Massive conservative victory in Spain.

Massive conservative victory in Spain.

The conservative People’s Party wins big in Spanish elections.

The Socialist party has been toppled as a result of Spain’s severe debt problem. The policies of the Socialist party has given Spain one of the worst economies in Europe.

In elections for the 350 member Spanish Congress, the People’s Party won 44% and the Socialist Party 28%. The People’s Party will gain 32 seats and the Socialist party will lose 59. The new president will be Mariano Rajoy of the People’s Party.

This dramatically changes the Spanish government.

The conservative Catalonia Nationalist party received about 5% and 16 seats. Another 12 seats will go to Basque nationalists split between a centrist party and a left-wing party. The rest of the seats went to centrist and left-wing parties.

Nationalist marches growing in Europe.

Nationalist marches growing in Europe.

 

The “Immortals” hold marches in Germany to call for an end to immigration and for ethnic Germans to have more children. Currently the birthrate among Germans is a dismal 1.3 children per family. The group wears masks during marches because German has no free speech protections and activists are often harassed. The group uses social media to draw supporters to an area for a demonstration before police can act to break it up. The march in the video occurred in downtown Bautzen in the state of Saxony. The “mainstream media” reported that only 150 people participated even though video footage shows well over one thousand.

 

 

 

In Russia, the Federal government banned the mainstream “Movement to Stop Illegal Immigration.” The group had held huge marches with many thousands of supporters. The Russian government said it was preventing “ethnic tension.” Leaders of the banned group said that it’s members would be forced to be even more radical to get their voices heard.

 

Just days ago, over 5,000 Russians nationalists marched in Moscow for Russian Unity Day.

 

 

The Shock of History

The Shock of History

http://www.alternativeright.com/main/the-magazine/the-shock-of-history/

A propos:
Dominique Venner.
Le choc de l’Histoire. Religion, mémoire, identité.
Versailles: Via Romana, September 2011.

 

“The future belongs to those with the longest memory.” –Nietzsche

Conservative thinking, Karl Mannheim notes, is essentially historical thinking—in that it orients to the concrete, to ‘what is’ and ‘what has been’, instead of to ‘what ought to be’ or ‘what can be’. ‘Properly understood’, historical thinking (as créatrice de sens) reveals the ‘Providential’ design evident in the course and test of time.

Some anti-liberals are wont thus to situate their ‘conservative’ project within the frame of Europe’s historical destiny and the higher design informing it.

The most renowned of such historical thinkers (representing what Carolina Armenteros calls the ‘the French idea of history’) was the father of European anti-liberalism, Joseph de Maistre—though he is not our subject.  Rather, it is the foremost contemporary avatar of anti-liberal historical thought: Dominique Venner.

The 75-year-old, French-speaking European of Celt and German descent, father of five, Venner is a historical scholar, a writer of popular histories and of various works on firearms and hunting, as well as the editor of two successful, artfully illustrated historical journals.

But whatever his genre, Venner bears the knightly (or legionnaire) standard of Europe’s multi-millennial heritage—the heritage, he claims, that took form with the blind poet, who is the father of us all—the heritage whose Homeric spirit knows to honor the brave, bare-foot soldiers of the Confederacy and the social banditry of Jesse James—and, most insistently, the heritage that expects a future commensurate with Europe’s incomparable past.

Venner is not your average academic historians; indeed, he’s not an academic at all. His life has been lived out on the last of France’s imperial battlefields; in Parisian street politics, in the outlawed OAS, in prison, and in laying the conceptual foundations of the European New Right; and finally, since his early thirties, in the various libraries, archives, and communal memories he’s searched to produce the 50 books he’s written on the key historical upheavals of the last century or so.

Unsurprisingly, his historical sense is ‘over-determined’—not solely by an  intelligence steeped in the life of the mind, but also by disciplines acquired in those schools of initiands known only to the political soldier.

Venner_Dominique_-_Le_choc_de_lhistoireHis latest book—Le Choc de l’Histoire—is not a work of history per se, but a series of meditations, in the form of a book-long interview (conducted by the historian Pauline Lecomte) on the historical situation presently facing Europeans. These meditations approach their subject in parallel but opposite ways: 1) one approach surveys the contours of Europe’s longue durée—those centuries of growth that made the great oak so venerable—and, in the spirit of the Annales School, reveals her ‘secret permanences’, and, 2) a very different but complementary approach that silhouettes the heroic individuals and individual events (Achilles and the Iliad foremost) exemplifying the Homeric spirit of European man—disclosing his possibilities, and offering him thus an alternative to his programmed extinction.

Venner’s thesis is that: Europeans, after having been militarily, politically, and morally crushed by events largely of their own making, have been lost in sleep (‘in dormition’) for the last half-century and are now—however slowly—beginning to experience a ‘shock of history’ that promises to wake them, as they are forced to defend an identity of which they had previously been almost unconscious.

Like the effect of cascading catastrophes (the accelerating decomposition of America’s world empire, Europe’s Islamic colonization, the chaos-creating nihilism of global capitalism, etc.), the shock of history today is becoming more violent and destructive, making it harder for Europeans to stay lulled in the deep, oblivious sleep that follows a grievous wound to the soul itself—the deep curative sleep prescribed by their horrendous civil wars (1914-1918 and 1939-1945), by the ensuing impositions of the Soviet/American occupation and of the occupation’s collaborationist regimes, and, finally, today, by a demographic tsunami promising to sweep away their kind.

The Sleep

 

The Second European Civil War of 1939-1945, however it is interpreted, resulted in a cataclysmic defeat not just for Hitler’s Germany, but for Europe, much of which, quite literally, was reduced to mounds of smoldering rumble. Then, at Yalta, adding insult to injury, the two extra-European super-powers partitioned the Continent, deprived her states of sovereignty, and proceeded to Americanize or Sovietize the ‘systems’ organizing and managing the new postwar European order.

As Europe’s lands and institutions were assumed by alien interests, her ancient roots severed, and her destiny forgotten, Europeans fell into dormition, losing consciousness of who they were as a people and a civilization—believing, as they were encouraged, that they were simply one people, equal among the world’s many peoples.

Worse, for their unpardonable sins—for what Europeans did to Jews in the war, to Blacks in the slave trade, to non-White peoples in general over the course of the last 500 years—for all the terrible sins Europeans have committed, they are henceforth denied the ‘right’ to be a ‘people’. In the Messianic spirit of Communism and Americanism, the Orwellian occupiers and collaborators have since refused them a common origin (roots), a shared history, a tradition, a destiny. This reduces them to a faceless economic-administrative collectivity, which is expected, in the end, to negate the organic basis of its own existence.

The postwar assault on European identity entailed, however, more than a zombifying campaign of guilt-inducement—though this campaign was massive in scale. Europe after Jahre Null was re-organized according to extra-European models and then overwhelmed with imported forms of mass consumerism and entertainment. At the same time and with perhaps greater severity, she was subject to an unprecedented ‘brain-washing’ (in schools, media, the so-called arts, public institutions, and private corporations)—as all Europe’s family of nations, not just the defeated Germans, were collectively made to bear a crushing guilt—under the pretext of the Shoah or the legacy of colonialism/imperialism/slavery—for sins requiring the most extreme penance. Thus tainted, her memory and identity are now publicly stigmatized,

venner-dominique-2101Venner’s Europe is not, of course, the Soviet/New Class-inspired EU, just as she is not the geographical entity labeled ‘Europe’. Rather than a market, a political/administrative structure, a geographic category—rather even than a race (though in a certain sense it is all about race in the end)—Europe for him is a multi-millennial community of closely-related national families made up of Germans, Celts, Slavs, and others, having the same ancient (Indo-European, Borean, Cro-Magnon) roots of blood and spirit: that is, having the same Thirty-thousand Years of European History and Identity.

This makes his Europe a community with a common civilizational heritage that stretches back to the depths of prehistoric time. Historically, the tradition and identity of this heritage has informed Europe’s representations and values in ways distinguishing/identifying her and her peoples from other civilizations and peoples.

Tradition, though, is not  for Venner the metaphysical abstraction of the perennialists or the historical repository of the Burkeans: it is not something outside history nor is it something forged once and for all in the night of time.

Tradition for him is precisely that which does not pass.  It is the perpetual spirit that makes Europeans who they are and lends meaning to their existence, as they change and grow yet remain always the same. It is the source thus of the ‘secret permanences’ upon which their history is worked out.

Tradition may originate in Prehistory, but Venner claims it is preeminently contemporary—just as every origin represents a novel outburst of being. It serves thus as a people’s inner compass. It directs them to what and whom they are. It renders what was formed and inspired in the past into a continually informed present. It is always new and youthful, something very much before rather than behind them. It embodies the longest memory, integral to their identity, and it anticipates a future true to its origin. Life lived in reference to tradition, Venner insists, is life lived in accordance with the ideal it embodies—the ideal of ‘who we are’.

In one sense, Venner’s Europe is the opposite of the America that has distorted Europe’s fate for the last half-century. But he is no knee-jerk anti-American (though the French, in my view, have good cause to be anti-US). He’s also written several books on the US War of Secession, in which much of America’s Cavalier heritage is admired. Knowing something of the opposed tendencies shaping American ‘national’ life, he’s well aware of the moral abyss separating, say, Jesse James from Jay Gould—and what makes one an exemplar of the European spirit and the other its opposite.

Modeled on the Old Testament, not the Old World, Venner claims America’s New World (both as a prolongation and rejection of Europe) was born of New England Calvinism and secularized in John O’Sullivan’s ‘Manifest Destiny’.

Emboldened by the vast, virgin land of their wilderness enterprise and the absence of traditional authority, America’s Seventeenth-century Anglo-Puritan settlers set out, in the spirit of their radical-democratic Low Church crusade, to disown the colony’s Anglo-European parents—which meant disowning the idea (old as Herodotus) that Europe is ‘the home of liberty and true government’.

Believing herself God’s favorite, this New Zion aspired—as a Promised Land of liberty, equality, fraternity—to jettison Europe’s aesthetic and aristocratic standards for the sake of its religiously-inspired materialism. Hence, the bustling, wealth-accumulating, tradition-opposing character of the American project, which offends every former conception of the Cosmos.

New England, to be sure, is not the whole of America, for the South, among another sections, has a quite different narrative, but it was the Yankee version of the ‘American epic’ that became dominant, and it is thus the Yankee version that everywhere wars on Americans of European descent.

Citing Huntington’s Who Are We?, Venner says US elites (‘cosmocrats’, he calls them) pursue a transnational/universalist vision (privileging global markets and human rights) that opposes every ‘nativist’ sense of nation or culture—a transnational/universalist vision the cosmocrats hope to impose on the whole world. For like Russian Bolsheviks and ‘the Bolsheviks of the Seventeenth century’, these money-worshipping liberal elites hate the Old World and seek a new man, Homo Oeconomicus—unencumbered by roots, nature, or culture—and motivated solely by a quantitative sense of purpose.

As a union whose ‘connections’ are essentially horizontal, contractual, self-serving, and self-centered, America’s cosmocratic system comes, as such, to oppose all resistant forms of historic or organic identity—for the sake of a totalitarian agenda intent on running roughshod over everything that might obstruct the scorch-earth economic logic of its Protestant Ethic and Capitalist Spirit. (In this sense, Europe’s resurgence implies America’s demise).

The Shock

What will awaken Europeans from their sleep? Venner says it will be the shock of history—the shock re-awakening the tradition that made them (and makes them) who they are. Such shocks have, in fact, long shaped their history. Think of the Greeks in their Persian Wars; of Charles Martel’s outnumbered knights against the Caliphate’s vanguard; or of the Christian forces under Starhemberg and Sobieski before the gates of Vienna. Whenever Europe approaches Höderlin’s ‘midnight of the world’, such shocks, it seems, serve historically to mobilize the redeeming memory and will to power inscribed in her tradition.

More than a half-century after the trauma of 1945—and the ensuing Americanization, financialization, and third-worldization of continental life—Europeans are once again experiencing another great life-changing, history-altering shock promising to shake them from dormition.

The present economic crisis and its attending catastrophes (in discrediting the collaborators managing the EU, as well as de-legitimatizing the continent’s various national political systems), combined with the unrelenting, disconcerting Islamization of European life (integral to US strategic interests) are—together—forcing Europeans to re-evaluate a system that destroys the national economy, eliminates borders, ravages the culture, makes community impossible, and programs their extinction as a people. The illusions of prosperity and progress, along with the system’s fun, sex, and money (justifying the prevailing de-Europeanization) are becoming increasingly difficult to entertain. Glimmers of a changing consciousness have, indeed, already been glimpsed on the horizon.

The various nationalist-populist parties stirring everywhere in Europe—parties which are preparing the counter-hegemony that one day will replace Europe’s present American-centric leadership—represent one conspicuous sign of this awakening. A mounting number of identitarian, Christian, secular, and political forces resisting Islam’s, America’s, and the EU’s totalitarian impositions at the local level are another sign.

Europeans, as a consequence, are increasingly posing the question: ‘Who are we?’, as they become more and more conscious—especially in the face of the dietary, vestimentary, familial, sexual, religious, and other differences separating them from Muslims—of what is distinct to their civilization and their people, and why such distinctions are worth defending. Historical revivals, Venner notes, are slow in the making, but once awakened there is usually no going back. This is the point, Venner believes, that Europe is approaching today.

The Unexpected

History is the realm of the unexpected. Venner does not subscribe to notions of historical determinism or necessity. In contrast to Marxists and economic determinists, anti-Semites and Spenglerians, he believes there are no monocausal explanations of history, and unlike liberals such as Fukuyama, he believes there’s no escape from (no ‘end’ to) history.

In history, the future is always unknown. Who would have thought in 1980 that Soviet Russia, which seemed to be overtaking the United States in the ‘70s, would collapse within a decade? Historical fatalities are the fatalities of men’s minds, not those of history.

History, moreover, is the confluence of the given, the circumstantial, and the willful. This makes it always open and hence potentially always a realm of the unexpected. And the unexpected (that instance when great possibilities are momentarily posed) is mastered, Venner councils, only in terms of who we are, which means in terms of the tradition and identity defining our project and informing our encounter with the world.

Hence, the significance now of husbanding our roots, our memory, our tradition, for from them will come our will to power and any possibility of transcendence. It’s not for nothing, Dominique Venner concludes, that we are the sons and daughters of Homer, Ulysses, and Penelope.

Rise Up! One Voice, One People, One Nation

One Voice, One People, One Nation.

