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Reading BUGS Swarm gives me a curious sensation — a good one!
After a lifetime spent on such things as trying to tell Republicans not to “go for the black vote” and trying to get SFers to mention the ongoing genocide of whites, it is a weird feeling that I don’t need to even answer questions about practical nose-to-nose strategy.
I have never before seen anybody who could think practically so I always find myself half-wondering when I write something BUGS SWARM.
“No, Bob, these folks can THINK.
On their own.
Just like people.”
I have mentioned that I have spent my life explaining this kind of thinking.
I have spent my life trying to get people in authority to think at a HUMAN level.
Every single “political analysis” tells respectable conservatives how they are to talk if they don’t want to be “discredited” — fired — by their masters.
In every analysis they talk about a “middle of the road.” When you repeat that, you are legitimizing the present system, truth is somewhere between the professional liberals and the professional conservatives. No one will keep his job as a paid “commentator” if he does not talk about right, left and center or if he asks “What IS a racist?” before he gets to groveling and peeing all over himself.
If you look at the actual records of ELECTED officials, very, very few are shown as middle of the road even on the charts set up by professional liberals and conservatives, the ADA and ACA voting percentages.
Almost all ELECTED congressmen are at one end or the other of the spectrum. Then every analyst says “the votes are in the middle of the road” If the election is decided in this mythical middle, why aren’t the people who actually get ELECTED there?
Screwtape pointed out to Tapeworm, Demon to Demon, that “People are always talking about how Satan puts ideas into people’s heads, but we actually spend most of our time keeping them OUT.”
“What is a racist?”
“What is the middle of the road?”
No professional analyst will ever talk about either of those questions.
Those of you who are in Swarm know first hand that our enemies can only deal with the Mantra by keeping it OUT.
Gar 5 did some thinking and came up with these for our section called “Whitakerisms”
The more money we pump into the education system, the stupider we get.
Truth is stranger than fiction, maybe that’s why people prefer fiction.
A bad generation will raise a worse generation.
Intelligence is knowing what to do. Wisdom is knowing what not to do.
The Roman empire lasted as long as the Romans did.
The smallest things have the greatest effect.
Rotten eggs make the whole cake taste bad.
If statistics ever changed anything, statisticians would be driving fast cars.
If there is an afterlife, it’s going to be chaos – all those enemies in the same place for an eternity!
Commenters do tend to dislike my mentioning the Catholic sex scandals, and I understand that. Normally people who talk about that are doing it to attack Catholics.
My mind doesn’t work that way.
In fact the thinking this got me off on reminded me I used to get my ammunition reloaded at the Columbia Bible College.
If you are in serious intelligence work, and not a CIA bureaucrat, Bible Belt missionaries are good people to know. If you were in the African bush or a part of Bolivia where goat is a delicacy, the nearest white man is likely to be missionary.
But can you imagine someone in the Ivy-League-run CIA bureaucracy lowering himself to go to a local Bible College to get information and basics from the only people who go into those areas on their own?
I needed information and I went to where it was.
The New York Times had a black reporter who was making up his stories. Like the black woman on the Washington Post who was making up her feature stories, nothing was done until, being black, they were inevitably offered a major award, in her case the Pulitzer.
In each case, when a major award was being offered and a giant scandal threatened, the editors suddenly declared the black was lying. The probability that they didn’t know it before is zero.
In fact, the story at the New York Times actually quoted memos over several months about this black star reporter who made up his stuff and what to do about it.
But the fiction was maintained that nobody knew about it then.
I can’t help it if the same leftists who scream about the Catholic sex scandal have this case of total Double Think where liberal newspapers are concerned. I do not believe that a newspaper, whose whole job is finding out facts, can be unaware that some of its major reporters are making it up.
By exactly the same estimate, I do not believe that any Catholic bishop could be unaware that other bishops were shifting deviates around.
