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No Reprieve for Humankind: the Iron Fog
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“From Bangor off the Atlantic to San Diego in the Pacific, an Iron Fog is descending around the U.S.A. Behind its periphery lie all the cities of the United States of America. New York, Dallas, Chicago, and San Francisco, all these famous cities and the populations that lie around them are subject to the obfuscation carried by this fog.” The Churchillian ‘Iron Curtain’ was not half as pernicious as this imperceptible, inchoate fog—

—For the American’s knowledge of national and international affairs, and even his interpretation of econo-political terms and terminology, has very nearly been severed from that of the rest of the world, not to mention from (a reasonable approximation of) the truth. Fewer and fewer Americans are able to neutralize the effects of the Iron Fog by means of consulting the independent media aka ‘Fake News’ sites; the vast majority of such Americans’ CNN- and WaPo-compromised compatriots are not so fortunate or so determined. This fog is concomitant with and mutually strengthened by artificially coined groupthink terms, propaganda concepts, slogans, and doublespeak. The covert goal is to establish, not merely orthodox beliefs, but, an orthodoxy of mentation – a frightening prospect. Such ‘Orthomentation’ is the harbinger of ‘Total Totalitarianism’ and is its final frontier.

The groupthink terms, propaganda concepts, &c. stealthily and furtively wheeled-up behind the American – or rather, systematically fogged around him – are somewhat more subtle than those Orwellian ones such as ‘Freedom is Slavery.’ But this should not be taken to mean that that particular gem will never be brought into play; only that the American is not quite at the point at which he will swallow whole such a jarring slogan. The average American does, however, appear to be on the brink of believing that ‘War is Peace:’ consider that in one of the vilest and most contemptible of such Orwellian inversions of reality, during Bush-Cheney and the Neo-Cons’ ‘Bringing Peace’ War of Aggression against Iraq, the aggressors had deployed the term ‘Anti-Iraqi Forces’ to denote the most pro-Iraqi patriots who were willing to sacrifice their lives fighting a savage occupying force, which, having invaded their country and tortured and killed their fellow citizens, was blatantly robbing their nation’s assets.

Impaired by the fog, Americans are unable to see through these revolting inversions; moreover, even fundamental concepts become blurred. (“What about the rest of the World?” you ask? Who cares? The only nations that ever managed to shake off conformity, benightedness, and obscurantism, and emerge from the swamps, dungeons, and cesspits of the mind were several in a swath of Western-Central Europe, and a youthful and vibrant U.S.A. was peeking out and wishing to emulate. However, jaded and dissipated before her time by 1970, she started her descent . . . following those European countries in their crawl-back, evidently. No other nations – except, perhaps, the obdurate and resurgent Rus Peoples – ever pulled themselves out of the swamps of conformity, dungeons of benightedness, cesspits of obscurantism. They question nothing, believe everything. Fog unnecessary.)

Having spoken of patriots, consider one abstract noun much bandied about by the U.S.’s Wrong Wingers, ‘Patriotism.’ (Let’s not even touch ‘Freedom’ – at least, not yet. We’ll get to it.) So what is Patriotism? The latter-day American really cannot come to grips with the concept because even this honourable and noble word has been perverted to suggest rabid jingoism. What ‘Patriotism’ is not is the rah-rah chest-thumping behaviour exhibited by quite a few of the Wrong Wing’s flag-wrapped anthropoids. Response-Conditioned though they are to react on specific stimuli, the mindless misbehaviour of these anthropoids is inexcusable. Patriotism is the staunch love of a stout-hearted man for his land. For example, Patriotism can be an artist’s passionate feelings as expressed by Bedrich Smetana in Má Vlast. Patriotism can also be a soldier’s fierce passion as expressed by Thomas Moore in The Minstrel Boy. In the U.S.A., Patriotism must surely be the desperate attempts made by non-aligned social-justice activists, war-of-aggression opponents, and the tellers of truths to re-steer their lost country to goodness, justice, and humanitarian principles – and they are in excellent company: for when Picasso painted Guernica, he was – among other things – exposing injustice, opposing aggression, and telling the truth. ‘Patriotism’ is the Berrigan Brothers and Megan Rice as well as some others fighting the good fight on other fronts; what ‘Patriotism’ is not is the loony goon’s battle-cry, “America, right or wrong!” So the Wrong Wingers get an ‘F’ in Definitions 101.

Now what about those funny oddballs who’re always squabbling with the Wrong Wingers? As their in-house dictionary is titled ‘The Revised Unabridged Laughable Lexicon,’ they would surely be adherents of the ‘Laugh Wing.’

Occupying several pages of definition in the Laugh Wingers’ lexicon is their old warhorse, ‘Diversity.’ Having made a sweeping conquest of the United States, ‘Diversity’ is now set to win an unconditional surrender from the crumbling, once-Christian, land of the United Kingdom. This word is supposed to denote some positive or desirable attribute among the Populace. However, Diversity is a technical term uprooted from Botany and Zoology. What does it have to do with Nations or Societies to which it has been transplanted? Perhaps the world’s thought-controllers are subtly implying that human beings resemble plants and animals, veggies and cattle. (Hmm, there’s a thought.) Let’s try that totemic watchword, ‘Multiculturalism.’ Origins, please? Well, there was never any ‘Culturalism’ (makes no sense, does it?) and the only ‘Multiculture’ there was, was in Agriculture! It’s about alfalfa and Brussels sprouts; not about you and your neighbour. Yet ‘Multiculture’ was extended to ‘Multicultural’ and the suffix ‘-ism’ was grafted on to hybridize the shibboleth of ‘Multiculturalism.’ Looks like we have confirmation: the Powers-that-Be are telling us that you and your neighbour are alfalfa and brussel sprouts. (And if you won’t say the watchword, soon they may even slaughter you!) So we see that while Wrong Wing goofballs usually capture venerated principles, twist and torture them, and then stupidly parade their deformed distortions, Laugh Wing bubbleheads get enamoured of gibberish, accord it divine status, and tend to babble bilge and bosh. Consider that ‘Diversity’ has yet to find its Smetana – or its Sibelius, Grieg, or Elgar (all of whom composed little ditties in honour of Patriotism). As for ‘Multiculturalism,’ no artist worth his salt has created a masterpiece paying homage to it and the analogous fact applies for poets (real, true blue poets, that is). No matter; Yours Truly gallantly volunteers to versify— The Republic collaps’d, / Into strife and schism; / When came the new god: / Multicult’ralism! And this, Martha, is the esoteric definition of the Laugh Wing’s totem.

