Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Nan Hayworth's Bid for NY-19

This is Nan Hayworth, a candidate for Congress in New York's 19th District. I am helping to manage her elections HQ.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

What Ohio Tells Us About Obama - Hotline On Call

What Ohio Tells Us About Obama - Hotline On Call

Democracy in America

In America, it is nearly a ubiquitous truism that ours is a democratic nation. In popular imagination, all virtues spring forth from the fountainhead of democracy, and all vices consist of democracy's aristocratic or reactionary opposition. Yet we were blessed with the founders' vision to anticipate the instability and capriciousness of mob-majority rule, and our Constitution was imbued with individual rights, sanctioned by no less than the Almighty itself.

The terms democracy, freedom, and liberty are retained in our popular vernacular without meaningful engagement of the historical circumstances that gave rise to them in the culture. The intellectual doctrines of the progenitors of these terms, Locke, Paine, Madison, and Jefferson, among others, are obliterated in the people's education, while their persons are held aloft as exemplary and heroic. Over time, even as their names are retained for the expediency of politicians, these great thinkers' innovations and exhortations have tended to become distant, inaccessible, and ultimately, obsolete.

Over time such conceptual errors as the conflation of majoritarian fiat and individual liberty, surely propagated by the enemies of freedom, prove fatal. We are at pains to point out that the American revolution, which was not simply a revolt against the tax-slavery of Britain, but rather an unprecedented revolution of philosophical bearings away from collectivist tyranny, turned out as it did almost precisely because it was not the French Revolution. In France, democratic fervor soaked the decrepit land in blood, providing fertile soil for the regrowth of an authoritarian form of governance. Sprung forth from the chaotic masses was the spirit of nationalism, which renounced the emancipatory powers of self-rule, and instead crowned an emperor.

Thus, in revolutionary France, unbridled passion led the unthinking mob to dethrone a monarchical despot, only to cede all power to a nationalistic dictator. At least the monarchy had the wisdom of studied self-preservation on its side; the new regime, self-confident and poised to sweep up the continent, embarked on a heady crusade to remake the ancien regimes of Europe in its own image.

The impending disaster of the Napoleonic Wars foreshadows the experience of twentieth century Germany, whose National Socialist movement was nearly as romantic and just as collectivist; but the latter departed from the French by implementing "scientific" methods of manipulating and controlling society. We are loathe to point out that the great dictator was democratically elected. The formula strikes the modern-day American as hauntingly familiar.

From the great upheavals of the modern era, we may trace a thin pencil line back to the Fourth Crusades, whose impulsive sacking of Constantinople removed a Christian bastion stemming the rising tide of the Musselman. Therefrom we may leap back to the doomed Sicilian expedition of the Athenians, a hasty gambit that was pitched to the war-weary citizens by demagogues in the language of greed and glory. The dispassionate historian Thucydides displays the Athenian ploy's divergence from reality as a retreat into sheer hubris.

The common theme of these historical events is that there is no "wisdom of the people," as a populist politician of late would have us believe. The desire to promote "the common good," as the current opposition party has enshrined in its latest pledge to the American people, is as vacuous and venal as the politicians themselves choose it to be, and is merely an homage to the democratic status quo.

With each passing generation, we depart from the exceptionalism that is the hallmark of the American tradition, the individual and his capability of transforming the world through humility, hard work, and rational self-interest. America's reverence for the individual is what made it a shining beacon to the world, driving millions to come to this nation's shores. Today, the individual is culturally and politically absent, brushed away from the history books, and disappearing into competing democratic mobs.

As Alexis de Tocqueville put it in his prescient introduction to Democracy in America:

The poor man retains the prejudices of his forefathers without their faith, and their ignorance without their virtues; he has adopted the doctrine of self-interest as the rule of his actions without understanding the science that puts it to use; and his selfishness is no less blind than was formerly his devotion to others.

Self-interest devoid of rationality is anathema to civil society; and it is no surprise that the deposed oligarchs of the ancien regime would eventually seek vengeance upon the wayward children of the European and American revolutions by retaining the politically useful aspects of their historical movements, while stripping them of their redeeming cores.

In Europe, the supposedly ineluctable drive for equality gave way to uncritical reception of the primitive ideology of socialism. The irony of socialism is that it does not lead to the promised utopia of perfect equality, but rather to a state of severe impoverishment of the preponderance of the people, led by the naturally self-interested oligarchs who impose a socially ossified system.

The genius of the American revolution is that its core tenet of liberty nurtures men who learn to rule themselves. A hardy, self-directed people, innocently propelled to meet their own needs, provides the general equality conducive to what Aristotle considered the best society, the one directed by a vibrant middle class.

America's impending reversal from individual rights and resultant self-reliance to a political system of paternalism and patronage will foist conditions on the nation that will appear in many respects like pre-revolutionary France. The hard left has deliberately fostered revolutionary conditions in this nation and has sought to implement social upheaval that will engulf the American people and lead to the return of the state. The imagined revolution will feature the reaction of the increasingly mislabeled "conservatives," who now find themselves in the awkward position of radicals, strangers in a strange land.

Should the dreaded hour arrive when we are forced to choose, when our nation reaches some unforeseen but steadily approaching breaking point, will we choose the "democratic" revolution of France or the individualist revolution of our forefathers? Our country's clamoring for "democracy" will presage socialism, the chosen model of the beneficiaries of the welfare state, as well as the preferred ideology of elites who seek to return man to a neofeudal order animated by the secularized religion of altruism. If we persist in our ignorance of the perils of democracy, we will undoubtedly choose in error, and become prey to the hubris that precedes all calamitous falls.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Time to Bring Back the Nuremburg Trials

From CNS News:

In a video interview this week, White House Office of Science and Technology Director John P. Holdren told CNSNews.com that he would use the “free market economy” to implement the “massive campaign” he advocated along with Population Bomb author Paul Ehrlich to “de-develop the United States.”

BreitbartTV comments:

In his role as President Barack Obama’s top science and technology adviser, Holdren deals with issues ranging from global warming to health care.

“A massive campaign must be launched to restore a high-quality environment in North America and to de-develop the United States,” Holdren wrote along with Paul and Anne H. Ehrlich in the “recommendations” concluding their 1973 book Human Ecology: Problems and Solutions.

Is anybody guffawing now at my comment that environmentalism is more dangerous than Nazism? That the Nazis were selective in their hatred and their goals to exterminate the Jews, Slavs, and Roma, and are thus pikers philosophically when compared to the environmentalists, who at their core despise the entire human race?

We are in a race against time against the nihilists and anti-humanists who are the brains behind the "green movement" (and the cultural marxists who embed "green values" in the culture). Environmentalists at their core believe, along with the Nazi Heidegger, that "the essence of humanity is existence." Sorry, I side with Ayn Rand, who posited that the essence of humanity is life.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

A Post-Mortem on the American Dream

F.A. Hayek, from his essay "The Intellectuals and Socialism" (which reads oddly similar to Thomas Sowell's "Intellectuals and Society"):

Speculations about the possible entire reconstruction of society give the intellectual a fare much more to his taste than the more practical and short-run considerations of those who aim at a piecemeal improvement of the existing order. In particular, socialist thought owes its appeal to the young largely to its visionary character; the very courage to indulge in Utopian thought is in this respect a source of strength to the socialists which traditional liberalism sadly lacks. This difference operates in favor of socialism, not only because speculation about general principles provides an opportunity for the play of the imagination of those who are unencumbered by much knowledge of the facts of present-day life, but also because it satisfies a legitimate desire for the understanding of the rational basis of any social order and gives scope for the exercise of that constructive urge for which liberalism, after it had won its great victories, left few outlets. The intellectual, by his whole disposition, is uninterested in technical details or practical difficulties. What appeal to him are the broad visions, the spacious comprehension of the social order as a whole which a planned system promises.