Be ready, our time is coming, the world is spinning faster and faster,  each day another card falls on the worlds house of cards, another domino in the long chain of events moving the world closer and closer to what WE all know is coming. The greatest generation knew it in 1930′s, the warriors of the south in the 1860′s knew it, the revolutionary patriots understood it in 1770′s. Our Time is coming, a day of change, not some slogan for community organizing, but for Revolution! For our people to rise up and take our place among the great generations who have come before us, to stand together united as one people, our destiny, our heritage, our high culture, our technology, all have been building for the last 10,000 years for the new age approaches, there will be NO fence sitting for anyone!

You will stand as men,

or die like cowards!

On your knees bitch. England is ours now.

The People are aware of what has been done to them, many acknowledge and silently prepare, a band of brothers are we, one goal, to take back our nations from the occult of death, the egalitarian worshiper, they have lost the minds of the people, and everything they have done has helped to push our beliefs into reality, time and again we are proven right, time and again, THEY have failed, in every way possible they have failed. Now our nation states face internal strife and collapse, soon our time will come.

One Voice, One People, One Nation.

This is coming to America.

These are OUR cities, OUR nations, OUR people, say it clear to them:

YOU CANNOT HAVE THEM!

WE WILL FIGHT YOU TO OUR

LAST BREATH!

Europe is struggling to breath, the whole of our civilization stands at the gates of the hell, from these cleansing infernos, a warrior people will be born, the weak will fall to the way side and the strong will prevail!

           The Enemy gathering its forces.

We have a right to exist as a FREE and unique people, to decide our own destiny, to BE Truly Free from tyranny of any kind!

Our ancestors fought for that right, they died on the battlefields across this world, bit by bit we have pieced it together, sacrifice to unwavering courage we have stood the natures fury, every obstacle, everything making our people stronger, making us smarter, each step our weakness have been bled from us.

Our enemies have only one weapon left against us, our final and only weakness, our mercy. The Last weakness is our mercy for the enemy, one thought from the immortal bloodline; ask none, give none.

Europe is taking blows to the body, their people unable to defend their communities from the hordes will stand and fight or die like dogs, today London has been sacked and burned, tomorrow Detroit, and San Diego. The last stronghold of the greatest people to walk the Earth, is America. It is here we will make our stand, take this nation, and its government, and the whole of the Earth will follow. This is our destiny, the final test of strength, we fail here there is no second chance, humanity will die.

One Voice, One People, One Nation.

BBC is lying

Norwegian Police say no connection to EDL. BBC is lying.

http://cofcc.org/

The radical left-wing BBC has been working on a story with Searchlight, the British version of the SPLC, to claim that the Norwegian spree killer is “connected” to the English Defense League. Their story is actually completely baseless.

From Infowars.com

Police in Norway are unable to establish a link between Anders Behring Breivik and the English football hooligan group infiltrated by British intelligence.

Janne Kristiansen, director of the Norwegian Police Security Service, told the BBC no proof has yet been found to link the English Defense League to Breivik.

“I can tell you, at this moment in time, we don’t have evidence or we don’t have indications that he has been part of a broader movement or that he has been in connection with other cells or that there are other cells,” she said.

In the United States, the corporate media has worked overtime to connect the event to the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995. That terror event was attributed to patsy and government agent Timothy McVeigh.

CNN dredged up highly skewed statistics from the Southern Poverty Law Center to make its point that the so-called “far right” is a looming threat. “Right wing anti-government groups grew by 60% in 2010 over the previous year,” CNN claims, citing the stats.

The SPLC considers Second Amendment advocates and activists opposed to open borders and illegal immigration as “extremist right-wingers.”

The SPLC has played a far more intimate role in domestic terrorism than the people it attempts to demonize for exercising their right to protest and petition the government.

In 2003, the FBI revealed that the group had an informant – and possibly a provocateur – inside the the white supremacist compound at Elohim City along with documented intelligence operative Andreas Carl Strassmeier.

Elohim City was central to the Oklahoma City bomb plot, according to the government.

“If I told you what we were doing there, I would have to kill you,” Morris Dees, co-founder and chief trial counsel for the SPLC, said in response to media questions about the FBI revelation.

The Awakening? Why the ranks of Those Who Can See grow daily

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Beached White Males, Pessimistic White Working Class, and Young, Jobless College Grads: Why the ranks of Those Who Can See grow daily

A Blue Ocean Strategy is nearing. Drudge has shown Those Who Can See grow daily

If you have followed SBPDL, you’ll know this blog used to be entirely devoted to # posts (such as tipping, belts, sidewalks, etc.) but that switched at some point in the 2010. I’m working on a response to Steve Sailer, whose latest Vdare article basically stated what this blog has argued (as will the book, The Opiate of America); that collegiate and professional sports and the Black “domination” in both football and basketball is enough to off-set the enmity felt toward a population that is largely housed, fed, and clothed by white taxpayers who do everything humanely possible to move away from these Black population centers.

That they then pay good money to follow majority Black sports teams is utterly nonsensical, but such is life in Black-Run America (BRA).

That Sailer didn’t even mention this blog or the many posts on the subject is fine. He is a far superior writer than me and he obviously has he his reasons.

But first, I’ve been thinking about the Newsweek cover story from a few months about Beached White Males, the study that white people now perceive anti-white bias to greater than any other (even anti-Black) in this nation, and now this story from Yahoo! that delineates a demoralized white working class in BRA:

But as the country grew more diverse and better educated, the white working-class share of the adult population slipped to just under 50 percent in the Census Bureau’s 2005 American Community Survey. That number has since fallen below 48 percent.
The demographic eclipse of the white working class is likely an irreversible trend as the United States reconfigures itself yet again as a “world nation” reinvigorated by rising education levels and kaleidoscopic diversity. That emerging America will create opportunities (such as the links that our new immigrants will provide to emerging markets around the globe) and face challenges (including improving high school and college graduation rates for the minority young people who will provide tomorrow’s workforce).

Still, amid all of this change, whites without a four-year college degree remain the largest demographic bloc in the workforce. College-educated whites make up about one-fifth of the adult population, while minorities account for a little under one-third. The picture is changing, but whites who have not completed college remain the backbone of many, if not most, communities and workplaces across the country.
They are also, polls consistently tell us, the most pessimistic and alienated group in American society.

The latest measure of this discontent came in a thoughtful national survey on economic opportunity released last week by the Pew Charitable Trusts’ Economic Mobility Project. If numbers could scream, they would probably sound like the poll’s results among working-class whites.

One question asked respondents whether they expected to be better off economically in 10 years than they are today. Two-thirds of blacks and Hispanics said yes, as did 55 percent of college-educated whites; just 44 percent of noncollege whites agreed. Asked if they were better off than their parents were at the same age, about three-fifths of college-educated whites, African-Americans, and Hispanics said they were. But blue-collar whites divided narrowly, with 52 percent saying yes and a head-turning 43 percent saying no. (The survey, conducted from March 24 through 29, surveyed 2,000 adults and has a margin of error of ±3.4 percent.)

What makes these results especially striking is that minorities were as likely as blue-collar whites to report that they have been hurt by the recession. The actual unemployment rate is considerably higher among blacks and Hispanics than among blue-collar whites, much less college-educated whites.

Yet, minorities were more optimistic about the next generation than either group of whites, the survey found. In the most telling result, 63 percent of African-Americans and 54 percent of Hispanics said they expected their children to exceed their standard of living. Even college-educated whites are less optimistic (only about two-fifths agree). But the noncollege whites are the gloomiest: Just one-third of them think their kids will live better than they do; an equal number think their children won’t even match their living standard. No other group is nearly that negative.

The New York Times tell us elite colleges are overlooking low-income students, while simultaneously these same elite colleges are bending over backwards to locate qualified Black applicants to bolster their diversity rating.

Those students who go to state schools are normally saddled with loads of debt and the majority move back in with their parents (The Huffington Post reports 85 percent) upon receiving a diploma that certifies they spent four (maybe five) years partying at a resort that sometimes doubles as a college.

As the New York Times reports (courtesy of Half Sigma):

Of course, these are the lucky ones — the graduates who found a job. Among the members of the class of 2010, just 56 percent had held at least one job by this spring, when the survey was conducted. That compares with 90 percent of graduates from the classes of 2006 and 2007. (Some have gone for further education or opted out of the labor force, while many are still pounding the pavement.)

Occidental Dissent has been doing phenomenal work as of late discussing the costs of Black-Run America, basically showcasing that white taxpayers are funding their own dispossession.

Over Memorial Day Weekend 2011, through the beauty of decentralized news dissemination the chaos inflicted on nearly 10 cities by one group of people went viral. Thanks to one Web site (The Drudge Report) tens of millions of eyes saw a truth that no amount of Disingenuous White Liberal (DWL) praying can make go away now. Lawrence Auster wrote that Salon.com published an article by a DWL writer who understood the veracity of what Drudge let slip:

Matt Drudge’s non-political obsessions used to be harmless things like “extreme weather” and “pictures of Olympic wrestlers.” Since the election of Barack Obama, though, Drudge — the proto-blogger and reclusive creator of the noted Courier New tribute site the Drudge Report — has developed a new fixation. He seems to be actively seeking out and publicizing stories of kids and young people getting in fights.

Not just any people, mind you! People with something in particular in common.
It sort of started with the tale of Ashley Todd, the 20-year-old McCain campaign volunteer who claimed she was attacked by a savage, black Obama supporter, who supposedly carved the letter “B” into her face. She made the whole thing up, but her story’s many inconsistencies and unlikely elements did not stop Drudge from heavily publicizing it, until it all fell apart.

Then there was the tale of the New Black Panther Party poll-watchers who “intimidated” Fox cameras in Philadelphia. You can imagine how much Drudge enjoyed that one.

Since Obama actually took office, though, Drudge has seriously stepped up his “scary black people” coverage. There was, in September of 2009, the story he heavily publicized of a kid on a bus in Illinois getting beaten up. A kid on a bus in Illinois getting beaten up is not really national news — until Drudge makes it so. The fact that the beater was black and the victim white is why Drudge made it national news. Rush Limbaugh made the subtext explicit: “In Obama’s America, the white kids now get beat up with the black kids cheering.”

It all came to a head, as John Cook noted, this Memorial Day weekend when Drudge posted 10 separate headlines — including the massive, above-the-logo one — related to violent incidents involving “urban” people at venues like “Black Bike Week” in Miami and “Rib Fest” in Rochester, N.Y. There was an “Urban Melee in Charlotte,” for example. Do you know what makes an “urban melee” different from a regular “melee”? It’s not that it takes place within the city limits of a major metropolitan area. It’s that it involves the world’s most obvious code term for “scary black people.”
Drudge does not collect and attempt to tie together disparate, unrelated stories of crimes committed by drunk, rowdy white kids. And for the record, drunk, rowdy white kids commit a lot of crimes, in a lot of places!

In an era when urban white flight is reversing and violent crime is at record lows across the nation, this world of race riots and constant violent attacks on innocent Caucasians exists only in the imaginations of Matt Drudge and the paranoid suburban and exurban white people he wants to keep terrified. Stoking those racial fears goes beyond cynical political point-scoring. To devote so much energy to attempting to make whites terrified of blacks is just vile.

One white kid beat up by Black people is hardly news as Salon.com correctly points out, to a media (and nation) that has created a narrative that only white people can be racist. If it had been a white-on-Black attack, that case would become fodder for grade school text books; a nightly special on CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, and eventual movie; and a cause célèbre that would make the Jena 6 pale in comparison.

That academia, the media and virtually every organization had devoted so much energy to attempting to make whites terrified of being white is just vile.

That violent crime is at record lows is true, because record numbers of Black males are locked away in jail. However in majority Black cities, Black crime is rising.

Over the summer of 2011 one major voice on the so-called “right” is going to let slip a “Hate Fact” on their radio show, a television interview, or in a tweet. Just like the Drudge Report showed over Black Memorial Day 2011, millions of people will realize its okay to have those thoughts and that they aren’t alone.

Unlike those whites polled who understand something is wrong with this nation, I’m incredibly optimistic about the future. This is not a white nationalist blog; that term is asinine, stupid, and if you believe this site to be such you are woefully wrong.

This blog (and our archives) is nothing more than a compendium of knowledge that exposes Black-Run America for what it represents. We have put up our flag and know that people will find us (just as you reading this have).

The writer at Salon.com who cried over Drudge exposing a truth no dying national news entity will provide (save the local nightly news) knows full well that millions of white people are nearing that point of no return.

They near that moment where they will make the decision to join the ranks of Those Who Can See.

The alternative is paying for a system of government (and by extension, business system) that hates their existence. That is the white privilege of 2011.

No problem facing the United States can be dealt with until Black-Run America ends. And as the ranks of Those Who Can See begin to swell, the power of BRA to frighten away frank discussion of race ends and the courage to finally start Eric “My People” Holder’s discussion on race begins.

The Drudge Report’s brave May 31, 2001 page and the reaction to it from the left – remember most organizations in America are vested into BRA – has revealed that we aren’t far off from that moment transpiring.

Older white people, highly educated, with no hope. Younger white people, highly educated, with no hope. Both because they have the wrong skin color in BRA. Working class whites left behind to enjoy the Black Undertow… all the aforementioned no longer economically viable in BRA.

That a vast Blue Ocean awaits the person who decides to become the public face of the battle against BRA will eventually persuade someone incredibly prominent to voice what will immediately be universally denounced.

The market opportunity for serving Those Who Can See will eventually become too obvious not to cultivate. Matt Drudge has shown that that moment is near.

The Drudge Report Exposes BRA

Tens of millions of people saw this today

Editors note: Could someone do a screen shot of Drudge Report for May 31, 2011 and send it to us? The stories of Black people acting Black in Miami, Charlotte, Charlotte Beach (NY), Decatur (AL), Myrtle Beach, Boston, Chicago and Rochester, juxtaposed with the decision by Eric “My People” Holder’s decision to pursue civil rights abuses in big-city police departments beautifully captures the concept of Black-Run America (BRA).

The story out of Boston reminds us of something out of a horror film:

Yesterday, the beach, located steps away from the South Boston State Police barracks, attracted thousands of families and other Memorial Day revelers gathered for the unofficial start of summer. While the majority of the crowd was peaceful, the unruly youths again gathered at the beach and in nearby parking lots.