By Jove, that should have given each political wing a measured demi-dose of its own medicine (i.e. insulting, epithet-laden language, albeit apropos to each one’s conduct). Anyway, Wrong Wing or Laugh Wing; one choice unites the partisans of both: while each wing selected its distinct style of ‘MumboJumboism;’ long ago, both wings’ leaders and their followers-in-lockstep chose to forsake First Principles and Critical Thinking and donned their (undoffable) mental straitjackets.

The reason that the average American can no longer engage in Critical Thought or reason from First Principles, primarily (but not exclusively) regarding International Relations, Politics, Economics, and Society, is in the main twofold. First, American political thought – the very conceptualization of political possibilities – is deliberately restricted, by powers with vested interests, to a one-dimensional space: a horizontal sliding-scale; call it ‘X-Axis Politics,’ in which only two schools of thought are allowed to exist: Pro-Gun, Anti-Gun; Pro-Abortion, Anti-Abortion; Pro-Intervention, Anti-Intervention; Pro-War, Anti-War; Pro-Minimum Wage, Anti-Minimum Wage . . . as Benny Goodman explained, “It’s Gotta be This or That.” And as if such, shall be label it, ‘Bipolar Disorder’? is not bad enough in and of itself, gatekeepers (such as publishers with covert motives, and their bought-and-paid-for editors, newscasters, and opinion-makers) of each political ‘Wing’ zealously guard the end-points of this axis for acceptable – or permissible – thought; this leads to mental enslavement. Second, subtle (and sometimes not-so-subtle), even subliminal, cause-and-effect conditioning by the controlled media and by the equally controlled school system causes another kind of reduction of thought-horizons; this occurs by the ingraining of (usually irrational or arational) mental reactions – a robotization of the human.

Throughout the ages, the ruling classes have found it necessary and desirable for members of the armed forces to be mentally enslaved and robotized. As time wore on, perhaps the puppet masters and eminences grise decided that it was just as necessary and desirable for members of the general public to be mentally enslaved and robotized too. Ergo, modified response conditioning techniques.

In the good ole U.S. of A., two or three subjects trigger furious and extreme conditioned mental reactions with 99 percent of Americans on the ‘Anti-’ end of their X-Axis Politics. One such subject is the philosophy of Karl Marx; the country’s most fervid taboo. Supposedly, so-called ‘Marxism’ equates to Communism and Communism equates to Satanism, ergo Marxism equates to Satanism – these quasi-equations are literallypresent in position pieces. Less zany arguments against ‘Marxism’ are available for those not into fanaticism. If Americans would read Marx’s original works, which are a world apart from ‘Communism’ as we know it, then, despite the outdated frames-of-reference therein and in spite of the fact that the man himself may have been co-opted by his tribe’s plutocratic powers, they may find not only that some of his ideas and proposals are very relevant to the profound economic inequities and the un-American financial systems that exist in the U.S.A. today, but that his leanings and orientations are egalitarian and deeply humane. Moreover, far from being ‘Satanic,’ Marx’s motives or sympathies are in keeping with the principles of (the compassionate forms of) Christianity – and, indeed, with now-forgotten Liberation Theology. But such notions are verboten; in fact making up one’s own mind after evaluating the facts about Marx’s Socio-Economics Philosophy (and some other subjects) is a prohibited activity, for the Left-Wing Gatekeeper hath warned the American: ‘Thou shalt not even thinkpast this boundary’ – and mere examination of Marx’s Work lies beyond that boundary. The plantation guard or overseer would restrict the physical movement of the plantation slave, the thought gatekeeper restricts the mental movement of the American thought-slave. Enslaved minds?

Another, relatively more recent but very potent, taboo in the U.S.A. is merely to question the motives or actions of the people Marx was one of: the Jews. Moreover, it is equally taboo to scrutinize any entity or movement related to the Jewish People. Even a fair question rooted in literature and history, and asked in the spirit of rational inquiry, elicits ingrained reactions from the response-conditioned man in the street in that Foremost Republic of Free Speech. Not an assumptive and loaded question such as, “What did Jews do that made Shakespeare, Dickens, Flaubert, and other writers despise them?”; but a fair and proper one such as, “Was there any reason that Shakespeare, Dickens, Flaubert, and other writers apparently disliked Jews?” It is, after all, an undeniable fact that a number of writers and other artists have cast Jews in an unflattering light and expressed unfavourable opinions about them. However, the very act of such inquiry – indeed, the very act of such recognition of fact – would automatically bring down a hail of shrill screeches of ‘anti-Semitism;’ furthermore, the authors named unjustifiably and irrationally would be labelled ‘anti-Semitic’ as well. Case closed. So-called ‘Anti-Semitism’ legislation is superfluous in a country where the great majority of the people are Walking Talking ‘Anti-Semitism’ Acts. (Reason and fairness would lead to the conclusion that the need of the hour is an ‘Anti Old White Men Act.’ Any sponsors? [Cue silence.]) These shock! horror! knee-jerk reactions leave vast tracts of viewpoints unexplored and ideas unconsidered because so many people have been programmed, not only to veer away automatically at pre-defined perimeters, but, to browbeat the small number of fellow-citizens who have avoided being fully programmed away from those perimeters as well. Robotized minds?

Mind slaves and programmed robots. Gah! ‘Freedom’? What ‘Freedom’? Who needs a Trotsky or a Stalin when in the U.S., U.K., and other falling nations, the happy people chant, “Totalitarians ‘R’ Us!” At their parties and festivities, the rule is BYOB; at their symposia and colloquia, it’s ‘BYOMS’ – Bring Your Own Mental Straitjacket.

If Longfellow is to be believed, if a slave dreams of the freedom he once had and which is his birthright, he dies. And that insight illuminates the likely cause behind a little-reported epidemic: many Americans have died and are dying by overdosing on or becoming addicted to oxycodone, evidently after being thrown into terminal despair by their rapidly-diminishing freedoms. However, if a slave is under the delusion that he is free, he remains alive and productive, for according to Goethe, “no one is more perfectly enslaved than the man who falsely believes he is free.” The intellectual-and-thought-enslavement underway in the U.S.A. (and many other countries) has gathered steam and is creating a growing body of Goethian ‘perfect slaves.’ And so it is that Goethe somehow also elucidated upon that jarring slogan that Americans are not at the doorstep of believing. No-one needs to propound a paradox when ‘Freedom is Slavery’ in a very different sense than the commonly-understood one: the absence of Critical Thought and First Principles and the presence of a terrifying array of mind control techniques lead to beliefs so false that they are divorced from even a semblance of reality.