Perhaps Hayek here overlooks the visionary appeal of the American Dream, which drew masses of disaffected and suffering people from around the world to these shores to make their fortunes and to enjoy the fruits of liberty. The question arises: Is the American Dream the utopian, but nearly realizable, essence of free market capitalism?

The reason I ask is because if the American Dream is a rival to the millenarian vision of socialism, then it may explain why the socialists seek to crush it, in word and deed. The numerous articles by the leftist pseudo-mainstream press, of the ilk of Time and of CNN, triumphally declaring the American Dream "dead," in conjunction with policies that make it self-defeating to pursue wealth, seem to target the upwardly mobile middle class.

When people are rewarded not for merit or hard work, but by such tangentials as gender, race, or class, then the American Dream is effectively dead. The accumulation of wealth in a debauched capitalist system indeed becomes a "gamble and a lottery," as Keynes put it, and the system takes on the Rawlsian indictment that life under capitalism boils down to a matter of "luck."

When such fatalist sentiments abound, the middle class goes from the Alinskyite characterization of the "Have-a-Little-Want-A-Little-Mores" to beggars at the feet of politicians, seeking refuge from the capricious storm of economic life. Is Obama intentionally crushing the American Dream as a prelude to removing all competitors to socialism as the visionary pinnacle of the human story, the real "end of history" as we know it?

The Rosetta Stone of Economic Idiocy

Evolutionary Psychology and the Antimarket Bias - Toban Wiebe - Mises Daily

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

"The Cuban Model Doesn't Even Work for Us Anymore"

It took the Cuban commie thug half a century to realize that socialism doesn't work.

The Pit and The Pendulum Theory of Government

In response to the notion that representative government is like a "pendulum," swinging naturally from extremism to conservatism; and that radicalism can be healthy if it leads a people to rediscover the nation's animating ideals:

With all due respect, I've never heard of this Pendulum theory in all the years I've studied politics. It seems to me like blind faith and discounts the steady erosion of rights and Constitutional order that this country was founded on. Our founders, and particularly the Anti-Federalists, certainly didn't believe in a Pendulum theory of government - maybe a Pit & The Pendulum theory of government.

The state, when unopposed, will inevitably devour a society and place it in servitude of the political class. Jefferson, for example, famously cheered the concept of a revolution every twenty years just to strike fear in the heart of the government.

The closest I have read of this Pendulum notion is Dick Stoken's The Great Game of Politics, which posits that in times of economic optimism or desire for prosperity Americans vote Republican and in times of economic fear they vote Democrat.

I am more inclined to side with those who founded the United States who warned repeatedly of how nearly impossible liberty is to regain once lost. Or those who lived in countries that turned totalitarian "out of the blue," like F.A. Hayek or Eugen Richter.

The problem with good-hearted people is that they assume that at their core, human beings are like them - good, compassionate, and kind. This is the Kantian fallacy of believing others think like you. It is simply not the case, as the ghosts of Treblinka, Buchenwald, Katyn Forest, the Killing Fields, Somalia, and on and on testify.

The U.S. is exceptional, but not because the people born here are inured to the evil that lurks in the heart of men. The U.S. is exceptional for its ideals, and for the political system that was founded in this nation, which nurtured the best in men.

The destructive social forces that are unleashed when political systems decay, through ideological deformity and good old-fashioned corruption, are quite similar from polity to polity, as Aristotle pointed out in his Politics. We are descending now into democracy as a transition to oligarchy. Both types of government are short-lived, as our founders knew, and they attempted to safeguard us from them. Both types of government tend to yield to tyranny.

When private property and individual rights are vitiated, voting cannot save the Republic. Elections become contests for mob patronage, and nothing more. The rule of law, once destroyed, fades in the social conscience and the institutional memory of the polity.

It is Pollyannish to believe that simple elections can change the obvious crash course of this country, in my humble opinion. Today's political and social climate compares unfavorably to the 1970s, the 1930s, and the 1910s. Our demise has been deliberately engineered and is occurring before out very eyes, and it is disappointing, but not wholly unsurprising, that people are unable or unwilling to recognize it for what it is.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Loyal Subjects Threaten to Hang Putin by the Balls

A bizarre form of civil society is emerging in Russia. Angered by the government's sheer incompetence and its failure to handle an unprecedented series of wildfires, residents of the Nizhny Novgorod Region are calling for hanging Putin and his ministers "by the balls" (literally) at a meeting with him originally intended to be a neat propaganda piece. Logically enough, the event was ignored by the state-controlled media. Meanwhile, the phrase was borrowed from the dictator himself (Putin promised to hang Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili by the balls some time ago).

Radicals or Slaves

It is has taken two centuries for us to get to this point. With freedom hanging by a thread, the first nation to be founded by radicals may plummet into statism like all the rest. What will it take for us to be worthy of our founders' legacy? What will it take for Americans to take freedom seriously and to fight for it, with all the heart and spirit they have got?

Since the election of Barack Obama, the government has waylaid the American people with a relentless onslaught of unprecedented and frankly, un-American measures. While many greeted this fundamental change of political environment with unfounded hope, it has horrified millions, leading to the formation of a nascent opposition known as the "tea party movement."

Even so, there is a great, "independent" middle that is still so devoid of principle they are unable to take a position on the direction of the country. These self-described "moderates" are either unsure what party to turn to, are apathetic and otherwise pre-occupied with work-a-day life in the sour economy, or are escaping through omnipresent entertainment.

It is beyond reasonable discussion that the United States is being taken over, by stealth, subterfuge, and outright socialism, by a radical cadre of elites. The leftists have admitted as much in word and in deed. And yet a huge proportion of the nation sits on the fence. How did the country get to this turning point, and what should be done to begin to reverse the progressive tide?

The process of de-Americanization has taken place over decades, at least since the Progressive Era. The pivotal institutions the radicals have used to "fundamentally transform" the nation have been public education and the Federal Reserve Bank.

Education in the United States is currently guided by the Department of Education and carried out by radical unions such as the NEA. And now, due to the passage of Obamacare, the government controls college student loans. The history of public education in the United States is seedy, and is guided to a great extent by the thinking of the radical pragmatist John Dewey. As "the father of progressive education" modestly put it:

"I am convinced that the battle for humankind's future must be waged and won in the public school classroom by teachers that correctly perceive their role as proselytizers of a new faith: a religion of humanity that recognizes and respects the spark of what theologians call divinity in every human being...The classroom must and will become an arena of conflict between the old and new — the rotting corpse of Christianity, together with all its adjacent evils and misery, and the new faith of humanism, resplendent with the promise of a world in which the never-realized Christian ideal of 'love thy neighbor' will finally be achieved."

Pretty heady stuff for someone who is often described as a "pragmatist" and a relativist. It has taken decades for the public education system to reveal itself in the minds of Americans as the radical institution it has always been. It will take an immense effort of adults, and particularly, those who matured in the Reagan era, to combat the entrenched radicals. The younger generation is virtually lost, though we must assiduously work to instill common sense in them, and undermine the radical narrative at every convenient opportunity.

Contrary to popular opinion, "the Fed" is not merely a sop for well-connected banks and corporations, it is a plank straight out of the Communist Manifesto. It was formed in 1913, under the statist progressive Woodrow Wilson. The words of John Maynard Keynes, who has become the dominant mind of American economics, bear repeating:

"Lenin is said to have declared that the best way to destroy the Capitalist System was to debauch the currency. By a continuing process of inflation, government can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens. By this method they not only confiscate, but they confiscate arbitrarily; and while the process impoverishes many, it actually enriches some. – As the inflation proceeds and the real value of the currency fluctuates wildly from month to month, all permanent relations between debtors and creditors, which form the ultimate foundation of capitalism, become so utterly disordered as to be almost meaningless; and the process of wealth-getting degenerates into a gamble and a lottery. [...]

