The Journalist’s Lament: Yes, There is An American Culture!

This is an article in the NY Times Aug. 8, 2016. HERE.   It purports to be a handwringing mea culpa confessing the predicament of the tortured soul of the professional Journalist in reporting on Donald Trump.
Why is there an issue? There is an issue because the very philosophic underpinnings of J-School make opposition to Trump a baked-in conclusion. How so? I shall attempt to explain.
The Golden Rule of J-School is OBJECTIVITY. The Journalist presumes his view is objective. But to be truly objective one must be in a vantage point above the level upon which the news happens.
J-school is the ultimate expression of the post-Modern education philosophy. And that is the effort to demonstrate that all societies are built upon arbitrary cultural symbols, whether sounds, letters, pictures, body language, facial expression and so on. But since J-school is essentially a Western phenomenon and in our case an American one it directs its de-constructive lens upon American culture.
Objectivity is the attempt to perceive the arbitrariness of the symbols of culture. It is like trying to hear English as sounds devoid of meaning. To attempt to do so is frightening for if one succeeded it might be impossible to come back! Or, try looking at our written language as a series of squiggles and lines. Impossible.
Yet what is culture other than arbitrary actions, sounds, patterns of group movements? J-school is where students go to complete their self de-privileging program. To compare New Guinean war steps with the ballet: both merely arbitrary movements conveying cultural information, might be true. But so what?
A graduate of such a culturally-self-abnegating program will indeed be unable or unwilling to concede any superiority of one set of arbitrary cultures over another.
A Nation is a People sharing a culture, which is a language, a common literature, a common sense of history etc. Our American political culture has been based on the Lockean principles in vogue in Britain at the time of our origin. In Locke’s view humans are capable of self-assembly. We create an organic culture over time. To better protect our rights in a more complicated society we form governments. We are not naturally at war ourselves against all, as Thomas Hobbes would have us.
Here is the key to the journalists’ inability to report on Trump. Nations are Peoples with Cultures. Cultures are based upon arbitrary signs and symbols. Once deconstructed it is like Humpty Dumpty! It is as if one were able to hear English as merely the inherently meaningless sounds which it is, and not be able to get back!
How could graduates of a deliberate self-inflicted cultural lobotomy fail to see Trump as a dinosaur? “Make America Great Again” does not compute. They would require multiple layers of quotes to write that! But Trump asks DO WE HAVE A COUNTRY OR NOT?
Are we a Nation, a People with a particular culture (within a range of cultures, yes) and a particular language, with a particular sense of private property, and Rights?

John Locke said a People self-organize to produce an organic society and only much later is formal legalistic government created. 99% of our daily lives proceeds without recourse to the legal systems. That vast preponderance of the social glue is vested in the culture. The De-Construction of a particular culture by demonstrating its basis in arbitrary symbols is not compatible with “having a country”!

This explains why Journalists are leftists, and why leftists are totalitarian. Normal societies operate on a subliminal level, as stated above.  99% of our activities and interactions are culturally determined.  Rarely do we require legal opinions in our daily lives!  However, once cultural norms are dismissed as “merely” arbitrary understandings what remains to counter the centrifugal force of individuals devoid of cultural cohesion?
Only the State remains.  And in a republic unmoored from a Constitution restricting the arena in which majoritarianism presides, the NATION is subjugated to a purely a POLITICAL entity.  When all human interactions are considered political… that is Totalitarianism! 

NO TO WWIII WITH RUSSIA: sick of being played!

Russia is not in expansionist mode. They are, if anything in a situation not very different from that of Germany at Versailles after WW1.
Someday historians may well write that the Russians did not lose a single battle on their own territory yet lost the Cold War. This is what Germans said of WW1. The German army was never defeated on German soil.
And its defeat resulted in the dismemberment of the German Empire. Germans, who had been part of the majority in pre-war Germany were minorities in the new states carved out of the Hapsburg and German Empires: Czechoslovakia, Poland, parts of Lithuania (Memel). The Germans surrendered because Wilson promised a JUST settlement. But he could not deliver it. The French especially, and Britain wanted reparations.
When the Soviet Empire fell during George H.W. Bush’s presidency, he spoke sweetly to Gorby agreeing that NATO would not move eastward into the void left by the Russian retreat. But rather than sowing seeds for future stability he and Clinton moved NATO eastward.
(Also GHW Bush took advantage of that unipolar moment to Rope-A-Dope named Saddam Hussein. His ambassador to Iraq, April Glaspie gave Saddam a green light to invade Kuwait. And that justified Poppa Bush’s risk-like move: three into the Persian Gulf from America. The entire disaster of the Middle East is placeable at GHWB’s feet.)