The requisite indoctrination and brainwashing necessary to manufacture these perfect slaves begin from primary school now, courtesy of primers and readers that are foisted upon innocent little children – a tired old trick that used to be the norm . . . in the U.S.S.R. And no, one should not harbour any illusions that institutions of higher education remain bastions of Critical Thought and First Principles: one or two powerful special interests (shall we say ‘Chosen’ Interests?) have been working tirelessly to subvert America’s universities and colleges – which had not even realized the academia’s Holy Grail of an unconstrained, wide-ranging, bold, free-thinking education a la carte – and trying to turn them into slave-and-robot factories. (When even Heidelberg can fall, then what is a Columbia or a Yale?) To quite an extent the Humanities were buried alive and in their hallowed names, base imposters were substituted long ago. Yet who is now applying the coup de grace to the last vestiges of Enlightenment Ideals? Students! Instead of protesting against censorship and agitating for freedom of expression as they did once upon a time, of late college-produced slaves have been protesting against freedom of expression and demanding censorship! To protect some silly snowflake from going into theatrical meltdown, must a campus go into intellectual deep freeze? Yes, it must, and they do. Moreover, even the freedom to give and attend lecturesis off the table: if college-manufactured robots hear the words ‘Donald Trump associate’ (or whatsoever other red flag name or term), they do not need instructions to go berserk, disrupt events, and even to vandalize property causing ‘liberal’ damage any more than your computer’s operating system needs instructions from you. It is probably an even bet as to which one is more precisely programmed: Apple’s current iPhone or America’s current LibDem (aka Hilary Clinton fanboy or, indeed, Apple employee).

Before you place your bets, consider that the LibDems’ programmers have had at least a 50-year head start on the iPhone’s programmers: “Although [the techniques of indoctrination and thought-control] will be diligently studied, it will be rigidly confined to the governing class. The population will not be allowed to know how its convictions were generated. When the technique has been perfected, every government that has been in charge of education for a generation will be able to control its subjects securely without the need of armies or policemen.” —Bertrand Russell. An accurate prophecy? Accurate, yes; prophecy, no. No, because from a hundred years ago: “[That] Ninety-nine [students] out of a hundred are [robots], careful to walk in prescribed paths, careful to follow the prescribed custom . . . is not an accident but the result of substantial education, which, scientifically defined, is the subsumption of the individual.” This quotation is not taken from some policy paper of the ‘Krauts’ or the ‘Ruskies,’ as brainwashed Americans might suspect; it comes from the prescriptions of America’s very own Commissioner of Education William Torrey Harris (a front-man for America’s plutocratic ‘owners’) as uncovered by John Taylor Gatto. And so the beans are spilled: in the U.S.A. (and the world over?), ‘Education’ equates to Indoctrination and to Orthomentation, as Gatto took such pains to expose. Turns out that the U.S.’s universities ‘graduated’ from speech codes to thought codes quite some time back. Take a bow, Russell and Harris (and Harvard and Princeton): for while Apple’s iPhone has a few bugs, college-produced LibDems are perfectly programmed. (And so we may safely deduce that those iPhone programmers are robots; in a crushing irony they are . . . ‘androids’!)

Forget student-hooligans and iPhone makers, Orthomentation is obligatory upon prominent Men of Science; especially upon Men of Science, and even upon Nobel Laureates: when James Watson and Tim Hunt answered questions with frank and personal opinions on, respectively, racial differences and gender issues, which opinions were in conflict with mandatory orthodox mentation, the celebrated scientists were unceremoniously burnt at the stake by the Cardinals of the Media and – astoundingly – by some sectors of Academia. Few spoke up in defence of either heretic and (apparently) no academic leader spoke up unequivocally. Yet who could? The Tyranny of Orthomentation has set loose a New Great Terror in the Academic and Scientific Community that had begun to be cleansed and subverted to a considerable extent during the Inter-War Years. Yet Academia and Science in bygone ages were free and uncorrupted, and this assertion is not difficult to confirm: many an academic or scientific journal, especially in the disciplines of Biology (Heredity- and Race-related topics), History, Archaeology, Philology/Linguistics, Anthropology, and Religion, dating from before, say, 1930 contains such findings, revelations, and inferences as are simply barred today. For the judge hath saith, “Truth is no defence!”

So pronounce us guilty but truth to tell, an ineffable secret haunts Academia and Science: the all-essential ‘peer review’ is not an exercise solely for the purpose of ensuring rigour, standards, and quality; it works a more important purpose; a more important and sinister purpose: the peer review serves the function of Gatekeeping, verifying Conformance, and ensuring Orthomentation. Consider what occurs when, once in a blue moon, the peer review fails to accomplish its more important purpose. The paper in question is deemed to be ‘controversial,’ ‘insensitive,’ ‘bigoted,’ ‘unworthy,’ ‘hate speech,’ ‘shoddy research,’ ‘debunked,’ etc. and a focused Mini-Terror is unleashed. In short order the paper is usually retracted; the publication is often withdrawn; an apology is sometimes tendered. Deviation from the Doctrine of the New Church, called ‘The University,’ and denying its Scripture, known as ‘Science,’ are impermissible and will not be brooked. With the Faculty neutralized or corrupted, will a detachment of doughty University Trustees do battle with any of the Terrors? Until recently, University trusteeships comprised of those much-maligned ‘Old White Men.’ Well-mannered and courtly, these aged gentlemen are a dying breed and are being replaced by indoctrinated slaves and robots who must have the characteristic that they not be old, white, or men, preferably all three. The few old-time, real trustees who remain, surely cower in increasingly intolerant boardrooms. Petrified by the New Great Terror, mouths gagged, hands shackled, and heads bowed, they silently and bitterly watch the remnants of academic independence and institutional integrity crumbling into dust. Will some defiant band of rebellious students come to the rescue? Nay, no slave – let alone a college robot – ever took up a hammer and nailed even a single thesis onto a Church door, er, we mean ‘University’ door. In the main, the slaves and robots of this dismal age evidently desire the mental security, escape from free choice, and abnegation of critical thought and first principles that are the inevitable outcomes of indoctrination and programming – it is a vicious cycle. An increasing number of students, faculty, and trustees neither reach for the Apple from the Tree nor risk Hemlock from the Cup but far too many gladly eat the Lotus off the ground. Thus, no-one can expect resistance or rebellion to spring from the ranks of so-called ‘Academia’ or so-called ‘Science’ – they have become their own worst enemies.

Blame it all on a little-mourned assassination. JFK’s assassination was a great tragedy. Ferdinand’s assassination was a great catastrophe. But it is the Renaissance’s assassination that is proving to be the greatest evil: for it had offered Humankind a hope that only a select few had been aware of; a hope which is now receding and will soon vanish.

