Archive for September, 2010
When I was organizing conservatives in college it surprised nobody that the two biggest groups against the left were mutually exclusive.
The Young Americans for Freedom went by the Sharon Statement and allowed huge differences in how it was interpreted. The one thing they required, though, was that one believe in God.
Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged was at the top of the charts then, as it has been recently. They called themselves Objectivists and claimed only one point of view, but their arguments were as furious as any other group’s.
But the one thing that you could NOT do and claim to be an Objectivist was, of course, believe in God.
On the left there are differences of means but not of ends. If you are a Christian Socialist your ends are the same as those advocated by Communism, Social Democracy, and Marxist Anarchism.
The end is “from all according to his ability, to each according to his need.”
The left agrees this end is difficult to the point of near impossibility, but it IS the end of the entire left.
No one was surprised that the fundamental credo of the two anti-leftist groups were exactly opposite. It was taken for granted that the ideal society of the young, Catholic backbaygrouch would be a shrieking nightmare to the Objectivists, and vice-versa.
I have said before that you have to disconnect your Knee Jerk Button when you read BUGS. Whatever else may be said of Randian Objectivists, they are NOT conservatives in any reasonable rendering of the word.
I formed an anti-leftist coalition, and in that time and place any anti-leftist was a conservative, just as in a European country where 99% of the population are either Catholic or Lutheran, all the other denominations are called “sects.”
On campus all opposition to the aims of the left came under one label. The fact that the two main groups were mutually exclusive did nothing to the fact that they were automatically classified together in Mommy Professor’s domain.
This fact, which we never THINK about, is proof that the campus is, indeed, Mommy Professor’s domain.
The left does, indeed have a single aim. Its ideal is “from each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs.” A leftist priest and a Marxist have no difference on this goal with an agnostic social democrat.
We accept that anyone who does not accept this goal is classified, without question, in the media and on campus, as a “conservative.”
It is sitting there like an elephant in a living room, the assumption that there is one Direction, one Faith, toward which our society aims, and all opposition to the One Direction has been openly classified as a single Heresy all our lives.
But nobody notices.
A writer in National Review was talking about books about alternative futures. He was puzzled that every alternative history showed either 1) Any deviation from our history ends up in disaster or 2) things come right back around to where they are now.
It is interesting that this puzzled statement should appear in National Review, because that is how National Review makes its living.
National Review says exactly what the left does. The only difference is the time line. So if the founders of that publication, with their statement in 1955, were to appear t today, National Review would disagree with them on almost every issue.
The 1955 heroes of the conservative movement are either forgotten or denounced by NR today. This is the definition of respectable conservatism. It is also the REAL definition of neoconservatism..
I always have to use words two ways, the media definition and the real definition. In a seminar I expect commenters to recognize the difference. I was proud that, when I mentioned neo-conservatism and defined it, only one BUGS commenter went into Knee Jerk Mode, ignored the point I was making, and talked about the Neoconservatives as a variation on the Bilderbergers which David Duke and Pat Buchanan have exposed.
The rest just read what I said and got my point.
The term neoconservative means one who is a natural product of our literary market. He is easier to explain as an economic unit than as one holding any beliefs.
Periodically our established religion redefines what may be discussed. These guidelines are never spoken, and I have pointed out that talking about them would be a big help in exposing them.
We all know what the hierarchy of minority groups looks like, but none of us ever TALK about it.
To be a respectable conservative, one fills a slot in our society. He is against what is proposed now, but he is, above all, not an extremist. Like the minority hierarchy, no one ever mentions what an extremist is.
But everybody knows, to coin Talleyrand’s phrase, that extremism is a matter of dates. The Extremist label goes back to about 1970 now, and no one is more furious in denouncing anything advocated before the present date specified than the Respectable Right. That date is the entire story of their industry. That date is their SOLE means of livelihood.
The respectable conservative doesn’t just accept the date now specified to avoid extremism, he is militant about it.
Now let’s go back to that puzzled question in National Review about how all “if” histories wind up showing that We Live in the Best of All Possible Worlds.
Other writers have to make their living in exactly the same world that National Review does. If you say that history could have been better on some other path, you are an extremist. This is the year 2010 on the Path to Progressivism. To make a living or even publish at all, that has to be your guiding light.
Meerkat Manor was one of those programs everybody knew about. It was popular. But it was not unique. Many books and documentaries have been written about the rigid class systems and border wars of all social animals. This was just one of the better ones.
