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I would like to clear up several things about moderation here at BUGS. To begin with, I’ll relay you the history of our moderation.
When the Bob’s Blog was young, Bob had a team of people to maintain the website. Eventually, they parted ways, and Bob alone handled the moderation. In those days, the blog was very much a closed shop, every comment was held for moderation. In fact, if you search the archives, you will find we would have to preface our comments with NOT SPAM.
When I joined and began to moderate, I continued this policy for several years until the late 2000′s. With the growing popularity of the blog, I relaxed the standards and opened up free commenting to cleared profiles. This change allowed General Comments to blossom and turned into the SWARM we know today.
BUGS is more open than ever, and with that openness it puts any moderation into the limelight. Outside of a handful of instances, the SWARM is fully unregulated and I would like to see it kept this way.
Now, despite rumors to the contrary, I am human. I tend to make mistakes and apply things unfairly across the board, either too lenient or too harshly. I am not omnipotent and I do not read everything that is posted, but I do tend to become involved in moderating when things go off topic.
Derailed threads are a poison we should be ever vigilant to avoid.
John White says,
“I put myself to the test with Mantra thinking, by trying to apply it to other stuff that isn’t related to White Genocide.
To apply it, I asked myself questions such as: What are they not telling? What is the obvious thing that nobody has noticed? Is there any double standard? Who, if anyone, has the moral highground? What would be the most effective talking points that would point out the answer of the aforementioned questions?
Like I said, I was amazed at the results I got – and very satisfied.
Also, I would like to think that now I’m more aware or alert to the Mantra thinking behind Mr. Whitaker’s posts. In my opinion, we shouldn’t get trapped into worldviews. I don’t think this post is about the Church or Orientalism. It’s about Mantra thinking. In other circumstances I would have reacted by giving my own views about the Church or Orientalism. I will not make that mistake now.”
I especially liked that last sentence, which is so plainly said that it enlightened ME! Now that IS Mantra Thinking.
What you can uniquely get from me is not my opinions but the kind of thinking by which I arrived at them.
The paycheck right is looking into an abyss.
But that word “paycheck” ensures it will hang on until some people’s retirement.
There will hundreds of articles saying that. But the 2014 surge is perfectly predictable. The party
out of power almost always gains in the second term.
More important, the potential election of 2012 was for the second term of a black president. The Democrats’ real base overwhelmingly turned out.
It is likely that in 2014 there will be return of the limited old people, white people vote.
In 2012 we just got a clear look at the abyss paycheck conservatives have been denying existed.
Demographics IS Destiny, but those who have insisted otherwise for so long and so profitably are not going to give it up because of one giant shock of reality.
Reality will be back in 2016, but that will give the respectables four more years of paychecks.
There was a fairly unknown military strategist in the Pentagon during the 70‘s and 80’s named John Boyd. He is best known for creating the idea of the OODA (Observe-Orient-Decide-Act) loop for military operations, which I suggest reading about if you have the time (1). My point in writing about him here at BUGS relates to something he said that is relevant to the times that are approaching us as pro-White activists. The following bold text was a retelling of a conversation that a junior officer had with John Boyd.
“One day you will come to a fork in the road,” he said. “And you’re going to have to make a decision about which direction you want to go.” He raised his hand and pointed. “If you go that way you can be somebody. You will have to make compromises and you will have to turn your back on your friends. But you will be a member of the club and you will get promoted and you will get good assignments.”
Then Boyd raised his other hand and pointed another direction. “Or you can go that way and you can do something – something for your country and for your Air Force and for yourself. If you decide you want to do something, you may not get promoted and you may not get the good assignments and you certainly will not be a favorite of your superiors. But you won’t have to compromise yourself. You will be true to your friends and to yourself. And your work might make a difference.”
He paused and stared into the officer’s eyes and heart. “To be somebody or to do something.” In life there is often a roll call. That’s when you will have to make a decision. To be or to do. Which way will you go?” (2)
I think that most BUGSters would agree that we want to DO SOMETHING (end the program of White genocide) instead of BEING SOMEBODY.
We’re entering a time when people out of what we loosely call “the movement” are going to start getting opportunities to BE SOMEBODY.
When you see this, please remember something very important. Getting to BE SOMEBODY within the current anti-White system will very likely come at the cost of DOING SOMETHING (such as spreading our message and opposing White genocide). A White Nationalist could be made President of the United States and he/she may be allowed to pass some immigration restriction legislation and put an end to some anti-White affirmative action policies. But if this individual refuses to address White genocide (by force-mixing Whites with non-Whites) then it doesn’t matter if all three branches of the American government are filled so called “White Nationalists.”
The acid test (3) for any supposed pro-White individual or pro-White group is the Mantra.
To be or to do. Which way will you go?
I first read the mantra in 2010. I was still new to the consistent message thing but when I came across one line of the mantra, I knew I had to put it in every post I wrote. That line was:
“Anti-racist” is a codeword for anti-white.
But at the time I thought it sounded funny. The thing that sounded funny to me was the “-ist” part.
I was in a wordist mentality. I wanted to attack the word “Anti-racISM” so my “White nationalISM” could prevail. I quickly adopted that phrase and changed just ONE letter;
“Anti-racism” is a codeword for anti-white.
This is the one that sounds funny to me now.
I was in a wordist mentality. I believed that an “-ism” meant it was objective and true.
I know better now.
An “-ism” means whatever an “-ist” wants it to mean.
It doesn’t matter if one “-ist” says this about this “-ism” and another “-ist” says something completely different about that same “-ism.”
An “-ism” means whatever an “-ist” wants it to mean.
That is how the “anti-racists” were able to be so anti-white for so long and get away with it. We believed the “-ism” meant they were objective and true.
I now try to avoid using any “-ism” online or in any conversation.
