MARINE LE PEN & OTHERS

From The BRUSSELS JOURNEL

Marine Le Pen Quotes  The EU is deeply harmful, it is an anti-democratic monster. I want to prevent it from becoming fatter, from continuing to breathe, from grabbing everything with its paws and from extending its tentacles into all areas of our legislation. In our glorious history, millions have died to ensure that our country remains free. Today, we are simply allowing our right to self-determination to be stolen from us.  more…

The Brussels Leviathan  The EU Commission and senior officials, frequently diffused through innocent sounding and semi-official organizations, create agreements with Arabs and then quietly implement them later as federal EU policy. This is accomplished because billions of Euros are floating around in a system with very little control. Europeans are thus financing their continent’s merger with, in reality colonization by, the Muslim world without their knowledge and without their consent. It must be the first time in human history where an entire continent is being culturally eradicated with bureaucratic precision. This represents perhaps the greatest betrayal in the history of Western civilization, yet it is largely ignored by Western media.  More…

 

 

DEATH OF THE WEST

tom briggs

The USA has been in a cultural/social/demographic implosion/make-over/revolution for the past 50-60 years. While there are several reasons for this demise, the motor that drives the implosion is cultural Marxism/Communism. That political ideology has combined with monopoly capitalism to transformed the United States economically, culturally and racially. The posts on this site are offered as examples of Marxism/Communism in action in all of its disguises in all areas of private and public life in the USA.
On paper, Marxism is an economic, cultural and political theory created by Karl Marx in the mid 19th century. It is atheistic and denies a transcendent God. It wills that the State is god. It is nihilistic and proposes a classless society and seeks to abolish all private property, all private enterprise, religion (primarily Christianity), and the institutions of marriage and family. One of its major tenants is that all production is in the hands of the State. It seeks the total elimination of all ideas that conflict with its core objectives. Like a vampire that cannot stand the light, Marxist’s cannot stand objective or transcendent truth. It can grow from benign socialism Into an “adult” called Communism. It is evangelism by force. Brotherhood with a gun to your head. It is the main building block for state sanctioned terror, both psychological and physical.
In essence, Marxism seeks to plant weeds in a garden once thriving with beautiful flowers. It seeks to invert the meaning of words. The word Liberal used to mean “open to, or willing to listen to and consider, all ideas”. It now means a left winger or Marxist/Communist who is unwilling to accept any idea at odds with his own. In most of its historical manifestations, Marxism has been utilized to create the totalitarian police state. It is the father of Communism and is the best suited political economic system for the gangster bureaucratic State, of which the Unites States and the rest of the Western world, are now entrapped, to one degree or another.
Over the past six decades, Marxism has been made even more formidable by the techniques of “critical theory” or “political correctness” created by the Frankfurt School (1920’s Germany) Critical theory seeks to defame and “correct” all history, institutions, values, leaders, icons and cultural norms established by the previously free state or “host state” of which Marxism is the invading parasite. The water that allows Marxism to grow are apathy, ignorance and lack of vigilance
Marxism is defacto Communism, and eventually grows from the egalitarian socialist state which now defines the USA and the entire West, into a police state defined by terror, concentration camps and wholesale slaughter. Communism needs to fracture, or split up, a society/culture by designating certain groups as “oppressors” and other groups as the “oppressed”. In the United States today, middle class whites are the oppressors and non-whites (except Orientals) are the oppressed. Other catagories of “oppressor” and “oppressed” are covered on this site.
Marxism/Communism is the lifeblood of political tyrants. It acts as a kind of tumor that metastasises in an existing democracy. Over decades, it invades all organisms, or institutions, and thus transforms a once free and open political economic system into a totalitarian State. ( or in the insane manner that a gardener would spray all the flowers with weed killer, so the weeds could flourish). This technique has often been referred to as Fabian Socialism. The USA now is in the final stages of a “soft Communism”. It won’t be long before it enters the early stages of the physical terror State. This is plainly in evidence by the ubiquitous roving black gangs that attack whites at public venues all across America while the President Obama and his Justice Department look the other way.
Marxists are geniuses at creative destruction. They seek to destroy all western institutions by diluting, polluting and transforming them with Marxist ideology. They have subverted the entire educational system. Very similar to how the Mafia expropriated or “muscled in on” legitimate businesses. Marxists have hijacked a large part of the western media apparatus. They have almost completely hijacked science and will suppress any scientific discovery if it is at odds with their agenda. They are master propagandists. They seek to invert all cultural norms. It is the rebel state that allows no rebellion. It is the egalitarian state that the power elite, or the super class, wants to enslave the world with.
Marxism has historically attracted intellectual theorists from Lenin to Mao to Sartre’ to Marcuse to Alinski to Obama, who’s main talents are criticism and destruction of Western ideals and institutions, while using any means necessary. In my opinion, they constitute a special kind of psychotic personality that is incapable of any serious creative “construction” and are loathe to witness it in others. Another talent of theirs is the ability to ignore the history of human tragedy and slaughter that Marxism and Communism have produced.
Marxism/Communism thrives in crises, and will create one in order to weaken and bankrupt a society. It is why the USA has such a massive and burdensome social welfare state, and why now expenditures are astronomical for the military industrial sector. Marxism has done more harm to blacks than to any other group in the USA. It has destroyed the black family through welfare dependence. It has pushed for legislation that allowed giant corporate mergers which helped to destroy small business. It has fostered the growth of the “litigeous society”, where it is easy to sue anyone or any business on the flimsiest grounds. It has sided with big business to weaken the free enterprise system in the USA. It has completely politicized the US Supreme Court. It has ushered in the Corporatist State that is rapidly merging with the Marxist Cultural State.
Many international power brokers who seek a One World Government, such as the Climate Change leviathan, are apolitical and are not Marxists. However, they employ Marxist techniques of cultural inversion to dissolve the Western Nation State and anything else that might impede their agenda.
Marxism seeks to hijack of the individual soul and control the individual mind. It is government by intrusive micromanagement, increasing taxation, intimidation and eventually terror. It is dystopia sold as utopia. It is the most unadulterated form of political, social and moral cancer. It is the robber of ingenuity, beauty, personality, honor, and individualism.
Left unchecked, it will rule a world shrouded by the blackness of perpetual lies. It is the destabilization of society. It is the ominous shadow that hovers ever larger and darker over your liberties. It is the voice that tells you that up is down, right is wrong and left is right. It is the every day world of paranoia. It is speech control. It is the closing of the mind. It is the science of lying. It is atheism unleashed. It is the enterprise of destruction. It is the hijacking of science. It is the demolition of all Christian institutions. It is the merging of big business with big government. It is the one world borderless state.
It is the criminalization and eventual elimination of the middle class. It is the end of hope. It is the devil on earth. In its various incarnations it has been responsible for over 80 million deaths by murder and starvation during the 20th century. The larger version of this incarnation is, I believe, the New World Order, a kind of de facto cultural Marxism totalitarian Capitalism oligarchical system of world control. It’s Orwell’s “1984” Maybe it’s been the ‘shadow international government for much longer than that. Maybe from the Illuminati and Spartacus Weishaupt. Gaining socialistic strength in the turbulence of the 1930’s great depression, which was ultimately the birth of the super welfare state in America.

