Archive for March, 2007
Here are “both sides” on global warming: One side says that bureaucrats must take over the world and control all production and all consumption to prevent a catastrophe. This discovery came, by some incredible coincidence, just as socialism, which wanted bureaucrats to control all production and consumption, was breathing its last as a serious idea.
Then there is the “other side.” As usual, all the other side does is react to accepted Harvard to New England to Europe to Canadian opinion, the latest fashion in Political Correctness, where the Global Warming fad came from. So PC says one thing, so all the “other side” has to say is “It’s not, either!”
With this, the Great Debate of the Intellectuals is complete. Business as usual.
And I have another point of view, as usual, which no one but the blog will talk about.
Over the next fifty years the globe is supposed to heat up and then the global freeze will set in. Oceans will rise. Africa will starve. Agriculture will be disrupted.
People keep talking about nature down on the farm. Actually our bread basket has to buy a completely newly-developed seed every few years for wheat so that wheat can stay ahead of the new diseases that pop up regularly. It is not NATURAL to have a whole world in which new diseases can be spread within weeks around the world, so every new wheat version of the potato blight that caused the Potato Famine is ALREADY a worldwide famine producer. We adjust to it once or twice a decade.
It is not entirely accidental that man developed in a million years that saw something like forty ice ages come and go. Our brain is a direct result of the fact that nature was simply changing to fast to allow evolution to allow us to survive.
One of the great phenomena of history was The Little Ice Age. History only discovered recently that there WAS a Little Ice Age. We came out of it, literally, I mean LITERALLY, on top of the world. Whites were challenged for hundreds of years and by the time we came out of it the world was literally ours. Nobody could stand up against a white race that had just faced a mortal challenge.
And a challenge, I might add, of which we had no warning and for which we had no technology.
What about growing food? We use agriculture for exactly the same reason we use oil. It’s cheap. Oil will not be substituted out until it ceases to be cheap. Hydroponics and other methods will not be used t produce food until we get a disaster. See there, I finally did use the Peak Oil idea! It took me this long to absorb it, and now you know why I get so impatient when you don’t absorb my ideas.
So Peak oil it is. And Peak Food it is, too. There has never been a WORD for this phenomenon, and whoever came up with it PLEASE claim it at last
I mentioned before that there was — and I am NOT making fun of this term, I LOVE it! — a Peak Rubber Period just at the beginning of World War II. In the early twentieth century, the dependence of America on Southeast Asia for rubber was the Oil Crisis of the time. Edison and Ford both lost millions in an attempt to develop alternative sources of rubber.
The Peak Rubber Crisis did not occur until America got a kick in the ass from Japan. And Japan attacked us in the first place because we had created a Peak Oil situation for Japan. The world oil supply came from America, and Roosevelt cut off all oil from Japan. He got his war out of that. The Japan, occupying Southeast Asia, cut off rubber from the United States. There was a tire crisis you can see in a few old movies in 1942 and 1943. By the end of the war, artificial rubber had been Develo0ped to the point where, thought natural rubber was still better, the artificial stuff was still being used after the war.
I can barely remember how the newspaper was bound in artificial rubber and how brittle it was. I would go around the house waving my fists in the air and imitating my father, yelling, “Where’s my damn paper!” Those were among the first words I ever learned.
Is natural rubber used for ANYTHING any more? Without the Peak Rubber Crisis, we might have a Peak Rubber AND a Peak Oil Crisis today. White people NEED crises. It is how we developed. It is how we improve.
Global warming? Bring it on!
Today I saw not more “Pete” at the end of every piece, or even once! Maybe Kelso has gotten to us and solved the problem! Kelso always has my gratitude, but like all busy people, those who kept calling him get a major hunk of thanks. If, indeed, Lindbergh has dealt with this.
No one reported tome, but that’s all right. It could be a fluke, but when Peter does not appear in almost 600 pieces of spam and the 8 comments, it is unlikely to be a fluke.
I almost wiped out Trager Smith’s comments, because e was doing the usual thing. Leaving out NO SPAM out to show who is boss. Mr. Webb would put small letters, no spam, no spam, to show he wasn’t skeert of me.