"Lenin was certainly right. There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner which not one man in a million is able to diagnose."

There can be no economic reality in a system whose currency issuance is controlled by a central bank. That is the bottom line. As long as fiat currency exists, Americans will be pawns of the government. The political will to fight "The Fed" is precisely tied to the ability of those who understand the problem to articulate it to those who would otherwise have unquestioning faith in the government's ability to maintain a sound currency, and to present the alternative of asset-backed currency.

Education must be liberated from government control and sound currency must be instituted if America is to become a free, prosperous country. Until that time, any talk that we are a free nation is a pleasant illusion, and one that fosters a sense of complacency. We have lost America and we are not free. The government is an alien element, intent on preparing us for servitude to the state. It will take a revolution in ideology and morality to develop the judgment of enough Americans to stand on principle and to find the political will to reinstitute freedom. We are forced to make an uncomfortable choice: We are either radicals for freedom or future slaves.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

The O-Bible: Ayers' Rod

Exodus: Chapter 3

3:19 And I am sure that the Pharaoh Bush will not let you go, no, not by a mighty hand.

3:20 And I will stretch out my hand, and smite America with all my wonders which I will do in the midst thereof: and after that he will let you go.

3:21 And I will give this people favor in the sight of the Americans: and it shall come to pass, that, when ye go, ye shall not go empty:

3:22 But every woman shall borrow of her neighbor, and of her that mortgageth her house, earrings of silver, and noserings of gold, and tie-dyed raiment: and ye shall put them upon your sons, and upon your daughters; and ye shall not be able to distinguish the two.

Chapter 4

4:1 And Soros answered and said, But, behold, they will not believe me, nor hearken unto my voice: for they will say, Obama hath not appeared unto thee.

4:2 And Obama said unto him, What is that in thine hand? And he said, A microphone.

4:3 And he said, Cast it on the ground. And he cast it on the ground, and it became a teleprompter; and Soros fled from before it.

4:4 And Obama said unto Soros, Put forth thine hand, and take it by the cord. And he put forth his hand, and caught it, and it became a microphone in his hand:

4:5 That they may believe that Obama, the dreams of my father, the god of Matthews, the god of Olbermann, and the god of Thomas, hath appeared unto thee.

4:6 And Obama said furthermore unto him, Put now thine hand into thy bosom. And he put his hand into his bosom: and when he took it out, behold, his hand was barren.

4:7 And he said, Put thine hand into thy bosom again. And he put his hand into his bosom again; and plucked it out of his bosom, and, behold, it was loaded with a wad of cash.

4:8 And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe thee, neither hearken to the voice of the first sign, that they will believe the latter sign.

4:9 And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe also these two signs, neither hearken unto thy voice, that thou shalt take of the water of the gulf, and pour it upon the dry land: and the water which thou takest out of the gulf shall become blood upon the dry land.

4:10 And Soros said unto Obama, O my lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slurred of speech, and of a forked tongue.

4:11 And Obama said unto him, Who hath made man's mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind, or the Democrat? have not I, the lord?

4:12 Now therefore go, and I will be thy mouth, and shall say the words that are to be said.

4:13 And he said, O my lord, send, I pray thee, by the hand of him whom thou wilt send.

4:14 And the anger of Obama was kindled against Soros, and he said, Is not Ayers thy brother? I know that he can write well, and probably speaks just as well. And also, behold, he cometh forth to meet thee: and when he seeth thee, he will be glad in his heart.

4:15 And thou shalt speak unto him, and my words shall come from thy mouth: and I will be thy mouth, and with his pen, he will teach you what I shall do.

4:16 And he shall be my spokesman unto the people: and he shall be, even he shall be to them instead of my word, and thee shalt be to him instead of god.

4:17 And thou shalt take this microphone in thine hand, wherewith thou shalt do signs.

4:18 And Soros said, I shall go and speak of peace.

4:19 And Obama said unto Soros, Go, return into America: for all the German Jews are are dead which sought life.

4:20 And Soros took his wife and his sons, and set them upon his ass, and he returned to the land of America: and Soros took the microphone of Obama in his hand.

4:21 And Obama said unto Soros, When thou goest to return into America, see that thou do all those wonders before the Pharaoh Bush, which I have put in thine hand: but I will harden his heart, that he shall not let the people go.

4:22 And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, Thus saith Obama, these children of Marxia are my sons, even my firstborn:

4:23 And I say unto thee, Let my people go, that they may serve me: and if thou refuse to let them go, behold, I will oppose thy war, even thy surge.

4:24 And it came to pass by the way in the inn, that Obama met him, and sought to ridicule him.

4:25 Then his wife took a sharp stone, and cut off the foreskin of his son and cast it at his feet, and said, Surely a bloody husband art thou to me.

4:26 So he let him go: then she said, A bloody husband thou art, because of the circumcision.

4:27 And Obama said to Ayers, Go into the wilderness to meet Soros. And he went, and met him on the mount of Soetero, and kissed him.

4:28 And Soros told Ayers all the words of Obama who had sent him, and all the signs which he had commanded him.

4:29 And Soros and Ayers went and gathered together all the elders of the children of Marxia:

4:30 And Ayers spake all the words which Obama had spoken unto Soros, and did the signs in the sight of the people.

4:31 And the people believed: and when they heard that Obama had visited the children of Marxia, and that he had looked upon their affliction, then they bowed their heads and worshiped.

Chapter 5

5:1 And afterward Soros and Ayers went in, and told the Pharaoh Bush, Thus saith Obama god of the Marxians, Let my people go, that they may hold a sacrifice unto me in the wilderness.

5:2 And Pharaoh said, Who is this Obama, that I should obey his voice to let the go? I know not this Obama, neither will I let these people go.

5:3 And they said, The god of the Marxians hath met with us: let us go, we pray thee, five days' journey into the desert, and sacrifice unto Obama our god; lest he fall upon us with stimulus, or with increased taxes.

5:4 And the king of America said unto them, Wherefore do ye, Soros and Ayers, let the people off from work? Do they not already have Labor Day and Martin Luther King day? get you unto your burdens.

5:5 And the Pharaoh Bush said, Behold, the people of the land now are many, and ye make them rest from their burdens.

5:6 And Pharaoh commanded the same day the social workers of the people, and their officers, saying,

5:7 Ye shall no more give the people cheese to make Velveeta bricks, as heretofore: let them go and gather cheese for themselves.

5:8 And the tale of the cheese bricks, which they did get from the Salvation Army heretofore, ye shall lay upon them; ye shall not diminish ought thereof: for they be idle; therefore they cry, saying, Let us go and sacrifice to Obama.

5:9 Let there be more work be laid upon the men, that they may labor therein; and let them not regard vain words.

5:10 And the social workers of the people went out, and their officers, and they spake to the people, saying, Thus saith the Pharaoh Bush, I will not give you cheese.

5:11 Go ye, get you cheese where ye can find it: yet not ought of your work shall be diminished.

5:12 So the people were scattered abroad throughout all the land of America to gather peanut butter instead of cheese.

5:13 And the social workers hasted them, saying, Fulfil your works, your daily tasks, as when there was cheese.

5:14 And the officers of the children of Marx, which Pharaoh's social workers had set over them, were beaten, and demanded, Wherefore have ye not fulfilled your task in making cheese brick both yesterday and to day, as heretofore?

5:15 Then the officers of the children of Marx came and cried unto the Pharaoh Bush, saying, Wherefore dealest thou thus with thy wards of the state?

5:16 There is no cheese given unto thy servants, and they say to us, Make cheese bricks: and, behold, thy servants are beaten; but the fault is in thine own people.

5:17 But he said, Ye are idle, ye are idle: therefore ye say, Let us go and do sacrifice to Obama.

5:18 Go therefore now, and work; for there shall no cheese be given you, yet shall ye deliver the tale of cheese bricks.

