We are into something big here people. If possible, this is even more important than what I posted earlier this morning.
We are into something big here people. If possible, this is even more important than what I posted earlier this morning.
“There is a distinction between the open mind and the simulacrum of the open mind which is the position of the modern political left.”
Now that the FBI has indicted a few Russians for “interfering” in the US election, by placing some ads on Facebook etc., (that were “disparaging Hillary Clinton!” I kid you not) is the entire edifice of US politics trembling? Er, no.
The Clinton circus spent over $1.2 billion (yes, 10^9), used untold numbers of orcs and trolls, had the entire Fake News Media lying for her 24/7 and…wait for it…a few ads on Fakebook threatened the electoral process of the US? Get real.
If you want real meddling look at the US— trying to unseat Netanyahu in the last Israeli election, Obama going to Britain during the referendum and threatening the British if they voted to leave the EUSSR, the Clinton/Obama catastrophe duo destroying Libya for no reason at all and turning it into a haven for ISIS terrorists and more recently, the Deep State Department funding the opposition to Orban in Hungary so that they could help that international globalist pest, George Soros. And don’t forget the CIA-funded coup in Ukraine that deposed a legitimate government. Imagine if the Russians had overthrown the Canadian government; how would the US feel?
Elections are all about “influencing” people to vote one way or another. During the Bush/Kerry election, a far-left rabble from Britain (supported by the Grauniad newspaper) descended on a few counties in the US to try to get people to vote for Kerry and not Bush. Where was the FBI then? Wasn’t that foreign interference? Of course not; when it’s for the Democrats, anything goes.
Of course, the Fake News Media wouldn’t be doing their job if it did not constantly refer to Putin as a KGB officer. But George Bush senior was the head of the CIA—peas in a pod. But the US political establishment has learned nothing in the last 30 years since the fall of communism. The endless propaganda creating enemies where there are none, and covering for the real blight on civilization, Islam, is doing the West no good at all.
In the last 30 years, Russia has changed more than any other country of relevance in the world—and mostly to the good. Whose armies are moving closer to the Russian border? Who broke the commitment not expand militarily eastward after the end of the Cold War? What reason was there for the US to destroy Libya?
This whole sorry affair is a demonstration of the malignant influence of the endless warmongering of the Deep State and a deeply corrupt Democrat Party that controls American politics. The incessant lies about and attacks on President Trump are a disgrace to the American nation. In the past, everybody despised the media in communist countries—the Western media are headed the same way fast, and with good reason.
“The really frightening thing about totalitarianism is not that it commits ‘atrocities’ but that it attacks the concept of objective truth; it claims to control the past as well as the future.” —Orwell
Sound familiar? As you know, this is what is happening now in the allegedly free societies of the West. Consider certain objective truths: men and women are different sexes; human racial groups have genetic differences; some cultures are conducive to human betterment, others not. Most people would agree that life is better now than in the Stone Age.
Such is the level of insanity prevailing in our societies today, it is a criminal offense to mention some of these topics. The principle of Doublethink, holding two opposing views at the same time, is so typical of totalitarian minds. Naturally, it precludes all logical discourse. The doublethinkers first use insults, then violence and retribution to shut down open discussion. You can lose your job if you don’t “embrace diversity”, that is, approve of the destruction of Western Civilization. There are brave souls standing up against this onrush of ignorance (led, strangely enough, by the “universities”) such as Jordan Peterson and Janice Fiamengo in Canada, but no politician in Canada seems to have a backbone. They are all invertebrates.
All totalitarian societies are extremely brittle. They cannot accept any deviation from the official line of the Party. Consider one instance here, gay “marriage”. First, the claim was for “equality”, whatever that means. The claimants wanted only “tolerance”, to be treated the same as any normal married couple. Despite the religious and moral objections to this, gay marriage was legalized. Immediately, the day after almost, all moral and religious objections were dismissed as “hate” and under the suppression of free speech conditions that prevail in our society; anyone not approving of gay marriage was condemned as a “hater”. Gay propaganda was forced into educational curricula in schools by the leftist teacher unions, and of course students know full well that they are under the thumb of their teachers and have no say in the matter. Neither do parents.
This illustrates one of the basic principles of totalitarian rule:
Principle, The First:
Everything not forbidden is compulsory.
