Archive for December, 2010
The most famous book on cloning was published about two months after the sudden announcement that the sheep Dolly had been cloned. The book was written by a top supreme expert and was dedicated to the proposition that cloning was impossible.
The publication was technical and only a small number of copies were to be printed for the first and probably the only edition. The author probably expected to be on a few academic panels where he would summarize his book along with other academic authors.
Needless to say, the book was a major seller when it came out. I doubt people READ it, but it was something people wanted to own. The author became a very minor sensation on interviews world-wide.
It was like Coca-Cola when it switched to new Coke and then back to Classic Coke, a stupendous error that paid of astoundingly.
We all know WHY a book that had just been proven wrong was published anyway. But, like most things on BUGS, we need to THINK about this simple reality.
Book publishing, from final draft to the bookstore, has always been a process discussed in MONTHS. After you have rewritten portions of the book until you never want to look at the thing again, you send in a final draft, of which a copy is sent back to you.
Then you get the Galleys. The galleys are exactly what will go onto the printing press, they look different, though I don’t remember them from almost thirty years ago, the last time I did a book for a major publisher.
If you want to make any change in the galleys, you have to pay for it out of your own pocket beyond a low minimum of changes. This is a book you’re getting paid for.
The publicity has long since begun. You are doing interviews months before the book hits the presses.
The possibility of withdrawing a book from publication two months after all this cost has been incurred could only come up if it was libelous or a point of heresy to our established religion came up.
Brian is now preparing Why Johnny Can’t Think for publication on the web, while White Rabbit is planning a pod cast, whatever that is, of it.
I am one of those who bridges the generations. I published books under the old system, and this one is an entirely new experience. Brian is a bit puzzled, I think, when I show the old apologetic panic about some typo that needs correcting.
Brian is one who takes the new age for granted, “I’ll just change it. What’s the problem?”
Well BUGS, Brian, White Rabbit and the rest of you snotty-nosed young brats out there, my only communication besides the telephone used to be TELEGRAPH ham radio. My mind is still back in the Galley Days.
The New York-based publishing industry, like so many others of the Genius Conspiracy, is on its way out of business.
I know how us depressives hate good news, but there it is. Those who THINK about ALL the implications of this new age will be the ones who win.
It is HILARIOUS that our established religion’s idea of futuristic power sources is WINDMILLS! But no one is allowed to laugh in church.
The only major advance in social science in half a century has been the study of animal behavior. Instead of seeing herd animals as mindless brutes who clump together ONLY for fear of predators, we have discovered that they have class systems and dictatorships more rigid and cruel than the greatest tyrannies Rousseau and Marx faced.
Today’s social science chugs along on the assumption that all inequality is the result of economic disadvantage. All inequality is UNNATURAL, not like the innocent beasts of the field. That crap is as out of date as the 4500 year old earth.
Boone Pickens made himself a saint of our established religion when he tried to make WINDMILLS the Way of the Future. He lost two billion.
If you watch old movies, you know how to identify Men from the Year 2000. They wore a uniform , tight, solid color, with little gold epaulets on the shoulders.
All of them. Men and women, children and adults. It saved the B movie makers a MINT. I am sure that the same 2000 AD uniforms used in Things to Come in 1937 were used on TV’s Buck Rogers two decades later.
But no one took it seriously that we today would be WEARING a solid color uniform. If that uniform were adopted today as The Inevitable Future, every Mommy Professor would line up to get studies financed that proved that that is the direction fashion is going, and every documentary on clothes would end with a Sermon on how, with all the apparent contradictions, clothing has been moving in that direction since Egypt.
Our ancestors would have laughed out loud if they saw The Sermon on our documentaries today. The Technology of the Future, they say, a blaring of trumpets and then — WINDMILLS!
Oh, yes, Futuristic Windmills with the funny pointed shapes, but always the same ones, every bit as predictable today as the uniform of the Man From the Year 2000 was in the B movies.
It must save the documentary makers a mint.
Back to basics: colored countries are never democratic. The people won’t make decisions that are rational.
We are watching that today, with the “debt crisis.” It’s not “a” crisis. It’s part of the transition to a colored country.
I pointed out repeatedly that the only indicator of real per capita income is the color of the skin. Now if you think about this, but nobody outside of BUGS will, it does not mean that at a given moment, 3 am on March 12, 2012, the country crosses from white to colored and we go from obesity to the streets of Calcutta in 1950.
In fact, very few people realize what should be obvious to someone of my age: We used to talk about and compare economic growth around the world. Today the model is stagnation. Tomorrow it will be a debate between liberals and respectable conservatives, not about whether the decline is necessary, but on how much of the liberal proposals to slow it should be adopted.
That is the how the transition from white to colored obviously will proceed.
Our real problem today is not intransigence or which side wins. A colored society invariably has different insane sides. They may simply give up the whole pretense of government, as in Somalia, or they may have a dictatorship with democratic trappings, like Mexico, but there will be many versions of the same pretense vying for power.
But when you go nuts, both sides will be two versions of basket cases. If both sides are fairly represented and both sides compromise, the compromise will be a basket case.
In our case the trappings are still democratic, a lot of the reality shows the kind of restraint white countries have. But we have two absurd sides.
Our two sides were not developed to solve problems. They were developed to represent two points of view that can be SOLD. “Both” sides in America today consist of the Mommy Professors and those they allow to exist as their token opposition. To say that “Both sides are represented is one thing.” To say that “both sides” can come to sane conclusion is entirely another.
A Multiculture, by definition, is not going to put the “common good” above “parochial interests.” Almost by definition, a Multiculture has no common interest.
What I have presented above is really a set of single short statements that only relate if you get the logic of the reality they have in common. You see people getting paid to puzzle over each reality every night on television.
Everything has been playing out every year for over fifty years in exactly the way I said it would. It is a little like someone running in the door and saying, “Poppa is whipping the horse,” and then running in five minutes later and saying “The horse is mad at Poppa.”
Can you imagine PAYING a child to run in with reports like that? To be a highly paid anchorman you have to shout it, I suppose, in a particularly sophisticated-sounding way.
Margaret Frazer’s brand new book talks about how the lowly nurses in the fourteenth century were fully aware of the germ theory of disease. And she makes it clear that the Galen-educated doctors all declared such musings to be ignorance.
I see how things filter, and Frazer coming up with this now is no accident at all. Over the years, here and in my last book, I ALONE have quoted John Surac, Louis XIV’s chief physician, in his lengthy denunciation of this theory, and his long list of German physicians who had proposed it for the new syphilis, let alone the fourteenth century ones.
I found that in a medical book written in 1928, and I have seen it NOWHERE else.
There is another historical fiction writer who is fun to read but his description of a physician the Middle Ages is routine. Everybody is a complete ignoramus but him, and he is Wise because he was taught by an Arab in Paris.
But at the same time this same historian makes fun of the fellow physicians who blindly quote from Galen and Aristotle. None of this is a puzzle to a person whose living depended on knowing exactly what people are saying. On the one hand this writer is desperately hanging to the doctrine that ALL good things were brought to us flea-scratching barbarians from the Middle East but Middle Eastern books were all they had before the Renaissance and they were destructive bullshit.
