield a picture of Buddhism where you must literally kill the Buddha and literally not concern yourself with morality.

    European epistemology and metaphysics has taken a wrong turn around the beginning of the modern era, and Europeans will continue to be the dupes of the world until they correct their error.

    This is why all these European analysts struggle to understand Judaism and find it amorphous - and why some commenters here say they've read much about it but still can't understand.

    The simplistic epistemology of modernity is not adequate to the multi level complexity of pre modern thought - and increasingly it is no longer even yielding tangible results in the physical realm and not adequate to understanding more complex aspects of the physical world, as witness the discussion around genes and IQ, which is the quintessence of epistemological simplicity.

    Of course there is much evil in Jewish behavior and Jewish religion, and the one dimensional modern European will take me as "defending" Judaism. So be it.

    Until the great dumbing down of Europe that began in the modern era and culminated today is overcome, Europeans are not a significant factor.

    Hoffman addresses this aspect of the Jew’s Talmudic writings. The book was written in the time of concern for gentile power, and, so, it has a multilayered structure. One passage will be goy friendly, but, then, later a passage will reference this and reverse the logic to something perfidious. In this way, there is always a path for the jew to make the book look harmless by wuoting one aspect but not the other.
    The example of the staff of raj in Raiders of the lost ark is insightful. The Nazi gets only one side of the amulet burned into his hand and so he thinks the staff should be a certain height. But, Dr Jones, in possession of the other half, is informed by his jew sage, in true Talmudic form, to “take back one kadam for the hebrew God whose honor this ark is for”.
    The true guard of the religion is that these tricks of interpretation must be passed down in person by the Rabbi.
    Hoffman had inside help in writing his books.

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    I have read Hoffman and actually have a certain amount of respect for him and he plainly does a better job of grappling with pre-modern thought than many.

    He at least somewhat understands the idea of multiple levels of meaning and the need to analyze a culture as an organic evolving phenomena, rather than a set of clearly defined ideas frozen in time that are then consistently applied - like a scientific formula.

    But he is still limited by his epistemology - which is still too much that of a modern European.

    Hoffman applies his insights about multiple levels of meaning solely to the material realm - they are devices meant to trick outsiders in order to achieve power, with the true message reserved for insiders, who have the key to interpret it. His schema is quite clear and distinct - as you'd expect from a modern European.

    Judaism is very much a universalizing religion - Jews have a unique and privileged place in the scheme of world salvation, and are certainly more important than others, but only insofar as they play a key role in the salvation of the entire world.

    The dichotomy between particularism and universalism is collapsed - it is only the European mind that demands they must be distinct categories, and therefore, thinks the universalizing message must be a fake front used to deceive outsiders. Only one category can be "real" - but in fact the universal and particular are seen as manifestations of an uunderlying unity.

    In the same way, Zen says you must kill the Buddha when you meet him, and also says we are all Buddha's. Paradoxically, striving to be a Buddha hampers you from realizing you are already a Buddha, but unless you make some effort to realize your Buddha nature it will never happen.

    European epistemology cannot make sense of this - it must be some kind of deception or just plain nonsense.

    Jewish particularism derives its meaning from universalism - so Jewish survival is more important than others, but only because it is the key to saving others. Particularism becomes universalism. Jews as bearers of a higher morality are allowed to sometimes bend the rules in order to survive and spread this higher morality. It is recursive vision.

    Hoffman decries this as situational ethics and as mere ethnic chauvinism because he has the metaphysics of a materialist - for him it cannot be anything else.

    The "rigid" adherence to an unvarying standard of conduct that does not take into account ultimate goals or particular situations is the rigidity of death - Taoism says in death we are rigid, but all life is flexible like water. The tree that does not bend snaps.

    Is it situational ethics? Or is it loyalty to an ethical ideal that cannot be allowed to die out because of any particular situation, that is larger than any situation?

    This may be a flawed vision and a dangerous one, and one that easily lends itself to abuse, narcissism, and racism, but it needs to be understood on its own terms for what it is.

    The "double mindedness" Hoffman so decries is actually an essential part of dealing with reality successfully, and Europeans dumbed themselves down when they decided to become one-dimensional. Of course, Hoffman sees double-mindedness in purely materialistic terms, and as deception.

    This stuff is too subtle to explain to someone steeped in modern European epistemology and metaphysics, which is dumbed down thinking meant for engineering and not ultimate questions - it was only after I purged myself of European assumptions and "dwelt" with pre-modern texts for some time - initially finding them incomprehensible - and living in Asia for many years that I even began to acquire the mental flexibility to approach these questions.

    So I know how hard it is for someone used to the "rigid" European thinking to understand the "water like" thinking of other cultures.

    But until this mental revolution happens, Europeans will continue to decline into insignificance.

    Europe and now are living off inherited intellectual capital.
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  • Leaders are routinely confronted with philosophical dilemmas. Here’s a classic one for our Trumptopian times: If you make enemies out of your friends and friends out of your enemies, where does that leave you? What does winning (or losing) really look like? Is a world in which walls of every sort encircle America’s borders a...
  • Here’s the problem with liberal economists, even the ones who are smart enough to see through neoliberalism:
    “The international economic order is killing everyone!! What we need is more globalism!!!”

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  • The June 1967 conflict was launched to destroy Gamal Abdel Nasser and eradicate Arab nationalism. The latter posed a serious threat to Western interests in the middle east. Nasser was not responsible for the outbreak of war and took significant steps to prevent it. He was aware that Egypt was in no position to defeat...
  • In 1953, father Miles [Copeland] Jr. was loaned by the C.I.A. to Gamal Abdul Nasser (President of Egypt) to organize the Egyptian secret intelligence, The Muhabarat. He soon became Nasser’s closest western advisor. It was here that Lorraine Copeland took up archeology and Miles III took up an interest in collecting anything ancient, from mummy parts to coins. It was also here that young Miles became friends with Col. Hasan Tuhami, Nasser’s machine gun toting bodyguard who lived next door. In later years, this friendship became extremely useful as Mr. Tuhami became Vice Prime Minister of Egypt and came to the rescue of The Police, whose equipment was stuck in Egyptian customs, jeopardizing a concert at the Cairo University that night.

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/miles-copeland

    Which brought us that supposed ‘reggae’ sound:

    200%: In the documentary “Does Everyone Stare” about The Police you say your style comes from Lebanon. Can you tell a little more about that?
    Stewart Copeland: Yes, the Baladi rhythm. It’s not like reggae, it comes from a completely different cultural source and in the roots there are no overlaps with the beginning of American music. Baladi and reggae, though, have two aspects in common. They share the use of ‘negative’ space, which is when the rhythm is constructed in a certain way – in that there is a gap in the construction which the drummer can fill with his own interpretation. The other aspect they share is that they emphasize the third beat in the bar – to which they gravitate – not emphasizing the second or fourth beat.

    And the rest is history:

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  • I don't know about you, but I'm getting a little tired of waiting for the Hitlerian nightmare that the corporate media promised us was coming back in 2016. Frankly, I'm beginning to suspect that all their apocalyptic pronouncements were just parts of some elaborate cocktease. I mean, here we are, a year and half into...
  • @anon
    whew.
    < 2 minutes in, "Strauss is a victim of the holocaust because he had to leave Germany and learn an all-new language . . ."

    boo hoo.

    Fact check:

    "In 1931, Strauss sought his post-doctoral habilitation with the theologian Paul Tillich, but was turned down. After receiving a Rockefeller Fellowship in 1932, Strauss left his position at the Higher Institute for Jewish Studies in Berlin for Paris." wikipedia
     
    iow, Strauss had the same problem Hitler had: he got turned down for something he ardently wanted to do. A holocaust, I tells ya!
    But wait: he got bailed out by the Rockefellers.

    In 1932.
    When Stalin and the Jewish Trotskyites were killing Russians, Ukrainians and yes, Jews, by the hundreds of thousands.

    Drury says:
    "Strauss held that Jews are like Socrates . . . the brilliant few resented by the vulgar masses."

    So is it hemlock that Jews drink on Passover and Purim as they celebrate the slaughter of the innocent Egyptian babies and the 75,000 innocent Persians?

    What a pompous arse.



    This chick disqualifies herself by wringing the silk holocaust hankie.

    Maybe she redeems herself later --

    Yes, she’s all over the place.
    But I think she nails Strauss’s impact.

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    You're right, Drury did give good insight into Strauss & his impact. Whoever compiled these clips, from Drury on Strauss to the Wolfowitz interview just after 9/11, made all the right connections.

    And the chain of attitudes and actions can be examined in both directions, backward, to Strauss's expectations of Jew-power in Weimar -- he expected Jews to be the elite overseers of the "vulgar masses" who resented being resented by said vulgar masses.
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  • About a decade ago, I got a Netflix subscription and was amazed that the Internet now provided immediate access to so many thousands of movies on my own computer screen. But after a week or two of heavy use and the creation of a long watch-list of prospective films I'd always wanted to see, my...
  • LBJ certainly had no problems killing Catholics, not even a few weeks before Kennedy:

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  • I don't know about you, but I'm getting a little tired of waiting for the Hitlerian nightmare that the corporate media promised us was coming back in 2016. Frankly, I'm beginning to suspect that all their apocalyptic pronouncements were just parts of some elaborate cocktease. I mean, here we are, a year and half into...
  • On origins of the Russia Threat: just more ‘perpetual war’ to rescue society from the inherent nihilism of liberalism:

    This is made clear in Strauss’s exchange with Kojève (reprinted in Strauss’s On Tyranny), and in his commentary on Schmitt’s The Concept of the Political (reprinted in Heinrich Meier, Carl Schmitt and Leo Strauss: The Hidden Dialogue). Kojève lamented the animalisation of man and Schmitt worried about the trivialisation of life. All three of them were convinced that liberal economics would turn life into entertainment and destroy politics; all three understood politics as a conflict between mutually hostile groups willing to fight each other to the death. In short, they all thought that man’s humanity depended on his willingness to rush naked into battle and headlong to his death. Only perpetual war can overturn the modern project, with its emphasis on self-preservation and “creature comforts.” Life can be politicised once more, and man’s humanity can be restored.
    This terrifying vision fits perfectly well with the desire for honour and glory that the neo-conservative gentlemen covet. It also fits very well with the religious sensibilities of gentlemen. The combination of religion and nationalism is the elixir that Strauss advocates as the way to turn natural, relaxed, hedonistic men into devout nationalists willing to fight and die for their God and country.

    https://www.opendemocracy.net/faith-iraqwarphiloshophy/article_1542.jsp

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  • I just discovered the brilliant Shadia Drury, one of the best resources on the Neocon and Straussian concept of the ‘Noble Lie’, and the enemy (previously War On Terror, now Russia Threat) to unite the nihilism of liberal society and prevent it from disintegrating.

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    whew.
    < 2 minutes in, "Strauss is a victim of the holocaust because he had to leave Germany and learn an all-new language . . ."

    boo hoo.

    Fact check:

    "In 1931, Strauss sought his post-doctoral habilitation with the theologian Paul Tillich, but was turned down. After receiving a Rockefeller Fellowship in 1932, Strauss left his position at the Higher Institute for Jewish Studies in Berlin for Paris." wikipedia
     
    iow, Strauss had the same problem Hitler had: he got turned down for something he ardently wanted to do. A holocaust, I tells ya!
    But wait: he got bailed out by the Rockefellers.

    In 1932.
    When Stalin and the Jewish Trotskyites were killing Russians, Ukrainians and yes, Jews, by the hundreds of thousands.

    Drury says:
    "Strauss held that Jews are like Socrates . . . the brilliant few resented by the vulgar masses."

    So is it hemlock that Jews drink on Passover and Purim as they celebrate the slaughter of the innocent Egyptian babies and the 75,000 innocent Persians?

    What a pompous arse.



    This chick disqualifies herself by wringing the silk holocaust hankie.

    Maybe she redeems herself later --
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  • In response to Ron Unz’s “The Remarkable Historiography of David Irving”, this note will pick up on and elucidate the reader-comment to that from James N. Kennett, which stated: “It seemed to me that the problem with his work was not the possible inaccuracy of the details that he included – but the things he...
  • @RealAmericanValuesCirca1776Not1965
    Anecdotal evidence aside, I guess I am just missing the part about how you go from searching for and identifying Jewish blood to, without any evidence at all, and with plenty of evidence to the contrary, the foregone conclusion that cleansing and genocide were the (only) goal from the very start. As opposed to removal and relocation.

    “‘Bad blood’ was the great term. You had to have Aryan blood.” Hitler, in only his private statements, had defined “Aryan,” as pureblooded Christian. Bethge’s interviewer inquired, “So we know this Jewish poison [Jewish blood] had to be cleansed. How did they propose to do that?
     
    Well? I see no evidence. Just the heavy insinuations that people without evidence often try to pass off as a valid substitute. It's not. There's no small supply of anecdotal evidence against the genocide narrative, from Jews, as well. Just take a glimpse at all the interviews Spielberg nixed from his Holohoax documentary for not being in line with his false narrative, despite coming from actual Jews in the camps.

    And yet even today, so-called “historians” say that Hitler didn’t have execution of the Jews in mind from the very star
     
    What do you mean "and yet" or "so-called" . You mean: "And yet, despite the empty insinuations and insistence that absence of proof is not proof of absence, some so-called "historians" are still doing their actual job and not revising history based on baseless insinuations or otherwise unsubstantiated and, in many cases, even outright refutable claims?