The real lesson of Meerkat Manor, though, is precisely that. In the 1960s Meerkat Manor would have caused a revolution. Back then it was assumed that birds sing only to attract mates, that social systems were totally absent in the natural world.
Therefore Rousseau and Marx and the libertarians assumed that all human social systems, all class divisions, all wars, all divisions between different people, are entirely the result of which system we adapt.
In other words, which Book we build our society around.
As usual, the real lesson here is so basic no one gets it. Every social and political and economic ideology which existed in 1960 should have disappeared without a trace, like the Humor Theory of Galen did in nineteenth century.
But not a single iota has changed. Everybody debates the same old crap. Marx is still a Great Philosopher.
Let’s take a look at one aspect of Meerkat Manor, the struggle for the all-important top meerkat in this matriarchal society. When the old leader died of snake bite, who would take power? We could make a number of guesses, since the old leader was so powerful that she had bred a troop of over fifty.
In meerkat society, the stronger the leader, the bigger the group becomes. With Flower’s death, the troop split into sections, a lead in each.
Another possibility would have been that Flower had bred one of her many offspring that was her equal
But the real lesson here is that we all know what could NOT happen.
What could NOT happen was that the overwhelming majority of the meerkats, who were kept sterile since only the leader was allowed to have offspring, would rise up and take over.
This is the critical point, so no one sees it.
Social animals do not have revolutions.
In nature every revolt is just like what REALLY happened with Communism everywhere. The dissatisfied lionesses might join an intruding male in killing their present mate if they have grown tired of him. Then the new male takes over.
A Communist “Revolution” immediately produces a new ruling class which effectively owns all the property and uses most of it for themselves or their projects. What people do not realize is that, due to our nature, it can’t come out any other way.
Instead of looking at what we now know about animal and human nature, every system that collapses is declared by its proponents to have been somehow “imperfect.”
Mommy Professor will tell you that Socialism would work, that Marx was Great Genius. The rulers of the Soviet Empire and Cambodia just “got it wrong.”
You’ve hears that from the left a hundred times.
Every form of Wordism we have today was written when it was assumed that natural social animals had no property, no territory, no class system, all of which we now assume is impossible even in a society made up of meerkats with brains measured in milligrams.
But the instant we begin to discuss social systems, we go back to a way of thinking a person would be ashamed to take to a discussion of Meerkat Manor.
I spent my life trying to get people to see the obvious, to think about what they already knew. I am always afraid if I talk about anything but the basics, reality will slip away from them.
When he got into the spirit of the Mantra, even Lord Nelson found he was more and more slipping away from it. He found he was very successful when he talked about white countries being “overrun.”
So he went that route, not considering what was happening, until I reminded him of it. If Lord Nelson can make that mistake, the average joe will veer of in the wrong direction and STAY there.
“Overrunning” can be accepted. It does not criticize the Reverend Martin Luther the King or the Holy State of Interracial Marriage. It does not attack assimilation.
The only signal Lord Nelson got as he slid down this oily path was that his argument was suddenly much easier to make. When I pointed it out to him, he recoiled from it like it was a cobra. But who else would mention it to him?
There are no sign paths. World War II vets didn’t become deadly enemies of their own race because they MEANT to. They just found that the more they did it the more their papers hats were praised by the media.
So I stick to repeating and I am very encouraged when I see, especially in General Comments 4, you remind each other of the basics. You MUST learn to go back to the basics again and again and again and again.
We are always looking for ways to get our message across. But we must constantly ask ourselves if we are not succeeding by not saying what they don’t want to hear.
Too many people hack off pieces of the Mantra and seem unable to get my message: I developed the Mantra from PRACTICE, not from a committee.
The Mantra is not a Declaration, it is a TOOL. It cuts them off from each pass, like the Nazi label, I know from a thousand arguments they are going to get off on. “Anaziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews” is extraneous to someone ticking off the points as if it were an English exercise.
The only short Mantra I have found is “Africa for the Africans, Asia for the Asians, White Countries for Everybody.” But that is because I USED it.
The Obedient Generation shows us how easy it is to slip, ever so slowly, into accepting the Party Line. Principled conservatives didn’t do it purposely. They don’t even KNOW they’re doing it.
This leftist-respectable conservative duo was never thought of by anybody. It EVOLVED. Nobody talks about it but me.