With so much historical fiction out, people are beginning to cotton on to the fact that all those new Classical Books that were supposed to have shown the way in the Renaissance were also just more bullshit. They greatly delayed the advance of medicine that real doctors and herbalists had been making in he Middle Ages.
For one thing, the Renaissance experts tried to ban the bathing of wounds with wine, specifically to PREVENT INFECTION, because the new, cheaper books had brought Classical Wisdom us whole new level of doctors.
I need to get some of these points to you before I die, because as the Mantra grows, the blessed day will come when SOME minds that cannot even understand how anybody took Mommy Professor seriously in the first place will ask for more guidance, instead of being broken records.
It was through medical history that I was prepared for basket case Academic Authority before I walked into the college doors at age sixteen.
You can use some of this in the meantime, but only VERY CAREFULLY. The other side is DESPERATE to get you off the Mantra, and diverting talk to history will do as well as sticking a pen in your eye.
But for you, the Mantra is the thing you must slam them with, but it is not all you can get by looking at the world in a Mantra fashion. The Mantra points out that, underneath all the pretenses of Love and Intellectualism, It is painfully obvious that the goal is genocide.
Since you are living with this realization and we have here a seminar, you can get a much broader view from this. In practicing getting people out of an obsession, you see clearly how much of the world is based on illusions that are obvious to a sane person. That’s a needed lesson in psychology you definitely won’t get in any other course.
What we have here is a dimension in history you will not get in any other course. We all know that an Old Soldier is going to explain history in terms of battles and military preparation. We all know an architect is going to see the character of each civilization in its building, an artist, in its art.
But you will never find a college, least of all the few conservative ones, where they will tell you that the view of history has always been warped by the historian who sees himself as an intellectual.
Logic should tell you that Universities naturally get obsessed with Galen and Classical Writings and fight the real doctors and real nurses around them who are making real cures.
That little observation, which every sane person would make about anyone else in any other profession, could have saved a million lives.
The reason I bring this up is because there is one thing about Dr. Duke that would only occur to a grizzled old professional like me.
My whole life I have dealt with a steady procession of sellouts. Senator Hollings won the governorship by promising there would be no integration while he was governor. Once he won his Senate seat, he quickly began to position himself for the Vice Presidential spot on the Democratic ticket.
In South Carolina, a Senate seat is very secure. So Hollings became what the media called, “a surprisingly liberal senator for South Carolina.” By the 1970s he was attacking Bob Jones University for not allowing interracial dating.
But, like so many Southern sellouts, he found that what he had to sell was not that important to those he was selling out to. He went on for years, but he was never even MENTIONED for the vice presidency or any other Scalawag Award.
This pissed Fritz off as he grew older and older and, by 2004, he found he could not be reelected because even a South Carolina seat is not so secure that a Junior Teddy Kennedy can stay in it.
In 2004, Fritz stepped down. He was PISSED. He ended his career by an exposition of the power of the Israeli Lobby which made him a Junior Hitler in the eyes of the liberals he had been toadying to for decades.
A lot of people talked about why he did it, but you will only see the reason here.
It’s a simple matter of supply and demand. There are so many politicians who go the sellout route that their price is low.
Beasley did exactly the same thing on the Republican side. He needed he pro-Confederate flag vote to get reelected governor. That need ended on election day in early November of 1998. He then wanted the vice presidential nomination on the 2000 Republican ticket.
Beasley faced a time crunch. It was only a year and a half to the Republican Convention and he had won reelection by a slim margin and only because of appearing to be a pro-Confederate last-ditcher. To try for a national nomination, he had to sell to and sell out FAST.
So Beasley went the sellout route by the quickest means possible, good old blasphemy. He declared that the Lord had told him to switch sides. He said the Lord told him to switch sides on the flag at the best possible moment, one month after his reelection.
He was totally destroyed in South Carolina politics. He took a job anti-whites made for him at Harvard.
I kind of GUESS that was a negotiated worse case scenario part of the deal.
David Duke is the one person anti-whites would pay a fortune for a sellout. His name is a household word.
This is not a left-handed compliment, this is the admiration one pro has for another. It is a reason us old pros can recognize and others do not even look at.
Like most things I say here, this is so obvious that no one even LOOKS at it, least of all David Duke. It seems insulting to even mention sell out, but in this case it is not. Dave knows damned well that I not would even consider him capable of such a thing.
When they spent tens of millions to get David into PRISON I am sure that one thing they hoped for was that he would switch sides. He was sent to a hard-core prison where he had the lightest sentence of any other of the thousand inmates. It is a scary place.
I do not have any inside information on the negotiations the prosecution routinely has with the defense, but I know very well that his refusal to sell out cost him dearly.
There are many reasons to call David Duke a great man. But this is one that only a person who has spent his life in the jungle war of racial politics would look at.
Yes, it is bordering on insult to even mention Dr. Duke and sellout in the same sentence. But who else is going to make this simple statement? It is presumptuous of me.
But David knows I do it as pure praise. He knows me well. He told me I was his little white dog’s second favorite person, and dogs know people.
People who blame everything on Jews miss a fundamental point of strategy.
When an enemy breaks through your lines into your own territory, of course you raise hell about it and call for your people to see them as enemies and insist the territory is yours. But that is not all you do.
A general who does nothing but bitch about an attack is a fool. When his line is breached, he takes a look at WHY his line broke.
No one has any use for a general who simply cries and blames the enemy for his defeat.
He looks at his line and finds why his defense didn’t WORK.
We are not innocent bystanders. We are a people which has allowed itself to be threatened with extinction. Whining about a Genius Conspiracy won’t do what a sane people, a people with guts, has to do.
An enemy will always be there, and that enemy will always exploit your weaknesses. And if all you think about is what meanies they are some enemy will very soon take you down.
They exploit our weakness to destroy us. We refuse to admit what our weaknesses ARE.
In fact, we insist that our Traditional Values are perfect. Like French generals in three consecutive and very similar defeats in 1870, 1914 and 1940, we refuse to look at the basic weaknesses in our strategy.
The fact is that a race that has built its traditional values on idealizing sterility for two thousand years is lucky to have survive this long. Christianity has become nothing but self-hatred and Judaism has become nothing but self-pity.
Nothing cold be more conservative than the “radical” bottom line that good people want us to die out.
We have a set of traditional values based on human sacrifice. Yet when the movie The Happening reached is climax with a professor literally yelling that the existence of humanity is a danger to the Planet, they thought they were being radicals.
There is nothing radical about the idea that the highest morality is to die out. Instead of good old-fashioned cutting out of hearts, we have dedicated ourselves to teaching every young and intelligent man or woman, who is especially able to read, to lock themselves up in a place with others of their sex, join them and spent their lives talking to the ceiling and, above all, dying without children.
A completely unnoticed basis of the feeling that Nazis were evil was because they took genetics into account. The heresy of a group that advocated child-bearing, which dared even to advocate child bearing by the beautiful and the smart, hit us in a weak spot we don’t recognize.
It infuriated us. Today the mere mention of beautiful and intelligent children is immediately identified with an alien mind set.