    Pointing out what everyone knows, that he was looking for Jews, and then connecting that to slaughtering them all with intent, using nothing more than insinuation and anecdotally reinforced assurances.. is NOT sound reasoning.

    Christianity’s role is ignored.
     
    Maybe Christianity did play a bigger role. It's still the role it was supposed to play, is it not? Protecting civilization from destructive influences. There are some reasonably sound arguments out there that suggest Christianity was created specifically as a weapon against Jews and their religion of subversion and supremacy.

    In either event, the involvement of Christianity in the affairs of Germany in the WWII period here is no different than Christianity's involvement in the Crusades. Just another example of Christianity stepping up and serving it's purpose as a shield, as a bulwark (albeit with mixed success). Be it against the flailing sword of Islam, or the cloaked dagger of Judaism.

    If anything, it's a shame that dagger's poison has been so effective at corroding the West's bulwark ever since WWII.

    It is inevitable that Christianity should play a role in the jew’s conceptualization of his race’s imaginary crucifixion upon the German’s sword. This is a matter of simple projection: the jew’s very identity is the rejection of Christ, the rejection of Logos. Not race, not religion, not culture or anything else.
    Their slander against the Germans is not personal, unlike the hatred for Christian Russia-Germany was merely chosen as a sacrifice necessary to bring about the myth of the birthing of the jewish messiah, i.e. the jewish people, via the holocaust.
    Zuesse is at least honest in his lies. He goes straight to the heart of the matter and lays out the choice for everyone to make:
    Either the evil Christ of the Christians, with their foot soldier Hitler, or the brilliant messianic jewish people with their supreme wisdom and everlasting goodness in bringing about a world of gayness, usury, communism and transgenderism, i.e a world that is healed, tikkun Olam.

    And he is right. That is the choice.
    Except that we know Christ is the true messiah and that the jewish alternative is the antichrist and death.

    Pray for him.

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    Spot-on analysis.
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  • Blah blah.
    The truth is that which supports the revolution, right?
    And this revolution is about toppling Jewish hegemony over the West, which is accomplished by putting the naive goy in a guilt headlock over a fictional even that was, in fact, a war of partisans against the Germans.
    This means:
    The Holocaust was miniscule compared to:
    -the jewish Bolshevik reign of death and terror
    -the jew Marx’s chinese protege Marx’s 60 mil murders.
    -the largest ethnic cleansing in history of 10 million Germans from their native lands by the jew’s allies after ww2.
    -the murder, starvation and rape of 5 million Germans by Allies.
    -the murder of 6 million babies in the US by abortion that is a movement spearheaded by jews.

    The holocaust is over. Forget it.

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  • Almost one year ago the United States Congress (with only a handful of “nay” votes) adopted new and severe sanctions against Russia for its supposed attempt to influence and interfere in the 2016 national elections. Included in that legislation was a provision—specifically placed there by Russophobe Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC)—that President Trump cannot alter or...
  • Interesting, the video asserts that part of Leo Strauss’s philosophy was the introduction of Plato’s ‘Noble Lie’, which, in this case, was the bugaboo of an evil Russian Empire as a foil to bring Americans together and avoid the inevitable collapse of liberalism into nihilism. I wonder if anyone can confirm this as part of Strauss’s gift the the neopsychoticons?

    Also, pretty obvious reason for hatred of Russia is the closeness of the State and the Church. Strauss here talks about how the secular sphere has but one purpose, providing room for the meddlers to thrive:

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  • Vladislav Pravdin - GREAT STALIN (1949). It is our joy that during the hard years of the war the Red Army and the Soviet people were led by the wise and experienced leader of the Soviet Union - the GREAT STALIN. And now for something completely different. Instead of snippets from larger works, here’s Egor...
  • Stalin’s place, in the western “intellectual” circles, at least, seems to be as the ‘It wasn’t real socialism’ scapegoat.
    Stalin, to my understanding, seems to have been a full commie, but with a slightly pragmatic and homespun twist.
    The Trotskyite establishment spins this idiosyncratic twist completely out of proportion, to paint Stalin as not a commie at all, even to the extent of being a facist (Hayek and the other supposed anti-commie Austrian school chime in to help with this-probably because libertarianism and communism are essentially the same anarchist utopian fantasy).
    Reading Trotsky and his completely psychotic notions of the ‘continuing revolution’, perhaps the one due that Stalin should receive is that he had the pragmatic sense to take control of things and at least plan out the murders, rather than letting them happen randomly (organically?), in accord with the anarchic utopian insanity that the Trotskyite camp preferred.

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  • Published in the Social Contract Press, Spring 2018 The American Constitution utilizes checks and balances to prevent any one faction or person from controlling the State. Yet power over society is not exercised solely through government. Those who favor mass immigration and the abolition of American sovereignty project power from inside and outside the government...
  • This is nothing more than the militarization of ‘The Authoritarian Personality’, and represents another example of Jews flexing their hegemony over America.
    It is also why Jews have been kicked out of some 100s of countries.
    Jews don’t take prisoners just like their demon masters.

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  • I'm very pleased to announce that our selection of HTML Books now contains works by renowned World War II historian David Irving, including his magisterial Hitler's War, named by famed military historian Sir John Keegan as one of the most crucial volumes for properly understanding that conflict. [articlelink][title]Hitler's War[/title][byline]David Irving • 1991 • 397,000 Words[/byline][/articlelink]...
  • I’ve read three of Irving’s books and had the pleasure to dine with him and a few others on his American tour. I have a number of his other books waiting for a gray winter stretch to read. It is always amazing to read about WW 2 and especially the Reich. Whatever mistakes the knuckleheaded Germans made (thanks to the EU for another chance at the neurotic Reich), their dedication, sincerity and aesthetic was unrivaled except, perhaps, by the Romans or Greeks.
    Irving’s works translate this glory appropriately, unlike the other lying or cucked or deceitful Anglo or Jewish historians.
    I have little doubt that Irving’s take is far closer to the truth than other accounts, otherwise why would the rabies flare up so violently amongst the liars, and why would the man play marytr for his views?
    Once again, the Jews defeated themselves, like the soldiers who burned their own grain in the siege of Jerusalem.
    Kudos to the one Englishman who respected his Germanic brothers enough to tell something closer to the truth than all the rest.

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    Kudos to the one Englishman who respected his Germanic brothers enough to tell something closer to the truth than all the rest.
     
    yep

    and kudos to the proprietor of this site as well, for taking on the same enemies of truth that have hounded Mr. Irving for so long.

    One reason that most of us still believe that the West remains a free society is that Our American Pravda works so hard to conceal the important exceptions.
     
    Germans have been scourged for generations as congenitally evil people for committing crimes they never committed. Just like the Palestinians today, are relentlessly demonized.

    Whether it's Bolsheviks or Zionists, it's the same vicious, genocidal hatred and all-pervasive lies.

    Right now Putin is in their crosshairs, and so all we get, from the length and breath of the Western world, are lies.
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  • For a generation, acceptance of the neoliberal doctrine “there is no alternative” has paralyzed politics in the West. If there is no alternative, what is politics to be about? The Authoritarian Center The traditional governing parties, center “left” and center “right” all follow the same neoliberal policies and constitute the self-designated “center”. Mainstream media enforce...
  • @nickels
    This analysis sounds like a total crock.

    From what other authors say, and what seems far more reasonable, demand has collapsed because the corporate locust is doing the same thing they are doing in America, namely destroying the entire industrial base and leaving a wasteland of debt and unemployment. Add to that an inability to have a monetary policy and it's game over:

    Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, a former chairman of Ferrari, Fiat and Alitalia, and now a public enemy because of his dismissal of the “Made in Italy” label, acquired both companies and moved them to Turkey, choosing profit over quality—and Italian jobs. Montezemolo, of aristocratic background, is a champion of Italian neoliberalism, having founded the influential “free market” think tank Italia Futura (Future Italy) in 2009.

     

    https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2018/05/30/this-new-italy.html

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  • @Polish Perspective
    Decent article, but a few quibbles.

    Italy's primary problem is not the euro per se. It isn't even the much talked about "proliferagacy". Italy has in fact run a primary surplus for most of the last 20 years (primary surplus is the government budgetary balance sans interest payments). Italy's main problem is the disastrous lack of productivity.

    Its per capita productivity growth has actually declined by 0.1% the last 20 years, versus around 0.7% positive growth for Germany and 0.6% for France. What explains this? Supply side factors. Italy has many large-scale firms which are world-class. This leads a naïve observer to conclude that the problem lies elsewhere.

    Scratch the surface a little bit, and you'll find that the main problem for Italy is in the SME sector. The comparison with the German Mittelstand is relevant here. Though many German firms are still family-owned, they nevertheless have a significant amount of meritocracy. Family scions frequently take on more ceremonial roles if they can find a competent outsider to run large parts of the company. By contrast, Italian SMEs are much more nepotistic. Italy also has far less labour mobility, meaning that the potential pool of labour that a local company can draw from is quite limited.

    There is therefore no easy solution. Devaluation is not a panacea. Italy is running a current account surplus already. Their problem is lack of growth, which in turn is rooted in supply-side factors.

    There's a good paper by Luigi Zingales of University of Chicago (himself an Italian) as you can surmise. He writes a lot of what I've outlined in greater detail if anyone is interested in diving deeper:

    https://research.chicagobooth.edu/-/media/research/stigler/pdfs/workingpapers/14diagnosingtheitaliandisease.pdf?la=en&hash=FB3054008103B1E0E24E3F7E1D307523B0B2AD5F

    The Bank of Italy has also weighed in:

    https://www.bancaditalia.it/pubblicazioni/qef/2018-0422/index.html?com.dotmarketing.htmlpage.language=1

    The take-away is that there is no simple solution, Italy's problems are deep, structural and tied to their social organisation. Devaluation, while tempting, would not fix these issues and given that Italy is already running a current account surplus, it is hard to make the case for one. Their exports is already competitive. Their debt problem stems from lack of growth, not persistent budget deficits (mostly running a primary surplus for past few decades).

    This analysis sounds like a total crock.

    From what other authors say, and what seems far more reasonable, demand has collapsed because the corporate locust is doing the same thing they are doing in America, namely destroying the entire industrial base and leaving a wasteland of debt and unemployment. Add to that an inability to have a monetary policy and it’s game over:

    Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, a former chairman of Ferrari, Fiat and Alitalia, and now a public enemy because of his dismissal of the “Made in Italy” label, acquired both companies and moved them to Turkey, choosing profit over quality—and Italian jobs. Montezemolo, of aristocratic background, is a champion of Italian neoliberalism, having founded the influential “free market” think tank Italia Futura (Future Italy) in 2009.

    https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2018/05/30/this-new-italy.html

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  • Having just returned from a trip to Russia, I am pleased to report that the Russian people and the officialdom that I encountered displayed none of the vitriol towards Americans that I half expected as a response to the vilifying of Moscow and all its works that pervades the U.S. media and Establishment. To be...
  • I am currently reading “The Revolution Betrayed” by Trotsky. Trying to understand this Trotsky neocon link better and to determine to what extent it makes sense.

    One connection is certain:
    Trotsky was completely insane.
    Neocons are completely insane.

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    Trotsky was completely insane.
    Neocons are completely insane.
     
    Many of the early Zionists were evidently insane as well, just as the current crop is. (Netanyahoo is sane???)

    Max Nordau first encountered Zionism in 1895 when Theodor Herzl, suffering from what seemed to be a near-delusional obsession with the problem of anti-Semitism, was referred to Nordau’s medical practice for psychiatric advice.



    On hearing Herzl’s plans for founding a Jewish state, Nordau is said to have declared, “If you are insane, we are insane together. Count on me!”

    Nordau was to become Herzl’s most devoted follower, his ideological lieutenant, and second-in-command of Herzl’s World Zionist Organization. Together they created political Zionism, the movement devoted to the creation of a Jewish state by diplomatic means as the only possible solution to European anti-Semitism.
    https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/max-nordau/
     
    Another obvious crackpot was the ardent Zio-freak, "rabbi" Steven Wise and whose control obsessions are blatantly apparent in his propagandistic screed, Challenging Years.

    Even we dumb goyim can ascertain how crazy these suckers are with their cold blooded killing of harmless innocents over the past century at least.
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  • Absolutely gripping book. The way the Empire expands through the first years of the war, the giddy optimism, and then the stall, and, the most gripping and terrifying part, the slow and eventual shrinking and collapse, with the tanks and shells coming within earshot, the growing and eventual doom-this is like no other book I have read.

    Highly suggested.

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  • For Roseanne Barr, star of ABC's hit show "Roseanne," there would be no appeal. When her tweet hit, she was gone. "Roseanne's Twitter statement, is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show," declaimed Channing Dungey, the black president of ABC Entertainment. Targeting Valerie Jarrett, a confidante and...
  • Sensitivity training like this has nothing to do with its stated aims-it is aimed solely at displaying hegemony. It reports to people of European descent that you have no power, you can be humiliated or fired arbitrarily for any perceived or manufactured slight, no matter how unreasonable.
    And it isn’t necessarily about black hegemony, but, more, about Jewish hegemony, and the fact that people like Schultz can move you (and the blacks) around like pawns, whenever he likes.