The world is much clearer to me, people who never forget the basic principle of supply and demand or Occam’s Razar or other basics. If you get off reality like that, you have to be able to do your usual review of basics and laugh at yourself and correct yourself.
If someone slips, catch him quick.
“America is an idea – an idea that free people can govern themselves, that government’s powers are derived from the consent of the governed, that each of us is endowed by their Creator with the unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. America is the belief that any man or woman can – given economic, political, and religious liberty – advance themselves, their families, and the common good.”
So if you agree with the proposition, you are an American. Being born here means nothing. Then they scream that immigration laws are not being enforced.
If anyone who Believes is an American, we should have what Brazil had when it was being settled. In the harbor was a boat with agents of Portuguese Inquisition, and no one was allowed to land until he had talked it over with THEM.
In a Propositional State, it is the Inquisition which decides who Americans are.
The Republican Party Obedients, like everybody else, knows the Preamble to the Declaration of Independence. Not one of them can recite the Preamble to Constitution. America was not founded to tell the world how it should behave. It was founded only by the American people and for the American people.
If taken as our guide to the world, the Declaration is pure Imperialism. Everyone back to Rome and long before enforced their will on other countries to CIVILIZE them.
For their own good.
The scariest thing in the world a person can say is, “It’s for your own good.”
A person who is doing something he admits HE wants to do has limits on his actions. But when someone is doing something For Your Own Good, he has no limits, no conscience, and no mercy.
When you come up with a concept, it will become warped or it will be ignored.
Warped is better.
A commenter pointed out that Wordism is being confused with objectivity. Since he noticed the subtle changes in the use of the word, I decided to discuss it a bit.
Unlike anyone else who gets a concept used by others, I don’t want to dictate what Wordism is. I would have to write a book on he subject to do that, and I will write no more books. So, as I say, I am commenting on it.
My invention of the term Wordism was to provide a direct counterpart to “tribalism,” “racism,” and a hundred other terms used against any kind of loyalty to one’s own kind.
They talk about Hitler and racism and war to say that loyalties to one’s own POPULATION have a lot of bad things in their histories.
No one can think of any bad things that anti-racism or anti-nationalism ever produced because they assume what they call “universalism” has no history. It does, and that history makes Hitler look like a Boy Scout.
Mao Tse-Tung would have laughed out loud at Hitler’s paltry death rate. Pol Pot would be insulted if his personal destruction a third of his country’s entire population would be not put in class by itself. By European standards, though, Stalin did very well and he did plenty of killing in peacetime.
To find such regular, day-to-day torture, Cultural Revolution and Oriental Despotism in Europe you have to go back the Religious Wars.
The key thing about universalism is that it is a plural. There are thousands of them. Mao and Stalin’s Communism and both sides in the religious wars were universalisms. There would be peace when the True Bible became accepted by everybody. There would be peace when he books of Karl Marx, and the CORRECT commentaries on Marx, were accepted by all.
No price is ever too high for a universalism to win World Peace forever. And each group of Believers BELIEVES that. Everybody must believe the Universal Truth, my set of words, for their own good.
And for your own good, there can be no mercy.
The problem is, they have made their labels like racism and nationalism, common currency, while, as usual, we have not given it enough thought to develop our own.
Now I see that Wordism is used to fit into whatever the person doing the writing is down on.
Wordism can be effective if it is only used in the sense I give it here. Every time one says that overspending is Wordism, it hurts the cause that a BUGSer would make that mistake.
They give all the evils of slavery and Nazism the name “racist.” They are losing the word because blacks use it to denounce any spending cut. But it remains useful to them because they don’t dribble it to mean just anything they didn’t like in the past.
Use Wordist for what it is, and for nothing else, especially your pet peeves.
Wordism is a horror. It is the reality of what Wordists accuse racism of being.
You can’t find many books on the real slaughters for religion. You can’t hear the screams of people dying by fire or by weeks of torture in order to clean their minds out before they are executed, a process Orwell described in 1984. But which was once routine.
Over a billion people were penned in by Communism and the media have no interest in the tens of millions they killed. A hundred million is a reasonable guesstimate. But almost the entire billion people wasted generations under that system, coming out desperately poor after the rest of the world had developed.
I think that is quite enough reality for one word to encompass.
Don’t cheapen it. Use it for the desperately needed truth it is.
