The final years of the American experiment.

Be ready our time is coming!

The final years of the Amerikan experiment.

Demographics means something, heritage, culture, race, all mean something in the greater history of humanity. Any nation that ignores these universal principles, walks the path of self destruction.  The decade to follow we will see the end of the Amerikan empire, the fall of the Western world into the progressive socialist chaos, the end of an age. Western liberal democracies will come to an end, and something new will be born in its place.

From: http://lewrockwell.com/slavo/slavo58.1.html

Race war, class war, anti-government riots –you name it. All of it is headed our way. The sentiment across the nation, as Michael Bloomberg suggested in a recent interview, is that Americans know something is wrong in this country. For every individual and the groups with which they affiliate it’s different. For the black panthers it’s racism and poverty. For unions it’s benefit cuts, wage cuts and free market solutions. For Tea Party members it’s an intrusive and socialist government. The majority of America is not happy and they’ve lost hope, because regardless of what group you identify with, what color you are or what way you lean politically, you’re losing jobs, falling behind on essential bills, having difficulty putting food on the table and are constantly being accosted by government on all levels. When the riots start –and they will –the core motivators for individuals who hit the streets will be similar. Where the difference will arise is who each person or group will blame. Those elites in the upper echelons of our command and control apparatus thrive on hate, confusion and panic, and they will use our own ignorance against us. When we discuss the coming civil disobedience and unrest in America, we may find ourselves visualizing protests where the people join together to oust a tyrannical government. Be forewarned. This is not the most likely outcome –at least not at the outset. With so many different ideologies in this country, every one of us interprets the problems and directs blame a different way. These differences will be used against us; they’ll be used to turn us against each other. As you watch the following short speech from Black Panther National Chairman Malik Shabazz, consider that, while you may disagree with his solutions to the problems or where he places some of the blame, his core message is very similar to those of others that are fed up with what’s going on in this country.

New Black Panthers:

“Our message to the State Department, our message to the CIA, our message to Homeland Security, our message to the government today, is that your enemy is not our enemy. Your enemy in Afghanistan, your enemy in Iran, your enemy that you are bombing in Libya today –those are not our enemies. Our enemies are right here in the United States of America. Our battle is not against Ghaddafi. Our battle is against police brutality right here at home. Our battle is against budget cuts right here at home… … A message to the President, Barack Hussein Obama. We elected you. But we did not elect you to bomb your homeland. We did not elect you to bomb Africa. We are pleading with you Mr. Obama. You cannot make a compromise with the devil. The bible says resist the devil, and the devil shall flee from you. You can’t cut a deal with Satan, Mr. Obama. You got to stand up for God… … We have to fight. Gird up your loins college students. Gird up your loins young black man and young black woman, for the hour of war is at hand.”

Combine that statement with this one from the Chicano nationalist moments:

Chicano race organizations Calls for Race war?

Miguel Perez says he is the current president of Chicanos Unidos Arizona and an active member of La Raza. He says he also served as the vice president of MECHA in Fullerton California.

La Raza, or NCLA, is a militant Latino group that Obama is funding with American tax dollars. MECHA is a nationwide Latino student organization. MECHA explicitly calls for the creation of Atzlan, a new Chicano/Latino nation, in what is now the Southwest United States.

Perez is using Examiner.com to call for Latinos in the Southwest to arm themselves for race war. Perez tells his readers Latino groups believe they have enough people in states such as California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas to successfully wage a war on the United States. 

Who’s side will you be on?

Perez is hyping a call to arms by a fellow Chicano militant…

Phoenix-based Nuestros Reconquistos claims that there will be a war very similar to the Civil War fought in the next five years. “La Raza and MEChA have already talked to Latinos and Phoenix and explained that Latinos need to arm themselves for war,” says Nuestros Reconquistos President Manuel Longoria.

Cecilia Maldonado of Chicanos Unidos Arizona isn’t hoping for any sort of war, but believes it may be unavoidable. “For generations, our people have prepared us to take back the lands of the Southwest that were stolen from our Mexican ancestors. Because of the bad economy and many racist laws, Latinos will be forced to fight sooner than later,” says Mrs. Maldonado.

Perez is listed as the “civil rights” writer for the Phoenix area on examiner.com. He recently praised Obama for issuing a unilateral amnesty for illegal aliens by ordering law enforcement to cease deportations.