There is no civil society out of reach of the tentacles of government prying. Not only are the modes of work and doing business the concern of government, but also our private and intimate lives relating sex, love and family. “Universities” are again leading the way in this assault on human decency. Arbitrary accusations of “sexual misconduct” can lead to any man losing his job, career or position with no due process whatever. Remember, the witch trials in earlier centuries were all the results of anonymous accusations used by hysterical mobs and the lack of any due process or presumption of innocence. Strange, isn’t it, how our centers of higher learning are no better than a medieval mob?
We now come to the second principle of totalitarian rule:
Principle, The Second:
All opposing views are hate.
This has been amply demonstrated above, but for another example, consider imperialism and the colonial empires of past centuries. Africa was in the Stone Age prior to the arrival of the Europeans. All the current nations, Nigeria, South Africa, Rhodesia etc. were creations of Europeans. Industry, education, agriculture, were all introduced by the British, French and Germans among others. No doubt some bad things happened, so what’s new? The fact is, that without Western imperialism, Africa would be today where it was hundreds of years ago. In fact, since the fall of the colonial empires, much of it is reverting to more primitive times, witness the campaign of murder of White farmers in South Africa, and how Zimbabwe has sunk into chaos since the days of Rhodesia. Nevertheless, even a mention of these bedrock facts raises the ire of the pseudo-academic mobs in colleges. Recently, one professor was condemned simply for pointing out these facts in a paper “The Case for Colonialism”. The gutless journal, the Third World Quarterly, refused to publish the paper because of pressure and threats from the Thought Police in academia.
As you will see in future missives, many other principles of totalitarian rule will be discussed illustrating how our society is descending into tyranny. All from inner decay, as…
“Men do not go to ruin through lost wars, ….”
The Russians, assuming the identity of Americans, operated social media pages designed to attract the attention of Americans and foment social and political divisions.
I assume the truth of this. Moreover, I assume the truth of all such accusations about Russian state activity in the service of Russians state interests from the time of the Tsars.
If you need evidence for this tendency, I invite you to read the Marquis of Custine’s description of Tsarist Russia, written in 1839. I quote from his book:
In Russia, whatever be the appearance of things, violence and arbitrary rule is at the bottom of them all. Tyranny rendered calm by the influence of terror is the only kind of happiness which this government is able to afford its people.
This, to be sure, was long before the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917. Another snippet from the Marquis, who visited Russia for some months and returned to France with baleful conclusions about the regime of the Tsars:
In Frace, revolutionary tyranny is an evil belonging to a state of transition; in Russia, despotic tyranny is permanent.
Pacepa’s view is that by far the largest activity of the security services of the Communist regime, from Stalin on down, was not intelligence gathering so much as framing the innocent, and generating “disinformation”. For example, disinformation is the process whereby you have come to believe, in all probability, that the firmly anti-Nazi Pope Pius XII was “Hitler’s Pope” and that he did not do enough to help the Jews in World War II. Besmirching the reputation of those who oppose the interests of the rulers of Russia, whether Tsarist, Communist, or the current ex-KGB leader, is what their secret services do.
If the Russian regime can throw doubt on the outcome of the entire US election by the trivial expenditure of some Facebook pages, and the time of some 13, or even 13,000, agents of the FSB, do you think they would not do it? The gains they make by throwing the US system of government into disrepute are enormous; they undercut the legitimacy of the US system for chicken feed.
Is it any wonder then, that Trump tweeted yesterday:
President Donald Trump says Russians are “laughing their asses off in Moscow” for the way Washington has handled the Russia investigations, following the Department of Justice’s charges against Russian nationals last week for allegedly interfering in the 2016 election.
As usual, the US mainstream media will be swallowing the tale of Russian interference without blinking an eye, but highlighting the extent to which Trump has downplayed Russian interference in the past. It will avoid considering the degree to which Democrats and the left in general are serving Putin’s ends. It will avoid any look in the mirror. It will avoid considering the nature of the Russian state for the smallest of partisan advantages.
Yet the Mueller indictments may have succeeded, despite the left’s best efforts, in drawing attention to the man who is poisoning the water, Vladimir Putin. Can you blame him for trying to wreck the legitimacy of the US political system? Only in the same way as you can blame a cat for hunting mice.
But for the political opposition to Trump, they can be blamed for the most relentless and obstinate short-sightedness. And as for Trump, if he has just woken up to the extent to which he has been played by Putin, that will be salutory.
After seeing day after day legions of overweight, pink-haired, hairy, sour-pusses with orangutan armpits, groaning on about being oppressed while being the most undeservedly privileged class of useless know-nothings in the known universe, what does it take to produce real women? Israel knows.