Today there is a fury against the idea of intelligent white women having children. It is a form of enslavement, a pure evil. But that is not because of Hitler.
Naturally they USE Hitler. But that fury was here long before Hitler, before GERMANY, existed. That fury is altogether a conservative one that has been adopted by anti-whites, not one that they invented.
Judaism is not our worst enemy. What we have made of Christianity is our worst enemy. And it is not just the Catholic Church. White Protestant countries are even more sterile than Catholic ones are.
Jesus told the young man to sell all he had and give it to the poor and FOLLOW ME. But I never heard a sermon, Protestant or Catholic, that even noticed the last two words. They were all about how the young man failed to hurt himself, not about the unique opportunity he had to follow Christ.
Peter was married, and Christ did not reject him. Christ had brothers and probably sisters, but this is treated as a shameful secret.
Until we SEE this worship of self-destruction in ourselves, our lines will continue to fall apart.
And just whining about Jews won’t fix it.
Let me put out what I understand about Christmas and Sunday, so anyone who wishes can straighten me out.
It is the theologians who actually say “Humbug!” about December 25. The Puritans outlawed it. Experts say Humbug because Christmas is not Christ’s Birthday. Christmas is the day we CELEBRATE the birth of Christ.
Yes, in that sense it is a “pagan” holiday. Not only do we not know the DAY of Christ’s birth, all indications are that we don’t know the YEAR of his birth. So we use the birthday of the Birth of Mithras, the day that Constantine celebrated each year.
It happens that Mithraism HAD a Birthday for Mithras, so Constantine adopted it as the date on which we would CELEBRATE the Birth of Christ. It also falls in nicely with the Winter Solstice, when the sun began to come back to us and another promise was made that each year light would be victorious.
This is no more pagan than believing that the rainbow was created after the Flood of Noah.
We also celebrate the Sabbath as SUN Day. This may relate to the words on Mithraian altars, Sol Invictus, which is translated in a number of ways. Those of us who took freshman Latin in high school assume that Sol refers to the sun, but not as “sun worship.”
Sol Invictus could mean “The Light is Victorious.”
The Jewish Sabbath is based on a premise that even most Creationists would find hard to swallow. It is the exact date, some four and a half millennia ago, when God rested from his six days’ labor creating the world. Unless you think this date is really that specific, the Jewish Sabbath is the day Jews CELEBRATE the creation of the world.
The political question is, why did Constantine impose his own SUNday and his date for the Birth of the Savior? My expertise is political, not theological. There was lot going on in Constantine’s adoption of Christianity than just his seeing a sign in the sky.
When the winning side writes a history you must deal with the politics of it. There seems to have been a major effort to adopt a Christianity which followed St. Paul’s dictum that rather than lose souls, one should be “all things to all men.”
St. Paul said that in dealing with the fact that different Christians had already adopted different forms of worship, like High and Low Church in the Anglican Communion. Paul stated flatly that a good Christian would freely adopt the OTHER Christian’s variation. That statement is in wild contradiction to two thousand years of fighting to the death over which way a person crossed himself.
Yes, Christian Christmas was developed and ADOPTED.
December 25 was adopted in order to include Mithraian. The other traditions of that day, like a Christmas Tree, was adopted so that those who had celebrated the Winter Solstice would not lose their annual day of celebration.
In other words, Christmas represents the Paulist Tradition to INCLUDE people. Puritans outlawed it for that very reason, that it was an INCUSIVE measure.
Our new established religion bans such Nazi words as “Merry Christmas” exactly the way the Puritans did. But our new established religion says Christmas is AGAINST inclusion.
Two bans, two types of Puritans.
Screw them all.
“The exception proves the rule.”
When you recite the Mantra, many anti-whites will try to find examples of non-white countries where there is a lot of immigration. They seldom even TRY to find one that anybody would objectto if it restricted immigration.
But you have to discipline yourself NOT to answer each example. You want to stick to the point that he is having an awful time finding an exception. If you work desperately to find an exception, all you are doing is proving the rules EXISTS.
Likewise, BUGS commentators have shown a gratifying awareness of the fact that, when someone answer the Mantra by attacking the white race, it is NOT your duty to defend the white race.
Exactly like the guy who is desperately seeking an exception to the Mantra, the person attacking your race is simply the fact that there IS genocide going on. He is justifying it.
Another rule that exceptions justify is when I point out that Mommy Professor, who is the Epitome of Wisdom to the upper middle class, has never BEEN anywhere and he has never DONE anything.
One response to this is that a Mommy Professor has been at Harvard, Oxford, and the University of Tokyo. This is like saying this Trappist Monk who has never been anywhere or done anything. BUT a Trappist is sophisticated because he lived at monasteries in France, South Carolina, and China.
If anyone THINKS about it, he is aware that Oxford, Harvard, and any University are not different experiences. If you are in the center of any University and then go ten miles as the crow flies in any direction, you experience a place that is more different from any University than any two Universities are from each other.
In the same way, there were seldom any culture shocks for a Trappist Monk under the old rule of silence and self-torture that was the day-to-day life of every Trappist. Like any other religious institution, everybody has to think alike.
In a seminary you will often have one Jew teaching Old Testament, and no University is complete with a token respectable conservative to show off.
What is amusing about this is the Mommy Professor Syndrome is the whole basis of our huge anti-white population. The Mommy Professor Syndrome in turn is based entirely on a hick deciding that what his hick parents told him is all wrong because the first Really Sophisticated people he ever met, the Mommy Professors, are all anti-white, including the token respectable conservative.
A Trappist monk may have had a hell of a life before he became a novice. But that does not count INSIDE the monastery. A few professors may have been somewhere else, but that does not matter inside the Politically Correct religious institution he serves in.
A professor is somebody who made good as a student, and nothing else. He is a Mommy Professor ONLY because he has jumped through the same hoops that the kid who worships him as a Person With Real Knowledge of the World is jumping through.
Commenters have made it clear that they get bored when I talk about ME. On the other hand, commenters tell me that it is fascinating to them when I tell them about ME.
The first type of ME is about things like what I like for supper as opposed to what you like for supper or my personal peeves.
The second type of ME is what us kids always loved to hear from the old folks during Porch Talk. It is the sort of thing I could not have experienced, it put me in the world they grew up in or other things which we identify with but cannot have been in yet.
The first ME is reciting the same kind of stuff everybody, especially old folks, like to tell. It’s a lot like living their lives WITH them. It is a set of observations that you might make if you had had the time and different things happen to you that he did.
It is all very well to have a grandfather who won a Medal in combat or scored four touchdowns in a single game, but that can get tiresome very quickly. Porch talk kind of rolls along, with grandpa responding to talk with experiences of his own.
The fundamental point here is that Porch Talk usually is not meant to impress you. The Porch Talk person has been there and tells you how it LOOKS from wherever THERE is.
In fact, there a somewhat inverse proportion between how good it makes you look and the View From There. Good Porch Talk is largely the opposite of the paid consultants on TV. We are used to only hearing about Intelligence Work from Network Contributors who are Colonel so and so, retired, with 42 years in the Defense Intelligence Agency.