Miguel Perez, current president of Chicanos Unidos Arizona and an active member of La Raza, also served as the vice president of the Latino civil rights organization MECHA in Fullerton California. He is the son of two Mexican immigrants. Perez plans to become a lawyer in order to protect the rights of Latinos. You can reach Perez at mperezlaraza1985@gmail.com.

Phoenix-based Nuestros Reconquistos claims that there will be a war very similar to the Civil War fought in the next five years. “La Raza and MEChA have already talked to Latinos and Phoenix and explained that Latinos need to arm themselves for war,” says Nuestros Reconquistos President Manuel Longoria.

Don’t kid yourselves, this guy and MANY MANY of his fellow travelers are quite serious… dead serious in fact. They already have the numbers in many communities and will be able to easily overrun most adjacent communities for the simple fact that most people think it can’t or won’t happen. Come on, think about it, the majority of Americans believe that they are just here to bus our tables and cut our grass… they’re just good hard working decent people who only want a better life for themselves and their families… and most importantly, they’re no threat. That is what ALL media outlets and political/community leaders have been telling the people for years now.

Maybe in some states something like this might only last a week, but in states such as CA, AZ, & N.M. it would be devastating and they could easily gain control of large portions of the state. Look at the devastation that a relatively small number of drug gang members have wrought on whole cities just south of the border…and they’re killing their own people there! These guys basically hate white people, do you think for even a moment that they would have a problem with killing entire neighborhoods just to get their point across?

Go ahead and laugh this guy off and treat what he is saying as a joke, but do so at your own peril, Arizonians and seriously fear what I believe is coming.

The black and brown people want to defend their own people from aggression they believe whites will inflict upon them for the destruction of the Amerikcan nation, they understand that they are the cause of most of our problems, they know that they deserve nothing less then genocide for their racial crimes against the white race, and they are correct. But to believe that they would be able to hold on to any territory they steal from white Americans is foolish.  Let them have los Angels, atlanta, and other non white cities, a cluster of thermal nuclear bombs detonated in those cities, will make it clear we mean business. The challenge for we the vanguard will be to convince our racial comrades, that in a civil war we must use chemical, biological, nuclear, and concentration camps against our racial enemies.

They brought this upon themselves, they started this war by invading our communities, weakening our civilization, we will finish it. I support the nuclear option in the coming civil war, make it clear to all whites, they must as well.

The notorious Osmanli horde is stirring once again. Turkey to double size of army.

Turkey to double size of army.

The notorious Osmanli horde is stirring once again.

From WorldNetDaily…

With Prime Minister Erdogan’s Islamist AK party having seized its third landslide election victory in Turkey, many throughout the international community have been watching to see what will be next on the Turkish agenda.

Now there are strong indicators in the Turkish media that Turkey is planning on literally doubling the size of its army – this coming from the nation that already has the largest army in Middle East and the second-largest army in NATO, second only to the United States. Presently, Turkey’s army has over 500,000 troops. Its army is larger than France, Germany and England combined. And now Turkish media are reporting that they are planning on adding another 500,000 paid soldiers.

According to Egemen Bağış, a state minister and Turkey’s chief EU negotiator, the purpose of the army is to kill two birds with one stone, overcoming two of Turkey’s biggest challenges: terrorism and unemployment. This move would create half a million new jobs for Turkey while answering once and for all Turkey’s problem with Kurdish separatist terrorists in the southeast.

Bağış spoke to journalists at the Turkish ambassador’s office in Brussels. “The government is prepared to hire 500,000 people. … This structural change will also contribute to our struggle with unemployment,” he said.

Such an expansion would be particularly concerning in light of the Turkish government’s recent swing toward Islamist political alliances. They have worked to significantly reinforce strategic alliances with both Iran and Syria, two of the most well-established state sponsors of terrorism globally, while significantly cooling its relationship with Israel and the United States. Despite this, the Obama administration this past January, sold the Turkish Air Force 100 F-35 Lightning II fighter jets. Turkey already manufactures it’s own F-16s.

It is also essential to once again remind ourselves of the recent accomplishments of the Islamist AK party under Prime Minister Erdogan’s leadership. In just the past several years, the AK party has edged ever closer to establishing a full-blown dictatorship, all in the name of democracy. Since 2002, they have managed to accomplish the following:

  • occupy the presidency;
  • occupy the seat of prime minister;
  • gain a large majority of seats in the parliament;
  • fill the judiciary with Islamist-leaning judges;
  • behead the top echelons of the military;
  • infiltrate the police force (over 70 percent of officers are members the Islamist Gulen movement);
  • intimidate and imprison Turkish journalists (there are more Turkish journalists in prison than any other nation in the world – more than China or Iran).