Military service—that’s what. As cultural Marxism and feminism continue to poison the relations between the sexes and society, in a superbly interesting screed from the Council of European Canadians (yes, Canada was founded by Europeans, despite what the Premier Mangina may say), our writer suggests that instead of the propaganda peddled by our fake universities, a real education in the real world would be of much greater benefit. For example, in Israel…
All 18-year old women serve two years in the army along with the men. When they get out guess what happens? They get married and start a family. The fertility rate in Israel reached 3.13 children per female in 2015, the highest rate in the industrial world.
Although there have been objections to women in combat, a definite plus would be a rapid reassessment of where one’s real interests lie. As Dr Johnson said, “Depend upon it, sir, when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.”
The effect of combat on women (and men) is to make them suddenly feel a group identity with their fellow soldiers. The local tribesmen with their colourful clothing, bad teeth and exotic beards would be revealed as ruthless killers willing to do almost anything to rape, mutilate and murder any White woman they get their hands on. Women, as a group, tend to think of the personal before the theoretical and so the issue of racial, religious and cultural differences would be transformed into fire, blood and dirt.
Good point. And to appeal to women’s altruism, if they did not want to serve in the military, two years of service in a Peace Corps type of organization in, say, Chad, the Congo, Somalia dishing out AIDS awareness, vaccinations, and clean water and other good things. On top of that, they would get a real education.
This will result in very little actual progress, but it will expose these women to the most horrific social pressures, customs and situations. Child marriage, honour killing, female genital mutilation, polygamy, slavery, second-class status; it’ll be a real education. Some of these women will become casualties, even as some female Peace Corps workers have become rape victims, and the stories of how really, really bad these places are will eventually seep into the public mind.
Almost certainly some of the conscript soldiers referred to earlier will have to be brought in to rescue some of the aid workers just mentioned. We could have a situation of armed women rescuing unarmed women, a scene too delicious for words.
Read the whole piece, you’ll love it. You could bring it up at the next squat-in at the transgender fat collective.
The Liberals just cannot help themselves.
There is saying attributed to Jesus that you had better get the beam out of your own eye before you try to extract the mote in someone else’s.
As the federal Liberals threaten to tamper with jury selection, and overthrow centuries of common law to make theft by Indians of property more easily achieved by the disabling the rights of landowners to self-protection, here is something you need to consider. The federal government has stopped making jury lists of Canadian aboriginals, so that finding aboriginals to sit on juries has been made much more difficult. The reasons are given below.
The Department of Indian Affairs stopped compiling jury lists because of privacy concerns. So says the website Lawnow.
Until 2000, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) compiled lists of First Nations persons for jury rolls. These lists were used in the situation where band electoral lists were not available. In 2001, INAC stopped providing band lists because of privacy concerns. The key issue in the Kokopenace case was the Ontario government’s efforts to address problems that had arisen since the INAC band lists were not available, as this had an impact on the right to a representative jury.
The Ontario courts relied on a report prepared by Justice F. Iacobucci, First Nations Representation on Ontario Juries (2013) for data on why Aboriginal on-reserve residents were reluctant to participate in the jury selection process. Reasons included:
- their views about conflict resolution;
- systemic discrimination experienced by First Nations people within the justice system;
- a lack of knowledge about the justice system and the jury system;
- the desire by First Nations leaders to assume greater control of justice matters in their communities; and
- concerns for the protection of privacy rights.
Additional concerns included some aspects of the content of the questionnaire itself (e.g. penalty for non-response) and the requirement to declare citizenship. The Iocabucci Report concluded that the ad hoc system for identifying jurors was ineffective, and thus, results in a jury roll that is unrepresentative of all First Nations peoples on reserve. While the report focused on the situation in Ontario, Justice Iocabucci noted that the problem with underrepresentation of First Nations peoples on juries exists in a number of Canadian provinces, as well as in New Zealand, Australia and the United States.
Here we see in action the confusion of legal objectives: “privacy concerns”, which are of distinctly secondary importance, are used to trump the availability of jury lists that could be used to increase the number of Indians on juries, which is, to Liberals, of greater importance.
The decisions cited in the Lawnow article make it clear that a jury is not required to be a random selection of all people, and that failure to achieve statistical representation of the entire community is not a bar to effective justice.
The Ontario Court of Appeal emphasized that the right to a representative jury roll is qualified. For example, “it does not require a jury roll in which each group is represented in numbers equivalent to its proportion of the population of the jury as a whole” This would be practically impossible and any attempt to achieve this type of representation would not work with random selection process that is used to choose people to receive jury service notices.