I believe it was Carl von Clausewitz who said that “War is the continuation of diplomacy by other means.” Being a militarist, he liked to reduce everything to battle.
But the truth is that there is no difference between war and diplomacy. They are both means to the same end, and one prefers to take the least costly route to ANY end. War is what happens when less costly means give out.
Diplomacy has always been known as the alternative to war. In 1861 the North and South stopped debatint and took up arms.
But I note that our side is becoming very apologetic about this. When they say we are fermenting trouble, no one says that the only way to prevent violence is to put it all on the table. No, we tend to be defensive and talk only about how, technically, they have no right to shut us up because of the first amendment.
In other words, we are back to the time when our spokesmen talked about States’ Rights instead of defending the existence of our race.
Several examples come to mind. When we talk about our side, the left always says that, if we didn’t give in to them, the Communists will get the oppressed on their side.
But how often do we point out that the Weimar Republic had Hate Speech Laws, but all Hate Speech Laws do is what liberals used to say the right does, drive the resentment under cover.
We have GOT to stop thinking defensively.
When I said that I didn’t mind a web site going straight from the Mantra to anti-Semitism someone in General Comments 4 said they would agree since I said it. In short, they thought I was wrong.
Suits me. I don’t want a seminar where people feel obligated to agree with me.
What this sort of thing will be used for by anti-whites will be to show that any mention of the survival of the white race will be used for other purposes.
The answer to that is, “Of course it will!” If you suppress seething resentments they become the PROPERTY of those who want violence.
What is really frustrating is to see is that so many of us are unable to stop hiding under the table. Speech, diplomacy and war are different ways of handling disagreement.
Why can’t our people realize that without me reminding them?
I just wrote an article about the cover up of gay activity by the military in World War II.
Now that women are being brought into the service in large numbers, we all know about scandals that have surfaced, and we also know how hard it is for even a woman to report abuse and how it is impossible for her to have a career in the service afterwards.
We all know how prisons are and how they were when a man who reported only got the report as far as the inmate who killed him. We all know the British “public,” meaning private schools, were all male and homosexual activity was a norm. CS Lewis talks about it as a given.
This is why “Why is this information produced?” is such a critical concern.
There is not a single well-known book about how any of the twelve million Americans in uniform was sexually harassed and how the brass covered it up. Such a book would have had twelve million screaming enemies for whoever was responsible for it.
Kinsey’s “Study,” which was one-half prisoners, is quoted as Gospel, not because it was anything LIKE scientific, but because the information produced suited the purposes of a lot of people.
If such truths were ever allowed out, a generation that controls most of national wealth would be in the position of Catholic priests today. How can a man in an all-male institution protect himself from a charge of homosexuality? Every member of that generation would be tainted.
That information is not produced.
And the fact that we never concentrate on why information is produced is what makes the suppression so vigorous. If we looked at this sort of thing the way we look at ex-convicts, that a lot of them were probably forced to have same-sex and others got to like it, it might be discussed.
But when this came out about the priests, it was a huge blow to the Church and made men who had dedicated their lives to the Church ashamed of their collars.
By now we all know that what makes most really huge scandals uncontrollable is the cover-up.
Everybody knows, but nobody says, that you don’t become a bishop in the Catholic Church by being naive. Every single bishop knew what was going on. Court testimony shows that priests who were not molesters would just ignore a boy’s cries for help.
This is an entirely different business from a percentage of priests, or firemen, or police, or any other group contains a certaining number of perverts. It was not that it happened, but that the Church kept it secret and took no real action that caused the explosion.
Like worshippers of the Greatest Generation, the Catholic laity did not want to consider the certainty that an ABSOLUTE absence of news in this matter needed to be checked out.
The 10% figure for male homosexuality, that is, men who actually PREFER sex with other men to sex with women, stays unquestioned at 10% is an example of this sort cowlike acceptance.
When you deal with information, the WHY is as important as the WHAT.
Why is information produced?
The official media figure for male homosexuals is 10%. No one asks where it came from. It came from a Kinsey Report, Sexual Behavior In The Human Male, in the 1950s. The Kinsey study was known by all because it had lots of headlines in it for newspapers in an age when sex was not openly discussed much.
No one knows where this came from. Kinsey was himself a homosexual, and half of his study subjects were in prison. So when he reported that 10% of males were homosexuals, he also found that half of all males had had homosexual sex.