The nation’s leadership is now working toward a bill authorizing them to rewrite the Turkish Constitution, giving them far more sweeping powers over the military and judiciary.

New Global world order

The Post American Vision

We can all say with absolute certainty that economic collapse is certain, all indicators point towards collapse, without any doubt, and more then likely this event will occur in the next few years or sooner. I’d like to speculate on the world that will unfold in the years post an economic collapse of the American nation, and its effect globally.

Let’s get started, the American homeland will suffer through a depression never before seen in the industrialized, starvation, crime, governments at all levels will have either collapsed, or in the process of collapse. Major cities will erupt into urban warfare zones, as police struggle to maintain law and order. The economy will have all but destabilized, and unemployment will skyrocket to 50-65% range. Crime will be rampant, and armed civilian check points common.  Most communities will be segregated along ethnic border lines, and inter ethnic violence growing exponentially. Governments will be forced to cut entitlement spending, and resulting civilian ethnic warfare will bring the nation to a standstill. Mexico’s civil war will bleed into the american southwest, we expect most Mexicans to return home during this time period due to lack of opportunities and unavailable employment in the united states. Cities will continue to separate themselves by race, and states will also separate themselves based on core identity. The federal reserve will be declared insolvent, and the federal government ineffective, federal armed forces will mobilize to protect cities wherein they reside, and major bases will become safe zones, but otherwise the army will lack the manpower to enforce law and order on Americas 315 million people, they will play a wait and see campaign, combined with support missions for overseas units.

States with standing guard units will abolish the federal power structure within their respected states, and move to secure there own interests. High population states like new York and California will collapse into violence, while states like Oklahoma and north Dakota will unify under the banner of freedom from federal tyranny. Effectively the federal government will have collapsed at this point, military commanders overseas will attempt to redeploy to the homeland to support efforts to stabilize major cities, although this will prove ineffective in the end. A reorganization of the government, a constitutional convention, and a rebuilding effort will be undertaken by the surviving population. We expect tens of millions of deaths, possibly a hundred million if the collapse lasts more then a year, either way the nation will be changed forever, new ideas, an emphasis on the community an one’s own ethnic kin will become common place.

Its during this time a second war with Mexico will be fought, primarily a war of occupation that will evolve into a war of ethnic cleansing as new the American government seizes power, and total extent of Mexico’s complacency in Americas fall from power is revealed to the remaining American population. Conflict will last no more then a couple weeks as Mexico’s government will have already fallen from internal threats. The new ideology of America will determine the fate of central america, including Mexico’s fate, but occupation and annexation is certain for the territories to the south, it remains to be seen the fate of its population.

Inter nation conflict and civil unrest will be occurring in every european nation as nationalists and socialists battle over control of europe.  Two camps will eventual remain, the islamist’s transplants and the pro-european nationalists, but a war between britain and france is highly likely.  Russia will likely be battling its own internal islamic threats as well as its nationalist elements, destabilization and reorganization will likely occur. Eastern europe will also be involved in internal conflicts ranging from civil unrest to full rebellion as we have seen recently in greece.  

Most of South america will formally unite under the banner of socialism, and a new socialist union of states will be formed, eventually American nationalists will also engage in warfare with these nations , a gorilla war and puppet government campaign will result as US interest will become the priority, and allowing a new enemy state to develops in our hemisphere would not be tolerated. Occupation and ethnic cleansing is expected.

The main war for this global conflict will be in asia. We know china is preparing to challenge America militarily, so conflict with china is also certain, but not likely until no other choice is available, and they are militarily ready to challenge our armed forces, and supporting allies in the region. Such a scenario is likely to occur only after America has been weakened militarily through massive budget cuts, overly extended campaigns across the globe, and economic collapse. This scenario has a high degree of certainty that it will be fulfilled within the next 10 years. The conflict will involve japan, south korea, Taiwan, india, most south east asian nations, all in an alliance with the United States.  China will be allied with pakistan, north korea, and various islamic nations in opposition against allied forces.  This conflict will be the second time, nuclear weapons are used against civilian populations, india, pakistan, china mainland, will be hit the hardest with causalities in the hundreds of millions. Mainland japan, and US also should expect losses in the tens of millions, this depends on the effectiveness of missile defense systems, and if china is capable of deploying nuclear subs within reach of the US mainland.  This war will involve all sides deploying ground troops mainly in asia/india, and various islands in south china sea, ground troops on allied sides should expect use of advanced robotic systems to support human soldiers. UAV, robotic ground units, stationary robotic suppression systems, and other technologies should be expected in wide use during such a war. Heavy fighting within urban areas, and gorilla warfare in surrounding combat zones of conflict, china should also expect internal threats in addition to external.