How dare the USA seek to keep Russia penned up in the borders resultant from the Soviet Collapse? If during the US Civil War, say Britain invaded the Oregon Territory. The day after Appomattox you can bet an Army of Blue and Gray would be marching together to retake the Oregon Territory and all of Canada to boot!
The sanctions placed on Russia over Ukraine are asinine. If sanctions were placed on the US after retaking Oregon territory would we back down? Not any RED BLOODED AMERICAN would! Crimea was Russified after a 200 year period of wars with Ottoman Turks, the Crimean War against Turkey, France and Britain. A bitter battle for Sevastopol was fought with France and Britain, and 100 years later with the Wehrmacht. It is Russia’s window into the Black Sea and thus the Mediterranean and to the entire world. It is to Russia as say Pearl Harbor was to the USA. Would sanctions force us to leave Pearl Harbor? Never.
 
Now, who are we protecting? Cui bono? The EU and US Globalist interests launched the coup d’etat that removed the legally elected premier of Ukraine. He was pro-Russian. Ukraine is populated by millions of Russians and millions of mixed Russian-“Ukraine” marriages. Kiev in the west is drawn to the EU. And the EU seeks to incorporate Ukraine into its territory.
The EU after Brexit is merely Germany’s sock puppet. Russia is not going to allow Berlin another crack at its breadbasket. Twice in a century is enough. Besides, what will the EU be? Will it be Eurabia, an apostate Chrislam continent? Why do we assume Greater Germany (Groß Deutschland) is OUR ally? Were we ever on the same side in any war with Germany? From the Hessians in the Revolutionary War to the World Wars of the 20th century, NO.
The Globalists now control the EU and China. This can be seen as analogous to the German-Japanese pact only writ large. Putin is that nasty old nationalist demanding to make Russia great again. America was supposed to passively go down the path the elite had chosen for us. BUT that darn CONSTITUTION got in the way. We the PEOPLE elected Trump because we like America being sovereign in America. We want to make America Great Again, too!
These clever elite didn’t get to their positions of power by being fools. So what to do? If America refuses to be ridden like a War Horse by the EU-China Axis how about we pit Russia against America?
Russia and America are natural allies. BOTH of us are of European civilization but are not European. Both of us have frequently been forced to work together against the European hegemon du jour. First it was Great Britain but now the USA has inherited Britain’s role as the natural foe of any continental European hegemon: along with Russia.
Russia is the other white meat superpower! Moscow may smile in its alliance with Beijing, but no one could be truly happy with a rising superpower a billion strong across a very, very long border. Far better is an ally an ocean away.
Trump, I had hoped would play the Russia card as Nixon did the China card. BUT the globalists feared that. Thus Russian Collusion Delusion. Why did they pick Russia to be the colluder? Why not China? Because the EU-China is the new Axis.  The Collusion Delusion is an attempt at forcing Trump’s hand to be tough on Moscow.  If this is the case, despite my great support of Trump he must resign.  We cannot allow the NWO to paint us into a corner with Putin and a world war.  Pence is not tarred with the Russian Delusion.  If it is a choice between Trump being steered by Bolton and the neo-cons into WW3 just to disprove any Russian collusion we must choose Pence.   It is only for the US Britain and Russia to awaken and see that the Krauts are gonna do it again!
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“Mad as an Albright” a new adage?

 

Will We Stop Trump
Before It’s Too Late?

Fascism poses a more serious threat now than
at any time since the end of World War II.

