Month: June 2017

Guest Post: An Empire with no Barbarians

The American print and TV media are servants of the police state. This makes the US media the principal threat that Americans face. The US media is the handmaiden of war, the police state, lies, and evil. The presstitutes have no shame over their lack of integrity and the risk of thermo-nuclear war to which they expose humanity.Paul Craig Roberts


‘Our free press’ consistently performs well below the already extremely low expectations most have for it. In the days since WikiLeaks released more than 8,000 documents detailing the CIA’s global covert hacking program, our ‘free press’ barely acknowledged it happened.  Considering how much America’s media loves to babble about spies and hacking, you would expect around-the-clock coverage and analysis of these leaks. Then again, why would the CIA want to report about its own crimes?

Fact-free, evidence-free accusations that just happen to align with CIA agendas are passed off as ‘news’ and anyone who questions the ‘authorities’ is slandered as ‘promoting fake news’ in the current state of doublespeak in the Empire. The first hint we had of ‘fake news’ was the day after the ‘election’ when Obama told us about its existence. Some ‘consumers’ believe a top-down “rescue” is coming, and if they can hold on, everything will be ok. The country is falling apart in so many ways it’s hard to list, but consider just a few like infrastructure, pensions, healthcare, and schools. So what do we do? Spend more cash on doing our best to rule the world using the military: ‘Guns and butter’ that never seems to benefit the populace at large.

Federal-Government-Corporation-Overlaps-Goldman-SachsThe sincerity of the Trump’s claim that he wants to “Make America Great Again,” could be demonstrated with the rebuilding of America’s infrastructure. That would actually return national economic value in form of increased jobs and increased economic efficiency and profitability. The wars with China, Iran, Syria and Russia that Trump’s team, or those in his government, are intent on pursuing is worse than a stupid waste of scarce national resources. It seems he forgot his campaign pomposity, or was made an offer he couldn’t refuse.

I hear the radio telling me I have to worry but they’re wrong and amusing. Look at all of the things I worried about that never happened. We can be sure the ‘deep state’ will continue to act as they have, so worry is the wrong word. There is little to no doubt their crimes will continue unchecked by ‘our’ law enforcement agencies…paging James Comey as the latest exhibit. I’ve been told it’s good to be witty when describing ‘our’ government’s actions, but I don’t have to do anything more than present their words and actions as that’s funny enough, in a sad way, if you have any historical perspective.

Russia has reduced its military budget by nearly 25%. This comes at a difficult time, as America has announced intentions to expand its tools for murder and theft by $ 54 billion yearly. That would be an increase greater than all that the Russians would be spending. Putin must be maneuvering into the victim’s role. Perhaps this is why the deep state under Trump directed the Empire’s hostility towards China and Iran who seem to be more grateful enemies: their armament expenditures are still increasing.

NATO is now wondering if Russia can still maintain the ‘Russian threat’ to Finland, Sweden, the Baltic States, Montenegro, and Ukraine. The insurrection against Kiev could collapse in the absence of a commitment by Russia. This could be a bad example because we need military spending to prop up a flagging national economy. NATO’s eastward expansion has been wasted, unless the Russians are bluffing. While American bases and ships increasingly surround China and Russia, the surrounded become the aggressors and aggressive American imperialists whine about their victim-hood. America is the worlds’ largest arms exporter, surpassing the collective production and sale of the next five leading merchants of death. We couldn’t sell so many weapons if there was no ‘threat’ that needed to be answered. America’s military/industrial complex are the winners of confrontation with Russia, closely followed by the hierarchy of NATO who has been chasing justification for their existence for years. As long as the military/industrial complex owns ‘our’ government, there will be international friction, but American spy satellites will continue to be carried on rockets powered by Russian engines.

America is a one-party state but, with typical American overindulgence, we have two of them. Candidates represent Goldman Sachs, Wall Street and several corporations. Americans respect government less each day. Many of us are obsessed with the idea of ‘absolute invulnerability’ for ourselves, and my extension our country, which implies absolute vulnerability for everybody else. ‘Our government’ hopes that by encircling the world with military bases, and aggressively inserting itself where ‘necessary’, it can prevent the emergence of any challenge that will weaken the Empire as global superpower.  America’s future rests on its ability to derail economic integration of its targets and succeed in the Great Game where others have failed.

Empires have no integrity, morality, compassion, self-awareness, or truth. We’re told everyone knows that Russia is an opponent, an adversary, but what does that mean? It is classic empire talk. Whenever the Empire encounters a country that isn’t sufficiently subservient and compliant, those are some of the labels that are pasted on it. Imperial adjectives like assertive and independent oftentimes are introduced. If Russian “meddling” in American elections is considered to be a bad thing, then why does ‘our government’ meddle in elections and other domestic politics in other countries?