In the initial stages of the war we can expect south korea to be overrun by the north, Taiwan to fall within a matter of days, and japan to lose partial control over some of its islands. We also expect crimes against humanity during this war. Americas ability to engage in this war initially will be limited to naval air power and its various bases in asia, although china will target these location in a first strike nuclear exchange resulting in heavy loss by the United States. As the war unfolds, indias ability to fight a war on 3 fronts will be challenged, as pakistan forces launch attacks from the west, china attacks from the north, indian enemies to the east, and internal threats destabilize the nations major cities along ethnic-religious lines. India will suffer massive losses also in the hundreds of millions. It is also certain nuclear detonations will destroy most of India’s cities.

Japan will also suffer initial losses but American bases should minimize these losses. Taiwan will also suffer major losses, and will primarily be fighting for its independence from china’s occupation forces, same goes for south korea, all sides will be involved in a gorilla warfare campaign throughout asia. 

This global war will peak with Russia entering on the side of America along with Iran and most of Europe. The global conflict will involve fronts, in south america, asia, europe and the middle east. We expect islamist nation to declare war on israel, and america to support israel economically, but not with military forces. War in europe will involve either the united states at war with Brittan or France. Most major cities around the world will be destroyed during world war 3. The planets human population will be depleted to just over 4 billion, starvation will become common place, and all nations will be unable to assist in the rebuilding of anything other then their own nations, so most nations will remain in a state of ruin for decades to come.

We expect the world will reorganize with a new euro-centric alliance between America, Europe, and Russia. Much of the globe will return to a pre industrialized state. Trade, technology, information, will be restricted, to the new global super power, “northern alliance.” A Euro-American-Russo alliance. Other than japan and small parts of asia, most of the planet will be unable to rebuild.  In a world destabilized by diversity, free trade globalism, and entitlement spendings, no such place will exist for them post collapse. Tribalism will be the new law of the land, the UN will have been found useless, liberalism ignorant of the reality of human differences, a new order for the ages will have been founded.

Haitians bite the hand that feeds.

Haitians bite the hand that feeds.

Violence in Haiti is so bad that American charity workers are fleeing for their lives and several nations are considering removing their UN contingents.

Since the earthquake that killed over 15,000 people, volunteers in Haiti have found a population that absolutely refuses to do any labor to help improve their condition. Charities had to fly in white volunteers just to unload planes full of aid. White charity workers are now performing such menial tasks as painting, while tens of thousands of Haitians sit idly nearby. Now Haitians are actually attacking volunteers and UN workers who have been feeding, sheltering, and clothing them.

Rather than work to improve their conditions, tens of thousands of Haitians have left their still standing homes in the country side and moved to tent cities. They do this to live off of the free food. Tent cities continue to grow instead of shrink.

Never has there been a natural disaster in Europe or Asia when the population had yet to even begin cleaning up nearly a year later. Nor have we witnessed a foreign government holding shipping containers full of aid hostage and making the charities pay for them to be released.

From KSL.com

Two Utah volunteers working in Haiti fled that country because of increased rioting. They are home now but hope to return to help expectant mothers and their babies survive.

The new organization MamaBaby Haiti has members from throughout the country. The Utah volunteers who are part of it remain concerned about their patients who live in a country still devastated by an earthquake and now, disease.

There was joy in the homecoming after a frightening escape from Haiti.

People crowd the streets, which are overrun with waste. Haitians still need everything. MamaBaby Haiti set up a clinic to help mothers and newborns survive. But some citizens are turning against the people who came to help them, believing aid workers brought cholera with them.

Melody Pendleton, a MamaBaby Haiti midwife said, “It was like, come on people, just get in the ambulance and let’s go! It’s time, right now! We cannot wait; it’s time, right now. So, we did.”

Protesters will allow only ambulances to pass, so the women pretended to be patients. A Catholic priest and U.N. workers from Chile and Uruguay got them safely to the Dominican Republic.

