Takuan Seiyo returns with an incisive essay about the multiculti mess we have gotten ourselves into, and includes an outline of the insights required to get us out of it.
The Art of Strategic Citizenship
by Takuan Seiyo
Consider the judo throw.
First, it’s hazushi. Subtly, you test your opponent in small, almost imperceptible actions: a touch here, a tiny pull there. You watch his moves, reflexes and recovery ability. You bide your time, looking for the opening. Your intuition is at work here, not your strength or technique. When the right moment comes, you convert the opponent’s slightest error into tipping him off balance.
Then, it’s tsukuri. That is when preparedness meets opportunity. You now have to have acquired the skill and the speed to convert your opponent’s momentary imbalance into control of his momentum. Using techniques involving pulling, tripping, twisting, spinning, hoisting, you now load the opponent for the throw.
Lastly, you apply the kinetic energy equation you have built. The opponent is at your mercy now; it’s up to you whether to kill or just to give him a tumble. You throw accordingly. That is kake.
And that is the mechanics of Reality. Whatever one thinks of the ways of the world, however ideal one’s plans for improving upon gravity, it’s useless unless one has a death wish. The master judoka2 must respect the laws of physics. So must all men in order to protect themselves from the grappling arts of political foes — above all their own government and the ruling elite’s values it embodies.
Consider now the testicular hold that America’s Transportation Security Agency has on you. Since the off-balancing and loading stages were executed years ago with little opposition, your opponent has all the choices now. His current array of kake is that you expose your privates to pornexrays, or to groping and searching, or to jail and a fine of $11,000.
You were hoisted already in the first term of Dubya “Miss me yet” Bush. Instead of addressing the real causes of the 9/11 terror attack, i.e. the fanatical nature of Islam, the ill-advised flow of Muslims to the United States, the corrupted functioning of PC-obsessed CIA and FBI, the Bush Administration just threw enormous gobs of money at the misidentified problems which it deliberately disassociated from the Muslim presence in the West.
They built a giant new bureaucracy, DHS [Number of employees: 200,000+, Primary mission: “Diversity”]. Between 2002 and 2009, federal funding for homeland security increased by 259%, from $19.5 billion to $70 billion3. Much of that for salaries to people who confiscate toothpaste and breast milk at America’s 450 commercial airports, or who host receptions to celebrate Ramadan.
In addition to the direct costs, indirect costs of this to the economy have been over $4 billion a year.
The time for swatting your opponent’s hands grabbing you for a throw was between November 2001 and November 2002. It was then that the TSA and DHS behemoths were created. By now, the Bushbama regime has left you with just the option of not flying if you wish to live free.
The TSA theater of insanity now on stage nationwide eschews the real objects of its pursuit in order to chase after their trailing shadow. By the time they have seized the shadow, the foe is ahead of them and doing something else. They ban little old ladies’ nail files because of terrorists’ box cutters, but the terrorists have already moved on to flammable liquids. Wise to flammable liquids, they stand the world’s travelling population in a long supplicants’ line with little shampoos in little nylon baggies — but the terrorists have already moved on to exploding underpants. When they have spent billions to peek or feel under everyone’s underpants, the terrorists will have already moved on to anal suppositories. By the time they stick a probe into every flying anus, the terrorists have already moved on to buses and trains. When they have “secured” buses and trains, Allah’s troops will have already moved to department stores and exploding private cars.
To protect against terrorists you have to define them truthfully. You have to stop importing the entire socio-cultural category that fits the definition. Those already imported are readily containable when you have stopped lying as to who they are. What we have in place instead is a system to enslave the citizenry of the United States under the yoke of their own government. The terrorists have won, as Drudgereport.com advised recently in a caption below this photo:
The terrorists have won
This is a symbolic apotheosis of Multiamerica demented: a federal authority empowering a Newamerican Muslim woman in a Muslim headtowel and uniform of a TSA cop to search a White Oldamerican Catholic nun for Muslim terrorist weapons that we refuse to link to Muslims. A TSA that employs illegal aliens to protect Americans from terrorism by illegal aliens (legal ones too), and deploys rapists (here and here) to search for PETN in the body crevices of Mormon girls. But if you find it objectionable, you are 45 years late.
The hazushi was applied to you already in 1965. The new Immigration Act cut off the vital link between America’s land and history and the people who had settled that land and made its history. Later, it became “racist” to speak of such a link, as though Reality could be altered by lying about it. Try to repopulate Thailand with Scots and Slovaks and see whether what results is still Thailand. Why would anyone think that it’s different for America?
The tsukuri followed in 1978 when Justice Lewis Powell found in Alan Bakke’s anti-affirmative action lawsuit that reverse racism conferred a putative benefit of “diversity” that it was the government’s compelling interest to protect. The final stage, the lethal throw, was sometime between Bakke et al. and that eternal shame in 2009 when a Newamerican Palestinian terrorist in U.S. Army major’s uniform mowed down 13 American soldiers and wounded 30 while chanting Allahu akhbar, and the Army’s top general said that it would be a greater tragedy if our diversity becomes a casualty of this.
Since 1965, the ruling elite has been smashing America’s social capital and its future in a giant centrifuge of nondiscriminative Third World immigration. Since 1978, diversity has been proclaimed America’s strength the way ignorance was knowledge in George Orwell’s Oceania. They always invent ex post facto slogans to cover up for their disastrous mistakes and miscalculations.
So where were a million citizens marching in 1965 to protest a national suicide act that even then wise men like Senator Sam Ervin pegged correctly? Where were they in 1978 when the Supreme Court found a back door for sneaking in official racism? Multiamerica was a babe in the woods then. Now it’s a hulking hobgoblin.
America’s air transportation system could have been made secure effectively, at a fraction of the cost and without the annoyance, humiliation and devastating time waste imposed on America’s population (and the world’s, really), had our ruling mythology, to which all political factions subscribe equally, permitted for inconveniencing a few million profiled individuals instead. The profiling would have to select young Muslims of Third World origin for special scrutiny, but race-neutral psychological profiling would have to be just as important. All that has been applied with outstanding success by the most jeopardized and safest airline in the world, El-Al, for years.