    Schultz would like you to take this bait and go to war against people of color, but a more immediate goal should be stringing people like him up from the lampposts.

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  • This has been an interesting week for Russia. First, and contrary to my own expectations, Iulia Skripal has been allowed to make a recorded statement on video where she is seen writing a statement in English and Russian. This falls far short of even the basic British obligations to allow consular access to both Skripals,...
  • @Blue Pilgrim
    Total number of immigrants in US runs about 13 1/2 % -- undocumented (illegal) immigrants is only about 11 million.
    European stock was never native, of course, but immigrated from Europe. The genocide was against the real natives -- often called 'Indians', and include those who lived south of the current US borders. Everyone else here are immigrants or descended from immigrants.

    I'll pass on trying to figure level of sanity with this issue (or even talking about racism), since the facts are easy enough to find.

    Native Americas are neither native nor American. They are immigrants from Asia, who genocided the first Americans, the Soultreans of Europe.
    The Indian heathens were savages who had too much land for decency. If they had played nice they could have shared the bounty, but the godless savages started a war they couldn’t win.

    *revisionism is a bitch

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    Speaking of revisionism...
    The soultrean hypothesis is a rather speculative fringe theory, and 20,000 years is well before my time, so I can't say much about it.
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  • This brilliant, meticulous and searing analysis is David Ray Griffin’s most powerful and important book about 
the hegemonic foreign policy ambitions 
of US neoconservatives and the way in which 9/11 was used to pursue these Machiavellian ends. This is a book that should have been written by a mainstream investigative journalist, but David has done...
  • @Intelligent Dasein
    This comment was written as a reply to Seamus Padraig at 17 but for some reason it was published as a regular comment. I believe this is the second time I've noticed this happening with a reply of mine.

    This always happens, I have noticed, if I have to post twice because I didn’t get the username and email filled in correctly-the reply handle is lost.
    #bug

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  • This has been an interesting week for Russia. First, and contrary to my own expectations, Iulia Skripal has been allowed to make a recorded statement on video where she is seen writing a statement in English and Russian. This falls far short of even the basic British obligations to allow consular access to both Skripals,...
  • @jimrebels
    with Russians love affair with their glory day may 9 judeo bolshevik triumph which as Saker says elsewhere bonds russians with jews due to suffering, never mind they were a genocidal regime murdering millilons of christians and muslims--with this paradigm Russians are doomed, they are joined to hip and tolerate their zio oligarchs running the country. the ukronazis seem more coherent, you killed and genocided my people, you still embrace commies with you war monuments, go to hell shabbas goim, The picture of netanyhau next to putin holding picture jewish bolshevik comissar speaks volumes

    Yes, this jew loving legacy of victory day is interesting.
    To some extent the judeo part of Bolshevism was killed by the victory of Stalin over Trotsky, but, nonetheless, siding with jew Anglo’s in the war created the very enemy that Russia is being destroyed by today, the ZangloHell empire.
    It is not unlike America’s problem-we celebrate a war where we sided with the very force of jewry that is ripping our culture apart and spitting on our most sacred faith.
    Both countries have a generational cognitive dissonance related to the war. Patriotism requires celebrating it, yet survival requires realizing the whole thing was a dismal and shameful sham.
    I think only as the war generation passes can the revisionism come into the mainstream.
    Provided enough mass intelligence exists to do so, of which I am not hopeful, having sat through the many prayers for the state of Israhell while attended my Montana rural protestant church service with family this last week.

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    Absolutely , no question this mans opinion. Stand up in that Montana Christian church and express your views ........that is our great mistake to take this without a fight. Bravo
    , @Stonehands
    You two have nailed it...
    , @byrresheim

    … but, nonetheless, siding with jew Anglo’s in the war created the very enemy that Russia is being destroyed by today, the ZangloHell empire.
     
    That decision also created the enemy that badly damaged the Soviet Union back then.

    The Saker should stop talking about what he calls Ukronazis. Something went terribly wrong in non-Russian eastern Europe. The fact that even the Poles, who suffered enormously, prefer Germans to Russians – we are not talking about love – should give a Russian patriot (as opposed to nationalist) pause.

    No need to emulate the German cult of guilt, but a clear view of recent Russian history would be in order.
    , @Eagle Eye
    NOTE: Poster "EagleEye" (no space) is an impostor with shaky English and a penchant for vulgarity.

    Eagle Eye expresses no views on the post.
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  • That joking retort we heard as children, "Is the pope Catholic?" is starting to look like a serious question. Asked five years ago about a "gay lobby" in the Vatican, Pope Francis responded, "If a person is gay and seeks God and has good will, who am I to judge?" As judgment was thought to...
  • @SolontoCroesus
    One of Jones's most informative interviews. The explanation of Foucoult's role in pushing the homosexual agenda in place of workers' rights was appreciated.

    Jones has discussed the role of Benedictines in "teaching Germans the value of work" and did so again in this interview. However, his comparison to Italians, who do not have the same work ethic, poses a problem: especially after a quick overview of the E A Ross item that was featured in the Unz Book archive https://www.unz.com/book/e_a_ross__the-old-world-in-the-new/ . I tend to agree that Italians have a far different perspective on work.

    Jones attributes the German work ethic to Benedict and points to the presence of many Benedictine monasteries along the Rhine (he does not mention that Hitler attended a Benedictine high school).

    But Benedict was Roman. The first Benedictine monasteries were in Italy. Monte Cassino was in Italy -- before the British 'accidentally' bombed it to dust.

    So why didn't Benedictine magic exert the same influence on Italians as on Germans?

    Machiavelli traveled in German lands on embassies for the Medici; he visited and admired German towns that were centered on monasteries and emulated their orderliness. It's reasonable to assume Machiavelli's thinking and writing was in some small way influenced by those models.

    I'd sure like to engage w/ Michael Jones and try to suss out what was different about Benedictine :: Germany vs Benedictine :: Italy.

    I think it was Pat’s book where I read about Hitler irritating all the Italians on his visit to Mussolini because he kept going on about how the Mediterranean peoples were inferior due to their mixing of African blood.

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  • @Anonymous
    Morality is not absolute. It is relative. Always has been.

    Morality is generally based on the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

    Homosexuality is something that occurs between two consenting adults - so there is no harm done to others. Therefore no reason for it to be immoral.

    From a Biblical sense: the NT preachings of Jesus to "love your neighbor" supercede any OT prohibitions.

    You are completely missing the entire game by falling back on meaningless platitudes.

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    One of Jones's most informative interviews. The explanation of Foucoult's role in pushing the homosexual agenda in place of workers' rights was appreciated.

    Jones has discussed the role of Benedictines in "teaching Germans the value of work" and did so again in this interview. However, his comparison to Italians, who do not have the same work ethic, poses a problem: especially after a quick overview of the E A Ross item that was featured in the Unz Book archive https://www.unz.com/book/e_a_ross__the-old-world-in-the-new/ . I tend to agree that Italians have a far different perspective on work.

    Jones attributes the German work ethic to Benedict and points to the presence of many Benedictine monasteries along the Rhine (he does not mention that Hitler attended a Benedictine high school).

    But Benedict was Roman. The first Benedictine monasteries were in Italy. Monte Cassino was in Italy -- before the British 'accidentally' bombed it to dust.

    So why didn't Benedictine magic exert the same influence on Italians as on Germans?

    Machiavelli traveled in German lands on embassies for the Medici; he visited and admired German towns that were centered on monasteries and emulated their orderliness. It's reasonable to assume Machiavelli's thinking and writing was in some small way influenced by those models.

    I'd sure like to engage w/ Michael Jones and try to suss out what was different about Benedictine :: Germany vs Benedictine :: Italy.
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  • @paullll
    MOre to the point, why are Christians so obsessed with sex?

    Because it has the absolute power to destroy both humans and humanity, when abused.

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  • @dfordoom

    There is no such thing as ‘being gay’-there is only the act of sodomy. Perhaps the habitual state of being a sodomite could be called ‘being gay’, but never some proclivity for this type of sin. As long as a priest resists the temptations of evil, and does not become a sodomite, he is not ‘gay’.
     
    Mostly I agree with that. It's a sin and it's disgusting and unnatural and unhealthy but you don't have to give in to the temptation, just as you don't have to give in to the temptation to indulge in other vicious self-destructive behaviours.

    The problem is that so many Christians think the best way to deal with the problem is by showing compassion and understanding. In fact the best way to deal with this problem is to be absolutely uncompromising. You don't stop people from robbing banks by offering them compassion and understanding, you stop them robbing banks by letting them know that if they do rob banks they will suffer severe punishment.

    Much of the evil in our world comes from an excess of compassion and understanding.

    Good comment, I agree.
    Words matter, and our enemy using defintions to defeat us.

    Thinking about it further, even the mental desire for same sex is a sin if the mind engages it. In the eastern church this would be a state of spiritual warfare to be resisted by the Jesus prayer and other methods. Many fathers have steps to combat such attacks from demonic forces, as this surely is.

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  • @Lucas McCrudy
    If the word "gay" is used synonymously with "homosexual" and we are referring to a person's orientation and not necessarily their sexual activity (if there is any) then I think we can fairly say they're "gay." I'm not sure what you mean by "proclivity" but the Catholic church believes that some peo are in fact innately "gay" "homosexual" -whatever- but it's only "sin" if they engage in activity.

    Definition:

    "hoho·mo·sex·u·al
    ˌhōməˈsekSH(o͞o)əl/
    adjective
    adjective: homosexual
    1.
    (of a person) sexually attracted to people of one's own sex.
    involving or characterized by sexual attraction between people of the same sex.
    "homosexual desire"
    noun
    noun: homosexual; plural noun: homosexuals
    1.
    a person who is sexually attracted to people of their own sex

    Well, I guess, as long as you agree that such an orientation is a result of a disordered and sinful state (sins of the mind are still sins) we have some common ground.
    But using such language as homosexual or gay to describe this state is a sign of capitulation in the culture war, in my opinion. As Christians we should never capitulate to a secular dictionary to define away perversion..
    It is merely a state of sin.

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  • @Lucas McCrudy
    I said 15-50% of priests are likely gay, NOT that 15-50% have been accused of sex abuse of minors. I included the Wikipedia address for an article which links to others sources for the 15-50% figure.

    You devoted your entire 2nd paragraph to the sex abuse scandal which I didn't even mention in my original post- I fully realize that the % of priests accused of sexual abuse of minors is extremely small- but then again, my posting wasn't even about that- it was about the fact that a disproportionate % of RC priests, relative to the general male population, are simply gay in their orientation-

    Since you seem like a devout RC, I'm sure you've heard of EWTN network- my mother and I used to get a kick out of watching some of the priests on their doing their shtick because they were as she put it- queerer than a $3 bill- father Shaughnessy and this other one who used to blather on about St. Terese of Liseux were so gay only a deluded religious fanatic living in total la-la land would be so deluded as not to sense it/

    I said 15-50% of priests are likely gay

    In reality, statements of this nature are nonsensical, which is, in fact, the point if the article.
    There is no such thing as ‘being gay’-there is only the act of sodomy. Perhaps the habitual state of being a sodomite could be called ‘being gay’, but never some proclivity for this type of sin. As long as a priest resists the temptations of evil, and does not become a sodomite, he is not ‘gay’.

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    If the word "gay" is used synonymously with "homosexual" and we are referring to a person's orientation and not necessarily their sexual activity (if there is any) then I think we can fairly say they're "gay." I'm not sure what you mean by "proclivity" but the Catholic church believes that some peo are in fact innately "gay" "homosexual" -whatever- but it's only "sin" if they engage in activity.

    Definition:

    "hoho·mo·sex·u·al
    ˌhōməˈsekSH(o͞o)əl/
    adjective
    adjective: homosexual
    1.
    (of a person) sexually attracted to people of one's own sex.
    involving or characterized by sexual attraction between people of the same sex.
    "homosexual desire"
    noun
    noun: homosexual; plural noun: homosexuals
    1.
    a person who is sexually attracted to people of their own sex

    , @dfordoom

    There is no such thing as ‘being gay’-there is only the act of sodomy. Perhaps the habitual state of being a sodomite could be called ‘being gay’, but never some proclivity for this type of sin. As long as a priest resists the temptations of evil, and does not become a sodomite, he is not ‘gay’.
     
    Mostly I agree with that. It's a sin and it's disgusting and unnatural and unhealthy but you don't have to give in to the temptation, just as you don't have to give in to the temptation to indulge in other vicious self-destructive behaviours.

    The problem is that so many Christians think the best way to deal with the problem is by showing compassion and understanding. In fact the best way to deal with this problem is to be absolutely uncompromising. You don't stop people from robbing banks by offering them compassion and understanding, you stop them robbing banks by letting them know that if they do rob banks they will suffer severe punishment.

    Much of the evil in our world comes from an excess of compassion and understanding.
    , @Rosamond Vincy
    Exactly!

    Just like I'm not a murderer unless I actually try to off someone. I might think about it, and it might be a (lesser) sin to nurture thoughts of vengeance, but I'm not a murderer as long as I don't act on those thoughts.
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  • @Anonymous
    Look, just asserting that homosexuality is immoral, without providing supporting reasoning and evidence, is not very convincing. (The fact that people have previously considered homosexuality immoral is not an argument either, though it is a potentially convincing way to frame an argument.) You need to make an argument, as Andrew Joyce did at altright.com, with actual empirical evidence for why homosexuality is bad, in terms of sexually transmitted diseases, pederasty, the importance of the nuclear family, or whatever your hobby-horse might be, in order to convince people.