It is not attacks on ME that make me tired. What takes the morale out of me is SMALLNESS. Mr. Webb, of whom we seem to have rid ourselves since I identified him in a way only he and I know, was small and nasty, It was not the insults alone, it was not the “I ain’t askeert” small letters alone, it was not the defeatism alone, it was not the total lack of any points alone, but the combination of smallness, nastiness, defeatism, and mental sterility did wear me down, which is what defeatism is for.
My dedication is endless, but my energy is a limited, and, if you consider me useful, a precious commodity. I am now going through 500 to 700 spams a day to get your handful of comments. I get about as many comments as a small local, but DAILY, newspaper, and from people who will spread ideas, so we are doing VERY well, actually.
I spent thousands of dollars putting in program after program over the years to do my broadcasts, print the book, and so forth. With attention deficit, as some here will testify, that “It only takes a couple of hours” becomes an unfunny joke. You forget EVERYTHING regularly, so a program is a nightmare.
I need for whoever collected all our stuff to put the download information in one place, now that it seems they’ve got it. Once I am sure that it is collected, and I do NOT mean the graphics but the writings and ideas, we are in business no matter what happens to the blog.
I remember in The Godfather II Michael said, “He’s been dying of the same heart attack for thirty years.” After something like this Mr. Webb bit I WANT to quit. Webb is one of those who must destroy all hopes but his own project, like Jews want to destroy all loyalties but their own. But Webb was a fanatical defeatist before he got his money idea.
A fanatical defeatist! Isn’t it time we brought that disease out in the open?
It took a long, long time, but we may have The Peter problem solved But another thing that exhausts me is saying a thing over and over and over and over and over and over and over and then someone acting like they just didn’t hear me. I KEEP saying Kelso must be called if there is to be a spam program here, NOT ME. In response I get comment after comment abut how it would just take me a little while to do so and so.
One win on the Peter thing makes me hungry for more.
Among which were the accusation that I did not attack Buckley’s firing of Sobran afor anti_Semitism and Sam Francis’s iring by the Washington Times for racism. I discussed both in WOL Before a Russian trip, I treated Joe and Sam to supper. Iworked with Sam for saeventy years.
I find it funny how commenters get upset when I’m hard on them, but an insult like this would cause them to lose it, but for me it is routine.
But I simply cannot allow somebody to have repeated ENDLESS comments. A few is OK, and AFKAN earned the right to those with some good stuff. But repeated entries of over 1500 words is just too much.
So Bob, are you saying that Greeks and other southern Euros aren’t white?
Comment by richard
This is a line that is always used to break us up. It is time to deal with it.
If I were to find I was part black tomorrow I would STILL believe exactly what I believe now. In fact, it would give me an extra weapon to work with. So let’s take THAT fact into account before we go on to take this divisive line apart.
First of all, it is a fact of life that most southern Europeans are not AS white as middle and Northern Europeans. The day I deny reality to make someone feel good is the day my name appears in the obituaries.
NOBODY is “white enough.” In the very near future we will be able to make our children into “paint jobs,” who LOOK white or into Aryans, who are truly white to the core. We have all the DNA we need a thousand-fold for that.
We are facing an enemy who wants to destroy ALL of us, Northern Europeans, middle Europeans, southern Europeans. But southern Europeans will sometimes join the ENEMY on that snipe line.
Anybody with the slightest knowledge of Italy knows where the color line was there. There was the rich white north and the poor brown south.
NOBODY is “white enough.” India has advertisements on television for products to make one whiter, and I have great hopes that in this very century there will be a boom in REAL ARYAN children in India. The competition will make them prove they are REAL.
Instead of devoting 1864 words to the virtues of defeatist, AFKAN could be thinking of things like THAT.
If you like beng grim because it is your Realism, let me get frim here. Let me make a life and death point here. The man who shot George Lincoln Rockwell was a Greek who had worked with him and done excellent cartoons for him for years. He was Greek, and he told the police he had taken offense at Rockwell’s reference to Greeks.
The guy who shot Hendrik Verwoerd was also a Greek who claimed much the same thing. I don’t believe either one of them, but Offended Minority is a defense in court, even though the attempt to make “black rage” a defense, which would have given every black in America a hunting license for whites (including Greeks), was turned down.