And in almost every post I do, the last line I write is:
“Anti-racist” is a codeword for anti-white.
I just wrote Brian that “Provigil is officially only a narcolepsy pill. Ritalin is the ADD pill, and it has been a Schedule 2, meaning it is addictive, for forty years. But Provigil is more closely regulated because it works too well.”
If this had been written to him by anybody but me, Brian would naturally have asked if I didn’t need some medication myself. But this is simply how the world works.
Regulation of drugs or guns or anything else, in the real world, is a power struggle.
It is true that the average doctor or brass hat policeman is fully and honestly convinced that his ideas about controlling guns or drugs is entirely objective. He has, after all, devoted his life to the public good.
Which is why you have them as specialists in things like law enforcement and medicine, but you pay people like me to deal with reality.
As committee staff, I was perfectly aware that both sides on each issue believed down to the toes of their shoes that they were the good guys.
So while others start with the assumption that a person who is expert in a field has a more objective opinion, I start with the reality that the last person who is objective on any subject is the person who has devoted his life to it.
No one wants to hear this.
When people look at a judge their first thought is that he is a successful practitioner of law and is an expert, one who has given up a lucrative law practice which a lawyer of his abilities could probably command, in order to devote himself to the Law.
This is a very comforting idea. None of us want to be wheeled into the Emergency Room while having it in mind that the doctors are biased in what they do. If we are on trial, none of us wants to think that the judge has anything but Justice on his mind.
No one wants to pay a crippling fortune for tuition with the idea that the expensive professor has exactly the same mind set every other professor has.
After all, these are the areas where we do NOT understand what is going on. We want desperately to believe that when it comes to stuff we cannot understand, the people who do understand are no different from us, except for their higher knowledge on the subject.
It’s a scary world if that is not true.
But if you realize that each profession has a set of steel hard prejudices, you can at least predict what they are for.
Provigil gives energy, the way Ritalin does. It makes people feel energetic and good.
There is no way in God’s universe that a drug that makes people feel good will ever go unregulated.
Provigil is amazing. You know the “do no operate heavy machinery” bit? Provigil has been used on jet pilots for over two days without sleep and had no ill effects!
It is true that an effective drug is usually fatal in an overdose.
But the white power that kills more people than any other is called sugar, and you do not need a prescription saying you are not diabetic to get it.
What is important here is not the facts, but the concept.
The fact is simply that if a person gets his power in the medical industry, things are really regulated first and foremost because they are effective, not because they are dangerous.
Regulation is a power struggle, but a person who is inside a field cannot recognize that fact.
There is a lot of talk about privatizing space.
Holy Private Enterprise will get out there instead of government programs.
The people who insist on this are the same ones who met at conventions to push the space program with General Whozits as keynoter while the real subcommittee dealing with the real budget were snipping NASA out.
While they are showing how they are both pro-Space and pro-Private Enterprise For All Mankind — Hooray! — they are outnumbered a hundred to one, minimum, by those who are already putting together the regulations that will keep us out of space.
For every bit of promotion at their get-togethers, there are a hundred professionals demanding that we not pollute space. There are groups who would never put it this way, but they are demanding the rights of Native Spacians.
In 1969 the astronauts went up alone. Today they would have to have a thousand of Mommy Professor-trained bureaucrats for every astronaut, minimum.
As always you simply cannot put this into context without Mantra Thinking: We are dealing with an established religion.
When they want money for their own priests rather than for science, one of their continuing lines is, “Man has no right to interfere with the Works of God.”
Except for the substitution of the word “Nature” for “God,” do you actually see the slightest difference between today’s established religion and the Traditional Values.
Professional conservatives make their living by making the same statements in terms of the older established faith. To me, they are MORE offensive than liberals because they use the name of God,
You can’t blaspheme Nature.
The space program died under the ministrations of conservatives. Even Reagan, the former governor of California, regarded space spending as he did any other government expenditures except those cute boys in uniform.
To keep us out of space, you simply regulate any private program out of existence, just as they did atomic power and as they will any technology beyond the windmill.
And if someone can produce a windmill scare, there could be a hundred thousands bureaucrats in it for them
The income tax has one big advantage:
If we had a Value Added Tax the deficit would not be such a big issue. There would be a lot of yelling by conservatives, but the solution would be just to increase the VAT by a few percentage points.
With America’s present dependence on income tax, the debate includes exactly who pays the increased income tax, and everybody but welfarees pays the thing. So we have the kind of debate Europeans, who depend on the VAT, do not have.
Budget politics is a matter of visibility. So pork billions are added on simply because a few millions get completely lost in trillion dollar outlays.
The European living standard is much below the American, but the per capita income, which everyone relies on, is very close. Americans used to go to Europe and get excellent deals. But now living in Europe, including Canada, is a major financial sacrifice.
Prices in Europe have been driven sky high by the Value Added Tax.
Normally things are more costly in different countries. But I am still looking for one single thing, including Canadian whiskey, that is cheaper in Canada than in the US. People regularly drive all the way from Ottawa to the US border to do their shopping.
It is probably not ideology that makes Europeans hand out all those public goodies. It seems to me more likely that it is the VAT.
Bob Hope once said that the difference between Communism and capitalism was that under capitalism he got to see his money before it went to the government. In his day the income tax on above $300,000 a year was 91%.
Naturally that bracket yielded almost nothing because anyone who reached it could afford tax advice. Only professional athletes, especially boxers, got caught in that bracket.
But the 91% did distort the economy enormously by distorting investment and putting a limit on how much productive people worked. That top rate became major news when Joe Louis got ruined by it.
The income tax has to be discussed in detail, and every group makes it public. The Value Added Tax increases price wildly, but every group wanting more government money has the same advantage a pork-driven congressman does.
In a VAT economy the general tax increase is a general thing, while each expenditure gets specific attention.