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Kiev before and after US ‘assistance’
‘Our free press’ and political animals never mention Langley’s interventions in other countries when they suspect that Russia meddled in ‘our’ election. Why not? If it’s bad for government to meddle in foreign elections, then why have the Pentagon, CIA, USAID, State Department, and other elements of ‘our’ national-security establishment been doing it in other countries for decades. When we talk about American meddling in the political affairs of other countries, we aren’t talking about scheming. We’re talking about bribery, kidnapping, assassination, embargoes, coups, invasions, and occupations with lots of death, destruction, suffering, and corruption. Ask people from Cuba, Vietnam, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Panama, Grenada, Chile, Guatemala, Congo, Yemen, Libya, Syria, and lots of other countries around the world that have been at the receiving end of American ‘assistance’.

Don’t forget the recent American regime change operation in Ukraine. You know the one that just coincidentally led to a big crisis with Russia, which then provided increased budgets for the Pentagon. The Trump/Russia ‘burning issue’ won’t lead media ‘consumers’ to do any soul-searching over the interfering which ’our government’ has been doing in the whole world so let’s enjoy the amusing and hypocritical spectacle.

Apparently most ‘consumers’ assume that global sea-change events just happen randomly, and that the elites are stupid, uninvolved or oblivious, and that all outcomes are a matter of random chance.  These people are idiots, who have a bias, nurtured by decades of indoctrination by ‘education’ and media propaganda, causing them to deny the potential for ‘conspiracy’, no matter the evidence. It’s not crazy to suspect that there are groups in power, perhaps for many generations, which aggressively seek to predict or even force particular outcomes in geopolitics for their own profit. History is rife with examples of just that. By profit, I don’t necessarily mean material wealth. In many cases, the power of influence and psychological sway over the masses might be considered a far greater prize than money or property.

Managed chaos is Washington’s foreign policy. That’s why there’s no strong, stable, secular governments that can provide security for their people in any of the countries the Empire has destroyed, because this long string of failed states that now stretches from North Africa, through the Middle East and into Central Asia create a permanent justification for ‘our’ military intervention as well as strategic access to vital resources. Why waste money and time on nation building which runs counter to America’s strategic objectives? The Empire unilaterally attacks because it’s the investigator, the prosecutor, the judge, and the jury. This is called global leadership by those who have no conscience: Air strikes are the easy way to look tough without fixing anything. It’s most amazing that ‘consumers’ continually believe humanitarianism is the goal of American wars. No one is asking why America ought to believe itself to be authorized to interfere anywhere as it does.
Terrorist attacks serve some of three political purposes: create a reason to increase centralized power, increase state surveillance and/or decreased freedom for ‘consumers’. Create an excuse for a military intervention, or all-out war on foreign soil, as 9/11 was so used. Undermine the security of a target government, forcing them to commit resources to a war, or else turn the government’s response into a reason to attack them like the Empire did in Syria, and Libya. Throughout history, terrorist attacks, from the Reichstag fire, to Chechnya, and 9/11, have served the interests of established power structures. This correlation is not coincidental.

It is reasonable to conclude that terrorism occurs to scare people into accepting the expansion and largess of ‘our’ American military industrial complex. At the end of the Cold War, America has suddenly found itself an Empire without Barbarians.

 Craig Dudley


 

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Friends and Allies

It is essential to keep in mind that in a teleological theory the good is defined independently from the right. This means two things. First, the theory accounts for our considered judgments as to which things are good (our judgments of value) as a separate class of judgments intuitively distinguishable by common sense, and then proposes the hypothesis that the right is maximizing the good as already specified. Second, the theory enables one to judge the goodness of things without referring to what is right. – John Rawls (A Theory of Justice)

The striking feature of the utilitarian view of justice is that it does not matter, except indirectly, how this sum of satisfactions is distributed among individuals any more than it matters, except indirectly, how one man distributes his satisfactions over time. – John Rawls (A Theory of Justice)


If you missed the PATCON this past weekend, I highly recommend you attend the next one. No crowd is without their idiots, but if you can look past the incessant stream of insipid one-liners of a couple, the vast majority are there to learn and make contacts. One of the things discussed was improving attendance and specifically among those not eligible for AARP memberships. Doing so requires us to collectively reach out to the Millennials and Gen Xers in a way that they are receptive to and understand. Conflicts often make strange bedfellows, consider the relationships between the Greek city-states in the Greco-Persian War as one example. The Greeks learned the difference between friends and allies the hard way. The way forward, if you want to be relevant at all, is to learn this lesson and accept it. Alexander Kerensky is famous for his line of ‘no enemies to the left.’ Others on the right have said much the same thing, there are no enemies to the right. What we have done has gotten us the results we have now, if you want something other than that, then we need to change what is giving us these results. We are all aware what the definition of insanity is.