5:19 And the officers of the children of Marxia did see that they were in evil case, after it was said, Ye shall not diminish ought from your cheese bricks of your daily task.

5:20 And they met Soros and Ayers, who stood in the way, as they came forth from Pharaoh:

5:21 And they said unto them, Obama look upon you, and judge; because ye have made our savior to be abhorred in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his servants, to put an M-16 in their hand to slay us.

5:22 And Soros returned unto Obama, and said, Obama, wherefore hast thou so evil entreated this people? why is it that thou hast sent me?

5:23 For since I came to Pharaoh to speak thy name, he hath done evil to this people; neither hast thou delivered thy people cheese at all.

Chapter 6

6:1 Then Obama said unto Soros, Now shalt thou see what I will do to the Pharaoh Bush: for with a strong hand shall he let them go, and with a strong hand shall he drive them out of this land.

6:2 And Obama spake unto Soros, and said unto him, I am THE OBAMA:

6:3 And I appeared unto Matthews, unto Olbermann, and unto Thomas, by the name of Barack Hussein Obama, but by my name Soetero was I not known to them.

6:4 And I have also established my covenant with them, to render unto the radical left the land of Washington, the land of the pilgrims, wherein they were strangers.

6:5 And I have also heard the groaning of the children of Marxia, whom the Americans keep in bondage; and I have remembered my covenant.

6:6 Wherefore say unto the children of Marxia, I am The Obama, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Americans, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great reparations:

6:7 And I will take you to me for a people, and I will be to you a god: and ye shall know that I am Obama your god, which bringeth you out from under the burdens of America.

6:8 And I will bring you in unto the promised land, concerning that which I did swear to give it to Matthews, to Olbermann, and to Thomas; and I will give it you for an heritage: I am The Obama.

6:9 And Soros spake so unto the children of Marxia in the voice of Obama: but they hearkened not unto Soros for anguish of spirit, and for cruel bondage.

6:10 And the Obama spake unto Soros, saying,

6:11 Go in, speak unto the Pharaoh Bush king of America, that he let the children of Marxia go.

6:12 And Soros spake before Obama, saying, Behold, the children of Marxia have not hearkened unto me; how then shall Pharaoh hear me, who am of uncircumcised lips?

6:13 And Obama spake unto Soros and unto Ayers, and gave them a charge unto the children of Marxia, and unto the Pharaoh Bush king of America, to bring them out of the land of America.

The O-Bible: Soros and The Burning Flag

Exodus: Chapter 3

3:1 Now Soros kept the flock of Kaine, the priest of Moronia: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of Obama, even to Soetero.

3:2 And the angel of Obama appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a burning American flag: and he looked, and, behold, the flag burned with fire, and the flag was not consumed.

3:3 And Soros said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the flag is not burnt.

3:4 And when Obama saw that he turned aside to see, Obama called unto him out of the midst of the flag, and said, Soros, Soros. And he said, Here am I.

3:5 And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is Ground Zero.

3:6 Moreover he said, I am Obama, the god of Matthews, the god of Olbermann, and the god of Thomas. And Soros hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon Obama. For Obama, you see, was not fully white.

3:7 And Obama said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in the ghetto, and have heard their cry by reason of their capitalist taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;

3:8 And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the capitalists, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Reaganites, and the Bushites, and the Jeffersonians, and the Washingtonians, and the Jacksonians, and the Lincolnites.

3:9 Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Marxia is come unto me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Americans oppress them.

3:10 Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto the Pharaoh Bush II, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Marxia out of America.

3:11 And Soros said unto Obama, Who am I, that I should go unto the Pharaoh Bush, and that I should bring forth the children of Marxia out of America?

3:12 And he said, Certainly I will be with thee; and this shall be a token unto thee, that I have sent thee: When thou hast brought forth the people out of America, ye shall serve Obama upon this hill.

3:13 And Soros said unto Obama, Behold, when I come unto the children of Marxia, and shall say unto them, The dreams of my father hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them?

3:14 And Obama said unto Soros, YES WE CAN: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Marxia, YES WE CAN hath sent me unto you.

3:15 And Obama said moreover unto Soros, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Marxia, the dreams of my father, the god of Matthews, the god of Olbermann, and the god of Thomas, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations.

3:16 Go, and gather the elders of the tribe of Marxia together, and say unto them, the dreams of my father, the god of Matthews, of Olbermann, and of Thomas, appearing on the cable news networks, saying, Obama is truly the messiah, yea, Obama is truly the One:

3:17 And I have said, I will bring them up out of the affliction of America to claim the land of the Reaganites, and the Bushites, and the Jeffersonians, and the Washingtonians, and the Jacksonians, and the Lincolnites, which has been told to be a land flowing with milk and honey.

3:18 And they shall hearken to mine echoing voice, and thy fat wallet: and thou shalt come, thou and the elders of Marxia, unto the king of America, and ye shall say unto him, Obama of the Husseinites hath met with us, and we seek fundamental change: and now let us go, we beseech thee, five days' journey into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice for Obama.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

The O-Bible: Chicago and Aurora

Chapter 18

18:20 And Obama said, Because the political machine of Chicago and Aurora is great, and because their voter turnout is very advantageous;

18:21 I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the plan for the mid-term elections, of who is to come after me; and of who will pay to play, we need to know.

18:22 And Obama's staff turned their faces from thence, and went toward Chicago: but Mayor Daley stood yet before Obama.

18:23 And Mayor Daley drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the reliable Democrats along with the wicked Republicans?

18:24 Peradventure there be fifty Republicans within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty Democrats that are therein?

18:25 That be far from thee to do after this manner, to decimate the Democrats with the Republicans and that the progressives should be as the conservatives, that be far from thee: Shall not the Obamessiah do right?

18:26 And Obama said, If I find in Chicago fifty Democrats within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes.

18:27 And Mayor Daley answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto Obama:

18:28 Peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty Democrats: wilt thou destroy all the city for lack of five? After all, we can always register five dead Democrats to take their place. And Obama said, If I find there forty and five, I will not destroy it.

18:29 And he spake unto him yet again, and said, Peradventure there shall be forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for forty's sake.

18:30 And he said unto him, Oh let not Obama be angry, and I will speak: Peradventure there shall thirty be found there. And he said, I will not do it, if I find thirty there.

18:31 And he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto Obama: Peradventure there shall be twenty found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for twenty's sake.

18:32 And he said, Oh let not Obama be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten's sake.

18:33 And Obama went his way, as soon as he had left communing with Mayor Daley: and Mayor Daley returned unto his place.

Chapter 19

19:1 And there came two bagmen to the Chicagoland area at even; and Blago sat in a cafe in Aurora: and Blago seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground;

19:2 And he said, Behold now, good fellows, turn in, I pray you, into your master's house, and party all night, and drink some scotch, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will instead negotiate in your office all night.

19:3 And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in to him, and entered into his office; and he made them a feast, and did bake a nice Chicago-style pie, and they did eat. And one of them had a tape recorder.

19:4 But before they lay down, the police of the city, even the men of Aurora, compassed the house round:

19:5 And they called unto Blago, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.

19:6 And Blago went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him,

19:7 And said, I pray you, brethren, do not frame me so wickedly.

19:8 Behold now, I have just purchased two Thai prostitutes which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these bagmen do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof.

19:9 And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Blago, and came near to break the door.

19:10 But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Blago into the office to them, and shut to the door.

19:11 And they smote the men that were at the door of the office with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door.

19:12 And the men said unto Blago, Hast thou here any besides? son in law, and thy sons, and thy daughters, and whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring them out of this place:

19:13 For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of Obama; and Obama hath sent us to destroy it.

19:14 And Blago went out, and spake unto his attorneys, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for Obama will take down this city. But he seemed as one that mocked unto his staff.