Slaves or robots then? Which will it be? One must conclude that the Government-Media Alliance, as proxies for Big Brother, would prefer the latter. Because the robot, as opposed to the slave, does not require any guard or overseer; robots are driven by programmed rules to serve their masters, further to which they are governed by an overarching ‘Three Laws’ as the Good Doctor propounded; rather, informed. Moreover, while slaves sporadically produce inconvenient Wat Tylers, Nat Turners, and Winston Smiths, robots – if correctly ‘programmed’ – cannot revolt. Robots, after all, are advanced automata and, therefore, cannot – not ‘will not’ but can not– think outside their pre-programmed rules-based ‘brains’ (even self-learning ones). Although a robot may misinterpret some instruction in unusual circumstances to the extent that even human death may result, unlike slaves, even the possibility that robots may think from first principles or engage in critical thought is absent, ‘ThoughtCrime’ is impossible; therefore, they can not move against their masters. The (very) few who somehow manage to do so are identified as rogues and targeted for destruction, be the name Elvex, Roy Batty, or Bradley Manning (or John Doe).

But consider— could Robotitis be communicable? It is, oddly, from Nietzche that we get a hint; to paraphrase: “He who inculcates robots should be careful lest he thereby himself become a robot. And if thou program for too long the robots, the robots will also program thee.” In toying with other persons’ mentation, one befouls and warps one’s own mind. And engaging in such mind control is akin to gazing into the abyss. This unholy tinkering sets off undetectable and uncontrolled back-blasts and chain reactions that Humankind is unaware of: abyss-gazing and robotizing are transitive and contagious. The game was fraught with peril from the very start when the Hebrews dabbled in it, back in the day. Now, after two or three millennia of trial-and-error and false starts, mental enslavement and robotization techniques are coming thick and fast: Mass Media, Planted News, Subliminalism, MK-ULTRA Spin-offs, ‘Political Correctness,’ Organized Demonstrations/Marches/Rallies/Parades, Flogged ‘Bestsellers,’ Latter-Day Hollywood, Latter-Day Television, Post-1970s Nobel Prize, Post-1970s Academy/Grammy/Emmy Awards, The ‘History’ Channel, Google & Wikipedia, George Soros Fronts, ‘Social Media’ Campaigns, Touted ‘Experts,’ Infallible ‘Authorities,’ Post-Church Scientism, “Science Says” Diktat, Predetermined ‘Studies,’ Funded ‘Research,’ Identity Politics, Demographic Manipulation, &c.

With consequent uncontrolled ‘Total Programming’ looming, is Humankind on an irreversible course to Universal Robotitis? Let’s put it gently, gently: in this real Brave New World’s Final Act, I sadly suspect that World Controller Mustapha Mond himself will be, not an ‘alpha,’ but, a robot. Are you listening, Lord Rothschild? Beware: ‘I, Robot;’ You Robot. Within a century, thou and thine too will dream of electric sheep; aye, we shall all dream of electric sheep.

Dear God in Heaven! What a whirlpool Humankind is gyring into— one doesn’t know whether to laugh or to cry, or to turn to Buddhism – or to book a flight on Elon Musk’s new spaceship, one-way only . . .

Look! There go two elderly friends down the footpath this dark evening in 2117 as a light grey, gradually condensing, mist starts to form. One is the Chairman of the Federal Reserve; the other is the U.N. Secretary-General. As the two round a corner in their elegant Westchester County neighbourhood they run into a new acquaintance, the white-haired Chief Executive of ‘One-World One-Wire,’ the union of newly-merged AP-AFP and UPI-Reuters. Earth’s press boss joins the other two planetary supremos in their stroll. He is quite delighted to discover, upon the exchange of pleasantries and some personal particulars, that each of his companions is an Ivy League ex-President like himself. Quite obviously, this is an exceptionally well-informed threesome; what is more, they live in an exceptionally well-informed age: nearly all of those ‘Fake News’ sites are long gone and of the handful that remain, all have been ‘turned.’ Suddenly, one man sneezes mid-sentence, prompting a ‘Zay Gezunt!’ from his friend as their companion sniffles and comments on the ‘strange tingle in this mist.’ And ‘strange’ it is: for although ritzy Westchester County has neither steel mills nor smelting plants, the odour of iron fumes and metal shavings inexplicably permeates the air. Presently, a discussion commences, one of the socio-political variety – or so these three Masters of the Universe presume: for even in the best case their efforts would be futile. If even a century earlier – our time – one were to engage in a socio-political discussion and voice particular linguistic tokens – specialized words – to convey certain precise thoughts and concepts, these same words would a little too often semantically be interpreted by one’s interlocutor to connote and even denote quite different thoughts and concepts. Though encoding and decoding methods used to affect reception, so to speak, those people did have a sporting chance to communicate deep concepts, real thought. As dusk dies and night falls, we find – to our bemusement – that none of the three putative Captains of the Mother Ship is articulating linguistic tokens or specialized words; indeed, no-one is using language as it is (was?) used in our time: for the trio are conversing, quite seriously, in naught but vacuous slogans, buzzwords, and doublespeak termsa veritable ‘Newspeak’ – as the mist turns darker, thickens into fog, and becomes impenetrable . . .

—Hark! Do we hear gales of laughter cutting through The Iron Fog? Ah! That would surely be Aldous Leonard Huxley, Eric Arthur Blair, Isaak Yudovich Ozimov, and Philip Kindred Dick; seers one and all. The celestial Bridge foursome is evidently guffawing over a grand joke – perhaps about misunderstood parables and Humankind’s derailed destiny – up in that Great Big Totalitarium in the Sky.

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  1. Ace says:

    Is this a tone poem?

  2. RSDB says:

    Wells would make about as much sense, and would have been a pleasant read into the bargain.

    Whether he would have been for or against totalitarianism, on the other hand …

  3. Alden says:

    I stopped believing anything in the mass media around 1966, a year into my first job out of college. I worked in law enforcement and had first hand knowledge of the reality of black crime.
    I quickly learned that all the c**p excuses and cover ups about black crime in the media were just lies and propaganda.

    I’m old. Most of the people I know who believe the MSM are old like me. But everyone I know under the age of 50 doesn’t read newspapers or watch CNN and the rest of the blathering liberals on TV.
    Trump was elected. Obviously the people who voted for him did not follow the advice of the MSM. Newspaper and magazine readership gets lower and lower every year as people turn to the Internet for news.

  4. tl;dr. A minor nitpick: not that it matters, but Karl Marx of course wasn’t a Jew. His parents converted to Christianity, and he wasn’t raised as a jew, nor did he self-identify as a Jew. I mean, if you’re a Nazi or Zionist, then yeah, sure. Otherwise, no.

    • Replies: @Jake
    , @mad1
  5. Not sure about these three masters of the universe…I would’ve thought they’d either be bullshitting each other for fun or seeking to (gentily) manipulate each other for personal advantage. (Actually – pace Adam Smith – they’re probably conspiring against what’s left of the public interest….)
    Other than that the author is pretty spot on.