Maybe the explosive growth of the middle class of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s was just an anomaly and the result of the tremendous technological advancements caused in part by World War II. The historical terrors of communism are largely covered up by the media. I am not puzzled by this. The major media in the USA (and the western world) has been leaning increasingly left for a very long time. When I tell anyone that the United States today is a de facto Marxist State, they think that I’m some kind of right wing nut case. They haven’t a clue as to what I am talking about.
Sadly, most people have no idea of how thoroughly the USA has been transformed over the past half century from a vigorous and open free market economy state into a big government bureaucracy-laden leviathan on the brink of social anarchy and economic collapse. Those who think that I’m that aforementioned ‘nut case’ have no doubt blindly and naively bought what the international media, which is actually the propaganda wing of the New World order, has sold them. They must believe that their government, with its ever-increasing bureaucracy and power, it’s intrusiveness, it’s micro-management, is their friend.
They must believe that television, the movies, daily newspapers and magazines are not biased towards the left; They must believe that tidal waves of 3rd world immigrants are not transforming the USA into an ever larger welfare state. (look at England!). The United States was over 90%euro white 50 years ago. It is now something like 68% white. That doesn’t mean anything by itself. Good and bad are from everywhere. Talent is everywhere.
But when taken into account with the objectives of Marxism to dismantle, brick by brick, the free-economy state, along with its middle class, the radical transformation of its racial/ethic composition becomes essential. The United States is in a terrible cultural war for its soul, and it is losing. Oops’ I’ve said a lot of very naughty things so far! It must all be a coincidence that the USA has changed so much. It must be what those liberal ideologues call ‘progressivsm’.
It must be a coincidence that the founders of the ‘New Marxism’ (cultural instead of economic) of ‘Political Correctness’ and ‘Critical Theory’ (Frankfurt School in 1920’s Germany which disbanded during Hitler’s rise, only to reappear wearing a new mask ‘New School Social Research’ in the USA). It espoused a decades-long revolution by gradual infusion of a inverted belief system, and not by ‘party’ instigated coup d’ tat, as in Cuba, but by change with a ‘matasticizing’ of the socio/cultural/political ‘body’) Frankfurt alumni Horkhiemer, Adorno, Gramsci, Lukacs, Marcuse (Columbia) and propaganda genius Willi Munzenberg, (Goebbels was a disciple) have had a profound and irrevocable influence on the American University system.
Infecting first several major northeast schools, then several west coast schools (Berkeley the most significant ). All to inculcate students with hatred of capitalism, their own country and its history, and with white guilt. They teach ‘creative destruction’ and how to ‘hate creatively’ It is not a coincidence that a great majority of Marxists have emanated from the university educated upper middle class. The long bloody history of communism is populated with the same.
Radical groups and organizations The USA abounds with political action, special interest lobbies, race, sex, and religion-based groups. However the only race-based, and the only radical groups that are funded by tax payer money are those on the left, including the radical left. Check out this revealing and shocking link to get an idea of how thoroughly left the USA actually is, and how hard-working though hapless Americans are actually helping, along with mega rich leftist foundations and individuals like George Soros, pay for their enslavement. And others too numerous to mention here.
The government owns the air that we breathe. And our garbage too! They own it outside and inside and have completely politicized science in the process. Most people think that government cares about citizen’s health. But it’s more likely that central government wants to control business via onerous regulations and penalties based on dubious science. ‘Sick Building Syndrome’ is yet another charade by the international ‘health police’- better known as the World Health Organization. ‘Second-hand smoke’ is another.
The asbestos scam is yet another, in my opinion. There are probably scores of others. It’s all designed to increase the range of penalties, taxes and regulations and control over and on private enterprise. It’s not that any of these things haven’t made some people sick. But in cases where only a few out every 50,000 or get sick, that product and its industry is then demonized by regulation, taxation and litigation.
These regulations have cost the economy trillions. Global warming, while a naturally occurring phenomenon for probably thousands of years, has been used, in my opinion, to manipulate a gullible public into believing that it’s the major threat to the planet. Also, it’s probably a way for the very powerful to make a lot of money. CO2 levels effect is hypothetical projection at best. Scores of PhD-level meteorologists and geologists call it preposterous. It’s all about the transference of wealth and power and the increasing federal (and international) management of private industry.
It is also a convenient ploy in that it diverts attention away from those forces- economic and cultural, that actually are radically changing peoples lives. Tyrants throughout history knew that ‘they’ll believe the big lie the most’ (Hitler/Lenin). I wonder what the ‘carbon footprint’ of Al Gore is? The Environmental Protection Agency and The California Air Quality Control Board are just two powerful agencies that police private business. They never use a gun, just dubious science. Entire farms have been confiscated by the government under the rubric of The Endangered Species Act. If a certain fly on your farm is on the endangered list, your land may be taken by the government and designated as a protected ‘wildlife zone’.
Black Flash mob violence/looting is spreading A 2003 invention of Harper’s magazine senior editor Bill Wasik that has now taken an ugly turn. Largely covered up by the media, (is that a surprise?) this new form of social revolutionary violence is no doubt causing unabashed joy in the leftist community and in Obama’s heart. Twenty to thirty black thugs meet at a designated location, announced through a Facebook or other SNS connection, enter a shop en masse, and loot it. This act of anarchy is often accompanied by violence directed exclusively against whites. These thugs are the Marxist dobermans – whether they know it or not.
And it probably will get much worse. The revolutionary intelligentsia and others who support the president will stop at nothing to get Obama re-elected. He’ll then have another 4 years to allow increasingly violent attacks against whites, and the looting of businesses to continue. The National Guard will eventually be called in to “restore order”. At that point, the US will be a de facto police state, regardless of the degree that the military is ‘Marxized’ and expunged of its ‘patriots’ or others not yet inculcated into the ‘new order’.
The USA has become a “predator nation”. The retail economy, as a result, will take yet another a big hit. And it’s not just ‘flash violence’. Innumerable incidences of black on white violence have been reported all across the country, usually at venues like state fairs, amusement parks and sports stadiums. I know the argument: “Yeah, but it’s the white nut case with an automatic weapon who slaughters 20 or 30 innocent people at a public venue, that’s a larger issue”.
This also is social anarchy, but the difference is that these psychotic and reprehensible acts are carried out by individuals, not by hordes that can only be described as ‘street armies’ armed only with hate and revenge. The former is unpredictable individual psychosis. The latter, in its varied forms, is organized anarchy with an infinitely greater potential for social destabilization. It is ubiquitous and ongoing. To those that clamor for gun control after a mass slaying at the hands of an individual nut-case, I ask: should we also outlaw Facebook and all other SNS’s? Knives? Stones? Auto’s?
LIES AND OTHER REASONS
Lie one: The USA is a racist nation. Blacks and Latinos are victims of racial crimes by whites. Fact:The USA is a racist nation. Blacks and Latinos commit most of the violent crimes by about 20/50 to 1 ratio compared to whites. You can check out the FBI statistics. Most racial ‘hate crimes’ are in fact committed by blacks against whites. In almost all cases, the news media will never give the race of a black perpetrator, nor show his photo.