Here is another thing that happens to all of us but we do not THINK enough about it.
We start talking to someone about a problem they have, and as we talk, they tell us the problem with each bit of advice. At the END of this process, we finally come up with the thing we realize is exactly what we SHOULD have told them at the beginning.
Once again, here is something that happens to all of us, like hearing the Emperor’s Clothes, but we drown that experience in News and Jews and Puppy Dog Tales.
You have just spent half an hour finally realizing exactly what the problem is, and the solution is boiled down to a sentence or two, which you keep repeating lamely at the ends until you can end the talk.
This is what happens to every person who has to learn to write effectively.
I sit down with something buzzing around in my mind and try to express it the way I thought of it. You feel like it’s all worked out but it just won’t come out on paper.
Ever heard anybody say THAT before:
“I had it all worked out but it wouldn’t come out on paper.”
I would bet good money you have heard YOU say that.
The idea worked out beautifully when the images were in your own mind, in the language you use with yourself.
I used to have an idea wonderfully worked out. In fact I had it so clear in my mind that it was a BORE to write it down. It was a BORE, it was WORK to force it onto the paper.
Then something awful happened.
The clear idea I had had in my own mind was no longer something I could see in my mind, where I can hop around in my own images.
I didn’t know where to start. If the concept is in your mind, you have all the exciting running around in your own head, but when you hit the keyboard, it is clunk, clunk, clunk, just one sentence after another.
It becomes WORK, and you get confused and tired. And when you have been forcing yourself back to that damned keyboard over and over and you are exhausted, you might come up , after hours of work, with a sentence that expresses what you really needed at the beginning.
You are exhausted.
You are sick of it.
And you have finally written your first sentence.
We have all heard of “judge-made law.”
But Mommy Professor is very silent on the subject of “jury-made law.”
And one lesson we must learn is that silence from Mommy Professor is as important as his outright blatherings.
Talking about liquor laws reminded me of jury-made law. When Prohibition was repealed in 1933, Charleston, SC opened its bars. When you went to Charleston, there were open bars and liquor by the drink.
Once in the 1940s, Governor Olin D. Johnston, “a personal and political dry,” called the Mayor of Charleston with the press watching and said, “I demand that you close those bars in Charleston.” The mayor replied, as Johnston knew he would, “Governor, YOU close them.”
Thus were two successful political careers advanced.
As I pointed out in the case of Mississippi’s prohibition laws, there was a huge difference between MAKING a law and ENFORCING a law.
Governor Johnston would have had to bring bar owners in Charleston before a Charleston jury.
Lots o’ luck there, Olin D.
The whole concept of jury-made law has been alien to Americans since the Greatest Generation took over.
Once again, I have to tell you that I am not exaggerating here: before the Greatest Generation, jurors were really not all that intimidated by a grown man sitting there in a black dress. The reverend stillness with which people called for jury duty today was alien to pre-WWII Americans.
In fact you already know about jury made law. You know that the death penalty for theft and other minor crimes was gotten rid of because juries, knowing the judge would follow the law blindly, simply refused to convict.
That, after all the arguments, was what happened to South Carolina’s ban on liquor by the drink: Juries simply refused to convict.
But the Greatest Generation was a wholly different matter. To them, the Judge was Authority. He wore a costume and his word was, to coin a phrase, law.
Some poor bastard who had had to shoot somebody in self-defense was convicted of manslaughter by a jury because the man in the costume had told them that, according to the law, he should have thought the whole thing out in the few seconds while he was being attacked and had a gun in his hand.
I actually met one judge in my youth who was absolutely dumbfounded by the way his jury actually sent a man, for not having behaved in the manner the law says a lawyer with hours to ponder things would have behaved, to prison for the rest of his life.
He told me he had always said that a jury would NEVER convict a decent person.
But it was his first Greatest Generation jury.
No one called for jury duty today has the slightest concept of what a jury is all about.
They are there to obey.
You have heard of a grandfather clause and of “grandfathering” some privilege when it is abolished for younger folks.
The NAACP’s first court victory was in 1915, when the Supreme Court struck down the original ”grandfather clause.”
After Reconstruction, the whole business of championing of blacks became an embarrassment for Northern politicians. In 1908, the Republican demand for black suffrage, which had been in the platform since 1868, was removed.
Southern states, to contravene the fifteenth amendment, made laws that said that a person could vote if his grandfather could vote. Since it was brought to them, the Supreme Court could hardly refuse to face the fact that the only purpose of such a law was to allow only whites to vote.
What is remarkable is not that the NAACP won the case, but how few politicians by 1915 had any interest in blacks.
One major reason Reconstruction ended was because it was so expensive. Military occupation of the South gave all its representatives to the Republicans Party, but the cost, in terms of the government of the time, was backbreaking.
The cost of Reconstruction was so high that even with all the electoral votes of the Southern States Republicans were in danger of losing so much of the North they could lose the national elections.
And, astonishing as it may seem, the moment the last troops pulled out of the South, where ninety percent of the blacks were, political interest the black vote began to fall fast.
By 1940 anyone who looked to history as Inevitable would have seen the future as bleak for the black vote. Its importance had been steadily going down since 1877.
Nothing changes as fast as history. This has become really obvious in our day of carbon dating and the finding that dinosaurs not only had feathers, but WERE birds.
But this fact has only become OBVIOUS even to some Mommy Professors because of recent technology. The fact is that if you gave me a history book I could almost certainly tell you the decade it was written in.
But those who denounce religion the most loudly as superstition are the ones who maintain this superstitious, Marxist faith that there is a Tide of history, an Inevitable History which occupies the exact same space that God does in other religions.
C.S. Lewis was upset at people who were so obsessed with the Future that they used it as an excuse to be cruel today. As Lenin put it, “It does not matter whether the world contains half a billion people or two billion people, so long as that the half billion is Communist.”