Celeste Burr, a MamaBaby Haiti midwife trainee said, “There were times when we all felt frightened, and we were thinking about the what-ifs, but it wasn’t often.”

Want to know what California will look like in 20 years?

Want to know what California will look like in 20 years? Google Tijuana.

Google Earth has partially cataloged the streets of Tijuana in the “street view” and it is not a pretty sight. The sprawling urban city of 1.5 million butts up against the US border. It has one of the highest murder rates in the Western Hemisphere. Google street view shows a dense urban landscape where residents live in total fear of their neighbors. The entire city is covered in massive concrete walls, steel gates, and steel bars. Combine that with the gang graffiti and crumbling roads and it looks like some post apocalyptic landscape. It is so dangerous that the United States Marine Corps recently ended a decades old tradition of letting soldiers take leave in the city.

Click here to explore the real Tijuana.

Obama to Latinos: I don’t have to enforce immigration law.

Obama went on Univision, the Spanish language network, to re-assure Latinos that he has no plans to enforce US immigration law.

From RCP…

“The most important thing that we can do is to change the law because the way the system works — again, I just wanna repeat, I’m president, I’m not king. If Congress has laws on the books that says that people who are here who are not documented have to be deported, then I can exercise some flexibility in terms of where we deploy our resources, to focus on people who are really causing problems as a opposed to families who are just trying to work and support themselves,” President Obama told Univision.

Note: Obama released Haitians criminals from detention centers in a unilateral backdoor amnesty. These were illegal aliens from Haiti who have already committed crimes in the United States. They had served time in American jails and prisons and were awaiting deportation. Obama released all of these illegal alien thugs back into society. Some have already committed new crimes. Obama’s comments are absurd. He wants all illegals to stay, no matter how many problems they cause.

Velasquez fans show their hatred of white people after fight.

Latino MMA fans celebrating Velasquez victory with racial animosity. The new UFC heavyweight champion has “Brown Pride” tattooed on his chest and boasts of being “100% Mexican” despite being born in California. His title match took place in Anaheim where Latino fans waved Mexican flags and signs saying “Brown Pride.”

The irony is a white competitor with “White Pride” tattooed on his chest would be barred from even competing. Velasquez defines himself in racial terms and his Latino fan base love him for it.

After the fight, youtube and internet message boards were filled with tens of thousands of messages from Valasquez fans attacking whites. In fact, praising Velasquez for his victory and attacking white people with profanities and racial slurs seem to go hand in hand for Latino fans.

 

Watching the pot come to a boil – Generational Dynamics

“Watching the pot come to a boil”

Generational
Dynamics
29-Sep-10 News — The eclipsing of China’s Hu Jintao and Wen Jiaboa Anti-austerity sweep across Europe on Wednesday

The eclipsing of China’s Hu Jintao and Wen Jiaboa

My report yesterday described the increasingly belligerent actions of China in the recent confrontation with Japan indicates an astonishing change from a generally conciliatory foreign policy to a much more nationalistic and less compromising foreign population.

From the point of view of Generational Dynamics this indicates a generational change: Decisions are made less often by the conciliatory generation of survivors of the bloody Communist Revolution crisis civil war, and increasingly are made by the younger and much more confrontational younger generations, corresponding to America’s Boomers and Generation-X.


China's President Hu Jintao (R) and Premier Wen Jiabao in 2008 <font face=Arial size=-2>(Source: Xinhua)</font>
China’s President Hu Jintao (R) and Premier Wen Jiabao in 2008 (Source: Xinhua)

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has “scheduled” a generational change, in a way. The 18th CCP Congress will be held in 2012. At that time, the generation of war survivors, led by President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao, are expected to step down and give way to the next generation, born after the war.

The incident with Japan gives us a first glimpse of what things will be like after that generational change, and makes us wonder whether the younger generations will even wait until 2012 to take power.

Although nationalism has always been a big part of China’s policies, as is true of any country, it’s in the past couple of years that we’ve been seeing the signs of really aggressive Chinese nationalism.

The world financial crisis has been a big motivator, as most Chinese people, especially young people, blame America for the crisis, and for any suffering that it’s caused in China. Furthermore, the Chinese people felt enormously humiliated by the worldwide condemnation of their actions in Tibet. (See “Chinese embarrassment and anger grows over Tibet and Olympics.”)