The troopers called for backup. State Police streamed in, State Police Special Tactical Operations teams and Boston SWAT teams arrived, and the Boston Police Department activated its Emergency Deployment Teams, which brought officers into South Boston from all over the city. State, Boston, Boston Housing, UMass, and Transit Police responded, for a total of more than 100 police officers.

For the third time in four days, police dispersed the crowd, rushing everyone off the streets.

The dispersal caused some tense moments between those not involved with the youths and police, who formed a line to herd the crowd south, down William J. Day Boulevard. Some jostled and argued with officers.

At one moment, SWAT officers were rushing a crowd down the boulevard, and a woman yelled at a state trooper because the little boy with her was trying to put his shoes on as the trooper was pressing them to keep walking.

The report out of Chicago is even stranger, with the new Mayor Rahm Emmanuel applauding the police for closing North Avenue Beach because of apparent “heat exhaustion” suffered by a number of Memorial Day revelers. In actuality, it appears roving bands of Black people required the quick closing the beach:

Was it a flash mob that forced the closure of North Avenue beach on Memorial Day?

Chicago Police News Affairs released a statement saying they had to close the beach for safety reasons, as people were suffering heat exhaustion and emergency vehicles couldn’t get through to help. But, WLS listeners say there was what they called a “large gangbanger element” at the Oak Street and North Avenue beaches.

READ: Emanuel: Police made right call in closing beach
Listeners report being at the beach, and seeing dozens of gang bangers pushing people off their bikes. 
Another listener says those causing havoc were not dressed for the beach and looked like “bad elements.”

Webster’s dictionary defines a flash mob as a group of people summoned (as by e-mail or text message) to a designated location at a specified time to perform an indicated action before dispersing. Flash mobs also can be organized via social media sites. But recently in Chicago, flash mobs have gathered along Michigan Avenue to do anything but entertain.

In January, groups of teens assembled along Michigan Avenue and shoplifted at three separate stores. Eleven teens ranging in age from 14 to 17 were arrested.

Chicago Police are denying that a flash mob intent on causing havoc forced the closure of the North Avenue beach on Memorial Day Monday.

Remember Black Memorial Day 2011, and remember what Matt Drudge did with his Web site that drives more traffic than Facebook or Twitter. Drudge drives the news in ways that The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Los Angeles Times could only dream of doing.

The common denominator in every story of Memorial Day madness across the nation was Black people interrupting family experiences at the beach, lake, rib festival, water park or events geared specifically toward Black people like Black Biker Week, Urban Beach Weekend or a Speed Street celebration.

And yet Matt Drudge was clever enough to link to the story of Mein Obama’s Department of Justice going after big-city police department for purported civil rights violations when Chicago’s police are trying to cover up Black violence and blaming the closure of a beach on “heat exhaustion.”

Remember this day, as millions of white people – already aware that anti-white bias is getting worse in Black-Run America – saw stories of Black depravity in almost 10 United States cities that boarders on the truculent. And they saw where Eric “My People” Holder’s DoJ’s priorities rest.

And then our friends at Theroot.com go and report this:

MSNBC reports the Police Executive Research Forum polled 233 local law enforcement agencies in 2009, and found that the link between poverty and crime was inextricable. A prolonged recession would only make matters worse, the research showed. After reviewing the data, PERF Executive Director Chuck Wexler told Reuters, “We are not saying there is going to be a crime wave, but we are saying this is a wake-up call and we anticipate the situation will continue to deteriorate.”

Even when crime rates dropped, older urban areas still had more violent crime like Buffalo, NY, Philadelphia, PA, Cleveland, OH and Hartford, Conn. Crime is not necessarily explained by poverty; it is also explained by the reduction in police forces in those areas which results in higher crime rates. For example, Pontiac, Mich., part of the corridor of high crime cities that runs from Detroit to Flint, recently turned over its police operations to the sheriff’s office of Oakland Country, where Pontiac is located.

The top five list of America’s most dangerous cities in America with populations over 100,000 is as follows:
1. Flint, Michigan
2. Detroit, Michigan
3. St. Louis, Missouri
4. New Haven, Conn.
5. Memphis, Tenn.

This study highlights what has been proven time and again — high numbers of unemployment result in high levels of crime. The two are inextricably linked and one cannot exist without the other. The way that unemployment is plaguing black communities in these cities is outrageous. We’re not surprised that there is an uptick in violent crime, despite a decline nationally. The question is, when are we going to do something about unemployment?

Crime has been down in these tough economic times (we reported on this already), but those most dangerous cities happen to majority Black, just like every Memorial Day disturbance throughout the nation was courtesy of Black people.

Matt Drudge has done something that will little remembered nor long forgotten; he has exposed Black-Run America for millions of white people who realize something is rotten in America. Where we go from there (just like the climatic scene of The Matrix) is a choice he leaves to the millions and millions of white people who read his site.

Women as a Measure of Credibility

Women as a Measure of Credibility

Last year I wrote that women are natural allies of the (alternative) Right. The recent debate on the presence and role of women in the movement merits revisiting and elaborating on some the arguments advanced in support of my thesis, as well as exploring a possible way forward in the face of existing conditions. I contend that women have an interest in ensuring the success of the Right and that it is in the interest of the Right not to limit itself to being a White male rights advocacy movement—our movement is about saving the entire race from extinction, not one particular half of it.

What This is Not About

I am not here to posit women’s equivalence to men; I regard the sexes as non-equivalent, by which I mean they are not interchangeable: men and women have strengths and weaknesses unique to their sex. I am not here to campaign for equality of representation; I regard men and women as having distinct, if complementary, roles, but this does not necessarily mean that equal numbers will indicate success in our particular enterprise—functionally, the optimal balance may well be achieved asymmetrically. I am not here to talk about injustices committed by one sex against the other, or to blame one sex for the misfortunes of all; the war of the sexes is an enemy construct and a distraction in the struggle for racial survival. Finally, I am not here to tell women what they ought or ought not to be doing; it is surreal that we talk about women, going right over their heads, without them being part of the conversation—women who care about about the survival of the White race can decide for themselves what or who they want to be and how they get involved.

Women in the West

In Western European cultures, women have traditionally enjoyed high social status and freedom in relation to non-Western cultures, despite well-defined gender roles. This is reflected not only in social organisation, but goes right back to mythology.

In the Norse tradition, Freyja is the goddess of love, beauty, and fertility, but also gold, seid, war, and death. She is a member of the Vanir, a group of gods associated with fertility, wisdom, and precognition. She rules over Folkvangr, destination upon death of half of those who die in combat (the other half goes to Valhalla). Frigg appears primarily as wife and mother, but she is also the queen of Asgard, has the power of prophecy, and is the only one, other than Odin, permitted to sit on Hlidskjaft and see into all worlds. Her companion, Eir, is associated with medical skill. She is also a valkyrie. Valkyries decide who dies in battle. Of those who do not die in battle, a portion is received by Hel, who rules over a homonymous realm, located in Nifelheim. In the Prose Edda she rules over vast mansions and her underworld servants. In the attempted resurrection of Baldr she plays a key role. Gná runs errands for Frigg in other worlds, and rides a flying, sea-treading horse, Hófvarpnir. Vár is associated with oaths and agreements; Vör with wisdom; Skadi with bowhunting, skiing, winter, and mountains.

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In Celtic mythology, Morrigan is a goddess of fertility, but also of battle and slaughter, strife, land, and wealth. Morrigan is a triple goddess, of which Macha, is part; Macha is goddess of battle and sovereignty. Epona is also a horse goddess, and embodies the notion of horse power, or horsemanship. Horses were a symbol of power, an instrument of Indo-European expansion, vital for the success and protection of the tribe. Mother goddesses are a recurrent element in Celtic mythology. In the Welsh tradition Dôn, Rhiannon, and Modron are mother figures, as are Danu, Boand, Macha, and Ernmas in the Irish tradition. For the Celts, however, their role and symbolism was never limited solely to motherhood, and in tales bearing children is only mentioned in passing.

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In Greek mythology Athena is the goddess of wisdom, civilization, warfare, strategy, strength, female arts, crafts, skill, and justice. Shrewd companion of heroes she is also the goddess of heroic endeavour. Athena’s mother was the Titaness Metis, Zeus’ first spouse and his equal, and the goddess of war and wisdom. Artemis was the goddess of childbirth, virginity, and young women, but she is also the goddess of the wilderness, of wild animals, and the hunt. She is depicted carrying bow and arrows. Rhead, Titaness and daughter of Uranus (the sky) and Gaia (the earth), was known as ‘the mother of gods’. In the Golden Age, she and Cronos, her husband, were Queen and King of the gods, respectively.

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In pre-Christian Northern Europe women were revered. In Germania, for example, Tacitus writes:

A specially powerful incitement to valor is that the squadrons and divisions are not made up at random by the mustering of chance-comers, but are each composed of men of one family or clan. Close by them, too, are their nearest and dearest, so that they can hear the shrieks of their women-folk and the wailing of their children. These are the witnesses whom each man reverences most highly, whose praise he most desires.

Also that

[I]t stands on record that armies already wavering and on the point of collapse have been rallied by the women, pleading heroically with their men, thrusting forward their bared bosoms, and making them realize the imminent prospect of enslavement — a fate which the Germans fear more desperately for their women than for themselves.

And that Germans

Believe[d] that there resides in women an element of holiness and a gift of prophecy; and so they d[id] not scorn to ask their advice, or lightly disregard[ed] their replies.

And with regard to relations between men and women among Germans:

Their marriage code is strict, and no feature of their morality deserves higher praise. They are almost unique among barbarians in being content with one wife apiece . . . The dowry is brought by husband to wife, not by wife to husband. Parents and kinsmen attend and approve the gifts—not gifts chosen to please a woman’s fancy or gaily deck a young bride, but oxen, a horse with its bridle, or a shield, spear and sword. . . . The woman must not think that she is excluded from aspirations to manly virtues or exempt from the hazards of warfare. That is why she is reminded, in the very ceremonies which bless her marriage at the outset, that she enters her husband’s home to be the partner of his toils and perils, that both in peace and war she is to share his sufferings and adventures. That is the meaning of the team of oxen, the horse ready for its rider, and the gift of arms.

Of course, this did not mean the role of German women as women was not well defined; but the their role was key and implied responsibilities, not subordination:

On these terms she must live her life and bear her children. She is receiving something that she must hand over intact and undepreciated to her children, something for her sons’ wives to receive in their turn and pass on to her grandchildren.

The traditional view of women in Europe, thus, is of their having distinct and complementary roles, which are not necessarily equivalent, but which are certainly both important and do not equate authority with oppression, strength with brutality, maternal instinct with weakness, or devotion with humiliation.

The movement to restrict and subordinate women in Europe and its outposts comes from Christianity. 1 Timothy 2:8-12, Ephesians 5:22-24, and 1 Corinthians 11:3-9 and 14:34,35, prescribe silence and submission of women to their husbands—‘the husband is the head of the wife’. These prescriptions originated with Saul of Tarsus, a Pharisee before his conversion, born in what now is Turkey. Therefore, they have an Eastern, not a European, genesis. Derivative ecclesiastical restrictions, from the Patristic Age onwards, however, involved the role and behaviour of women in church, not in civil society (although John Knox denied the right of women to rule in this sphere too). This held until the XXth century, when liberal movements within and without the Church sought feminist reforms. (In paganism, women priestesses remained common, which may have been another motivation for the branding by the church of women priestesses as an evil practice.)

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The passage of time made conservative within the religion a policy that originated in the East; and thus the effort to abrogate it, because driven by movements of the political Left associated with prominent Jewish intellectuals, made it a sign of subversion. It needed not have occurred this way; the reform could have come from an indigenous movement aimed at purifying the religion of alien elements and correcting the accumulated errors of the ecclesiastical hierarchy. In Germany during the XIXth century, writers like the Prussian Conservative Biblical scholar Paul de Lagarde—an important influence on Nietzsche and subsequently on Alfred Rosenberg—sought to reformulate Christianity along these lines (see Positive Christianity).

In any event, where the status of women is dictated by religion, this is a personal matter for the adherent, not a political matter of racial preservation. And irrespective of any superficial parallels with Leftism in its campaign against conservative Christians, the fact remains that women in the West, particularly in Northern Europe, have traditionally enjoyed a higher status than the women of the East and of the South. It follows from this that the alternative Right can legitimately present itself as women’s friend while following tradition. This would be called archeofuturism.

Women After the West

Even the most conservative Christian sects can hardly compare in their proscriptions against women with those imposed by their analogues in Islam.

As Europe is colonised by Islam, it is worth considering that even without the extremity of Wahhabism, Islamic societies today restrict women far more than Western societies.

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In a Muslim-dominated Europe, women can expect to see an end to the freedom, mobility, and status they enjoy in the West today. Sex segregation, oppressive dress codes, marital bondage, civic exclusions, and even public erasure, not to mention the abuse and the violence (public and domestic) such a climate engenders, would become far more common, and enjoy not only the force of law but also divine sanction.

Much of the immigration coming into Europe is from Africa and Asia. In places like Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Cambodia, and Afghanistan, women are frequently subjected to acid attacks as a response to refused sexual advances, rejected proposals of marriage, and denied demands for dowry. Land and inter-family disputes are also a cause. In Bangladesh they are also a form of domestic violence.

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Female genital mutilation is practiced in parts of South East Asia, the Near East, and Northeast Africa. In its most extreme form it involves total removal by cutting of the clitoris and both labia and the near sealing of the vaginal entry. Reasons vary, although in some societies the reasons have been forgotten altogether.

A result of the progressive replacement of Europeans by Asian and African immigrants has been the occurrence of these extreme forms of violence against White women in the West. White women’s beauty has already been targeted by acid attacks in Britain. As the process of demographic replacement advances, such practices will also become more common, and Western women, particularly those exposed to or marrying non-Westerners, will be at greater risk.

Another consequence of immigration, particularly from sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America, is greater violence in general, corruption, and diminished efficiency, resulting in a dangerous, unstable, and unreliable society, a topic about which Jared Taylor has written extensively and which I need not go into detail here.

Western societies are much safer, wealthier, and better run than most non-Western societies, and thus provide a better environment for children to grow up in. Many non-Westerners migrate to the West attracted by these features.

However, along with them come many whose relationship to the West is instrumental, and, having no especial attachment to its culture, seek to conquer it and change it, somehow imagining that prosperity will survive the removal of its underlying conditions. Establishment politicians are objectively complicit with this process through their belief in the miracle of integration.

If a movement seeks to preserve the Western character of Western societies, then in theory it is in Western women’s interest to support that movement.

