Archive for November, 2011
BoardAd has an uncanny instinct for the exact things that interest me. In the Age of a Trillion Facts, this is quite a talent.
So our editor sent me a link to an article which explains how, for the first time in history, scientists literally created something from nothing:
I really just want to bring this to your attention, but I have also been trying to find a way to write a coherent article about it.
We used to think of electrons as orbiting the atomic nucleus in exactly the same way as planets orbit suns. Many a good science fiction story was made up of people getting so small they live on the infinitesimal planet orbiting the core of an atom in their fingernail, and then getting smaller and orbiting the core of an atom of THAT fingernail and so on ad infinitum.
But actually electrons do not orbit the atomic core. Electrons pop in and out of EXISTENCE around the core.
So these scientists simply took a vacuum, a totally empty space (DUHH!) and waited for some electrons in that empty space to pop into existence..
And they did.
Where there was nothing, a little patience found something.
This would be Super Front Line News if a Pope or Billy Graham, Jr. simply reported it. But it is merely a url link when scientists do it.
But BoardAd saw what it meant and reported it to me. To me I am more important than the Pope, and someone who can see the marvel here is more important than any Cardinal or Vice President of Billy Graham, Junior Enterprises.
The explanation of this creation of something from nothing is easy for those of use who are used to Whitakerisms”
Our universe is OUR universe.
Those electrons do not pop in and out of THE universe.
They pop in and out of OUR universe.
So where are they between poppings?
The easy answer is that there are parallel universes. But that is the kind of logic that led to the concept that electrons orbiting their core was the same as planets orbiting their sun.
We don’t know yet.
And for an Aryan, that is just fine.
I was talking to my 17-year-old nephew and he brought up the historical basis of the income tax. I said the income tax amendment was ratified in December, 1913. He took a quick look at the iphone or strawberry or whatever it was in his hand and replied, “You got the year right, but not the month. It was February.”
My next huge undertaking will be to get a phone like that kid has.
The funny thing is there is very little discussion of what can no longer be called the Generation Gap in technology.
It has long since ceased to be a mere Gap. It has gone away beyond the Generation Chasm.
I guess it could now be called The Generational Ocean.
This makes a big difference because it is hard for many BUGSERS to understand just how alien the Internet is to a 70-year-old man.
In fact, all of my four brothers and sisters can only use the Internet because I insisted on coming and teaching it to them. No one else could have but another old man.
It reminds me of James Thurber who was writing about his grandfather driving one of those new automobiles. The old man kept pulling on the guide handle and saying “Gee!” and other things his mode of transportation would understand.
Thurber’s readers thought that was hilarious. But I have a strong feeling that it was true.
I saw a study that might as well be true that said that in tests, 75% of people ended up shouting at their computers.
This can be a useful observation, but if you younger folks shout at the machine, can you even imagine how alien it is to us old folk?
There is quite a reversal here. In earlier ages the Wise Old Folks would try to realize how alien this Brave New World was to young folks. Today most of us old folk are trying to maintain our Wisdom Superiority in the face of the fact that you can look it all up in a hand telephone.
I have one enormous advantage. I have papers to prove I am, as I have told you so many times you’re sick of it, that I am psychologically disabled. That beats the hell out of admitting that I am just plain OLD.
But one untold story of our time is the gap, the chasm, the ocean between our generations.
This is a true story. It is a true story that could only happen to someone with disability-level attention deficit.
Or maybe only someone with papers to prove he had this disability would ADMIT it happened to him.
One day I heard one of the most disgusting liberal diatribes I had ever heard coming from my bedroom TV set.
I went in there to turn it off and found that what I was hearing was on Turner Classic Movies. It was the spaceman from “The Day the Earth Stood Still.”
I first saw this movie when it came out about 1953.
Michael Rennie played the spaceman sent to earth because earth had developed atomic bombs and was therefore a threat to other planets. He was described in the movie as having a New England accent. With his super killer robot at his side, he told us that he did not care about our “petty internal disputes.”