A big turning point in public attitudes was the publication in March 2009 of a highly popular, highly nationalistic and highly anti-American book, as described in “New book, ‘Unhappy China,’ stokes Chinese nationalism and anti-Americanism.”

In that report, I quoted one summary of the book as saying: “The authors … denounce Western influences and specifically deride the United States for being “irresponsible, lazy, and greedy, and engaged in robbery and cheating.” They blame the United States for causing the current global recession. The authors urge the Chinese people to “conduct business with a sword in hand.” They call for the emergence of a group of heroes to “lead our people to successfully control and use more resources, ridding [the world of] of bullies and bringing peace to good people.””

In March, 2009, those were loudly stated opinions of the authors, and widely adopted by many Chinese in their thinking. What we’re seeing now, with the Japan incident, is that those opinions and thoughts are becoming national policy. The “bullies” are countries like Japan and the U.S., and China’s retaliation, and threats of further retaliation, for the boat captain jailing were just the first step in ridding the world of bullies and bring peace to good people. The implication is that no one should ever compromise or give concessions to bullies.

Is China afraid of its own people?

A new article from Foreign Policy magazine examines the change in policy from a different angle. The title of the article is, “Is China afraid of its own people?” This caught my attention because it’s a subject that I’ve written about many times for a totally different reason.

China’s history is full of major rebellions — the White Lotus rebellion around 1800, the Taiping Rebellion of the 1860s, and Mao’s Communist Revolution, that began with the Long March in 1934 and climaxed with his victory in 1949, are the most recent examples. From the point of view of Generational Dynamics, China is due for a new one, and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leaders are well aware that rebellion is in the air.

According to the article, China conducts its foreign policy in fear of a widespread nationalistic backlash:

“Apart from the party leadership’s well-known tradition of undemocratic governance, the main reason behind “black-box diplomacy” is to avoid taking responsibility for failing to stand up to foreign powers such as the United States or Japan. Despite the relative efficacy of the Great Firewall of China, fast-growing numbers of nationalists have frequently been able to use the Internet to express their views, including negative ones about Beijing’s foreign and security policies. These increasingly vocal nationalists generally believe that rising China has become a mature power and deserves a place in world affairs to match its burgeoning economic clout.It is out of fear of a nationalist backlash that China’s negotiations with the United States and other countries regarding its accession to the World Trade Organization for instance, were wrapped in secrecy. Beijing apparently worried that should ordinary Chinese learn about the considerable concessions that it had made in areas including tariff reductions, senior cadres including former Premier Zhu Rongji would be labeled “traitors” by WTO opponents. …

President Hu Jintao and then Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda reached a theoretical accord in mid-2008 to settle sovereignty disputes over the East China Sea. The agreement was largely based on the principle of “seeking joint development while shelving sovereignty.”

Again, Beijing made no efforts to explain to its citizens the rationale behind the potentially win-win solution. When the East China Sea accord was announced a couple of weeks after Hu left Tokyo, Chinese netizens expressed massive disapproval, even on official websites. Since then, Chinese diplomats have dragged their feet in negotiations on transforming the Hu-Fukuda theoretical agreement into a formal treaty.”

It’s out of fear of a backlash spinning out of control that the CCP has discouraged anti-Japanese protests in the current incident — the opposite of what happened after an incident in 2005.

I would restate the last sentence in the quoted paragraph much less optimistically: With the generational changes in China in recent years, the opportunity of signing a formal agreement is lost for good. It will not be possible to resolve sovereignty of the islands except by war.

And it won’t just be war between China and Japan.

Last week, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with Japanese Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara in New York and said that the United States would be obligated to obligated to intervene militarily against China if China moved to take control of the Senkaku Islands, the islands under dispute.

Hillary Clinton referred to a 1960 treaty between the U.S. and Japan that obliged the U.S. to defend Japan against any attack on a territory under Tokyo’s administration, according to AFP. Clinton spokesman Philip Crowley later confirmed what she said: “We do believe that, because the Senkaku islands are under Japanese jurisdiction, that it is covered by the US-Japan security treaty. That said, we also stressed that we don’t take a position on the sovereignty of the Senkaku islands.”

And so the Senkaku Islands (called the Diaoyu Islands by the Chinese) now have the same status as Taiwan. China claims both as their sovereign territory, and we’re obligated to go to war with China to defend either of them.

From the point of view of Generational Dynamics, war with China is inevitable and unavoidable. The eclipsing of conciliators like the people in Hu Jintao’s and Wen Jiaboa’s generation, and their replacement by aggressively nationalistic people in their children’s generation, means that war will approach more quickly.