One thing that makes C.S. Lewis’ theological ideas seem so logical is his common sense approach to things. He points out that, “The only Historical Inevitably is that today will be succeeded by tomorrow, and there will be a day after that…”
While others go on from what we say to generalization, Adelheim looked up my old arguments against anti-whites on Stormfront. I will be putting them here, in parts.
It is certainly good to say what an article makes you think of, that’s good seminar practice. And commenters are getting better at relating their observations back to the basic point. One should always ask oneself, am I just using BUGS to drop in a point I could use some other forum for, or is this a seminar comment that BELONGS here?
Adelheim also has another bit of news. We have been leaning on the BNP to talk about white genocide. Naturally it was Adelheim who noticed some of us might have gotten through:
Adelheim_ on August 14th, 2010 at 2:53 pm
BNP: Europe Is Being Ethnically Cleansed – Andrew Brons MEP
Somewhere after 3:00 he uses the term Ethnically Cleansed. I think it is a speech for the EU parliament or something.”
The Mantra and its promotion alone are literally worth the time and effort of a million blogs. Horus reports we, the White Rabbit and BUGS and your pushing, are yielding results:
“The information is GETTING out there. The old white nationalists and conservatives and being outgunned by the younger new comers. Fresh blood! The old guys refused to obey and get on a consistent message. They are too damn thick headed. They are now getting over run by the new young people who are starved to make changes.
Now the White Nationalists are being forced via peer pressure to mention genocide. And it is about damn time. All you have to do is surf whitenewsnow.com to see the young ones go to town. They are not posting on BUGS but they are reading it.”
One experience I have that is invaluable to you is that I have been this way before. I have always found the basic need and hammered at it, pushing, squeezing what later becomes obvious to a few dozen, on to a few hundred, on to thousands, on to mainstream thinking.
The USSR fell because ridiculed “Wallace Democrats” were brought in to vote for Reagan. I was the only writer in both camps, organizing thousands of working families for marches and writing for National Review, Conservative Digest and working on Capitol Hill.
After their stunning defeat in 1980, the dazed media renamed those “Wallace Democrats” “Reagan Democrats” and their whole attitude changed. But for two decades before conservatives had panicked at every accusation of appealing to “Wallace Democrats” and had to change their diapers each time it was mentioned the way they do today when called “racist.”
I have done this on other issues, but this is the most recognizable. I know the signs of a message going its geometric way better than anyone else alive.
Once again, it took decades to get to this point, but I recognize this point very well.
Adelheim and Horus are giving us reports from the front.
And I know how to read them.
When a crisis occurs people rush to pay the experts.
But a crisis is usually by definition a failure of the experts.
Let us say you are in combat. You only realize there is an enemy weapon in a particularly place because some of your men got killed by a shot from it. Obviously you need to know more about the location where that weapon was located, so you bring in your people who were scouting that area because they know more about that particular area than scouts reporting from a different area.
But you don’t give them a medal.
Highly paid and well-known experts in our society are usually those who have let the most casualties occur in their area..
I predicted on September 11 and 12, 2001 that not only would not one single intelligence officer even be personally criticized for what happened but that all of them would get a boost in rank and pay. At the time, when people were screaming about the intelligence failures, that seemed impossible.
Today, it is utterly forgotten that anyone ever asked for any explanation for the criminal failures of 9-11.
White agricultural experts and white farmers are considered about the least exciting people in our society. Nobody even knows that, for the first time in human history, there is more than enough food for everybody on earth and when starvation comes it is not accepted passively anywhere on earth.
Farmers and agricultural science have succeeded on a monumental scale. So they get no attention.
A crisis is a FAILURE. We treat failure, especially colossal failure, as the reason to promote people and increase their budgets and put them on talk shows and read their books.
Usually one of the greatest signs of success in a political system is when people don’t bother to vote. In our world where we worship the Root Canal a low turnout is seen as a disaster, a reason to have political experts write books on the failure of the system.
When the American political system was at its most stable commentators were constantly bitching about how few Americans voted compared to the Election Day March in Europe.
Europeans didn’t vote because they were concerned. Quite the opposite. Almost all Europeans considered voting a Duty. They went to the polls unanimously and cast the same vote for the same party.
Americans only bothered to vote when they didn’t trust the rest of the electorate.
Compared to the Communist countries, even the Europeans had too small an electorate. North Korea once reported that one hundred percent of its ballots were cast, presumably including by those in comas.
But no one questions whether heavy voting is a healthy sign. The scouts who didn’t find that gun that killed their comrades will not receive praise. But experts who do exactly the same thing have ensured themselves promotion and book sales.
One of the giant “Green” movements of our time involved the terror of burying plastics that would last thousands of years. No such panic was raised about putting rock in the ground, which is there for millions of years.
A fund-raising against rock would be seen as silly. The Plastic Panic was Idealistic and Intellectual.
More important, the Plastic Panic made money.
It has begun to occur to the most amazing people that there is nothing Idealistic about old white women having to be strip-searched and all of us taking off our shoes and belts at an airport. What DID occur to the public was that pilots should have guns up front.
Those who get paid for panicking fought it, and pilots don’t want something else to worry about. The Pistol Panickers have essentially won that battle. The only person with a gun on a plane will be a terrorist.
When you’re still young and fresh to the political game, this insane business can bother you. You see the Public Interest and you decry those who waste our resources on nonsense and worse.
But when you start asking, “Where does this information come from?” you calm down. Fundraising is based on the latest news, the latest moan of misery.
The slogan of money-raising and new legislation and all the rest is “something must be done.” So our “solution” is very much that of boys is when they cannot attain the Playboy models.
They do SOMETHING. In any headline crisis, hundreds of thousands of people are paid to do SOMETHING.