He sounded exactly like Mommy Professor, putting all us here mortals in our place and dictating to us Little People from a rostrum of Interplanetary Wisdom.
I was only twelve, so I had no idea that the exact same preaching was at that moment being worshipped by the 50% of the Greatest Generation who took advantage of the GI Bill of Rights to be brainwashed by Mommy Professor.
So it was a natural mistake when I mistook the Space Prophet in full cry as a Mommy Professor.
A lot of people tend to think that congressional staff is more important the more time a staffer spent with the congressman. Since in my day each office was its own little separate kingdom, that was doubtless true of some congressmen.
I didn’t see my boss even once a week. John Ashbrook’s — NOT John Ashcroft’s — idea was to have somebody who could do his job for him. He told me what he wanted and usually the only thing that would happen would be that the completed speech or legislation or whatever I decided he needed was on his desk.
Case closed. That made me Senior Staff in HIS office.
In other offices, I assume that the senior staffer was just expected to sit with the boss and tell him how right he was. That was certainly true at the Office of Personnel Management. The Director got tired of my getting in the way of his hair brained ideas and then failed to get his reappointment affirmed by the Senate because he pulled a silly trick I would have prevented.
I had gone to Voice of America as a writer and he returned to private life.
The bottom line here is that BUGS expects YOU to run things.
I expect BUGSTERS to be Senior Staff.
I told herrMajor this when he put the comment below in the Swarm:
HerrMajor in the Swarm:
We need a debate forum to practice on. That is certain, but what is not is how big and who is able to reach that forum for debate.
We do need a little clubhouse for debate gong back and forth and have suggested multiple times that we use Skype service or some place to coordinate practice debates, which we need.
Another thing that is needed is a forum for targeting anti-whites specifically and to develop our own branch of the pro-white media.
Now, I propose we start a little hive for the swarm, we need a little social group on SF or something a place where it is private and we can congregate for practice, and organization.
It would be best if we had set time zones for every debate TEAM and could target and attack anti-whites in TEAMS around the clock.
If nobody wants to make it, I will and set it up for you all.
HerrMajor, you got it right at the end. BUGS is not a site with a preaching Leader or a set of Leaders who insist that they OK everything. Just the opposite. You set it up and I for one will go there a few times.
Proposals that “somebody” do a thing generally end up as dead air on BUGS.
Our Iceland contingent had beaten some cleric into the ground with the Mantra, so all the cleric could say was that he would recommend whites marry any minority person they were in love with, which naturally reminds me of the French Bridge Law enforced under Louis XIV.
I happen to remember about it because when I came across it homeless people were sleeping under bridges by the thousand.
The French Bridge Law prohibited anyone from sleeping under a bridge. Physical punishment could be avoided by paying a fine, but for some reason no one who got caught sleeping under a bridge in 1700 chose to pay the fine, no matter how rich they were.
Unless you are as mentally embalmed as the cleric I mentioned above, you would say that the reason no one caught sleeping under a Bridge in 1700 paid a fine was because they had no money.
After all, the bridge law prohibited wealthy merchants fro sleeping under bridges.
It prohibited a Duke from sleeping under a bridge just as much as it prevented a serf from doing so.
So obviously the Bridge Law had no greater impact on poor people than on rich ones.
This is the kind of logic it requires to argue that white people have no more right to complain about assimilation in white majority countries than Chinese do assimilation in China, or Ugandans do to complain about assimilation in Uganda.
Our benumbed cleric simply cannot understand that assimilation in today’s white countries means an end to the white race, whereas total assimilation of all non-Orientals in China would make no difference at all to the existence or THEIR race.
That is the mentality it requires for one to say that whites have no reason to object to interracial marriage in white countries, or to further massive immigration into white countries.
Some weeks ago, I proposed that we use campaign ads to get the Mantra into the media, for exactly the same reasons that Kelso gives below.
Where this stopped was that a commenter in the Swarm said that an expert on Stormfront said, “Have Bob get in touch with me and I’ll tell him why a Mantra campaign would be a disaster.”