Additional links

Earlier this month, China’s president Hu Jintao met with a White House delegation and said, “China looks positively on the fresh progress made in China-US relations, and we are willing to work together with the United States in promoting the advance of healthy and stable China-US relations.” These kinds of conciliatory remarks from Chinese leaders are increasingly in the past. AFP

By contrast, an article in state-run Xinhua says that Japan is “sinisterly harboring two ulterior motives,” by adopting an “Ostrich Policy” domestically, and by hyping a “China Threat Theory” in foreign policy. People’s Daily

China and Japan have been in a kind of competition to find historical documents to prove that their side has sovereignty over the Senkaku / Diaoyu Islands. The Japanese claim to have found an article in the People’s Daily of January 8, 1953, that says that the Senkaku Islands are part of Japan’s territory. Japan Times

China is increasingly being accused of being the “new colonizer” of Africa, and is looking for ways to encounter that impression. One effort is by archeologists who are searching for a 15th century shipwreck off the coast of Kenya, to show that China beat white explorers in discovering Africa, and to demonstrate a long history of African-Chinese trade. Asia Times

China’s foreign policies may be changing, but domestic politics are changing as well. Strikes and labor unrest are still rare, but are more frequent, and are being dealt with sympathetically by the state-controlled press and the security forces which formerly arrested strike leaders. Current incidents of labor unrest have increased because of a wave of suicides among young workers of Foxconn International Holdings Ltd., which manufactures electronic computers and gadgets sold by western companies. South Asia Analysis Group

The first congress of the Workers’ Party of [North] Korea in 30 years has, as previously speculated, elevate president Kim Jong-il’s third son, Kim Jong-un, to an official status and positioned to succeed his father as president. He was made a general, and was named vice chairman of the party’s military commission. CS Monitor

Anti-austerity protests and strikes are sweeping across Europe on Wednesday, with major demonstrations in Greece, Spain, Ireland and Brussels. Associated Press

Pakistan is reeling in the wake of a devastating flood, rampant militancy, bad governance and a crisis between the executive and the judiciary. All it might take to trigger military intervention is one incendiary incident, possibly a clash between the judiciary and the government. Asia Times

Pakistan’s military is pushing for a change of government, because they’re angered by the governments inept handling of the country’s devastating floods, and alarmed by the collapse of the economy. NY Times

While Americans blame the bankers for the economic crisis, and the Chinese blame the Americans, the many Europeans are blaming immigrants, leading to xenophobic responses. Europe’s boom years were kept going by cheap migrant labor, but now foreign workers are being accused of petty crimes and of driving wages down. The Age (Australia)

Germany will make its last reparations payment for World War I on Oct. 3, settling its outstanding debt from the 1919 Versailles Treaty. That date is also the 20th anniversary of German reunification. Der Spiegel

The disadvantaged Russian minority in Estonia is panic-buying buckwheat, because of Russia’s ban on export of buckwheat, even though Estonia does not really face a shortfall. AFP

I’ve often joked that young American college students know so little geography that they couldn’t find China on a map. Apparently the same kind of thing is true in Israel, where young students don’t know what continent Israel is on, and some think that Napoleon Bonaparte is Israel’s chief of staff. Palestine Chronicle

A female Toronto judge has struck down all of Canada’s prostitution laws, saying that they “force prostitutes to choose between their liberty interest and their right to security of the person as protected under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.” Government lawyers will have 30 days to appeal, before all prostitution laws are invalidated. Toronto Star

Will the snuggle suit kill off the slanket? Telegraph

(Comments: For reader comments, questions and discussion, see the 29-Sep-10 News — The eclipsing of China’s Hu Jintao and Wen Jiaboa thread of the Generational Dynamics forum. Comments may be posted anonymously.) (29-Sep-2010) Permanent Link

28-Sep-10 News — China becomes more belligerent over disputed islands
Kazakhstan willl ban the export of buckwheat and oilseed

Japan demands compensation as China becomes more belligerent

Japan attempted to turn the tables on China on Monday, by demanding that China pay for repairs to two Coast Guard vessels that were damaged during the confrontation with a Chinese fishing boat on September 8, according to Bloomberg.

The Chinese boat had been fishing in waters surrounding uninhabited islands claimed by both China and Japan. During the confrontation, the Chinese boat collided with the Japanese Coast Guard vessels, causing some damage.