Lawrence Auster pointed out the reason why the profiling approach cannot be implemented in the United States: a proper verbal screening of passengers in the Israeli style requires a high degree of intelligence and training. That requires a selective hiring process as a result of which almost all Black (mean IQ 85) and Hispanic (mean IQ 89) applicants would have to be rejected. The resulting White (mean IQ 100) cadre would be challenged in the courts as evidence of “racism.” The suicidal “Disparate Impact” doctrine imposed on America by a legal system run amok — in this respect since 1971 (Griggs v. Duke Power Co.) — would overturn the hiring procedures and turn the entire endeavor into the same sordid parody that it has forced already on much else of what remains of America.
Everything you touch in Newamerica requires that you acquire an understanding of a quantum process by which a seized finger has become an elbow, then a whole arm, and then goodbye land of the free. Such a cognitive-historical thread will lead from the current state of having already been thrown and subdued, to understanding the necessary precedent stages of having been loaded for the throw and, before that, what seemed like light play when you still could have swatted off the grasping hands before they locked onto you4.
One takes defensive action when one’s lapel is being grabbed, not when one is already hurtling heels over head through the air. If one fails to be vigilant what results is a 1964 Civil Rights Act to secure for Blacks a deserved equality of opportunities, evolving into the tripping and hoisting of America’s White majority onto the shoulder of institutionalized reverse discrimination, and ending 46 years later in an oppressive racist regime that uses the US Department of Justice to disfranchise Whites of their civil rights, loots the taxpayer in a wholesale transfer of wealth from the White to the not so, and guarantees to “minorities” an equality of outcomes, and not just opportunities.
The lists of outrages is replenished daily, yet there is not a single elected politician, MSM journalist or pundit who as much as mentions it. The latest gambit is the Senate’s PC grift of $1.2 billion for black farmers who say they suffered discrimination by the U.S. Agriculture Department.
PJ Media’s “Zombie” asked the essential question: “If there are only 39,697 African-American farmers grand total in the entire country, then how can over 86,000 [Note: it’s over 96,000] of them claim discrimination at the hands of the USDA? Where did the other 46,303 [56,303] come from?”
Zombie failed to provide an answer — too dangerous — but the blog “Stuff Black People Don’t Like” went into more details, starting from this framing:
“One of the great powers bestowed to Black people in Black Run America (BRA) is the ability to sue virtually any company or corporation for discrimination (real or imagined) and receive significant restitution in the form of monetary payments, commitments to greater Black employment opportunities and an increase in the audacity of future Black plaintiff’s intent on capitalizing on their Blackness for capital gain at the expense of a country and legal system swimming in the lucrative waters of white guilt. [snip] Black people have taken America hostage and every list of demands Black people produce [snip] is greeted with a groveling complicity from white people merely to deflect away the dreaded “racism” charge. [snip] The burden of proof always falls upon white in Black Run America, because all white people are inherently racist in the eyes of the legal system.”
The author is wrong in ascribing to Blacks culpability for the “hostage” situation, as it stems from the neurotic cowardice of the White hostages themselves. Even the most freedom-minded faction in American politics — the Tea Party — is a congress of babbling cowards when it comes to the minoritarian tyranny destroying their country. A few “racism” concussion grenades from the professionally Black, an article or two decrying the “nativist bigotry” of “teabaggers,” and Glenn Beck weeps on his knees, white “rebels” post photos of themselves next to Blacks with captions “Do we look racist?”, and anti-illegal immigration activists are disinvited to Tea Party parties.
There is a small number of truthful Afro-Americans who boldly go where Whites fear to tread. In politics, Allen West is a living antithesis of Obama. There is Elizabeth Wright, who sees her country as a woeful Carnival of Repentance. The Reverend James Manning out in Harlem routinely rains hail and brimstone on [what I call] the Black kleptocratic kakistocracy [kakistocracy= rule of the worst]. There are the perceptive media pundits like Larry Elder and Deroy Murdock whose blackness is a cosmetic trifle, not an operating system. Dr. Walter Williams, Dr. Thomas Sowell, Dr. Carol Swain routinely get a correct azimuth reading on the racial topography of America. And these are real PhDs, not the kind of “Doctor” of plagiarized fluff that the masticators of Progressive hashish have welded to the name “Martin Luther King.”
The scary statistics of the nonwhite minorities’ 90%+ purchase on violent crime get some sober attention even from black commentators (e.g. “The color of murder and gun violence in New York” by Jonathan Capehart). Yet in city after city, black and Hispanic tribals attack the police for its “disproportionate” attention to their kinsmen, and not one public figure stands up to attack the attackers with facts, statistics and questions concerning their own preying on an allegedly “post-racial” society in order to further their racial tribes by loud manipulative malarkey.
When one looks at the constant, groveling retreat of White America, its meek swatting at silly Pavlovian agitprop props pleating “White” “Racist” and “Justice” into preposterous cudgels of swift mugging and pocket picking, the Eastern concept of defense-as-offense comes to mind. Sun Tzu (The Art of War, 6h century BC), Takuan Soho (Divine Record of Immutable Wisdom, about 1630), Yagyu Munenori (The [Yagyu] Family Book of Swordsmanship, 1632] and Miyamoto Musashi (The Book of Five Rings, 1645) are among the better known Eastern sages who have written about this. Moreover, it’s evinced in the basic moves of widely practiced sword-related arts such as kendo and aikido. Their basic stance is the ken-tai: the body in an attack stance but the mind holding back, impassive. The strategist does not initiate aggression, but when subjected to it profits from the attacker’s momentum to respond in kind, devastatingly.
The basic move for evading and attacking the attacker is the irimi, entering. In the instant when an aggressor’s sword or fist starts moving toward you, you take an evasive action and in one continuity step forward into the foe’s close personal space, to attack and defeat him. The apotheosis of this tactic is in the “sword-of-no-sword” (muto) technique at the highest level of Japanese swordsmanship. It allows an unarmed adept to evade a whooshing blade and take the sword away from the attacker. Here is a rare example of the correct application of muto in verbal form, in the parliament of a country crippled by the typical Western junta of multiculti morons.