H. Avenger knows that I don’t have the energy to get to get in touch with anybody, but he said he knew who this guy was and would check with him if and when he had time to.
So I let it drop. I don’t know if I will have the energy to file candidacy here, and no one else is going to do it.
A few days ago I Skyped Jamie Kelso, who has me on the Board of the Alternative Party, and asked him if one of our candidates would like to do this, if I sent him the money.
This was the exchange:
ME: Could Brandt run an ad consisting of the Mantra? How much would it be? I could pay for it if it’s not…
KELSO: Yes, Bob, I’m sure that Ralph would like to run the mantra as a political ad. I’ll get the radio prices for this now, and get back to you with them. We’re talking VERY inexpensive when we’re talking radio ads run for a political candidate…the law requires three things: the station must run your ad, they may not edit it, and they must charge you their LOWEST rate. That lowest rate is always very low. In West Virginia our 30-second ads cost us between $4 and $10 each per run. That’s the best cluck-for-our-buck available to us today in mass promotion.
KELSO: This radio spot strategy is one of the innovations of A3P. This radio spot strategy is available only to political candidates. The law only applies to them.
Great minds think alike.
Now what I would like is for the candidate to simply recite the Mantra and say he authorized this ad.
But, as we few know all too well, the response to the Mantra at first is always “DUHHH!” A mass “DUHH!” and media silence is not what a candidate is normally looking for.
Would somebody else contact Kelso and discuss this and give us a new angle or a new start.
Kelso can be reached day and might at 561-351-4424.
I just called him and he has agreed to do a piece for us on his use of the media this way.
It seems to be our dream:
It is CHEAP — for campaigns — and it is UNCENSORED.
AP3 will be campaigning until next November.
I have explained the OWS phenomenon. This is not overkill if you see the REASON.
Respectable conservatives get paid to take the leftists seriously. Every issue of National Review, as I expected, has an article with a big name on it that says, no, we’re not FOR Occupy Wall Street, but they have a point.
Please note: This is why I keep repeating they do NOT have a point. That is why I criticized commenters for SAYING they have a point. The establishment pays hundreds of millions of dollars for thousands of respectable conservative to be just the RIGHT opposition
It embarrasses the hell out of me when a BUGSER even touches on that territory.
No, they do NOT have a point. For at least the fourth time, let me repeat that they command titanic resources which were mobilized over the years for giant causes which all won and which all failed miserably.
Please LISTEN to the Coach on this: it is not just that gun control, world government through global warming, British socialism, the Soviet Empire failed. The difference between a BUGSER and a lickspittle respectable conservative is never deviating from WHY they failed.
They were NOT intellectually incorrect. They were SILLY.
OWS is ridiculous. The idea that an economy can be run directly by professors and bureaucrats is SILLY.
Unless you want to look like William Buckley, STOP THERE.
One commenter was talking about how, when he was protestor in the 1960s, it was cheap. My experience with working people is that it is very, VERY expensive.
Your Mommy Professor acolyte of the 1960s had no family to support.
Another things is what I call the quantity discount for the activist industry. If you go to a LOT of demonstrations, you can grab a car pool or a van.
And, again, you don’t have to leave a job, a real job, to just up and go.
BoardAd told me that the OWS started with a protest on student loans, but bloggers now write that half of the protesters are middle aged. What kind of middle-aged people can pull up stakes and spend weeks in a march?
No, memories of the hippy days won’t do. Anybody who has ever organized any of these things knows that the only reason for a flash crowd like this is that tens of thousands of middle-aged adults had resources and personnel they needed to use, whatever the excuse.
Not only is this important, but you simply can’t understand how the real world works without this kind of insight. When someone suddenly spends hundreds of millions of dollars on something, you need to look at where those millions and those tens of thousands in the street CAME from.
Let me remind, you do not hear one single word on this point from ANY media source. You do not hear it even from pro-whites except right here on BUGS.