    Otherwise, it just sounds like you're saying "it's immoral to prefer Pepsi to Coca-Cola", which most young people do not find persuasive.

    I suggest you start with the reality of the plumbing.
    It only gets worse from there, but that is enough.

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  • Recently, I reported that Leftist journalist-enforcers had discovered an annual academic conference on subjects like genetic racial differences in intelligence had taken place, almost clandestinely, at the prestigious University College of London for four years without the SJW mob or even the university knowing about it. The usual moral panic ensued. James Thompson, the lecturer...
  • @Mark Presco

    To the saved it will be some sort of profound completion, paradise.
     

    God wants those who make the cut, not slackers.
     
    I read long ago that this is one facet that drew people to Christianity. The elitist attitude that only chosen few would sit beside their King in court and haughtily look down their noses at the lesser souls writhing in hell.

    To some that will be an unbearable scorching light, i.e. the burning flames of hell.

     

    Let me reiterate that it will be the vast majority since most are not Christians, plus those that don’t make the cut. It would not surprise me to learn that you believe your Orthodox sect is the one true religion, and therefore the only ones to qualify.

    I personally believe this relates to our free will in the same way as our understanding of his creation, the world.
     
    What about the children who are raised in, say, Hindu countries. Their free will is impeded. If God holds us to such high standards, He needs to hold himself to higher standards and do more to get his word out if He punishes us for breaking His laws.

    His deafening silence is evidence to me that your God doesn’t exist. If He does exist, I consider the God you describe to me as pure evil. I don’ believe it. This is why I left the Catholic church long ago and never looked back.

    It sounds like you have a lot to learn about Christianity.
    I suggest going to an Orthodox church or Catholic church.

    Often when we are younger we completely miss the message. You should go back now that you have all these questions in your mind.

    Your questions are easily addressed and easily answered, they are very common basic questions that a priest can help with.

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  • @Wizard of Oz
    I have read the link you provide and have an idea of just why it doesn't support your view. The key seems to lie in the fact that they had not only starting conditions for running their computer simulations but "targeted" conditions that counted as success when achieved. If you define success narrowly by deriving definitions from what you know works (or arbitrarily for that matter) you are excluding the vast range of outcomes from myriad iterations that might succeed in providing organisms with photosensitivity or whatever.

    I would hope that some appropriately qualified scientist or mathematician might comment on this.

    Its actually even much worse than all this.
    Creating, say, an arm, is actually not the product of some short genetic sequence.
    To produce an arm, you need to alter the early formation sequence of the organism. But altering the genes within the early embryo stage therefore cause alterations in the entire gene sequence that codes event following.
    So, to add some new organ, you basically need to rewrite the entire genetic sequence.
    And, remember, the crucial point is that all sequences between the starting configuration and the target configuration of a working arm, say, are deadly. They organism is a blob of bloody useless tissues, a virtual horror show.
    So, somehow, you have to have a random mutation that changes the entire genetic code, all at once, and then, WOW, the natural miracle of natural selection can take over.

    The theory of evolution is so absurd that it boggles the imagination.

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    The theory of evolution is so absurd that it boggles the imagination.

     

    It doesn’t boggle the imagination of free-thinking humans superior to you in intellect.

    It is very telling that evolution boggles your mind but the idea that God will torture his own creation for all eternity makes complete sense. Face it: you have been brainwashed by morally and rationally indefensible bull crap.
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  • @anonymous
    God created the perfect design for each.

    But did he create each at the same time or at different times? Do old Earth/young Earth creationists see eye to eye on these questions?

    What always seemed strange to me is how God could create different animals in whichever epoch that he wanted to, but instead of having a little fun with it and mixing it up a bit, he decides to just place every single species in the EXACT periods that you would expect to find them if they had evolved. I mean, he could've tossed pandas (and bamboo) in with T.rex in the late cretaceous, orcas and megalodons into the oceans of the late Jurassic, gorgonopsids in late pleistocene N. America, anglerfish in the Silurian, pteranodons in the devonian (these things mostly just ate fish anyway), dimetrodons in the carboniferous, etc.. Just think of how neat (and convenient) it would have been if Jesus had been able to give his sermons while riding around on a pet Triceratops. Pretty fucking cool, if you ask me. We could've got some kind of crazy ass looking plant-animal hybrid too. But nope. For every single organism, it's the same old boring family tree-like structure. Australopithecus, H. habilis, H. erectus, H. heidelbergensis....

    It's almost as if God sticks with one species in a chain of morphologically similar species for a very long time, and then once in a great while, he suddenly decides that he wants to make a very minor upgrade to it, and then he "poofs" the slightly upgraded new species into existence. In the end, it only takes him 3+ billion years to finally get around to creating the one species that will be made in his image (which will also be made in the image of other hominids, for some reason)....

    he decides to just place every single species in the EXACT periods that you would expect to find them if they had evolved.

    You do realize that Lyell and Darwin were in a circular loop? The dating of Lyell was based on the when they thought certain fossils should exist, and the theory of evolution was supported by the dating of Lyell.

    It was a sort of Circle J.

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  • @Mark Presco
    You mentioned the fall. Do you believe that your God is going to cast all who are not saved by Jesus into a lake of fire and cause them to suffer the horrors of being burnt alive, every second of their existence for eternity? Isn’t this the vast majority of the human race? You worship an evil God.

    Genesis 3:17

    To Adam he said, "Because you listened to your wife and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, 'You must not eat of it,'

    "Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat of it all the days of your life.”


    Revelation 20:10
    And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

    Matthew 25:41
    Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.

    However, Billy Graham is an acknowledged authority on the Evangelical concept of Hell. The following is an excerpt from one of his sermons:

    You say, "Well, what kind of a place is hell?" I'm going to read to you right out of the Bible what kind of place it is. This is where some of you are going to spend billions and billions of years. You'd better listen. This is God's Word.

    Revelation 20:15 says it's a lake of fire. Psalm 11:6 says it's a horrible tempest. Psalm 18:5 says it's a place of sorrows. Matthew 13:42 says it's a place of wailing, a furnace of fire. Luke 16:23 says it's a place of torments. Matthew 8:12 says it's a place of outer darkness. Revelation 14:11 says it's a place of unrest. Luke 16:24 says it's a place where people scream for mercy. Matthew 25:46 says it's a place of everlasting punishment.

    That is God's description-not mine. And God says that all people outside of Jesus Christ are headed to that place unless they repent of their sins and turn by faith to Jesus Christ.

    We Orthodox believe that everyone will eventually participate in the light of God.
    To some that will be an unbearable scorching light, i.e. the burning flames of hell. To the saved it will be some sort of profound completion, paradise.

    I personally believe this relates to our free will in the same way as our understanding of his creation, the world. Some see the beautiful architecture and the wonder-others deny that and insist it must be random, and that life, therefore is totally meaningless, as we are just electrons bound to disintegrate one say. But that is only a personal interpretation, not dogma.

    Our God is glorious, loving and terrifying all at once. Too many people thing our God is a hippie-that is not at all the case.
    God wants those who make the cut, not slackers.

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    To the saved it will be some sort of profound completion, paradise.
     

    God wants those who make the cut, not slackers.
     
    I read long ago that this is one facet that drew people to Christianity. The elitist attitude that only chosen few would sit beside their King in court and haughtily look down their noses at the lesser souls writhing in hell.

    To some that will be an unbearable scorching light, i.e. the burning flames of hell.

     

    Let me reiterate that it will be the vast majority since most are not Christians, plus those that don’t make the cut. It would not surprise me to learn that you believe your Orthodox sect is the one true religion, and therefore the only ones to qualify.

    I personally believe this relates to our free will in the same way as our understanding of his creation, the world.
     
    What about the children who are raised in, say, Hindu countries. Their free will is impeded. If God holds us to such high standards, He needs to hold himself to higher standards and do more to get his word out if He punishes us for breaking His laws.

    His deafening silence is evidence to me that your God doesn’t exist. If He does exist, I consider the God you describe to me as pure evil. I don’ believe it. This is why I left the Catholic church long ago and never looked back.

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  • @EliteCommInc.
    There are plenty of hurdles for strict evolutionists. nothing about evolutionary theory defeats the existence of God.

    http://www.blogos.org/thinkabout/science-in-scripture.Html

    Whether in the mind of man god took six days or 6 trillion years is really inconsequential. The beauty of acknowledging God is in acknowledging he can shatter human understanding, of space and time -- physics at will.

    Hence the term -- supernatural

    Theistic evolution is just as much nonsense as materialistic evolution.

    The simple mechanism of natural selection is an absurdity.

    There is no evidence of evolving complexity-there is only evidence for the attrition of forms.

    We humans were created as we are, or, in fact, better than we are.

    There are also many theological reasons to ignore evolution, as it profanes and makes absurd the entire theology of mankind and the fall.

    Read Seraphim Rose, Genesis, Creation, and Early Man.

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    You mentioned the fall. Do you believe that your God is going to cast all who are not saved by Jesus into a lake of fire and cause them to suffer the horrors of being burnt alive, every second of their existence for eternity? Isn’t this the vast majority of the human race? You worship an evil God.

    Genesis 3:17

    To Adam he said, "Because you listened to your wife and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, 'You must not eat of it,'

    "Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat of it all the days of your life.”


    Revelation 20:10
    And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

    Matthew 25:41
    Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.

    However, Billy Graham is an acknowledged authority on the Evangelical concept of Hell. The following is an excerpt from one of his sermons:

    You say, "Well, what kind of a place is hell?" I'm going to read to you right out of the Bible what kind of place it is. This is where some of you are going to spend billions and billions of years. You'd better listen. This is God's Word.

    Revelation 20:15 says it's a lake of fire. Psalm 11:6 says it's a horrible tempest. Psalm 18:5 says it's a place of sorrows. Matthew 13:42 says it's a place of wailing, a furnace of fire. Luke 16:23 says it's a place of torments. Matthew 8:12 says it's a place of outer darkness. Revelation 14:11 says it's a place of unrest. Luke 16:24 says it's a place where people scream for mercy. Matthew 25:46 says it's a place of everlasting punishment.

    That is God's description-not mine. And God says that all people outside of Jesus Christ are headed to that place unless they repent of their sins and turn by faith to Jesus Christ.
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  • @Mark Presco

    Reasonable according to whom?
     
    More reasonable by the simple logic that we are so much simpler than an Omnipotent Being capable of creating space/time itself.

    In fact what was created in the “big bang” was the simplest thing of all, a single elementary particle that I call the God particle. Evolution is all about this God particle assembling itself into the God we seek.

    Shortly after the “big bang” this God particle evolved into the 12 elementary particles of the Standard Model, then into hydrogen and helium. Then into first generation stars where elements up to iron evolved. Then super novae where the heavier elements evolved. Then into second generation stars where DNA evolved.

    After another 3.5 billion years of evolution we achieved consciousness. Our belief in the Gods is simply self awareness, a realization of who we are and what we are becoming.

    Think about how you created yourself in your mother’s womb. You started out as very small single cell and assembled yourself. There was no creator in there assembling you.

    This is how the universe works. It is bottom up, not top down. The universe is God’s womb and we are embryonic Gods. It has taken us 15 billion years to get this far and it may take another 15 billion years to get there, but the pleasure is in the journey.

    Bizarre.
    You are ok with a mystical pantheism that came from nothing, but not ok with a creator.
    Your position is irrational.

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    He really is full of shit, yes.
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  • I wanted to wait out the day before I put something concrete together, because for quite some time, I felt like anything could happen up to and including use of WMD’s in Gaza. Because let’s be honest – what we saw today on the Gaza border was sick. Like the resurrection of the Bolsheviks and...
  • @DanGood
    Please Unz Review make it your policy to avoid the use of the word "Jews" and refer to the more accurate word Zionist, at least in these contexts. The reason is that while most Zionists are Jewish, not all Jews are Zionists. Talking of "Jews" in the context of Israel discredits your otherwise excellent analysis. Thank you. PS As you surely know Likudic Israelis hate the delegitimizing word Zionist to "Jews". Zionism depends on anti-Semitism as the foundation of its ideology. So why use a word that can be construed as anti-Semitic?

    I prefer to use a phrase like ‘the jew’.

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    Best definition of the word Zionist is....Zionism=Comunism for jews, and comunism=Zionism for gentile goyim.

    Both invented by Satan aka the Devil, then Up-transferred to and thru his kids international jewry to foment upon earth so to wreck and ruin everything as first created good, so finally satan former name Lucifer, can over rule God.....Certain to fail as did his first attempt while still in heaven zone.

    Just thought of a ironic cohencidence...First jews father Lucifer/satan got Booted out of heaven....Then, his jewish kids have been also Booted Out of every nation and place that ever played Host to them....all except so far America that is. Is there a pattern there perhaps?
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  • Celebrity intellectual Jordan Peterson has written a blog post, “’On the So-Called ‘Jewish Question’,” the inner quotes indicating he doesn’t think this is a real issue—something that only “reactionary conspiracy theorists” would propose. His blog includes a link to Nathan Cofnas’s criticism of The Culture of Critique. No links to my replies—which may provide a...
  • Strange how a people who are genetic Europeans have an IQ higher than Europeans.