Another Sunday, another NY Times Opinion Piece, that surprisingly places all the blame for all the trouble of the world squarely on Trump’s back.  Shocked, I am.  Shocked.
Well, I thought Madelyn was Halfbright, but nope, Mad is Notbright at all.
Where does one begin unpacking this tangled brain emission: ***The raw anger that feeds fascism is evident across the Atlantic in the growth of nativist movements opposed to the idea of a united Europe, including in Germany, where the right-wing Alternative für Deutschland has emerged as the principal opposition party. The danger of despotism is on display in the Russia of Vladimir Putin — invader of Ukraine, ; accused political assassin, brazen liar and proud son of the K.G.B. Putin has just been re-elected to a new six-year term, while in Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, a ruthless ideologue, is poised to triumph in sham balloting next month. In China, Xi Jinping has persuaded a docile National People’s Congress to lift the constitutional limit on his tenure in power.***

“Raw Anger”? Is it abnormal for a nation, a people to eventually become angry when it seems despite their desires their governments continue to flood them with third world immigrants?
That a former Sec. of State can with a straight face call Putin “invader of Ukraine” is so ignorant of history as to be unfit for any State Dept job? Moscow became the feudal guardian of the Cossack Hetmanate upon their plea for protection against the Catholic Poles to the north, Ottomans to the south and Tartars (Mongols) in Crimea in 1653. If Putin is invader of Ukraine then is Jefferson the “invader of Louisiana Territory”?
Was the Imperial Czarist Empire in 1917 or the Soviet Union in 1941 too unsavory for our help in both world wars? The Czar and the Chairman both ruled Ukraine. And yet we sent the first batch of US bombers out of the arsenal of democracy not to the Philippines where GIs were preparing runways in the jungle, but to the USSR!
“Proud son of the KGB” so? Wasn’t George HW Bush the proud son of the CIA? Do we despise other nations having their own patriots, their own men who seek the strengthening and respect of their great nations?
In the same breath Notbright attaches Venezuela to the list of “fascist” regimes? She does know that Hugo Chávez’s “bold step forward toward socialism” like Galt’s 20th Century Motors brought the whole structure down like a house of cards. Has the old lady (half lady?) perceived any Trump move towards supporting the Socialist Shithole of Venezuela? No.
And for the sake of completeness in her lunacy, she places the Chairman of the Chinese Communist Party Xi Jinping in the ranks of fascism?

Mad NotBright, we are not a banner of Democracy! We are not the enforcer or engine of the Globalist Statists. We neither seek to passively accept our deindustrialization as Agenda 21 and other New World Order plans had planned, nor do we wish to strap on our sword and buckler like a New World Don Quixote to force Moscow back into the borders imposed during the weakness of the Post Could War era. Have we learned nothing? Hitler rode on German rage that the allies pushed Germany’s borders back leaving large ethnic German populations under foreign rule. Ukraine and Russia have been so thoroughly linked that much of Ukraine’s population is part Russian. And pure Russian. Russia ruled this area from 1653 until 1989. IN that unipolar moment what did the USA do? We moved eastward into former Warsaw Pact states. And then when the Ukrainians elected a pro-Moscow prime minister a Soros-funded color-revolution, the Maidan Uprising backed a coup d’etat imposing a pro-EU government. After Brexit, what is the EU but Greater Germany? Once more the poor bloody ground between Russia and the European Hegemon (Germany twice, Napoleon’s France once) will become the perfect flat battleground for massive armies to maneuver and destroy all around them.
What else did Daddy Bush do during our Unipolar moment? He roped-a-dope Saddam Hussein. His ambassador to Iraq actually told Saddam that as far as Iraqi-Kuwait disputes over oil production is of no interest to the US. He had April Glaspie our Ambassador to Iraq essentially give Saddam a Green-light. Saddam took the bait and the US had casus belli to finally put the Persian Gulf under direct US control. All the problems of the current world are traced to George HW Bush

IF I STAND ALONE: SO BE IT

Am I the only Messianic Jew that supports Trump, resists the NWO, supports Israel and pro MAGA, replies and rebuts anti-Semites and leftists?

First the Jews were “cosmopolitan” internationalists. They opposed nationalists in order to create a global banking system. Bad Jews.
Now we have our own nation, Israel. We are nationalists. Israeli nationalists are Zionists, oops Bad Jew.