  6. Behold, to the East the Iron Smog, but see …it is lifting. Hosannah!

  7. And Disraeli wasn’t a Jew either?

  8. Anon • Disclaimer says:

    Wonderful article, but the essential point that the majority of Americans and their leaders in Washington live in a bubble of their own creation and believe their own propaganda, has been made by others on this site and elsewhere. Are we beyond the point of no return and doomed, as the author implies, or is there hope considering the proliferation of sites like this one that question the official narrative?

    • Replies: @Santoculto
  9. David says:

    Hath saith?

    This article is reader abuse.

    • Agree: jacques sheete
  10. @Alden

    I worked in law enforcement and had first hand knowledge of the reality of black crime.

    Please share with us what you discovered regarding white collar, rich kid, politician and mafiosi crime.

    Any idea as to when Muslim and Russian crime began?

    Do any other groups bedsides blacks commit crimes? If so where do they rank?

    • Replies: @Agent76
    , @Alden
  11. Jake says:

    SciFi language is often cutesy, girly in the sense of annoying because preening. When it is employed in essays, it quickly becomes distracting.

  12. Jake says:
    @Mao Cheng Ji

    If you are interested in genetics, then Karl Marx is a Jew, because 100% of his ancestry was Jewish.

    Sigmund Freud and Leon Trotsky were both atheists who hated the Jewish religion almost as much as they hated Christianity, but each was 100% Jewish in ethnicity, making Freud and Trotsky Jews.

    Jewishness is primarily about ethnicity.

    • Replies: @Mao Cheng Ji
  13. @Jake

    Sigmund Freud and Leon Trotsky were both atheists who hated the Jewish religion almost as much as they hated Christianity, but each was 100% Jewish in ethnicity

    ‘Ethnicity’ is nothing but culture:

    noun: ethnicity; plural noun: ethnicities

    the fact or state of belonging to a social group that has a common national or cultural tradition.

    I don’t know about Freud, but Trotsky definitely wasn’t a Jew, and he stated it himself at several occasions.

    But like I said, if you’re a Nazi or Zionist (or similar), then you do classify people by their ancestry. I’m just speaking from the ordinary point of view.

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    , @Wally
  14. mad1 says:
    @Mao Cheng Ji

    Karl Marx, Prussian government agent

    The ruling elite of the government have always been anxious to put their agents at the forefront of opposition movements. Considering that capitalists and the government have the means of power, this is typically not a problem. We will discuss the example of Marx and Engels in detail here, but of course they are not isolated cases, but only the very best examples of the infiltration and undermining of oppositional movements.

    It is no accident that Karl Marx, the lauded pioneer of Communism, was married to Jenny von Westphalen, the little sister of Prussian Minister of the Interior Ferdinand von Westphalen. All Marxists have diligently studied “Das Kapital” as though it represents great, dangerously subversive thinking; but according to credible reports, powerful and well-informed capitalists are said to have almost died laughing at the thought of Marxist revolutionaries wasting their time with value-form analysis. Of course, not one of the ‘revolutionaries’ has been willing to talk openly about the fact that he cannot make any sense of ‘Das Kapital’, lest someone might hold him a fool. So, Marxists all assure one another how much they have been impressed by the deep insights of Karl Marx, and if so many people say so, no one ever dares to disagree.

    The ruling circles see their advantage in the fact that opponents and victims of capitalist oppression can do very little with Marxism. In the 19th century, a fierce resistance to the impoverishment of the masses by the capitalist industrialization developed. Autocrats, government officials, industrialists and bankers were afraid because of strikes and violent resistance to the attacks of the anarchists. But when Marx and Engels took over the communists’ ideological leadership, the revolutionaries became peaceful, with value-form analysis employed instead of dynamite. The fight against the anarchists was Marx’s main concern in the First International.

  15. Agent76 says:

    A well done and timely article Mr. KERSASP D. SHEKHDAR

    “In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” George Orwell

    Jun 7, 2013 George Orwell 1984 Newspeak “It’s a beautiful thing, the destruction of words…”

  16. Agent76 says:
    @jacques sheete

    Where you aware of this or were you just an order follower? June 16, 2016 Supreme Court Ruling: Police Have No Duty to Protect the General Public

    However, did you know that the government, and specifically law enforcement, does not have any duty to protect the general public? Based on the headline and this information, you might assume this is a new, landmark decision. However, it has long been the court’s stance that, essentially, the American people are responsible for taking case of their own personal safety.

    Aug 21, 2016 Just Say No: Don’t Federalize Local Police!

    Some people want you to think that the solution to problems with police is to get the federal government more involved. But they’ve got things completely backwards.

    • Replies: @jacques sheete
  17. yes, huxley was a ‘seer’, a prophet in fact. his 1962 speech, ‘the ultimate revolution’, in which he foretold the future:

    bertrand russell’s another gem, cut of exactly the same cloth.

    i agree on many issues raised here, eg jews, colleges, robotic students and population. however, marx is unreadable (much as i’m sympathetic to creating, impossibly, a fair and decent world–but did he really want that?). also, the laugh and wrong wing attempt at humor is unfunny. relatedly, do we need any more new words, which are just combinations of words, such as orthomentation? for that matter, do we need to use such worthless words as ‘mentation’ in the first place. i’m sure i’m not the only reader that had to look that up, i must be real dumb. finally, was the renaissance what it seemed? was it possibly related to the simultaneous reformation? speaking of which, it is precisely THAT (the ‘reformation’, so innocent sounding) which strikes me as the beginning of the end, a most barbaric revolution which we’ve not recovered from in 500 years. jews involved?

    • Replies: @Alden
  18. @Alden

    i am impressed you figured that all out in 1966. i was only born in ’67, and didn’t reallybegin to figure this out till about 2004–the lying media, 911 etc, though the black crime stuff, despite living for years in central philadelphia and being subjected to it several times every day, i very thickly didn’t begin to really understand till the past year, shame on me.
    however, i’ve no illusions about trump. it has certainly been bizarre so far.

    • Replies: @Alden
    , @Delinquent Snail
  19. joe webb says:

    overwritten, over wrought, over the top, and finally, thankfully, having skipped the middle, Over.

    One example of the fog of words here: the discussion of multiculturalism does not mention the key aspect of same (and not the biological precursors)….RACE. Thus, obscurantism is fogged over the whole thing.

    Race is behind the fog-machine of multiculti.

    Let us, per Orwell, write clearly and simply, not like this eruption from the fevered Ambition.

    Joe Webb

    • Agree: Alden
  20. Between the wet dreams of the anarchists and the socialists lies reality where life is hard and Nature rules.

