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The West's Overreaction to Nazism

Western civilisation, especially in America, is to a large extent defined and shackled by its OVERREACTION to Nazism and the Holocaust, some...

Monday, 28 March 2016

Self-Destruction of the Progressive Mainstream

Republican Self-Destruction

By Charles Blow, March 28 2016 (LINK to article)
"Republican voters . . are allowing themselves to be led out of the mainstream, over a cliff and into oblivion."
 Republican voters, it seems to me, are baulking at being "led over a cliff into oblivion" by the "progressive" mainstream, whose ideology is little more than the exact but equally extreme and insane opposite of Nazi ideology, which it began as an OVERREACTION to.

It was the kind of overreaction that the Editorial Board itself warned of in an editorial, The Price of Fear, following the Paris attacks last November:
 “In the reaction and overreaction to terrorism [evil] comes the risk that society will lose its way.”
Led by their "progressive elites" (in politics, the media and, most importantly of all, academia), America and the West have indeed lost their way.

I share the liberal left's view that Republicans do not have an alternative to their "progressive" ideology, so the only hope I see for the future is in the less self-righteous and more self-critical amongst them recognising this overreaction, AND admitting it publicly, so that efforts to correct it can be coordinated.

See BLOG in which I elaborate on these ideas.

Sunday, 27 March 2016

The Uncertainty Principle of Human Beliefs

God Is a Question, Not an Answer

By William Irwin, March 26 2016 (LINK to article)
"a doubt of desire approaches the question with the hope that a higher power could be found that would provide greater meaning and value to human existence"
This pretty much describes what has long been my own position, based on the philosophical equivalent of Heisenberg's "uncertainly principle": the only think I'm certain of is my own uncertainty - and, of course, I'm not absolutely certain of that either.

One is always dealing with probabilities, but in order not to be paralysed by indecision, one must sometimes act, or refrain from acting, on the assumption that one has certainty, even while knowing that one doesn't.
"the open-minded search for truth can unite believers and nonbelievers"
I like that, because united we might stand, i.e. survive and prosper long into the future, but divided as we ARE, in countless different ways, we will most certainly  fall (with a probability of I estimate at  >99.99 %) - and pretty soon, unless we can pull of the seeming miracle of uniting.

The truth we urgently need to face up to is that of our own Darwinian nature and its implications or understanding ourselves, our civilisation and situation, which a previous generation of academics made a taboo of doing, in OVERREACTION to the Nazis having hijacked and abused, for their own EVIL purposes, the half-baked ideas of social Darwinism.

If we are to overcome this taboo, we must understand its source: The West's Overreaction to Nazism.

Saturday, 26 March 2016

Tribal Identity & its Relationship to State, Nation & Race

Inventing the Irish

By Barry Kennerk, March 24 2016 (LINK to article)

I'm an Englishman, but also consider myself a Native Briton, which includes all the Irish. On a larger scale still I see myself as a Native European. And finally, on a global scale, I see myself as "ethnic European", i.e. a white man, with kin all over the world. This is my "race" which I identify with.

This is a very politically incorrect way to feel, I know, but it is how I feel, and how I feel, is how I feel, and I see no good reason to deny it or feel ashamed of it, notwithstanding the huge "moral pressure" one is under to do precisely this, because of the taboo surrounding "race".

Surely, it is perfectly natural to feel an affinity towards those one is most closely related to and shares so much culture and history, as well as prehistory, with. Why do we have a culture which demonises such feelings as "racist"?

It is, I suggest, because the STATE needs its citizens to identify with itself and their fellow citizens, irrespective of race, rather than with the citizens of other states who may be of the same race.

The state fears a sense of racial/tribal identity amongst its different ethnic groups, because it has the potential to undermine its claim to nationhood, which legitimises it, its ruling elites and the immense power they wield and abuse.

The state - even democratic ones - teaches its citizens a very misleading understanding of itself which we would do well to investigate: LINK.

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Questioning Progressive Self-Righteousness

Standing With Brussels Against Terrorism and Fear

By the Editorial Board, March 22 2016 (LINK to editorial)
"the response to terrorism must also be . . a rejection of demagogues and xenophobes who would exploit public fears and tears."
Meaning anyone questioning the wisdom of successive western governments having allowed mass Muslim immigration into their countries, which the NYT and other "progressives" have long championed.

Is it really so difficult for progressives to question their own "progressive" values and attitudes? It seems so.

The truth is that so-called "progressive" values and attitudes are not nearly as progressive, i.e. enlightened, as most progressives believe, in which respect they are very much like the Catholic Church, i.e. so convinced of their own self-righteousness, that it doesn't occur to them to question their core beliefs.

