The first picture in this series can be seen here: “The Value of Labour“ – new original painting!
The first picture in this series can be seen here: “The Value of Labour“ – new original painting!
“The men and women killed on September 11 were not citizens of a democracy; they were earners, and rewards would be distributed accordingly. Virtually no one-not even the commentators and politicians who denounced the Feinberg calculus for other reasons-criticised this aspect of his decision.” (p.218)
Thankfully I did not receive any new books for Christmas this year (2018) which is great, considering that I still haven’t read the ones I received last year.
After all of my political outbursts and writings there could hardly be a better title to end my “Things To Read“ section with in 2018 than Corey Robin’s “The Reactionary Mind- Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Donald Trump.“
I have a deep admiration for good writers displaying broad vocabulary usage, especially those who engage in extensive harvesting of information.
This is its own virtuosity for sure and I find it very impressive.
Characters like Robin would probably not be particularly gobsmacked by my own writings but see it as a source of opinions in a bundle of many.
That being said; Corey’s work is an analogue data-base of other people’s opinions presented to those of us who are not academics or to those who are hoping to climb that mountain.
He presents his collection of conservative thinkers brilliantly and convincingly argues his point.
It is particularly illuminating for someone like myself to read it; in fact I would go so far as to call it mandatory reading for anyone on the right spectrum of politics.
What really stood out to me and what I ended up highlighting in the book were sections regarding economics.
I was stunned to read quotes from Hobbes who would have greeted a 1984 super-state with open arms. His definition of free-will is something that I’ve come to consistently ridicule pointing out to my relatives when reading, talking or hearing about abusive behaviour: “well according to Hobbes this is free-will in action if you choose to be a victim!”
I was equally mortified by Edmund Burke’s view on labour but certainly saw in his writings the justification for wage-slavery in today’s modern world.
It is simply impossible for an individual to condemn chained-slavery in one sentence only to proclaim that one endorses freedom and liberty while endorsing Burke. There is no such thing.
Edmund Burke had no respect for the individual or humanity as quoted in Robin’s book. A terrifying individual whose theories should be held up as a horror-example of what one should fight against.
Likewise, I was angered when reading quotes from Ayn Rand who came across as a delusional fraud, the antichrist incarnate, without any concern for her fellow humans at all. Robin demonstrated this by comparing quotes from her with quotes from Hitler. They aligned perfectly.
Thank God for Adam Smith who came across as the only sensible thinker in regards to labour.
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Obviously it all made me think about my own efforts in regards to my art and inspired me to initiate a new art-concept for this year (2019) named: “The Value of Labour.“
I will not go into great detail in describing this particular art-project until the end of the year.
“When labor becomes the norm, in both senses of the term, culture does not stand a chance.” (p.163)
I highlighted several quotes in the book that were of great interest, but I will not quote them all here since it dawned upon me during Christmas that I have a tendency to write rather large book-reviews and quote what I read to such an extent that it all becomes a bit too much.
Ultimately I want people to read the books that I mention but I also want to share information since we live in a time where people don’t seem to take reading seriously!
I have to say that it feels strange to read a book written in proper American. Rather than writing labour, the text goes for labor instead. The same can be said for the usage of the letter z or c vs. s. After having gotten used to the more French way of writing English words, it feels like I’m reading simplified English.
What I find troubling about “The Reactionary Mind“ is that Corey Robin is portraying Democrats and liberals as inherently peaceful and “lame” which couldn’t be further from the truth, he also fails in addressing current political movements such as: transgenderism, LGBTQ, 3rd wave feminism, racism, censorship and iconoclasm, and declarations of total war written by members of the political left, etc;
His criticism and portrayal of Trump also falls into the category of “Orange man bad,“ with the by now familiar name-calling. He adds to this by quoting “The Art Of The Deal,“ a book ghost written by Tony Schwartz.
It is difficult to find anything illuminating in regards to Trump’s character, barring the support of his children and friends of the family. After all of the negative articles that I’ve read (and openly ridiculed here on my blog) I’ve only come across three sources in regards to Trump’s personality that can be seen as plausible or informative. One is the video of Tony Schwartz in Oxford, another is the video interview with one of the women alleging that they had an affair, the other is a long article in The New Yorker written about his tv-show “The Apprentice.” What these three have in common is that they align and paint the sort of picture that would be credible considering Trump’s vast wealth and business accomplishments; all other critics are namely repeating the same words over and over without ever giving any reasons for why they are doing so…
That being said it is unlikely that anyone will care much for what Schwartz have to say for himself since Trump’s larger than life personality and star eclipses that of a journalist hired to write about another man’s accomplishments…
Trump’s magnitude is so immense that it is impossible to come across a media outlet not mentioning him (the publishing houses clearly see it as their mission to use any outlet to influence potential voters), impossible to come across anyone in the music industry who does not have an official opinion broadcasted on their social media (regardless of their size and influence), his very presence has driven his political adversaries to nothing but visible madness; it is not even possible to go to a random coffee-house in Cheltenham without overhearing the neighbouring table talk about Trump’s latest Tweets.
Such is his fame and such is his influence.
He has made everyone reveal themselves and their true colours on an international scale.
Those who want: border security, a crack-down on gang-warfare, private guns, religion, jobs and a future for their families love the man and are his fans; those who hate him want: no borders, no jobs, no police, no private guns, no religion, and no children.