Let’s look at the travesty of the howls of “racism” whenever the subject of group IQ differences is broached. This is not the “controversial” issue that it’s routinely proclaimed to be. The thinking work on it has been going on for 300 years. It has engaged from the outset all-time greatest brains such as Montesquieu, Linnaeus, David Hume, Francis Galton. The proposition has been proven in hundreds of peer-reviewed empirical studies going back 100 years. Dozens of brilliant books are in print on the subject and a half dozen brilliant websites exist. The layperson need not even read specialist literature or decipher calculus equations, for such writers as Steve Sailer and Razib Khan have pre-digested and posted this knowledge on the Internet.
Gnostic Progressives5 are able to attack the concept of the IQ Bell Curve (e.g. see “Barack Obama on The Bell Curve”) and hijack Reality with terrible consequences for the rest of society because their every assault is met with the victims’ capitulation and flight from the arena of combat. Yet this particular redoubt is so easy to defend. For instance, assertion of mean IQ group differences does not equal a denial of high intelligence that individual “people of color” may possess. The trivial fact that two of the world’s five tallest men and the tallest NBA player are Chinese does not disprove the “racist” fact that the average Chinese male stands 5’6”.
This is not an issue to be brushed off as superfluous “divisiveness.” It’s an issue on which America’s destiny was staked — and forfeited. Trillions of dollars have been looted from compliant taxpayers to “improve test scores” and “close the achievement gap” for students whose gap is immanent and unclosable. The Washington DC school district spends over $16,000 per pupil annually, by official statistics, and $24,600 per more honest calculations by Cato Institute’s Andrew Coulson. That is the highest per-pupil expenditure in the Milky Way Galaxy, yet District of Columbia Public Schools has the worst performing schoolsof all 50+1 ranked states.
Every year it’s debated again how to close the achievement gap, without touching on anything remotely connected to the actual reasons for the gap. New expenditures are proposed, more school bonds are loaded onto the local population, further federal grants dent the taxpayer’s pocket. It’s all wasted, mostly on loot for school administrators and union members. The looters assert that more loot for more looters means less “gap” for the pupils.
Alas, Reality’s law is that it takes an IQ of 100 to master the unfaked K-12 curriculum, such as still exists in self-respecting countries like Switzerland or Singapore. Even for Whites, only half are equipped to graduate from a real high school. In a place like Washington DC, only one in five pupils is so equipped, for over 90% of them are Black, Hispanic or Polynesian, hence sub-90 in mean IQ. A law entitled “No Child Left Behind” would be an act of egregious blasphemy even in an atheist universe.
Retaining at the taxpayer’s teat hordes of the unteaching and lavishing laptops on the unteachable is a criminal pyre of the nation’s wealth. The underperformers should be weeded out and steered to vocational schools. Moreover, in a sane society a competent, productive mechanical harvester operator would garner more in social esteem and wages than a B.A. in Chicano Feminism could. Post-Reality America, however, no longer needs productive vocations. It has outsourced all that to China on the premise that it will thrive anyway on imported tax eaters, new Ponzi schemes, condo flipping and, if that fails, burger flipping.
Poland spends $3000 per K-12 pupil per annum (9000 PLN, 2008). Yet in the 2009 PISA ranking of 15-year-olds, among the 34 OECD countries the Poles were 13th in Science versus the United States’ 17th, 19th in Math versus the U.S.’s 25th, and 12th in Reading Literacy versus the U.S.’s 24th. Since the average U.S. school district’s expenditure per pupil is over $12,000 annually, and the worst-rated Washington DC platinum-plated system lavishes $24,600 for 1/8th the bang of Polish K-12 education, American taxpayers might start suspecting that the extravagant, ever-increasing torching of their wealth and their nation’s future on the altar of “closing the gap” is based on evil lies. Seeing as other relatively poor — in dollars, debauchery and “diversity” — Eastern European countries like Estonia and Slovenia also beat the U.S. in the PISA rankings might provide a clue. But no, the American citizen cowers and pays up, for that line of inquiry would involve Thought Crimes.
It’s not that ammunition is lacking for the seeker. Robert Weissberg and Peter Brimelow have written eye-opening books on the lying travesty of American education. But even the “rebels” — e.g. Tea Party — have no heart to master the moves that would be required to enter this close to the foe’s flailing fists in order to win this fight.
Similar surrender enables more madness in further systems of racial fakery like Affirmative Action, Open Borders and other methods of streaming sub-90 IQ people to replace a population of 100 IQ people, and then selecting the 100+ IQ fraction of the sub-90 IQ people for jobs previously held by the 115+ IQ fraction of the erstwhile autochthon majority.
In terms of engineering a Western nation’s fate demographically, a set of laws boils down to a 0.76% decline of Per capita GDP with each 1% increase in Third World immigrant population. By 2050, America’s immigration policy will have reduced its per capita GDP to 86.8% of its 2004 value. And that does not reckon with cultural and security effects that have negative economic ramifications as well.
But even that is not the full measure of it. The self-imposed demographic hobble weighs down on top of other hobbles invented by the ruling oligarchy. For New World Order and Global Economy are American-built toyblock edifices built on a solipsistic quicksand of presumed laissez faire, win-win cooperation, and commonality of values. In the obstinately un-Progressive Reality, however, America’s trade partners are mercantilist competitors who pursue their national interest with clever tactics aiming at victory. And America’s foes like North Korea or geopolitical power contenders like China or Russia have use for all the “global” gobbledygook only to the extent that the scorpion found it useful to hitch a ride on the back of the frog.
America’s mistaken belief that it can afford to indulge in the faking of Reality for the sake of “racial justice,” social justice” and so on results in a ruling elite chosen for its skin-color and phallic orientation, with only a secondary regard for brainpower and true accomplishment. This builds a leadership cadre largely recruited from the 100+ IQ segment of the population (Racial minorities’ average + 1 sigma) that steers the United States in a contest against China’s power elite comprising the brightest winners of a Mandarin selection from a potential pool of 30.3-million candidates endowed with an IQ of 129+ (assuming population 1.33 billion, mean IQ =103, sigma= 13).
While the American ruling elite has employed clever tactics to trip up its own citizenry, it has proved singularly dense and tactically maladroit in its dealings with China, North Korea and various Islamo-fanatic countries where wiliness honed over thousands of years imbues an aggressive, expansionist ideology. Of those, China is the most important but we must desist, for even a sketchy analysis of the tactics China has deployed in its contest versus America’s credulity-defying decades of dumb moves would double the length of this essay.