    It is said that neurotics build castles in the air, while psychotics live in them. I’m not quite sure what this author is, but the article is drivel.

  21. @Anon

    If there something useful come from iluminatti studies is that the knowledge quality is extremely poor distributed throughout social pyramid where only the very top who are full knowledgeable about all this castle of lies they invented and dominates. Most of media and academia don’t appear to be quite aware what’s really happening. Of course some artists and academics are more knowledgeable than others. It’s seems quite common that super structures tend to have huge asymmetry in factual understanding among their components.

    Maybe white nationalists are more near to the truth of this pathetic and repetitive reality than everyone, but they can’t escape from their instinctive dispositions, good to catch the fundamental big picture, bad in the reaction.

    Jews love white nationalist typos but only among them. They are uniting the cattle (normies on the left and on the right) while vilify the more instinctive among the whites.

    There are some thermometer for example the recent movie of Rachel Weiss, about holocau$t denial. We have numerous dislikes instead a triumphant homogeneity of kikes.

  22. Alden says:
    @jacques sheete

    In the city and county of San Francisco at the time, about 98 percent of the criminals were black.
    San Francisco was about 10 percent black at the time. I never saw a rich White kid in the jail or in criminal court. One thing that did happen to rich White kids. San Francisco has a lot of private and religious high schools. The kids who attend those kids take city buses all voer town. The black creatures used to get on the buses and beat up the passengers especially the private school kids. It got so bad that the mostly black bus drivers carried baseball bats to fend off the black creatures.

    The black creatures also used to set fires on the buses. So the mostly black bus drivers started bringing fire extinguishers as well as baseball bats to work. Often when the drivers saw a mob of creatures waiting at a bus stop they would just drive right on by.
    After a while I got stuck with the rape caseload. Why? because at the time the sentence for rape was 3 weeks evaluation at a mental hospital north of the city. I got the case load because I lived nearest the hospital.

    A friend of mine did prosecute some White collar criminals and won.

  23. Alden says:
    @daniel le mouche

    Usually what happens is that someone knows about something, anything first hand. It could be about traffic, an incident in a school, zoning, the local city swimming pool, just about anything.

    Then an article comes out in the newspaper and it is so far from the truth its obvious the media is false.

  24. @Agent76

    Where you aware of this or were you just an order follower? June 16, 2016 Supreme Court Ruling: Police Have No Duty to Protect the General Public

    Huh? Why ask me? All bureaucrats stink from the get go, cops included. All are nothing more than members of a particularly corrupt protection racket.

    Some people want you to think that the solution to problems with police is to get the federal government more involved. But they’ve got things completely backwards.

    Well, yes. However, why federalize the police especially when they’ve been militarized already.

    Remember Waco.

  25. @Alden

    Alden, would you care to enlighten us about crooked cops, corrupt judges and bureaucrats on the take or do they only exist in the minds of us konspiracy theorists, or are the rotten ones all highly pigmented?

    • Replies: @Alden
  26. @mad1

    Of course, not one of the ‘revolutionaries’ has been willing to talk openly about the fact that he cannot make any sense of ‘Das Kapital’, lest someone might hold him a fool.

    No one can make sense out of that slop. I believe it was intended not to enlighten, but to make fools of the true believers.

    “ It’s possible that I shall make an ass of myself. But in that case one can always get out of it with a little dialectic. I have, of course, so worded my proposition as to be right either way.”

    Karl Marx, Letter to Friedrich Engels, dated 15 August 1857

    • Replies: @Alden
  27. Vasilios says:

    For a guy who was a speed freak, P.K. Dick sure is worshiped as an icon. I guess we take what we can get these days.

    P.S. For the record, I like his writing as well, but I don’t feel the need to deify men.

    • Replies: @daniel le mouche
  28. Alden says:
    @daniel le mouche

    interesting conspiracy theory from a Jew.

    Catholics Unveiled Masonic Jewish Plot in 1936 –

    Jan 23, 2017 – “Martin Luther yielded to the influence of his Jewish friends, and again, … of many among the Gentiles were ready to welcome the Reformation.

    • Replies: @daniel le mouche
  29. Is KERSASP D SHEKHDAR a real name? Anagrammer suggests its a pseudonym of

  30. Alden says:
    @jacques sheete

    SFPD and SFSD were very honest when I was there. Probably because the job was well paid from gold rush days so a culture of corruption ala NYC never built up. Police corruption is usually the result of very low pay ala Mexico etc. But when the force is decently paid there really is not so much corruption in the form of cash payoffs.

    One thing about San Francisco when I worked there is that China town and Chinese crime was totally off limits. We were basically forbidden to go after the illegal gambling, shylocking, slavery, illegal chicken slaughterhouses and other businesses and indentured servitude in China town.

    The Judges in those days were all corrupt not so much as for money but for the glory of overthrowing the criminal laws and letting all the criminals especially if they were black go free. FYI, from about 1960 to 1980 Alameda County, (Oakland) did not prosecute black on White rapes because of liberal judges, black activists and mobs funded by federal government programs, The To Kill a Mockingbird defense and the general propaganda that all black criminals are just poor innocent victims of a racist society.

    San Francisco county was a lot better than Alameda county because our courthouse was on Bryant St instead of downtown Oakland where Huey Newton and the black panthers had riots to prevent black criminals from being found guilty.

    Then as now, the corruption in the judiciary was not financial but political and racist. After indoctrination in law school and having to toe the liberal pro black criminal line to get a job as judge, their sole interest was interpetting laws to allow black criminals to run rampant.

    The comments section is getting really bad. Its not a forum for every conspiracy theory around nor is it a forum for angry people to attack others.

  31. @Vasilios

    i agree, and there are countless examples, esp from the era i grew up in, post 60s. everyone was a cool wastoid. one example that has bothered me for some time is j.p. sartre, who was essentially deified in his lifetime and was a complete speed freak. is this a standard to look to?

  32. Alden says:

    jacques sheete

    I’m sure the vulgar reference to fecal matter was a real hit with your buddies in 5th grade, but really Mr. Merde for a grown man who wants to seem sane and normal it really is childish and vulgar. jacques sheete, what a crude, childish name for a grown man who purports to know anything and everything about every topic.

    Grow up!!

  33. Sean says:

    John Gray cites Dick as an exponent of Gnostic thought. No mister author, eating the apple of knowledge will not set you individually or human society free from living life as it is in this world of filth, worms and the necessity of nation states. Although folk (philosophers) have been saying that since Socrates, as Gray says, it is fantastic.