FAKE?   The anti-Semites have convinced themselves that we aren’t real Jews!  The old Khazar story again.  Yes there were a Turkic people that were converted to Judaism presumably by a group of male Jews in trading posts on the Black Sea.
The vast majority of Jews in Eastern Europe, however were there at the invitation of the Lithuanian-Polish Commonwealth.  Large towns of Jews from France and Germany especially from the Rhineland availed themselves of the invitation. They left en masse for points east.  It gets tiring playing Hide or Die with ones’ neighbors. We were real enough in 1933-1945 to get the full treatment by the Germans, Poles, Ukrainians, Lithuanians, and all their lovely volkisch fiendish friends. 

Our issue is with Post-Modern Leftist Globalists. Or at least it should be!  There are secular Jews as there are secular or lapsed Catholics or whatever. A major component of Judaism is the Hope for the Messianic Age. Former or mere nominal Christians too hoped for the Messianic Age. But loss of faith has directly caused loss of pride in the West. The loss of faith in the Messianic Age or in the Resurrection has forwarded the hope in Marxist materialist utopia.

I hope decent people will not see this as a Jewish problem but rather as the problem with Post Modern secularism. I hate to feel I must give Jewish names as examples of true anti-globalist and anti-Leftist views. Mark Levin (not as anti NWO as I am but as far as opinions of internal American policy, good. (Good Jew.) Andrew Breitbart (RIP). Dennis Prager. https://www.prageru.com/

Think twice about condemning Israel. The Arab problem is EXACTLY the same as our Hispanic problem. They both believe the border crossed them, not the reverse. But indeed it was not until the Yankees built the dams that irrigated the lands, and powered the air conditioners did the cities of the Southwest boom. This expanding economy drew in cheap labor from Mexico.
Same with the Turkish province of Palestine. It was a dusty, nearly empty land. See Mark Twain on his travels. European Zionists from Eastern Europe gradually trickled down. They learned modern agricultural technology and employed it. After WW1 the British Mandate tried to limit the numbers of Jews but nevertheless the European national sport of the Running of the Jews remained very popular between the wars and reached its epitome under Hitler. The Jews created a green land, drained swamps irrigated deserts, and low skill labor was sucked in from what is now Syria.
They Arabs in Israel and Hispanics in America crossed our borders. The borders did not cross them.

Maybe I will be the only one.  The Left I despise.  As a Messianic Jew I do not discuss religion with religious Jews.  Secular Jews are Leftist.  The anti-Semitic Conservatives are starting to come out from under the rocks.
I support AMERICA, ISRAEL, the Bible, the West, and oppose globalism, secularism anti-Zionism,  If I stand alone SO BE IT!

 

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“You Didn’t Build That!”

John Locke’d & Loaded

Is the Constitution binding? John Adams wasn’t just bloviating when he wrote ”Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” Even more important than the words “moral and religious people” is the indefinite article “A”. Our Constitution was made only for A People. Here is why: The Constitution was based upon John Locke’s optimistic enlightened philosophy as opposed to Hobbs’ Divine Right of Kings. Hobbs believed that without “a common power to keep them all in awe, they are in that conditions called war; and such a war, as if of every man, against every man. The state of Nature in Hobbs’ mind is “…no account of Time; no Arts; no Letters; no Society; and, which is worst of all, continual fear and danger of violent death, and the life of man solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.” Locke was far more optimistic. See box below.
Locke assumed that the large majority of social cohesion arises organically. The morés or norms are found in the culture. Until very recently most Americans never had the pleasure of having to hire a lawyer. Most of our behavior was determined by our sense of right and wrong. How often did people consult the legal code? Rarely. How this is possible is that Society organically creates (or IS) order. The Constitution was constructed for an organically created society of rational men and women working together to improve the lot of all in order to improve their own particular lot. The designated powers of the Federal Government are very few. And it was possible because all Americans behaved in an orderly manner based on social custom. Only a tiny percentage of society’s codes were written. We required little government because our Anglo-Saxon culture esteemed individual liberty, and private property. But there are those who seek to impose their “better” systems on the rest of us. They know that it requires coercion to force the masses into allowing the intellectual “vanguard of revolution” to lead its into a ”golden age”. This requires a far more intrusive government. And in turn that requires the demolition or “deconstruction” of the unwritten codes of behavior. It is for instance not “homophobia” responsible for the anger towards gay marriage but rather the concept that the State has coopted the power to reach upward to change the culture, when it was the culture that created the State. The Left has made America ungovernable by liberal (classic) philosophy. And it is their dream to destroy the relevancy of the Constitution. The Left has weaponized the State. The State which was merely a veneer overlying the Nation has now become the enemy of the Nation. The politicization of bathrooms for example the politicization of everything is part of the State’s war to replace Nation with government. The Globalists in Europe seek to bring Muslims into every European nation. Why? Why: to diminish the differences between say Italy and Denmark, Spain and Sweden. And the Left’s fixation on more and more Hispanic migration is the American equivalent of an attack on the NATIONLocke mini