In the 1950s prison a solid majority of males had had homosexual sex. In fact, one of the reasons so many less prisoners today do NOT have this unwelcome experience is because we talk about it, and it can be reported.
The best estimate I have seen in a careful study of the subject estimated the percentage of male gays at about 1.4%. This was barely covered in the media, and it is unlikely that more will be financed.
The media and the activists like that 10% figure, so the boat is very unlikely to be rocked again.
I am an interrogator. It often struck me that the WWII types and soldiers since have a note in their voices when they speak of their worshipped sergeants, their first ones, that one only hears in a person who is speaking of an old love affair.
From one perspective the entire theory of basic training in WWII and long after was to make the recruits into the submissive females and the sergeants into the dominant males.
“Basic training” was sloppy and it consisted entirely of making young men accept sado-masochism.
It’s kind of odd, in a society where everything is interpreted sexually, that I am the one to mention this.
There was an island in the Pacific where the officer’s club consisted almost entirely of men who had been in combat and were going back in. They were the Greatest of the Greatest Generation.
The ranking officer there would regularly go to the officers’ club, get drunk, and assault junior officers. One young officer hit him back. Her was court-martialed and went to prison.
He went to prison because not one single Hero of the Greatest Generation would say, on the stand, that the senior officer beat on younger officers in that club all the time.
The officer who went to prison was a man who had been in combat, and a captain. Now try to imagine what would happen to recruit in Basic if he reported sissy boy activity against him by his sergeant.
Conservatives are constantly bitching about how liberals are getting absolutely absurd in their use of the word “racist.”
One liberal’s advice they quote was, “Pick a conservative and cal him a racist.”
But the respectables never talk about WHY liberals are now so blatant about the racist label.
They use it because it WORKS.
And they will keep using it because it WORKS.
We have a simple truth to get across: “I wish for liberals to say I am a non-racist but the only reason they will say that is because I am a groveling wimp.”
Liberals use the anaziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews gambit all the time because it WORKS. Whenever they use it, conservatives soil themselves and go into a fetal position.
If you found something that did that to your opponents, you would use it endlessly, you would openly urge your allies to use it. Liberals kept using the racist label on the Tea Party and the Tea Party put out tapes of their meetings to show no one used the N word.
It didn’t help.
Hey, dumbo, this is a WAR, not a high school DEBATE! Unlike groveling respectables, liberals don’t give a damn about you proving them wrong. All that counts is whether they WIN or not.
That’s why they always win over the respectables. The only time conservatives won was when they got over their fear of appealing to the “the Wallace vote,” a phrase the left used to scare conservatives away from the Reagan Democrats for many years.
The Republicans went back to moderation with Bush and became habitual losers again, doing the job the media feels a real conservative SHOULD do.
When Republicans looked like they had some cajones again in 1994, they won BOTH Houses of Congress. But once in office, they danced to the tune of the Democratic attacks again, and lost it again.
Republicans who won the smashing victory of 1994 went Inside the Beltway. They were listening to the Washington Post and the cocktail party crowd, which cowed them with the racist and radical labels on a day to day basis.
Only on their trips back to their districts, talking with people who weren’t the Big Shots they now dealt with, did they hear, “Why aren’t you CHANGING anything up there?”
They didn’t change even the trend to more government up there because the Big Guys inside the Beltway are Big Guys because they know how to manipulate wimps.
And if you wet yourself and praise Martin Luther King ensconced in the idea that liberals were always right the pros are going to keep using any label that WORKS.
General Comments Archives
And a random sighting of the mantra:
Please read the first part, The Indian Industry, before this one.
The new theory that whites settled America before Indians did is very plausible but any threat to the idea that whites took America is a threat to the whole Indian Industry, which is based on our guilt for stealing THEIR country.
But saying the Indians first came here fourteen thousands years ago across the Bering Strait also threatens The Environmentalist Industry, which, it so happens, just lately became bigger than the Indian Industry.
You see, a whole range of species like the mammoth disappeared at exactly the time the Indians came over across the Ice Age Bering Strait land bridge. If the Indians did that, it severely damages the whole image of the Innocent Indians and it does violence to a major part of the Environmentalist Industry which, when it says “man” destroyed the environment, means the WHITE man.
This theory is getting a lot of acceptance because the Sermon at the end takes care of the problems of both industries. I am not saying this was planned, I am saying that when a theory does such a perfect job, I kind of suspect it as a detective does when he finds that one of his prime suspects happened to be out walking alone when the murder occurred.