I would like to invite members of the Editorial Board, and other progressives, to read my blog on how, in my view, western civilisation has been led badly astray by self-righteous "progressives" like themselves: LINK.

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Government by the Elites for the Elites

No, Not Trump, Not Ever

By David Brooks, March 18 2016 (LINK to article)
"The American system is not working for [many white Americans], so naturally they are looking for something else."
Indeed they are, but, like many non-whites, are not finding it, neither in the Republican nor in the Democratic party, because between them these two parties form the establishment elite (just as the two mainstream parties do in my own country, in which America has its political roots), and have everything sown up just as they want it, with mainstream media approval and support.

Behind these two influential estates is the third, most powerful estate of all, ACADEMIA, which is heir to and modern counterpart of the medieval clergy, who use their superior brains and authority to rationalise and defend the state and status quo, with serves them personally so well.

Both our countries get periodic changes of government, but the SYSTEM itself remains pretty much the same, dedicated, as all states always has been, throughout history, to facilitating their respective society's SELF-exploitation, to the personal advantage of its ruling elites and favoured (especially wealthy and academic/formerly priestly) clients, at the expense of society at large.

Notwithstanding my harsh criticism, Britain and America are still amongst the best states in the world to be a citizen of (attracting millions of immigrants to our shores), guaranteeing vital freedoms, which we urgently need to use, to radically reform the system, before it self-destructs, which is what self-exploitation must ultimately lead to.

See BLOG in which I elaborate.

Obama, An Internationalist, Unsentimental about Europe

Obama's Flawed Realism

By Roger Cohen, March 18 2016 (LINK to article)
"Obama emerges as an internationalist, unsentimental about Europe . . "
Which is why globalist "progressives" love him, while the nativist, white Right hates him.

It is important to understand this, rather than indulging one's "progressive" sense of self-righteousness and moral superiority, because otherwise it will rip America, and Europe, apart in civil war.

Why would a self-identifying African American like Obama feel sentimental about Europe? Clearly, he identifies emotionally far more with his African heritage, despite enjoying the fruits of centuries of European civilisation, which he seems to take it for granted, like most whites also do.

That he views climate change as a bigger threat than terrorism, reveals his wisdom.

He is a wise African American, who is "unsentimental about Europe", Europeans and European Americans (apart from some white members of his immediate family). He is far more sentimental about Africa, Africans and African Americans.  And why wouldn't or shouldn't he be?

He was the obvious choice of President for African Americans and for white Americans,who have embraced the ideology of racial self-denial and self-contempt prescribed by western academia, initially in overreaction to the evils of Nazism and the Holocaust (as well as those of European imperialism, slavery, Jim Crow and Apartheid), which addresses a sense of racial guilt, but conveniently for the West's white elites, also serves as an instrument of socio-political intimidation and control, just as medieval church ideology once did (see BLOG in which I elaborate).

Celebrating Diversity is Orwellian Newspeak

What’s Next for Both Parties

By the Editorial Board, March 15 2016 (LINK to editorial)
"After decades of pandering to intolerance while working against the needs of working-class Americans and minorities, the Republican Party appears headed for disaster."
While Democrats have pandered to minorities, especially blacks, on the back of an ideology of white racial self-denial and self-contempt.

Yes, an ideology of racial self-denial and self-contempt, if not outright self-hatred. There is no other way of describing it. It involves a lot of Orwellian doublethink, of course: race and ethnic identify matter, if you belong to a minority - especially if you are black - but not if you are white.  Whites are expected to deny and despise their own race and ethnic identity.

What is "Celebrating Diversity" other than Orwellian newspeak for white people to celebrate their own ethnic decline and ultimate demise?

Where does this self-destructive ideology come from? It began as an OVERREACTION, I suggest, to European imperialism, slavery, Jim Crow, Apartheid and, above all, Nazism and the Holocaust, which was blamed on white prejudice against Jews, notwithstanding that Jews themselves are white - more Orwellian doublethink!

What purpose does this ideology serve? It serves the age-old strategy of “divide and rule”, dividing society into a morally superior, now supposedly "colour-blind", elite and the morally inferior, naturally (human nature being what it is) less colour-blind, masses, who must submit to the authority of and domination by their "moral superiors".

I elaborate on these ideas HERE.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

The Racial Self-Contempt of America's White Elites

Bernie’s Dead-End Math — and Why He Should Stay In

By Timothy Egan, March 16 2016 (LINK to article)
"the angry millions in the margins, those who may be tempted by the demagogue who wants to make America white again."
America never was entirely white, so no one, I'm sure, not even the few genuine white supremacists, imagines making America white again.