Women of the Right

As has been pointed out before, women possess natural skills and abilities that are either unique, or occur more frequently and / or to a higher degree in their sex. Women are far more than nurturers: they are especially proficient at networking, community building, consensus building, multi-tasking, and moral and logistical support provision. These are all essential in any movement involving community outreach and where user-friendly, low-key, non-threatening forms of recruitment are advisable. What is more, women possess the ability to attract potentially twice the number of recruits, because they can attract other women as well as men. Typically, as the history of White Nationalism has proven beyond any doubt, men will attract more men, but not an equal or even a significant number of women. Women can create a much broader comfort zone around hardcore political activism through organising a wide range of community, human, and support-oriented activities: there is a reason why women who work are over-represented in human resources departments within the private and public corporate sector.

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Barriers to Involvement

Modern Western culture is steeped in feminism. Feminist historiography presents the pre-feminist (Christian) era as a time of subordination, oppression, and low status for women; and feminism as a movement of liberation. Therefore, any anti-feminist movement, particularly one of a conservative Christian character, will be seen as threatening a return to ‘the bad old days’. Barrier number one is that our movement, backed by many conservative Christians, defines itself negatively as an anti-feminist movement.

Evolutionary psychologists argue that women tend to be attracted to high-status males, as these are likely more able to provide resources and a safer environment for children. The present system is defined by an anti-nationalist, anti-racist, anti-hierarchical ideology, which predictably exalts its proponents and denigrates dissidents. Barrier number two is that our movement has yet to develop independence from the present system, which results either in timidity or ostracism, and therefore in ineffectiveness or exclusion and low status.

Compounding this effect is the gravitating of marginal types to marginal movements, where they think they will find validation and legitimacy. Those who are marginalised may be so because of their non-conforming beliefs, but some may also be so because they are somehow defective, thus adding an influx of undesirable types alongside that of genuine ideological dissidents. The dominant ideology exploits this by equating dissidence with defectiveness. Barrier number three is that, the dominant ideology, because it is dominant, can perpetuate its negative stereotypes, thus discouraging dissidence, especially among the talented and ambitious.

A consequence is that ‘women look for winners’ elsewhere.

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Higher levels of aggression, autonomy, and propensity for risk-taking in males may account for the predominantly male character of our movement. This means that defectives will also most likely be male. Said defectives poison the discourse through their cathartic (and often anonymous) expressions of bitterness toward women, which results not from feminism but from their own inability to attract and hold on to women. Barrier number four is that an obnoxious minority has made gender discourse within our movement pathological.

Some Fallacies and Counter-Arguments

The desire for greater involvement of women in our movement does not mean necessarily a desire for leadership by women. To my knowledge, no such desire has been expressed.

Neither does it imply a dilution or a softening of our message: strength, confidence, conviction, and valour will draw more admirers than wet liberalism.

Conversely, where a desire for female involvement exists, it is not solely men’s responsibility: there are some who will need to rid themselves of their negativity (because it perpetuates feminist dynamics and confirms the feminist narrative), and some who will need to be got rid of altogether (because they are defective), but the organising of women-friendly activities is the responsibility of the women who care about the preservation of the race, not that of men. Men have their own spheres of activity, which necessitate male traits. Women-friendly activities can be organised, and would be better organised, entirely without male intervention, so there is nothing stopping women from getting involved and making unique contributions if this is their wish.

Stating that women are natural allies of the alternative Right is not the same as saying that obtaining their visible support will lead to the Right entering the mainstream. The Right will never enter the mainstream within the current system, as the latter is defined against the Right. Conversely, the fact that the Right cannot enter the mainstream within the current system does not mean it cannot become the mainstream if it is developed as a credible alternative to a discredited system. The visible support of women can help in this process, for it would have the same social effect a woman has on how a man is perceived by others: if a man’s ability to attract women of high quality signals that man’s elegibility, then a movement able to attract women of high quality signals that movement’s credibility. If ‘women pick winners’, as has been stated, then visible female support indicates a movement with a winning strategy.

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Critics of Jews regard feminism as a Jewish plot designed to weaken Western society by dividing the sexes and fomenting conflict between them. They call this ‘Judeo-Feminism’. If this is true, then the war of the sexes that results from feminism and the reaction against it helps the Jewish plot, and bitter reactions against women because of real or perceived feminism are as destructive as bitter reactions against men because of real or perceived chauvinism. The irony is thus that those who antagonise women generally because of assumed feminism, are servants of this ‘Judeo-Feminism’, not its conquerors; and in this sense they are objectively not much different from misandristic feminists. The way to overcome this is to demonstrate how feminism has failed to live up to its promises, how it has traded one form of servitude for another, how it has traded one form of unhappiness for another, how it is in fact anti-woman, and how it is inferior as a narrative to one that promulgates harmonious partnership between the sexes.

Conservatives and traditionalists are inherently nostalgic, and traditionalists in particular have a cyclical, non-progressive view of history, which for them begins with a golden age and goes through various degenerative stages until it reaches the point of total dissolution and chaos. An alternative is the organic view of history, proposed by Spengler and adopted by Yockey, where a culture / civilisation, and therefore its history, follows a natural cycle for birth, growth, maturity, senility, and death. In both cases the cycle is recurrent, so the end of once cycle also marks the beginning of the next. Unfortunately, this cyclic recurrence is often forgotten by many outside the cyclical tradition, who typically think in terms of fall and redemption, sin and salvation, and thus seek to reverse the advancing cycle to institute some form or return or restoration, rather than devise strategies for surviving the end and making it through to the new beginning. Those who yearn for a return to the America of the 1950s, the Germany of 1933, or the Britain of 1900, suffer from a limited view: the conditions that led to these stages will never return. The cycle moves forward, on to the next stage of development, with or without our approval.

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In terms of the relationship between men and women, it is pointless to seek a return to a point in the past; the same way that it will be pointless for the liberals in the future to look at our era and hope for a return to their golden age, once it has passed.

And it will pass.

A Way Forward

Women both comprise half of the race and are indispensable for its continuity. Moreover, women are a measure of the health of any movement. Therefore, any movement that seeks to preserve the race cannot credibly ignore them. Even though it is up to women who care about the aims of the movement to organise themselves and contribute with activities suitable to their interests and strengths (no matter what they are), barriers to their participation must be eliminated. This begins by shedding the reactive misogyny engendered by feminism, reclaiming from the latter the high status and freedom accorded to women by traditional Western European culture and society, taking intelligent women’s advise seriously, ridiculing the war of the sexes, marginalising defectives, rejecting conservatism, and making a clear distinction between personal religious choices and racial preservation.

It must be stressed also that women are not merely baby factories, cooks, cleaners, or gold watches to be shown off any more than they are just labour or wallets that exist purely to fund the system.

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Essential for success is accepting that the current system is designed to prevent our ideas from entering the mainstream; the system’s continued existence depends on it. Rather than attempt to make our ideas acceptable to the mainstream, we should seek to make the mainstream unacceptable to everybody, and present ourselves as a credible alternative to a discredited system. Women are important because we are not engaged in a debate; we are engaged in a contest of beauty and strength. Logic, arguments, and rational self-interest are but accessories; the main instruments are emotion, desire, and vanity. This is why it is essential that we begin by looking like we qualify to take part in the contest.

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With the correct attitude, tactics, and strategy this is relatively inexpensive to achieve: consider that interpersonal hierarchies are seldom established by brute force, the same way that the sexual domination of women by elite males is rarely if ever achieved through violence; they are established or achieved by posture, manner of speech, and physical appearance. The practical use of power occurs only occasionally; often the mere suggestion of it is enough. The war of ideologies is largely a process of seduction, not one of rational persuasion. The enemy never seeks to convince with arguments—in fact they do not even debate their opponents on the Right; on the contrary, they insult and caricature, hoping that people— especially women—will stay away.

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It makes perfect sense: beauty is elitist; ugliness egalitarian. A beautiful White woman represents the apex of human physical beauty, attractiveness, and desirability. This is recognised even by non-White males. Indeed, for many Black males a White woman, particularly if of Nordic ancestry, is a status symbol. Is it any surprise, then, that the enemy would rather they be alienated from a movement that seeks to exalt and perpetuate them? That the enemy uglifies them with feminism? That the enemy destroys them at gene level by encouraging non-reproductivity and miscegenation?

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And when it comes right down to its most fundamental, is not our struggle in some way or another ultimately about White women?

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The 2nd American Revolution

The 2nd American Revolution

by Gerald Celente

Recently by Gerald Celente: The Bailout Bubble — the Bubble to End All Bubbles

The natives are restless. The third shot of the “Second American Revolution” has been fired. History is being made. But just as with the first two shots, the third shot is not being heard.
America is seething. Not since the Civil War has anything like this happened. But the protests are either being intentionally downplayed or ignorantly misinterpreted.

The first shot was fired on April 15, 2009. Over 700 anti-tax rallies and “Tea Parties” erupted nationwide. Rather than acknowledge their significance, the general media either ignored or ridiculed both protests and protestors, playing on “tea bagging” for its sexual innuendo.

Initially President Obama said he was unaware of the tea parties. The White House later warned they could “mutate” into something “unhealthy.”

Shot #2 was fired on the Fourth of July, when throngs of citizens across the nation gathered to again protest “taxation without representation.” And as before, the demonstrations were branded right-wing mischief and dismissed.

The third volley, fired in early August, was aimed point blank at Senators and House members pitching President Obama’s health care reform package to constituents. In fiery town hall meetings, enraged citizens shouted down their elected representatives. It took a strong police presence and/or burly bodyguards to preserve a safe physical space between the politicians and irate townspeople.

The White House and the media have labeled protestors “conservative fringe elements,” or as players in staged events organized by Republican operatives that have been egged on by Fox news and right-wing radio show hosts.

In regard to this latest wave of outbursts, health industry interests opposed to any reform are also being blamed for inciting the public. But organized or spontaneous is not the issue. While most protestors exhibit little grasp of the complex 1000 page health care reform document (that nary a legislator has read either), their emotion is clearly real and un-staged.

Rightly or wrongly, the legislation is regarded as yet another straw on the already overloaded camel’s back. A series of gigantic, unpopular government-imposed (but taxpayer-financed) bailouts, buyouts, rescue and stimulus packages have been stuffed down the gullet of Americans. With no public platform to voice their opposition, options for citizens have been limited to fruitless petitions, e-mails and phone calls to Congress … all fielded by anonymous staff underlings.

Now, with Congress in recess and elected representatives less than a stone’s throw away, the public is exploding. The devil is not in the details of the heath care reform, the devil is the government mandating health care. Regardless of how the plan is pitched or what is being promised, to the public the legislation is yet another instance of big government taking another piece out of their lives and making them pay for it; again telling them what they can or cannot do.

Though in its early stages, the “Second American Revolution” is underway. Yet, what we forecast will become the most profound political trend of the century — the trend that will change the world — is still invisible to the same experts, authorities and pundits who didn’t see the financial crisis coming until the bottom fell out of the economy.

Trend Forecast: Conditions will continue to deteriorate. The global economy is terminally ill. The recession is in a brief remission, not the early stages of recovery. Cheap money, easy credit and unrestrained borrowing brought on an economic crisis that cannot be cured by monetary and fiscal policies that promote more cheap money, easy credit and unrestrained borrowing.

Nevertheless, Washington will continue to intervene, tax and exert control. Protests will escalate and riots will follow.

Fourth Shot of the “Second American Revolution”: While there are many wild cards that could light the fuse, The Trends Research Institute forecasts that if the threat of government-forced Swine Flu vaccinations is realized, it will be the fourth shot. Tens of millions will fight for their right to remain free and unvaccinated.


Editorial Note: The power of the Internet and new technologies is inexorably fermenting the “Second American Revolution.” However widespread and emotionally charged, had the tax rallies, tea parties and healthcare reform protests occurred in years past, they might have been covered by the local media, but might not have made national headline news and thus would have died stillborn.

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Now, with the ubiquitous camera-equipped cell phone, universal access to YouTube, and millions of twitters and tweets, the uprisings cannot be ignored, contained, managed, spun or edited down. The revolutionary fervor will prove contagious.

Can anything stop it?

Trend Forecast: Before the momentum of the “Second American Revolution” becomes unstoppable, it could be derailed through some false flag event designed to deceive the public, or a genuine event or crisis capable of rallying the entire nation behind the President. In a worst-case scenario, according to Trends Research Institute Director, Gerald Celente, “Given the pattern of governments to parlay egregious failures into mega-failures, the classic trend they follow, when all else fails, is to take their nation to war.”

A false flag attempt, a genuine crisis, or a declaration of war, may slow the momentum of the “Second American Revolution,” but nothing will stop it.

August 14, 2009

Gerald Celente is founder and director of The Trends Research Institute, author of Trends 2000 and Trend Tracking (Warner Books), and publisher of The Trends Journal. He has been forecasting trends since 1980, and recently called “The Collapse of ’09.”

A Second American Revolution?

http://brianholmes.wordpress.com/2011/02/15/a-second-american-revolution/

By Brian Holmes

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This is an answer to a startling post by Keith Hart, the anthropologist who invented the notion of the “informal economy.” Keith knew CLR James and helped to edit his book on “American Civilization.” Stimulated as we all are by the impressive events in Egypt, he puts some of James’ ideas in the present geopolitical context and writes about “a second American revolution.” Read Keith’s post here.

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Keith Hart wrote:

“After the watershed of the 1970s, we went through three decades of what came to be known as neoliberal globalization in which the power of big money to organize the world for its own benefit was unfettered. The end of the Cold War, the rise of China, India and Brazil as economic powers and the digital revolution in communications speeded up the formation of world society under American hegemony, even as these developments undermined it. This ended with the financial crisis of 2008 and we are now in the uncharted waters of the third period which might take in a full-scale depression, world war, a global democratic revolution, the end of life on earth, who knows?”

All that is so astonishing, daunting, frightful and fascinating about political life today is summed up in those two words: world society. It exists, it’s potentially accessible to everyone, it’s damnably complex, it has not eliminated nation-states or any other power formation and mostly it seems to follow inherent laws based on the blind interaction of separated spheres — corporations, militaries, government bureaucracies, financial markets etc. — whose cumulative effects appear increasingly predictable and decreasingly controllable by anybody. Nonetheless, there it is. A decade ago, some millions of us earthlings on scattered continents had a try at starting a global social movement. I’ve been hooked on world society ever since.