    Jewishness is a theological construct.
    To understand the Jewish question there is only E Michael Jones.

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  • Recently, I reported that Leftist journalist-enforcers had discovered an annual academic conference on subjects like genetic racial differences in intelligence had taken place, almost clandestinely, at the prestigious University College of London for four years without the SJW mob or even the university knowing about it. The usual moral panic ensued. James Thompson, the lecturer...
  • @Stan d Mute

    Stunning how this Whig mind disease continues to thrive in the petri dish of daddy issue, ‘I wanna be an atheist’, modernity.
     
    So, because you can’t wrap your head around the age of the Universe relative to the brevity of Homo sapiens existence, it’s just easier to believe in Tinkerbelle? Because your mommy and daddy told you Tinkerbelle was real? And handed you an old Jewish book of fairytales that fails to answer any questions about the Universe or Reality but contains lots of useful advice on how to deal with menstruating women?

    This is the intellectual equivalent of a three year old accepting Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny. And while I expect this from people with an IQ under 100, what scares the crap out of me is how many people with +2SD or higher have the same unreasoned blind faith in superstitious nonsense whether in Tinkerbelle or YHWH or race/sex/biology denialism.

    Aliens, tinkerbell, whatever.
    Just not neo-Darwinian evolution.
    The statistics aren’t even close. As a matter of fact, the statistics mean belief in Darwinism is equal to insanity.
    They should have quit digging before they found DNA and had to start actually explaining how their neo-pagan mysticism works.
    Because the can’t.

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    Aliens, tinkerbell, whatever.
     
    Thanks for the honesty anyway. One problem we face as a species is that our reach exceeds our grasp. But just because I can’t understand all the math involved in rocket science doesn’t negate the fact that human minds discovered how it works and made it happen. The seemingly impenetrable fog of Quantum Entanglement doesn’t mean YHWH is “making spooky things happen at a distance” only that even our brightest minds haven’t yet unwound the complexities of our Universe.

    Given that, what hope is there - ever - for anyone with an IQ of say just 120? How could the average idiot ever have the faintest hope of wrapping his head around the double slit experiment? I despair that humans, on average, are too stupid to survive without a Tinkerbelle.
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  • “To establish a string of five nucleotides required on average 2 billion years.”

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4573302/

    Race realism may be one thing, but hanging on to the patently absurd theory of Darwinism is truly groupthink mental suicide.

    Basically put, natural selection cannot act until something exists and provides a benefit. This means every useful organ, biological structure, etc…, had to randomly mutate into existence from a system that takes 2 b years to flip 5 letters.
    And lets not even get started on something like the cell-more complex than any existing human made machine-randomly occurred.

    Stunning how this Whig mind disease continues to thrive in the petri dish of daddy issue, ‘I wanna be an atheist’, modernity.

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    Race realism may be one thing, but hanging on to the patently absurd theory of Darwinism is truly groupthink mental suicide.
     
    LOL. Of course, Dr. Flatearth.

    Evolutionary theory and description works, and works better, explains better, predicts better than any wackadoodle jesus-yahweh-buddha-mohammed bullshit ever has, or ever will.
    , @Stan d Mute

    Stunning how this Whig mind disease continues to thrive in the petri dish of daddy issue, ‘I wanna be an atheist’, modernity.
     
    So, because you can’t wrap your head around the age of the Universe relative to the brevity of Homo sapiens existence, it’s just easier to believe in Tinkerbelle? Because your mommy and daddy told you Tinkerbelle was real? And handed you an old Jewish book of fairytales that fails to answer any questions about the Universe or Reality but contains lots of useful advice on how to deal with menstruating women?

    This is the intellectual equivalent of a three year old accepting Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny. And while I expect this from people with an IQ under 100, what scares the crap out of me is how many people with +2SD or higher have the same unreasoned blind faith in superstitious nonsense whether in Tinkerbelle or YHWH or race/sex/biology denialism.
    , @Svigor

    Basically put, natural selection cannot act until something exists and provides a benefit. This means every useful organ, biological structure, etc…, had to randomly mutate into existence from a system that takes 2 b years to flip 5 letters.
    And lets not even get started on something like the cell-more complex than any existing human made machine-randomly occurred.
     
    So we take anecdotes and make rules of them now?

    "It took me five minutes to jerk off, ergo, it always takes everyone five minutes to jerk off; I call it the Universal Law of Onanism."

    No.
    , @Vinegar18
    Hey stupido. With 8 billion people on average that will appear in 3 months.
    , @Wizard of Oz
    I have read the link you provide and have an idea of just why it doesn't support your view. The key seems to lie in the fact that they had not only starting conditions for running their computer simulations but "targeted" conditions that counted as success when achieved. If you define success narrowly by deriving definitions from what you know works (or arbitrarily for that matter) you are excluding the vast range of outcomes from myriad iterations that might succeed in providing organisms with photosensitivity or whatever.

    I would hope that some appropriately qualified scientist or mathematician might comment on this.
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  • I’ve just been looking at an interview by clinical psychologist and University of Toronto Professor Jordan Peterson dealing with postmodernism and the triumph of Marxism in Canada. In view of Peterson’s brave struggle against Political Correctness at the U of T (which my late wife attended in more tolerant times) I was ready to treat...
  • @utu

    I would have to agree that the old left is nothing like the new left. Identity politics is practically designed to cause labor to divide itself. That isn’t very Marxist at all. In fact post modernism looks a lot more like a robber barren plot to divide and rule.
     
    Exactly! The same goes for open borders and immigrants. Who needs them: Koch bothers, libertarian Silicon Valley. Who advocates for them: the so called leftist.

    The left became the useful idiots of big business capitalists, bankers and ZOG and yet people cry it is communists and Marxist fault. At least the author of this article tries tries to make some decoupling.

    It is all about as not seeing our true enemies, creating diversion, creating false enemies and dividing and rule. And people keep falling for it.

    A closer look at Jordan Peterson presentations may show that he also is part of the problem not a solution. One thing is that he is pushing the meme of the extraordinary Jewish IQ which serves the purpose of explaining Jewish overrepresentation and power: Do not Balme Jews for being an elite in charge, not their fault are, they just happen to be smarter than you. Smarter than you. Smarter than you. Smarter than you. Smarter than you. Smarter than you. Smarter than you. Smarter than you.

    Kevin MacDonald has recently written about Jordan Petersen.

    Good thread.

    Although-
    I assert that the Corporate ‘robber barrons’ ARE the new revolution, the new communist endpoint. So they push identity politics to weaken nations and consolidate their power, because, we all know, when there is only ONE company left, world peace and utopia will break out, suddenly.

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    I assert that the Corporate ‘robber barrons’ ARE the new revolution
     
    I think you assert correctly. They co-opted any revolution of the proles, including the American revolution.
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  • I first encountered Trotskyists in Minnesota half a century ago during the movement against the Vietnam War. I appreciated their skill in organizing anti-war demonstrations and their courage in daring to call themselves “communists” in the United States of America – a profession of faith that did not groom them for the successful careers enjoyed...
  • @Seamus Padraig
    The idea that Stalin was fighting a Jew-mafia takeover of the USSR has been put forth by several prominent Third Positionists, such as Francis Parker Yockey:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Parker_Yockey#Later_life_and_works

    Thanks!

    That tip led me to this interesting article, describing the Trotsky-NeoCon connection in detail:

    http://home.alphalink.com.au/~radnat/kerrybolton/Yockey.html

    This ‘cultural bolshevism’ exists in a literal, definite sense in America, and can now be identified more specifically perhaps than Yockey was able to do in his own time. Trotskyite-bolshevism remained a significant tactic of American foreign policy during the Cold War for the purpose of subverting the Soviet bloc, as Yockey discerned. The Stalinists were correct in describing Trotskyism as a tool of ‘international capital’.

    The specific organ for the propagation of ‘cultural bolshevism’ was the Congress for Cultural Freedom, founded primarily as a means of (1) destabilising the Soviet Union, and (2) co-opting non-Stalinist and anti-Stalinist Leftists, including communists, onto the American side of the Cold War. Such was the hatred of Trotskyites for the USSR without their idol that they readily sold themselves for anti-Russian purposes.

    And this:

    https://www.foreignpolicyjournal.com/2010/05/03/americas-world-revolution-neo-trotskyist-foundations-of-u-s-foreign-policy/view-all/

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  • I’ve just been looking at an interview by clinical psychologist and University of Toronto Professor Jordan Peterson dealing with postmodernism and the triumph of Marxism in Canada. In view of Peterson’s brave struggle against Political Correctness at the U of T (which my late wife attended in more tolerant times) I was ready to treat...
  • @jack daniels
    Your characterization seems too abstract. Besides, there is a hierarchical character to the current radicalism in that Jews are the Master Victims and get to dictate which other groups are Victims, then Women, then Gays, then Blacks, then Hispanics, Asians, and so on. In other words, in a feud between Jews and blacks, Jews win, and in a feud between gays and blacks, gays win. When Korean shopkeepers draw guns against black rioters, the blacks win. ("Winning" means that the loser has to apologize or lose face or be sued or fired or jailed.)
    There is some truth in your idea that the existing doctrine opposes hierarchy in that it attacks most of the sources of hierarchy -- but not all. The Holocaust is the new god, and is a jealous god.

    Yes, agreed, the nihilism is not complete. I think it is mostly used as a tool for transvaluation at first, i.e. destroy the existing social order, and then in a more total way once that is accomplished, to destroy the identities of all groups. It will turn on many of the groups that support it currently.

    I find the egalitarian idea interesting. It views any distinction of particularity of a structure to be offensive. And so, the only structure that exists in the universe with perfect symmetry, perfect equality, is the nil.

    But, yes, I agree, the nihilism will be forcefully resisted by the peoples who wield it, those who I obtusely reference as the original rejectors of the Logos incarnate, i.e. at the foot of the cross (and the many allies who have joined the crusade-which would be just about everybody).

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  • Brushing aside the anguished pleas of our NATO allies, President Trump Tuesday contemptuously trashed the Iranian nuclear deal and reimposed sanctions. Prime Minister Theresa May of Great Britain, President Emmanuel Macron of France and German Chancellor Angela Merkel were put on notice that their ties to Iran are to be severed, or secondary sanctions will...
  • On the upside, NATO is disintegrating.

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  • @Simon in London
    I'm guessing Peterson targets the French Postmodernists because the Frankfurt School is too Jewish and thus too dangerous to mention. "Post Marxist" is a reasonable description of the ruling ideology but it does of course have roots in cultural Marxism as well as in the US version of Anglo-Liberalism.

    Yes, I fully concur.
    I made a comment saying something similar, just going back further.

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  • I do wonder, to what extent is it possible to unravel the threads of madness?
    What these philosophies have in common is the attack on Logos, rationalized immorality, and the nihilistic hatred for all hierarchy and distinction-the project which took off especially after rhe rejection of the Logos incarnate.
    I shall have to reread Strange death at some point-it went over my head the first time.

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    Your characterization seems too abstract. Besides, there is a hierarchical character to the current radicalism in that Jews are the Master Victims and get to dictate which other groups are Victims, then Women, then Gays, then Blacks, then Hispanics, Asians, and so on. In other words, in a feud between Jews and blacks, Jews win, and in a feud between gays and blacks, gays win. When Korean shopkeepers draw guns against black rioters, the blacks win. ("Winning" means that the loser has to apologize or lose face or be sued or fired or jailed.)
    There is some truth in your idea that the existing doctrine opposes hierarchy in that it attacks most of the sources of hierarchy -- but not all. The Holocaust is the new god, and is a jealous god.
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  • I first encountered Trotskyists in Minnesota half a century ago during the movement against the Vietnam War. I appreciated their skill in organizing anti-war demonstrations and their courage in daring to call themselves “communists” in the United States of America – a profession of faith that did not groom them for the successful careers enjoyed...
  • @utu

    projection of guilt
     
    Come on, psychoanalyzing Stalin? Psychoanalysis can explain everything (X and not-X) that's why it has no explanatory power.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/11/understanding-stalin/380786/
    In the contemporary West, we often assume that perpetrators of mass violence must be insane or irrational, but as Kotkin tells the story, Stalin was neither.
     
    After reading few reviews of Koktin books I am ready to invest my time and effort to give him a chance.

    Kotkin’s writing is readable and the details are interesting.

    But he appears to be a full on propagandist on the important details, like the Tsar, the Czech and Austrian conflicts, as well as the Stalin purges.

    You tell me, a man who purges millions for no apparent reason (Kotkin gives none other than paranoia) isn’t an implied psychopath?

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  • @Shakesvshav
    I see you go for the comic book villain invented by Cold War propagandists like Robert Conquest.

    I ordered:

    Myths truth about 1937 Stalin s counter revolution Mify i pravda o 1937 gode Kontrrevolyutsiya Stalina (Russian)
    by A. M. Burovski

    Found this:

    http://www.theoccidentalobserver.net/2011/09/20/stalin’s-1937-counter-revolution-against-trotskyism/

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    Excellent article.
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  • @Seamus Padraig

    The purges would have made more sense as a full on battle with the Trotskyite elements.
     
    That's exactly how I interpret Stalin's purges, too. I think he was trying to wrest control of the Communist Party generally--and the NKVD specifically--from the (((Trotskyite))) mafia which then dominated them.