Lie two: The USA’s ‘homeless problem’ is a result of inadequate social relief system.Fact: USA has the world’s largest (by far) welfare system by ratio.The US social welfare system is so vast it cannot help, along with the imperialist agenda in place, but bankrupt America.

Lie three: Immigration built America, so it’s good for the US now. Fact: Since 1965, 3rd world immigration, a lot of it illegal, has destroyed The Eurocentric social fabric of America. The USA is turning into a third world Brown Nation as a result. People conveniently forget that a moratorium was put on immigration in 1920. It was the duty of every nation in world history to maintain the integrity of its cultural/racial base. They fought wars over it.
If blacks and Latinos were losing their populations in ratio to overall population as is the case with whites, it would be considered genocide. But the reality that the USA is rapidly losing its white population is a topic that very few will broach. Indeed, it is a subject that is virtually taboo in America.
Who is extreme right? Anyone that the media says is extreme right even though they may be only moderately right. Remember, Marxists believe in relative truths, so that the definition of terms keeps changing. Eventually, it will be anyone who holds an opinion that is at odds with the egalitarian-based leftist ‘world view’ It will be anyone who is a born-again Christian, a ‘patriot’, or a ‘conservative’ as these terms become increasingly demonized.
The terms ‘extreme left’ ‘radical left’ ‘far left’ are very rarely used in journalism, whether print or electronic. ‘Extreme right’ has become a taboo label, much like the term ‘racist’. Blacks can never be racists because they are a member of the ‘oppressed class’. You will never find extreme right professors on American university campuses, where professors with extreme left views abound. For example Angela Davis, a confirmed Marxist, teaches at Berkeley. Bill Ayers, a leftist anarchist, is a professor at University of Illinois/Chicago.
Anyone on campus with extreme right views would be ‘witch-hunted’ into oblivion. Many teachers have lost tenure for not holding the right views. To get a book published with a major publisher or get a movie produced that expresses unabashed ‘right of center’ views is next to impossible.
Who else has sold out the USA? It must be stated clearly that the demise of the USA is not exclusively a socialist engineered phenomenon. It’s the mega business/mega government bureaucracy that gains control and power through the implementation of Cultural Marxism. The Republican-centered Bush-Cheney-Gingrich-McCain, William Crystal so-called NeoConservative movement espouses a One World view that promulgates open borders with Mexico and mass immigration from other 3rd World Central American and Caribbean nations.
The Neo Conservative movement is nothing more than a ‘hijacking’ and reconstituting, mostly by Jewish intellectuals, of the real conservative movement the one espoused by the likes of Pat Buchannan, Phyllis Schlafly, Dr.Thomas Sowell, Brent Bozell, et al. The conspiracist side of me thinks that maybe the Neo-cons, along with others unknown, perhaps the International Zionist crowd, were behind the World Trade disaster for the purpose of ultimately introducing legislation such as Homeland Security and The Patriot Act- two measures that vastly increase intrusion on the lives of innocent citizens by the Central Government, thus making all citizens ‘suspects’.
Another reason might be to sustain the state of perpetual war in the mid-east to further bankrupt the ‘republic’, al la Columbia University’s Cloward/Piven strategy, which attempts to build crises or invent crises where there are none. No doubt also, that mega multinational companies pour millions into both right and left coffers. The Republican Party, over the past 40 odd years, has been pro-illegal, pro 3rd world immigration and pro big business/big bank. Republicans have helped usher in international trading treaties like GAAT and NAFTA. Both treaties have borne irreparable harm to American small business while helping mega international companies expand their markets. I have no idea of what has happened to the insurance industry in America, but it is an increasingly corrupt and financial independence killing entity.
Apparently both major parties have stood by while gladly accepting generous offers by the giant insurance lobby in Washington. Public apathy has also played a sizable role in the demise of the USA. People are and have always been, essentially political sheep. The incremental characteristic of Marxism in American was, until now, largely unnoticed. If you have your ‘MTV, NFL, Wrestle Mania and favorite killer/slutty movie available, who the hell cares what’s going outside of one’s immediate den of inequity and sloth.
Or if you are a responsible parent who is working hard and raising a family, you just don’t have the time or inclination to notice. Great civilizations don’t last forever. They all have a cycle of birth, life and death. In the final analysis, and considering the natural order of things political/cultural/economic, maybe the cycle of the USA has drawn to a close because of comfort and lack of vigilance. “We’ve arrived, we’re safe, we’re comfortable, now what the hell do we do?”
The workplace Racism is the practice of not considering a person for a job, a house/apartment, an appointment or promotion because of his or her color. Reverse racism is when people of color are selected or appointed over their white counterparts to positions in spite of inferior scholastic or job performance. Reverse racism has a code word: It’s called affirmative action. Only whites can be charged with racism. You can be charged with racism even though there is not one shred of evidence to indicate that you are. You then have to prove that you are not.
This is very similar to Internal Revenue Laws in the USA, where one is randomly audited. That person then has to ‘prove’ that he didn’t violate any tax laws. Companies of a certain size have to hire a certain amount of ‘this group’ or that group’ To show that they are not racist or sexist. Racial quotas thus determine company policy infinitely more than competence and loyalty. Has this brought down performance of American companies?
Scores of companies have settled ‘out of court’ for millions after threats of law suit by race-based organizations like the racist NAACP and powerful groups like la Raza, MeCha (and other Latino groups), and radical feminist and homosexual lobbies for having too few of a certain group in their employ. while race-based bureaucracies like the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission intimidate companies into compliance. Racial gangsters, racial extortionist and full-time trouble makers like the reverend Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton (look at their faces!) to name just two are more powerful than any senator or congressman.
Millions have been ‘looted’ from companies like the Denny’s Restaurant chain on trumped-up charges of ‘racism’. Only whites are charged with ‘hate speech’ . Blacks and other minorities, to my knowledge, are never charged with this crime. Most major companies in the United States now have ‘cultural re-education’ classes (straight out of the ‘book of communism’) for those whites who have exhibited ‘racial insensitivity’.
Tabula Rasa The entire history of the United States is being rewritten, all through the lens of ‘political correctness’. The leftist social engineers who are running America and bringing it to its knees, claim that the USA is and always has been, very sick with racism and sexism. So it follows that the founding fathers Washington, Jefferson, Madison, etc, must have been racist and sexist and that the US constitution is a fraudulent document that excluded blacks and American Indians and is thus null and void.
Indeed, all American history, as taught in public schools up until roughly the early 70’s, must be permanently expunged from the books. ‘Those who control today can rewrite yesterday’. Few realize that Lincoln himself, never considered it workable that blacks and whites should live together. He proposed shipping all American blacks to the then newly formed African state Liberia. Curious that Lincoln remains, after King, the most associated icon of ‘racial justice and freedom for blacks’
Incidently, King had associates who were hard-line Communists. And it has been proven that he plagiarized his doctoral thesis. Another tidbit never mentioned: W.E.B. du Bois, founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People – NAACP- in 1909, was a member of the Communist Party, USA. That organization, once very much-needed, is now much more in the business of making money through law suits than in ‘assuring racial justice’ Personally, I feel that many blacks enriched the culture that I was raised in. Many excelled and were great personalities in entertainment, athletics and music.