But another basic fact about this whole thing has been ignored, one which liberals are as anxious to avoid as any conservative is. The Church has repeatedly stated that it did allow the deviates to run wild, and it stated flatly that the reason it did that was that it was following the expert line, the Mommy Professor line, that the deviate should be treated and not rejected.
The Church has pointed out, REPEATEDLY, that it was following the Social Expert Line of the last generation, the Liberal Line that let rapists go out repeatedly, that said that Society was responsible for the “so-called criminals.”
That is exactly what DID happen. That is what the Church SAID happened.
But I have yet to hear one single person who gets upset at me for getting angered about the whole thing even MENTION this aspect of it.
On boy molestation, the Church keeps pointing out that it did exactly what Mommy Professor said it should do. All I get is people bitching about MY saying that the Church did EXACTLY what the Church SAID it did.
If one gets out of this respectable conservative defensive mode, seeing what actually happened, what the bishops and the Pope SAY happened, is the best denunciation of giving over one’s morality to Mommy Professor that anyone could imagine.
But, damn it, this is the kind of thinking that respectable conservatives get PAID to avoid.
Be it the New York Times or the Vatican, my approach is, within the bounds of being human, as consistent as I can make it.
And only because I am so consistent I see the REAL lesson here, which some of our best commenters missed badly.
For the POPE to say that he was led into something hideous because he gave up his morality to Mommy Professor, and for BUGS commenters to say we should not touch this is, let’s say, a bit disappointing to me.
But then again, it shows me once again that, no matter how good you are getting, sometimes you still need the Old Man to point to the crux of the matter.
About the time we developed speech, older men began to be asked to explain things.
The old men were more and more worthless as they aged for hunting or any of the practical things. They found that they became indispensable as they began to EXPLAIN things.
And nobody Googled them.
Why is this information produced?
The old men began to pour out explanations. They could name the gods from whose spittle the universe got its beginning. They could give you the True Explanation for everything.
Any old man who said “I don’t know” was risking his reason for existence. The moment anyone asked a basic Whitakerism: “Why was this information produced?” one has a whole world view of intellectual history.
History makes it very complicated. The first old men asked these questions evolved into shamans, priests, philosophers, Intellectuals, Authorities, and Mommy Professors. One thing we become aware of is that the Truth of today will not be Truth of tomorrow. But the explanation, as usual with Whitakerisms, is so basic and simple that no one dwells on it.
Least of all the shamans, priests, philosophers, Intellectuals, Authorities and Mommy Professors.
This information is produced for different markets in each generation. And each generation is absolutely convinced that Truth has been EVOLVING to the Ultimate Truth.
Which means the Truth you have now. In every generation, people use the term “modern thought” without the slightest idea how ridiculous that makes them.
And this is where we are stuck until we question the process itself.
But the moment you SEE the process for what it is, you begin to laugh out loud when someone says “modern thought.” Where do you BEGIN to contradict someone who says “The sky is purple?”
People will openly express rage at your “questioning their most deeply held beliefs.” But if questioning their most deeply held beliefs is offensive, a Whitakerism is declaring those “modern” beliefs to be totally absurd.
Whitakerisms make you very unpopular. One is making it clear that what people call “Their most deeply held beliefs” are actually as silly as the population in The Emperor’s New Clothes.”
No one is comfortable around you. You have totally abandoned the usual discussion of Both Sides, even radicals on Both Sides, all of whom think and talk about their “sides” on modern thought that is presently being discussed.
So Creator in Iceland is getting the Silent Treatment.
Get used to it.
One commenter said they were afraid that their particular suggestion “might be overstepping the bounds.”
But the point is that BUGS has no room for people who go to pieces because you DO overstep the bounds. This gives you a chance to simply say what you are thinking.
There are two reasons people fear to make suggestions that might be taken badly.
One is the human time bomb. Stormfront’s Religious section was famous for that. People were regularly cut off for saying the wrong thing or endless pages were devoted to why someone should be cut off.
So we simply have no room in BUGS for touchy people.