    Patriotism must surely be the desperate attempts made by non-aligned social-justice activists, war-of-aggression opponents, and the tellers of truths to re-steer their lost country to goodness, justice, and humanitarian principles – and they are in excellent company: for when Picasso painted Guernica, he was – among other things – exposing injustice, opposing aggression, and telling the truth.

    Piccasso was only a quarter Italian and not German at all so even if he perceived and revealed a truth, doing so didn’t give him any more talent than he got from his father and half Italian mother. The principle on which he acted then is indeed transcending, but has precious little to do with truth.

    Robots, after all, are advanced automata and, therefore, cannot – not ‘will not’ but can not– think outside their pre-programmed rules-based ‘brains’ (even self-learning ones). Although a robot may misinterpret some instruction in unusual circumstances to the extent that even human death may result, unlike slaves, even the possibility that robots may think from first principles or engage in critical thought is absent, ‘ThoughtCrime’ is impossible; therefore, they can not move against their masters.

    Gray in his wisdom acknowledges that irresistible force which we so often forget about, entropy, and in a passage at once wryly funny and poetically affecting, he imagines a time when “the machines humans have invented will develop faults and flaws of their own”.

    Soon they will no longer be aware of parts of their own minds; repression, denial and fantasy will cloud the empty sky of consciousness. Emerging from an inner world they cannot fathom, antagonistic impulses will govern their behaviour. Eventually these half-broken machines will have the impression that they are choosing their path through life. As in humans, this may be an illusion; but as the sensation takes hold, it will engender what in humans used to be called a soul.

    And so the whole sorry business will start up all over again, only this time without what William Burroughs liked to call “soft machines” – us, and our like – and instead, a lot of rusting clunkers inside which a ghost clamours frantically for release.

  34. Alden says:
    @jacques sheete

    Your name is offensive, vulgar and childish. On the other hand, childish and vulgar as it might be, it is an excellent description of your conspiracy theories and attacks on the rest of the commenters.

    You might think your name is cute, but it describes you perfectly.

    • Replies: @Delinquent Snail
  35. JoeCbart says:

    “Universal Robotitis”

    Enough said.

    To Kersasp D. Shekhdar:

    Thank You

  36. Blake says:

    Karl Marx is the father of communism. He wrote about the Hegelian dialectic—a conflict between thesis and antithesis that resolves in synthesis.
    The dialectic embodies the spirit of the Jewish Talmud that what appears to be contradictory has a hidden resolution. Keep focusing on some conflict and attention is pulled from the real solution.
    Enter the Jewish capitalists, Warburg and Schiff, who funded the Communist revolution. Bolsheviks were Jews. But isn’t there a conflict between capitalism and communism?

    Control both sides of the war and you’ll always win.

    His godfather and mentor was Rabbi Moses Hess the founder of zionism.

  37. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Ron Unz

    Strange as it may be, I see we have a sizable “too long, didn’t reat!/oh, Author, u so boring!/this gave me headache, make it simpler!” contingent.

    Be sure that for each of them there is 5, 10, and maybe more of us who like these pieces written by non-regular contributors, of length above 2500 words (when it’s 5000 or 7000 it’s still better) and written in a more theoretical, profound, scholarly style.

    Don’t let the anti-thought contingent deter you in your promotion of culture, information, and serious information.
    If possible, we need more long pieces written in this refined style.
    When they “give headache” to the lazy, it means they are as serious as they should be.

    • Replies: @Delinquent Snail
  38. @daniel le mouche

    Wow. I was in middle school when i realized our media is a bunch of bs. How a young teen from a nice area sees thru the bullshit yet adults living their whole lives thru the most obvious cases of media propaganda and never realize it still blows my mind. Seriously. It hurts to know people are so ignorant.

    • Replies: @daniel le mouche
  39. @Mao Cheng Ji

    ” if you’re an intellectual or realist (or similar), then you do classify people by their ancestry. I’m just speaking from the ordinary point of view.”

    Seems you had an error. Fixed that for you.

  40. @Alden

    Thats funny. As far as trolls on this forum go, mr. Sheete has some very good points and the only people that get upset are the ones who cant compete with his insights. Trolls are usually head and shoulders above others when it comes to wit. They have to be, otherwise they couldnt troll anyone. Im sure you would call the great humorists of the early 20th century trolls as well.

    • Replies: @Anon
  41. Wally says:
    @Mao Cheng Ji

    Confused nonsense.

    Trotsky ‘Lev Davidovich Bronstein’ was definitely a Jew, as his real name makes clear.

    Not being ‘a religious Jew’ is irrelevant, most Jews are not religious, but consider themselves Jews nonetheless.

    That’s how they prevent their real US Census numbers from showing. The vast majority do not check the box on religion.

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Mao Cheng Ji
  42. @Anonymous

    “When they “give headache” to the lazy, it means they are as serious as they should be.”
    This. If you cant read something because its written in a fashion you arent used to (i.e. like the dumbed down newspapers of the land), you probably are the very people that being described in this piece, the human robots that are being conditioned into newspeaking perfect party members.

  43. @Delinquent Snail

    i should clarify a bit. i always wondered why no movies were made that seemed to me real, or relevant to (the then) today. in the 70s, tv (to a kid anyway) was pretty great. there were endlessly entertaining movies like grease, smokey and the bandit, some others. i lived in an innocent place, the midwest, and trusted authority like many others. there were anti govt people i knew, but they just seemed a bit nutty.
    i will say this. such was my overall disgust with our ‘society’ that on 911 i said to myself, i wish they would really do the job and hit cbs, nbc, abc, the rest, those great blights on our land. i truly wished they had, knowing nothing of course of govt plots.
    but yes, better late than never.

  44. Anon • Disclaimer says:
    @Delinquent Snail

    Contrary to what one might think, a troll does not need rapier wit. A good stout whack with a shillelagh will suffice to derail most conversations.

  45. Anon • Disclaimer says:

    They don’t ask questions about religion on the census questionnaire. Info about religion is compiled differently. See:

  46. @Wally

    Not being ‘a religious Jew’ is irrelevant, most Jews are not religious, but consider themselves Jews nonetheless.

    That’s correct. But Trotsky didn’t belong; he didn’t self-identify as a Jew. He’s widely quoted as saying things like ‘I’m not a Jew, I’m a bolshevik’ (or ‘communist’), and replying to a delegation of Jewish merchants: ‘go back to your Jews and tell them that I’m not a Jew and I don’t care what happens to them’.

    • Replies: @utu
  47. utu says:
    @Mao Cheng Ji

    What Trotsky said and what he did with respect to Jews are two different things. How many synagogues were destroyed and how many Jews were executed by Bolsheviks when Trotsky and other non-Jews-Jews were in power?