World society is in many ways a dialectical consequence of liberal empire. The latter refers to the military-backed free trade regime installed by the United States and its allies at the close of WWII, as a reaction against the break-up of the world economy into competing trade-and-currency blocs during the 1930s. To absorb the momentous productivity of its war-charged industrial output, the Council of Foreign Affairs claimed during the war that the USA needed a “Grand Area” comprising the entire Western Hemisphere, Western Europe, the former British Commonwealth and East Asia. To achieve this the postwar superpower had to organize the reconstruction of Germany and Japan and to rebuild their currencies which, along with the dollar and sterling, came to form the basis of a new global monetary system. A few states in Western Europe and East Asia became the key US allies, monetary backers and military-base hosts during the Cold War. Outside this partnership structure it would all be about exports, raw materials extraction, democratic promises and power politics as usual. Of course, Britain had run a similar free trade regime under the navy tricolor and the gold standard; and I totally agree with the parallels Keith Hart draws in this respect, and with the distinctions he makes between the two regimes. Drawing on democratic ideals and the use of those ideals to articulate a profoundly capitalist society at home, the US elites set up all kinds of egalitarian internationalist institutions after the war, institutions of which the British would never have dreamed. They then proceeded to flaunt them systematically in obedience to the bottom line of national interest, and against the wishes of much of the citizenry. It was national capitalism expanded to a world scale. However, by the 1960s US  investments in overseas industry and its willingness to import cheap manufactured goods had already externalized part of its power, and this transfer of capital  helped Western Europe and Japan grow into relatively sovereign spheres. Meanwhile the spread of media, technology and education, favored equally by the Soviet Union, set the conditions for the world revolution of 1968 and the tumultuous decade of the 1970s, when so-called Third World countries made a bid to start a New International Economic Order (NIEO).

Because of the blockages that capital formation had encountered within the US democracy itself, because of the emergence of a tripolar order (remember the Trilateral commision, founded in 1972 as an expansion of the Council on Foreign Relations) and because of the worldwide character of 68 and the self-asssertion of the Third World states, the neoliberal hegemony that beat down the NIEO, outspent the USSR, choked back the Japanese competition and eventually set the rules for a new integration of the world-system had to be transnational in its very essence. For the states that embraced it (initially the Trilateral countries, then increasingly, almost everyone) transnationalism meant the abandonment of quotas and tariff barriers, the loss of much capacity for censorship, the decline of territorial sovereignty and along with it, of many welfare systems, the rise of global oligopolies and the promotion of fractions of the former national middle classes to the new inglorious role of functionaries, free agents, advertisers and gadflies of the World Corporation. But all that also meant the kaleidoscopic multiplication of forms of partial sovereignty, some traditional and some entirely new. This was a dramatic change, something huge, unprecedented. Toni Negri and Michael Hardt called it Empire. It is exactly that, but there is no use blurring the immensities of its intricacies under some vague mythic narrative based on the Romans. Crucial forces within the fully transnational liberal-economic system are: global financial markets, continental blocs, regional and global criminal networks, nuclear proliferation, the new transnational relevance of ancient religions, the rise of the VLCs (Very Large Countries: China, India, Russia, Brazil), the Internet, world-wide social movements including terrorist ones, and last but not least, the persistence of the old, lumbering, super-weaponized, highly educated, obsessively consumerist, compulsively interventionist, media-mesmerized globosaurus known as the USA, whose rearguard holding actions and failed containment strategies dominated world headlines until the crash of 2008.

Keith draws the idea (hope? fantasy? urgent necessity?) of a second American revolution from the Trinidadian cricketer and communist internationalist CLR James, whose work on American Civilization he edited and whom he knew well, so if you get the chance let him regale you with stories. By developing a concept of empire based on the analogy with Britain, Keith gives a unique interpretation of what just happened (and is still happening) in Egypt: he starts extending the hoped-for 2nd American revolution to those Middle Eastern regions which have been under direct American imperial control. This kind of “control” means boots on the ground, bombs from the air and streams of finance that dwarf the imagination, but can be cashed in for just one thing: American guns to be used by local troops to keep American gas-pumps flowing. How could such places be the site of a second American revolution? The paradox to which Keith points, if I can reformulate it in his spirit, is that GW Bush claimed to be invading Iraq in order to create the conditions for a flourishing middle class all over the Arab world; while the Egyptians, by deposing an American-backed dictator, are actually doing that. This interpretation puts the accent on the liberal-democratic character of the movements and their economic aspirations. KH: “The first American revolution provides the rhetoric and even the substance of the second.” Now, there is something to that, because the American hegemony in its transnationalist phase has permeated the entire world-system down to the level of individual subjectivities, and the Holy Triny of Google, Facebook, Twitter is just the symbol, or the metonym, of that vast transfer of subjective capital. Yet I wouldn’t go too far in that direction, because after all, Hardt and Negri’s big mistake was to conflate the atemporal concept of constituent power with the historical form of American constitutionalism (which they moreover conceived as having a network-like character). I guess the political and social formations on the ground are more subtle, less technological and more philosophically and ideologically complex than abstractions like liberalism or constitutionalism would lead you to believe. Maybe the most important thing the US state has done to facilitate this revolution has been to get itself involved in two damaging quagmires which not only interdict further involvements or outlays of (other people’s) money, but which have also destroyed the idea that an imported solution of ready-made American capitalist democracy is worth waiting around for, while your American-backed dictator claims legitimacy by his opposition to an increasingly unlikely terrorist-islamist coup. Let’s admit that’s a pretty slim contribution.

Here’s how I understand it, very partially. The urban movement in Egypt over the last three weeks has been intergenerational, interfaith and interclass, something you can see in the photos and on which there is much direct commentary from the participants. That kind of thing can completely change who you are and may become. The movement in the cities has been joined by great factory strikes, close to a general strike in the industrial sector, still ongoing. I am unaware what’s happening in the countryside (let’s hear from those of you who know). The Cairoti and Alexandrian middle classes who are said to have “led” the movement appear very much aware that almost half their fellow citizens live in deep poverty, and they must surely have seen that Western corporations mainly want to extract their money and resources in whatever way possible; while the European humanist promise of co-development and shared civilizations remains hollow, fallacious and increasingly takes on the features of a border guard with a gun. The burning question of the Middle East, a regional question, is how to distribute the oil money in such a way that the productive ambitions of the middle classes can translate into constructive programs that begin to alleviate the poverty and subservience of all those left excluded from the US-backed regimes — not through aid programs but through rural development, useful industry, education and other attributes of true popular sovereignty which cannot be beamed in over the Internet or purchased with an oil-price windfall. Al Jazeera has just posted an article by Lamis Andoni that says this: “Events in Egypt and Tunisia have revealed that Arab unity against internal repression is stronger than that against a foreign threat… Unlike the pan-Arabism of the past, the new movement represents an intrinsic belief that it is freedom from fear and human dignity that enables people to build better societies and to create a future of hope and prosperity” (http://tinyurl.com/panarabism-now).

I can’t read into the hearts and minds of anyone, but it seems to me that there, in a new and far more pragmatic version of Arab unity, lies at least part of the hope of the Egyptian activists in the January 25 movement, and also of people like the Al Jazeera journalists who have just carried out the most impressive venture in independent journalism I have witnessed in my lifetime. What could now be invented in the Middle East is a way to have fruitful cross-border discussion and set up regional dynamics of socially managed economic growth, as Latin Americans have been doing with some success over this decade. All this points to the need for a singularizing process leading outside the normative binaries of liberal empire (financialization/underdevelopment, democracy/terrorism). And so the global media pundits are too quick to proclaim the “victory” of a revolution that has only started. In recent days Al Jazeera has published multiple testimonies from Eastern Europeans and Iranians explaining that the difficult part comes after the revolution; and to think our Egyptian friends are not aware of these historical precedents and not deeply preoccupied with finding the true organic bases and dynamics of a long transition toward an egalitarian society would be to deny them the intelligence that they have shown over these past weeks – and months, and years, before we could even see it. I reckon Keith agrees with all this and probably has a good deal to add concerning the human economy of a transition to substantial democracy.

But finally, the question of the second revolution in the belly of the beast is the one that I find most compelling. At the end of the Bush regime, I came back to America from a long exile because I knew something was going to happen. Voila, Act I immediately came in all its welcome tawdry glory with the popping of the housing bubble and the intense corruption it revealed in the motherland of liberal empire. The Arab Spring could be Act II, let’s hope, let’s support the process in whatever small way, let’s ask real questions about the changes this requires in the current version of neoliberal globalization. But what’s gonna be Act III? When are we gonna produce something of our own will, and not a catastrophe or a gift that falls down out of the heavens? CLR James talked about the absorption of American intellectuals into the bureaucracy (truly, the fate of most professors and cultural producers), into the labyrinths of self-fulfillment (psycho-analysis in his time, 31 flavors of social-media in our day). I would add two other things. First, outright corruption for large numbers of artists and thinkers simply bought off by their privileges. And then, for many critical disbelievers, the dark black self-protective cynicism that comes from the detailed knowledge of oppressive state and corporate machinery. How to overcome all that? Where would this second revolution come from?

You have to look far and wide to find Americans who have even heard of James, or Raya Dunayevskaya, or the Johnson-Forest tendency which developed a concept of world revolution in the mid-twentieth century (http://tinyurl.com/world-revolution). But you can go to Detroit and listen to a 94-year-old woman in a wheelchair who has far more vitality than any of the airbrushed zombies nervously adjusting their suits in the faculty clubs. An entire generation of young and not-so-young American activists made the journey to Detroit last summer on the occasion of the US Social Forum. The woman they heard speak is Grace Lee Boggs, she’s a Chinese-American and she worked with CLR James and Raya Dunayevskaya before deciding she had to go deeper into the black community struggles of the late 50s-early 60s. Grace Lee Boggs is a quintesential expression of the proliferating black-brown-yellow-red-white grassroots reality of dissent and alternative organizing in the United States, which the crisis has pushed into a higher gear. After the awesome 1967 Detroit rebellion and the cascade of government programs that followed, Grace Lee and her husband the radical black unionist Jimmy Boggs decided that the Black Power movement had now beeen coopted and reduced to just another interest group, so they started NOAR, the National Organization for an American Revolution. They produced no revolution, but some of the deepest homegrown reflection that we have on such things. Grace is all about revolution-evolution. She stresses the histories of struggling communities, the relation between the base and the leadership, the existential character of participation in a movement, the unfinished and provisional nature of all theory – things which you could use as a guide in perceiving what the Egyptian movement is, and even more, what the American movements are and could become. You listen to this woman and you want to build something now, with no fear and no foot on the brakes and no limits on the intelligence, except for that practical demand to walk the walk and make it real. But what does that mean, concretely, for us in the near future?

I guess there will be no American revolution without a deeper crisis, but I also guess it will come. The geopolitical transformations, the resource crunch, the climate chaos, the monetary instability driven by unreformed financial markets, the narco chaos in Mexico due to decades of bad neoliberal policies on both sides of the border, the chasms of inequality, the racism and fascism all that gives rise to inside our country, all that is part, not of the expansion of America into empire, but of the implosion of empire into America. That’s how we are now going to experience world society. In the face of that we need to reconstruct critical thought as practice. In my opinion, the grassroots movements of which I am a part are too naive about the complexity of the imperial implosion. We don’t realize how closely everything that is happening to us is connected to everything that the corporate elites and the military are doing out in the world, and we don’t have enough ways — some, but not enough — of connecting with people who are also trying to break out of liberal empire. I think that as intellectuals we need to give street cred to an analysis of global capital and its possible alternatives. And in the same movement, we have to convince parts of the former middle classes (starting with ourselves) to start thinking and living differently. There is much to build on as the public university collapses and a national network of autonomist activist-intellectuals begins to look like a vitally interesting place to invest one’s life energies. How to proliferate the models of grassroots theory & practice, how to push real political discussions into the public sphere without reducing them to the existing alternatives (repubdem), how to overcome the media drumbeat of the war machine that drowns out everything else in this country, except maybe the big sporting events and consumer fests that are another side of the same coin?

The questions are complex, to answer them needs real study and precise information of the kind that is usually found in universities. But remembers James’ critiques. You can’t play on the house’s table and expect them not to win. Intellectuals and cultural producers are mostly trapped within the corruption of the existing institutions. Even at home, the second American revolution has to come at the price of some kind of exit from liberal empire. I call on those who conceive themselves as intellectuals to do this, at all levels of activity, as many have already done since the turn of the millennium. Let’s show our colors and find out what they are and how to wear them. Let’s get together and do some serious intellectual projects. Serious means the idea is not just to analyze but to change something.

Grace Lee Boggs says: “I think too many radicals use events to demonstrate the validity of their ideas, rather than as challenges to further our thinking” (http://tinyurl.com/grace-revolution). Thanks, Keith, for taking the events in Egypt as a reason to open up the question of the second American revolution.
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Will Washington’s Failures Lead To Second American Revolution?

By ERNEST S. CHRISTIAN AND GARY A ROBBINS Posted 07/30/2010 06:30 PM ET

The Internet is a large-scale version of the “Committees of Correspondence” that led to the first American Revolution — and with Washington’s failings now so obvious and awful, it may lead to another. People are asking, “Is the government doing us more harm than good? Should we change what it does and the way it does it?” Pruning the power of government begins with the imperial presidency. …

What Happens When a Nation goes 365Black

What Happens When a Nation goes 365Black: One Million People Apply for 50,000 Jobs at McDonald’s

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The United States of America has officially adopted the marketing strategy of McDonald’s. We are a 365Black nation.

A cut scene from “Red Dawn” at a McDonald’s

We are a nation that worries about the effect shutting down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac might have on the 50 percent of its employees who are minority (what about the 50 percent who aren’t?). We are a nation that worries about shutting down government services because Black people receive a disproportionate share of them. 

We are a nation that worries about shutting down government agencies, because Black people are disproportionately employed there (the private sector is finding it increasingly difficult to employ Black people):

Opening up the housing market evolved from anti-discrimination laws to the right to government-supplied decent housing, and if that option was unobtainable, government would subsidize private housing or mandate (and guarantee) below-market home mortgages.  Laws banning racial discrimination in employment were similarly supplanted by government jobs to soak up black unemployment (blacks now comprise one out of every five non-postal federal employees).  Head Start replaced the local babysitter and mandated integration became oversize bureaucracies to assure equal outcomes.  In cities with sizable black populations, e.g., Detroit or Newark, municipal jobs became life-savers.  Washington has also repeatedly extended unemployment benefits, a benefit that disproportionately helps blacks given their higher levels of joblessness. In a nutshell, for many African Americans “civil rights” has come to mean government generosity, a generosity increasingly financed by borrowing. 