Yet those who oppose him do not really see this since all they chant is: “Orange man bad,“ they are fighting an unjust system presided over by a bigot – in their opinion.
His most devout fans burnt their Nike gear to show their contempt for “flag-disrespecter“ Colin Kaepernick. Meanwhile the political activism on the left increasingly resembles persecution with doxing and physical assaults a staple; it brings to mind “give us the man and we’ll find the crime.“
A most celebrated and respected investigative journalist referred to the spectacle by saying: “this is political war.“
It is also worth noting that liberals were terrified of a potential “military junta“ in the White House when Trump appointed retired Generals to certain positions. Once these characters were fired one by one, the very same people voiced their complaints, since they apparently wanted a military take-over if this take-over would stand opposed (even if just a little bit) to President Trump.
“… or, as the Kagans would later put it, “to intervene decisively in every critical region” of the world, “whether or not a visible threat exists there.” (p.213)
“… to ensure that no other power ever arose to challenge the United States and that no regional powers ever attained preeminence in their local theatres.” (p.214)
There is a real danger of “state-worship“ both on the right and left side of politics. This is never in the interest of the people when contemplating the exploitative nature of the modern “state.“ There is also a danger of denial when people are clueless of past tensions between those who yearn for change and those who oppose this.
Right-wing people do have a tendency to greatly admire enforcement professions only to despise big-government and bureaucracy in the next sentence. I guess it is an admiration for being badass and for being patriotic. I certainly consider myself a fan of the military and others who keep us safe and know how to kick ass!
Ironically enough these enforcement professionals are in our times acting as agents of the very state that conservatives either loathe and/or doubt.
Those on the left side of politics meanwhile bemoans war-mongering from the right, while frequently calling for military interventions in the name of “saving humanity“ or “standing in solidarity“ with whomever. They greatly expand the state “for the greater good“ while simultaneously lamenting “power-abuse,“ “the patriarchy,“ and “hierarchies.“
It is immensely ironic that left-wing characters erect the very abuse time and time again that they criticise or see (whether legitimate or not) in already existing political structures. They do have a tendency of being very right in their analysis of what doesn’t work while failing spectacularly when enacting their remedy. Usually resulting in monumental losses in the millions.
The use of language and grammar is an abuse of power in the mind of a true deconstructionist, yet the ideological children of these radical thinkers are the very ones who are forcing everyone in public academic settings to announce their pronouns and talk like fools.
On the other hand; conservatives regularly re-write and update their own history so that they will not be seen in an unflattering light by whatever modern standards. If you believed in maintaining the established order of your time and you lived in the American South, you would obviously have been pro-slavery, if you believed in maintaining the existing orders in Europe, you would obviously have been pro-Monarchy. If you believed in the captains of industry and this newly established elite you would have supported the suppression of workers, and so and so on.
Establishments and elites change.
I disagree with Corey Robin’s argument that violence is one of the pillars of the conservative mindset and would rather counter-argue that violence is at the heart of humanity as a whole.
Geneticists would obviously know more about the topic.
I take it as self-evident that most lust for power and that few would ever be able to resist the temptation of greatly expanding their spheres of influence if given the chance.
Inevitably this results in the infringement upon other people’s borders and rights to self-rule.
A right is only a right as long as humans decide to respect it, just like a law or a system is only operational as long as people decide to play along with it. The moment that people do not, it will simply cease to exist.
Political orders are living organisms which makes it ironic to be a conservative, unless ones definition of conservative aligns with mine; namely that conservatism means conserving any traces and tools of ones cultural heritage such as: texts, buildings, artefacts, music, practises, languages, etc; in addition to the protection of ones own population group from existential enemies both internal and external.
It would also make sense to include borders but this would not take into consideration our ancestors nomadic tendencies, which led them to move wherever they could find resources. Which grounds to be defended would be defined by the actual value to the tribe. This obviously includes farmland in these “modern“ times of ours.
Expansion due to necessity would also have to be included if concerned with the survival of ones population group, since mass evacuations are sometimes a necessity. You have to be flexible and willing to re-locate if your current territory becomes inhabitable.
Borders follow the tribe.
Traditionalism on the other hand does in my opinion mean that you consciously re-enact past patterns of behaviour, which is something that a great deal of conservatives would not be interested in doing.
In this day and age conservatism is largely seen as a financial model which means that nothing is ever really seen as worth “conserving“ if it gets in the way of the sanctity of “the free market,“ socially there may be a little sprinkle of religion, but this is largely absent from the Nations of Europe.
Lately I’ve been thinking that globalism must appeal to those who see all humans as replaceable cogs in the industrial like state system. If 10 Swedes die tomorrow it makes no difference since 10 Nigerians can be imported to take their place. It is however interesting to note that the argument is never really reversed because then it becomes imperialistic and racist. Overpopulation in Africa can be solved by Europeans not having any kids, in the eyes of a globalist it makes no difference at all if China all of a sudden is swapped demographically with India. We are all just cogs in the machine. This is the only way I can think of to explain their thinking.
It is worth noting however that if celestial beings create humans to worship them you cannot simply exchange them for other creatures while expecting a continuation of praise. This will probably come as a rude awakening to many in the years to come.