It suffices to mention that the Chinese culture has a rich lore of tactics not merely for combat but for taking advantage of the other side in any kind of situation. Just one compendium, The 36 Stratagems, includes tactics with names like “Hide a knife behind a smile,” “Catch a fish while the water is disturbed” and “Take the opportunity to pilfer a goat.” America has been clueless, besides complaining about China’s artificially low dollar exchange rates 32 years after China installed that transparently off-balancing device of economic hazushi. That’s like the woman in a dark theater saying to the stranger sitting next to her: “For 45 minutes you have been taking advantage of me and feeling me up. Stop that!”
Another area we must skim over is how the Wall Street-Washington alliance amounts to another chokehold on the citizen. The banksters throttle the people in a frontal grip while simultaneously holding up an oxygen credit tube sneaking into the victim’s trachea to keep him alive. The corruptocrats ease the throttling quantitatively and qualitatively. Locked onto the victim’s neck in a blood-sucking love bite, they return some of the blood via IV drip lines stuck into the wrong peripheral veins by ideological fiat, while mainlining much of it to the banksters so that the choking may continue.
An Eastern tactical concept that’s useful to adopt in this situation addresses a crushing alliance of two vectors against one. That is the situation of middle class America now, and double so. What it got from the GOP is the economic vampire throttle. What it got from the Democrats (and GOP liberals) is a grip in a demographic vise whose jaws are made of the ruling elite and the bottom class, with the former boosting the torque by continuously importing and bribing great numbers of the latter. Steve Sailer expressed this as both tails of the IQ Bell Curve waging war on the middle.
The focus of the counter-tactic, what German strategists call schwerpunkt, must be in the middle between the crushing vectors, followed by a quick escape from the grip. That is Sun Tzu’s “next best” that he illustrates as “drive a wedge between the enemy’s front and rear.”
It’s only the second best because the best, according to Sun Tzu, would have been “to prevent the junction of the enemy’s forces.” Here we are back to the off-balancing, loading and throwing sequence of judo. The citizen is in a crushing hold now because he has failed to prevent the offsetting tugs at the outset.
With respect to the financial-monetary vampirism, a massive rejection of the Johnson-era “guns and butter” lunacy and the resulting Nixon abolition of the gold standard would have prevented Sun Tzu’s “junction.” Failing that, a fierce resistance could have foiled the “hoisting” stage. That would have been the Fed’s currency debasement moves since 1987 and acts of such reckless malfeasance by the corruptocracy as its repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act in 1999. Failing that, massive disparagement should have defeated a repeat of Johnson’s “guns and butter” lunacy by Bush 43. Didn’t happen.
With respect to being caught in the Progressive double envelopment of Minoritarian Tyranny on one side and Open Borders on the other, that boat sailed in 1964 -1965. At least fierce resistance should have been mounted to all the egregious laws and regulations that have installed a racist reverse-discrimination system since 1971 and to all Illegal Alien amnesties since 1987. It is then that towering citizen outrage should have congealed into a popular Tea Party. Now that tea is contained in an ironclad kettle. And it’s still too weak.
At this time, two pairs of powerful hands and one set of jaws are locked onto the citizen’s neck. The only hope of survival is to try to separate the clamping devices from each other. In jujitsu, it’s called momiji hazushi — “the red maple escape.” You break a chokehold with the unstoppable force of a maple tree pushing upward between the strangling hands — like this.
You have to raise the red maple tree between the banksters and the corruptocrats, between the multiculti plutocrats and their peon client class of bought voters, urban janissaries, and zinnfandel6 unionistas. How to do it using strategic thinking and peaceful tactics is a topic for another day.
Takuan Seiyo is the pen-name of a Euro-American refugee from Mexifornia now living in Japan. Mr. Seiyo quit a long executive career in international media in order to write about the accelerating Fall of the West.
Below is the second installment of Takuan Seiyo’s latest series of essays. Part 1 may be read here.
The Art of Strategic Citizenship
Part 2 of 3 — The firewood under the cauldron
by Takuan Seiyo
The 19th of China’s 36 Stratagems counsels, Fu di chou xin — Steal the firewood from under the cauldron. That’s strategy appropriate for a situation when your opponent is preponderant. And the opposition to Americans who believe that they are being robbed and sold out by their own ruling elite, the Constitution is just fine and enough, and the re-engineering of society in the last 50 years is a disaster, is vast and preponderant.
With the cauldron being impregnable iron, it’s proper to examine everything pertaining to the firewood. First, why was it allowed to be gathered and lit in the first place. Largely, it’s the Pogo quandary: We have met the enemy, and he is us.
In a recent article, Victor Davis Hanson describes a putrefying California, more like a Mexican backwater hamlet than… than what? A white people’s country, that’s what. Unfortunately, the people that took over a town called El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Angeles del Río de Porciúncula and failed to anglicize its name at the outset, set itself up for a fall at the outset. When it has further invited and encouraged colonization by Mexicans, and built industries around Mexican labor, and allowed that ethnocentric Mexican office holders be elected or appointed, and voted in “conservative” WASP Presidents and Senators who act as the Mexicans’ spearhead, and failed to defend its land against the invasion, it has forfeited that land.
Whites are still a majority in 52 of the biggest 100 cities, but even unlikely places like Utah are coasting toward a 30-40% minority ratio in the urban zones, and “conservative” publications like Wall Street Journal report with total equanimity that the United States nears a “Racial Milestone.” What they do not report is that the milestone is cultural and economic; that it’s a geopolitical earthquake that will reverberate for 1,000 years; that demography is destiny.
It’s no coincidence that of the 14 American cities that face imminent bankruptcy (plus two small ones), four are in that minimum security asylum zone with Bolivian place names: Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose and San Francisco. The others are also blessed in the strength of diversity, either through a minority majority (New York, Detroit, Washington D.C, Honolulu, Newark, Camden, Paterson) or a minority 40%+ plurality (Chicago, Cincinnati, Reading).