McDonald’s coined the term 365Black as part of a new marketing strategy in a bid to appeal to 13 percent of population that is Black. Bragging that 20 percent of their workforce is Black (50 percent is minority or women), McDonald’s represents the goals of what a Black-Run America (BRA) nation would look like. Here is a PDF Fact Sheet of McDonald’s commitment to achieving 365Black in owner/operator, employees, and agenda.

Judging by the demographic of the public workforce, the government mirrors McDonald’s commitment to 365Black.

Named Fortune’s Best Company for Minorities in 2003 and 2004, McDonald’s was once a great first job for high school students trying to learn about responsibility, saving, professionalism, and time management (study to enter college, while working). Now McDonald’s jobs are for those Black people that don’t graduate high school or value any of the aforementioned qualities such a fast food first-job should instill.

Did they apply for a job at McDonald’s?

Instead, McDonald’s is a career for these largely unemployable Black people (hey, the government can’t shoulder all the work in employing Black people). We have asked before why Black people think the future is going to better, when the majority of Black people aren’t qualified to be greeter at Wal-Mart.

You recall last week the violence that occurred at the Cleveland McDonald’s, where a Black person ran over three Black people trying to fill out a job application. Well, Tyler Durden of ZeroHedge.com reports that more than 1 million applications were submitted for the 50,000 part-time jobs McDonald was offering nationwide:

This is what the US economy has been reduced to: McDonalds reports that as part of its employment event to hire 50,000 minimum wage, part-time (mostly) workers, subsequently raised to 62,000 it received a whopping 1 million applications, or a Tim Geithner jealousy inducing 6.2% hit rate (h/t X. Kurt. OSis). Alas, the US economy is now so pathetic that the bulk of the population will settle for anything. Literally anything. And the saddest part: over 938,000 applicants were turned away. Here’s hoping to Burger King needs a few million janitors in the immediate future too. And yes, aside from reality, things in America are really recovering quite nicely.
From Bloomberg:

McDonald’s and its franchisees hired 62,000 people in the U.S. after receiving more than one million applications, the Oak Brook, Illinois-based company said today in an e-mailed statement. Previously, it said it planned to hire 50,000.

The April 19 national hiring day was the company’s first, said Danya Proud, a McDonald’s spokeswoman. She declined to disclose how many of the jobs were full- versus part-time. McDonald’s employed 400,000 workers worldwide at company-owned stores at the end of 2010, according to a company filing.

Earlier this month, McDonald’s said sales at stores open at least 13 months climbed 2.9 percent in the U.S. after it attracted more diners with items such as beverages and the Chipotle BBQ Bacon Angus burger. The fast-food chain has about 14,000 stores in the U.S. and more than 18,000 abroad. About 80 percent of all McDonald’s stores are franchised.

Knowing McDonald’s commitment to diversity and Black hiring (just consult this PDF), do we even need to guess what percentage of the 62,000 new hires are Black? How about what percentage of the 1 million applicants were Black?

The United States of America is done unless people in positions of power admit the massive problem we have in our midst. Knowing that no such people exist and knowing that attaining positions of power in America means a total commitment to Black-Run America (BRA), it’s time to point out the obvious that can be discerned from this story of 1 million people applying for work at McDonald’s:

Protect yourself and your family over the summer of 2011. 

Rising gas prices means people with fixed incomes (think those 18 percent of Americans who subsist on government entitlements) will have less money to pay for food. Wal-Mart is already saying consumers are running out of money and they have stated inflation is coming.

Consult Web sites like Thugreport.com to keep track of actual crime in your city and notice trends. The media will not report them; you must seek out the truth.

We are approaching our two-year anniversary of being online here at Stuff Black People Don’t Like. Going from a blog that was an obvious – an inferior – spoof of Stuff White People Like, we’ve built up a loyal following, published a book and are preparing to publish yet another book that coincides with the release of Thor.

If you enjoy this Web site, we ask that you do two things: post links to us at other Web sites and in forums and send our site to your friends via Twitter, FaceBook and E-mail. It’s too late wake up most people for what is coming.

When you read stories of the Black middle-class fleeing large, majority Black urban areas (like Detroit, Atlanta, Birmingham,and Philadelphia) everything you need to know about the Black Undertow is available in their actions.

Over the next week, this Web site will sporadically post old stories from the past two years (maybe a few new ones). We have to finish Hollywood in Blackface, a book that is near and dear to our hearts. Film and television have been one of the primary mechanism for manufacturing false images of Black people to the American consumer, and in this book you’ll learn exactly when that moment started.

So, if you enjoy the site, post links to us everywhere on the Internet. Send an E-mail with our stories to your favorite pundit (or least favorite). Hey, you can even buy SBPDL Year on Amazon and write a customer review. It’s available on Kindle now too.

We’ve developed a brand at SBPDL. Some might like it; some might hate us.

Just know that Black-Run America is collapsing all around us, and that an opportunist like Donald Trump has shown that courage is the only ally needed in bringing it down.

The United States has become a 365Black. Like McDonald’s, this is unhealthy. As Morgan Spurlock showed in Supersize Me, going 365Black is incredibly bad for ones health.

Let this be a metaphor for what going 365Black means for a nation.

The Philadelphia Experiment: The Streets of Philly Forever Changed

Liberty isn’t cracked; the future of Philly is

(Sorry this one is so long… the more we researched Philadelphia, the more needed to be added)

When the population that built and sustained a city is replaced with a different population group – harboring opposing cultural values and norms, plus ability – it’s obvious that that city is in for a rude-awakening.

At a time when DeWayne Wickham writes a column in USA Today chastising Mein Obama for failing to address the Black unemployable rate, news of Philadelphia’s transformation from majority white to a plurality of Black people has been reported.

Did we say unemployable? We meant unemployment. Sorry about that. The Huffington Post reports that the Black unemployable… unemployment, Black unemployment rate is reaching Depression-era levels in some cities.

Discrimination in Black-Run America is only aimed at white people (that’s what diversity really means, replacing white workers with non-white workers), so relying on the trusty old excuse of racism isn’t going to cut it. Not when the EEOC and the Department of (in) Justice are prepared to sue on the behalf of minority employees.

Our hero, Richard Lapchick, just published a report entitled The 2010-11 Associated Press Sports Editors Racial and Gender Report Card, which laments the lack of People of Color (PoC) in sports newsrooms across the country. The key element to understanding “diversity” is contained in the first quote from Lapchick below:
“The worst news was perhaps that the percentage of sports editors who were women or people of color fell 2.3 percentage points from 11.7 percent in 2008 to 9.42 percent in 2010. White males in particular increased by 3.0 percentage points for sports editors.
“But there was good news with gains for women and people of color in the categories of assistant sports editors, columnists and reporters. For columnists, the percentage of women or people of color jumped 5.7 percentage points (from 17.5 percent to 23.2 percent). The increase for assistant sports editors was 2.8 percentage points (from 19.3 percent to 22.1 percent), and for reporters, it was 2.4 percentage points (from 20.8 percent to 23.2 percent).”
That kind of honesty from Lapchick about what “diversity” really means isn’t found at Diversityinc.com. It’s only good news for “diversity” when white people are replaced with PoC. Judging by the state of Detroit and Birmingham, two cities that were once majority white but now are 90 percent Black, replacing white people with Black people and “diversity” wasn’t cause for celebration. Now Philadelphia, a city that once was overwhelmingly white, now has a plurality of Black people:

African descendants have called Philadelphia home for centuries, with the first U.S. Census, in 1790, listing 2,099 “free” blacks and 373 slaves.

Today, the city’s black population is 644,287, according to the latest census, and for the first time it clearly outnumbers all other racial or ethnic groups. (See graphic.)
This evolution happened even though the number of African Americans in the city, excluding Hispanics, declined about 1,800 over the last decade and their share of the population remained about the same.

Key to the new black plurality: the continued steep decline in the city’s white population. In 2000, each group accounted for about 42 percent of city residents, but the white share is now 37 percent, after a loss of 82,000 people.

Meanwhile, an influx of Hispanics, Asians, and other groups – now 21 percent of the city’s 1.5 million people – boosted Philadelphia’s total for the first time in 50 years.
The black plurality coincides with another trend: More and more middle- and working-class African Americans are leaving the city for suburbia. Since 2000, the black population of the city’s Pennsylvania suburbs jumped 26 percent – by 47,000.
“You need to look at it not only from a racial-ethnic point of view, but also the distribution of incomes,” said Mark Mather, senior demographer with the Population Reference Bureau, a nonprofit in Washington that interprets census data.

Are relatively “higher-income blacks moving away from the city, leaving behind a poorer population without a lot of prospects?” he asked. “That wouldn’t bode well.”
Jacquelynn Puriefoy-Brinkley, a former president of Yeadon Borough Council, is a retiree in her 70s. She recalled moving to Yeadon with her parents in 1947, along with other “mostly upper-middle-class” black residents who lived in an enclave on one side of town.

Puriefoy-Brinkley’s father owned several businesses and was a salesman for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals.

In the late 1940s and early 1950s, Yeadon was about 10 percent black, she said. Over time, a larger cross section of African Americans from the city moved in.

Today Yeadon is 88 percent black. NAACP membership forms are available at the circulation desk of the public library. A shopping strip includes the Mohammad Ali Variety Store across the street from the Harlem Cafe.

Going from virtually all white to virtually all black is certainly no triumph of coexistence, Puriefoy-Brinkley acknowledged, but she feels the pattern of movement has been basically positive.

“Maybe the upside,” she said, “is that people who didn’t have opportunities to live in decent housing or walkable communities have those opportunities now.”

With whites abandoning the city, the school system has become a violent reminder of what an all-Black city looks like. The children of the new Philadelphia will start getting condoms at the age of 11, after a study came out reporting that 25 percent of students were sexually active. Larry Auster reported that The Philadelphia Inquirer was running a story on the horrific conditions of schools in the city, where Black grade school students were engaging behavior similar to that found in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Nothing is shocking anymore:

At Southwark Elementary, a K-8 school in South Philadelphia in October 2010, a 10-year-old boy “body slammed” into his teacher with such force that she suffered a concussion as she fell to the ground.

In June 2009, a Douglass Elementary student issued a startling warning to a second grader at the K-8 school in North Philadelphia whom she was choking: “I know where you live, and I will burn your house down.”

In April 2008, in a third-grade classroom at Taylor Elementary, a K-5 school in Hunting Park, one child held a knife against a classmate’s throat and threatened to cut off his head if he snitched.

At the K-8 Morris Elementary in North Philadelphia in February 2008, an angry 9-year-old punched his pregnant teacher in the stomach.

In December 2007, on the playground at Richmond Elementary, a K-5 school in Port Richmond, a 10-year-old girl’s classmate forced her head down to his groin.

During the 2009-10 school year, an Inquirer analysis shows, eight of the top 10 highest rates for morals crimes in the district were recorded in elementary schools.

More than half of the 177 elementary schools – including K-8 buildings and other early learning schools – reported a morals crime in 2009-10. Ninety percent have dealt with at least one sex crime in the last five years.

The school system is also overwhelmed with young students living amid poverty, violence, and disorder, some of them largely unparented.

Often, the district has failed to heed the warning signs of violence in its youngsters and figure out a systemic plan to address the problem, with dire consequences.

“By the time they get to middle school and high school, [violence] metastasizes like cancer,” said Charles A. Williams 3d, director of the Center for Prevention of School-Aged Violence at Drexel University.

That 72 percent of Black kids in the United States are raised by a single parent (don’t forget the invisible parent, the American taxpayer) shows why the problems found in Philadelphia are widespread (here’s a breakdown of single-parent households for states by race).
Escape from Philadelphia?

This article from 1996 had hope that the Black crime rate would drop in Philadelphia. 15 years later, we know such hopes were misplaced.  Back in 2007, Black people marched together in “The City of Brotherly Love” hoping to end Black-on-Black crime. USA Today reported:

Thousands of black men turned out Sunday to support a volunteer effort aimed at reducing violence in this crime-plagued city, lining up for several blocks to register.
Volunteers who join street patrols as part of the “Call to Action: 10,000 Men, It’s a New Day” campaign will not carry weapons or make arrests but will instead be trained in conflict resolution, organizers said.
“Nobody else is going to magically come into this community and get it done,” said real estate developer Abdur-Rahim Islam, a lead organizer.
Mayor John F. Street, music producer Kenny Gamble and other black community activists joined Police Chief Sylvester Johnson at Temple University for the kickoff rally.
Acknowledging that police alone can’t quell a run of violence, Johnson called for 10,000 volunteers last month to help make the streets safer. Philadelphia endures a reputation as one of America’s deadliest cities, with about a slaying a day and many more non-fatal shootings.
The nation’s sixth-largest city has nearly 1.5 million residents, 44% of them black. It has notched more than 320 homicides this year. More than 80% of the slayings involve handguns, and most involve young black males.
“These (volunteers) can prevent people from being arrested. They can go out there and do things for kids to prevent them from getting in trouble with the criminal justice system,” Johnson said.
Non-blacks were also welcome, but organizers stressed the need for the black community to solve its own problems. Most of the victims of gun violence in the city are black.
This attempt at marching failed too.
The Christian Science Monitor reported that same year:

Nationally, the murder rate for African-Americans is more than three times the average: 19 black murder victims per 100,000 people versus five for the general population.

In Pennsylvania, the disparity for black homicide is even more pronounced: 30 per 100,000, or six times the national average, according to a study released last month by the Violence Policy Center (VPC), a gun-control research group in Washington.
Those numbers are “disproportionate, disturbing, and undeniable,” says the VPC report, which analyzed crime data from 2004 in its study. Moreover, almost 80 percent of black murder victims in the US were shot and killed with guns, the study found.
Philadelphia follows the pattern. The vast majority of black murders in the city – 3 in 4 – are from gunfire, according to police.

Overall, murders have been on the rise – 406 last year. Of those, 317 were gun-related, compared with 233 four years ago. And it’s the city’s black residents and neighborhoods that feel the effects most acutely.