When reading this book it is informative to see that conservative critics do have a tendency historically to lament the inertia of the establishment while both fearing and admiring the vitality of revolutionaries.
Like biblical prophets they warn of a looming danger, but a danger nonetheless that seems inevitable.
“What is important is not what freedom I personally would like to exercise but what freedom some person may need in order to do things beneficial to society; this freedom we can assure to the unknown person only by giving it to all.” Hayek (p.159)
I lately made the decision to write opinion pieces by hand; with the intention of digitalizing and publishing them after some days/weeks of further reflection. However I came across a peculiar article this evening displaying how profound the wish is to wage a non-stop war against everything our shared heritage is.
I find this to be very saddening as there seems to be a complete lack of will to calm down this well-organised crusade. In one of my latest opinion pieces (which I wrote in an analogue fashion) I described a political drama unfolding in Norway; where a very popular political figure was squeezed out by the bureaucracy & the opposition (who had one of their worst election years ever), based on a Facebook post. Their actions showed a total lack of respect towards the democratic will of the people, and that they, as part of the establishment will do anything to get “roadblocks” out-of-the-way. Nothing can be allowed to disrupt the silent, fundamental, core, transformation. (As a side note it is of interest to mention that another radical Norwegian politician suggested that the time has come for a new National Anthem, that can reflect Norway as it is today…)
Anyway back to the other story; The Facebook post that provoked all of this, was very short and called for the withdrawal of citizenship IF citizens fight with foreign terrorist groups, (to summarise)…I read one opinion piece about the matter, where it was argued that the viewpoint was a “slippery slope,” which it is, IF the targeted enemy groups are not clearly identified in the legislation. BUT the Facebook post is only made complicated due to how post-modernist societies define citizenship….This definition is, as of today, completely open to interpretation – but this was not always the case!
One would think that people would react with gratitude and be incredulously happy when given the opportunity to participate in societies that do not belong to them; not even by proxy, geographic proximity, or through “free-float-of-goods-and-people.”
But alas, I guess this is all wishful thinking.
Whenever the member of a minority group is officially elected to hold office in a foreign territory, this can in many ways be seen as the ultimate victory dance by those who adopted said alien. There is no greater victory than to get the children of those you have bombed or marginalised in the past to fight your cause, or promote the interests of your Nation. Yet our arrogance and conviction of our values’ superiority is proving to be our own undoing. We feel fantastic and proud in our egalitarianism, but this shot at equality will not result in equilibrium if there is no gratitude or assimilation from the other end. Rather you’ll find yourself as the duped party, standing there in all your self-congratulatory might, only to realise that your days are numbered; and that you are sandwiched between an enemy you aided into power and a raging fury from your very own men.
On that note I’m pasting in what inspired me to write this evening.
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It is of great interest that radical, fundamentally, Anti-American, groups and individuals, are still active in the U.S.A. today. I’ve written before and I’ll say it again; it appeared to me when I lived there (many years ago) that these groups are the only ones who are really and truly well-organised. There is apparently no end to the funding as they bus people in from the whole country; they have their community organisers out, who’ll easily crash non-communist, peaceful, pro-American groups, all in the name of recruitment. They’ll get you to sign your name in good faith unto petitions and seemingly well-intended initiatives, only to phone you up later, hoping that maybe they can recruit you as a foot soldier – whether you are a citizen or not. Deception is key. These people have their passports and have their rights, but rather than leaving their country behind, they make the decision to stay, for the simple reason that they want to fight the beast from within. They remain and get their hands dirty politically, since they are on a mission. They do not like their country, in fact they abhor it! Completely and totally.
This “mission” evidently has supporters and foot soldiers within all levels of society, which is precisely why an article like the one above can even be a thing.
Considering how much our societies have changed in The West, to appease all sorts of various movements, it could be an idea to at least contemplate, even if it is just for a second, how very fortunate we are. Apparently there is no desire for such a thing.
Preview of an important article, linked to further down in my entry:
“Overall, the researchers found that about 76 percent of the effect of ethnicity on DNA methylation could be accounted for by controlling for genetic ancestry”
“But the new data showing that a large fraction of epigenetic signatures of ethnicity reflect something other than ancestry suggests that abandoning the idea of race and ethnicity altogether could sacrifice a lot of valuable information about the drivers of differences in health and disease between different communities.
Like a standard family history, ethnicity is association with disease for both genetic and environmental reasons,” Zaitlen said. “If your dad or mom had a heart attack, that tells doctors a lot about your risk for a heart attack. Part of that is genetic, but part of it is that your lifestyle is influenced heavily by your parents’ lifestyle. Your ethnic group is like a much bigger family — it’s partly a matter of genetics, but it also reflects the environment of your broader community.”
Denmark’s integration and immigration minister declares that “we’ve lost to Islam,” due to the violence that always ensues whenever the religion is criticised or made fun of. She points out how making a theatre play mocking “the Mormons” can happen without violent protests and agitation, while few dare to print the Mohammad cartoons in Europe today. This obviously results in Islam getting special treatment in the West, not because we respect it or see it as true, but due to the violence perpetrated by its most feverish practitioners. This happens in our part of the world, where we constantly praise the importance of “freedom of speech,” and our liberal values … Our continent also has a history of standing up to Islamic expansionism, so the current situation can at best be described as remarkable. Political, expansionist Islam, and Holy Islamic Warriors are not supposed to be our problem.