On Dogs and Tea

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***Li Yongwei, a Yulin resident in his 40s, said dog was the same as any other meat. “You shouldn’t force people to make choices they don’t want to make, the way you wouldn’t force someone to be a Christian or a Buddhist or a Muslim,” he said.***

Li, a budding Lockean seems not to notice that the People’s Republic Of China has no qualms about forbidding Christianity other than under the auspices of the Party-sanctioned Church, or Falun Gong.

Only a people brainwashed that they have no national culture would defend dog meat. All Cultures Are Equally Arbitrary is the motto of our “multicultural youth”.
Multiculturalism cannot exist within an individual, other than in multiple personality disorders. (And even then, I wonder if there has ever been a case of such?)

Pigs are supposedly intelligent also. But pigs have not evolved like dogs. Dogs have evolved extreme sensitivity to humans’ emotional cues. And their facial muscles (especially Goldens) very much express their thoughts.
So, the “west eats pork and therefore cannot protest East Asian dog-eating” is not valid.
But what if it were valid. Does the fact that cultures are comprised of arbitrary symbols, signs and ethics mean they are equally as good? “Oh”, the intilecktchuel responds “‘good’ and ‘bad’ themselves are *mere* arbitrary constructions.”
And so is language. But intilecktchuels blather on endlessly spewing syllables like birdsong never perceiving that their every utterance is *merely* an arbitrary sound, or group of squiggles on a page!

WHY DO WE ALLOW CHINESE PRODUCTS TO POUR INTO AMERICA? The Miseans (neo-confederates) argue that Free Trade is based on libertarian principles. Clearly, these are principles the Framers of the Constitution knew not. Congress is given the authority to develop trade policies viz. foreign nations.
The Free Traders then try Utilitarian argument: that if each country specializes in producing that which it does well and efficiently and trades with other countries all will benefit.
But this breaks down completely when some nations keep their workers’ wages to a bare minimum. It allows the production of nearly everything to be offered for less money.
“The choice is in our hands” i.e. we can choose to not purchase Chinese products. This is not a valid argument. The Tea in the ships at the Boston wharves were taxed minisculey. The British East India Company had created a tea glut. The taxed British tea was less expensive than the smuggled product. Human nature being what it is, and not what it’s not will only rarely forgo immediate self interest in the interests of a better future or out of morality.
The Sons of Liberty unlike the future Sans Coulottes of the French Revolution and then the Reds of the Russian Revolution did not claim the right to “remold the world closer to the heart’s desire”. The American Revolution did not attempt to change human nature.
Taxed Tea was intolerable. Even if it were cheaper than smuggled untaxed tea. Human nature was not going to be changed by the Sons, but the temptation of the tea would be removed.
Same with claiming that Americans vote for cheap Chinese imports with their dollars. Perhaps so. But we have no qualms about outlawing various drugs because they are addictive. The product of coolie labor is addictive.
Boycott it, yes. But that is not sufficient. Destroy it at the docks is the Sons of Liberty’s way. The American way!

The Journalist’s Lament: Yes, There is an American Culture!