All this is increasingly obvious, particularly to those not brain-altered in institutions of higher learning or on the oligarchy’s payroll. On all occasions when the public has a chance to express itself on related issues such as immigration, bilingual education, gayization or dhimmization, the people overwhelmingly reject the diversity project. The ruling elite continues implementing it nonetheless by a series of increasingly totalitarian measures, including judicial nullification of inconvenient plebiscites, new laws explicitly at odds with the will of the people, persecution of “crimes of intolerance,” and executive rulings that circumvent the apparatus of democracy.
This phenomenon of a ruling oligarchy on autopilot dead-set on sabotage of its subject population is repeated in the financial sphere. No matter how many Tea Party marches or public opinion polls express vehement opposition, the White-House-Congress-Fed-Wall Street Axis continues the blitz of bailout, ballooning debt, bottoming dollar and bloated billion-dollar bankster bonuses. No matter how critical the assessments of still-sane economic pundits and traders — e.g. James Grant, Nouriel Roubini, Jim Rogers, Martin Weiss, Tyler Durden, Karl Denninger — the Ponzi pyramid builders at the peaks of power take the country farther over the precipice in the greatest Inside Con Job in history.
Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Bank of America, and Wells Fargo — all bankrupt temples of naked reptilian impulses — found a way to transfer 60% of America’s Gross National Product to themselves versus less then 20% they had 15 years ago. It’s a simple trick: you pocket the gains but offload the losses on current and future taxpayers. All it takes is two wholly owned subsidiaries in Washington: the one legislating and regulating (but not bankster biz), and the other printing money at will.
Pulling the NWO oligarchs’ carosse in tandem with the demographic Trojan horse and the monetary ruin steed is a third runaway equine. It’s the out-of-control diarrhea of laws, statutes and regulations binding and bending the citizen ever more tightly and despotically: so many that they are beyond counting and so vile that the crookeder the parliamentary crook, the more he boasts of the quantity of laws he has inflicted on his lessers. The laws, the Harry Reids, the judges, the Wise Latinas, the nullifiers of the Constitution uphold their part in the bargain. With a 72,000-page tax code, one unread monster omnibus 2000-page trillion dollar bill after another, unending pillage of every dollar they can grab from the bankrupt Treasury selling bogus IOUs to a mad Fed slathering snake oil for illiquidity on a disease of insolvency, laws piled upon laws prohibiting the sunrise on penalty of assets forfeiture under Part IX, Chapter 411, Section 37 and declaring the sunset invalid per 9th Circuit Court of Appeals v. Reality, this is the most wretched crew to pilot America, ever.
What is to be done? What can be done? For want of space and readers’ endurance, we can treat only one issue in this forum, suggested by the two comments of the reader “jeppo” in Part 1. To return to the Chinese analogy, this chapter will deal with the theme of who is tending to the fire, and the next one will speculate consequentially how to not really “steal” the firewood but unleash a mighty rain on it.
The most common readers’ comment to Part 1 of this essay was, “It’s depressing.” Reality, however, does not care how you feel about it.
Colonel Charles Boyd is sufficiently important that you should read at least his capsule bio somewhere. The OODA Loop tactical concept he developed for aerial combat stands for Observe, Orient, Decide, Act. If you fail to observe correctly and to orient yourself toward the accurate reading of Reality, your Decision and Action cannot possibly result but in useless flailing or in your own defeat. “Correctly” means free of emotive screens or prejudicial biases.
The previous chapter invoked the concept of muto — sword of no sword. If you should remember one word from the current one, it’s mushin — mind of no mind. This is the “empty” mind of the Zen adept or a samurai in combat.
Life is combat. Having your privates, your social capital and your dollar-denominated net worth in the iron grip of a ruling oligarchy of creepy morons is combat. Having your country colonized by invaders from the 7th century with the active collusion of said oligarchy is combat. Being swept away into the trashcan of history is combat. If combat depresses you, take a Quaalude and go back to Dancing with the Stars. If you want to stay and be fit for the fight, throw away every device that induces you to apprehend Reality through your emotive responses to it:
- Learn by what means MSM and MSE (that’s Mainstream Entertainment) manipulate one’s perception of Reality. Kill your TV.
- Cancel your subscription to all mainstream opinion magazines and daily newspapers. Do not allow news branded AP, Reuters, AFP, BBC, CNN to enter your home, for that is Orwell’s newspeak, not news.
- Boycott all products advertised on TV, radio and in glossy magazines. Learn by what means ads manipulate your value system and your behavior. Demand from advertisers information, not mind fornication.
- Identify the meaning of the terms neocon, theocon, establicon, paleocon, and “laissez faire” con. Identify the publications, websites and frontmen associated with those strains. Avoid them, as each has a huge blind spot. Or else, read them all, so that the blind spots cancel out mutually.
- Think about the emotional impact of words, learn to disassociate the emotions from the words. Remember that the Patriot Act enslaves the patriots, War on Extremism is a war on your liberty and pocketbook with no hope of victory against the actual terrorists, Diversity stands for forced uniformity, American Idol is American Ninny, “celebrity” is a fool with good orthodontics and a great ass, and “star” is a fool with the same assets plus a talent for faking emotions.
- Learn to spot jivin’ and sellin’. Don’t buy what they sell.
- Desist from fandom of all commercialized team sports. Avoid particularly the mega-opiate machines of FIFA World Cup, Olympics, NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL.
- Resist the beckoning voice of the siren: the emotive (and Obama-voting) creature from Venus. Insist that she respect your voice, the voice from Mars. The feminine yin is as valuable as the masculine yang, but not here and now. We suffer from the greatest surfeit of yin in history. Our clock is being cleaned by all the patriarchal yang countries, starting with China. Even our alligators are now born with shrunken penises.
- If you are a member of a feelgood church with a Walmart-sized parking lot and a rock band, drop out. Church with services in Spanish, homo clerics, lesbian bishops, social justice deacons, ditto. They all are purveyors of foamy estrogen in an era of rampant yin. If nothing else remains, go to find Jesus in the forest, where your ancestors found their gods, too. The forest has a way of weeding out the yin-afflicted.
- Teach your children all of the above. More then anything, it’s the K-12 vertical indoctrination and lateral peer pressure that produce either Group A of shallow zombies shimmying to the globocorporate multiculti consumer samba with Xbox sadism at 8 and digitally transmitted hookups at 12, or crazed “social justice” dhimmis who compensate for having been rejected by Group A.