What he has to say as an Expert who has spent his life in one area is like the “talking heads” on television, one-minute confirmation of what the regular newsman just said. But it would make miserable Porch Talk IN THE LONG RUN.
We all know how tiresome an old man can get if every night he starts the talk with “I spent forty-two years in this” or “I was in World War II.”
When you think about this simple fact, you realize that what makes Porch Talk is not marveling at what the Old Man DID, but the observations he makes about it. What he is talking about is something You can live through, because you don’t need the SAME experience to see what he saw and live what he lived.
It has been said many times and in many ways that a life lived without reflection is a life unlived. Out on the porch, what you like to hear is the reflections, not the repeat of someone’s high point in life. Sitting there listening, you know that there will be many, many times in your long life after childhood when the reflection the Old Man is making will come back to you, because you are living the same thing in another experience.
It is very useful that I have showed up in an amazing array of places, IF I make those experiences into something that means something to YOU.
Being There is only Step One. Thousands of hours of reflecting on it and getting it into a context you can use is more important.
The above two sentences sound obvious. But precious few people who think it is obvious DO it.
Grandpa learned to do it because if he kept talking about his WWII or his four touchdowns, the kids would wander away.
Almost nobody does it now that Porch Talk is over.
In the fourteenth century a really wealthy College at Oxford might have twenty books, each of them chained to the wall, and a full-time Librarian to watch over them. If you wanted a book, you had to get permission to copy it by hand.
In that age, someone who had READ books was in a class by himself. A surgeon who had learned his trade on a battle field was a common laborer. He was scum compared to a University Doctor who could quote Galen from having read that Roman book HIMSELF.
In other words, back when the few books were chained to the wall, you wowed ‘em with your KNOWLEDGE.
I spent my first year in college in pre-Med. One day an old WWI vet called up my mother and said, “My boy hurt his leg. Is Bobby fur along enough in his books that he could help out?”
He had no idea that pre-med has nothing to do with medicine. His question was an echo of our history: a book is a book, and Bobby was reading books.
Medicine was dead in its tracks so long as those who could READ the ancient texts were so far above people who actually CURED things.
In fact, this ancient prejudice was very much alive in my youth. This is the age when Mommy Professor took over. Information was still very much restricted to people who had time to search it out, people who did it for a living.
The invention of movable type was a biggy. It made the literate middle class feel itself able to face the guys who had the chained books. But that revolution was not complete until the Google Age.
You can’t wow anybody with your knowledge now. And every year it becomes harder to do so. Revolutions like this take a LONG time to filter down to the point where everybody realizes it.
You are the first people to even HEAR the essence of this revolution in a historical context. But BUGS is also the first place where we have realized that what has generated the dominance of anti-whites is not a Genius Conspiracy, but the simple and natural prejudices of a group that has become a major power and a concentration of wealth known as college professors.
You did not experience first-hand the sheer power of a PhD in the 1960s. The people who were “fur along enough in their books” were still there.
The basis of Mommy Professor’s hold is collapsing with every increase in the speed of computers.
In the fourteenth century a really wealthy College at Oxford might have twenty books, each of them chained to the wall, and a full-time Librarian to watch over them. If you wanted a book, you had to get permission to copy it by hand.
In that age, someone who had READ books was in a class by himself. A surgeon who had learned his trade on a battle field was a common laborer. He was scum compared to a University Doctor who could quote Galen from having read that Roman book HIMSELF.
We all know that the introduction of movable type caused several revolutions. Movable type had been invented in China, but no one can find the slightest effect it had there.
The reason that printing had such a great effect here was because an astonishingly large percentage of Europeans could read. The class that could read was a class by itself but it was a class consisting of several percent of the population. Never before, in Egypt or Mesopotamia or China, was it common to find a village that had a single person who could read and write.
In any village, the reeve and others had to read and write. Many village priests could.
The usual response I get when I point out how printing revolutionized the West but didn’t cause a whisper in China is that the Chinese script was so complex it didn’t lend itself to printing. That’s what Mommy Professor told them, and they never think beyond it.
But WHY were Chinese and hieroglyphics so complex? Wasn’t it probably BECAUSE only professional scribes used it?
Writing was a bit like BUGS. We boil things down here because in our society, new concepts are possible.
All you have ever heard Mommy Professor talk about was how FEW people could read in Medieval Europe. But compared to the percentage who could read in the “highest civilizations” outside the West, that percentage was astronomical.
Graffiti on the Pyramids has been written for thousands of years. Always it was a scribe, “he of the clever fingers,” who wrote the graffiti until the Romans and Greeks got there.
We find actual graffiti on the walls in Pompeii, written by people who were able to write but were definitely not pros. That is what historians are comparing Medieval Europe to.
There were professional FEMALE novelists in Europe long before there was printing. One famous painting shows a female novelist giving a copy of her book to a queen.
Which indicates the queen read, not for money, but for pleasure. Unless her job as queen didn’t pay enough and she had a job on the side as a scribe, a piece of history that would REALLY be worth knowing.
If Medieval society had been as illiterate as any society outside the West, which includes Rome and Greece, printing would have been invented and forgotten the way it was in China.
I am writing this at 12:49 pm, December 20, 2010.
That is because Brian just reminded me that 1 pm today is the 150th anniversary of South Carolina’s secession.
South Carolina wanted secession ten years earlier, but the Great Compromise of that year and the death of Zachary Taylor, who would have vetoed it, stopped other Southern States from going along with them.
It is truism that, if the South had seceded in 1850, our bid for independence would have succeeded. Without the advanced railroad system and the extra growth of Northern versus Southern strength by 1860, they could not have won.
The new president. Millard Fillmore, was not the anti-Southern fanatic Lincoln was.
By 1870, with the new technology of repeating weapons and other advances, the South would probably not have tried to secede. So, as usual, the pro-whites picked the worst possible time to take action.
A lot of South Carolinians, like Civil War hero Wade Hampton, actually BRAGGED after the War that they had been for peace in 1850.
South Carolina has always had a lot more guts than brains.
It is now 1 pm. As so often before, I glory in the Palmetto State’s old spunk and I can only sigh at their stupidity.
This is a very old story to me. In my youth we all knew that all that kept pro-whites from dominating national politics was the Solid South for the Democrats and the Republican loyalty of Northern conservatives.
By 1964, at the advanced age of 23, I has already spent ten years in active politics, half of which had been an attempt to get South Carolina conservatives behind Barry Goldwater.
In fact, what may be considered my later prescience in beginning right after that election a sixteen year dedication to uniting Northern ethnics and the Southern white votes with Northern conservatives was not prescience, it was experience.
I had been at this for over twenty years by the time of Reagan’s election, and only I had the field experience to carry it off.
We could have won our independence if we had acted when we could. We could have ruled America with an iron hand if our split between the Solid South and the conservative Republicans had not left national politics to the anti-whites.
Yes, a hundred and fifty years since 1860 is a long, long time.
But I have spent over a third of that long, long time trying to get pro-whites to play what is obviously the right hand, and to do it NOW.
I go on Skype regularly only with Brian.
I like to think this is an honor for Brian. You see, I am embarrassed by the things I simply CAN’T do. Brian has learned how to deal with this without any thought as to why I SHOULD be able to do a simple thing when I am so good at complicated things.