Social Media is addictive and can ruin your kids. Former Apple, Google and Facebook employees are sounding the alarm, stating that apps are designed “to get people hooked,” to paraphrase.
I’ve previously expressed my concern regarding micro plastics, and I’m doing what I can to help where I live. I’ve come across some new information about the topic, some good news and some really bad.
What’s uplifting to know is that there is an initiative in the works to clean up the oceans, thanks to an invention by a young-punk originally from Croatia, but with Dutch citizenship, who has taken matters into his own hands starting this company. Funny enough I noticed yesterday that some of my online contacts have already been sharing material about “The Ocean Cleanup” so I guess I’m late in hearing about this. Nevertheless this is precisely the sort of “individualism” and “innovation” our societies need, not only does it inspire hope, it also brings people together to solve one of the greatest threats we stand face to face with in our age. On their site they are looking for people to join their team and to contribute, check them out or share their posts! This is cool stuff!
On the other hand; it is equally important to spread the news that plastics/emballage is even more dangerous than a lot of us have probably known. The chemicals contained within our packaging leaks into our food! The health consequences are astonishing and contribute to the “fertility” problem we are currently facing among males in Europe, the side effects are equally alarming for women. Plastic bottles, tin cans, receipts from the store, it is everywhere…If you are concerned about what you put on your skin as well, then check out this entry of mine: “Skin Care. Red Flag Alert.”
Quote from original article:
“Children and pregnant women are particularly susceptible to damage from ingesting the BPA chemical because they have vast amounts of growth and developmental hormones coursing through their bodies.
Worryingly, researchers have made strong associations between exposure to BPA when we are young and changes in behaviour, including disrupted brain development in children, along with increased probability of childhood asthma.
That said, the impact of early exposure to hormone-disrupting chemicals like BPA may not become apparent until much later in life. It can even affect future generations because it can have a damaging effect on female reproduction, and has the potential to affect male reproductive systems. A large number of scientific studies have associated BPA with numerous health problems including early puberty, obesity, infertility, the inhibition of insulin, hyperactivity and learning disabilities. It has also been connected to a possible increased risk of breast and prostate cancer, heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
Normally, if we were aware something could pose such a threat to our health, we would go to great lengths to avoid it. But BPA is so ubiquitous that that’s virtually impossible.
Researchers surmise that people all over the world of all ages are likely to have a measurable amount of BPA in their blood, urine or body tissue. Several government studies have detected BPA in large portions of the population, including 93 per cent of the US population aged six and older, and 99 per cent of the population in Germany aged 3-14. This new study into the high number of teenagers with BPA in their digestive system serves only to underscore that concern.”
An astonishing admission published by a mainstream media outlet. One can only hope that truth will cease to be seen as inappropriate in our part of the world, as this mentality is not helping us in any kind of way. I’ve been guilty of sharing articles on this blog from one Asian scientist in particular, who unapologetically research the various frequencies in traits among different populations. A very interesting topic indeed, unless you’re in denial over genuine diversity. After all it is the plethora and variance of life that makes this planet so very intriguing, but alas. Hopefully there will be more articles published like this. *Applause* Applause* A sigh of relief *
“three-quarters of the epigenetic difference between the two ethnic subgroups could be accounted for by differences in the children’s genetic ancestry. The rest of the epigenetic differences, the authors suggest, may reflect a biological stamp made by the different experiences, practices, and environmental exposures distinct to the two ethnic subgroups.”
“Researchers and clinicians have known for many years that different racial and ethnic populations get diseases at different rates, respond differently to medications, and show very different results on standard clinical tests: “For a whole range of medical tests, whether your physician is told that your lab result is normal or abnormal depends entirely on the race/ethnicity box that you tick on an intake form,” Zaitlen said.”
Another astonishing article from a mainstream media outlet. What on earth is happening?
A tweet from an expert on population groups trying to put the record straight.
This is a well-written article about current elitism and how it backfires and fails.
More cyber crime. Watch out for online advertisers if you own a business.
Freemasons call for end to “discrimination” of members. (Maybe they are tired of being depicted as shapeshifting reptilians … I wonder why…..)
My deepest sympathies goes out to Lana Del Rey. Not cool.
The author of this article completely forgets to credit Christian values and influence when alluding to the philanthropy of the past. It is a funny read nonetheless.
I’m spiritual yes, but this article is nothing short of disturbing in my opinion. Of all the kids I was exposed to as little and out of all of the various individuals I’ve run into, there have been very few who’ve ever fallen into the category of being genuinely gay/differently oriented. There was never any doubt in my mind however that these few individuals “were born this way,” this is especially noticeable when encountering a kid who obviously has the “wrong” gender. This is a rarity to run into. It is also crucial to note, that chemicals can potentially alter our preferences and identities to a certain extent, which I’ve mentioned previously. If you mess around with a person’s hormones before/during puberty you are playing with fire and run the risk of someone “becoming another gender,” or in other words: becoming confused and “ruined” from a traditional (and probably also medical) perspective. So regardless of how you look at it, it is obvious that once the change has happened, whether in the womb or outside, there is no going back. (I base this opinion on individuals who were injected with hormones and all of a sudden started “identifying” as something else, even in one case having a gender-altering-operation, from what I’ve gathered).