To reiterate jeppo’s argument that’s shared by other racially-aware Whites, it’s too late to do much about the diluted and de-whitened American demography. Even with Muslims and Jews counted as Whites, nonwhite births now exceed white ones. White, nominally Christian babies, i.e. America’s founding stock, now comprise 40% of the national total. There are various other dysfunctional devices, e.g. birthright citizenship and open borders by which this demographic displacement process is accelerated.
Among the actions that white Americans can take to minimize their plight, jeppo suggests, are “deportation of illegal aliens, shutting down legal immigration, ending birthright citizenship, deporting convicted felon immigrants, paying off immigrant citizens to renounce their US citizenship and leave the country, building an effective border fence, ending NAFTA, casting Puerto Rico off, declaring English as sole official language, and ending Affirmative Action and Disparate Impact laws.”
Another suggested solution is that Whites concentrate demographically in some states, just as “Hispanics” have in others. There are 34 states (jeppo excludes AL AZ CA DE FL GA HI LA MD MS NM NC NV SC TX VA plus DC) where this is still possible. If Whites can maintain their majorities in those states, they could retain control of the Senate and prevent non-white political hegemony even after they become a minority in the country. Or, the 34 states could secede from the union and create a White-majority republic. The last option (as per jeppo et al.) is emigration to Europe, Canada and Australia, thereby preserving White majorities in those countries.
The concerns and solutions voiced by jeppo have been offered before by various White Supremacists. The concerns are valid. Unfortunately, the self-proclaimed defenders of White America have dipped all that in a bath of such monomaniacal Jew-hatred, pitiful supremacism, gross falsification of history and idolatry of certified madmen and monsters that they have poisoned the well from which their kinsmen and their country might otherwise be able to draw some vital sustenance.
White Supremacist dementia and its mutation as White Nationalism may spread by social osmosis to well-meaning Americans who have saved their brains from contamination by the regime’s duckspeak and are alert to the demographic reality and racial fault lines in their country. However, having landed on a beachhead first claimed by White fascists, they may fall prey to a Goldsteinization of the relevant issues.
First, while it’s correct to identify the founding stock of America as “White Christian,” it’s a falsification to omit Blacks and Jews who were present in a contributive way long before the founding, if involuntarily for the former. It is further wrong to exclude (Ashkenazi and Sephardi but not Mizrahi) Jews from the definition of “White.” Are Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Issur Danielovitch (aka Kirk Douglas) or Betty Persky (aka Lauren Bacall) white enough? If they are not, certainly the Hungarians, who massacred their way into Europe 800 years after the Jews were brought in as Roman slaves, are not “White” either.
I once argued with a bent “Aryan” who maintained that yes, the Jews have made some contributions, but they were in the area of commerce and banking, for Jews are all about money. I then went to the letter A, from which I picked one country, Austria, and in 20 minutes produced a list of 187 Austrian Jews who have made cultural contributions of such magnitude that they enriched not only the Germanic culture but Western civilization itself. As I was ticking off names: from Max Reinhardt to Billy Wilder; from Fritz Kreisler to Johann Strauss to Gustav Mahler to Max Steiner to Rudolf Serkin; from Hugo von Hofmannsthal to Franz Werfel to Stefan Zweig to Ludwig von Mises; from Freddy Austerlitz (aka Fred Astaire) to Paul Muni, he responded, “None of them was Mozart, so it doesn’t count.” Well, I said, there hasn’t been a Mozart elsewhere, either. Besides, without Mozart’s Jewish librettist, Lorenzo da Ponte, the Austrian genius’s most glorious operas may not have existed.
However, antisemitism is to success-challenged Whites what phylloxera is to vines and pogroms of the Chinese were to Malays. It’s the socialism of fools, the bitters in the firewater of the failed, the thorn in the rose of those who know no roses. It’s the second oldest social disease known in Western history. There is no known cure, no possible argument. Not even a high IQ and a PhD confer an immunity, as evinced by a score of currently ambulating “White-Nat” activists and not a few of the departed, e.g. William Luther Price and Revilo Oliver.
Following my article in Gates of Vienna that analyzed the bias of White Nationalism’s foremost Jew-baiting theoretician, Kevin MacDonald, Dr. MacDonald published a reply whose second paragraph contained the allegation that just like other Jews, I was attempting “to draw boundaries of acceptable political discourse in a way that is acceptable to Jewish interests.” Although I did not continue reading further, the idée fixe that because one is a Jew or has some ounces of Jewish blood, one is a stealth agent for the Joos is a staple for what passes for the flower of White Power. It’s relevant that I had not attributed MacDonald’s antisemitism to his origin as a son of a Catholic Scots-American cop from Oshkosh, who could have sucked Jew-hatred with his mother’s milk just as many (but not all) working class Catholic Gaels — e.g. Fr. Charles Coughlin, Taylor Caldwell, Mel Gibson — may have.
Ethny and class usually determine culture and values, but not always and not exclusively so. Confusing the possible with the probable, the probable with the certain and the common with the omnipresent is usually the mark of the abject simpleton. When such blurring is evinced in an educated, erudite man, it’s indicative of an underlying toxic chipset.
That chipset is becoming more common, at least in America. Apart from American Nazi wannabes doing their thing, proliferating White-ethnocentric websites have become platforms for a vision of a Judenrein “White” America and often a Judenfrei Middle East too. They include perhaps all things Occidental on the masthead not related to a college or an oil company, a website of a proposed alternative to America’s insipid Right that fetes a major psychopath, Revilo Oliver, as the “Forgotten Conservative,” and a dozen other venues, all featuring cultured prose by ostensibly intelligent authors plus a baying pack of readers in the comments section. Novels advocating a Final Solution redux, such as The Turner Diaries and Harold Covington’s ein volk skeins receive laudatory reviews by writers with but one degree of separation from the paleocon mainstream.
Negative racial stereotypes are not ipso facto evil, wrong and unacceptable. Without brutally honest categorization and grouping of social phenomena it’s impossible to apprehend human Reality. However, fine discernment and great care with truth must go into such endeavors. When one engages in probabilistic typology, i.e. classification by manifest attributes of a group’s majority, and presents it as an all-inclusive taxonomy, i.e. classification by imputed motivations of the alleged whole, that is biased propaganda masquerading as truth.