The somethings are very similar, except that the one the boys engage in is harmless and costless.
Any crisis brings forth hundreds of millions of billions of dollars. Never yet have experts, the people who let the crisis occur in the first place, ever le a crisis go to waste, any more than any heterosexual boy has ever thrown away an old Playboy.
This would normally be seen as a joke, comparing boy’s masturbation to the deadly serious business of Crisis Management.
The reason you see it as a joke is because you do not speak the language of politics fluently.
It IS funny, but only if you recognize who is the butt of the joke. The gang in the Medieval Clown’s getup is the public, which always listens raptly to the opinion of anyone who has let a crisis develop in the very field he has been paid a fortune to be an expert in.
Doing Something is for little boys who find a hidden Playboy Magazine.
Doing Something is not for adults.
Brian asked me if managing engineers was different from managing anybody else.
Before the Civil Service reform Act of 1978, the entire civil service as we think of it went from grade GS-1 to grade GS-18. The top three grades were called the Super Grades.
If you were a GS-15, if you went to a military installation you were given the accommodations of a Colonel. GS-18 rated a Lieutenant General. Above that you were a political appointee. If you count through the grades, you will find a GS-13 was major and so forth.
The job description on each level was extensive. So when you got to the super grades they really got intense. Then in the early 70s, I believe, the guy who founded Avis wrote a short guide to management called “Up the Organization.”
One of the many excellent points stated shortly in that book was his opinion of Job Descriptions for high level executives. He said simply that if a guy who has reached THAT pay level NEEDS a job description, he doesn’t BELONG at that level. The whole point of high-level management is that you MAKE job descriptions by getting the job done.
By 1978 they got rid of the Super Grades and established the Senior Executive Service, the SES. GS-16 became SES 1 and 18 became SES 3. Before that, all grades came with a set of numbers in the middle showing your specialty, none of which I remember.
So you might be a GS-1856-16, the middle numbers showing your specialty. So you could be a GS-6324-5, meaning an economist at grade 5, or you could be a GS-6324-16, meaning you were A grade 16 economist., a one-star general equivalent.
One thing the Civil Service Reform Act did was to get rid of that middle four numbers above grade15. The restrictions on where you could be transferred to were removed.
You were no longer an economist by trade. You were a Manager. It was assumed that you could manage a section of the defense Department or a section of The Forest Service or be in charge of a supply section of the GSA.
When you get to that level, you simply cannot know all about what is being done, no matter how many years you have been an economist or a negotiator or a building supervisor. You go in, find out what needs to be done, and get it done.
Naturally none of the political appointees understood the point of that. So when my boss was murdered and I took a job as a Reagan appointee, the politicals there showed me their new organization chart. I groaned inwardly and looked as interested as I had to be to keep my job.
I groaned because I knew that that organization chart is the standard way career people have been defanging the new administration since George Washington’s nephew turned out not to be enough and he hired another worker.
Each new administration comes in with plans to “change things.” So the careerists say, “Well, to really change things we have to reorganize.” And the happy little idiots spend their first year reorganizing and triumphantly bring their shiny new organizational chart to the President.
Which means they haven’t done ANYTHING but change names and shift people around.
If you are taking over a business the question is not whether you have a new organization chart. The only question is always The Bottom Line.
What led to the creation of the SES was to end the endless worry over Job Descriptions and who was in what department. I was in the first Administration after the passage of that Act. What had the New Philosophy changed?
We all remember what was done when intelligence organizations committed criminal errors that led to September 11, 2001.
They created Department of Homeland Security. Not one single failing of the old system was addressed.
Yes, Brian, if you can manage engineers at a high level, you can manage office supplies at a high level. Your job is to find out what needs doing and how to do it.
When the last energy revolution occurred, fossil fuels began with coal taking over the roads. For century it was like the huge UNIVAC computers, limited to large scale in the form of railroads and factories. Then Henry Ford became the Bill Gates of fossil fuels.
Neither Ford nor Gates claimed to be original. Gates said he was waiting on personal computers to reach a certain level, and he named the new PC that developed and caused him to tell his partner, “Now it’s time to get going.“
Certainly Ford made even less claim to being original.
In fact, who exactly invented something is usually a historical detail. Some Chinese invented one thing after another, OR it got to China from White India, but each time the invention stopped when it got to China. The printing press was there but died, the gun was in Japan in the sixteenth century but died.
There is a lot of debate about whether China invented GUN powder. They did have rockets that made no difference to their history, so the question is did they have GUNS that made no difference to their history?
But the real, the HISTORICAL question about Oriental inventiveness is already answered: If you have to look so closely to see whether gunpowder was ever there, then clearly the Oriental use of it is entirely different from the Aryans’.
In a white society there is a lot of debate about who invented something. The reason for this is that the SOCIETY had reached a point where the ingredients are there and someone will put them together. There has never been a debate in Oriental society about who invented what.
Unlike Al Gore, Gates did not claim to invent the Internet just as Henry Ford never claimed to have invented the automobile. Ford‘s mass production methods were what made Eli Whitney rich after he found the cotton gin was simply too simple to keep patent rights on.
But both Gates and Ford did the thing that is utterly lacking in Oriental societies. They took a concept and made it a societal advance.
The space program is going through a similar process. When the USSR’s Sputnik went up in 1958 a number of giant programs were adopted to counter that achievement in the US. What most people didn’t know was that a rocket that could do the same thing was sitting in the US stockpile.
I wonder if the Soviets ever invented ANYTHING?
But there is nothing the media like like a national crisis, so a national crisis Sputnik became.
If you read science fiction from the 50s and 60s you consistently find the computers involved are giants, Univac’s big brothers, as dependent on size as on advancing technology. In China, the things which impress Americans in history, like iron foundries, were huge projects.