    I just finished Kotkin’s Stalin book chapter on the purges, which made no sense (the book is good but has no narrative).
     
    Is Kotkin Jewish? Maybe the reason his recounting of the purges doesn't make sense is because he doesn't really want to talk about what prompted them. Like anything else in life, if you want to understand Stalin's purges, you first have to understand the context in which they took place.

    I don’t know if Kotkin is a member of the tribe, but he definitely is on the Putin/Russia bashing wagon and is deeply steeped in all the classic WASP institutions.

    https://www.hoover.org/profiles/stephen-kotkin

    Most of the Hoover people seem to have the anti-Russian disease.
    The give away in his chapter on the purges was that he blamed it on the defective personality of Stalin, i.e. Stalin was just crazy.
    Certainly Stalin was a brutal murderer, but any time the sole reason for a historical event is someone’s personality you can bet you’re reading propaganda.

    If you have an sources that make for a better reading on the purges, please do post.

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    I see you go for the comic book villain invented by Cold War propagandists like Robert Conquest.
    , @Seamus Padraig
    The idea that Stalin was fighting a Jew-mafia takeover of the USSR has been put forth by several prominent Third Positionists, such as Francis Parker Yockey:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Parker_Yockey#Later_life_and_works
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  • I have a number of times discussed how the U.S. and other governments have legislated and otherwise promoted Jewish and Israeli interests in ways that most people would find unacceptable if they were aware of what exactly has been going on. Here in the United States, special Medicare coverage and immigration status have been granted,...
  • The conditions for rising up against the unconstitutional seizure of the American state have long been in place, since at least the Brown vs. Board decision to ignore democracy, ignore the constitution and start legislating from the bench.

    Since then the march of tyranny has only accelerated, to rather unbelievable lengths.

    Unfortunately the moral backbone to do anything about it does not exist.

    People want their ‘freedoms’ to degenerate, destructive behaviors. So they have traded their spines and traded their dignity for them.

    The moral force is more than just ‘acting good’ or going to Sunday school. As Clausewitz discusses, it is the central piece in any strategy of resistance or action. It is a common language that people can use to speak against oppression. It is the ability to count on your fellow man to be as enraged as yourself against injustice.

    Time is running out.

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  • @Momus
    Why do you say the holocaust is a myth? I have been to Auschwitz and other sites. The evidence even for a sceptic, is overwhelming.

    Precisely.
    It is meant to be overwhelming , to overwhelm your reason and propagandize you to believe in a big tub of dung.

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  • I first encountered Trotskyists in Minnesota half a century ago during the movement against the Vietnam War. I appreciated their skill in organizing anti-war demonstrations and their courage in daring to call themselves “communists” in the United States of America – a profession of faith that did not groom them for the successful careers enjoyed...
  • Interesting.
    I just finished Kotkin’s Stalin book chapter on the purges, which made no sense (the book is good but has no narrative).
    The purges would have made more sense as a full on battle with the Trotskyite elements.
    My other theory is that they were a paychological projection of guilt from the collectivization murders, realized as more murders.

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    The purges would have made more sense as a full on battle with the Trotskyite elements.
     
    That's exactly how I interpret Stalin's purges, too. I think he was trying to wrest control of the Communist Party generally--and the NKVD specifically--from the (((Trotskyite))) mafia which then dominated them.

    I just finished Kotkin’s Stalin book chapter on the purges, which made no sense (the book is good but has no narrative).
     
    Is Kotkin Jewish? Maybe the reason his recounting of the purges doesn't make sense is because he doesn't really want to talk about what prompted them. Like anything else in life, if you want to understand Stalin's purges, you first have to understand the context in which they took place.
    , @utu

    projection of guilt
     
    Come on, psychoanalyzing Stalin? Psychoanalysis can explain everything (X and not-X) that's why it has no explanatory power.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/11/understanding-stalin/380786/
    In the contemporary West, we often assume that perpetrators of mass violence must be insane or irrational, but as Kotkin tells the story, Stalin was neither.
     
    After reading few reviews of Koktin books I am ready to invest my time and effort to give him a chance.
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  • Robert Mueller's critics have described the Russia investigation as a "fishing expedition", but is it? Webster defines 'fishing expedition' as: "an investigation that does not stick to a stated objective but hopes to uncover incriminating or newsworthy evidence." Does that accurately describe the Mueller investigation? It does. Why, for example, don't we know the nature...
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  • @EliteCommInc.
    Laughing.


    Aside from the two step dance about Saints, you have only repeated what i said Saints, holy fathers --- based in the system of belief --- that's called church leadership.

    You do realize that the Orthodoxy refers to

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orthodoxy (I avoid wikipedia but for this it will do)


    I am not going to qiuiblle about the details that's how got Catholic and Orthodox Church debates -- and inconsequential here.
    https://www.differencebetween.com/difference-between-orthodox-and-vs-catholic/

    But the original beliefs are derived from the same sacred contexts and in which the leadership as you describe led by the Holy Spirit determine doctrine.


    I don't take issue with that. I do suggest that your comments about Scriptures value to members og the faith is incorrect and lo and behold, imagine this the Orthodox Church like the Catholic Churcj encourages reading the Bible ---

    https://oca.org/readings


    Even the Old Testament -- shocking.As daily readings no less.

    A study bible
    https://orthodoxwiki.org/Orthodox_Study_Bible

    http://www.oxfordbiblicalstudies.com/browse?type=book


    Now I think it is fair to say that the Orthodox Church like the Roman Catholic faiths encourage reading the bible. because it has spiritual value for believers. In other-words, scripture is not meaningless to lay believers - not in any manner. That is why the early churches passed the letters of the apostles from church to church often led by lay believers.

    So I side with the Orthodox Church instead of you -- scripture has purpose and meaning to its members.

    Orthodox Presbyterians -- scripture has value for them as well

    http://www.opc.org/new_horizons/9506a.html

    1) Most of the Holy fathers were ascetics who lived for 50 years in a cave in the desert.
    2) You bear false witness to my statement. I never said we don’t value reading the bible. I said reading the bible without the interpretations of the church is worthless. Actually it can be worse than that if one starts deciding to interpret at will. Protestantism has a 500 year violent history of this (book of Daniel mania). We stand on the brink of WW3 because of this (Scofield heresy).

    Please do not engage in sophistry and misrepresentation if you wish to continue a dialog.

    This is all standard Orthodox teaching.

    Catholic teaching is more complex, and, to some extent more as you say-church leaders making up dogma.

    But Catholics do have better writings on economic topics….

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    Here's rephrase on your original.

    "Scripture is nearly useless in the hands of the layman, unless he is guided by the church and/or the writings of the Holy Fathers."

    Scripture is nearly useless in the hands of the layman, unless he is guided by the church and/or the writings of the Holy Fathers.


    Juxtaposed against my comment.

    "in which the leadership alone interprets scripture"

    Now unless you are willing to grant that the Orthodox Church allows its ,embers to have individual understanding of scripture as in a personal relationship or meanings that may be unique to said member, we are in fact saying the same thing with one caveat. Cased on your comments, interpretation does not happen individually but by church leadership.

    That is by your reckoning -- your words, your choice. Remember nearly meaningless. You don't cite a single reference from any orthodox belief system to support it, you simply state it as fact. My response was to reject the notion that said scripture is meaningless -- regardless of Church leadership. And in support I provide several references in which Orthodox faiths encourage individual reading of scripture. Clearly they do not endorse a vie that individual reading or study of scripture is meaningless. Even the leadership grants what scripture itself endorses -- for members to know it. Now as I have already granted Orthodox practices lean heavily on doctrinal meaning or interpretation by them.

    Almost all faiths engage in scripture under some form of leadership so led or formally ordained. For many fundamentalists, scripture and the holy fathers as they are referred to in Orthodox practice starts with the Apostles as derived by their letters and the Gospels. Those Churches existed before Catholicism and its variants including Orthodox faiths which would no doubt debate said origins and the breaks with Catholicism, though given the nature of the practices, the nuances are minor canyons.


    And here's the caveat: when I read the importance on reading scripture among Orthodox faiths - it is clear they value individual scholarship and in my view individual meaning. And while protestants may grant even more room for the same, they are no less concerned about scripture in context -- that the Holy Spirit may very well lead one person in one direct and another somewhere else without the slightest violation of scriptural context.

    Do Not Pass Judgment on One Another
    14 As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. 2 One person believes he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables. 3 Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him. 4 Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master[a] that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand.

    5 One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. 6 The one who observes the day, observes it in honor of the Lord. The one who eats, eats in honor of the Lord, since he gives thanks to God, while the one who abstains, abstains in honor of the Lord and gives thanks to God. 7 For none of us lives to himself, and none of us dies to himself. 8 For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord's. 9 For to this end Christ died and lived again, that he might be Lord both of the dead and of the living.

    10 Why do you pass judgment on your brother? Or you, why do you despise your brother? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God; 11 for it is written,

    “As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me,
    and every tongue shall confess[b] to God.”
    12 So then each of us will give an account of himself to God.

    Do Not Cause Another to Stumble
    13 Therefore let us not pass judgment on one another any longer, but rather decide never to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother. 14 I know and am persuaded in the Lord Jesus that nothing is unclean in itself, but it is unclean for anyone who thinks it unclean. 15 For if your brother is grieved by what you eat, you are no longer walking in love. By what you eat, do not destroy the one for whom Christ died. 16 So do not let what you regard as good be spoken of as evil. 17 For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. 18 Whoever thus serves Christ is acceptable to God and approved by men. 19 So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.

    20 Do not, for the sake of food, destroy the work of God. Everything is indeed clean, but it is wrong for anyone to make another stumble by what he eats. 21 It is good not to eat meat or drink wine or do anything that causes your brother to stumble.[c] 22 The faith that you have, keep between yourself and God. Blessed is the one who has no reason to pass judgment on himself for what he approves. 23 But whoever has doubts is condemned if he eats, because the eating is not from faith. For whatever does not proceed from faith is sin.[d]
    ________________

    The above is the value of individual study. There are individual practices that scripture permits. I have to side with the Apostle Paul here.
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  • @EliteCommInc.
    And what and where does Christ make this interesting admonition. I think your comments pertain only to those who adhere to a strict Orthodoxy in which the leadership alone interprets scripture. But nothing and I mean nothing prevents truth and Christ from impacting the life of anyone who reads and studies scripture directly.

    I have oft heard it said that Catholics were discouraged from reading scripture. In my history, I had a Catholic Bible, a Catholic mini bible, scripture was read at mass twice --- and scripture was a part of every single holiday celebration and event ----

    I was even encouraged to read scripture. So my experience from Germany to Washington state was one in which even the Orthodox Catholic faith encourage reading scripture -- I seriously doubt that was encouraged because it was meaningless.

    It may be that I am taking unintended meanings with meaning of your comments.


    "Of course, with Protestants, you can just pick through the bible and assemble words at random to produce whatever nonsense you like."


    Laugh. Uhhh I guess one could, but then one could with any test. I suspect that you are unfamiliar with either scripture or many of those that take scripture seriously.


    But again since the Church claims its authority from scripture --- you are certainly welcome to note what contexts of scripture suggest it is meaningless unless one is a clergy od scholar in Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic and Latin.

    in which the leadership alone interprets scripture

    This is NOT the Orthodox interpretation of the scripture.
    It is the Saint who reaches closest to God, and, through the gifts of the Holy Spirit, is the ultimate authority on scripture.
    The leadership has nothing to do with it. Their job is to keep the church sailing in the right direction and teaching the interpretations of the Saints.

    Scripture is nearly useless in the hands of the layman, unless he is guided by the church and/or the writings of the Holy Fathers.

    Also, the only language necessary to understand scripture is Greek. Hebrew, Aramaic and Latin are irrelevant.

    The Septuagint is the divinely inspired interpretation of the Old Testament, and the New Testament is also in Greek.

    Catholics might have more complicated ideas on the Old T, but they are the church of the Franks, not entirely the church of Christ. They have many troubles.

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  • @gwynedd1
    Since I know both Hudson and the scriptures well i would say he makes good use of it. i am also not clear what you mean.


    He speak much about usufruct. That is to say compensation to the poor for having no access to the land. Yet it also limits any excess due to the fact that there is a capital or labor element to it as well.


    "19 “When you reap your harvest in your field, and forget a sheaf in the field, you shall not go back to get it; it shall be for the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work of your hands. 20 When you beat your olive trees, you shall not go over the boughs again; it shall be for the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow. 21 When you gather the grapes of your vineyard, you shall not glean it afterward; it shall be for the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow. 22 And you shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt; therefore I command you to do this thing."

    -Deuteronomy.


    23 ‘The land shall not be sold permanently, for the land is Mine; for you are strangers and sojourners with Me. 24 And in all the land of your possession you shall grant redemption of the land.
    ...

    29 ‘If a man sells a house in a walled city, then he may redeem it within a whole year after it is sold; within a full year he may redeem it. 30 But if it is not redeemed within the space of a full year, then the house in the walled city shall belong permanently to him who bought it, throughout his generations. It shall not be released in the Jubilee. 31 However the houses of villages which have no wall around them shall be counted as the fields of the country. They may be redeemed, and they shall be released in the Jubilee.