White men first makes the white man the one who may have killed the whole range of species. That takes care of the Indian Industry and the Environmentalist Industry on one front.
But it is still heresy, because it threatens the whole “the evil white man took away Indian lands” on which all those casinos and guilt payments in the billions are based.
If the white man first settled America and wiped out the fauna, this leaves the implication that Indians drove those white men out of America.
This cannot be tolerated.
But the Sermon says that the European Clovis People didn’t wipe out the fauna, either. After developing in America for million of years, all that fauna and the white Clovis people were killed all at once by a weather catastrophe that occurred at exactly the time that the Indians were crossing the Bering Bridge.
Now you can see how I made a living doing political analyses no one else even thought of. Nobody comes at information this way.
I would be more suspicious of my own suspicions if the Sermon at the end of this documentary had not gone just one more step toward Political Correctness. It concluded that the weather catastrophe didn’t kill ALL the whites.
There were some whites left and they intermixed with the Indians. So, as bonus all gift-wrapped in the Sermon, America was BORN as a Melting Pot!
The Genome Project is only mentioned when one of its endless number of studies comes up with something the anti-whites can use. As a result, every announcement of Genome research has concluded that the Indians from whom we took America were pure Indians.
If the Bering Strait Indians had a lot of white blood from the original Melting Pot, the Genome Project will have to find those genes.
Norman G. Finkelstein’s book, the Holocaust Industry, impressed me because he is the only writer I know of who follows my question, “Why is this information being produced?”
The usual explanation of why all other Holocausts are ignored, including the greatest of all by the revered Mao Tse-Tung, is that there is a group of absolute geniuses with big noses who meet together regularly and rule the world.
“Why is this information being produced” just lacks the sex appeal of a single Conspiracy. But if you are doing political analysis for a living you can’t afford nonsense for fun.
The media concentrate on Jews because the Jews are critical to anyone who wants to make a living in the media. The Holocaust, among other things is, as Finkelstein details, an industry.
A major theme of our information-based society is what information people with money want to defend. You can say what you like about one of the many automobile companies that ceased to exist in the first half of the twentieth century, but you had better watch what you say when you discuss any Ford, including the T-Model.
Pre-Columbian America is discussed with the Indian Industry listening to every word. Indians receive billions every year from the government because “The white man took America from them.” The whole new and enormous gambling industry Indians alone are allowed to have without restrictions makes Indian history a matter over which a historian can end up in court.
The Indian Industry, like the Black Industry, is depended on by vast numbers of whites as a source of income. What happened in America fourteen thousand years ago is seen by many as a theoretical concern. But any twiddling with the idea that Indians are the natives is of immediate concern to a giant industry.
You will not see this discussed anywhere except BUGS, because no Indian Finkelstein has come forward to write about it.
Always before anyone who said that Europeans were here before Indians was instantly labeled anaziwhowantstokillsixmillionjewsjews — a term we need to use more — but now a theory says that and is being accepted with an astonishing calm.
This acceptance, or at least this debate, which would once have been simply met with a shriek of “naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews!” and then silence on the part of its proponent, can be explained only if you are practiced in the question of “Why was this information produced?”
As I mentioned in my last book, the disappearance of the mammoths and other species fourteen thousand years ago in America was once comfortably blamed on the simultaneous invasion of Man from across the Ice Age Bering Strait land bridge.
That information was welcome because it blamed this horror on Man. This was in full accordance with the Environmentalist Industry. If you don’t think in terms of Conspiracies, you see that no group agreed on it at once and plotted it out carefully
I see that this welcome bit of information was accepted, but, as environmentalism because that Italian playing an Indian with a tear in his eye over what Evil Whites did to His Land, Indians became different from the hated Man of the Environmental Industry.
It blamed the Indian, who loved Brother Buffalo so much, that as his first act in this new land, wiped out a major part of its fauna!
I have pointed out how documentaries usually end with the Sermon at the end, telling how the events it is discussing fit into the Party Line on history or whatever other subject it deals with. The Sermon at the end of this one was a work of art.
I get complaints if my pieces are too long, so I’ll explain this in The Indian Industry 2.
James Edwards of the Political Cesspool was denounced in June by Keith Obermann as the “the worst person in the world.”