America was founded and largely made what it is today by white settlers from Europe. It is still a white majority country in which whites remain the dominant political, cultural, economic, scientific and technological force, but for reasons less noble than they believe, America's ruling elites (themselves overwhelmingly white) have embraced an ideology of racial self-denial and self-contempt.

That millions of ordinary white Americans with a healthy sense of their own ethnic origins and identity are very unhappy about this is entirely understandable. They find themselves in the position of a child with masochistic parents, who want to include it their games of self-flagellation.

It is not just America, of course, but the ruling elites of all western countries which have embraced this ideology, that initially was an overreaction to Nazism and the Holocaust (as well as to Jim Crow and Apartheid), which has been exploited by the state to serve its age-old strategy of “divide and rule”, dividing society into a morally superior, now supposedly "colour-blind", elite and the morally inferior, naturally (human nature being what it is) less colour-blind, masses, who must submit to the authority of and domination by their "moral superiors".

This is a major social and political issue that urgently needs to be recognised and addressed.

You might like to begin HERE.

Monday, 14 March 2016

In Praise of Revolution - by the Beatles

The Bernie Sanders Revolution

By the Editorial Board, March 12 2016 (LINK to editorial)
"You say you want a revolution? Well.… You know, we want to change your head . . "
What a beautiful Beatles' song that is, even if I've changed the order of the lyrics a little, but not their deep and profound meaning.

The key to revolutionary change, which we are in existential need of, not just in America, but all over the world, is indeed in our heads, i.e. in our understanding of ourselves and socio-political reality, which is currently deeply flawed, because of the taboo a previous generation of academics made of viewing their own species as biologists view every other species on the planet, namely, from an evolutionary perspective.

The reason for this taboo was an understandable, but misconceived, overreaction (especially by Jewish academics, whom the evils of Nazism and the Holocaust impacted far more than most people) to the Nazis having hijacked and abused, for their own evil purposes, the half-baked ideas of social Darwinism.

One can have the best intentions in the world, as I'm sure the Beatles did, but without a sound understanding of ourselves, evolved human nature, and the nature of the societies it has given rise and shape to, we will not be able to solve the world's problems. See BLOG in which I provide an introduction to how we might go about changing this.

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Is Trump the Antidote to White Racial Self-Hatred?

Will Trump Send Working-Class Whites to the Democrats

By Andrew Levison, March 8 2016 (LINK to article)
"Trump's open appeal to racial and xenophobic sentiments . . . and flirting with white supremacists"
Understandably, many white Americans are not happy seeing themselves being reduced to an ethnic minority in the country their own forefathers founded and very largely made the huge success it has been (notwithstanding its failings), but the "liberal left" has no understanding for this unhappiness, condemning it as an expression of "white supremacism".

Why should white America share the liberal-left's contempt for its own race, when they have every reason not to?

Where does this contempt come form and what purpose does it serve?

It is, I suggest, an OVERREACTION to the evils of European (white) imperialism, slavery, Jim Crow, Apartheid and, above all, to Nazism and the Holocaust.

This overreaction was understandable, as is the purpose that it now serves, which is as an instrument of socio-political intimidation, rewards, punishments, manipulation and control, just as medieval church ideology once did.

It is the age-old strategy of all states, even democratic ones, of “divide and rule”, dividing society into a morally superior, now supposedly "colour-blind", elite and the morally inferior, naturally (human nature being what it is) less colour-blind, masses, who must submit to the authority of and domination by their "moral superiors".

See BLOG in which I elaborate on these ideas.

America a Social & Power-Political Construct

The End of American Idealism

By Charles Blow, March 7, 2016 (LINK to article)
"Sometimes it’s hard to shake the uneasy feeling that we are witnessing the dissolution of an idea that was once America."
For reasons of ideology, power-politics and personal advantage, it is assumed that "race doesn't matter", or even exist, when clearly it does. You, Mr. Blow, know this better than anyone, but like most people, indulge in Orwellian doublethink.

In fact, Race, i.e. ethnic origins and identity, form the natural basis of shared national identity and genuine nationhood.

America is a myth, a social, i.e. power-political and economic, construct; unlike race (except when you try dividing closely related peoples from the same subcontinent into different races, as the Nazis insanely did), which is REAL and important. Not in the way that racial supremacists believe it is, but because central to any deep and meaningful sense of both personal and group identity.

Like my own country, America is NOT a nation, but a mercenary "patron state" deceitfully posing as a nation, in order to legitimise itself, its ruling elites and the immense power they wield and abuse.

This is a difficult, painful and frightening truth to recognise and face up to, but the truth it is, and the sooner it is faced up to the better.