Screen-Shot-2017-02-02-at-8.55.13-PMSoccer moms, the neoJacobins and the blue-haired genderfluid college students are all united under the religion of the state. While they may all have varying tactics and platforms, the goal is the same. The destruction of Western culture and the subsumption of every aspect of humanity under the government. Any step in that direction, by whatever means, no matter how small is acceptable. An essential aspect of statism, and communism in particular is the amoral component to it. The only virtue of communism is increasing state control. If accomplishing that requires you to shoot people kneeling in a shallow ditch or starve an entire nation of men, women and children, then it is a moral act. If history is any indication there is no act of depravity that someone, somewhere will not do to usher in this ‘utopia’ of theirs. Much of this goes back to Bentham, Hegel and the utilitarian school of thought. The ‘greater good’ fractures any moral compass of the believer, replacing it with permission to do any act which ‘benefits’ the ‘whole.’ What the greater good is, what benefit means, and what the whole is cannot be defined except on an individual level. As Satanist Aleister Crowley put, ‘do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law.’ Utilitarianism is exactly that. You define the greater good, you define what benefits the whole. Whatever you do within that context is moral, whether it is pedophilia, genocide or torture. Those concepts matter, because you are living in that world right now and the consequences of those philosophies. Philosophies may not be the sword that cuts your head off, but it directs the hand that holds the sword. At times we need to be reminded of exactly the nature of the evil we face, and what the consequences of failure are. You will get no quarter.

The concept of an ally is in one the words that we derive it from, ligare. You may recognize it as the root word of ligament and possibly religion, though there is debate on that. Simply put, it means to bind together. It implies the two things are not homogenous in nature, nor would they be naturally together absent an external force. The right is far more heterogeneous than the left is, both philosophically and socially. The structure is one of the free market of ideas, with intense competition and conflict. The left is far less interested in internal feuds, and their internal hierarchy is much more of a Soviet nature. Conservatives are far more interested in fighting Trump than the neoJacobins itching to turn Kathy Griffin’s photo op into reality. Rather than focus on the defeat of the existential enemy, we fight those who would be our allies. It has translated into one defeat after another, ‘conservatives’ have not conserved gun rights, traditional marriage, sane fiscal policy, borders, education, or a semblance of the free market. The venom and backstabbing has been reserved for the electorate and the few who were willing to attempt to conserve anything. We are more focused on the pro-Con/pro-King/pro-anarchy debate than preventing or winning a Yugo-style war or the North American genocide. We pretend this is not the case, or have a degree of cognitive dissonance that would make Hillary blush.

P1040178.jpgThe patriot/liberty movement is purported to be made up of adults and people who ‘get it.’ If that is indeed the case then perhaps acting like the modern equivalent of the Scottish nobles at Irvine is not the way to approach things. Put your big boy pants on and realize that anyone who despises and wants to eliminate the people who seek the death of your culture is a potential ally. Some of the opinions given by people in this movement are the height of naiveté or woefully ignorant of the philosophical and historical precedent surrounding them. I could spend hours being a boor and fighting with people, many of whom would be far better served reading the source material referenced by the authors. I don’t because I hate those seeking to destroy me and my country enough to put aside personal slights. I don’t care what you want to have in your little AO, whether it is a king or an ancap wet dream. The preceding condition we can all agree on is that the statists have to be gone before any of this can occur. Nothing else matters if that condition is not met. I fear if this internecine fighting continues we will be still arguing about how much better anarchy is than the Constitution as a statist blows your brains out. Congratulations, your ego killed your family, your culture and your country.

A friend is someone that is significantly higher on the relationship scale and it would seem many in the liberty movement conflate the two. I’m not asking us to agree on everything; I’m not asking you to kiss them and buy them dinner. However, if you cannot work with someone based on the simple statement that communism and it’s child socialism needs to be removed from the continent as a requirement of our continued existence then you are irrelevant at best. What kind of person would put their ego over their family? Those who survived Holdomore, or the Bolshevik Revolution, the killing fields of Khmer Rouge or the Armenian genocide would assure you that I am not speaking hyperbolically. Smart people who see the wheels coming off our society are looking for answers and allies. Don’t further reinforce the ignorant old white man that hates everyone meme. We will need every single person who isn’t on board with putting you in the ground, so stop requiring them to fit to your impossibly narrow definition of bosom buddies.

The alt-right are our natural allies and have the youth that the liberty movement desperately needs. Traditional conservatives are aging out, the average age of someone who reads National Review is 66 and the majority of the liberty movement is easily 55-60. In a decade the term irrelevant will be optimistic if the younger generation is not incorporated into it. Age will kill us all as surely as a communist will and your ideology dies with you if it is not transmitted to the younger generation. Contrast that with the alt-right being 25-30 and far more adept at driving the political and social conversation in the US than any of us have been. It was not the liberty movement that started the ‘sick Hillary’ story, nor did they influence the election like the alt-right has. You may not agree with the neo-reactionary, reactionary or identitarians of the movement. Again I drag you back to the idea that the political disagreements be put on hold until the existential conflict is over. A sea change has occurred and 2017 is not 2015, a new player has arrived on the block and new methods of communication and propaganda exist. The younger alt-right can benefit from the experience, expertise and knowledge that many of you have, if you can simply put aside your ego and distain. Familiarize yourself with /pol, Voat, Gab and who the players are on Twitter. Go to a few Proud Boys meetings. You may be surprised and learn something, and be able to share something with them. I don’t need friends, I need allies and so do you. Be willing to do what is necessary to stop the threat, and working with someone you don’t like is only the beginning of how far I’m willing to go. Love enough to do what is necessary, with who is necessary…or make your peace with the consequences of ideological purity and embrace the darkness enveloping this country.

Jesse James