    -Leviticus 25


    Looks to me raw land and a house composed of capital is treated very differently. Looks to me it is very compatible with his economic theories direived from classical economics:

    Rather interesting to compare JS Mill:



    §5. A remark is often made, which must not here be omitted, though, I think, more importance has been attached to it than it merits. Under the name of rent, many payments are commonly included which are not a remuneration for the original powers of the land itself, but for capital expended on it. The additional rent which land yields in consequence of this outlay of capital, should, in the opinion of some writers, be regarded as profit, not rent. But before this can be admitted, a distinction must be made. The annual payment by a tenant almost always includes a consideration for the use of the buildings on the farm; not only barns, stables, and other outhouses, but a house to live in, not to speak of fences and the like. The landlord will ask, and the tenant give, for these, whatever is considered sufficient to yield the ordinary profit, or rather (risk and trouble being here out of the question) the ordinary interest, on the value of the buildings: that is, not on what it has cost to erect them, but on what it would now cost to erect others as good: the tenant being bound, in addition, to leave them in as good repair as he found them, for otherwise a much larger payment than simple interest would of course be required from him. These buildings are as distinct a thing from the farm as the stock or the timber on it; and what is paid for them can no more be called rent of land, than a payment for cattle would be, if it were the custom that the landlord should stock the farm for the tenant. The buildings, like the cattle, are not land, but capital, regularly consumed and reproduced; and all payments made in consideration for them are properly interest.

    Js Mill , ...Political economy , ...rent.

    What I am saying is that the scriptures, by themselves, are meaningless to Christians.
    Only through the interpretation of the holy fathers and the traditions of the Church do they have any meaning to us.

    So, picking through the Old Testament and finding pieces of the Old Covenant are not of any interest unless they have been picked up and amplified through the lens of the New Testament by authoritative sources in the Church tradition.

    Probably something like Quadragesimo anno or Rerum novarum would be a starting point. I believe the Catholics have a number of texts on economics.
    Not sure about Orthodox.

    Of course, with Protestants, you can just pick through the bible and assemble words at random to produce whatever nonsense you like.

    Of course, as a historical text on the traditions of the Hebrews, the Old Testament can certainly be used however one likes; but that has no meaning to our faith and Christian tradition, since Christ is the New Covenant, replacing the Old T.

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    And what and where does Christ make this interesting admonition. I think your comments pertain only to those who adhere to a strict Orthodoxy in which the leadership alone interprets scripture. But nothing and I mean nothing prevents truth and Christ from impacting the life of anyone who reads and studies scripture directly.

    I have oft heard it said that Catholics were discouraged from reading scripture. In my history, I had a Catholic Bible, a Catholic mini bible, scripture was read at mass twice --- and scripture was a part of every single holiday celebration and event ----

    I was even encouraged to read scripture. So my experience from Germany to Washington state was one in which even the Orthodox Catholic faith encourage reading scripture -- I seriously doubt that was encouraged because it was meaningless.

    It may be that I am taking unintended meanings with meaning of your comments.


    "Of course, with Protestants, you can just pick through the bible and assemble words at random to produce whatever nonsense you like."


    Laugh. Uhhh I guess one could, but then one could with any test. I suspect that you are unfamiliar with either scripture or many of those that take scripture seriously.


    But again since the Church claims its authority from scripture --- you are certainly welcome to note what contexts of scripture suggest it is meaningless unless one is a clergy od scholar in Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic and Latin.

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  • @MacNucc11
    I think if any such thing as this jubilee were to happen each debt should be looked at carefully and it could be determined if the original debt plus interest had in fact been paid back and is it just interest on interest that is left. Then a determination could be made on how much remains to be paid back under an adjusted figure. I think it probably could turn out that more than just the borrowers would benefit. I have read that cars are sitting in lots waiting to be sold and inventories are at all time highs because of the debt of most consumers. These are huge businesses with many employees. Manufacturing would be impacted. Stocks would go higher. New loans could be made and that would compensate the banks for losses. The banks' predatory practices are in danger of wiping out the herd. Who do they lend to then? It is like in the Lion King when the hyenas took over and killed all the game. The whole system collapses if nothing is done. I think it was FB pointed out the math is what it is. It happens by default or by design. Either way it happens.

    Yes.
    As Dr. Hudson points out in his book on the Parasite-consumer indebtedness has essentially collapsed demand.
    The system is dying and debt is the poison.

    Dr. Hudson is in tricky waters speaking to early Christianity, however. All these scriptures and stories have complex and historic interpretations. There is also a body of Christian theory on economics, at least in the Catholic tradition.
    Any speculations he has would do best if run against and reflected against this body of tradition, rather than speculated on individually.

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    Since I know both Hudson and the scriptures well i would say he makes good use of it. i am also not clear what you mean.


    He speak much about usufruct. That is to say compensation to the poor for having no access to the land. Yet it also limits any excess due to the fact that there is a capital or labor element to it as well.


    "19 “When you reap your harvest in your field, and forget a sheaf in the field, you shall not go back to get it; it shall be for the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work of your hands. 20 When you beat your olive trees, you shall not go over the boughs again; it shall be for the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow. 21 When you gather the grapes of your vineyard, you shall not glean it afterward; it shall be for the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow. 22 And you shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt; therefore I command you to do this thing."

    -Deuteronomy.


    23 ‘The land shall not be sold permanently, for the land is Mine; for you are strangers and sojourners with Me. 24 And in all the land of your possession you shall grant redemption of the land.
    ...

    29 ‘If a man sells a house in a walled city, then he may redeem it within a whole year after it is sold; within a full year he may redeem it. 30 But if it is not redeemed within the space of a full year, then the house in the walled city shall belong permanently to him who bought it, throughout his generations. It shall not be released in the Jubilee. 31 However the houses of villages which have no wall around them shall be counted as the fields of the country. They may be redeemed, and they shall be released in the Jubilee.

    -Leviticus 25


    Looks to me raw land and a house composed of capital is treated very differently. Looks to me it is very compatible with his economic theories direived from classical economics:

    Rather interesting to compare JS Mill:



    §5. A remark is often made, which must not here be omitted, though, I think, more importance has been attached to it than it merits. Under the name of rent, many payments are commonly included which are not a remuneration for the original powers of the land itself, but for capital expended on it. The additional rent which land yields in consequence of this outlay of capital, should, in the opinion of some writers, be regarded as profit, not rent. But before this can be admitted, a distinction must be made. The annual payment by a tenant almost always includes a consideration for the use of the buildings on the farm; not only barns, stables, and other outhouses, but a house to live in, not to speak of fences and the like. The landlord will ask, and the tenant give, for these, whatever is considered sufficient to yield the ordinary profit, or rather (risk and trouble being here out of the question) the ordinary interest, on the value of the buildings: that is, not on what it has cost to erect them, but on what it would now cost to erect others as good: the tenant being bound, in addition, to leave them in as good repair as he found them, for otherwise a much larger payment than simple interest would of course be required from him. These buildings are as distinct a thing from the farm as the stock or the timber on it; and what is paid for them can no more be called rent of land, than a payment for cattle would be, if it were the custom that the landlord should stock the farm for the tenant. The buildings, like the cattle, are not land, but capital, regularly consumed and reproduced; and all payments made in consideration for them are properly interest.

    Js Mill , ...Political economy , ...rent.
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  • First, a disclaimer: today I am going to touch upon a subject which is intensely painful for me and which will get quite a lot of my readers angry at me. Frankly, I did everything I could not to discuss this issue on the blog, because I know, out of my personal experience, that discussing...
  • @Uncle Remus
    Grow up, nickels, and begin your education, with serious books, not Internet bloviatings from
    yesterday's Protestant pastors-now turned-pseudo-Orthodox. Start with Ware, Sherrard, Florovsky,
    Meyendorff. Then move on. Read real historians. You will find complicated realities not reducible
    to caricatures. You'll be better for it.

    Read real historians. You will find complicated realities not reducible to caricatures.

    This statement over simplifies history.
    Often history is very simple, but only when one finds the proper basis to view it from.

    Sometimes it is not simple and awaits the discovery of this basis.

    In some unusual cases history is not simple.

    There, fixed it for you. Now we have a compete theory of history.

    We still don’t know exactly what bee is in your head, care to elaborate?

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  • @Uncle Remus
    The author of your book, John Romanides, was a theologian of some merit. He was ridiculous
    when pontificating on historical matters, of which he knew next to nothing, as is shown in the
    embarrassing book you refer to (embarrassing for him for having written it, and to anyone, including me, who has read it).

    Well, perhaps this large amount of embarrassment comes from the whacked notion of original sin bequeathed to the west by the Frankish conquest of the western church and its over reliance on the flawed theology of Augustine?
    Ha. In reality, the massive differences in the East vs. West church must be explained. Your counter explanation is welcome.

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  • I recently uncovered this book, describing the Frankish takeover of the western church (as mentioned in the article). Very enlightening.
    Apparently this sort of state-run reform infected the Russian church (as mentioned) in a similar way, although I don’t have any sources on that history.

    http://www.romanity.org/htm/rom.03.en.franks_romans_feudalism_and_doctrine.01.htm

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    The author of your book, John Romanides, was a theologian of some merit. He was ridiculous
    when pontificating on historical matters, of which he knew next to nothing, as is shown in the
    embarrassing book you refer to (embarrassing for him for having written it, and to anyone, including me, who has read it).
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  • Almost by necessity, all previous Kholmogorov translations have been those of his older texts, with a “lag” between the original and the translation varying between several days and several months. What you see now is a much rarer treat. Kholmogorov has just finished a long and engrossing article on Alexander Solzhenitsyn, clocking in at 16,000...
  • @iffen
    The real reason Britain went to war is because a German victory over Russia and France would have created a continental superpower that would completely eclipse Britain.

    I've seen this many times before. Can we know that it is accurate?

    Yes, this is accurate. Germany was a rising manufacturing power. The project of the Baghdad railroad was a direct economic threat to England’s trade empire. Which is why they bought off Kuwait to end the railroad and started to maneuver in other ways to block Germany.
    Simple fact is that they could NOT compete in a free market.
    So Germany begain to build a navy, since they realized England would outmaneuver them otherwise.
    The rest is history.
    America only entered the war because of total diplomatic incompetence and the fact that the tie of Anglo blood and language was supreme over justice and neutrality.
    There was also the crusade for liberalism. The Anglo world hated finance not ruling (i.e. democracy). Although that didn’t stop them from siding with Tsarist Russia.

    Dreadnought, Robert Massie
    On War, Frederick Clemson Howe
    Road To War, Walter Mills
    Hitler, Churchill and the Unnecessary War

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  • @melanf

    Leto Gospodne, Ivan Smelyov.
     
    Pseudo-historical novel almost forgotten in Russia.

    Huh?
    It is a book about a child’s faith and the seasons of the Orthodox church as experienced in pre-revolutionary Russia.
    Who cares if Russians have forgotten it.

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  • @IvanWilhelm
    One could interpret Christianity as a parable for human nature and reconcile it with Nationalism. That there exist forbidden knowledge you are better off not knowing (Garden of Eden), that humans are prone to scapegoating (Jesus died for our sins), and that we consume/bring down the best of us or self-cannibalize (communion).

    It's a way to teach important lessons to people without them having to understand those lessons explicitly.

    On the other hand I think pride is not a vice but rather a virtue, modern Christians seem to think Pride being a vice is THE most important thing in Christianity. The western Christian church seems to have trouble maintaining itself.

    No need to be allegorical.
    The story of the Tower of Babel explicitly teaches that a united humanity is a source of unmitigated evil, and that the cure is nations.

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  • My Russian friend told me, to understand Russia, read:

    Leto Gospodne, Ivan Smelyov.

    Tough one, though, very colloquial Russian.

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    Leto Gospodne, Ivan Smelyov.
     
    Pseudo-historical novel almost forgotten in Russia.
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  • David Reich [Email him] Professor of Genetics at Harvard, has published a book about ancient human DNA: Who We Are and How We Got Here. He heralded publication with a March 23rd New York Times op-ed [How Genetics Is Changing Our Understanding of ‘Race’ ] that got the chattering classes a-chattering and the sputtering classes...
  • I think it is a unique and important time in the history of science. Science has exposed itself as mystical Neo-Platonism.
    Most of what calls itself science is actually fable generation for problems that are massively undetermined. And the particular fable that wins out is the one that justifies the ruling class’s ideology. Every time.
    Just remember this rule of thumb: if the scientist can’t build it, drive it or fly it, it isn’t science-it’s propaganda.
    It has alway been so. In fact, many working assumptions of Western, post Enlightenment culture are nothing more than Neo-Platonic mythology.