19:15 And when the morning arose, then the bagmen hastened Blago, saying, Arise, take thy lawyers, and thy staff, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city.

19:16 And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his lawyer, and upon the hand of his two staff; Obama being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and set him without the city.

19:17 And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; do not mention my name, neither stay thou in local politics; escape to obscurity, lest thou be consumed.

19:18 And Blago said unto them, Oh, not so, Obama:

19:19 Behold now, I am planning to disclose what I know about pay to play, and thou hast heard all about it from thy chief of staff the serpent Rahm, which thou both sharest all things; and I cannot escape to obscurity, lest some evil take me, or I go to prison and get shivved:

19:20 Behold now, this courthouse is near to flee unto: Oh, let me escape thither, (is the fix not in?) and my ego shall live.

19:21 And he said unto him, See, I have accepted thee concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow this political machine, for that which thou hast spoken.

19:22 Haste thee, escape thither; for I cannot do any thing till thou be come thither. Therefore the location of the courthouse will be near Chicago.

19:23 The sun was risen upon the earth when Blago entered into the courthouse. And Blago did what he was told and did not testify against Obama.

19:24 Then Obama rained upon Chicago and upon Aurora brimstone and fire from out of heaven;

19:25 And he overthrew those cities' political machines, and took control of all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.

19:26 But his lawyer mentioned the name Obama, and he became a pillar of salt.

19:27 And Mayor Daley got up early in the morning to the place where he stood before Obama:

19:28 And he looked toward Chicago and Aurora, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace.

19:29 And it came to pass, when Obama destroyed the cities of the plain, that Obama forced Mayor Daley to resign, and sent Blago out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew all the cities in which Blago dwelt.

The O-Bible: Al Gore and The Yacht

Chapter 6

6:1 And it came to pass, when men began to overpopulate the face of the earth, and filthy human children were born unto them,

6:2 That the sons of Obama saw that the human children were too many; and they clamored for him to declare a one child policy.

6:3 And Obama said, My soaring oratory shall not always strive with man, for he is but flesh: yet my days in office shall be but fourteen hundred and sixty days. Yea, it is better to implement abortion on demand.

6:4 There were giant welfare payments in those days; and also after that, when the sons of Obama came on to the daughters of men, and they bare children to them; Obama was unto them all their sugar daddy.

6:5 And Obama saw that the laziness of man was great in the earth, and the only channels man watched were ESPN and Playboy continually. They seemed not to care any longer for his continual prime-time speeches.

6:6 And it repented Obama that he was president over the entire earth, and it grieved him in his heart.

6:7 And Obama said, I will destroy the men whom do not approve of my job performance from the face of the earth; both men, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; all the ugly animals (though not the cute ones, which had protected status) for it repenteth him that he were president over them.

6:8 But Al Gore found grace in the eyes of Obama.

6:9 These are the generations of Gore: Gore was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Gore walked with Obama.

6:10 And Gore begat three sons, Jones, Mann, and Hansen.

6:11 The earth also was corrupt before Obama, and the earth was filled with carbon dioxide.

6:12 And Obama looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for the unfettered free market had corrupted all upon the earth.

6:13 And Obama said unto Gore, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with carbon dioxide through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with global warming.

6:14 Find thee a luxury yacht of non-petroleum based polymers; viewing rooms for thy movie An Inconvenient Truth shalt thou make in the yacht, and thou shalt pitch it within and without with used car salesman-like aplomb.

6:15 And this is the fashion of the yacht which thou shalt find: The length of the yacht shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits.

6:16 A big screen home theater shalt thou make in the yacht, and with projectors and power-point presentations though shalt fill it; and thou shalt quote nodding scientific experts; with clever editing and false images shalt thou make thy them.

6:17 And, behold, man shall bring upon himself a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die until all shall call upon me for mercy, and I shall lower the waters.

6:18 But with thee will I establish a climate exchange; and thou shalt come in with me in my venture, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons' wives with thee.

6:19 And every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the yacht, to keep them alive with thee; two each of undisclosed gender.

6:20 Of penguins after their kind, and polar bears after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive.

6:21 And take thou unto thee some granola, and thou shalt gather it to thee; and it shall be for food for thee, and for them.

6:22 Thus did Gore; according to all that Obama commanded him, so did he.

Chapter 7

7:1 And Obama said unto Gore, Come thou all into thy viewing room in the yacht; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.

7:2 Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens: and of beasts that are not clean by two.

7:3 Of penguins also by sevens; to keep their seed alive upon the face of all the earth.

7:4 For yet seven days, it will rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance shall be wiped off the face of the earth.

7:5 And Gore did according unto all that Obama commanded him.

7:6 And Gore's movie was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth.

7:7 And Gore went in, and his sons, and his ex-wife Tipper, and his sons' wives with him, and his masseuse, into the yacht, because of the waters of the flood.

7:8 Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of fowls, and of every thing that creepeth upon the earth,

7:9 There went in two and two unto Gore into the yacht, as Obama had commanded Gore.

7:10 And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth.

7:11 In the six hundredth year of Gore's movie, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.

7:12 And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.

7:13 In the selfsame day entered Gore, and Hansen, and Mann, and Joneseth, the sons of Gore, his masseuse, and Gore's ex-wife Tipper, and the three wives of his sons with them, into the yacht;

7:14 They, and every beast after his kind, and all the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind, and every fowl after his kind, every bird of every sort, and especially penguins.

7:15 And they went in unto Gore into the yacht, two and two of all flesh, wherein is the breath of life.

7:16 And they that went in, went in as Obama had commanded him: and he shut him in.

7:17 And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bare up the luxury yacht, and it was lifted up above the earth.

7:18 And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth; and the yacht went upon the face of the waters.

7:19 And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the metropolitan areas, that were under the whole heaven, were covered.

7:20 Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and even the Himalayan icecaps were covered.

7:21 And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every man:

7:22 All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died.

7:23 And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Gore only remained alive, and they that were with him in the yacht.

7:24 And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days.

Chapter 8

8:1 And Obama remembered Gore, and every living thing, and all the other animals that were with him in the yacht: and Obama passed wind over the earth, and the waters assuaged;

8:2 The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven Obama stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained;

8:3 And Obama lifted his hand and the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated.

8:4 And the yacht rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountain Ismellarat.

8:5 And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.

8:6 And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Gore opened the window of the yacht which he had borrowed from his friend John Kerry:

8:7 And he sent forth a polar bear, which swam forth to and fro on ice chunks, until the waters were dried up from off the earth.

8:8 Also he sent forth a penguin from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground;

8:9 But the polar bear found no rest from its swimming, and returned unto him into the luxury yacht, for the waters were on the face of the whole earth: then he put forth his hand, and took the bear, and pulled it unto him into the yacht.

8:10 And the bear stayed yet another seven days; and again he sent forth the polar bear out of the yacht;

8:11 And the bear came in to him in the evening; and, lo, in its mouth was a baby seal head: so Gore knew that the waters were abated from off the earth.

8:12 And he stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth the bear; which returned not again unto him any more.

8:13 And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first year since the release of Gore's movie, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from off the earth: and Gore opened up the sun roof of the yacht, and he stood and looked, and, behold, the face of the ground was dry.

8:14 And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, was the earth dried.

8:15 And Obama spake unto Gore, saying,

8:16 Go forth of the yacht, thou, and thy ex-wife, and thy sons, and thy sons' wives, and thy masseuse with thee.

8:17 Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with thee, of all flesh, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth.

8:18 And Gore went forth, with his masseuse, and his sons, and his ex-wife, and his sons' wives with him:

8:19 Every beast, every creeping thing, and every fowl, and whatsoever creepeth upon the earth, after their kinds, went forth out of the yacht.

8:20 And Gore built an altar unto the sun god; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.