But if someone is more concerned about my pointing out an obvious reality than in fighting those who want to destroy us ALL, he is not only insane, he is DANGEROUS.
Darker people are not as white as whiter people are. If you can’t live with THAT, you need medical help.
And stay away from me until you get it.
AFKAN just wrote an 1864 word long defense of defeatism as Wisdom. The Mantra is 230 words long.
He gives examples of failures in history. He quotes Charlie Brown and points out that Charlie Brown kept gong after that football. He talks about AMWAY rallies.
What gets me is the sheer amount of WORK he put into this. I can’t positive commenters to put their delicate hands on copy and pasting 230 words, but a defeatist will fight like a fiend, on and on and on.
I mentioned the fellow I thought Mr. Webb might be. He would fight tirelessly for defeatism.
And AFKAN WROTE half of this. The less-than-half was quoting my entire article against defeatism, contradicting it line for line.
He also concluded that no realist COULD have a smile on his face.
Actually, any realistic doctor in 1850, 1900 1950 or 2000 would have had a smile on his face if he had known the real future of his field. In every area I mentioned, I would have had a smile on my face if I had know the USSR would fall or the hereditarian view on race would get to the point that, as noted in LIBERAL publications, no one even bothers to try to refute it anymore. They may say it shouldn’t be mentioned, but the argument against it is over.
I would have had a smile on my face in the 1950s had I known that the old method of choosing children was doomed. That is the area on which anti-whites have put ALL their cards.
I smile when I know that I can NOW talk about what the world OWES the white race. It used to be all abut individuals, but the black reparations movement has opened a fatal gap in their ranks. It will be fatal when we stop writing thousand-word treatises on defeatism and take a look at the REAL world.
The argument over the wisdom and usefulness of defeatists used to be covered by the military law imposed on someone who was spreading defeatism in the ranks.
They were shot.
One should carefully examine all previous defeats. One should look at all possible scenarios of defeat in the future. But no force ever won any war, political or military, by calling defeatism “realism.”
AFKAN is wasting a huge talent and the work WE need in a very pointless way.
I wish I could be inspiring enough to channel a FRACTION of the dedication people put into defeatism for OUR cause.
In his advice to his nephew Wormwood the Tempter on how to damn souls, Screwtape said that one could get humans into the condition in which they regard misery and agony as real, and a child playing in the sunshine as a mere illusion. I can’t find it right now but it looks as if, circa 1940, he had just read a defeatist’s words.
Defeatism has always seemed the height of wisdom. Why? We have a Judeo-Christian religion that condemns most pleasures and demands grimness. For two thousand years monks showed that the more you torture yourself, the happier God is. Wisdom came from crabby old people who were down on life. The happier old people are remembered for the fun they gave us. The nasty old ones are remembered for their Wisdom, simply because they didn’t say anything else.
But the simple fact is that grimness and pessimism are seen as Realism, as Screwtape, to his joy, noted.
Think for a moment. Try to imagine someone being called a “Realist” if he has a smile on his face.
This pairs in nicely with another point I made. If I tell you how the future is sure to be, you will laugh in my face. UNLESS I tell you the future is a blank wall of pure unmitigated misery. Anyone who says THAT isn’t laughed at. The guy walking around with a sign that says “The World is About to End” is a staple in comedy films. But someone who claims the future is a blank wall of misery is considered a Serious Thinker and a Practical Man.
This is not just an error. This is a SICKNESS. Screwtape viewed it exactly that way and was all for it.
I am unable to say what I REALLY think because everybody in the movement is carrying a huge load of baggage they don’t even know about. I can explain the basic problem very simply. Everybody who has never had any money knows all about making it. Anyone who has never even been close to power knows all about it. Every person in the movement has a picture of vast, unified, and above all, SMART powers that guide our destiny. Being where I was makes you a total atheist abut the religion that permeates our movement.
And it IS a religion. And it comes from the same source as religion first came from: We don’t know something so we find somebody who looks Wise and Grim to make up a good story. The story becomes holy. People who have spent their entire lives reading the Holy Books of Conspiracy are no more likely to change their minds than a TV evangelist is going to give up all that Old Testament he read.