I find it astonishing that there would be people out there believing that so-called conversion therapy can have any effect at all whatsoever. It seems clear that it only ruins people, much like messing around with hormones. It is also obvious that a blank-slate theory has to be in place for people to believe in this. Nobody who understands heritability or genetics, even if only scratching the surface of it, would ever believe in the absurdity of a blank slate. It is so out-of-date that is beggars belief that this myth is still around. If people are so concerned with fighting gayness, they would have to do that on a genetic level, and of course in that case you’ll always have the question of ethics. There are people who will not abort babies with downs because they value all life. I’ve seen a video of a man with Downs protecting his right to life. It is heartbreaking hearing people protecting their right to existence, arguing against those who want to permanently remove them from our midst.
Last time I checked eugenics as practised by the Nazis is seen as a dark chapter in our history, ironically enough it can be argued that it never went out of practise, but that it rather changed “character.” I heard a heart-breaking story of how a woman was advised to abort her pregnancy by her doctor, due to the genes of her offspring; the doctor claimed that the baby had certain traits commonly found within the prison population and that the child would probably become problematic in the future, posing a potential threat. Due to the mother’s old age, she was advised to get rid of the child, since he would have been “too much to handle for her.” These type of practises happens in this day and age, in our “tolerant” and “loving” societies, full of “acceptance” and “equality.”
Apparently there shouldn’t be equality for all when it comes to the right to life. An interesting thing to think about … especially when taking into consideration that people displaying psychopathic traits don’t necessarily end up being a menace to society. There are functional individuals out there with internal and external dysfunctions, in fact, I wonder how many individuals we are potentially looking at removing prematurely, when considering how widespread minor and major quirks are. The amount of individuals suffering from mental health issues, as I’ve also written about before, is predicted to increase. The older you get the more you increase the risk of a hitting the wall mentally as well due to negative life-experiences. So I wonder if modern eugenicists are thinking much about all of this? You’ll have no people left in the end…Unless we are to finalize the ubermensch fantasy with our new tech….and how will that play out?
The latest from the political correctness brigade & our post-modern culture:
The Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation are receiving complaints after an online show was aired where participants drank their own urine and made omelettes out of vomit which they then ate. (I couldn’t even watch the footage in this article). Ironically enough the NRK stated that “their aim is to create content that can appeal to the YouTube generation,” to paraphrase. So I guess that says an awful lot about what people think of young people and their interests … Many years ago I sounded the alarm after hearing from peers in Norway that they had baked cakes with vomit and served it to their teachers and principal… My warning was not listened to, as I guess it was uncomfortable to hear this. In fact I don’t think my complaint ever reached the principal. So maybe it isn’t strange that NRK would broadcast what they did……
More political correctness coming from Sweden. Swedish Males to contemplate their own white privilege….
Sweden appoints Pakistani Muslim Head of National Heritage Board. Norwegians have always made jokes about Swedes being stupid, I always took this for friendly bantering … now I’m not so sure anymore … Scandinavian countries are constantly depicted as bastions of well-functioning liberalism … enough said.
Political correctness working retroactively … if you ever wanted a reason for not creating then check out these party-poopers. Makes me think of Tim Burton coming under fire due to his casting preferences. Lame.
A high school in America cancelled the screening of the legendary movie “Cool Runnings” since it was deemed politically incorrect … I’ve seen it several times in the past and it depicts a Jamaican Bobsled Team kicking ass. I guess this is offensive….
These are some really bad undercover videos revealing a high school teacher’s absolute contempt for the U.S. Military. This is not good at all. One thing is to disagree with what the civilian leadership might be up to, but this portrayal of Military men as idiots is not only inaccurate it is also incredibly ungrateful. I feel for the young man who was singled out and made fun of in front of his entire class. If this is how the future of the U.S. Military is to be treated by the civilian population; picked on and singled out for mockery, then don’t expect much of a future. It is also important to add, that the UK Army are apparently experiencing a recruitment crisis….It is quite obvious that our Western Civilisation is struggling, on both sides of the Atlantic.
The latest public hate-mail written to the Trump Administration:
Silly argument, but a very funny acronym: “Preventing Allocation of Resources for Absurd Defense Expenditures”
Vice President Mike Pence apparently needs to learn what American values are : I wonder if I’m a hero for coming out as straight?
More people hating on retired Marine General, now White House Chief of Staff, John Kelly. Quote from the author: “White House Chief of Staff John Kelly has just about shed his previous identity of presidential babysitter and taken on his final form, “just another bigoted Trump Administration loose cannon.” With his comments earlier this week calling Dreamers “lazy,” Kelly finally alienated the last remaining supporters he may have had amongst functional, literate Americans.”
Some interesting videos to watch about tech giants potentially spying on you, excessive individualism and the rewriting of history…..
Written at the height of the #MeToo online campaign.
As more and more stories of sexual assault and harassment hits us it does seem as if though the world has gone mad. Nowhere is apparently safe, all men are crazy, time to get the Hijab out and never leave the house … or?