8:21 And Obama smelled a sweet savour, somewhat like southern BBQ; and Obama asked himself, why was I not invited? There can be no other gods but me! Then again, is there not enough room for cultural diversity? he reflected. I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done. There are death panels for that.

8:22 While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease. But we can always blame man for it.

Chapter 9

9:1 And Obama blessed Gore and his sons, and said unto them, Be deceitful, and always lie, and prevaricate upon the earth.

9:2 And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every small business owner, and upon every corporate CEO, upon all that tradeth upon the earth, and upon all the enterprises of the earth; into your hand are they delivered.

9:3 Everything that produceth carbon dioxide shall be for thee a source of revenue; even as the green herb has given you all thy inspiration.

9:4 And human flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall itself be taxed until it is no longer a source of pollution.

9:5 And surely the blood of your lives will the earth's balance require; for the benefit of every beast shall it require it; and for the sake of all living things will I require the life of man.

9:6 Whoso sheddeth man's blood, is doing the earth a great service: for in the image of Obama has man been made.

9:7 And you, be ye deceitful, and always lie; bring forth lies abundantly in the earth, and multiply them therein.

9:8 And Obama spake unto Gore, and to his sons with him, saying,

9:9 And I, behold, I establish my climate exchange with you, and with your seed after you;

9:10 And with every living creature that is with you, of the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you; from all that go out of the yacht, to every beast of the earth.

9:11 And I will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth. There are more efficient ways to decrease the numbers of man.

9:12 And Obama said, This billion dollar grant is a token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, except mankind, for perpetual generations:

9:13 I will set my climate exchange in Chicago, and it shall be a source of endless revenue and wealth redistribution upon the earth. For the sin against climate is great, and demands retribution.

9:14 And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the smiling face of Gore shall be seen in the cloud:

9:15 And I will remember my covenant to make thee a climate exchange, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh, but mankind; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.

9:16 And Gore's face shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between me and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth, save mankind.

9:17 And Obama said unto Gore, This is the token of the covenant, which I established between me and all save the humans that are upon the earth.

From the The O-Bible

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Evolution of Modern Philosophy in a Nutshell

1-Kant rejected reality.

2-Hegel rejected logic.

3-Existentialism rejected reason.

4-Post-modernism rejected philosophy itself, hence the name post-philosophy.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Frogs and Limies Clamor for More Fly Tostadas

Don't ask me what the headline means, all I know is that the Brits and Frenchies are rioting because their respective governments want to raise the retirement age. What, I have to not work longer?

Strikes in France, London foreshadow more protests (in the United States)
Strikes wallop commuters and tourists in France and London; more protests to come in Europe

PARIS (Associated Proletariat) -- French strikers disrupted trains and planes, hospitals and mail delivery Tuesday amid massive street protests over plans to raise the retirement age. Across the English Channel, London subway workers unhappy with staff cuts walked off the job.

The protests look like the prelude to a season of strikes in Europe, from Spain to the Czech Republic, as heavily indebted governments cut costs and chip away at some cherished but costly benefits that underpin the European good life -- a scaling-back process that has gained urgency with Greece's euro110 billion ($140 billion) bailout.

In France, where people poured into the streets in 220 cities, setting off flares and beating drums, a banner in the southern port city of Marseille called for Europe-wide solidarity: "Let's Refuse Austerity Plans!" The Interior Ministry said more than 1.1 million people demonstrated throughout France, while the CFDT union put the number at 2.5 million.

Some commuters were annoyed by the disruptions -- even in strike-inured France.

"I'm just getting tired of this because this is not the first time," [cue laugh track] said Henda Fersi, a passenger at the Part-Dieu train station in Lyon in southeast France. "I understand the strikers' point of view but, still, they put us in a difficult situation and we're penalized." [Continued?]

Oh to be young and French and sympathetic to the Internationale, but in a bind to get to the croissant bistro on time!

The Great Brainwash

Utopianism: The vain attempt to realize the good by doing evil

Pragmatism: The ends justify the means

Sustainability: Improving the economy by forbidding productivity

Environmentalism: Sacrificing man to nature

Human rights: Helping human beings by doing nothing

Civil rights: Legalization and crystallization of group differences while dismissing the individual

Dialogue: Substituting opposition to evil with idle rhetoric

Political Correctness: Self-censorship

Civility: Passivity

Social justice: Patron-client Favoritism

Economic justice: Government control of economy

Democratization: Advancing freedom through coercion

Keynesianism: Eliminating debt through massive spending

The International Community: World Communism

Monday, September 6, 2010

And You Thought All Terrorist Groups Were Islamic? Wrong!

Weary of hearing the leftists drag out the rotting corpse of Timothy McVeigh whenever they want to smear "right-wingers" as potential terrorists, I thought I'd document just a few international terrorist groups that are animated by leftist ideology.

ETA - "Euskadi Ta Askatasuna, or ETA (English: Basque Homeland and Freedom; pronounced [ˈɛːta]), is an armed Basque nationalist and separatist organisation. The group was founded in 1959 and has since evolved from a group promoting traditional Basque culture to a paramilitary group with the goal of gaining independence for the Greater Basque Country from a Marxist-Leninist perspective." [Wiki]

Tamil Tigers - From International Socialism Journal or ISJ (http://www.isj.org.uk/index.php4?id=182&issue) "But there is nothing specifically Islamist about the methods of the suicide bomb. The leading practitioners of suicide attacks as a weapon do not come from the Middle East, nor are they Muslims. They are the Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka, whose ideology is not religious but ‘Marxist-Leninist’ (though their cultural background is Hindu), and whose aim is the secular goal of national liberation. Robert Pape, who has closely analysed suicide attacks between 1980 and 2003, reckons they are responsible for the biggest single group of attacks—some 76 out of a total of 315. This is more than the number committed by the Palestinian group Hamas."

FARC - "The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People's Army (Spanish: Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia – Ejército del Pueblo), also known by the acronym of FARC or FARC-EP, is a Marxist-Leninist revolutionary guerrilla organization based in Colombia, which is involved in the ongoing Colombian armed conflict. FARC-EP is a peasant army which has proclaimed itself as a revolutionary agrarian, anti-imperialist Marxist-Leninist organization of Bolivarian inspiration."

And: "FARC has been accused of committing violations of human rights by numerous groups, including the Colombian government, U.S. government, European Union, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, and United Nations.

A February 2005 report from the United Nations' High Commissioner for Human Rights mentioned that, during 2004, 'FARC-EP continued to commit grave breaches [of human rights] such as murders of protected persons, torture and hostage-taking, which affected many civilians, including women, returnees, boys and girls, and ethnic groups.'"

PBCP - "The Purba Banglar Communist Party (PBCP) is among the many Maoist splinter organizations in Bangladesh. It was founded in the year 1968 following a split in the Bangladesh Communist Party (BCP). The PBCP has a revolutionary agenda of capturing state power through armed struggle. Its draws inspiration from the Chinese revolution."

And: "PBCP cadres have reportedly been involved in acts of murder, robbery, extortion, land grabbing and abduction for ransom. Bangladesh Home Minister Altaf Hossain Chowdhury said, on April 8, 2002, in Parliament that the PBCP was being encouraged by the Opposition to cause disturbances in some parts of the country. Speaking in the context of all outlawed parties, and that includes the PBCP, the Minister added that 'Members of the outlawed parties are involved in rape, murder, dacoity, extortion, and other terrorist activities', as well as in land grabbing."

Documentation of their activities (pretty long): http://www.satp.org/satporgtp/countries/banglades...

CPI-M - "The Maoist Communist Centre of India (MCC) and the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) People's War (also known as the People's War Group or PWG) merged to form a new entity, the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist). Both organizations shared their belief in the 'annihilation of class enemies' and in 'extreme violence as a means to secure organizational goals.' [...]