Mt. Vernon, NY, where I was raised, had a sizable black upper middle class neighborhood. Muhammed Ali remains one of my all-time hero’s. It’s just that I believe that integration in the private sector should be natural and not forced by federal law. Busing, started in the early 70’s, mandated that kids from impoverished neighborhoods (black) be bused to the more ‘privileged schools in white areas. To my knowledge, this practice still exists.
Paying high taxes to live in a good neighborhood because it was safe and had good schools, was thus nullified. If racism is proved beyond a doubt in a housing, workplace or educational situation, monetary restitution to the victim would be appropriate. But by all means, merit and character worthiness should be the yardstick for acceptance and not government mandate. Unrelenting immigration from the third world – starting in 1965 has exponentially increased the welfare state.
The USA benefited greatly from immigration in the past- 1880-1920. But that was when the United States had room to expand and needed workers. Indeed, a moratorium was initiated in 1920(?), and immigration was cut back to reasonable levels. Allowing the United States to be flooded with immigrants from the third world is suicidal insanity. Personally, I have nothing against immigration –the USA was mainly built by it, but it needs to be regulated, and immigrants need to be legal! History has proved that Senator Joseph McCarthy was correct in the early 1950′s senate hearings when he claimed that the State Department was rife with ‘communists’. Now all government departments are flooded with those who wish to bring the USA to its knees.
Incidently, almost all US government departments employ minorities to a very highly disproportionate number/ratio than their caucasian counterparts. “…The report uses tables and bar charts to make unmistakably clear that federal discrimination against whites goes far beyond merely achieving proportional representation for blacks. In all 22 independent federal agencies and in 16 of 17 federal executive departments, blacks are massively over represented.“ Paul Craig Roberts.
The justice system It actually should be called the ‘Injustice System’ The shadow of fear prevails in the workplace. Companies are afraid of litigation by any number of racial, feminist or homosexual ‘rights’ groups. The courts allow ‘frivolous lawsuits’ brought against companies with scant evidence that any wrongdoing has occurred. They have to prove that they didn’t commit a crime. The government doesn’t have to prove that they did. ‘Under representation’ or failing to meet an arbitrary quota set by the Justice Department often result in protracted misery and bankrupting costs for many companies.
Other agencies, to numerous to mention here, so I’ll mention just one – The Environmental Protection Agency, wield tremendous power and constantly add onerous laws and regulations for companies to abide by. Ever tightening laws regarding ‘second-hand smoke’ threaten to criminalize parents who smoke in their own homes, all under the rubric of state protection of children’s rights. Being stopped by police while lawfully driving your car is the first step towards the day when the police can enter your home without a search warrant, no doubt under the pretense of ‘Homeland Security’
A tidal flood of illegal immigrants enter into the United States from Mexico and other third world Central American countries. Laws that try to protect states from being overrun with illegals, and have gone through various legislatures or through ballot initiatives in the states of Arizona, California , New Mexico, Texas and Colorado,are regularly overturned by court injunctions. This is unprecedented. These judges who willfully overrule initiatives with convoluted reasoning are the new dictators. Indeed, the judiciary, at municipal, state and federal levels, is the new supreme ruler in the United States.
The legislative process, which has been in existence since the US Constitution was signed has become a toothless tiger. The result is that increasingly, illegal aliens have the same rights as US citizens, thus rendering citizenship meaningless. A remarkably leftist agenda prevails at all levels of the judiciary. That basically means anti-white, anti-straight, anti-male, anti-family, anti-Christian, anti-privacy, anti-legal-citizen and anti-freedom-of-association to name a few.
The Lotto When I was a kid, there used to be ‘bookie joints’ everywhere, where you could ‘play the numbers’. All illegal, of course. Then sometime in the 70’s the state government decided to get into it. All in the name of financing the public education system. If it’s for education, it’s to teach that America is a racist country with an evil past that needs correction. It’s to teach that everyone is equal and if test scores do not indicate that they are, that proves that the ‘system’ is racist.
It’s to teach that homosexual marriage is the same as normal marriage. It’s to teach about global warming. It’s much more likely that the billions that the Lotto has generated have gone into financing yet more government ‘control’ agencies that strengthen federal bureaucratic power. And towards the purchase of luxury items for those bureaucrats who run those agencies. Curious that the Lotto has spread from New York State to every other state, and now I see, throughout Europe as well. I wonder if the Lotto administrators ever get audited. And if they do, who is doing the auditing.
GLOBAL WARMING / CLIMATE CHANGE
Global warming is a pseudo science, scare tactic and political agenda of propaganda, intimidation regulation and taxation. It’s objective is the dismantling of the economies and freedoms of the West with the purpose of wealth redistribution and the implementation of a one-world government. It is funded (infinitely more than “big oil” funds global “realists”) in the billions by governments, mega rich socialists like George Soros and Marxist-based political groups disguised as environmentalists like Greenpeace, The World Wildlife Foundation, The Nature Conservancy, National Wildlife Federation, The Sierra Club and many others. All use false science, propaganda and endless funding to implement their agenda.
They have the international left-leaning media in their pockets as well. The gulf stream scare scenario, which postulates a coming ice age that is caused by man, is just a small component of this apparatus. I file this under the rubric of “science of hysteria” It’s pure propaganda by the International Socialist Eco-facists who run the IPCC because world climate has not been warming over the last several years, as their previous false science predicted. They need another “quick fix” scenario to justify this reality.
Thus, any time the real results- the empirical results do not fit the socialist agenda that seeks to destroy the western economy, extort huge taxes, and levy heavy penalties and regulations on its hapless tax payers and businesses, the “science” is changed accordingly. Don’t forget, the alarmist scare of the early 70’s was “global cooling”, not global warming. I mean, I wish they would make up their minds! International socialists need a scare to galvanize their agenda. Any demagogue worth his salt knows this. Tyrants like Hitler, Lenin and propagandists like Al Gore knew/know that when you lie, tell the biggest lie you can imagine. They’ll believe the big lie a lot quicker than then small one. The ends justifies the means.
The governments of the west have taken ownership of the air that we breathe. They have taken over ownership of our garbage, under the rubric of protecting the environment. They will eventually impose a “consumption” tax, based on the weight of one’s garbage. Huge taxes will be added to energy costs. You will no longer be able to regulate your heating and air conditioning. It will be rationed by the “state”. No hot water today? Wait until Tuesday.
The earth’s temperature has been fluctuating for thousands of years. 96% of ozone covering is from water vapor from the oceans. Around 3% is from CO2. And around 00.4 of that total is from Man. Micheal Mann’s famous “hockey stick” graph has been shown to be based on false science culled from fudged computer models, which omitted data that ran counter to the result that they wanted. Email leeks at East Anglia University Climate Researh Unit- the epicenter of the IPCC-have revealed wanton fraud, obfuscation, cover-up and lies.
Warmists probably want to expand markets a thousand-fold into the third world’s untapped billions. The USA (and Western) middle class is the stooge left standing in this internationalist game of musical chairs. Orwell said that science would by hijacked and used to control the people and to advance the war machine.