Brian is an excellent editor. Others COULD do these things, I guess, but Brian is the one who DID it.
From time to time we go into a joint discussion with others on Skype.
I just told Brian that it irritates me when he always says “Bob already did that …” instead, of something like “WE already said that.”
On Capitol Hill, when the congressman described something I initiated, did, and left him a speech that was the first he ever heard of it, the congressman always said “I did this.”
But if we were in conference and he referred to something he had done, he would say “We” did that.
This was not courtesy, it was fact. Whatever he did, WE were responsible for. That, children, is what he HIRED me for. When the whole staff went with him to China, he made sure I would be in the office, because I could substitute for him. That’s what SENIOR staff MEANS.
In other words, I was responsible for everything “we” had done.
That is literally why they paid me the big bucks.
That is why I am not impressed when a congressman or senator says he is “giving back” some of his staff money. The average dumbass voter thinks this is glorious.
Actually, what said congressman is saying is, “You get all the representation you deserve just from me. You don’t need me to get some extra staff.”
If you can’t use all your staff money to oversee a trillion dollar budget, you should give up your seat in the House and take a janitorial position.
I once brought twenty to forty THOUSAND working people to DC for a JOINT march against busing AND protesting against dirty textbooks. They were the first real grassroots march united against the Education Establishment.
This was not a march by Mommy Professor’s rich college kids and professional activists and unemployed blacks. It was working people who had to find time off and who chartered their own buses.
THOUSANDS of them.
Senator Helms was all for it but he could not even spare a staff member to represent him at the speeches in the back of the Capitol. He couldn’t spare anybody because he was “giving back” staff money and his staff was already worked to death.
I was NOT impressed. He owed these people at least a token showing that other congressmen gave them.
That’s the sort of thing he was sent to Washington to DO.
I am a damned good team player and I am a great delegator of authority. The whole concept of BUGS is to give US a consistent message that WORKS. William Pierce is a hero of our movement. But his one great failure was that, as he died, he could not say “We.”
So what I am saying here is that WE should learn from that.
Stormfront is having a discussion of the Genius Conspiracy that caused Pearl Harbor. When those folks consider the Conspiracy, they are looking at CIA agents who make James Bond look like a typist.
My picture of the Geniuses is a little different. In fact, what always comes to my mind is the incident of the Burn Bags.
OPM, where I was a Reagan appointee, had to deal with the employment of all civilian employees that were on budget. The CIA itself is off budget. But the Defense Intelligence Agency and the like are on budget.
Theoretically we dealt with a lot of highly classified stuff. Actually, we farmed it out to the agency. But we had to handle our documents the way any agency that might be in on intelligence work had to do it.
We also had to CLEAR all civilian personnel.
We were, in short, among the Geniuses.
When something came across our desks in the Director’s Office that was what they call Top Secret, it went into the Burn Bag after we looked at it.
One day Reagan’s appointee as General Counsel in this agency handling highly classified material came to the our regular meeting with the Director with a request:
“Would you please order them to BURN the damned Burn Bags?”
Someone from his office had been in the furnace room and had actually stumbled over one of the high pile of Burn Bags they hadn’t gotten around to.
I was very uncomfortable, and the Director looked over and me without a word. I was in his line on staffing and security, the last person to see the stuff before it went to his office. I should have checked that sort of thing.
This was an evening meeting, when the “politicals” met after the regular folks had long since gone home. So I went and burned them myself. So I remember it well.
We were sloppy, but the CIA itself was sloppier.
When I hear people talking about The Beast, the Geniuses, about a dozen incidents like this come before me.
When Reagan needed some real manipulating done, he called in Ollie North, a new Lt. Colonel, to do it. When the congressman who got us into saving the Afghans in their rebellion against the USSR ended up going to the front himself, the CIA opposed him the way any bureaucracy would.
I have been in the Mouth of the Beast.
It strikes me as toothless.
If you look at the comments on “”Confessions of a Recovering Economist,” they lead in an interesting direction. They came to the conclusion that the most interesting thing I have said about economics is that it is racial.
The way you tell how a country is doing is not by its capital investment or any of the indicators economists write books about. You tell how well a country is doing by the color of its skin.
As with the Holocaust, establishment strategy is to prevent any DISCUSSION of this obvious fact.
But lately a few commentators have actually cottoned onto an interesting fact.
You remember how I pointed out that anyone who knows Marxist theory knows that the term “political correctness” is purely and solely Marxist?
I have lately heard a few RESPECTABLE CONSERVATIVES, the dregs of the intellectual barrel, actually point out that trying to explain everything in terms of money is Marxist.
I am not being sarcastic when I say that I am always a bit shocked when a respectable conservative sees a fundamental reality. They are selected because they are people who DON’T see reality.
Marxists see economics as a religion. All of Marxist history is a “class struggle.” But to put that more accurately, Marxists do not recognize ANY history that cannot be traced back to who gets the money.
Libertarians also see economics as a religion. Marxists are comfortable with libertarians because both of these groups are of the same faith, like Eastern Orthodoxy and Roman Catholicism.
To a Marxist, a libertarian is a schismatic, not a heretic. They worship the same god, but in a different way. That is fine with Political Correctness. As I have said, Holocaust denial laws are not to prevent DENIAL of Holocaust, they are aimed to prevent DISCUSSION of the Holocaust.
Political Correctness chooses opponents who do not DISCUSS their fundamental weak points. The basics of Marxism are, like the Holocaust, simply outdated. Marxism is based on the Rousseauvian idea that man is the only social animal. Like Rousseau, Marxists base everything on the idea that man would be perfect if he would return to a state of nature.
Like Rousseau, Marx saw a state of nature as classless and without violence.
Like Holocaust myths, this house of cards would collapse instantly if anyone ever disputed them because the simple movement of behavioral science has made the Rousseauvian/Marxist world view laughable.
You have noticed their growing desperation, but most people don’t see where it comes from. Like the Holocaust Industry with their soap from Jews and their lampshades, it is exposure of their fundamental world view is threatened, not by exposures from Conspiracy Theories, but by someone saying their basic ideas in plain English.
Someone must take up the job of arguing that they are mistaken, not idiotic. That is what libertarians and neoconservatives are for.
A commenter asked some time ago what books I am reading now.
I read lots of historical fiction. This is considered very Lowah Clahss by the Mommy Professor types, but that’s not the only reason I read it.
Historical fiction is truer. A history professor or writer for the New York Review of Books is responsible to Political Correctness and the like. A writer of historical fiction is under the gun of a million complete fanatics about history. If they describe a cloth made of a material for a towel that did not come to the country being written about, they will get a deluge of letters about it.
Margaret Frazer just came out with a new book, which I had preordered on Kindle.
I have quoted John Astruc over the years and I have preserved that quote over the years. He was Louis XIV’s chief physician and he was denouncing the germ theory of disease, with a long, long list of doctors who put it forward, in the seventeenth century.
I have never seen this sort of quote elsewhere.
Historical fiction writers always have a long piece at the end of their books to minimize the shrieks from readers who catch them out. Margaret Frazer put this at the first of her new book and explained why it was at the front.