But it is on the Ford stage that Western technology is built. In 1958 Sputnik, which was putting an overweight basketball into orbit, was a massive project that showed that only The Collectives of the Peoples’ Democratic Republics, working the entire economy under Mommy Professor’s planning, could produce such a marvel.
Now putting things into orbit is regular business, and each year the businesses able to do it get smaller.
Right now a person can construct an A-Bomb off the Internet if he has the uranium. It is the power that is missing. So Brian and I are watching for the new power source.
With that new power source will come a time when private use of outer space is as common as it is in old sci-fi stories.
We are now seeing problems with regulating the Internet between countries like the ones they will encounter in regulating space.
But you will not see any of these future realities discussed anywhere but BUGS.
No, I spelled it right.
Leftist strategy is Two Steps Forward, One Step Back. They do not tolerate an opposition which does not give them One Step Back, OSB.
We all know what will happen in 2010:
1) Republicans will lose, in which step they will hurry to compromise;
2) Republicans will break even, in which case they will hurry to compromise “so as not to be a permanent minority;”
3) Republicans will win big, at which case they will show they are “magnanimous and reasonable,“ and compromise.
No matter what happens, the opposition the media allows to exist will give them their One Step Back, half of what they wanted.
When I was in the program, I was amazed by the people who would casually mention to me that they were homeless. They were clean, they led normal lives outside. You couldn’t tell the players without a scorecard.
They were not homeless because of societal inequity. They were homeless because of building codes. Today you couldn’t build a Depression-era shantytown on Federal land in utmost Nevada. Recovering addicts are often construction workers. They could put something over their heads, but WHERE?
Once again, the reason one sees this is because they never ask themselves is WHY IS THIS INFORMATION PRODUCED? The are thousands of people who make heir living with the homeless, but damn few of them can even imagine building one’s OWN shelter.
All information published about the homeless is published by people who are using homelessness for their own living or their own cause, or both. You should see how they react to my suggestion of leaving areas for shacks.
That is fascistic bourgeois thinking, that is typical, “Let them eat cake ” stuff!” This is hiring more experts like government building projects and experts in homelessness would plan and administer. No one with a Master’s in Sociology or who is a Marxist would encourage MORE shanties.
And that is where ALL of our information comes from. But no one ask why the information is produced.
One guy made billions by making tiny loans to tens of millions of third-world borrowers. He did more good than ten World Banks. The money did not filter through governments. It went to people who found solid reasons to get into the little debt they could get into.
He has been recognized as a humanitarian lately, but it was late because information is produced by experts to promote the idea that Idealists like them should get paid to plan projects. To put it simply, professionals are interested in using homelessness to promote Economic Democracy while the people only they speak for publicly want to get a roof over their heads.
Less than two centuries ago, Europeans would remark casually a particular family was going to starve come winter. This was not because, as the Idealists would say, they didn’t care. They lived in a world where they couldn’t do anything about it. Feed the family this year and they will starve next winter. There were too MANY of them.
Demography is a branch of economics, mainly because you have to put it SOMEWHERE. As a result I had to do a fair amount of reading in the area for my credentials. My impression was that Experts on Hunger don‘t know what hunger IS. They use the words starvation and malnutrition interchangeably. They want to prove that capitalism will always, and uniquely, produce Hunger.
Back on Planet Earth, the only white countries that have seen actual lack of food were in the Peace Loving People’s Republic, countries run by experts who CARED about the poor, if you ask Mommy Professor. Mommy Professor can stand in the middle of a group of people whoa re actually starving and rant about “inequities.” That’s what he’s there for.
An actual human being among starving people will want to get food to them. NOW.
One of the greatest and least noticed phenomena of our age is how few people actually starve. I do not know whether people starve in India any more. But all a Hunger Expert will note is that Indians get paid very little. The security net there is very, very low. But for the first time in thousands of years, it EXISTS.
This is of no importance to someone who is only interested in a New World Order. But it would impress YOU if you ever saw the ways things USED to be.
People who have no roof over their heads want one. They could build one if there was a place for them to do it. But once again, one has to realize that information is PRODUCED. I am telling you this, but I have no stake in Homelessness.
But who is going to talk about this? It is information only a non-Expert would be interested in.
Once again, let me explain why I wrote something.
Several times here I have discussed the fact that Mussolini almost missed The March on Rome that put him into power. He made a speech, probably not for the first time, that the Italian people should march on Rome and force a government that would GOVERN.
As I say, he had probably said that a hundred times. But this time it hit a note, and while Mussolini went about his routine, the March was building up and being organized. He found out about it at the last minute and rushed to lead it.
I am reminded of 1992 when Larry King asked Ross Perot if he would be willing to run for the presidency and Perot said yes. Within days Perot had a spontaneous national campaign organization and with in a couple of weeks he was way ahead in a three-way poll.
These are extreme examples, but a thinking person should see the importance of them. If the actual leaders have no idea what the unrest is like, if they come within view of taking power without even feeling the waves, how about the rest of us, especially the “experts?”
I have discussed the fact that as the USSR was going down cartoons depicted Estonians and Ukrainians demanding independence as drunks in Confederate uniforms. Within DAYS of that barrage of cartoons they began to pull out in mass.
These are giant examples. They have all been carefully forgotten. But there are endless smaller examples.
I have agreed with liberals that if Obama had been white it would have been a landslide. Bush left us both a financial crisis as big as any since 1929 AND an unsinkable, endless war with no exit strategy. EACH of those things took out a historical president who went from a landslide win to a landslide loss, Hoover and Johnson.
BOTH of them combined got Obama a respectable victory.
There has been talk about he tea parties, but you have no idea what is going on unless you see the world as I, and I hope WE, do. Once again, let me repeat what I have said many times: respectable conservatives have always been conservative respectable.