So we worship the Brothers Grim. But if you live in a fantasy world, you lost out in the real world. I do not know how many hours I have listened to people explain how Washington works to me, how Capitol Hill works, how lobbies work. I listen, of course. I try to get a LITTLE reality into the discussion, but I have to do it very, very carefully. Otherwise my REAL attitude might show.
Mr. Webb may be a guy I worked with for many, many years.
Finally he became a complete Jewish Supremacist, shouting, “Resistance is useless!”
Then he came up with a newspaper scheme that would make him some money. He tried to sell it to us. He would start with how hopeless everything was with the same story of a card shark, and how the Jews were geniuses and cheated, too, so all was lost.
It was the same spiel, over and over.
BUT, he said, if someone would pay for him to start a local newspaper, all could be won. It was a good scheme, as all such schemes sound, but he had no newspaper experience, and, as I say, I have been through my share of world-saving schemes that also make money.
His first theme, like Mr. Webb’s, was that all is lost unless we buy him a newspaper. If you don’t accept his scheme he is a fanatical defeatist, a fighting, insulting, total defeatist like Webb.
Most people go through that stage early and outgrow it. I had the Only True Way disease a few times myself. But I didn’t try to discourage my whole side to get them to go along. This guy’s second childhood seems permanent.
And a man with as big a mouth as you, MrWebb should certainly have an alternative plan to Bob’s. Can we hear it — or is all you have just the same bullshit? Come on, man — tell us your plan to topple the big bad media. Come on! Tell us Already!
Or can you?
Mark, if Webb DOES come up with a plan and somebody agrees with it, that person will become what Mr. Webb calls a “heel-clicking follower.” So Webb, like all defeatists, has a perfectly good excuse to do nothing.
AFKAN is a very interesting participant in this seminar.
AFKAN, you imagine yourself fully out of fashion. But you are not. I’m a West Coast person and I run with affluent professionals.
It is quite the fashion among them to openly condemn both Israel and Jews. I was at a cocktail party when a Palestinian woman was formally introduced to a crowd containing a smattering of judges, city officials, professors, and legislators. This Palestinian woman made a few comments about the plight of “her country”. This crowd of dyed in the wool liberals wildly cheered her.
If I were a Jew in that crowd, I would have tried to sneak out of the door. I had to pinch myself for assurance that I had not been transported by a time machine to the 1930s.
It is obvious in my liberal City of Seattle that Jews are increasingly not being invited. For example, the odd Jew lawyer in the boutique law firm is being dropped from the marketing brochure, subtly being told to join a “Jew firm”. Jews just aren’t showing up on the invite lists at yuppie shindigs.
And it is almost hilarious watching prominent Jews performing acrobatic maneuvers in transparent attempts to resign from being Jews. They’re Jews “but not Jews” simultaneously.
This is becoming standard. It is almost like they are sensing a coming pogrom, but what they are really afraid of is being out of fashion.
My point is that your dislike of Jews is becoming mainstream, but as always with intellectuals you are pretending to be the rebel.
However, your analysis is well worth reading and far beyond the usual stuff that comes fashion trend followers like the fashionable pro-Palestinian lefties.
Keep contributing to this seminar.
Comment by Dave —
Yes, and who among the defeatists just a little while back would not have lauhed at the idea that the LEFT is where anti-Semitism would be growing while the Right would totally discredited itself by its drooling love of Israel?
Defeatists don’t THINK. So it never occurs to them that there is NO SUCH THING as a Prophet in this world. They think that because they claim to be prophets of Doom, they are somehow practical, not like tea leaf readers. But a Prophet of Doom still claims to be a prophet, and he AIN’T!
You know all those idiots who end up on a hill waiting for Doom’s Day every time some twit claims he has had a Revelation From the Lord? That is EXACTLY the way I look at defeatists. They are just more harmful.
Bob, do you have any idea how handy and helpful this new site is? I really like
the way it’s laid out. Bob’s Mantra and so much other great stuff in such an easy
to explore format. I’m going to spread www.nationalsalvation.net far and wide and
hope everybody else here does the same. A lot of people could actually learn how to
think as a result of this.
Comment by C.E. Whiteoak
I have wanted to pick out my ideas that really matter and put them down this way, but I can’t do it. You know how hard it is for you to edit your own writing.