Why have the academics we look to as authorities in understanding society and civilisation not already done so? Like their medieval predecessors and counterparts, they are themselves privileged clients and employees of the state, with a massive personal self-interest in rationalising its role, self-image (as our "nation") and ideologies (social, political, economic and ethical).

I elaborate on these ideas HERE.

The Holocaust, a “White on White Crime"?

An Anti-Semitism of the Left

By Roger Cohen, March 7, 2016 (LINK to article)

Roger Cohen takes exception to the suggestion that "the Holocaust [was a] mere “white on white crime.”

There was nothing "mere" about it, but it was indeed, in my view, a “white on white crime", an expression of white racial self-hatred and the insanity of Nazi racial ideology, which divided the closely related peoples of Europe (including European Jews) into different races, which clearly they are not.

Or doesn't Roger like the idea of European Jews and gentiles belonging to the same race? I can't image that he prefers Nazi racial ideology, which saw Jews, as well as Poles and Russians, as a different, inferior race from Germans.

The Nazis saw racial differences where they did not exist, and in OVERREACTION to this and the horrors which followed from it, a previous generation of academics (many of them Jews and thus understandably much more affected by the Holocaust than non-Jews) went to the opposite extreme of denying the importance, even the very existence, of race altogether, even where it clearly does exist, as between people whose ethnic origins are on distant continents, e.g. between blacks and whites.

This understandable overreaction was consolidated into the ideology of post-racial multiculturalism (effectively, the exact but equally extreme and insane opposite of Nazi racial ideology), which now serves the state's age-old strategy of “divide and rule”, dividing society into a morally superior, now supposedly "colour-blind", elite and the morally inferior, naturally (human nature being what it is) less colour-blind, masses, who must submit to the authority of and domination by their "moral superiors".

It is an ideology of white racial self-denial and self-contempt, which, like medieval church ideology, with its concept of "original sin", serves the state as an instrument of socio-political intimidation, rewards, punishments, manipulation and control.

I elaborate on these ideas in this and appended BLOGS.

Sunday, 6 March 2016

In defence of Xenophobia and Nativism

A Judge’s Message to the Xenophobes

By the Editorial Board, March 5 2016 (LINK to editorial)
". . the xenophobic politics now inflaming the presidential primary campaign [and] . . venomous nativism coming from Donald Trump . ."
Of course, xenophobia can be nasty, as can nativism, but both are inherent to human nature, which is very tribal. 

Clearly, our tribal nature needs to be controlled in an acceptable and civilised fashion, but this is not what the Editorial Board is advocating. Instead they are DEMONISING it, and with it, human nature itself.

Not so long ago it was human sexuality, i.e. particular forms of it (now deemed a private matter and no business of the state) that was demonised, and before that it was our propensity (inherited from Adam and Eve) to disobey divine, i.e. priestly and state authority, which was demonised as "original sin" and, we were told by the priesthood, would lead to eternal damnation, unless we submitted to church/state authority and ideology.

Human tribalism and prejudices (perfectly natural, in favour of one's own tribe, race or ethnic group) are the new "original sin", which only submission to state ideology and authority (now firmly in the hands of "progressive academia", who are heirs of the medieval clergy) can save us from eternal damnation for, not as heathens or heretics, as in the past, but as "racists", "nativists" and "xenophobes".

Xenophobia is just one side of a single coin, on the other side of which is love of the familiar and one's own.

We should be working WITH human nature, not DEMONISING it as a source of spurious moral authority, power and personal advantage.

The Genius of Conmen Like Donald Trump

Chickens, Home to Roost

By Maureen Dowd, March 5 2016 (LINK to article)
"The genius [of conmen like Donald Trump] lies in figuring out what, precisely, it is we want that gives life meaning and how they can present themselves as the perfect vehicle for delivering on that desire.”
This hits the nail squarely on the head, but I'm not sure that the author realises it.

Most of us have a profound desire to belong to a tribe or nation we can identify with, trust and feel proud of, because we evolved as an inherently and intensely tribal animal, which lost its original tribes long ago, when the first states replaced them. Thus, Trump's slogan of "making America great again". 

Only it's not just Trump who manipulates Americans' tribal nature in this way, ALL politicians do, as does the media, right across the political spectrum, and capital (brands being substitute tribes). They all want you to identify with AMERICA as your tribe or nation. Why? Because that is how the SYSTEM works for THEM.

Only America is NOT a genuine nation, but a mercenary "patron state" deceitfully posing as a nation (like all states, including my own), in order to legitimise itself, its ruling elites and the immense power they wield and abuse.

It is surely no coincidence that we trivialise, ridicule or demonise our tribal nature (tribalism!), rather than giving it the serious attention and study it deserves. Thus, is the system able to manipulate and exploit it without us realising what is going on.

I elaborate on these ideas HERE.