In respectable conservatives you are saying these are conservatives who are respectable. You’ve got their priorities backward. Their first and only real loyalty has been to respectability. National Review has always made it clear that they are part of the establishment first, that they will ditch anybody who really offends liberals. They are first and foremost respectable and any disagreement with Political Correctness is way down on the list.
What shocked the bejesus out of liberals was that a huge groundswell of those lamb like respectables suddenly became blatantly unrespectable, shouting, threatening, violently cowing their opponents the way only leftists have ever been allowed to do.
Every issue of National Review contains at least one apology for it.
No one can analyze this unless he looks at the examples of the March on Rome, Perot’s lead for the presidency which only a psycho could have screwed up, and the world press’s laughter at the idea that the Soviet Republics would secede.
People asked Ben Franklin what the Constitutional Convention had given them and Ben is supposed to have replied, “A republic, if you can keep it.” There used to be a slogan, “This is a republic, not a democracy, let’s keep it that way.”
Actually, like most conservative statements, this is simply no longer true. The same Supreme Court that made the holy decision to strike down all state laws against interracial marriage which no conservative dares question also decided that the United States is NOT a republic.
The only phrase in the Constitution that gives the Feds the right to interfere with the FORM of state government is the one which requires that all states must maintain “a republican form of government.” Since the outset every state allowed one senator per county, regardless of its size, just as states were allowed equal Senate representation regardless of their population.
This is, in fact, the only part of the Constitution which cannot be changed by amendment.
The Holy Court of Miscegenation ruled that this provision in in all but one (unicameral) state legislature in the fifty states was unconstitutional. The Holy Court ruled that if a state is not a democracy, it is not a republic, so all legislative bodies must be based on population.
Except the Federal one. So the Federal Government is not, and cannot be, a republic.
There is a rule that anyone who makes a living off of history or social commentary has to provide his tithe to our established religion of PC. BBC documentaries end with a sermon in which everything that has been said is jammed into the PC world review.
When I see that this particular book is the one in which the author pays his tithe, I close it and return it. Each author must give excuses for minority behavior. In one case a historical fiction writer was declaring that the Gypsies were regular exploited WORKERS just like everybody else, like illegal aliens in America.
Meanwhile Piers was explaining that Gypsies stole babies and other property because they did not recognize property rights. So presumably if Gypsies were appearing in your town and you gabbed one of THEIR kids, they would think nothing of it.
So Gypsies are hard workers for their due wage and don’t recognize there is such a thing as a due wage.
Blacks don’t commit more crimes — or one would be justified in suspecting them of crime more than people with white skin — and every writer must know the list of reasons WHY blacks have a RIGHT to commit more crime.
Democrats spend hundreds of millions getting out the minority vote, but if you say non-whites are likely to vote Democratic in the wrong context, you are a Nazi.
Posted by Bob on December 1, 2005 at 5:51 pm
In my old “Partisan Dictionary” which I wrote in the Southern Partisan in the early 1980s, the following definiton appeared,
A formalized substitute for courtesy.”
Manners if doing whatever is fashionable and written down. Courtesy is concern for the other person.
By the same token, “ethics” is written down. Honesty, like courtesy, needs no explanation.
I have pointed out that the moment someone said something to me that sounded like they were getting around to “something you would like to have,” I would quote to them the Draconian penalties for bribing a staffer.
This was often unfair. I had honestly misinterpreted where they were leading. But it also gave me a certain reputation as a person who could not be trusted with even a hint of a bribe.
Why, exactly, was I so nasty about such hints of offers?
“well, Bob, it’s because you were raised in the Bible Belt. The Book taught you that ‘Thou shalt not bear false witness against they neighbor’ even if they pay you.”
And that is what really worries me about Wordists. My ancestors were proud to die to a man around the leader they had sworn fealty to long before the Gospel, much less the Old Testament, ever got to them.
I don’t lie, I don’t cheat, I don’t steal, and I honor my word not because some Book told me to be that way, but because I AM that way.
If you want to know about someone, let them talk. When a person justifies honesty by quoting a Book, you had better put your wallet in a safe place.
His Book can change tomorrow. His INTERPRETATION of his Book can change tomorrow.
Honesty is what an honest man takes for granted.
Wordism is for psychopaths.
Posted by Bob on November 17, 2006 at 9:56 am
Whales were saved from extinction because whale oil became obsolete. Whale oil lamps were essential in the old days.
It is not the first world but the third world that destroys its native life forms and dumps pollution into the air. It is Brazil that is destroying its jungles, aka, rain forests. Brazil, brown country with an exploding population, can’t afford not to.
In the jungles of Central America are the ruins of gigantic temples, built by civilizations that rose, destroyed their environment, and fell. Elizabeth and I have discussed how American Indians destroyed the land and would have made the Shenandoah Valley into a desert if the white man had not come along.
As always, the recurrent theme of Political Correctness is complete silliness. They say that nature is being destroyed “in the name of progress.” Back on Planet Earth it is the stagnant society that uses the same resources until they are no more. If Coal had not been developed into coke and other means found to use it, Europe would have been totally deforested.
But, unlike other societies, Europe developed an increasing need as it grew, but it also developed new MEANS. Coal and brick replaced wood.
China is in desperate need for reforestation. The paddy culture, developed in India, dates back to Roman times. It is not nearly as “ancient” as legend tells it. But the paddy culture is a recycling culture. China ruined its forests, but it retains the beautiful, clean paddies, where human dung is a major ingredient of the recycling.
At the beginning of this century, books would say, “As in medieval Europe, in China you can smell a city five miles before you reach it.” And if it were not for Europe, they would be that way today. People who will live in a sty are not likely to be environmentalists.
No, progress does not destroy nature. Stagnation destroys it.