The prerequisite condition before one ventures into the minefield of racial group profiling and related interpretive history is strict self-introspection for biases and prejudices, glossed-over ignorance, and neuroses that transfer blame for one’s own failures and disappointments to other individuals or groups. We will not dwell on moral or Christian reasons why that is so. The rationale that concerns me here is Oriental combat praxis that calls for mushin, no mind, in order to prevail in an ultimate test. The struggle against the coalition of Commie Commandos, Body Snatchers, Crooks, Looters, jihadis and other imported population replacers is such a test.
Suzuki Shosan (1579—1655) was a samurai warrior who fought under Shogun Tokugawa leyasu, including, probably, in one of the bloodiest battles of all time, the Battle of Sekigahara. At the age of 41, he quit to became a Zen monk and teacher. He left several treatises addressing the issue of the mind’s grasp of Reality.
“Those who have mastered the Way,” wrote Shosan, “use reason and justice as a forge to temper the mind daily, getting rid of impurities to turn it into a pure, clear, unopposed mind-sword which cuts through the thought-root of selfish greed and conquers all thoughts [snip]. But ordinary people take deceptions for realities, creating attitudes biased by fixation, anger and misunderstanding. Having produced all sorts of psychological afflictions [snip]… they suffer from handicapped mentalities that make them hurt.”
The sword master Yagyu Munenori says in his treatise referenced in Part 1:
“Afflictions [of the mind] means to think obsessively about something. Removing afflictions is for the purpose of perceiving intentions [of the opponent]. If afflictions are not removed, you will be distracted by them and fail to see. Fail to see and you have lost [the duel].”
These afflictions are at the core of our Ruling Elite: people whom our culture invests with great authority because they are PhDs of fictitious fancy (e.g. economics), LLDs of suffocating legal sophistry, arrogant jerk judges in philosopher-king vestments, Affirmative Action Ivy League barons, high crony bureaucrats, four-star generals of Diversity and Dhimmitude, and other megalomaniac poseurs pretending to fulfill with neurotic smarts positions where immovable wisdom is required. Unfortunately, the thin ranks of the true — i.e. not fake “conservative” but reactionary — opposition to the Progressive juggernaut comprise mainly zealots afflicted by their own brands of obsessive tautology: the Christian sectarians who insist that theirs is the one true faith, the 9/11 truthers and Illuminati spotters, the “Aryan” Jew chasers, Libertarians and Randians of the Utopian persuasion. There has to be a more balanced way.
Another Suzuki Shosan precept is particularly suited to all these people:
“Be aware of yourself and know yourself. No matter how much you have learned and how much you know, if you don’t know yourself you don’t know anything. Indeed, if you don’t know yourself, you cannot know anything else. People who don’t know themselves criticize others from the point of view of their ignorant selves. They consider whatever agrees with them to be good, and hate whatever doesn’t go their way.”
Of all the mind afflictions among those who chafe at the self-induced immolation of America, the most pernicious is the Jew-hate monomania. While the 78% Jewish vote for Obama speaks for itself, the other 22% amounts to a large group of people too. Besides, one who lives with an unclouded mind will notice that the liberal multiculti claptrap on the website of a random synagogue or in the New York Times is similar to what one hears in a sermon at a random mainstream church or reads in WASP owned-and-edited newspapers such as were (and still are) the Times-Mirror properties under Otis Chandler.
Recently, World News Daily reported about a conference at which Rep. Keith Ellison, Minn. who is Democrat, Black, and Muslim, declared that “God willing,” the U.S. border will become irrelevant. Conference speakers included radicals with deep ties to President Obama, such as Tikkun Magazine’s Jewish moonbat Michael Lerner who compared Tea Party activists to Hitler five times during his speech. Other Obamoids WND mentions included Affirmative Action Ivy League Marxist darling, Farrakhan and Obama pal Cornel West, and Heather Booth, an ex-SDS saboteur and founder of the Midwest Academy that teaches the Gospel According to Saul Alinsky.
When you read such an article and are like me, as you progress down the list of the progressive participants, slowly gut revulsion morphs into a thought: these are enemies. And the second thought is, Jews are overrepresented in that group. Yes, Heather Booth is one too. She grew up “steeped in traditional Jewish stories of struggles for freedom from bondage” and acknowledges, “ My passion is building a better society.”
The issue is what you do with these perceptions. If your passion is to get or — let’s be frank — get rid of the Jews, you will develop a theory draping their fruitcakes, social repairers, wimps, false messiahs, revolutionaries and greedsters in a mantle of wholesale group culpability according to your field of competence. If you are an evolutionary psychologist like Dr. MacDonald, you will build your theory on Darwinian struts of imputed tribal strategy to destroy White Man and feed on his carcass. If you are a Jew-hating PhD with background in the humanities, you will purport to trace through history a conspiracy to Judaize the world. A Catholic zealot like Dr. E. Michael Jones will manage to fold into this his second most hated group: the Protestants aka “Demi-Jews” (e.g. “The Revolutionary Jew and His Impact on World History”). A disparager of Catholics like Dr. Revilo Oliver will dwell on how the Pope is a servant of the Zionist oligarchy, and what must be done to replace the “demoralizing cult of the Jew-god” with a religion fit for Aryans. And those are the educated Jew-baiters; the uneducated ones don’t bother with the quasi-reasoning and just incise the conclusions with tattoo ink on their bare skulls.
On the other hand — to return to the WND article — if your internal anti-virus has kept you free from the brain-disabling It’s-the-Joos! Trojan, before you have set your mind about the significance of the Jewish saboteur troika of Alinsky, Booth and Lerner in bed with West, Ellison, Calypso Louie et al., you will have noticed that an Aaron Klein is the author of the article that illustrates the lunacy of Jews. Klein is also the author of a trenchant Obama exposé, The Manchurian President. World News Daily itself is the enterprise of an ardent Christian Zionist, Joseph Farah. Moreover, you will find no better illumination of the whole Alternative Reality brigade than in the Discover the Networks website — a brainchild of David Horowitz.