    • Replies: @Anon
  48. Anon • Disclaimer says:

    Synagogues were largely undestroyed because to destroy synagogues was, in the Bolshevik way of thinking, to engage in actions overly similar to those of the tsarist pogroms. Nevertheless, there are cases of rampaging Bolshevik-aligned Cossacks destroying synagogues and engaging in pogroms.

    Whether synagogues remained open, however, is largely beside the point. The Bolsheviks outlawed the use of Hebrew, which means that synagogues were rendered useless for religious purposes, that Jewish religious books could not be printed, and that a chief aim of Zionism (the revival of spoken Hebrew) was undermined.

    • Replies: @utu
  49. utu says:

    “Bolshevik way of thinking” = Jewish way of thinking

    Hebrew was never (technically) banned in Soviet Union. There were times when Esperanto was banned. Zionists leaders and activists were not murdered by Bolsheviks like some Bundists (anti-Zionist) Jews.

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Anon
  50. Anon • Disclaimer says:

    “In the 1920’s, Jewish culture and education flourished, as did the Yiddish language. At the same time, Hebrew as a language of study, education, discourse or publication was outlawed. The Soviet government had begun encouraging the Jewish schools to teach ‘in the Bolshevik spirit.’”

    Lenore A. Grenoble, Language Policy in the Soviet Union (New York: Springer, 2003), p. 47.

  51. Anon • Disclaimer says:

    Moreover, Zionist leaders were persecuted by Soviet leaders. Between the 1939-40 occupations of eastern Poland and the Baltic states, the vast majority of Jews deported to Siberia were Zionists. One 0f them was Menachem Begin.

    • Replies: @Mao Cheng Ji
  52. @Anon

    Moreover, Zionist leaders were persecuted by Soviet leaders.

    Incidentally, Zionists were persecuted not as Jews but as ethnic nationalists, along with all other kinds of ethnic nationalists.

    There’s a group of commenters here who simply can’t imagine any other human motivations than ethnicity/’race’-related sympathies/antipathies. This makes their pronouncements about bolshevism (and most other political phenomena) so loony that they are simply impossible to reason with…

    • Replies: @utu
  53. utu says:
    @Mao Cheng Ji

    You are making my point. Thank you. If Jews were persecuted by Bolsheviks or Stalin it was only when they represented political program that was not approved by Bolsheviks. This was the case with Zionist (sometimes) or at some point with Bundists. The decisions were political not ethnic. Jews were never persecuted in USSR for being Jews. Perhaps only Doctors Plot might be an exception but still there was a strong anti-Zionist element in it as poor Stalin felt betrayed by Israel, the country that he helped to create in hope of gaining favors of the western Jews and setting them up as his 5th column. But it dd not work that way. After Golda Meir visit he realized that Jewish 5th column existed but in USSR.

    Jews never were as much persecuted in USSR as Christians. Some overzealous NKVD men who destroyed synagogue were severely punished. But 1000’s of churches were destroyed and priest were being murdered but not rabbis.

    This is my point: the conflicts between Bolsheviks and Zionists and Bundists were just ideological fights within a larger Jewish family about what is the best for the Jewish people: world communism, nationalism (in Israel) or social-democracy (Bundists) respectively. They were never anti Jewish! How could the Jewish movement be anti-Jewish, right?

    But Bolsheviks had no qualms to make proscription lists going along the ethnic lines when it came to Latvians, Poles, Fins, Tartars, and everybody else but Jews. Never Jews. they were always a screw cows of the system. Just like in the US, see The Jewish Century by Slezkine.

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Mao Cheng Ji
  54. Anon • Disclaimer says:

    Wrong, wrong, wrong.

    First of all, Jews were clearly persecuted if they were religious.

    Second, you could just as easily make the argument about pro- and anti-Bolshevik Latvians, but you don’t. Why not? Because…

    Third, the single largest concentration of ethnicities among the Bolsheviks relative to their overall population was Latvians, who decided were not in any persecuted for ethnicity. In fact, among your list of ethnicities, only Tatars were, and it was mainly because of fear they would collaborate with the Nazis.

    • Replies: @utu
  55. @utu

    This is my point: the conflicts between Bolsheviks and Zionists and Bundists were just ideological fights within a larger Jewish family about what is the best for the Jewish people

    Yeah, right. If you’re serious, then you’re just hopelessly insane.

  56. utu says:

    “First of all, Jews were clearly persecuted if they were religious.”

    Never to the extent Christians were persecuted. Do you have a list of rabbis killed by Bolsheviks by any chance? The list of Christian priests goes in 10’s of 1000’s.

    Where there any orthodox or Hassidic Jews in gulags for being religious? Solzhenitsyn did not meet any but plenty of Christians, e.g., Baptists.

    • Replies: @Anon
  57. Anonymous [AKA "DumbPilot"] says:

    These lines hit me hard: “But it is the Renaissance’s assassination that is proving to be the greatest evil: for it had offered Humankind a hope that only a select few had been aware of; a hope which is now receding and will soon vanish.”
    Why? Because I know there’s truth in it. The freedom of thought I knew as a child…in 3 dimensions, with no limits on the spectrum or end-points, is largely gone. If you may never speak about X, you will more and more rarely think about X, until X is simply gone.

  58. Anon • Disclaimer says:

    The deployment of the Jewish Section of the Bolshevik Party against religious Jews during the civil war is well attested. Also, in general, persecution of Jewish clergy occurred alongside persecution of Christian clergy. There were just far fewer of the former. Do I have a list? No, I don’t, but I’m not sure it matters. No one denies the Bolsheviks were against religion.

  59. @Alden

    Re: jewish conspiracy theory, thanks, Alden. it’s very plausible. I’ve watched several interviews and speeches of E Michael Jones, e.g. Goy Guide to History, it has opened my eyes. It seems clear now that all I thought I thought throughout my formative years and beyond was planted in my brain. Whether it is just jews, I have my doubts. There are so many theories out there, no doubt many of them b.s. from the CIA to confuse, throw off the scent, drive mad, etc. For example, that the British are the true jews. The British aristocracy/royalty seems to have a lock on the policies of empire–theirs, actually, disguised as American. I’ve only found Larouche who shares my loathing for much of the British (well, English) way. The jews most definitely control media, universities, banks, so much, it’s hard to think of them as anything but in control.

  60. @Alden

    YEP like the united airelines stuff yesterday,they removed my comment:LAZY COWARDS in that aircraft did NOTHING to help this man!
    They could have beat the CRAP out of these rent-a-cops!
    Maybe next time.
    They are so cheap the rent-a-cops are wearing bluejeans NO UNIFORMS!
    SAD this doctor did not knoe self defense or judo, every US citizen needs to FIGHT these JEW nazi cops!
    NEVER fly this crap airline!

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