'However, significant ideological divisions did exist in the past, with the PWG adhering to a Marxist-Leninist 'line', while the MCC embraced Maoism. These differences have now been ironed over, with Maoism prevailing, in the words of PWG Andhra Pradesh State 'Secretary', as "the higher stage of the M-L (Marxist-Leninist) philosophy. Marxism-Leninism-Maoism will be the ideological basis guiding its (CPI-Maoist's) thinking in all spheres of its activities." The new entity has reaffirmed its commitment to the classical Maoist strategy of 'protracted armed struggle' which defines its objectives not in terms of the seizure of lands, crops, or other immediate goals, but the seizure of power. Within this perspective, participation in elections and engagement with the prevailing 'bourgeois democracy' are rejected, and all efforts and attention is firmly focused on 'revolutionary activities' to undermine the state and seize power."

Source: http://www.satp.org/satporgtp/countries/india/ter...

There are so many Marxist/Communist scumbags and too little time to document them all. Suffice it to say, the laundry list of leftist terrorist attacks is a mile long, while those of American conservatives is minute, and of libertarians, non-existent. When one believes in an ideology that sanctifies life, then one attempts to preserve life. When one loathes life and has no respect for the individual, one might find oneself in a leftist or Islamist death cult strapping on a suicide belt. And for what? To bring a paradise on earth?

The diabolical end of leftism is that it convinces its adherents that they can achieve the good by performing evil. It is a great switch that makes a virtue out of destruction, justifies all manner of immorality, and rationalizes killing as a "sacrifice for the betterment of man." At the end of both leftism and Islamism is faith: The faith that destruction clears the way for utopia. Neither have solutions for man's plight except to level all and begin again. Disposing of reason and truth, leftism envisions a mystical transition from cataclysm to communism, while Islamism envisions the mass murder of infidels as preparation for the thirteenth imam. The secular socialists and the religious socialists have identified peace,truth, rationality, and justice as the enemy and are rampaging across the planet in senseless acts of violence to achieve their unachievable aims.

Obama assails GOP, promotes new jobs program

Obama assails GOP, promotes new jobs program

People don't need more roads, they need a reason to freaking drive them.

Thales' Dream

It is a rock thrown from the Earth towards the stars. It has left the Solar System behind and is speeding forward into the unknown. It is an affront to the gods. It rides the waves of the cosmic ocean with a proud smirk. It is a triumph. It defies space and time. It is an interstellar caravel sailing to the coast of chaos.

Rewind two and a half thousand years back. A man is looking up into the night sky in a cypress grove on the coast of Ionia. He does not yet know that his thought would trigger a chain reaction that would send a rock speeding towards the stars he is looking at.

He begins to wonder. He wants to know. He is not afraid of the world that unfolds around him, like others who had come before him. He sees patterns and order in the universe. He does not want to grope in the dark. It is knowledge he is after. He keeps his mind wide open. He intends to grasp the entire unity of nature.

The man's name is Thales. The idea born in his head was the embryo of the Western world.

Over two hundred years later, another man begins to wonder in a gymnasium in Stageira, Thrace. He can tap into the wisdom of many wise men who had wondered after Thales started to wonder. The patterns that had appeared fuzzy to his predecessors are now crystal clear to him. He removes every obstacle on the path of reason.

The man's name is Aristotle. The intellectual energy released by him shook the universe and created the Western civilization.

Over two thousand years later, a third man far, far away from the birthplace of Thales - across a mighty sea and a gigantic ocean - proclaims that man is free. Though man had always been free, no one had recognized it before.

The man’s name is Thomas Jefferson. He wrote the declaration that sparked a world revolution.

The Europeans’ minds had been free. But their hands had been shackled. Their mind had been caged within their body and could not transform their world.

The Americans freed the flesh that the Europeans had despised so much. In America, the Greek philosophy was released from its captivity and started recreating the world in man’s image.

In Europe, reason had penetrated deep into the structure of matter and far away into space. In America, man conquered space and tamed the atom.

The Americans created a whole new world. They created the entire modern industry and modern technology. They destroyed poverty. They eliminated hunger. They banished disease. Their inventions contracted intercontinental distances to mere hours or even seconds.

They unleashed an unprecedented torrent of energy that encircled the globe and burst outwards into the interstellar sea. They sent a rock racing towards the stars. The living embodiment of Thales’ dream, the Voyager is sending a message loud and clear for all who doubt the power of the human mind.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

The U.S. Government Now Funding Mosques Abroad

The United States is now funding mosques abroad. Every red-blooded American take note of what happens when you cede the intellectual life of the republic and the culture to secular socialist progressives. If the left wants to radicalize and destroy America from within, it sure is pushing the right buttons.

In my opinion, the left wants to stoke a civil war in which it will seize power and establish a tyranny. Leftists believe that underneath the "facade" of peaceful Christian, middle-class America lay a racist, xenophobic, homophobic essence that will be exposed with enough prodding. They want to bring this supposed ugly aspect of America to the forefront by enraging Christians. That the masses have not erupted in reactionary violence baffles the left, and provokes overreaction to every hint of "bourgeois reaction" (recall the delusional drunk who stabbed a Muslim cabby a week or so ago). They pace the tea party with baited breath waiting for a racist utterance; and if none are forthcoming, they invent one for the purposes of smearing it.

The left believes in its heart of darkest hearts that Americans are the scourge of the planet, supposedly because the U.S. exploits the impoverished around the globe. No further examination of the nature of the U.S.' adversaries therefore is required; it is sufficient to know that Muslim radicals oppose America and thus are an implicit ally of the left. Today's left displays a reckless but systematic lack of judgment that belies their intent to destroy the U.S. and level the international relations landscape. Leftists believe they will be glorified in the post-Westphalian carnage and they will be canonized as saints of the new secular priesthood.

Yet the left is bereft of circumspection on exactly how the new world order will be erected. The left knows its project requires unlimited amounts of coercion, heretofore unprobed depths of moral depravity, and the sacrifice of blood in order to sanctify their mission. Since it has no concept on how to cause such a radical transformation, it philosophically denies causality. Since it has no grasp of how such a utopian vision can be established in reality, it denies reality.

If the left really knew how to better the world, it would do it through incremental reform. Instead, its petulant totalitarian drive obliterates all that is good, righteous, and just, as any one who surveys the left's record with an aim for the truth must admit. Leftists are mindless, nihilistic destroyers - nothing more, nothing less.

NewsLiga: Совет Европы не признает слова «мать» и «отец»

This is hilarious. The Council of Europe has voted to ban the words "mother" and "father" from its lexicon. Why, you might ask? Because commies don't want any attachments except to the state - oops - collective. You see, gender is "socially determined" and not at all a facet of man's biology. We troglodytes who think that men are men and women are women apparently don't know dick about gender. But at least the Russians aren't dumb enough to fall for this moronic bit of radical pablum. Story below.

Совет Европы в рамках борьбы за равноправие обоих полов предлагает изъять из официальной документации слова «отец» и «мать». По мнению представителей СЕ, таковое название для женщины звучит унизительно и носит сексистский характер, сообщает InoPressa.

На парламентском собрании СЕ обсуждался вопрос традиционного представления о домохозяйке: женщине приписывается определенная модель поведения, что мешает установлению равноправия полов. А при употреблении слова «мать» воображается «пассивное и второсортное существо и сексуальный объект», цитирует издание представителя соцпартии Швейцарии Дорис Штумп. Кстати, в Швейцарии по данному вопросу проведена четкая линия нейтральности и политкорректности: в деловом общении слова «мать» и «отец» заменены на «один из родителей».

Original at NewsLiga.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Newton Was Right

From a debate with a relativist: 


Perhaps you have some bizarre definitions of “false” and “correct” then. There is always a more precise way to calculate something - this can be done ad infinitum. Someday another genius may find a better way to calculate relativistic stuff and “correct” Einstein. That doesn’t mean the theory of relativity is false.
To claim that the Newtonian theory is false because its calculations can be improved is absurd. “False” means “does not correspond to reality”. The statement “Newtonian calculations are correct with a given degree of precision” does correspond to reality, and therefore the Newtonian theory is correct in this sense.