Yesterday I saw a surprising article from Norway where female actresses shared their stories of male employers completely stepping over the line, mixing work into their own private affairs, which is never good. It was surprising, because as I’ve written about before the very obvious “catcalling” that feminists are on a crusade against, in addition to blatant ageism and whatnot are things that are more visible and apparent in more Southern cultures. You do get the sense of being more respected as a woman in Northern Europe, and it cannot be dismissed or forgotten that sex-crimes can be used as a weapon against other groups and populations which clearly is the case when one looks at some disrespectful foreigners allowed into post-modern-Europe. The pimping of little English school girls at the hands of Muslim men cannot be forgotten. It’s a classic; let’s target the other women, those who are unprotected or worthless due to their affiliation/identity. That being said, you’ll always have predators within your own group as well, that goes without saying….
Yesterday I thought to myself that the Weinstein situation in many ways resemble the Cologne-situation; meaning; where were the men in these women’s lives?
It was praised by those in leadership positions that German men stood down as their women were assaulted; this apparently was a glorious development, as it was right for them to not do anything while waiting for the authorities to show up. My question is why would anyone be interested in being in a relationship with a guy who’ll either run away or just stand there if you as a woman get attacked? Isn’t the man supposed to protect the female?
The same can be said of the Weinstein scandal. Why wasn’t he confronted by an angry boyfriend or a male relative? Why did it take an article in the press after many years of abuse for him to be put out of business? Also, don’t you have the second amendment in the USA? Why weren’t these women armed? You also have the element of fear; the fear of not getting cast or employed.
It is disgusting when sexual advancements all of a sudden gets mixed into your work , and someone literally tries to black-mail you into whatever. It doesn’t resemble anything, and my only explanation for why this seems to be so common in the show-biz, is that the entertainment industry probably attract certain types of people. I’m not going to go into great detail as I’m actually an artist myself, but I will say that ever since pursuing music I’ve been surprised at the unhealthy level of weirdness found within many of the individuals I’ve been exposed to. In Norway we say that if you feel like everyone else is crazy, then it is probably you who have a problem. Questioning your own sanity when exposed to music industry people is probably a sign of good health though; because no; it’s not you there’s something wrong with (probably). I have many a times wondered why there are so many strange, indecent people working in our profession; to blame this on the “artistic temperament” is ridiculous, as few people are actually genuinely creative in the music scene, believe it or not.
There is therefore no excuse for the eccentricism. One theory could be that a certain number of pretentious, dangerous, no-gooders, aim for show biz, so that they can hide behind “being artistic” when behaving badly and/or disrespectfully. The job-market is generally “flooded” with numerous people seeking employment, which gives predators quite a hunting ground and employers an excuse for offering shitty payment or contracts.
There is a big difference between those who are creative and all of those who pretend in a nauseating pretentious way. In fact I’ll admit that I’m guilty of wrongly using the word artist myself in this entry, as most “artists” in our day and age are performers. There is a small group of writers who sit and create most of the music you hear in our popular culture, and how innovative this creative output really is, can of course be debated. It is also important to note that self-delusion or thoughts of grandeur seem very common when it comes to members of the music-profession. Everyone seems to think that they are completely and totally unique. There are few who question their own abilities or originality, and there are many who are militantly protective and unresponsive to outside input and advice. This needless to say stifle their growth and self-development, but then again, why pursue personal technical progress in a post-modern world? There is also a big difference between proper business people and those who cannot even organise a two car-parade, calling themselves business people just because they have that title for whatever reason in show-biz.
All of that being said; interactions between the two sexes can quickly become awkward if one or both of the parties have no clue what they are doing; men who’ve been famous from a young age or for too long also become adjusted to a warped way of dealing with women, from what I’ve seen/experienced, I guess this is because they’ve been exposed to way too many groupies. This can explain why successful men in the industry are so straightforward; they simply assume that any woman who converse with them is a potential groupie……
Much can be said and studied when it comes to why people do the things that they do. That is a very interesting field, and especially if one directs the microscope towards a much neglect profession: “music.” Where is the official data concerning average retirement age for virtuoso musicians? You have that for athletes… Where are the studies and works looking into the health, overall well-being and prospects for musicians, signed and unsigned, on average? Where are proper books offering holistic information regarding the mastering of ones instrument? Where are those seeking to set new standards and where are musician-researches hiding? It would be most helpful to investigate members of the entertainment industry, to draw conclusions about average traits, behaviour patterns, etc; Since this would prove helpful for new generations of performers.
Anyway … the militant feminists will continue their war against “toxic masculinity” rather than acknowledging that women are in need of protection either by wielding a weapon or by having a chaperone. This cannot be promoted if championing the myth of the empowered female, a myth that can easily be debunked when looking at the Weinstein scandal or the Cologne sex-attacks.
I find it very saddening if women are introduced to their own vulnerability through a sexual assault and/or harassment; something that could be prevented if issues are addressed with honesty.
Fighting against masculinity in your own society, while mass importing unrestrained honour driven, testosterone culture from abroad is also unwise….
A short review written several months ago after watching “The Hunting Ground.”