Back to the professional commentators’ La La Land:
If someone were doing a commentary on the political group that dispensed hundreds of millions of dollars and, the first thing they would do if they were sane, would be to take a look at those hundreds of millions and thousands of people with a vested interest in it.
But you will not hear a single word about that when it comes to the Occupy Wall Street demonstration.
I have originated and put together marches of thousands in different places, and let me tell you it takes MONEY.
My marchers were working people. They had to take time off from work, which is hard to do if you have a family, and charter their own buses. Several leaders of the Kanawha County textbook protest would stay in our apartment, which became known own as The Kanawha Hilton.
Hundreds of thousands of people around the world have come to the cities. Not one commentary has said a word about cost or manpower.
But out in Media La La Land, every liberal will talk first about the money interests and financing involved. And they declare respectable conservatives “respectable” ONLY if they never mention the money I described as “the education and welfare establishment” in my first book.
OWS is about nothing. It is simply an explosion of resources on the part of the “activist.”
Even Obama’s worshippers said that he had had no job whatever in his life except being a “social activist.” His entire working life was spent in the social activist industry, but no one, least of all a conservative who wants to be respectable, ever mentions the social activist industry he was in.
In fact, that is ONLY explanation for this OWS.
Absolutely nobody can say what they are protesting ABOUT. Standing around yelling about the distribution of income is not a program. Everybody knows that the Communist alternative and the post-War Labor Party alternatives were not just failures, but such embarrassing failures that the last people who want to talk about them are on the political left.
A lot of people are wondering what the hell OWS IS. The real answer would be enlightening, and so is not about to be mentioned by the left and its pet conservatives.
OWS is an explosions of enormous, accumulated financial and manpower resources on the left that have gotten so large they burst out periodically. It’s just that this time they don’t even bother with an explanation.
One of the comments on my article about OWS, occupy wall street, began with the statement with the writer doesn’t like bankers either.
This no only has nothing to do with my article, it gets away from the exact point I was making. The whole article was about the fact that OWS has absolutely nothing whatever to do with Wall Street or bankers.
The whole point of the piece was that OWS is simply on the streets because it has lots and lots of money and lots and lots of robots. It doesn’t even claim to have a goal.
The commenter also said that OWS is what we want thousands of our people out doing. Once again, the point of the article was to show that anti-whites have gotten to the point where they have unlimited resources and no ideas at all.
There is an industry of “social activism.” But OWS has gotten it into a comedy stage.
The comment itself was fine, but I use it to make these points.
I am trying to figure out what my basic objection to these points is, and it keeps occurring to me that it is in a category like tailgating. The number of places which are happy to discuss how one feels about bankers is legion.
The point is not the comment, and I hope the commenter doesn’t launch into talking about he said that.
It doesn’t matter.
The point I am making here is that we must discipline ourselves to avoid statements others make all the time.
There is a very important point here that no one would mention outside of BUGS. For all the commentary on whatever the hell OWS is, and nobody knows, my explanation is the real one, that social activism has become such an industry that they just hit the streets regularly without even a pretense that they have anything to say.
This is important. Nobody else can explain OWS.
I get frustrated when anyone here gets off onto comments anybody could make anywhere. The best weapon the anti-whites have is the opposition they allow to speak out.
Remember that what the anti-whites has left now is irrelevance. Every time you slip off of the subject, you are working for them.
Trying to keep us on the subject, as in the case of the Mantra, often feels like trying to push toothpaste back into the tube.
BUT what I have noticed is that our experienced BUGSERS keep slamming anyone who strays even slightly from the point with a Roman Legionnaire kind of mercilessness.
No tailgating, no wandering off into debates over Hitler’s moustache. If anybody does that, no matter how much you like them, sic ‘em!
The Week magazine had a discussion of two proposals to reduce the deficit by changing the currency. The main one was replacing the dollar with a coin, and the other one was stopping the production of pennies.
A penny costs two cents to make by the government. For those who have not done graduate work in economics, I will point out that means we lose a penny for every penny minted.