The book was about a fifteenth century hospital. In that hospital there was a fanaticism about cleanliness that most historians would laugh at.
She also quoted the nurses there, as opposed to the doctor, who agreed with the “very common” germ theory of disease. I like to think that my mentioning this a dozen times over the years had something to do with that.
BUGS is based on a germ theory of ideas. A vast number of people use my ideas who will never hear of me.
My study of the history of medicine before I went to college readied me for the total and predictable absurdity of current “intellectual” opinion. Which is another reason I like historical fiction. New ideas about history come from there long before any historian would get paid to touch them.
Someone asked me a few years back about the possibility of war with Iran. He found my answer dead accurate and has asked me about it in the light of present events.
Clausewitz said that war was diplomacy by other means. From the only point of view Ole Bob has anything special to tell you, war is politics by other means.
You will note that Obama’s first act after the election was to go to Afghanistan. This got him out of the country AND appealed to those who had opposed him. It was a good solid political move, on which this advisor-expert congratulates THEIR advisor-experts.
As Howard Hughes pointed out in 1940, “Roosevelt wants to get into this war and he will get us into it.” Once FDR was reelected in 1940, Hughes began transition to war production.
Sure enough, Roosevelt finally got his war by an oil boycott against Japan.
Before World War I, Europe was an armed camp. Bismark, “If there is ever another war in Europe, it will come out of some damned silly thing in the Balkans.”
Neither Hughes nor the Iron Chancellor were looking at the thing from the point of view of Thoughtful Commentators.
In response to 9/11, Bush invaded Iraq. If a nuclear device is used in the US or Israel, the United States will go to war against Iran. Iran is first on our War List, as the Axis was in 1941 and as Iraq was in 2001.
But the idea that the CIA can create such an incident is hilarious to me, not because I laugh at Conspiracy Theories like a Practical Man is supposed to, but because I have seen those Keystone Cops in action.
Roosevelt created his incident entirely by himself, by imposing an oil boycott on a country at war, which is an act of war. I predicted something like 9/11 long before it happened, right here.
Iran is now number one on our list of countries to go to war with. I am a bit suspicious that Israel has not bombed Iranian atomic facilities. They may be betting on an Incident, or they know Iran could hit them back, or a combination of the two.
But no one can predict the Incident. Many times countries were number one on our war list and nothing triggered it.
What I have said here is simply a plain English statement of what you already know. Iran is a war waiting to happen.
Will it happen soon?
That, too, is political. Obama is not interested in foreign policy. Obama, or his group I should say, do not like the military. But after the last election, he is much more likely to react to The Incident the way Republicans would because it would commend him to the part of the electorate he needs to appeal to.
Respectable conservatives today have never met a war they didn’t like. Anything that lets them see a guy in uniform is as popular at the Republican Convention as it is in San Francisco.
Since the 1979 embassy seizure a war on Iran has been much more likely, but real Incidents are rare in history.
But all this is looking at things very differently from the way you will see them anywhere else.
When I was in Europe in the 50s and even the 70s, Hate Laws were barely extant. Some countries didn’t even have them on the books. Others only enforced them when there was violence.
Now when my latest book was found on Eric Fromme when he went back to Canada, it was seized by police and it took them two months to decide it was legal. People go to prison, not only for saying un-PC things, but in Germany the lawyer can go to jail for defending such a writer in court.
One advantage of me being around for so long is that I NOTICE the difference.
But I finally figured out WHY the Holocaust Denial campaign has gotten so extreme.
Science has caught up with the Holocaust. Not one single Holocaust myth survives which would not go down in a roar of laughter if scientists were let loose on it.
For example, many of the Mass Slaughter locations have been declared Holy of Holies because in so many cases there are no bodies there. One of the great proven facts in the 1990s was that the Nazis rounded up and slaughtered Polish officers in the Katyn Forest.
After the Iron Curtain fell, the first group of people on the ground found that those skeletons had Soviet bullets in them.
I haven’t heard the Katyn Forest Massacre mentioned since.
If you go on a tour of Russia, you are told where Germans killed a bunch of people. More than one tourist has asked, “Didn’t’ STALIN kill anybody?”
No. From 1941 to 1945 every mass grave was filled by Nazis.
But the fall of the Iron Curtain is not the real problem. When they analyzed the soap everybody knew was made out of Jews, it turned out to be vegetable based. I have not heard of a Jewish Lampshade in decades.
The hair of the Holocaust victims in the Eastern European death camps is obviously plastic.
No one in the 50s could have foreseen in what detail our present technology can get the dates of deaths and who caused them. None of us have heard of a single instance where the Holocaust claims were backed by recent science.
And if one HAD, we would have heard of it a thousand times.
We don’t want to let people get off onto the Holocaust, but among ourselves, this is a good thing to see clearly. Those laws are not aimed at those who DENY the Holocaust, but against anyone who DISCUSSES it.
Or STUDIES it.
The expert who was sentenced to six years in an Austrian prison for denying the Holocaust did not deny it. He said it existed, and some three hundred thousand Jews died in it.
The Holocaust industry is acting like any other industry whose existence is hanging by a string.
The tobacco industry is well know to have suppressed grants for serious studies of tobacco’s use on health. Everybody knows that now.
But the media only Follow the Money when they are ALLOWED to.
I just did a piece on why the fall of the USSR is directly related to the application of Soviet Law to Hate Speech in Europe. That makes me sure that a one week suspension of that law would bring down the Myth of the Six Million.
And it IS a Myth of six million, not denial. No one doubts that a Nazi regime is less than healthy for Jews. None of the people in prison for Holocaust Denial, or lawyers in prison for defending Holocaust Deniers, have denied that Nazis killed Jews. It is the law that one cannot deny that they personally gassed or shot at least six million Jews that gets you in prison.
Hence I propose that we start referring, not to Holocaust Denial, but to Six Million Denial. The Red Cross, which was everywhere else if not in the camps themselves, would be banned and the writers arrested who put out the on-the-spot report on the camps in 1948.
Some BUGSER needs to get an copy that report before it goes missing. Brian has a list of places to find it. Have any of the folks who are thrilling to the International Genius Conspiracy bothered to reproduce it on the web?
I think America is the only country on earth where you would not be arrested under international Soviet Law for reproducing it. Has anyone done that?
That report exists in other countries, in the records, but it won’t soon.
Right now we shouldn’t let people get us onto the Holocaust or slavery. In my thousands of conversations, I got back on message by repeating off the topic by saying, “Historically everything that government has sent people to jail for questioning has had something horribly wrong with it.”
I have had endless numbers of people try to get back on Mommy Professor‘s dialogue. But you know that is my specialty. No matter what they say I just repeat, “If you can’t allow people to do discuss it, something is wrong with the story.”
A Mantra Thinker is a broken record until you get back onto HIS subject.
You remember the scene in Jaws I when everyone was babbling and the old sailor dragged his fingernails across the blackboard to get everyone’s attention?
Try to imagine being at a party, no matter how drunk everybody is, and the record is stuck. You hear “Jingle Bells, Ji,” “Jingle Bells, “Ji..” As long as anybody is still conscious, somebody is going to get that record out of that groove.