‘Climate change’ with its carbon trading scheme, draconian taxes and regulations, transfers wealth from the ‘west’ to the more sullen parts of the world. Along the way, it destroys the middle class. Big banks, big governments and big business will make trillions on this preposterous lie. When is the new science legitimate? When it makes money for those behind it. Truth is no longer a component of science. If a market place can be created from false science, then that “science” becomes de facto legitimate
Sources for this commentary can be found in Watermelons by James Dellingpoole, The Real Global Warming Disaster by Christopher Booker, and in Scared to Death by Christopher Booker and Richard North. All of these great books are thoroughly documented with copious footnotes and other references.
The founder of the IPCC was a socialist (one-world borderless state) Maurice Strong, who had a long inside connection with communist China. He knew that environmentalism was the means to scare the western world into neo-marxist compliance.
Warmers always talk about scientific consensus. Was there consensus in Hitlerian Germany? In Stalinist Russia? Mao’s China? You bet there was. Those scientists were “getting the results” that the regime wanted. Real science has nothing to do with consensus. One scientist in 10,000, if he has discovered the truth, is worth infinitely more than the other 9,999. If a scientist wants to keep the funding coming in, to keep his tenured position at the prestigious university research department, to hold on to his ‘reputation’, then he’ll no doubt sell his soul to the devil and give up his last once of integrity to produce ‘scientific ‘results’ that the ‘regime’ (see IPCC) demands.
Science has become bastardized, stolen and manipulated to further a political agenda. Environmentalism, as practiced by the left, is a hijacking of science, a distortion of truth and a grave threat to liberty. It’s green on the outside and unmistakenly red on the inside.
The following is excerpted from a ‘familiar’ hall of academia:
http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/res/div/ocp/gs/
It’s been a long time that the Gulf Stream-European climate myth was consigned to the graveyard of defunct misconceptions along with the Earth being flat and the sun going around the Earth. In its place we need serious assessments of how changes in ocean circulation will impact climate change and a new look at the problem of abrupt climate change that gives the tropical climate system and the atmosphere their due as the primary drivers of regional climates around the world.
In their book Propaganda and Persuasion (2011), Garth S. Jowett and Victoria O’Donnell define propaganda as “the deliberate and systematic attempt to shape perceptions, manipulate cognition, and direct behavior to achieve a response that furthers the desired intent of the propagandist.” Edward Bernays, the inventor of “propaganda” (in the 1920’s) as a tool in advertising, public relations and political mass opinion forming was one of the big influences of Goebbels in Nazi Germany, and I’m certain of many other tyrants.
THE MEDIA AND ARTS
Where do I start? When was the last time you saw a documentary on Communism? On Marxism? I bet you’ve seen scores of documentaries on Nazism, to the point where you would swear that it was the only form of totalitarianism. Ever see a feature-length movie that was even subtly anti-communist/marxist? In the past 60 years of television in the USA, you can count on one hand the number of presentations that were anti-left.
Is this a coincidence? In fact today, the vast majority of America television, movies and newspapers and news magazines are, with rare exception, a cavalcade of leftist propaganda, both overt and subtle, that imbue viewers with the notions that Christianity is evil; that parents (especially white fathers) are idiots; that minorities of all stripes have been victimized by evil white guys, and that therefore all minority failure is the result of that victimization; that the atheist ‘state’ will deliver justice for all; that the wrongs committed by evil DWM’s (dead white men) over the past two-three hundred years need to be ‘corrected’; that the only dangerous radicals are from the right; that women are equal with men in all occupations and endeavors; that minorities are equal with whites in all occupations (except in sports, where they’re better!); that the major threats to the world’s population are geological/ meteorological/environmental and not political/economic/demographic; that the USA needs new symbols, icons and ‘hero’s’ to better reflect the growing non-white population; that ‘consumption is inherently evil; and that all minority failure must be sociologically based.
Also revealing is that communist symbols, including the communist logo (Detroit Tiger player Demon Young proudly wears a shirt with that symbol emblazoned on it with not a word from MLB, the commissioner or the media) Images of Che Guevera are everywhere and distributed by some big ‘mainstream’ suppliers. What does that tell you?