It takes another mind on my own level to do this. If someone wants to start on this blog,
www.nationalsalvation.net is better than looking at the blog itself
You may want to make some suggestions abut it yourself. Don’t make Dave work ALONE. I am embarrassed to have ignored it for so long, and my apologies.
People find it confusing that, even after it became anti-Israel, Jews kept backing the USSR. No one but me seems to remember the desperate all-out fight against the Strategic Defense Initiative, Kennedy’s “Star Wars,” that was waged by the entire political left just before the USSR collapsed.
Of course SDI was a fake. It was a strategic fake at the time, because it called the USSR’s bluff. For the entire forty years of the Cold War, people were convinced that the USSR and the US were neck-and-neck in science. Meanwhile, the Soviets had almost nothing they didn’t get via spies. The most astounding accomplishment of the USSR was that in seventy years, it did not come up with ONE SINGLE consumer good anybody outside their prison WANTED. Over two hundred million white people, and not one thing!
SDI was accompanied by some unknown security measures. The USSR, strained to the limit, simply could not compete with the West on breakthrough like this, any more than they could ever send a man to the moon. The legitimacy of the whole image of the USSR was threatened, and that image meant everything to the left.
What the left wanted was a world divided into a left and a far left. It was a well-known strategy called “Two Steps Forward, One Step Back.” The left would make huge demands and then settle for half in a compromise with moderate Republicans. They did not distinguish between foreign and domestic policy.
The left wanted all pressure to come from the left. That was the function the USSR served. If we didn’t appeal to the third world, the Soviets would. Each foreign policy initiative on the let, each domestic policy, had some reference to the Soviets. They used the USSR in the opposite way that they used Hitler.
This was not a world that the Birchers were capable of understanding. I had many a Mr. Webb to deal with then, too.
None of the self-styled Realists understood why Reagan’s “Evil Empire” speech caused such an uproar. Something that is less noted is the titanic boost it gave to opponents of the regime in the Soviet Empire.
Let me first talk about the Realist Uncle. Those who worked in the samizdat movement would often say that their worst enemy was not the regime, but their Realist Uncle. On television you would often see a Soviet family sitting around the dinner table talking. We used to do that. We would sit at the dinner table for an hour or two and talk before going tot he other rooms.
What we did not know was that in Russia, there WERE no other rooms. You sat at the table until you moved it and went to bed. So here you were, risking imprisonment with a tiny illegal publication. If you were caught, your Realist Uncle would, at best, lose his permit to live in Moscow. His not reporting you was a felony.
And your Realist Uncle was an old man, who thought he represented Wisdom and, of course, Realism. You listened to him attack you as a day-dreamer for the entire evening around the table, pointing out Soviet Power.
Reagan was exactly what your Realist Uncle was NOT. He proclaimed the Soviet Empire was Evil, which meant that it was not a natural thing, but a blot on the face of the earth. The term “Evil Empire” made the USSR mortal. It was no longer one of the two natural superpowers that EVERY, and I mean EVERY “Realist” said would coexist forever with the West. Countries that routinely killed people trying to escape from them were Evil. Reagan had to put “Mr. Gorbeczev, tear down this Wall!” into his Berlin speech THREE TIMES when his staff marked it out.
The Realists on his staff took it out.
Where in the hell have these “realists” BEEN the last forty years?
Before the last AR Conference I attended, arguably the most prestigious MAINLINE psychology journal in America had a LEAD article by Arthur Jensen and Philippe Rushton spoke at the AR meeting.
Recently the New York Times had a lead article about Shockley, the inventor of the transistor and someone I knew, and it talked about his taking Jensen’s side on the race-IQ issue. It is hard to do a hit piece on the man who undeniably invented the transistor, but the NYT did it. They had to strain to do it.
The NYT made an astonishing admission, “The hereditarian view is now far more acceptable than it was in the 1970s when Shockley championed it.” No pessimist would ever notice that sentence. His eyes are too full of tears. I would never have IMAGINED it could appear in the NYT. But I also never imagined that one of my articles would ever be published in Pravda. So I live in a much different, and realer, world than the ones who call themselves “Realists.”
The NYT went on to quote JENSEN to prove their point.