I remember repeating the same thing eighteen times because in that instance I said “For the eighteenth time…” But I know I have done it a lot more than eighteen times. Once again, like the application of Inquisition and Soviet Law to the Holocaust, many Americans say “Something is WRONG with any proposition that has to be protected by law.”
“I don’t KNOW what is wrong with it. I just know that something is wrong with any proposition that requires you to arrest people who DISCUSS it.”
Nobody can ignore a broken record while he is conscious.
But whatever else you say, leave in the broken record part:
“I don’t KNOW what is wrong with it. I just know that something is wrong with proposition that requires you to arrest people who DISCUSS it. All I know is that something is always wrong with a proposition that requires you to arrest people who DISCUSS it.
“Sure the government says it might cause trouble. They always say that. All I know is that something is always wrong with a proposition that requires you to arrest people who DISCUSS it.”
They start saying you are repeating yourself, that it isn’t proof to just repeat something. So I say, “Oh, yes, I repeat that something is wrong with a proposition that requires you to arrest people who DISCUSS it.”
“Yes, every time they jail people who DISCUSS a proposition, something is wrong with that proposition. And they ALWAYS say they are just jailing them because they are offending people.”
Staying on Message Squared. Everybody listening has gotten your point.
Everybody listening has gotten your point.
And for a Mantra Thinker, THAT is winning the argument.
Nothing is changing faster than history. I love history, but so much of the wonderful old books are simply outdated by basic discoveries. And not just hydrocarbon dating.
It used to be Heresy to even hint that American Indian Great Civilizations practiced cannibalism. Now we have studies on old human manure that prove it. It was not just there, it was routine.
One of the great proofs that there was not much Aztec sacrifice was the Spanish eyewitness account that, in their desperation, the priests sacrificed FIVE THOUSAND captives in one night.
The proof this was all a lie allowed Mommy Professor to laugh and say that someone with stone knives couldn’t possible do that in one night.
So some doctors used dummies to show how, if you go up under the ribs, as these experts with endless practice did, they could certainly take out five thousand hearts. It made a good documentary, and it also made Mommy Professor forget he had ever said otherwise.
You won’t hear about these Former Absolute Truths in PC because they are forgotten as soon as it is realized they are SILLY. If they say something silly, it is forgotten.
So no lesson is learned, because respectable conservatives are selected, among other things, to forget these embarrassments, too.
Only on BUGS would anyone notice this: the desperation of holocaust Law is reaching a crescendo at the very moment when historical bullshit is being torn to pieces by science.
The “Death Camps” used to be said to be in Germany. Eisenhower gave soldiers leave to go see the Death Camps. Anyone who said they were not Death Camps was arrested.
But this fiction only lasted so long. Then a German court, or Branch of the Inquisition, declared that none of the Death Camps soldiers were shown in the American, British and French Zones of Occupation were Death Camps.
Suddenly all the Death Camps were declared to be beyond the Iron Curtain.
Mommy Professors had wanted to be the first to analyze the soap made from Jews, the lampshades of Jewish skin, the Bones of the Martyrs.
There weren’t any in any of the camps they were permitted to go to and analyze. If there had been you would have seen them in every newspaper headline and in every history book.
So Eisenhower’s Death Camps became mere transportation centers, holding cells for millions of Jews, who , despite the wartime emergency necessity of railroads being bombed, someone had to go to camps behind the Iron Curtain to be bumped off when they could have been killed with a simple Luger bullet.
The Soviet Empire had no problem with possible disproof. Try to disprove a Marxist myth and they’d shoot you down. So, by the unquestioned accident of every Death Camp being safely behind the Iron Curtain, and the assumption that the Iron Curtain would last more or less forever, no further action was needed.
Then the Iron Curtain fell.
Suddenly the law at all concentration camps had to be the same law that protected the ones that had previously been protected by Communist law. So today a German lawyer who defended his client, IN COURT, against the charge of Holocaust Denial is still in prison for what he said in court.
Hate Law is now OPENLY Soviet Law, it is Inquisition Law.
But since no one but BUGS thinks in these terms, no one notices this simple cause-and-effect. An International Genius Conspiracy sells better.
The Crack down is not just the International Jewish Conspiracy in action. Compared to that and the Illuminati, BUGS is boring as hell.
But the declared Death Camps of 1945 were moved back to Soviet controlled areas until Soviet Law disappeared. And THAT disappearance, not the idea of an International Jewish Conspiracy, began with collapse of the Soviet Empire, which caused Hate Laws to go ballistic in the 1980s.
My doctor brother worked in a charity ward in the 1950s, and he would always say that they got better MEDICINE than the luxury hospitals did.
The reason for this was that back then you could try new drugs out on charity patients but not on those who paid up front. By the last few YEARS a drug is being judged by the FDA and the courts, it is as ready for use as it will be when they clear them.
So paying patients got drugs that were several years behind
Now everybody gets drugs that are years behind.
My point is that everybody knew this, everybody KNOWS this, but it does not affect policy. This is because of another point I keep trying to make: drugs are an institution, and no one is going to be concerned with what the FDA does except those who make their living from it.
Medicine is not practiced for doctors, it is practiced according to rules laid down by a much larger institution, the legal profession, what I would call the legal institution.
The legal institution employs three million lawyers DIRECTLY. Then are the staffs and the enormous power of the Courts.
People know that we elect a lot of lawyers, but no one seems to notice that only one “branch of government” requires someone to get professional approval. The judiciary may be independent of the voters, but it is not independent of the ABA.
People think they are very practical and they say “Follow the money” and then they don’t.
How much money does the NRA represent and how much money do three million lawyers represent? But that is not a “follow the money” subject because it is not on Mommy Professor’s agenda.
The car salesman asks, “What would it take to get you behind the wheel of this car?” because he knows cars and this car is the one for YOU. Yes, he’ll make a profit, but he’s doing it for YOU.
Nobody falls for THAT crap. But when it comes to anything regulated, no one gives a SECOND’S thought to who makes his living on it.
I mean it doesn’t come up.
When the Air Force was created, the new branch got the same fifteen four-star generals that each of the other services had. And the same forty-five three stars, and the same 135 two stars, and so forth.
If you combine all the pharmacists and doctors and especially lawyers who make their living from prescriptions, directly and indirectly, you have a total that absolutely dwarfs any of the major industries that Practical Men and Mommy Professor so wisely “follow the money” about.
But it never comes up.
There is more money in the legal drug cartel by far than in all the illegal ones combined.
But no one even thinks about following the money there.
I attack the Catholic Church and Calvinism with my usual reticence.
Yet I went to some trouble to be baptized in the Melkite Church.
Everyone in my family has left the Methodist “Church.” Yet I bitch about the Catholic Church and condemn Calvinists all the time.
This is not a contradiction. It is what the mountain climbers say about why they do what they do: “I climbed Mount Everest because it was THERE.”
Attacking almost anything that calls itself a church is a waste of time. How could you criticize a mainline Protestant denomination? Specifically, how could you attack their position on morality?