But this has another side to it. Our own commenters have a tough skin, too. My black little heart is gladdened when a person who uses the term “anti” is viciously and unapologetically denounced.
A person who spots one of us — including Lord Robert Hisself — saying something stupid and destructive should SAY so.
There is time to be diplomatic but there is also a time to let ‘em HAVE it.
This is all more effective if you carefully reserve the totally unkind remarks for when somebody really needs to be called down, as when they use “anti.” Extreme remarks are for extreme situations.
On the other hand, someone who needs constant kindness and diplomacy doesn’t belong in BUGS. This is a rough place.
Wars DO tend to get a bit rough.
This also gives me a lot of freedom. I keep telling you that a lot of my ideas are developed right here. You allow me to talk things out here, to think out loud in front of an intelligent and critical audience.
We are exploring a whole world of logic and observations here that no one is allowed to even THINK about elsewhere. When one is thinking in areas no one is allowed to delve into, you are inevitably going to say some totally stupid things.
Many, many of the things I have said here over the years contain embarrassing nonsense and factual nonsense.
Some of the corrections have been as disrespectful as they deserved.
I am a battle scarred old hard politics vet. That doesn’t bother me.
I only feel let down when someone does NOT tell me when they believe I am just plain WRONG.
It’s simple, but it’s always true: You only arrive at the truth by stating your proposition and having others do you the service of shooting it down.
Old Bob is NOT a human time bomb.
When I made an appeal to be sure we remember to keep our disagreement on approach with AmRen Civil, I got two comments that by themselves made the thing worthwhile.
They were sort of opposite ends of the same stick.
One commenter decided that I was writing the piece as a response to some criticism of AmRen HE had made. Another who probably resents what I said because he admires Jared Taylor, said “I thought that” meaning respect for other pro-whites, “was a given.”
To the latter writer, let me repeat that one of the basics of which we keep reminding each other here at BUGS is that NOTHING is taken as a given. We REPEAT what, in a sane world, Should be givens.
I don’t think that anyone in BUGS, AmRen or any other pro-white activity is under the impression that we live in a sane world.
Let me remind you that God gave mankind ten commandments, and when Jesus came to earth he reduced them to two. When it comes to simple decency, intellectual retention is not one of man’s outstanding virtues.
Certainly someone who has made the Mantra his main cause would not be the one to be suspected of repeating a truth purely because of some comment or to attack a fellow pro-white.
What I said about not attacking fellow pro-whites was, in fact, probably motivated by the fact that I, Saint Bob Himself, needed to hear it.
Fifty years ago I had been in practical politics enough to be sent to the Young Republican Leadership Conference. It was the only time in my life when I actually won a prize, third in actual personal canvassing that was part of the training.
In well over fifty years of politics I have developed a hide so thick it makes Moby Dick look like a newborn babe. So I shouldn’t worry about taking anything personally, right?
I noticed that I was enjoying it a little too much when commenters described my technique as superior to those of others. I am used to fighting it out alone, and it felt good for change.
Then it started feeling TOO good.
I also noted I was writing an awful lot of reminiscences of the times when I was regarded as the peasant sidekick to the Regular Conservatives because I actually went out there and, proudly, showed I could SPEAK FOR those Wallace Democrat types conservatives were theorizing about.
Sorry, if you’re building a Shrine to Saint Bob, the money could better be spent elsewhere.
I am practically heroic at not letting it influence me when I am treated as an outsider and still am the most loyal one around to the Cause itself.
But I am not INDIFFERENT to it. So when James Edwards takes seven years to have me on his show again and Jared refused to review my book and was never asked to speak at a convention, it was the same old same old, I had been there and done that.
But let me once again tell you something that should be a given: In the battle for power, the one person you can NEVER afford to try to fool is YOURSELF.
If that reminder was especially for anybody, it was especially for ME. If anybody here is going to get into a snit against prominent pro-whites, it is going to Ex-Saint Bob.