THE NOT SO DISTANT FUTURE
Food: The ‘food police’ will have by then made it practically impossible to purchase dessert foods and meat products. Candy and other sweets will be hugely expensive. There will be a sizable black market for sugary foods. Prison sentences will be the result of committing certain ‘food crimes’ Sky high taxes on certain food items will force them out of the market place. The days of the sole ownership restaurant will be over. Foods with high sugar, high salt and high fat content will be demonized much like cigarettes are nowadays.
The restaurants that remain, corporates all, will be heavily policed with random checks to ‘ensure compliance for the benefit of public health’ Monthly ‘food reports’ will have to be filled out, stating the average size of your meals along with all receipts from the grocery store. Violations by parents may result in incarceration or at least heavy fines. Children will be encouraged to ‘monitor’ their parents for such violations.
Entire industries will be affected. All this will have a devastating impact upon the economy and quality of life. An American food icon-the hot dog, long ago under attack will go the way of the incandescent light bulb and be off the market. Nefarious reasons for this abound: Children are apt to choke on it; It’s too unhealthy –too many nitrates.’ Cellardogs’ are then made by lovers of this cheap and delightful treat. Shades of ‘bathtub gin’ of the 1920’s. Of course, this crime is punishable by incarceration.
Property: Laws and regulations, impromptu and warrantless inspections, penalties and taxes will all make it a miserable experience to own property. Federal bureaucracies will regulate your house temperature and the amount of water that you use. Water, incidentally, that will be very expensive for home owners. No doubt because they have a larger ‘carbon footprint’.
Paint to repaint your house will be astronomically expensive with a greatly reduced range of color’s than what is available today. Ever-increasing pseudo science will reveal that this certain material or that certain material to be ‘hazardous to your health’, and thus subject to removal from your home. Complicated forms will be required to make even the simplest repairs. Large fees will accompany all applications for repairs. Owners will endure long waiting times for the most humble materials.
Environmental laws and federal ‘eminent domain’, statutes whereby the federal or state government claims the land that your house stands either to protect ‘endangered species’ or for the’ public good’ will further reduce the dream of home/land ownership to a veritable nightmare. Mostly, whites will be affected by this. But persons of any race, who hold the wrong views will also become part of this nightmarish scenario.
Religion: Religion will not be outlawed but it will be state orthodox. All religions and all belief/faith systems will be taught through the prism of the state ideology of moral relativism. Any divergence of this orthodoxy will be subject to the full wrath of the state. The term ‘freedom of religion’ will still be invoked, but it will be the shallowest of proclamations.
Christianity will be essentially gutted. A tour de force rewriting of bibles will encompass some 20 years. The Talmud, Koran and any other faith ‘books’ will be much less affected. Any utterances against Islam could land you in prison. All criticisms of Christianity will be ignored or considered ‘free speech’. The Jewish? They will wish for the ‘old days’.
Police forces: Municipal police will become state police and state police will become federal police. Eventually all police will be constituted of the latter. Police increasingly will be manned by ex-felons, ex gang members the mentally unstable and most especially minorities. (Look at pre-Katrina New Orleans!) The foxes will be in fact, guarding the hen-house.
The Russian Revolution employed the Cheka of Felix Dzerzhinsky and Hitler had his Storm Troopers. Mao, Pol Pot et al, probably used similar techniques. Remember, the general public is always the collective suspect and must remain subject to inspection and search at all times ‘for the public safety’ Private gun ownership will by this time have been outlawed. The result? Only criminals and the police will have them.
Books and language: By this time, the rewriting of thousands of famous works will have been undertaken. Shades of Orwell’s Ministry of Truth. Any references to racial and gender imbalance will be omitted. Look out Mark Twain! The works of some of history’s greatest thinkers will be edited out of existence.
Sports: Major sports stadiums and arenas today are way too populated with whites to suit the tastes of many in power. In the NBA, for example, the players are 95% black while those in the arena watching them are 95% white. To change that, an ‘affirmative action’ style mandate will be in effect. A certain percentage of a team’s ‘fans’ in attendance will have to be non-white, whether they can afford the ticket (which by this time, will be very expensive) or not.
To facilitate all this, corporate sponsors and a special federal agency will finance ‘proper’ minority attendance representation. Thus, a ticket that would cost a white $250.00 for example, will cost a selected non-white applicant $25.00. If successful, this method of de facto fan welfare will be tried in theaters as well. The respective teams or theatres will greatly promote all this while being funded by various agencies. You don’t think that they would settle for less profit in the name of ‘justice’ do you?
Private clubs: If they’re white and or Christian they’ll be abolished. Any venue of group activity, like a bowling alley, tennis club, skating rink or bingo hall, etc, will be heavily scrutinized for proper racial/gender representation. At first, it’ll all be ‘voluntary’ as federal programs will offer attractive monetary incentives to owners to expedite the demographic change.
After a certain time, however, it’ll all be mandatory. Redundant to speculate on what will happen to those hapless non compliers. Ski resorts and vacation venues will be thoroughly studied. The federals will concoct a way to get them more ‘diversified’.
The internet: Will be taxed according to usage and personal income. Of course all activity will be monitored for correct speech. Included will be any subtle references and subjective innuendo that could conceivably be construed as improper, racist, sexist or homophobic. An ‘internet activity report’ will be a part of your regular mail. Itemized emails and web surfing history will be listed, similar in look to a phone bill. Fines and penalties will apply to any ‘inappropriate’ emails.
There will not be a banning of free speech, just penalties for incorrect speech – all under the rubric of ‘protecting the common good against hate in any form’. Don’t forget, ‘any hate affects us all’. The feds assume the paternal right to protect the internet ‘environment’ from the various toxins that permeate its ‘air’. Similar to the smoking laws that allow smoking, but if you do it here, there or there, you’ll pay a hefty penalty. Don’t forget, second hand smoke is a killer too.
It’ll be a cash cow for the internet police. Since hate only emanates from the white right, hate spewed emails from all others will be at best haphazardly scrutinized. Penalties in these cases will be minimal.
Garbage: The complete federalization of garbage disposal and pick-up is in full gear, as municipalities had long ago relinquished their regulation. Almost all municipalities big and small have signed on to Agenda 21. For picking the pockets and micromanaging their citizens refuse, property and lives, the complying governments receive often millions of dollars for implimenting sustainable growth initiatives as outlined by UN protocols. Sizable ‘consumption’ fees and taxes will be levied against all garbage past a certain weight and volume relative to household size.
The trillions that the government/mega business oligarchy makes from this all goes to the expansion of itself-just like in the old days of 2011, only more so now. Jail time is possible in certain situations, for certain infractions (all ambiguously listed in a massive book located somewhere deep in the fathoms of some labyrinthine bureaucracy) depending upon who’s ‘working the streets’ that particular day.
Of course, registration forms and fees will greet any new house or apartment dweller/resident to apply for garbage pick up. Failure to register immediately will entail onerous fines. The corruption, bribery and paranoia from all this will no doubt require addition bags of a certain size to handle the metaphoric vomit that will follow.
Mexico: California, New Mexico, Arizona, Texas and Colorado will have become an extension of Mexico. The great culture that was created, particularly in California,over the past 60-100 years will be replaced by a society/culture that will increasingly resemble those of the Latino third world.
Islamism:As if the United States did not have enough ingredients to guarantee its suicide, increasing numbers of Muslims will redirect legislation in those population centers where they are most represented. This scenario boggles the mind as many of the hard socialists and communist ideologues are Jewish, if not Zionists.
Trying to connect the dots on this one is way outside the walls of my imagination. It’s possible that the influx of Muslims into the USA (and the West generally) is a technique used by international socialists to create social discord that can only be resolved by banning all public displays of religious affiliation. The main objective being to eventually establish the state as the new religion.
LINKS, LENIN & OTHER STUFF
Marxism: Opiate of the intellectuals: “The belief [hopefully] seems to be spreading that intellectuals are no wiser as mentors, or worthier as exemplars, than the witch doctors or priests of old. I share that skepticism. A dozen people picked at random off the street are at least as likely to offer sensible views on moral and political matters as a cross-section of the intelligentsia.” “Having spent much of my life with intellectuals, I say this with all honesty: intellectuals are some of the stupidest people I have ever met. Not all by any means, but many of them. Or perhaps better said, intellectuals are smarter than other people but no less wise when it comes to politics –as evidenced by so many intellectuals who became communists. As a college student at UCLA at the end of the Cold War, I must have had some of the very last Marxists in the whole world as my political science…
Cardinal Mindszenski Foundation William Borst, PhD.
Treason of the Intellectuals
Treason of the Intellectuals was the title of a 1928 book by Julien Benda, originally published in French as La Trahison des Clercs. The term Clerc has an obvious similarity to the word cleric, and Benda used it in the sense of people who devoted their lives to ideas and thought without necessarily being concerned with practical applications. Benda was distressed at the way intellectuals of the early 20th Century had been increasingly seduced by the appeal of power, and by the possibility that men of ideas…
Light bulbs My early observations are that the light quality in the new ‘bulbs’ is terrible, and probably will eventually cause eye problems for me and many other people. These ugly inventions of international socialism and mega business will no doubt be a health threat to millions. They are yet another example of government intrusion in the marketplace. All in the name of global warming, a pseudo science.
You mean to tell me that our government actually is concerned with our energy costs? Watch your energy costs increase in the years ahead. How is one to know if the claims of longevity are actually true? All I know is that these preposterous alien forms are ten-fold more expensive than the old bulbs and give very poor light as well. The fact that these new bulbs have a high mercury content is covered up in most of the media. It’s a sad spectacle indeed, to witness one of the greatest inventions ever go by the boards in favor of a far inferior and much more expensive model.
Quotes by VLADIMIR LENIN