The Ghosts of Capitalism

The days of paleocommunism, best summarized as the crusade to abolish private property, have come to an end; but the spectre of this diabolical ideology has outlived its bodily manifestation in the worldly entities of the Soviet Union and Maoist China. Thus much of doctrinaire Marxism as a guide to understanding the hard left is obsolete; though today's leftist is still driven to control property as a proxy to controlling people (this is the secret of materialism - control resources and you control people at their basest level of needs), he proceeds by twisting the minds of the hapless masses into demanding enslavement rather than by vulgar outright control of material forces by direct coercion.

The primary propaganda tool of today's leftist is altruism, as Ayn Rand deftly points out. Drawing on insights derived from the schizophrenic philosophy of Nietzsche (who was both an individualist and a Social Darwinistic collectivist of sorts), altruism is but a veil for the left's intrinsic power lust and instinct to control the masses. Altruism is what the masses relate to, channeled through the Judaeo-Christian culture of sacrifice, and according to Nietzsche, is the internalization of the slave mentality. Altruism is the ideological expression of mankind's instinct to survive oppression.

Today's left is much more animated by Nietzschean than Marxian precepts, as Allan Bloom pointed out. Elitists who gravitate to "leftist" propaganda for their dictatorial designs are nonetheless compelled to shut down freedom, which they perceive as the rule of the planet by chaotic mobs. Their lip service to democracy is just that - lip service; for democracy is foreplay for the spiritual rape of authoritarianism.

The remnant of Marxian thought is still expounded in the apparent mission of equalizing environments and stripping them of variation, in order to alleviate the biological strain of adaptation. This requires crushing all values and other ideological or mental motivators, thereby removing all obstacles to conditioning men for a docile geniality to rule. This is an adaptation of Nietszchean nihilism; the purposeful inculcation of a state of man that Nietzsche himself loathed.

"But surely this is an exaggeration, a caricature of the well-intentioned left!" cries the indignant 'well-meaning' leftist. Well, is it? "So how is such a nefarious agenda exposed?" the fellow-traveling altruist can be imagined to ask, though in reality he never bothers to unpack his ideas nor probe his superficial acceptance of them.

In response, it is more than logic that leads us to the conclusion that today's left is as duplicitous as he is insidious; we must proceed from the assumption of 'the best' as that which is most conducive to human life.

If capitalism, for instance, is by its nature exploitation, then let us imagine a world without capitalism. In a world without money, how do men live?

Do they trade the fruits of their labor in kind, by engaging in the primitive practice of barter? No. This does not go far enough for the leftist; it is really the nullification of self-interest that he is after.

Thus we, those who are meant to be slaves, are bombarded with the value system of altruism, which is a term that derives from its roots alter or "other," and ism, meaning "ideology." Altruism is living for others. This is a perfect ideology to instill in slaves who are to be ruled.

It is a profound truth that if the left truly cared for man he would not advocate altruism or oppose capitalism. By profound, I mean it is impenetrable to today's leftist, who only imagines other worlds and does not care to live in the one we're in.

Nonetheless, we will make a vain tribute to the left to point out that the impoverished nations of the world are not in want for their exploitation by capitalist entities, but by their want of capitalism. Ayn Rand put it best when she stated that the world is truly divided into the haves and have-nots: Those who have freedom and those who are in want of it.

Capitalism provides people with a way to help themselves by offering them the opportunity to sell their labor for the means to live. We must assume that nothing is owed us upon our births, by the State or any other collective, in order to follow the argument for capitalism. Furthermore, we should acknowledge, with Marcus Aurelius, the inherent virtue of labor, for the act of creating and producing edifies man.

So we are at pains to point out to the leftist true believer that the areas of the planet most removed from capitalism are the most impoverished. I will retract this statement if one can show me both the causality of man's impoverishment by capitalism, or how the mere act of labor is exploitation, particularly when it is performed for remuneration. Perhaps working to have the fruits of one's labor completely confiscated and replaced with scraps from the redistributionists is an improvement in mankind's condition? Without capital, would exploitation cease to exist? No. Exploitation would be direct and brutal, devoid of any understanding of the contractual, mutually beneficial relationship of the creators to the producers. It would be rule by parasites. An economy without private property and the allowance of the pursuit of self-interest is naked tyranny, which is plainly seen in absence of the internalized slave morality of altruism.

It is obvious to anyone having read the Ricardian economists that trade offers the means to distribute resources according to the demands of those people who desire them most and are able to substitute value for value. Socialism, on the other hand, dictates where resources are allocated according to the preferences of elites who fundamentally utilize the blunt weapon of force to extract them. While capitalism is the most benevolently democratic system of economic distribution, socialism is the most primitively despotic. Reality transcends rhetoric.

So how have leftists convinced so many of the merits of socialism? Simply by vilifying capitalism and the sum of world history with empty "critiques," leaving socialism as the vacuous default. Mises showed us that vigorous and just critiques of socialism are extremely rare, and virtually absent in the universities.

Thus the hapless schleps who fancy themselves among the exclusive elite in the universities lap up the dispensations of their professor-father figures with almost unreflective ardor. They believe that because they are being "critical" of the broader culture, they are truly being critical. But unguided by reason or logic, their mode of "critique" is prostrate, infantile emotionalism at best; and aimless, reactionary opposition, to anything that undergirds (prosperous) Western civilization, at worst.

It is important to understand that today's post-modern leftist lives in a world where values and principles are but obstacles to be leveled and words are but tools to be employed to control his fellow man. Reality being illusory to the leftist, we can extend this argument to point out that money is but an instrument of de facto rule as well.

One might say America's current monetary system is phenomenological; that is, it is based on the ideology that transience in the moment is the essence of reality. The witting or unwitting adoption of this point of view by leftists and their pragmatist hangers-on is what drives them to laughter whenever an economic realist mentions "sound money" or proposes specie as an alternative to fiat (i.e. imagined) capital.

Let us abolish capital, says the leftist, but maintain its ghost; let us give these conservatives their tradition of exchanging labor for capital, and we shall leave the body intact while gutting the moral basis and reality of capitalism. What will remain will be the rotting stinking corpse of fascism to be 'miraculously' reincarnated into socialism in the world-historical rapture. Needless to say, the future communist overlords will pour the dirt over their faces.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The Wall Street Racket

How the Stock Market and Economy Really Work
By Kel Kelly - Mises

The stock market does not work the way most people think. A commonly held belief — on Main Street as well as on Wall Street — is that a stock-market boom is the reflection of a progressing economy: as the economy improves, companies make more money, and their stock value rises in accordance with the increase in their intrinsic value. A major assumption underlying this belief is that consumer confidence and consequent consumer spending are drivers of economic growth.

A stock-market bust, on the other hand, is held to result from a drop in consumer and business confidence and spending — due to inflation, rising oil prices, high interest rates, etc., or for no reason at all — that leads to declining business profits and rising unemployment. Whatever the supposed cause, in the common view a weakening economy results in falling company revenues and lower-than-expected future earnings, resulting in falling intrinsic values and falling stock prices.

This understanding of bull and bear markets, while held by academics, investment professionals, and individual investors alike, is technically correct if viewed superficially but is substantially misconceived because it is based on faulty finance and economic theory.

In fact, the only real force that ultimately makes the stock market or any market rise (and, to a large extent, fall) over the longer term is simply changes in the quantity of money and the volume of spending in the economy. Stocks rise when there is inflation of the money supply (i.e., more money in the economy and in the markets). This truth has many consequences that should be considered. [Continued]

See also: Stocks Kick Off September on Strong Note - WSJ