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    Scientific arrogance is rampant in today's society. If an ordinary person makes an observation, it is considered a "myth" or a "fable" until it is personally observed by a "scientist". This arrogance propels what is considered science into the realm of being a "religion", not unlike "holocaustianity ™" which itself, has so many holes in it, outright fabrications, lies,, and outright impossibilities, but is still taken as total truth, subjecting those who dare to go against the prevailing orthodoxy to prosecution and incarceration in many countries for merely seeking out the truth.
    Science is no different...
    Mariners from ancient times made their oceanic observations of "sea monsters", giant eels, squids and other large ocean-dwelling creatures and have always been discredited by "scientists". It turns out that these giant sea creatures DO exist, despite the deniability of so-called "scientists".
    Another observation by mariners is the "super wave", which has been responsible for the destruction of many ocean-going vessels which were also discredited by "scientists", just because they did not personally observe them.. These "super waves" have been observed from orbiting satellites.
    It turns out that these old-time mariners were not so "stupid" and "backwards" as scientists claim.
    Another example of scientific arrogance involves weather phenomenon, particularly tornadoes. There have been ordinary people who have observed tornadoes in action, but were informed that they were merely "straight line winds" despite funnel clouds being observed.
    Let's not forget "funding" especially from government agencies that are looking to promote their agenda, the truth be damned. "Climate change" is but one prime example of scientific arrogance, misconduct, and malpractice taking place. "Climate" is ALWAYS changing and is actually influenced by solar factors to a much greater degree than previously believed. There are no SUVs on Mars or Venus, (one of the climate change crowd's blame for "global warming") yet solar variability has been observed on other celestial bodies. The East Anglia emails are the "smoking gun" in the "climate change" fraud. FOLLOW THE MONEY...
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  • The latest in our series of translations of Russian national-conservative intellectual Egor Kholmogorov. For the first part, see: Russians in the 2oth Century. Part I: Origins to WWII. Incidentally, while counter-mainstream commenters in the West are hardly well compensated, this is unfortunately doubly true in Russia. If you have enjoyed our translations of him, a...
  • @Darth Pepe
    This is a depressingly common view held by both SJWs/Russian (((Liberals))):

    "Lenin and Trotsky were planning to build a Jewish gay feminist communist paradise, but along came Russian chauvinist Djugashvili and mucked everything up"

    and Neo-Stalinists:

    "Lenin and Trotsky were planning to build a a Jewish gay feminist communist hell, but along came Russian patriot Djugashvili and put everything back on track".

    Well, that sounds exactly like jew thinking to me.
    So, if anything, your comment supports my conclusion.
    But I wonder if it is actually the case.

    If you read my question more closely-I’m asking if this view is the source of Zionist hatred.

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  • Gracias, спасибо.
    I wonder, is it too simplistic to say that the zionists (and neocons) hate Russia because Stalin stole the revolution from them, and put them back on the typically Russian track of rule by Царь?
    Were the purges an actual civil war, not just a deranged maniac?

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    This is a depressingly common view held by both SJWs/Russian (((Liberals))):

    "Lenin and Trotsky were planning to build a Jewish gay feminist communist paradise, but along came Russian chauvinist Djugashvili and mucked everything up"

    and Neo-Stalinists:

    "Lenin and Trotsky were planning to build a a Jewish gay feminist communist hell, but along came Russian patriot Djugashvili and put everything back on track".
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  • Wednesday’s criminal referral by 11 House Republicans of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as well as several former and serving top FBI and Department of Justice (DOJ) officials is a giant step toward a Constitutional crisis. Named in the referral to the DOJ for possible violations of federal law are: Clinton, former FBI Director...
  • Time to throw somebody small under the bus, quick!!!!
    Maybe Page-big trial, months and months of condemnations. Preferably some kind of very public and slow capital punishment.
    That’ll save everyone else.

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    I don't think that will be enough this time. Peoples expectations have been built up quite a bit. You might be able to convince the liberals the system is still working with a small sacrifice but not so much the conservatives and those who don't believe in the left-right divide.

    Surely no one here thinks a small show trial does anything to fix the circus that the US has become?
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  • A fortnight ago, Viktor Orban and his Fidesz Party won enough seats in the Hungarian parliament to rewrite his country's constitution. To progressives across the West, this was disturbing news. For the bete noire of Orban's campaign was uber-globalist George Soros. And Orban's commitments were to halt any further surrenders of Hungarian sovereignty and independence...
  • What people don’t get, especially all those braindead lapdogs of ‘global democracy’, is the fact that this ideology is simply a tool, not an end.
    If the ‘global democracy’ ever reaches a certain tipping point, where it’s success is assured, then the mask will come off and we will see the face of the true demons that push this Trotskyite fantasy.
    At that point they will abandon all the lies of ‘freedom’ and slam down the hammer of tyranny, the likes of which this world has never known. First to be squashed will be exactly those privileged groups that multiculturalism and identity politics placed on their little power pedestals.
    Troubling ethnic groups and deviants will either be axed outright or shipped off to the remotest parts of oblivion.
    The ensuing system will be an ethnic tyranny of death, exploitation and techno facism.

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    So true! We will truly all be Gazans then.
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  • There are some fairly good reasons in favor of Russia's decision to intervene in Syria, which is why I have always been modestly if unenthusiastically supportive of it: It is basically a giant and continuous live training exercise for Russian pilots and generals, making it almost "free" in financial terms. The value of the Khmeimim...
  • @Randal
    In a cheerful mood this morning, I see.

    Worth considering one point. The vulnerability in extremis of the Russian expeditionary force in Syria was always obvious to anyone informed, and undoubtedly will have been uppermost in the minds of Putin and all the senior military men in the Kremlin at the time the decision was made to deploy. These are not reckless men. If it was and is a gamble, it's a calculated one.

    The point is they've already got plans for how to respond to a full US attack, whether it's to fold or to escalate elsewhere, or whatever.

    The way I see it, there are only really Russia, Iran and China and their allies standing between the world and return to complete unipolar US dominance, which this time would be pushed all the way to full world government from Washington - the fabled leftist boot stamping on humanity's face forever, with nowhere to escape to or to show a different way, because there's nowhere "outside". So there isn't really much choice - retreat or appeasement just means fighting them later in a less advantageous position. But longer term, time is against the core US sphere, as their share of world gdp shrinks inexorably. All that is needed is to sustain resistance for a little longer. Then we can all breathe a sigh of relief before moving on to fighting desperately against the next major threat to humanity - probably how to deal with excess Chinese power.

    Accepting the risk of nuclear devastation rather than giving in is a necessary part of that resistance. It's no big deal, really. If it happens, it happens. Those of us older than about 40 years old grew up with it and only some of us let it break us and drive us to drooling unilateralism.

    Simple order:
    America leave the Med in 24 hours or we nuke DC and Tel Aviv. Any counter attack will mean full nuclear launch.
    And retake Alaska if it goes down just to humiliate.
    Let the Orange clown chew on that one.
    There is no defense against a morally just threat to nuke.

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  • By now you will know that I have often been sceptical about the view that we are becoming less intelligent. Estimating these matters is problematical. For example, can we judge where Stephen Hawkings will stand in the canon of theoretical physicists? I think it would be premature to judge, particularly when at the moment we...
  • Genetic decay is across the board.
    This is why the Greeks had such a complex and beautiful language, and such a rich culture of art, architecture and philosophy.
    Today’s people are a truly sad lot.

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    Just-so stories.
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  • With ISIS on the run in Syria, President Trump this week declared that he intends to make good on his promise to bring the troops home. "I want to get out. I want to bring our troops back home," said the president. We've gotten "nothing out of the $7 trillion (spent) in the Middle East...
  • The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States.

    So, since the military has been in ‘the actual service’ of Israel for the last 17 years, the President has no authority over them, as we see.

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    So, since the military has been in ‘the actual service’ of Israel for the last 17 years,
     
    Just 17 years? Since the regimes of LBJ and Nixon at least.
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  • I see that a man named Sessions, apparently Washington’s Attorney General, threatens to unleash the coercive powers of the federal government against the state of Colorado, his reason being that he does not like the state’s policy with regard to marijuana. This is most curious. Why he believes the policies of Colorado to be his...
  • Colorado pot is a cancer on the rule of law that needs to be resolved somehow.
    Honestly it has kind of destroyed the state by bringing in a massive rush of loser degenerates.
    It may not lead to the total breakdown of society, but it certainly brings on mass idiocy.
    Sessions is probably out of step with the true rulers of America, who love pot because it makes the populace docile and retarded.

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  • The simple truth about John Bolton’s appointment to national security adviser is that the Republicans need Sheldon Adelson’s money in order to be competitive in the coming midterms, and John Bolton is a tool of Sheldon Adelson. The appointment of course is a complete reversal of Donald Trump’s declaration during the campaign that the Iraq...
  • With jews you lose.

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  • Our grandparents faced a quandary when they had to describe some body parts or physical activity. The ‘obscene words’ remained taboo at least until D.H. Lawrence broke the prohibition in Lady Chatterley’s Lover, and the four-letter words became printable only recently. However, now we have new banned words, or words one can use only at...
  • Where I grew up we called the jew, on the one hand, ‘pinko commie fags’, while, at the same time, ‘God’s chosen people’.
    Very cognitive dissonance’y.

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  • One of the most discouraging aspects of the musical chairs being played among the members of the White House inner circle is that every change reflects an inexorable move to the right in foreign policy, which means that the interventionists are back without anyone at the White House level remaining to say “no.” President Donald...
  • Starting to feel like facism.

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  • For many on the alt-right, every grievance is, at root, about Jews. Andrew Anglin, host of the most popular alt-right/neo-Nazi website, explains: “the only thing in our movement that really matters [is] anti-Semitism.” If only the Jews were gone, he argues, the white race, freed from bondage, would immediately overcome all of its problems. Where...
  • @renfro

    As Jonathan Israel shows, the Enlightenment was in large part a Jewish intellectual movement to attack Christianity and replace it with Pagan/Kabbalistic Mysticism, which largely succeeded
     
    How many times must this myth be killed?

    Jews take credit for the 'Enlightenment' and claim Jewish brilliance created it, just as they typically claim they invented everything. WRONG

    Then some idiot also claims Jews created the Enlightenment to attack Christianity.
    ALSO WRONG

    The Jews had nothing to do with it....the fact that the Enlightenment was known as the Age of Reason should be a clue----->Jews and Reason don't mix.

    The intellectual kick start of the Enlightenment was a group of writers; Rousseau, Montesquieu, Buffon, Diderot, and Voltaire. Three Protestants and two Catholics with three of them schooled at Jesuit universities as the Jesuits were the vanguard of education and learning in those days.

    Real history is your friend, use it.

    1) there was nothing good and nothing reasonable about the Enlightenment.
    2) The Enlightenment was, in fact, an attack on the Christian cosmology, and a return to Pagan and Kabbalic Mysticism.

    With that in mind, Spinoza and his pantheism are, in fact, the precursor to atheism and the materialistic worldview.

    Something certainly spurred the modern lack of reason known as scientific materialism. This attack on the truth of Christianity was a result of a competing heresy. The Jewish kabbala and Pagan fatuation surely played a part.

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  • MacDonald certainly describes many of the Jewish attacks on gentile society with accuracy and detail, but his basic premise is implausable for many reasons.
    Firstly, evolution is an absurd theory and did not, nor could have, ever happened. Structure does not increase in the universe, it decreases. Natural selection can never create.
    Secondly, Jews are genetic Turks and Europeans, which means any notion of high IQ or evolutionary strategy are pure fiction.
    Third, MacDonald ignores the fact that the Jews are ever divided and fighting against themselves with the same venemous hatred they display to the gentile.

    The defining attribute of Jews is the rejection of Christ, Christianity and the dedication to revolution, i.e., the anti-logos. Those Jews who followed Christ became Christians and lost their Jewish identity. The ‘Jews’ who were left, were the followers of revolutionary Barrabus.
    Many of the gentiles the article mentions were influenced by movements where Jews played a major part. As Jonathan Israel shows, the Enlightenment was in large part a Jewish intellectual movement to attack Christianity and replace it with Pagan/Kabbalistic Mysticism, which largely succeeded. As Yuri Slozhene demonstrates, modernity is, in fact, just Jewish culture.
    I largely agree that, as our entire Jewish culture of modernity is the source of the world’s evil and the woes of the West, that the absence of Jews would go a long way to improving our lot. But that is purely academic.
    It is my personal belief that God desires the Jews to be dispersed through the world so that those who stray from his truth will be devoured and suffer, so that they might see their evil and turn from it. In the same way, perhaps the Jews will see their own vainglorious and murderous natures and turn back to the Logos.

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    As Jonathan Israel shows, the Enlightenment was in large part a Jewish intellectual movement to attack Christianity and replace it with Pagan/Kabbalistic Mysticism, which largely succeeded
     
    How many times must this myth be killed?

    Jews take credit for the 'Enlightenment' and claim Jewish brilliance created it, just as they typically claim they invented everything. WRONG

    Then some idiot also claims Jews created the Enlightenment to attack Christianity.
    ALSO WRONG

    The Jews had nothing to do with it....the fact that the Enlightenment was known as the Age of Reason should be a clue----->Jews and Reason don't mix.

    The intellectual kick start of the Enlightenment was a group of writers; Rousseau, Montesquieu, Buffon, Diderot, and Voltaire. Three Protestants and two Catholics with three of them schooled at Jesuit universities as the Jesuits were the vanguard of education and learning in those days.

    Real history is your friend, use it.

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  • This is atrociously long, criminally even, by internet standards but I post it anyway because I get occasional requests. Few will read it, which is understandable. Apologies. The Devil made me do it. Regular readers, if there is one, will have seen most of it before since in large part it is a gluing together...
  • Just stumbled on this. Great article.

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  • Robert Bartley, the late editorial page editor of The Wall Street Journal, was a free trade zealot who for decades championed a five-word amendment to the Constitution: "There shall be open borders." Bartley accepted what the erasure of America's borders and an endless influx or foreign peoples and goods would mean for his country. Said...
  • @WorkingClass
    Globalists & Nationalists: Who Owns the Future?

    Communists.

    Or cockroaches and isotopes.

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