THE MEDIA, THE SHAMELESS MEDIA


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The American mainstream media has become Pravda West. When was the last time you saw a documentary on Communism? On Marxism? I bet you’ve seen scores of documentaries on Nazism, to the point where you would swear that it was the only form of totalitarianism. Ever see a feature-length movie that was even subtly anti-communist/marxist? In the past 60 years of television in the USA, you can count on one hand the number of presentations that were anti-left. I Continue reading

AL SHARPTON, RACE HUSTLER

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The face of hate.  Of whites, that is. One of the uglier personalities, both outwardly and inwardly,  to grace the American landscape in a long long time.  A regular troublemaker and provocateur who has made his living as a racial gangster. This guy gets away with more hate laced rhetoric in a week than those listed in the “who’s who” of the white right might spew in a lifetime. But you must remember that all racism comes from the latter group, and that the ‘most reverend’ Al is a member of a protected group who are incapable of racism.  Sharpton was an obscure Brooklyn “preacher” and “organizer” until he concocted the infamous Tawana Brawley hoax Continue reading

THE STEALING OF AMERICA

JOHN WHITEHEAD  The Rutherford Institute

“What the government is good at is collecting taxes, taking away your freedoms and killing people. It’s not good at much else.”
Author Tom Clancy

Call it what you will—taxes, penalties, fees, fines, regulations, tariffs, tickets, permits, surcharges, tolls, asset forfeitures, foreclosures, etc.—but the only word that truly describes the constant bilking of the American taxpayer by the government and its corporate partners is theft. Continue reading

SENEGAL

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Our ten day winter vacation in this West African country was an unforgettable and often surreal adventure. It was a  only a five hour flight but it seemed at least a few light years from Belgium. We were looking for winter hot and we got it, because the dry Harmattan trade-winds help to soar Senegal’s January temperatures to over forty celcius or roughly one hundred and four Fahrenheit. Senegal is a former French colony and while many of its people speak French or Arabic, the native language is  Wolof. There are thirty-five other languages spoken as well. The country is home twelve million inhabitants and almost all of them live in dire poverty. Amazingly many of its poor, who live in simple huts and block houses, have cell phones and music systems.

The one hundred and fifty kilometer five hour taxi-van ride from the airport in Dakar to the Royal Lodge Hotel in Palmarin was an adventure laced with the omnipresent uncertainty that we would ever arrive there.  The road was paved for just the first seventy kilometers. The remaining eighty kilometers was an adventure that reduced auto speed by two thirds. Crowded on either side of most of the paved section were an endless display of buyers and sellers amid all manner of colorful and chaotic entrepreneurial dilapidation. Many often crowded against our vehicle, selling fruits and various Senegalese trinkets. I had never witnessed such a spectacle, such a panorama of bright smiling darkness. As night fell, the last thirty kilometers turned into a lunar-like mud and stone laced nearly undriveable surface. Humanity vanished and the only lights were those from our vehicle. A white-robed native-man suddenly appeared wielding a rifle. I’ll never forget that image. The hearts of all six passengers skipped a collective beat, but fortunately he was friendly and known to our driver.

The Royal Lodge Hotel, an African thatched building with a congenial contemporary look, was a great place to stay and had a beautiful swimming pool that appeared to blend right into the Atlantic Ocean. The patio restaurant offered an ocean view that included the remains of a wrecked cargo ship resting on a sand reef some two hundred meters out to sea. Our bungalow was one of twenty-six, and had a uniquely authentic  yet contemporary African hut styling. It also had a fabulous high ceilinged interior complete with a jacuzzi. Lieve and I met some very interesting people from England, France and Belgium, and the entire staff of the hotel,  all Senegalese except for one Nigerian,  were extremely courteous and friendly. We also made friends with a great group that sold carved wood artifacts out of their straw huts on the beach located near the hotel. Jean Noel, who spoke fluent French, was friendly and very helpful. He became our unofficial guide throughout our stay. Others of this group were Gambian English-speaking Alex, and several other Senegalese. All were accomplished djembe  players. Lieve and I celebrated the New Year by dancing with un-western abandon in the sand to their ageless rhythms in the African star-lit night. Spikey, who was a major hit with everyone, joined in this gala display of inter-continental joy.

Later, we brought the locals some food from the hotel, as well as cigarettes and packets of sugar. That staple is a rare commodity in Senegal. In fact, there exist numerous smuggling operations between salt-rich Senegal and nearby sugar-rich Gambia. On New Year’s night, while I was taking food to them, I saw a distant flashlight glowing in the darkness. We learned the following morning that it was from a pistol-carrying ex-commando who was patrolling the beach for hyenas. These night predators often wander many kilometers in search of dogs or wild pigs. The commando later expressed a liking for the white shirt that I was wearing. Later, I gave it to him. Always nice to have protection. And wise to accommodate anyone carrying a gun. And from a guy who could also pull a tree out of the ground, I’m exceedingly fortunate that he wasn’t desirous of my pants or underwear.

Lieve came close to catastrophe one afternoon while we were walking along the roadway. Two boys aged around thirteen, were racing their donkey-driven carts. One lost control, knocking Lieve to the ground. The donkey’s hoofs inexplicably avoided crushing her. That she also sustained only a minor injury from the wagon wheel that just missed crushing her abdomen is a miracle of sizable proportion. All this in a few seconds. What dark thoughts can race through one’s mind in this sliver of time. We were too far from a hospital, with not a doctor anywhere close. Nor was there sufficient medical  aid at the hotel.

We had just returned from a visit to a village that was actually a cultural/learning center complete with a small museum. The leader was Oozman, a kind and sagacious Uncle Remus type, who left a good position and comfortable life in Dakar to help give hope and substance to young minds. We had a great time there, as everyone was gracious and friendly. All of the children and most of the adults went crazy over Senegalese Spikey. Lieve had an unbelievable rapport with everyone we met, as almost all of the natives spoke French. Of course, Lieve had to later translate into English for me. Most of the locals also spoke the native Wolof. We soon were greeting Senegalese with “nagadef” (hello, how are you?), and said thank you with “jerrijef”.