Paper dollars move fast, and one lasts an average of three years. But in order to get a new dollar from one that is falling apart, you have to send that dollar, and presumably a number of other destroyed dollars, to the US Treasury. Unlike the penny, the government makes money by printing dollars because very, very seldom does anybody bother to send a shredded dollar to the Treasury.
So the government makes money by printing dollars because those who have worn out or torn dollars throw them away. The Week did not mention this point, probably because they didn’t know it.
After discussing these profound issues, The Week reported breathlessly that the only people who seemed interested in these profound Treasury proposals for the dollar and the penny were, respectively, the printing industry and the metals industry.
Back in 1976 I published a book a major theme of which was the fact that, in the real world, the left is not made up of the idealists National Review argued with, but of a giant interest group just like any other active in government.
You see, in dedicating itself to arguing about abstract ideology and using untranslated French phrases, National Review, like The Week, was out in lala land.
I wonder how it feels out there in that little world made up of commentators?
Who ELSE would give a flying horse hockey about ending the penny and, once again, trying to impose a metal dollar?
And for all those years until my book came out, respectable conservatives didn’t even NOTICE that, when government spends hundreds of billions of dollars, somebody RECEIVES hundreds of billions of dollars.
The entire leftist persuasion, from professors to bureaucrats to “activists” like the left’s Uncle Tom in the White House, make their livelihood either on money that comes directly from government or from money that is donated by organizations which are deductible from GOVERNMENT taxes.
Like our pro-white leaders who just don’t GET the Mantra, the respectable conservative just didn’t GET the relationship between government money and the people who live on it.
I did get it across, people understood the point, and Reagan won big in 1980.
My whole life seems to be devoted to dragging the paid leadership out of lala land.
Britons are still obsessed with Nazis.
Since Hitler, Communism owned on third of the population of this planet and shot anyone who tried to escape.
And who did Britons talk about?
One reason for this of course is that criticism of the Peace Loving Progressive Peoples’ Republics has always been a sore point with the leftist media. But the British actor Roger Moore hit on an important point those obsessed with ideology can overlook.
In an interview a few years ago, he was asked why so much of British cinemas and books are STILL talking about World War II.
His reply was very common sense. He said, “I think we talk a lot about World War II because that was the last time we WERE anybody.”
That was quite an insight. The world map then was still largely pink showing British colonies. The British Empire was on what Churchill thought was an equal basis with Roosevelt and Comrade Stalin.
In fact, Churchill only discovered at the Yalta Conference that Franky Baby, the Roosevelt who had been his bosom buddy when only Churchill was keeping the War going with Hitler, had no use for him.
Churchill was surprised and hurt and said so at length.
But the simple fact was that the use for his wet little island had passed. Roosevelt was getting ready to share the world with Comrade Stalin, and everybody there knew Churchill’s little Empire was gone, and Britain had ruined itself economically by being the front for the United States and The USSR.
So Britain retreated from reality. They still live in the Time of Illusion, when everybody told them that they were the Bulwark of Freedom and the sun never set on the British Empire.
They still take that crap seriously.
They really DO!!!
I notice that all the vets are now wearing hats that say “I Am a … Veteran.”
Insert WWII, Iraq, whatever.
And everybody is raising money for veterans.
A person who was drafted might have a right to some fund raising. But those who chose soldiering as their profession are supposed to be taken care of by the government.
But veterans’ welfare has nothing to do with this flood of direct mail and TV ads telling us how wonderful they are.
Also if one wants to be “patriotic,” he may have the raw courage to put an American flag on his car.
In Britain flying the British Colors is often ruled a Hate Crime.
The real reason is that today the only allowable show of “patriotism” is to praise those in actual uniforms or to fly the USA flag.
But no one will repeat the phrase “Mom and Apple Pie.“ It is sexist, racist, and denigrates the diversity of our diet.
In fact in our day patriotism makes not the slightest bit of sense.
There is, officially, no group of people who are Americans and no culture to be loyal to. The words “patriotism” and “melting pot” are like oil and water.