They get away with things in comedy shows that are funny precisely because they hit on something that everybody notices but nobody dares to say. On Family Guy, Death finally got a date and, as in the movie “10,” his infatuation with the girl’s physical beauty collapsed the first time she opened her mouth:
GIRL: “Only humans make war.”
DEATH: “What are you talking about? Animals kill each other all the time.”
GIRL: “Not with nuclear arms. You can’t hug your children with nuclear arms.”
DEATH: “Oh, for God’s sake!”
This is funny for two reasons. First, nobody has ever heard a hippie say ANYTHING. When I refer to saying anything, I am not referring to emitting vocal sounds. A parrot talks but he never really SAYS anything. If you are masochistic, you could listen to an hour’s diatribe from an old hippie of yesterday, but if you wait for him to say anything original or even interesting you will wait till Judgment Day.
The reason this was demonstrated in a comedy is because everybody knows it but nobody can SAY it. Those two facts made it funny.
Remember that our established religion is Political Correctness. Imagine a gathering of devout Catholics at a university. The name “Dracula” is mentioned and one elderly nun crosses herself. Not one good Catholic there is going to laugh at her, however superstitious the gesture strikes them. It is sign of naïve Faith, and no one in a church or a seminary laughs at a sincere expression of the Faith.
By exactly the same token, no one at a university, NO ONE is allowed to LAUGH at a hippie. He is reciting the words of the Faith. No one who wants to prove they are “educated,” which tens of millions of people try desperately to do all the time, dares to laugh at hippie repetition of the most tiresome clichés.
Hippies are not referred to as being mindless. They are ALWAYS praised for being “idealistic.”
No one on TV is EVER going to tell a black man that he said something that was just plain stupid. They are not going to a say a hippie bores them into a coma any more than the devout Catholics are going to laugh at the old nun crossing herself when “Dracula” is mentioned. But what if the old nun crosses herself and recites a prayer ALL THE TIME? All through the conference everybody must stop when they mention ANYTHING she has not heard in the convent and wait RESPECTFULLY while she crossed herself and says a Prayer Against Evil. About the fortieth time that happened, even the most understanding in the Faith might get a bit tired of it.
But they can’t say so.
Which is exactly why Death, who knows all about war, actually SAYING that the hippie girl on Family Guy was an idiot was so funny. Tens of millions of Desperately Seeking “Educated” suburbanites who watch The Family Guy have sat through hippies endlessly droning the same old crap day after day, party after party. Every time the hippie spoke up the entire conversation was thrown off track as everybody had to listen, reverently, to some words about Love and Peace that they knew the hippie was going to say.
But they can NEVER say WHY it’s funny, any more than the Catholics could criticize the old nun.
So every now and then you see things like that used in comedy when they could NEVER be said anywhere ELSE. And the room explodes in laughter.
Though nobody will DARE say WHY.
I am always bothered when someone says, “The only hope we have” or the like. When someone says something like that, I get the feeling they are simply in another world. Our “only hope” of WHAT?
The survival of our race is dependent on a biological revolution, on Russian nuclear potential, on a hundred things in political actions and reactions and the biological revolution we have no idea about.
A popular news magazine lately had quoted an editorial about how Americans do not understand that identity is serious business in this world. It was not specifically about race, but the emphasis in the article was that Americans expect that Iraqis, for example, will forget their little mullahs and so forth and think like melting pot Americans. Americans cannot understand the Russo-Georgia problem for the same reason.
It said that American foreign policy is fatally flawed because it cannot understand that what a melting-pot mentality sees as mere details, ethnic identity, is what other people DIE for.
It was such a simple devastating observation I thought it came from ME!
It bothers me when WE get provincial. Let the3 paid commentators talk about “the only hope” in some limited sense. This kind of limited thinking is all right for the robots who get paid to see the world in terms the average clown has been trained to think in, but it is not even excusable for a member of BUGS.
I find today’s history books boring because they always obsess on proving that any character they are talking about was thinking in today’s terms, in terms of Political Correctness, in terms of the Modern Truth. What is fascinating about history is that the people were thinking in entirely DIFFERENT terms, “no one is really talking about history. They are discussing other people’s PRESENT DAY,” and 1815 was as much a “present day” as 2008 is. So when a writer is trying to squeeze other people’s present from the year 1800 into a modern Marxist or “conservative” frame of thinking, they miss all the adventure, all the mind-bending fun of putting themselves in that past that is “a foreign country.”
Those who get paid for bending things that way miss the fascination of realizing that they, who see “reality” as what is going on right now, are actually just one more phase, one more part of the parade that keeps marching on.
It is actually funny to watch people in each age think that everything was leading to THEM It is puzzling to think that, after all those hundreds of “inevitables” and Modern Thinkings that we see in history, THIS ONE can think It is where everybody was headed, that IT represents Modern Thought. If there is one thing anybody who is acquainted with history knows that there is no magic to the word, “This is 1896″ or “This is 2008.” That is exactly like saying, “This is New York” or “This is FRANCE!” It is provincialism, not identity, but REAL provincialism.
There is no SINGLE battle TODAY. It is really true that “This too shall pass.” The idea that something would upset the order of post-Napoleonic Royalist Europe was as alien in its day as the idea that anything will somehow “defeat” the melting pot mentality of today.
But the fact that it EXISTS means it is dated.
“Our only hope” means that you honestly think you know what will MATTER in a decade or two.
History says you don’t.
Race is eternal. The “Year of Their Lord 2008″ means no more than “This is the 1960s,” which once meant EVERYTHING to a whole generation.
We know a precious few truths. For some reason, white places are consistently good. White “civilizations” do not go into the commode of history. Your manic depression and mine does not affect reality.
Tell the truth. Fight the fight. This sounds idealistic, but it is really the only approach that is not so silly it is hilarious.
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