One afternoon we were driven by car to a marketplace some thirty  kilometers from the hotel. The driver then assigned us a guide who was friendly at first, but not so friendly later. He walked with us through a hellish and foul-smelling catacomb which was inundated as far as the eye could see, with natives of varying ages selling fruits, vegetables and meats in varying stages of decay. They also offered clothing of the type worn by locals along with off-brand western styles. An endless variety of other items, including pots, pans, blankets and the like, rounded out the menu. All this in the midst of the potential insidious serpents of malaria, cholera and yellow fever. The air permeated with the smell of burnt fish, dust swirled and an unfriendly mid-day sun melted our will. After about thirty minutes,  Lieve and I wanted to get the freak out of there. Our opportunistic guide tried to get some extra money out of us, but Lieve held fast. I could’ve told him that you just don’t “spit into the wind, you don’t tug on Superman’s cape, and you don’t mess around with Lieve!  Doo, doo-dee-doo-doo-dee-doo-doo”….!

Another trip of six to eight kilometers was taken by donkey with cart. Not the most accommodating way to travel, I assure you. It heightened the experience of Senegal to traverse the dirt roads in this manner. Riding along the beach, on the way to a nearby village, Lieve spotted a group of about twenty-five “LaLutte” wrestlers engaged in their daily Spartan-like training. Lieve couldn’t resist, and asked the driver to stop. She then brazenly exhorted a few of the group to “let’s get it on”. Our photographic evidence of this epic encounter is priceless.

Other adventures included a foray into the “bush” where we spotted a group of hyenas from a safe distance. Later, we crossed the salt flats for a few kilometers with our guide Pierre. We then boarded a colorfully painted boat of about ten meters long. This craft was  powered by a Yamaha motor appropriate for a boat that could fit in a bathtub.  Pierre then took us about twelve kilometers across a magnificent saltwater lake to an island where very friendly and colorfully clad artisans and sellers of jewelry,  carvings and sand paintings engaged us.

I developed flu symptoms late New Year’s day. By the time we headed back towards the airport, I was feeling pretty bad. Fortunately, we took the precaution of taking malaria tablets every day and were vaccinated before the trip for yellow fever. We passed again the tsunami of humanity on either side of the road to Dakar. A tapestry of disorder strewn with litter of all sizes and makes as far as the eye could see. If this social menace were a cash crop, Senegal would be basking in prosperity. Our African-robed driver, a Michael Jordan look-a-like, was affable and a great driver. He even called when we were back in Belgium to ask if I was feeling better. That’s typical of the Senegalese that we met.

My richest and most enduring memory of Senegal are of its people. Lieve and I and we’re sure Spikey as well, look forward to coming back one day. We returned to Belgium, where most everyone wears a long winter face, with a renewed appreciation for the great conditions in which we live. Inspite of the abject poverty and desolation in Senegal, most of its residents, it seemed to us, shine in contentment.   Their bright smiles tell that their hearts sing. But a growing number of discontented and dispirited others are willing to risk their lives to cross the often angry Atlantic to the safe haven of the Canary Islands. From there on to Spain, France and elsewhere in Europe. The whole experience left me asking a few questions such as: Is contentment the brother of ignorance? Is courage a product of desperate desire? Can a heart be taught to sing?

 

WALL STREET FINANCED RUSSIAN
REVOLUTION

By KERRY BOLTON   counter-currents.com

My last article documented the funding of the March 1917 Revolution in Russia.  1] The primary financier of the Russian revolutionary movement 1905–1917 was Jacob Schiff, of Kuhn Loeb and Co., New York. In particular Schiff had provided the money for the distribution of revolutionary propaganda among Russians prisoners-of-war in Japan in 1905 by the American journalist George Kennan who, more than any other individual, was responsible for turning American public and official opinion against Czarist Russia. Kennan subsequently related that it was thanks to Schiff that 50,000 Russian soldiers were revolutionized and formed the cadres that laid the basis for the March 1917 Revolution and, we might add–either directly or indirectly–the consequent Bolshevik coupof November. The reaction of bankers from Wall Street and The City towards the overthrow of the Czar was enthusiastic.  Read More

STALINIST/RUSSIAN NOTES

Published in YNETNEWS.COM

We mustn’t forget that some of greatest murderers of modern times were Jewish.  Here’s a particularly forlorn historical date: Almost 100 years ago, between the 19th and 20th of December 1917, in the midst of the Bolshevik revolution and civil war, Lenin signed a decree calling for the establishment of The All-Russian Extraordinary Commission for Combating Counter-Revolution and Sabotage, also known as Cheka.

Within a short period of time, Cheka became the largest and cruelest state security organization. Its organizational structure was changed every few years, as were its names: From Cheka to GPU, later to NKVD, and later to KGB.  Continue reading

CAMPING

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The tent  We started out with a pop-up tent. The circular kind about a meter and half in diameter.  It springs to final shape in a second or two, then takes two hours for the novice to figure out how to get it back into its original shape and ready for storage. Our next tent was a little bigger, an elongated half circle model of about 1.5 meters wide with an infinitely wider learning curve. An abysmal struggle ensued on a wind swept beach to a chorus of benign derision from a group of nearby German inebriants. Those hilarious grainy pre Wright Brother’s films of failed flight attempts came to mind. Continue reading

SAN DIEGO DARK BAR

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The sun had just come up and I needed a beer.  Lot’s of canned Coors,  mostly empty, were left over from Saturday. Warm, but with a few  in the refrigerator. No Winston’s left either,  just butts.  Still two hours until that place on University Avenue opened.  I don’t remember the name. They opened at seven. I had twenty bucks in change left. Remnants of last nights McDonald’s lay on my desk and on the floor. How much did I piss away the night before? How much did they steal off the bar? But I had enough cash until the Coo Coo Club opened. There I could tab it. Continue reading

CALIFORNIA DREAMING

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One of my all time favorite songs. Every time I hear it, it’s for the first time. It’s on my list of timeless songs. There were many hits from 1964 – 1966 that have that quality. A soulful version of California Dreaming is sung by Johnny Rivers, a great artist who made the Whiskey-A-Go-Go on Sunset Boulevard the place to be for rock bands of the mid-sixties and later. River’s rendition might even be better than the M&P hit. As far as Los Angeles groups of that period, I liked The Turtles, but not The Doors. Continue reading

FAUSTO

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The  83 year old white haired craggy faced owner of La Sirena Italian/French restaurant where we dine most every Sunday.  Mastro Geppetto in an Armani suit,  which drapes his wiry frame perfectly, Fausto is the personification of one who takes liberties with others while remaining ready to strike back at any perceived “liberty” taken against him. There once was a famous crooner from Hoboken who had similar traits.

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ROYAL TYPOGRAPHERS, 1965

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I had a summer job in New York City in 1965. It was to help pay my tuition for art school. My cousin Carol’s husband Bob, who set type by hand at Royal Typographers on 44th street, helped get me an entry level position as press boy. I would run a block of text, set in metal type, through a small press. It would produce a proof for the client. Usually for an advertising agency like Doyle Dane Bernbach, BBD&O or Grey Advertising.  Continue reading