But you need to do SOMETHING on the Fourth of July. So you launch fireworks and keep your mouth shut.
When a blackout hits the city, a blind man can give you some excellent advice.
When I was getting my disability my forensic psychiatrist told me that if he had not seen my Federal records, he would have sworn, as a professional, that I could not have done the things I was on record as doing.
I pointed out to him that the records were only part of it, a lot of it had not been declassified yet. I did not add that much of it never would be.
The point here is not me but you.
I am your blind man in a blackout.
I didn’t know I was handicapped. But all my life I have had to really develop abilities and observations to make up for what I couldn’t do, just as a blind man develops skills that seem almost superhuman, but are actually just concentrating hard on developing and using his other senses.
I have only known this since I was judged disabled, so my observations about THAT are recent.
The result is that I am almost unbelievably bad on a lot of things, but what I am good on, I am REALLY good at.
But it’s not all good. All my life people have been seen me do complicated things, and then lose their tempers when I couldn’t do simple things, like remembering. All through my childhood and into middle age, I had people roaring at me.
But it occurs to me that this has another side to it. You have seen me lose my temper here and apologize for it. Only today did I realize that that tendency is exactly the same one that caused people to lose their tempers with me.
You see, a normal person, if there is such a thing, loses his temper if a person functioning at a high level like me forgets something for the fourth time, and causes enormous inconvenience.
On the other hand, I have the same impatience with a lot of things that seem obvious to me but are really special Insights and skills that I developed to make up for my disabilities.
To understand this, think of following a blind man in a blackout. Compared to him you would be a bumbling fool. It is quite conceivable that he would lose his temper: “For God’s sake, man, do you have to knock every damned thing over?”
This gives me an intolerance of the lack of insight of other people, but the insight is the kind I would not have if I had not HAD to develop my abilities in the areas where I presume to give YOU advice.
I think this insight can be useful to anybody. My case is not unique, it is just a more extreme case of what everybody faces. You have strengths and weaknesses that are not at my level of actual clinical disability, but they are there.
Once again the reason I notice this is because it is so extreme in my case. But because of this I can give you some good advice.
You have disabilities you wish other people would understand better. But you have therefore developed strengths in other areas to make up for it.
The result is that you get a lot of pointless bullying when you screw up AGAIN. But another side of this is that you don’t do a lot of pointless bullying, as I do, when someone is in one of your strong areas and seems like a damned fool to you.
Most important, though, is the part of that bullying that you get from YOU.
I spent most of my life kicking MYSELF for forgetting something AGAIN. All of the vicious and agonizing treatment I received from others unfairly was less than what Old Bob did to Old Bob.
A German philosopher once said that if we criticized others the way we go after ourselves we would be classified as sadists.
Give others a break.
The best practice for this is to start by giving YOURSELF a break.
It is easy for the average person to think there is a conspiracy when, actually, all that exists is an understanding. One very good example is what I said about what you say versus what you know about Israel if you are getting a staff job on Capitol Hill.
You know exactly what you have to say about Israel in an interview on the Hill. At the same time, if you actually BELIEVED that line, you couldn’t get a job in a million years among professionals.
Everybody can look you in the eye and quote, “All men are equal.“ But if somebody actually BELIEVED that, you would watch them carefully as you walked away.
That is why amateurs so easily believe there has to be a downright conspiracy. If I didn’t know that carpenters spend years learning their trade, I could easily believe there was book with The Carpenters’ Conspiracy because the only thing I get from boards and a saw is bleeding hands.
It is true that everybody in the media takes exactly the prescribed position at just the right time. The professional liberal knows exactly what stand to take, and so does the professional conservative.
But that’s not because it’s written down somewhere. It is because that is their meal ticket, their occupation, and you don’t NEED to say it out loud.
Someone from outside our culture would find it hard to believe that there was no written plan. But after all these decades, you and I know exactly what stand National Review or any given talking head is going to take on any of a huge range of things that come up.
The only reason we don’t think it’s a Conspiracy is because we’re used to it.