The so-called Black middle-class has fled Detroit and Birmingham, just as they flee Philadelphia. It doesn’t matter, as the Black Undertow will follow them as they settle in Whitopia’s. What they leave behind our empty skyscrapers, boarded up buildings, and unsafe streets, the former monuments to a long-gone people, the latter reasons for their departure.
Why Philadelphia’s Black population hasn’t demanded (like Pittsburgh Black population) that the news stop reporting Black crime is beyond us.
That the violent crime is monopolized by Black people in Philadelphia (and Detroit and Birmingham) is a sign of what any city that becomes majority Black can look forward to entertaining:

There are many Black men in and out of prison that, according to some experts, three generations of related men are sharing the same cell in some cases.

Recently a coalition of African-American men — professionals, community leaders, city officials, clergymen and others — announced the formation of a 10-year plan to address some of the problems facing Black men, especially those related to crime.
Bilal Qayyum, president of the Father’s Day Rally, said that The Agenda would focus on education, economic development and health and criminal justice issues.

“We have 2,400 Black murders between 2000 and 2009. Out of that number, 2,458 are Black males so you get a sense of the size of the problem,” he said. “We have a 48 percent high school drop out rate and 48 percent of Black males are jobless — that is they’re not just unemployed but they’re not even looking for work, not even being counted.”

Another aspect that creates a continuing crisis for Black males is the growing number of high school dropouts — as much as 48 percent don’t graduate.

“Let me give you a snap shot of where we are,” said Mayor Michael Nutter. “In 2010, in the six-year cohort, 54 percent of African-American males graduated from high school. Of the 2010 homicides, 86.9 percent were African-American males. African-American males were 65.5 percent of the admissions into the Philadelphia Prison System in 2010. These statistics demonstrate there is a real crisis among Black males.

If you don’t have an education, if you drop out, you’re already a step behind everyone else. If you drop out from high school your options are already limited and if you’re a Black male and turn to a life of crime, life is already against you.”

Bowen said that for Black males under the gun there is a deep sense of hopelessness and that for anyone in that condition sees life from the perspective of survival by any mean necessary.

Philadelphia, Birmingham, Detroit, and a whole host of other major cities are metropolitan areas that will experience massive riots over the summer of 2011. We’re convinced they start in Atlanta.
USA Today’s Wickham shows that some Black leaders realize Mein Obama has failed to provide a national jobs program for Black people, comparable to a New Deal-style organization. Wickham fails to admit that a disproportionate amount of tax revenue goes to support Black people already, but that’s alright, we’ll forgive for the faux pas.

But what the entire ruling Disingenuous White Liberal (DWL) class, who lord over Black-Run America, has failed to do is admit what “diversity” really means – thanks Mr. Lapchick for providing that service! – and why any law-abiding citizen of this nation should be excited that yet another major US city is now a no-go area.

The streets of Philadelphia aren’t safe for one reason, and we have a feeling Rocky could never be made there today.

Where Have you Gone Thug Report? A Nation Turns its Lonely Eyes to You

Let’s hope it comes back…

If Thugreport.com is gone for good – hacked or taken down – let us remember the site for what it was: an aggregate of criminality from around this decaying nation, a forum where the flotsam and jettison of humanity – denied their rightfully place in newspapers due to an Associated Press (AP) editorial policy of not discussing the race of criminals – had their moment of notoriety.

Unlike a Whitewatch, a site dedicated to locating one strange story every few days from around the globe that delineated a mentally handicapped white person engaging in behavior that would be grounds for execution in a normal society, Thugreport.com was updated hourly with tales of Black crime so macabre you’d think they were made up.

What’s more, Thug Report wasn’t a site dedicated to exposing Black crime: white, Hispanic, and Asian criminals were ventured, but they were overwhelmed by the propensity of criminals to have a Black face.

If the site was hacked, then know that the effort you put into Thugreport.com was worth it; that showcasing the true face of crime (not the Law and Order brand) was an honorable hobby, valuable, and sorely needed.

Gannett-owned newspapers (think USA Today) and the Associated Press have a vested interest in suppressing pictures of criminals, because dark patterns would emerge – in any city – that showed primarily Black faces.

These organizations are complicit in a conspiracy of plausible deniability; they report the crime, but they fail to mention important information of the suspect (such as race) and each death – be it Black, Hispanic, white or Asian – is on their hands.

It gets depressing seeing stories of Black crime under-reported, and ultimately forgotten, only to see stories of purported white misbehavior become fodder for the 24-hours news cycle, text books, and Disingenuous White Liberal (DWL) newspaper columns.

If the site wasn’t hacked, we imagine that Thugreport.com’s valiant owner found the endless parade of Black criminality he encountered on a daily basis to be a depressing reminder that no one event – however galling and shocking – will have the capacity to convince the general public of the horrors of the Black Undertow.

We tire of seeing the procession of Black criminality as well. But denying it’s not there while drowning oneself in shots of American Idol and Dancing with the Star followed by a chaser of Real Housewives of Detroit (mind you, that would be an awesome idea for a show) is what most Americans do.

Though it’s ugly (this story of three Blacks beaten up a delivery guy, or this story of a Black guy punching an autistic person for no reason, violence at African American Family Day at The National Zoo or this street execution), it’s necessary, vital even to never stop.

So let’s hope Thugreport.com makes a comeback, as a nation turns its lonely eyes to you for the true face of crime that many local news stations and dying newspapers conspire to conceal from the public.

We’re reminded of the scene in 2010’s underrated Robin Hood film. Before the movie started, this appeared on the screen:

“In times of tyranny and injustice, when law oppresses the people, the outlaw takes his place in history.”

That is what Thugreport represented, an outlaw Web site. Every Web site that espouses views anathema to the ruling ideology of Black Run America (BRA) falls into that category. This is a time of tyranny and injustice, and the law does oppress the people.

And we aren’t talking about “the Blacks.”

France and Italy prepare to slam the border shut.

France and Italy prepare to slam the border shut.

Europe has reached its boiling point. Massive third world immigration has overwhelmed southern and western Europe with crime, welfare dependency, constant race riots, Islamic terrorism, and the rapid deterioration of large metropolitan areas.

France and Italy are preparing to defy EU mandates and slam their borders shut.

France has been defying EU rules already by diverting illegal aliens to Italy. Then Italy retaliated by “legally” putting Tunisians on trains for France. The French blocked the trains again with riot police, even though Italy had the right to do so under EU immigration rules, since the illegal aliens had been given temporary visas.

France now says they will openly suspend the EU’s open border policy and block all illegal aliens. Italy is suspected to follow suit.

The EU’s open border policy, known as the Schengen Agreement, is intended to allow EU citizens to move from country to country. However it makes it incredibly easy for illegal aliens to flood Europe.

Finnish right-wing surges in election.

Finnish right-wing surges in election.

Europe’s march to the right comes to Finland!

The True Finns party which opposes immigration, same-sex marriage, and EU bailouts gained 19% of the vote. This is up from the 4% they received last time. The Finnish National Coalition received 20.4%, and the Socialists received 19.1%.

This means that the True Finns were just 1.4 points away from the largest party. All together, right of center parties got 47.7% and left-wing parties got 34.4%, with the centrist party receiving 15.8%.

Every single party lost ground except for the True Finns.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9gPsi4LU7s&feature=player_embedded

Black People- Listen and Learn

Manning on a roll!

Why Black People Make Good Slaves

The Chinese and the Irrational

The Chinese and the Irrational

By Fjordman

James Evans in The History and Practice of Ancient Astronomy has written an extremely thorough account of astronomy during historical times in the Middle East and Europe, up to and including Kepler just prior to the telescope. In his view, “The remarkable accuracy of the Babylonian observers is a silly fiction that one still frequently encounters in popular writing about early astronomy.” The important thing is that there was a tradition of making observations, recording them carefully and a social mechanism for preserving the records.

The gods were believed to speak through objects and events in the natural world, including animal entrails, dreams and celestial phenomena. Omens were important for every level of Mesopotamian society, yet astronomical observations did not become the major focus of divination until after 1500 BC. Mesopotamian bureaucrats and astronomers/astrologers gradually amassed detailed information about the movement of the planets after 800 BC.

By the fifth century BC, Babylonian celestial divination had expanded to embrace horoscopic astrology, which used planetary positions at the moment of the date of birth to predict individual fortunes. As explained by science historian James Evans, “While horoscopic astrology was certainly of Babylonian origin (as, indeed, the Greek and Roman writers always claimed), it was elaborated into a complex system by the Greeks. Thus, the familiar and fantastically complicated system of horoscopic astrology with dozens of conflicting rules does not descend from remote antiquity. Rather it is a product of Hellenistic and Roman times.”

An Egyptian astronomical interest can be detected in the alignment of their temples and pyramids, but rarely on the level of sophistication seen in Mesopotamia. The ceilings of royal tombs from the Middle Kingdom on, for instance in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, contain drawings that could be described as simple celestial maps, yet with the partial exception of their solar calendar it does not seem to have occurred to them to seek for any deeper explanation of what they observed. The Egyptians “seem to have produced no systematic records of planetary movements, eclipses, or other phenomena of a plainly irregular sort.”

To the ancient Greeks, the planets were “wandering stars.” Our word planet comes from a Greek verb meaning to wander. The modern names for the five naked-eye planets are the names of Roman divinities which were more or less equivalent to a number of Greek gods. Most people today probably know this. What many of them don’t know is that some of the Greek names themselves may have been derived from Babylonian divinities in Mesopotamia.

Mars was often associated with war because of its reddish color, which can be spotted through naked-eye observations; the ancient Egyptians called it the Red One. However, there are other parallels that are unlikely to be accidental. In ancient Mesopotamia, Ishtar was the Babylonian and Assyrian counterpart of Inanna, the moody Sumerian goddess of love and fertility, identified with the planet Venus. To the Romans, Venus was the goddess of love and fertility, their equivalent of the Greek goddess Aphrodite, who was also a symbol of love and fertility.

In the eyes of Walter Burkert, a few similarities between the Epic of Gilgamesh and Homeric poetry can no longer be ignored. He is nevertheless careful to point out that natural and political philosophy in the true sense was a Greek invention as much as was deductive proof in mathematics. As Ibn Warraq puts it, “what emerges is something entirely distinctive: what we call Greek civilization. The very strength of this civilization lay in its ability to learn from and improve upon the ideas, art, and literature of the Near East, Persia, India, and Egypt.”

The website of the American Institute of Physics states that despite their observations, the explanations that the Babylonian, Mayan and early Chinese sky-watchers devised for planetary movements “were no more than colorful myths. Scientific cosmology – the search for a picture of the universe that would make sense with no mention of divine beings – began with the Greeks. They sought to look beyond the patterns of numbers to something fundamental…. Aristotle taught that rotating spheres carried the Moon, Sun, planets, and stars around a stationary Earth. The Earth was unique because of its central position and its material composition. All generation and corruption occurred in the ‘sublunar’ region, below the Moon and above the Earth. This region was composed of the four elements: earth, water, air, and fire. Beyond the Moon was the unchanging and perfect celestial region. It was composed of a mysterious fifth element. Greek philosophers estimated the distance to the Moon, and even tried to calculate the size of the entire universe. They believed it was finite.”

The goals and methods of Babylonian astronomy were very different from those of the Greeks. In particular, the Babylonians seem to have had little interest in the actual motions of the celestial bodies as long as they could predict eclipses. Later Greek astronomers were well aware of these fundamental differences in the approach. “For example, Theon of Smyrna says that the Babylonian astronomers, using arithmetical methods, succeeded in confirming the observed facts and in predicting future phenomena, but that, nevertheless, their methods were imperfect, for they were not based on a sufficient understanding of nature, and one must also examine these matters physically.” They did not base their astronomy on an elaborate philosophy of nature. There was no Babylonian, Egyptian or Indian equivalent of Aristotle.

The Maya in Mesoamerica devoted much attention to divination and amassed detailed studies of the movements of the Sun, Moon and planets over long periods of time. The Inca elites in pre-Columbian South America, too, elaborated special forms of divination. The Chinese had their own ideas about the stars and divination from an early date, but may have absorbed additional ideas from Babylonian astrology by way of India during the Han Dynasty.

The Chinese lunisolar calendar with its twelve Zodiac signs (the rat, ox, tiger etc.) is used for marking holidays such as the Chinese New Year. The first known divinations there are found on inscribed oracle bones and turtle shells in the city of Anyang in northeastern China from 1200 BC or slightly before and “concern military expeditions, the construction of towns, illnesses, journeys, births – of significance to the King or (what comes to the same) the state.”

The cosmological outlook of the Chinese organically linked the Earth, and above all the royal family, to the Heavens and the spirit world. The misbehavior of officials, it was thought, and especially of the Emperor himself, might result in famines, earthquakes, droughts or other natural disasters because they had displeased the spirit world. Similarly, anomalies in the heavens were taken as portents of the future and might predict future events that should be known only to the Emperor. For this reason, there was a powerful inclination in Imperial China to keep sky watching confined to the official bureaucracy under a veil of secrecy.

Geoffrey Ernest Richard Lloyd, a prominent historian from the University of Cambridge, England, explores the origins of systematic inquiry in Greece, China and Mesopotamia with his book The Ambitions of Curiosity: Understanding the World in Ancient Greece and China:

“Both Chinese and Greeks shared the notion that the world as a whole – ‘heaven and earth’ in Chinese terms, the cosmos in Greek ones – is orderly, but the forms their notions of orderliness took differ, providing interesting insights also into their divergent notions of intelligibility. In China, the regular relations between heaven and earth are, in a sense, the responsibility of the Emperor who acts as a mediator between them. On him depend not just the welfare of ‘all under heaven’, but also the orderly relations between heaven and earth themselves. They are a matter of due processes of change: yet these could be disrupted. When irregularities occurred, that could be taken as a warning, a sign of danger or even that the Emperor’s mandate was coming to an end – though the non-occurrence of an eclipse could be taken as a sign of his virtue. Order in the heavens, in that sense, could not be taken for granted. In Greece, by contrast, cosmic regularities are unchanging.”

G.E.R Lloyd goes on to show that the most important aspects of the institutional framework in China were the existence of considerable numbers of official posts, the sense that it was the ruler or his ministers that were the prime audience and the acceptance of the authority of the canons. “In Greece, with far fewer established positions available, far more depended on the skill that individuals showed in the cut and thrust of open debate – whether within a school or group, or between them, or just among individuals. It was success in argument with rivals that secured a reputation, essential not least if you were to make a living as a teacher. In these respects, the tradition of debate itself stands out as the key institution (of a different kind from those of bureaux or courts) in the situation within which most Greek intellectuals operated.”