The Ontario Court of Appeal focused on the steps taken by the state to prepare a jury roll that provides a group of people, from which to select a competent and impartial jury. The test arrived at was:
In my view, [wrote the court] to meet its representativeness obligation, the state must make reasonable efforts at each step of creating the jury roll. That includes the state’s actions in compiling the lists, but also in sending the notices, facilitating their delivery and receipt and encouraging the responses to them. The objective of the state’s actions must be to seek to provide the platform necessary to select an impartial petit jury and to maintain public confidence in the criminal justice system by providing groups that bring distinctive perspectives to the jury process with their fair opportunity to be included in the jury roll.
The Liberals just cannot help themselves.
While the usual types opine about rising populism as the great threat to democracy, the article referenced in the title by Dani Rodrik reminds us of the other enemy of our way of life, which he terms “undemocratic liberalism”:
But fewer analysts have noted that illiberal democracy – or populism – is not the only political threat. Liberal democracy is also being undermined by a tendency to emphasize “liberal” at the expense of “democracy.” In this kind of politics, rulers are insulated from democratic accountability by a panoply of restraints that limit the range of policies they can deliver. Bureaucratic bodies, autonomous regulators, and independent courts set policies, or they are imposed from outside by the rules of the global economy.
The question can now be asked. Michael Goodwin now asks it.
There are many more layers of the onion to peel, but here’s where we are now: It increasingly appears that the Clinton machine was the secret, original source of virtually all the allegations about Trump and Russia that led to the FBI investigation.
In addition, the campaign and its associates, including Steele, were behind the explosion of anonymously sourced media reports during the fall of 2016 about that investigation.
Thus, the Democratic nominee paid for and created allegations against her Republican opponent, gave them to law enforcement, then tipped friendly media to the investigation. And it is almost certain FBI agents supporting Clinton were among the anonymous sources.
In fact, the Clinton connections are so fundamental that there probably would not have been an FBI investigation without her involvement.
That makes hers a brazen work of political genius — and perhaps the dirtiest dirty trick ever played in presidential history. Following her manipulation of the party operation to thwart Bernie Sanders in the primary, Clinton is revealed as relentlessly ruthless in her quest to be president.
The only thing that went wrong is that she lost the election. And based on what we know now, her claims about Trump were false.
Of the charges against four men brought by special counsel Robert Mueller, none involves helping Russia interfere with the election.
And neither the FBI nor Mueller has vouched for the truthfulness of the Blumenthal and Shearer claims or the Steele dossier. Instead, the dossier faces defamation lawsuits in the US and England from several people named in it.
So, if the facts alleged are true, and it seems likely that the story is true, the Clinton dezinformatsiya seems to have worked – for a time.
The Guardian has an article today on the world’s happiest, safest, freest society, Finland. I have visited the national historical museum in Helsinki, and saw a replica of a 19th century Finnish peasant’s hut. They were so poor they had no chimneys, and smoke just seeped out of the thatched roof. Only with the coming of the industrial revolution did they achieve wealth through waterpower and mills. There is little agricultural wealth to be found in taiga and post-glacial scrape.
The article points out the degree of cooperation needed to survive in a cold climate. I point out that Finland is not colder than Canada. Average January temperature variation in Helsinki is -2C to -7C. The same figures for Ottawa are -6C to -14C, and I use the capital cities as stand-ins for large countries.
What the article fails to point out is that the Finns are 100% white. I mean really really really white. They almost invented melanin-deficiency.
Nothing can reduce my admiration for a society so industrious, clever, and lawful. But when people burble about the values of multi-culturalism, they seldom stop to think about how much easier it is to engender trust when everyone is your third and fourth cousin, and the place is mono-cultural. We may have forgotten that fact, but our Canadian French compatriots have not.
They were the first country to decolonize from the Russian Empire, in 1917, and have ever fought their larger neighbour to maintain that independence in the Winter War of 1940. By the way, the Russians believe the Finns still practice powerful folk magic, and are barely Christianized.
General Mannerheim was their leader in World War 2. His strategy and the immense bravery and battleworthiness of the Finnish people kept the numerically superior Soviets to a draw, meaning that they killed many more Soviet soldiers than they lost themselves. The Germans thought the Finns were, man for man, their only equals in the art of war.
Listen to their national hymn, composed by Sibelius. The “slavery” mentioned in the hymn is that of the Finns to the Russian Empire. Be inspired.