“Realists” forget what Jensen’s reception was when he did an issue of the Harvard Psychology Review (?). He had assumed, like everybody else, that “modern anthropologists had proven that the races were equal in innate abilities.” He was to do an article on this. Then he found that there was NO evidence AT ALL of this. The fact that EVERYBODY believed it is shown by the fact that he devoted the entire issue 200-page issue of the journal to this subject.
Harvard tried to get all the copies back and burned the ones they did get back.
Book burning. Openly.
Many a time I was told that the hereditarian idea was hopeless. Now the pessimist side, and it DOES seem to be a SIDE, screams that no one can know it.
In the early 1960s I was in grad school in economics. One of my professors was Warren Nutter, one of the top specialists in Soviet economics. The CIA and academia agreed on one thing: the USSR was catching up with the US in production. If you were the CIA and your budget depended on the Soviet threat, would you have called it a paper tiger?
Long before the USSR fell, pretty well everybody was on board with Nutter. As one fellow-student used to say to pro-Communists, “You mean you want the whole ECONOMY run like the United States Post Office?”
No, contrary to what the New York Times will tell you and pessimists will swear to, Nutter did not win this alone, nor did Jensen.
In the long run, in the real world, “Realists” are always wrong. Like futurologists, they play for the market NOW. Their tummy hurts so all is lost. Futurologists say what will get them grants in Futurology NOW.
I base my futurology on the futures I remember living through.
I left off answering Mr. Webb because I didn’t think it was necessary. Then, when I did, Papillon said that she was tearfully glad I did.
I am not doing a very good job here.
When someone comes on with nothing but defeatism and personal insults and you take it seriously, I have failed. Some of my commenters did defend me, which is what one does for a friend when he is insulted, but the fact that this crap impressed someone disappoints me to the extreme.
AFKAN just came up with a list of the great power Jews have, and says that proves they are THE Enemy on whom we must concentrate. Mr. Webb kept talking abut how powerful the media were, and how hopeless it is to come up against them.
I seem to be the only person here who lived through the 1980s. The power that AFKAN ascribes to the Jews in the United States was paltry compared to the power the Soviet Empire had inside its borders. ALL criticism of government was banned, and the name of the tiny publications put out by starving Russians were called samizdat — “self-publications” — which were by definition illegal.
Now here is the important point: EVERY SINGLE professional Sovietologist absolutely agreed with AFKAN and Mr. Webb on this. NOT ONE of the people we paid even hinted that the Soviet Empire would collapse in the last century. Even Science Fiction books by anti-Communists, like The Mote in God’s Eye, predicted a permanent USSR.
PLEASE don’t tell about that college professor you heard abut who predicted that collapse. He doesn’t EXIST. If you discussed any internal collapse, every single expert would do what AFKAN and Webb do; they would just point at the power of Moscow and shout you off the stage.
That happened within my lifetime. That happened LESS than twenty years ago. In 1992, if Perot had not been a nutcase, the polls showed that he was out front and gaining. That was less than fifteen years ago.
So here we are again. The Knowledgeable Ones are explaining to me, AGAIN, that one group is very, very powerful, so “Resistance is Useless!”
And some bloggers STILL listen to them!
I’ve fought alone a long time. At least I now have SOME people with me.
Mr. Webb says that people who read and comment here are the ones who find Bob’s ideas interesting and, in general, correct. He finds this highly offensive and a sign that we are not up to the high standrads of the “new ideas” — unspecified — that he has.
Outside of academia, monopolies, or other authoritarian systems, people will be found where they feel that what is presented is correct and interesting. So if you go to Bob’s Blog, you will find people who agree that Bob is interesting and generally right. If Mr. Webb finds this intolerable, he is in fr a very grim time in this world.
On Planet Earth, if you just jump in and insult the person who is conducting a blog and say everything he says is crap, it would be very strange indeed if those who choose that blog didn’t overwhelmingly criticize you. You see this as a conspiracy.
But then again, you see EVERYTHING as a conspiracy, don’t you?
This is a seminar, not a dictatorship. I would be a bit concerned if Mr. Webb DID get any power in the media, because he does not seem to understand the concepts of free discussion and open competition.
I said that Al Parker was not thinking in his last post. But for Al that is just a correction of someone I know CAN think. I do not know whether Mr. Webb really understgands how the world works at all.