There is a small albeit noisy minority of the Jewish minority that fits the wrecker profile that’s grist for the mill for the phalanx of Holocaust deniers, Stormfront troopers, Lindbergh saluters and Ustasha apologists that constitute the “New” American Right and HBD “Realist” circles, not to mention the far recesses. But if you look at a major moonbat tool like “Center for American Progress — Progressive Ideas for a Strong, Just, and Free America”, it was founded by an Italian. About a quarter of its 21 senior executives appear to be Jewish: out of proportion for sure, but hardly enough to blame all Jews for all the ills of the world.
Another sample of the destroying firewood tenders is in the magazine Yes!. Looking at its Board of Directors, one finds two Jews including Co-founder David Korten, three blacks, two Asian women, a lesbian, a Hispanic “director of social justice” for the Catholic Church in Seattle essentially in charge of pumping Mexicans into the United States, and three Euro-origin socialist dhimmis including Co-founder and Executive Editor Sarah van Gelder.
When I saw the Spring 2010 issue of Yes!, I could not resist. At $6.50, this drill is meant for the skulls of well to do voluntary white dhimmis. The cover depicts a face the four quadrants of which belong each to a female of a different race. Superimposed on that is the title of the main article: “America: The Remix” asking the rhetorical question: “Can our Diversity be our Strength?” Other listed articles are “What White People Fear,” “Everyday Conversations to Heal Racism,” “The City We All Want to Live In” [it’s the one where Whites have been forced to live among Blacks], and “What Do You Say to a Screaming Bigot.” A comment would be redundant.
Once you are able to perceive the whole theatre of action with an impassive mind instead of fixating on one of the myriad foes rushing at you with pointed arms, your strategy and tactics change and you can fight the actual battle rather then flail at the demons of your own mind affliction. You can then discern that the opposing army includes Jewish, Black, Hispanic and Muslim battalions, but Nordic ones too, plus units of other White provenance. You will be able to notice the substantial, if minority, count of Jews on your side, and some non-white ethnicities too, though in smaller numbers. After all, among the bravest and most perceptive rightwing political commentators in America there are even two Filipinos: Michelle Malkin and Richard Fernandez.
Furthermore, you will notice that arrayed against you are the great majorities of academics, teachers, lawyers, journalists, psychologists, actors and directors, government employees, clergymen and rabbis and active members of their congregations, librarians, politicians, top executives, financiers, urban dwellers, people under-40, unmarried women, sexual deviates, and 1st-generation immigrants. Cross tabulating those with ethnicity will show that your fixation on Jewish DNA has blinded you to all those vast categories that pretty much exhaust the spectrum of the Jewish occupational and residential presence but of which Jews are but minority fractions.
The true picture is far more depressing to those prone to depression, but that is where one must start. Of all the wise things ever said about combat, the most important one came from Sun Tzu:
“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”
Having considered more carefully who tends to the firewood, we are ready to consider what to do about the firewood. Next time.
|1.||A summary of this process is here. A similar process of the public’s assumption of the debts of banksters has occurred in Europe, most saliently in Ireland and Iceland, so far.|
|2.||The use of Goldstein as other than a proper noun and the terms duckspeak and newspeak are borrowed from George Orwell’s masterpiece 1984, published in 1949 and still fresh and relevant.|
|3.||As I use a Japanese pen name, when writing in previous instances about Jews, antisemites, Nazis etc. I deemed it ethically necessary to reveal that my father was Jewish, I was raised Catholic, identify as an ethnic Pole, and both my parents had been victims of the Third Reich and lost all and everything in the Holocausts (sic). Incidentally, I am not deemed a Jew either by Jewish religious law or Hitler’s secular one, but that won’t do for American-Aryan Übermenschen.|
|4.||The European Right is a different case with a different pattern.|
|5.||whiteamerica.us was a notable exception, but there were no buyers for its message; it folded.|
|6.||To experience the effluence from the milder type of Jew hater in the milder type of a Jew-fixated forum, one would do well to scan the relatively moderate comments section to Fjordman’s “Thilo Sarrazin vs. The Multiculti Oligarchs” at Alternative Right. The article did not discuss Jewish issues but the readership brought that around.|
|7.||The quotes here are translations discussed in Dr. Thomas Cleary’s The Japanese Art of War, Shambala, 1991. Among other books about Suzuki Shosan, noteworthy is Arthur Braverman’s Warrior of Zen: The Diamond-Hard Wisdom Mind of Suzuki Shosan (Kodansha).|
|8.||The Muslim faith being beyond all bounds of rational discourse, some 75% of Jews being secular, and pagans being too insignificant to consider in this context, it’s not necessary that we dwell on other religions here.|
|9.||The world tikkun itself is a clue for the knowing. It’s “repair” in Hebrew, and comes from the Jewish notion of tikkun olam, i.e. repair of the world. What does not enter in the cost estimate of the “repair” is the unintended consequences (always intended, as per antisemite ideologues).|
|10.||Holocaust denial and “Hitler light” attitude is a particularly vile stain on the people who purport to champion American Whites. They may have begun sensing that it cannot sell. A few months ago, a White Nationalist website featured an article titled “Holocaust Denial as Strategic Buffoonery.” It was in the vein of arguments heard in some psychiatric precincts: You and I know that (fill in the blanks: I am Napoleon; there is a Vril spaceship waiting for us in the land of Thulle; at most 200,000 Jews died in the so-called Holocaust, etc.), but it’s bad for business that they know we know.What the cryptos are yet to internalize is that there was not only one Hitlerian Holocaust, but three, very much of Whites. Apart from the 5.5 million Jews, there was a Holocaust of over 7 million Slavs. More than 3 million Polish Slav civilians were murdered by the Nazis (who were mostly German but not all Nazi), with an equal number of Russians not including military casualties, plus a half million each in Yugoslavia and in the aggregate of smaller East-European countries like Belarus, Lithuania etc. The third Holocaust was the one perpetrated by the Soviets between 1939 and 1941 in the East-European lands they would not have been able to occupy but per agreement with and support of Germany. A new book by Timothy Snyder, Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin, explores this issue little known in the West but 6th grade stuff for East Europeans.|
|11.||Incidentally, Yes! is distinctly a Puget Sound enterprise. That area and the whole Pacific Northwest have such a high ratio of Whites (and under-representation of Jews) that it’s the designated homeland for the Aryans after they have dealt with you-know-who, per the Harold Covington oeuvre.|