I watched “The Hunting Ground” a while back … as saddening as sexual assaults are I don’t think we can expect them to be eradicated completely; which is why it would be an idea to inform women of how “not-empowered” they are in the presence of male force and direct focus on how to give women adequate training so that they/we can defend ourselves and/or maybe re-adopt some old customs such as women not walking alone without a designated male chaperone. This would be a much better idea than to initiate feminist friendly “effeminacy-measures” in order to stamp out “toxic-masculinity,” because how exactly will our societies stand if there is a crusade against testosterone? One rape is one too many for sure, but it is generally known that college campuses are some of the safest environments for women to be in if you speak to someone looking into the statistics, etc;….nasty to see in “The Hunting Ground” how money trumps all … but then again, why should we be surprised? Worshiping the government will not make the “structure” more caring nor will the worship of absolute unrestrained extreme-capitalism make it humane. Without strong families and incentive for civilian involvement to make society better, we cannot expect much social improvement. Running to an overloaded government or expecting capitalism in its most extreme form to become friendly is quite naive. A re-emphasising of “moral laws” might improve our situation.
There is always plenty out there to read, whether “acoustic reading” or the more modern sort. There is no doubt in my mind what I prefer.
These type of digital articles that I’m linking to all share that in common that they display the struggles and conflicts of men, and the troubles that we face in our everyday lives around the world. I’ve decided to re-focus on creation myths etc; as I had gathered a nice collection of books, before I got distracted I guess. It takes a very long time to read the Holy Bible for example, especially because I always end up taking notes and googling certain sections to see what interpretations that can be found. I now also have in my hand The Prose Edda from Snorri Sturluson courtesy of my brother. The introduction includes this interesting passage:
I know that I hung, on the wind-swept tree
all nine nights, with spear was I wounded
and given to Odin, myself to me,
on that tree which no one knows
from which roots it grows.
Bread I was not given, no drink from the horn,
downwards I glared; up I pulled the runes,
screaming I took them, from there I fell back again.
It’s all very intriguing. Anyway here is a little reading list of interesting material found within our digital landscape…
After realising that my online reading habits could be tracked by others anyway, and that passwords are futile. I realised that I could might as well share and write about what I was reading. I’ve been pretty open about my negative experiences with tech, little did I know though how easy it is to lose control of gadgets,. I also wonder how you can report this type of incidents as the crime of hacking seems rather murky. It gets so personal when you carry your phone with you everywhere, and whatnot. So it certainly feels intrusive. Yet the side-effects of our digital relationships are nothing short of alarming: Read This.
Interesting; I don’t think I ever saw any warning labels on my Nokia phones when I was little? Thank goodness that I didn’t have any devices for some years, yet we are all exposed to wifi. How healthy is that I wonder? I don’t know if others have noticed but people’s attention span seems to be dead. Cellphone usage is the smoking of our age. Read This.
Not to forget the data-mining/collection happening through friendly, free to join social media sites. Everything from dating sites, blogging sites, games, apps; it can all be used to map and analyse human behaviour and thinking. It is the ultimate spy tool for people who cannot read your mind, but wish they could. It’s a trap; it sucks that it has to be used to promote products and whatever business one might have. Considering the effects devices have on memories, focus and the cancer risk, in addition to the data-collection, do you really want to spend that much time online? Nope I didn’t think so. Stay off the internet unless you have to be on it for work. 1984
An article in Norwegian about sexual harassment towards working women. The MeToo Campaign Spreads.
This is an extremely interesting article in Norwegian addressing the issue faced by the Norwegian police as they try to uphold the law of the country in areas heavily populated by immigrant youths, etc; They are worked against by post-modern academics, a lot of them female funny enough, who seem to blame the police for the criminal behaviour of the gangs. This desire to frame the authorities as racist, while portraying the foreign perpetrators as victims, create a hopeless culture, where anarchy is allowed free rein. I also heard not that long ago that the police officially came out and apologised or explained that they had lied about crime statistics. I actually saw the press conference/video of this, but will have to find the link/article a bit later. It is of great interest though. There are people who try to keep something together that is obviously not meant to be; and as they press on the fragmentation increases. And speaking of which….
….the post-modern social conditioning or narrative is failing among the young. Incredibly enough my sister, who has literally been an almost Anti-Christ-like character at her school due to her questioning of our current politically correct orthodoxies, can now report that nationalism, patriotism and traditionalism is becoming visible among her fellow school pupils, as the current doctrine pushed by post-modern hippie teachers is becoming increasingly rejected as youngsters have had enough. The latest shock statement came from young people stating that if people hate England then they should get the hell out. Really? But I thought self-hate and alternative identity movements was the new way forward? The change has happened relatively quickly too, the young people are turning around. This is actually good news, if you like England and want the country to have a solid future….
I’m starting to feel that my predictions have been too apocalyptic. Only social constructs that align with human nature can function in the long run, unless you are to change human nature, and even if you try there will be those who reject it. Small things can make a thinking soul happy; and the rejection of post-modernism and the death of the delusional ideas preached by its teachers make me fly; just like the face of disbelief of some of those who were reading the results of the Brexit vote. Complete disbelief that the vote had turned out completely different from what they thought.
That is the danger of unbalanced perceptions of reality; shock ensues when election results come in, because people have started to believe a skewed, fake, narrative. And the self-proclaimed keepers of truth are the ones the most shocked as they’ve started to believe their own creation of delusion. I have faith in the future, because of the young, and because the current status quo lacks depth, meaning and strength. It cannot give man, what man needs, and because of this it will not last long. We will return to old truths that have been there since times of old in one way or another.
This is an article in Norwegian about political intolerance in Norway directed towards conservative voters and the hate and ridicule that openly anti-reds have to endure. It is quite an astonishing read and actually resonates with this entry of mine: US Defence Secretary Mattis, President Trump, Feminism, Intolerance & Reading Lists.