I am trying hard not to be jealous, but it is not easy. I told John Ashbrook that one the great pleasures of working for him was that, in any political gathering or at any cocktail party, when I said I worked for John Ashbrook all the right people shied away.
Some years ago I also talked about James’ beautiful young wife. I know that thing about not coveting, but who can I fool?
There’s a reason we’re GRUMPY old men.
I don’t listen to James’ show because I don’t listen to ANYTHING. Honestly, after writing, giving and listening to thousands of speeches listening is a chore for me. But the Cesspool is obviously becoming an outlet for people who are famous but beyond the fringe.
Mel Gibson’s father, Hutton Gibson, has been on the Cesspool at least twice now, and the famous Arizona sheriff who makes his jailees live in tents was on, too.
There is a continuum of respectability in our society. We all remember how the militias screamed against all “racists” the moment they got a little publicity that was not wholly hostile. Respectable conservatives are the media’s ever-ready lynch mob against anything the left decides is intolerable to it.
That continuum is a practical matter. It needs to be discussed and the rings of that ladder named.
I have found that what really hurts our established religion is when one starts discussing the Politically Correct Order of Preference. PC required Women’s Liberation, but what if the woman who was raped was raped by a black man?
This is like quoting the California guy who asked, “Are we still boycotting grapes?” No respectable conservative would do that. No respectable conservative would discuss with a liberal the exact priorities of the preference ladder we all know about?
Respectable conservatives make their living avoiding anything that hits home like that. But I am the only one who talks about exactly what a respectable conservative avoids. It is perfect guide to what hits home.
The Ladder of Political Correctness for each group, the Ladder of Respectability, quoting the most slavish statements on the left. These were the kind of analysis by which I made my living.
The Ladder of Respectability tells you where liberals are hurting. They divert public hostility they can no longer ignore into the direction that hurts least. So they gave up gun control, and militia groups obediently began to denounce racism. To a person who doesn’t do this sort of thing for a living, this is a connection that sounds almost esoteric, but it is actually routine.
I had to know what legislation could be passed by our side and when. I knew exactly where and how they were backing down in one area to retrench in another. It is called strategy, and it is professional matter.
And when they give respectability or even attention, you have to talk openly about what they are going to want in return.
You see, they, too, have their professionals.
The political front is not called strategy for nothing.
I know James, and we talked about all this stuff years ago. He is a hale and well-met, smiling chap, but I hope the cold steel I saw back then remains beneath his charm.
We laugh and joke, but we do not play. This is a war, not a game.
Please let me know if what I am saying here bores you. It is not on our subject, but it is general history that will die with me.
Obama has raised the minimum wage. In the debate over this, no one mentions where it came from.
After the Civil War the Northerners who then owned all the railroads made agreements that kept industry up North, especially in New England. These agreements were a major part of legislative history no one hears about, and they kept the center of American industry slightly NORTH of the center of industrial production in CANADA!
As these railroad rates were slowly being equalized after the Republican defeat in 1932, industry began to move south. Nobody but me remembers that that was where the minimum wage got its majority vote.
Unions have no minimum wage workers, so people wonder why they are the biggest force in favor of it. Now it is to keep two minimum wage workers from replacing one union man. But in 1935 it had to do with the evening of railroad rates.
Unions were afraid that a huge part of their jobs would move to the low-wage South. So with the South having all the chairmanships ruling congress — all the seniority from when most of the few Democrats in congress were Southern — the unions demanded that the competition be limited by a minimum wage for Southern labor.
Mommy Professor teaches that it was Idealists and Intellectuals like him who gave thought to the working poor that caused the minimum wage.
Unlike Mommy Professor, I have KNOWN a lot of working people.
The most fanatical opponent of a minimum wage rise I ever met was a black man who worked on our brick plant. He didn’t drink and he fired the kilns and supported a big family.
Normally the “fireman” had to stoke the kilns every half hour or every hour. So he just slept in between. He preferred being in the plant to his crowded home and his family could come see him at the plant nearby.
There wasn’t a lot of entertainment in Pontiac, South Carolina.
So he was happy to put in a hundred hours a week when the minimum wage was a dollar an hour. He got $1.50 for the other sixty hours. That was $130 a week.
When the minimum wage went up to $1.25 we could not longer afford his overtime. He went down to 50 a week and had nothing to do the rest of the time.
The unions were right. Their area has been known as The Rust Belt for a long time. The minimum wage was passed to keep the flow of industry to the South down.