As the esteemed author Charles Murray asks, was axiomatic logic inevitable? That is far from certain. “It is easy to assume that someone like Aristotle was not so much brilliant as fortunate in being born when he was. A number of basic truths were going to be figured out early in mankind’s intellectual history, and Aristotle gave voice to some of them first. If he hadn’t, someone else soon would have. But is that really true? Take as an example the discovery of formal logic in which Aristotle played such a crucial role. Nobody had discovered logic (that we know of) in the civilizations of the preceding five millennia. Thinkers in the non-Western world had another two millennia after Aristotle to discover formal logic independently, but they didn’t. Were we in the West ‘bound’ to discover logic because of some underlying aspect of Western culture? Maybe, but what we know for certain is that the invention of logic occurred in only one time and one place, that it was done by a handful of individuals, and that it changed the history of the world. Saying that a few ancient Greeks merely got there first isn’t adequate acknowledgement of their leap of imagination and intellect.”

A small band of Greek thinkers, starting with Thales from about 600 BC, embarked on a serious, critical inquiry into the nature of the world around them. The Milesian philosophers disagreed and used logic and reason to criticize the ideas of others. They did not immediately leave all traces of supernatural intervention behind; a perspective of repeated divine intervention could be traced in some of the writings of Herodotus in the fifth century BC.

Anaximander judged eclipses to be the result of blockage of the apertures in rings of celestial fire. According to the philosopher Heraclitus, the heavenly bodies are bowls filled with fire, and an eclipse occurs when the open side of a bowl turns away from us. David C. Lindberg elaborates in his accessible book The Beginnings of Western Science: The European Scientific Tradition in Philosophical, Religious, and Institutional Context, Prehistory to A.D. 1450:

“These theories of Anaximander and Heraclitus do not seem particularly sophisticated (fifty years after Heraclitus the philosophers Empedocles and Anaxagoras understood that eclipses were simply a case of cosmic shadows), but what is of critical importance is that they exclude the gods. The explanations are entirely naturalistic; eclipses do not reflect personal whim or the arbitrary fancies of the gods, but simply the nature of fiery rings or of celestial bowls and their fiery contents. The world of the philosophers, in short, was an orderly, predictable world in which things behave according to their natures. The Greek term used to denote this ordered world was kosmos, from which we draw our word ‘cosmology.’ The capricious world of divine intervention was being pushed aside, making room for order and regularity; chaos was yielding to kosmos. A clear distinction between the natural and the supernatural was emerging; and there was wide agreement that causes (if they are to be dealt with philosophically) must be sought only in the natures of things. The philosophers who introduced these new ways of thinking were called by Aristotle physikoi or physiologoi, from their concern with physis or nature.”

The Classical scholar Eric Robertson Dodds in 1951 published The Greeks and the Irrational as a critique of the commonly held view that ancient Greek culture represented the triumph of “rationalism.” He demonstrated with examples how perceived spiritual influences or the notion of divine inspiration was common in Greece up to the time of Plato. While maybe true, this should not cause us to forget some of the unique contributions that the Greeks did make.

As we have seen, philosophers in Greece knew that moonlight is reflected sunlight. Plutarch even suggested that people live on the Moon.Around 300 BC, the geographer Pytheas of Massilia described the ocean tides and suggested a relationship to the Moon. Poseidonius(ca. 135-50 BC), a Greek Stoic philosopher and teacher of the Roman statesman Cicero, also correlated variations in the tides with phases of the Moon, and in the second century BC the Chinese had recognized a connection between tides and the lunar cycle. While correct, these insights did not progress further since nobody could explain why there was such a correlation.

Isaac Newton’s theory of gravitation enabled the first explanation. Most of the Earth’s tides are caused by the Moon, with the Sun contributing a smaller part and other planets like Jupiter have a negligible effect. When the Sun, Moon and Earth are aligned, the Sun’s and Moon’s gravity in combination create what we call spring tides, the highest high tides. This occurs at every new and full Moon. Neap tides are weak tides which occur during quarter Moons.

When the Moon passes through the shadow cast by the Earth we see a lunar eclipse. A solar eclipse occurs for a few minutes in the lunar shadow whenever the two celestial bodies line up vis-à-vis the Earth and the Moon is totally or partially obscuring the Earth’s view of the Sun. By pure chance, the Sun is 400 times larger than our Moon, but also 400 times farther from us, making the two bodies appear the same size relative to us. A similar coincidence does not happen anywhere else in our Solar System. Hundreds of millions of years from now, when the Moon has slowly moved further away from us, all solar eclipses on our planet will be partial.

Lunar eclipses can only occur at Full Moon when the Moon is directly opposite the Earth in relation to the Sun. The Chinese word for eclipseis chih, which means “to eat.” In ancient China, people beat drums and banged on pots to scare off the “heavenly dog” believed to be devouring the Sun. The bloody cast of the Moon in some eclipses only added to the fear of what was going on among many ancient peoples, quite possibly also in prehistoric Europe.

Even into the nineteenth century AD, the Chinese navy fired cannons to scare off the dragon or beast they imagined was eating the Moon. Christopher Columbus and his crew, stranded in Jamaica in 1503 on his fourth voyage, were wearing out their welcome with the natives who were feeding them. Columbus knew a lunar eclipse was coming and “predicted” the Moon’s disappearance. The natives begged him to bring it back which, of course, he did, in due time.

Unlike Mesoamericans, Andean peoples had not worked out the cycles of Earth, Sun and Moon that would allow them to predict eclipses, so these were frightening events. In South America, “when a solar eclipse occurred, the Incas would consult their diviners, who usually determined that a great prince was about to die and the Sun had thus gone into mourning. He continued that the Inca reaction was to sacrifice boys, girls, and livestock; the priestesses dedicated to the Sun went into mourning themselves, fasted, and made frequent sacrifices. Lunar eclipses were thought to occur because a puma or a snake was eating the moon. The corrective was to frighten the beast away by shouting, blowing trumpets, beating drums, hurling spears and other weapons toward the heavens, and whipping dogs until they howled.”

Toby E. Huff shows in The Rise of Early Modern Science that a very different metaphysical outlook prevailed in Chinese civilization compared to the worldview we find in Europe:

“In place of the Western atomism governed by laws of nature, or the Islamic occasionalism governed by God’s will, we find an organic world of primary forces (yang and yin) and the five phases (metal, wood, water, fire, and earth) constantly shifting in recurrent cycles. Within this cosmos there is no prime mover, no high God, no lawgiver. Of course, it is assumed that there is a pattern to existence and that there is a unique way (tao) for all things. But the explanation of the patterns of existence is not to be sought in a set of laws or mechanical processes, but in the structure of the organic unity of the whole. Moreover, Chinese cosmological thought came to stress the harmonious unity of natural and human patterns. That is, the patterns of the natural world were studied in order to find correlative correspondences between the patterns of heaven and those of human society below.”

The web of government and spiritual forces was so intimate that the traffic between the earthly and the spiritual worlds was constantly trod by officials speaking as gods and spirits speaking as officials. “In such a manner, the divine sanctioning of the authority of the emperor had its counterparts on the local level, and these served to reinforce the autocratic structure of government and local administration.” The prevailing Confucian ethic stressed the need to maintain outward obedience and respect for all authorities. To Chinese eyes, such public displays as challenging the word of authority figures constitute unforgivable signs of disrespect and dissension and the ultimate betrayal of filial piety. “In short, the Confucian stress on obedience stifled the development of all forms of contentiousness in public forums.”

He stresses that although medieval Europeans could debate the hierarchy of angles, the marriage between Greek philosophy and Biblical doctrines created a basis for viewing the world as orderly. The almighty God could make miracles if He wanted to, but such miracles were held to be rare events and the exceptions that proved the rule. This is in sharp contrast to the whimsical nature of Allah as portrayed in Islam, whose actions can never be predicted.

Huff in his writings emphasizes “the European medieval belief that man is a rational creature, one possessed of reason and conscience, and by virtue of these capacities is capable of understanding and deciphering the secrets of nature, with or without the aid of Scripture. Similarly, the medieval Europeans frequently deployed the metaphors of the ‘world machine’ (machina mundi) and the ‘Book of Nature,’ two devices giving pattern and intelligibility to the study of nature. Both ideas were integral to the teachings of the medievals (as in the writings of Grosseteste and Sacrobosco), and this shows again how deeply the metaphysical and religious roots of scientific culture are imbedded in the history of the West.”

By the seventeenth century, the European astronomical presence in China was significant. Western scholars had proved themselves superior to local astronomers when it came to making calendars and accurate predictions of eclipses. European Jesuit scholars used their undeniable edge in scientific and astronomical matters as a way of gaining entrance to the higher levels of Chinese society with the goal of promoting Christianity there, but the need for predicting lucky and unlucky days together with astrological divination for the Emperor and his court created tensions as to how far devout Christians could accommodate very different Asian beliefs, including what they viewed as superstition. Chinese divinatory emphasis on finding properly chosen sites and times of burial was powerful, and “the siting and burial of royal ancestors was a momentous event with serious consequences for all those involved.”

Adam Schall von Bell (1591-1666) was a Jesuit missionary from Cologne, Germany, who worked in China. During the final years of the Ming and the early years of the Qing Dynasty he gained the official title of mandarin and was heavily involved in reforming the Chinese calendar. This prominent position, however, might involve significant dangers in China. He was charged with being responsible, as head of the Bureau of Astronomy, for selecting an inauspicious date for the burial of a young prince who died prematurely. The fiercely anti-Christian scholar Yang Guangxian (1597-1669) led the assault on Schall and the Jesuits. Huff tells the tale again, this time in his book Intellectual Curiosity and the Scientific Revolution:

“Schall, the newly arrived Ferdinand Verbiest, and other Jesuits were rounded up, bound with ‘nine long and thick chains of iron, all with iron locks; three around the neck, three on the arms, and three on the feet,’ and carted off to jail. In the meantime, Yang Guangxian submitted still another memorial claiming that Schall, through his choice of an inauspicious date, was responsible not only for the premature death of the prince but also his mother and the emperor himself, who died of smallpox in 1661. Schall was partially paralyzed by a stroke precipitated by these events and had to rely on the Flemish Jesuit Ferdinand Verbiest for his defense. An investigation was undertaken and, on April 24, 1665, Schall and all the others were judged guilty: Schall was to be executed by dismemberment. Others involved were to be exiled after receiving forty blows with the bamboo. The next day, however, an earthquake rocked Beijing, leading all concerned to believe that perhaps an injustice had been done. The Princess Dowager intervened, absolving the Jesuits. The Jesuits, except for Schall, were released.”

Schall was placed under temporary house arrest and two non-Christian officials were pardoned, while several Chinese Christian converts, including Schall’s assistant Li Zubai, were beheaded for treason. Schall died the following year. The charges on which they were sentenced were those of sedition, although the judge admitted that he found it hard to determine which astronomical system was correct. Ironically, a few years later a test showed that Yang Guangxian as head of the Bureau of Astronomy could not produce a valid calendar in competition with Verbiest and the Europeans. He ended up being threatened with death himself for this failure and was eventually exiled to his home province, where he died.

A number of comments can be made about this episode. First of all is the fact that scholars often led a more dangerous and scientifically restricted life in China or in many other complex societies than they did in Europe, contrary to popular myth. Focusing only on the case of Galileo and ignoring this gives us a false picture of reality. First and foremost, however, it demonstrates that the leap to a (predominantly) non-magical worldview that had been achieved by certain Greek thinkers in Antiquity was far from self-evident. The Chinese, one of the most populous and prosperous nations in the world, as well as one of the cleverest according to themselves, still hadn’t made the same leap more than two thousand years later.

Some will probably claim that Europeans were just lucky and that other cultures were close to making a similar breakthrough. This view is highly questionable. The truth is that the most sophisticated Asian societies, or for that matter the complex urban cultures of Mesoamerica or the Andes region, were nowhere near making a similar breakthrough 500 years ago. Pre-colonial Australia and sub-Saharan Africa don’t even rank on the same scale in this regard.

The Chinese are practical people, which I for the most part mean as a compliment, and indeed often quite intelligent. One of the aspects of their culture that I find hard to relate to is their preoccupation with such things as “lucky and unlucky numbers.” Yes, you can encounter such notions in the West, too, but they are far more prominent in Oriental cultures. Many Chinese also seem to believe that luck is a character trait and that bad luck only happens to bad people.

From everything I have read, I have seen nothing to convince me that any other culture on Earth was moving in the same directions as Europeans did with the Scientific Revolution. Let us ask a provocative question: Would we have space travel today if we removed Europeans from the world? The answer is almost certainly no. China, the largest and richest country in Asia, was literally a couple of thousand years behind in certain crucial fields of astronomy, chemistry, mathematics and physics. Electricity was essentially unknown outside of Europe, as was calculus, the concept of gravity, modern material science and liquid hydrogen rocket fuel. My bet is that we would not have space travel, astrophysics or planetary science for a great many centuries to come without Europeans, as nobody else was independently close to making many of the crucial scientific and technological breakthroughs needed to achieve this.

Critics will no doubt point out that the ancient Greeks, despite their reputation for being rationalist and “non-magical,” could leave substantial room for superstition. This was true sometimes, just as it is true that a belief in occultism and horoscopes coexisted with the birth of modern science in Europe and is alive and well in parts of the Western world to this day.

Kepler was one of the greatest mathematical astronomers who ever lived, but there was also a mystical side to his cosmological ideas. As imperial mathematician in the 1600s he had to give astrological advice to the Holy Roman Emperor as a part of his duties, even though he himself was rather skeptical of horoscopes. Newton spent nearly as much time on alchemy or looking for hidden codes in the Bible as he did on mathematics. In the late 1800s the English chemist William Crookes, known for the Crookes tube, was a gifted scientist in addition to being passionately interested in spiritualism, including the possibility of talking to the dead. Science and non-science can and do coexist, occasionally even within the same individual.

And yet, there is something special about the European legacy of critical reason and the belief that reason, logic and public debate can be used to advance truth and insight into the natural world and the human world alike. After you subtract astrology and the notion that individual destinies are determined by spirits and stars, a belief that has been and partly still is very common around the world, a core of rationalism will emerge as one of the critical legacies of the ancient Greeks, running as a golden thread from them to modern Europe. It is easy to underestimate the importance of this, just as it is easy to take for granted many of the other unique advances made by Europeans, but we need to remember that there was never anything self-evident or inevitable about them. In the end, a (largely) rational understanding of the natural world was achieved in one civilization and in one civilization only: the European one.

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