Norwegians should be ashamed of themselves since our immigration minister is as strict as she is. Of course the author of this article does not want to acknowledge the cultural risk of taking in people from alien cultures and compares the refugees of today to those from WW2. There are major ethnic differences between Europeans, I think our former conflicts bear witness to that. Why people like this guy would choose to look away from that fact and condemn those who try to protect their national identity and integrity is interesting. That type of belief can only be valid if one believes that our national identities are nothing but divisive illusions, and that our disagreements can be melted away if we awaken to this fact. Different frequencies of traits are deeply embedded within us, unless we are meant to look at visible differences as optical illusions and science regarding genetics as fraudulent lies. Or we can of course look at the body as a prison and look at the soul directly. When broken down to a spiritual level then maybe his theory makes sense; but why would you believe in spirits and souls if you’re an atheist or post-modernist? You will have to acknowledge the spiritual, which many don’t.
Here are some quotes from an interesting article:
“The internal memos also confirm how Monsanto exerted pressure. David Saltmiras, a Monsanto expert at the time, boasted that he had “successfully facilitated numerous third party letters to the editor.” He described his actions as being “in our own best interest” and as “the last rites for Séralini’s few remaining shreds of credibility.
The company hired a team of researchers and lobbying experts hoping to “orchestrate outcry,” and discredit the IARC as an organization with a history of “questionable and politically charged rulings.”
“Monsanto would do everything possible to protect its product, Roundup,” says Daniel Boese of the Avaaz civic organization. The company deceived consumers and influenced expert opinions for years, he explains. According to Boese, Monsanto “destroys scientific safety mechanisms that the public actually relies on,” and its lobbying influence is enormous. For instance, portions of the BfR’s glyphosate report are taken from documents from the Glyphosate Task Force, a Monsanto-led industry association. The BfR rejects the accusation of plagiarism.
In any case, Europe’s farmers would be well advised to consider the fate of Jack McCall, whose widow Teri is one of the plaintiffs in the United States. The California farmer had sprayed Roundup in his orchards for decades, where he was often accompanied by a loyal companion: his dog Duke. Duke died of lymphoma. McCall died of non-Hodgkin lymphoma a few years later.”
(good to know when living in the country…)disgusting
Here you can read about a very interesting archaeological find. I’ve highlighted the address to the article at the bottom of the quote:
“Behind the low-key announcement of the find, one can almost sense the mixed feelings of Saudi officials faced with an important discovery for their heritage, which, however, seems to connect the origins of the alphabet used to pen their sacred book to a Christian context, some 150 years before the rise of Islam.
Further consternation may have arisen when realizing that these texts are not only the legacy of a once-numerous Christian community, but are also linked to the story of an ancient Jewish kingdom that once ruled over much of what is today Yemen and Saudi Arabia.
Jews vs. Christians in the desert
While the Koran and later Muslim tradition make no bones about the presence of Jewish and Christian communities across the peninsula in Mohammed’s day, the general picture that is painted of pre-Islamic Arabia is one of chaos and anarchy. The region is described as being dominated by jahilliyah – ignorance – lawlessness, illiteracy and barbaric pagan cults.
The decades immediately before the start of the Islamic calendar (marked by Mohammed’s “hijra” – migration – from Mecca to Medina in 622 CE) were marked by a weakening of societies and centralized states in Europe and the Middle East, partly due to a plague pandemic and the incessant warfare between the Byzantine and Persian empires.
The bleak representation of pre-Islamic Arabia was less an accurate description, it seems, than a literary metaphor to emphasize the unifying and enlightening power of Mohammed’s message.
Reexamination of works by Muslim and Christian chroniclers in recent years, as well as finds like the one in Saudi Arabia, are producing a much more elaborate picture, leading scholars to rediscover the rich and complex history of the region before the rise of Islam.
Through Christian and Muslim rule, Jews continued to be a strong presence in the Arabian Peninsula. This is clear not only from Mohammed’s (often conflictual) dealings with them, but also from the influence that Judaism had on the new religion’s rituals and prohibitions (daily prayers, circumcision, ritual purity, pilgrimage, charity, ban on images and eating pork).
In Yemen, the heartland of the Himyarites, the Jewish community endured through centuries of persecution, until 1949-1950, when almost all its remaining members – around 50,000 – were airlifted to Israel in Operation Magic Carpet. And while they maintain some unique rituals and traditions, which set them apart from Ashkenazi and Sephardi Jews, no one would doubt that they are indeed, the last, very much Jewish descendants of the lost kingdom of Himyar.”
read more: https://www.haaretz.com/jewish/archaeology/1.709010
Firefighters in Sweden had to be escorted by armed police in order to extinguish fires within a no-go zone.
An article in Norwegian about the rights of pedophiles who don’t attack children.
This is the sort of controversy we get in Norway. Farmers are pissed off because of the wolf drawing on this milk carton. They find it offensive since they want the wolf gone.
More about Operation Gladio, I haven’t watched the videos in the link, but I will later. It’s an interesting topic to read about.
There are so many things that divide us; I wonder what could possibly unite all of mankind? Nothing; you would have to create a new man; man as we know him would have to be destroyed. Even within a religious narrative of love there will be outsiders, heretics, enemies and whatnot.
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