They don’t HAVE a stance on morality. If you already know what Mommy Professor says about it, you know what the latest Church Conference said, they just said it in the name of religion instead of Social Progress.
I attack Catholic doctrines because they HAVE doctrines. When I attack Calvinists I do not want anyone to get the idea that I am giving the mainline Presbyterians hell because they are hardly aware that such a man as Calvin even existed.
If there were a Methodist CHURCH my family would still be members of it. We have a number of my circuit-riding grandfather’s sermons and in my youth we were amazed to see “The Devil,” in caps, appear regularly in them. Even in the 50s none of us had ever heard Satan mentioned in a sermon.
I used to tell people that I spent six and a half days a week working in politics, so sometimes I went to church on Sunday morning to see what the other side was doing.
None of this will surprise an American. Americans have always been very religious and very anti-clerical. In plain language, we go to church and we bitch about it.
Americans bitch about their churches all the time. But for Europeans I have taken around, the marvel was that there are so many churches in such young buildings, and even more so that those churches were built and are maintained privately. Europe’s churches are almost all relics maintained at state expense.
It is funny for people today to hear a line from an old movie where Lee Marvin is being baptized and the preacher doing it says he wants to “save him from the Presbyterians.” In my own family, my Baptist mother agreed to raise us in the Methodist Church, but only if we could delay baptism until we were the age of Consent, a basic Baptist tenet.
All this sounds weird today. Today there is only Ecumenicism.
But the generations that bitched at their own and other churches also FOUNDED those churches. Today churches are sort of included in new suburban areas. They are rebuilt to modernize.
I cannot climb a mountain which is not there. I cannot bitch about a doctrine that I cannot FIND.
Someone once told me that it is frightening to follow a loved one into the Emergency Room when there is shouting and someone is pounding on their chest.
But there is another thing that is worse. Following a loved one into the hospital when all is calm.
When all they can do is move the sheet up a few inches.
Catholics and real Calvinists are important to our history and I attack them and beat on their chests.
But what is worse is when someone like me does NOT attack a church. The soul has departed.
LAWRENCE Brown wrote that one characteristic Western man does not notice about himself is that, for him, an infinite progression is natural. A child will ask why is there a fire, the adult will answer because there is a match, the child will ask why is there a match, the adult may tell him about supply and demand or about how the mechanics of a match work.
Then, of course, “Why do they work that way?”
Everybody else has always come up with an answer to shut the kids up, like hushpuppies at a fry:
“IT is the Will of the gods,”
“God moves in mysterious ways, his wonders to perform.”
“Aristotle said so.”
“Mommy Professor thinks so.”
“It is the Modern Point of View.”
It is the simple questions this is used on. Which is why only the West could have come up with supply and demand or Newtonian theory. Which is why Orwell said in his book 1984 that “Freedom is the right to say that two plus two is four.”
Stagnant societies NEVER discuss basics. They have one of the few fat men in their tribe sitting around teaching the “Basics.” Basic Truths were Absolem’s occupation, and the reason he was one of the few fat guys around.
But of course some young people would wonder if Absolem was so hot. So Absolem decided it was the gods he represented, not just himself. Some kids still contradicted old Ab, so Absolem gave them the benefit of his long memory. He said he remembered a person who had contradicted the Will of the Gods and had soon fallen off a cliff.
The invention of Heresy was the clincher. In Africa a belief in Hell is replacing the older belief that if you treated someone wrong, his ghost would come for you after he died, but either one is the basis of a major occupation. As in 1900 the few people who are fat in Africa today are priests of the old black man’s faith or the new white man’s faith.
Today, about the ONLY fat people in Communist Angola are commissars. They don’t depend on the next world; they don’t even bother to explain their faith. They have decided to drop all the next-world faith and go straight into Heresy.
Heresy is asking about basics, like the Mantra or like supply and demand or about heredity. Heresy is prohibiting someone from saying that two plus two is four.
One part of the Mantra refers to how a sane black man would react to exactly the same “anti-racist” policy if applied to black countries. You don’t get the point unless you go into the details.
Anti-whites insist on immigration into white countries which have not adequately mixed to be called brown. The exact equivalent would be if World Opinion split the island of Santo Domingo into two categories.
Santa Domingo is divided into two countries, the Dominican Republic, which is mixed race, and Haiti, which is black. The policy the Mantra refers to would force Haiti to be “ready for immigration,” as they are saying of Eastern Europe.
The policy no sane black man would ignore would divide every island in the Caribbean into “black” and “mixed enough.”
Such a map would have zigzags on it that would make a gerrymandered district look like a straight-line drawing.
The American Virgin Islands are definitely black enough to fall inside the Black Line at which the world takes charge to be sure they bring in immigrants AND assimilate with them. Puerto Rico, if it were independent, would be “brown enough” to lie outside the Black Line.
I need for someone who is familiar with the Caribbean to make up a partial map of the Black Line as it would be if the genocide were reversed. The point is that you could not make up a line like that and make it the Basis of World Opinion without any sane black raising hell about it.
Please don’t try to get it perfect. Just a few more verbal examples like splitting Santo Domingo will do.
The White Line seems to run across the borders between Turkey and Greece. The attitude of the world toward Greece cutting off immigration and, MORE IIMPORTANTLY, assimilation, would be instantly hostile.
The Black Line would run between the coast of Africa and Madagascar. Spain is certainly within the White Line but no one would even imagine World Opinion discussing immigration a few miles away from Spain south of Gibraltar.
The Black Line would be somewhere in the Sahara and about the top of Ethiopia.
My question is, what are the chances that the Black Line would go unnoticed if very single strip of land inside it, as in the case of Santo Domingo, were the focus of a world-wide “anti-racist” campaign?
No one else will notice it, but we all now know what happened with the Depression and the New Deal.
To start with, everybody now agrees what caused the Depression. The money supply dropped a third . When the money supply is cut, especially to that disastrous extent, you have a depression. I could cause a full depression any time by simply cutting the money supply that much, and everybody knows it.
Roosevelt did increase the money supply by issuing debt. Federal debt is not as good as issuing money, but debt is partially money, it is kept on account so money can circulate.
Hitler just created new money.
But another thing we have learned is that high taxes bring the economy down. That side of the New Deal, raising the income tax to 91% and raising taxes massively, kept he Depression healthy for over a decade, and it might have been permanent without World War II.
That’s IT. That’s the whole mystery of the Great Depression solved.
Reagan showed the economy responds to tax cuts. It used to be “voodoo economics” but not any more.
Obama has proved that the classical New Deal solution to Depression does NOT work. No one is surprised that higher taxes and more regulation has stagnated the depressed economy’s recovery.
What no one notices is that pretty well everybody accepts these realities now.
Please note that the reason I can make this lesson clear is that I am a professional economist who is not writing like a professional economist. I explained that issuing debt is almost like issuing currency, but I could have dedicated a chapter to telling you why that is so.
I could have dedicated a chapter to explaining how the simple money supply is affected by issuing “instruments which increase total liquidity.”
But if I am an economist, I am also, as they say in Alcoholics Anonymous, a “recovering economist.”
I hope I am also a recovering historian and, in general, a Mommy Professor whose disease is in full remission.