This is more than a critique of individual journalists, but is more to do with the destruction of the underlying sense of an actual American Culture. The American Nation as we know it, English-speaking, capitalist, Lockean-Liberal, Protestant-ethic (not theologically, necessarily), Middle Class (not a wealth category but a state of mind, regarding a non-agricultural means of wealth production, based on capital, skill-learning, thrift, sobriety, stability of family structure… ) is under attack by those who claim that we are that which never existed and never could be: a State without a nation.

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This is an article in the NY Times Aug. 8, 2016. HERE.   It purports to be a handwringing mea culpa confessing the predicament of the tortured soul of the professional Journalist in reporting on Donald Trump.
Why is there an issue? There is an issue because the very philosophic underpinnings of J-School make opposition to Trump a baked-in conclusion. How so? I shall attempt to explain.
The Golden Rule of J-School is OBJECTIVITY. The Journalist presumes his view is objective. But to be truly objective one must be in a vantage point above the level upon which the news happens.
J-school is the ultimate expression of the post-Modern education philosophy. And that is the effort to demonstrate that all societies are built upon arbitrary cultural symbols, whether sounds, letters, pictures, body language, facial expression and so on. But since J-school is essentially a Western phenomenon and in our case an…

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SNOWFLAKES + HEAT ≠ WATERgate

The seditious Left is trying to frame this in Watergate language! NYT headline  Here “What did The President Know and When Did he Know It?” snort!   When did he know that his to be NSA spoke with the Russian ambassador to America? Really? Who cares? Well the well-known anti-Soviet… oops, no the apologist for the USSR and newly minted anti-Russian hawk Elizabeth Warren cares. The NYT quotes her saying “This isn’t a game. Reports say the Russians conducted a series of successful cyber-attacks on our elections to help elect@realDonaldTrump.” WHAT REPORTS? There are no reported attacks from any quarter other than the DNC upon the security of our elections! SHE IS DANGEROUSLY CLAIMING THAT THE ELECTION ITSELF WAS CORRUPTED! There has never been the slightest report of that! The question was did Russian intel have a hand in exposing the REAL CLINTON AND THE REAL DNC? And even that answer has been unclear. Not according to Assange! Wikileaks claimed the source for the DNC leaks was in the DNC: a disgruntled Bernie Sanders supporter. (Have you ever heard of a gruntled person?)
And dig this “Representative Eric Swalwell of California, the lead Democrat on the C.I.A. subcommittee of the House Intelligence Committee, was blunt: ‘For the sake of our nation’s future, our intelligence and law enforcement community must determine whether Donald Trump’s loyalties lie with us or with the Russians.’” Yes… Donald J. Trump is an agent of Russia. Of course. How asinine the Left believe the American people to be!
It is infuriating that the anti-anti-Communist fellow-travelers and useful idiots of the Left could never claim American liberty was superior to Soviet tyranny, are now anti-Russian hawks!
When the USSR was a would-be global hegemon and posed *the* major threat to America and Free World they mocked us and always would use their air quotes around “American liberty”. We were dismissed as paranoid “Cold Warriors” who claimed to see a “Red under every bed”. (Actually in the FDR/Truman years the State Dept, and DOD, WERE penetrated by pro-Soviet policy makers [read Diana West].)
But now, however when Putin represents the sole major power not submitting to The Global Corporate Tyranny, suddenly these same ass-wipes are anti-Russian HAWKS??? Joseph Stalin–> Gorbachov every Soviet premier we negotiated with. Each and everyone of them ruled over a Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) in which the Ukraine was one of the SSR’s. And Crimea was NEVER part of the Ukraine.
THERE IS NO REASON for the USA to be in a zero-sum game with Russia. Russia has become the major power she has always been. Now, a more normal nation, Russia is not the sword of Marxist revolution!
The persistence of sanctions on Russia for Moscow’s occupation of Left Bank Ukraine and Crimea will never result in Putin or any other Russian walking away from Crimea. When the Louisiana Purchase was done, was about when Russian power reached the shores of the Black Sea. Which American would submit to being forced to recognize a foreign nation in Louisiana? To allow the outlet of the Mississippi to be in foreign hands? NOT ONE OF US. Except perhaps Fauxchahantas and her fellow drips.  w050121a108

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