Japan arrested the boat captain, and faced a storm of retaliatory threats from China. China cut off shipments of rare earth metals to Japan, and then arrested four Japanese consultants working in China.

Japan released the boat captain within a few days, in order to improve relations between the two countries, and both Japanese and American officials fully expected the whole conflict to simmer down at that point.

But that hasn’t happened. Much to everyone’s surprise, Japan’s acquiescence to Chinese demands has resulted in even greater belligerence by the Chinese. China treated the returning boat captain as a national hero, and demanded an apology and monetary compensation from Japan.

China used to say that disputes over these islands should be resolved by negotiation, but now the Chinese are saying that the disputed islands belong to China unequivocally, and that no compromise of any kind is possible. China is also increasing its use of its own patrol boats in the disputed waters, according to Yomiuri.

From the point of view of Generational Dynamics, it appears that a significant generational change of some kind has occurred.

I’ve written several times in the past that China’s leaders, including president Hu Jintao and premier Wen Jiaboa, grew up during Mao’s Communist Revolution crisis war. Like America’s Silent Generation, they grew up in the midst of enormous human suffering, and they experienced a kind of generational child abuse that makes them put compromise and conciliation ahead of everything else when they’re adults.

This stunning change from a generally conciliatory foreign policy to a much more nationalistic and less compromising foreign policy indicates to me that Hu and Wen and their entire generation are losing influence rapidly, and that people from younger generations are beginning to make all the important decisions.

Of course we won’t know for a while, if ever, what’s going on in China’s government, and how the decision making process is changing. But analysts who expect this level of Chinese nationalism and belligerence to be a one-time event should prepare to be surprised.

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Kazakhstan will join Russia and other former Soviet republics in banning the export of buckwheat and oilseed. The Russian export is blamed for this year’s surging world food prices. Bloomberg

France remains on high alert, as new terrorist attacks are threatened. Washington Post

Israel’s Navy is closely watching a new “freedom flotilla” boat with Jewish activists that left Cyprus on Sunday with the goal of breaking the Gaza blockage, and says it will use force to stop it. Haaretz

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Islamic Affairs is implementing educational programs to Imams and preachers to encourage moderation in sermons. Media Line

Mazlan Othman, a Malaysian astrophysicist, will appointed by the United Nations to head UNOOSA, the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs. In case aliens ever land on earth and say “Take me to your leader,” it will be her responsibility to meet and greet them. At first I thought this story was a joke, but apparently it isn’t. Australian

(Comments: For reader comments, questions and discussion, see the 28-Sep-10 News — China becomes more belligerent over disputed islands thread of the Generational Dynamics forum. Comments may be posted anonymously.) (28-Sep-2010) Permanent Link

27-Sep-10 News — Iran’s nuclear plant attacked by Stuxnet computer virus
Mideast peace talks extended one more week as settlement freeze expires

Stuxnet computer virus attacks Iran’s Bushehr nuclear plant

A major computer virus attack has spread to the Windows computers at Iran’s Bushehr nuclear power plant, according to the Telegraph. However, the project manager at Bushehr said that the major systems at the plant have not been damaged.


Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant
Iran’s Bushehr nuclear power plant

Stuxnet is not an ordinary, garden variety computer virus, like the ones that erase your hard drives, steal your bank accounts, or send your browsers to porn sites.

In fact, experts aren’t completely sure what it is, or what it’s trying to do. One thing they’re sure of: This virus wasn’t concocted by some hacker sitting at a computer in his basement. This virus MUST have been created by some government or government-level group, using a well-financed highly organized team of programmers, with access to plenty of specialized resources.

This conclusion is reached because of the complexity and large numbers of components in the virus, and because it makes use of stolen encryption certificates and secret technical information that would be available only to high-level intelligence agencies.

Thus, it appears that Stuxnet was designed by one nation to target facilities in another nation, as a kind of guided missile. It’s not known which two nations are involved, but the unconfirmed speculation is that the virus was designed by Israel to target Iran.

Here’s what is known. Stuxnet has spread virally, around the world. And like any ordinary virus, it installs itself in Windows computers as a so-called “rootkit.” Once a virus gets installed in that way, it can do pretty much anything it wants to your computer, and is completely invisible to the computer operator. But Stuxnet doesn’t harm most computers.

Stuxnet then searches your computer for a certain kind of software — industrial control software (ICS) that’s used in pipelines or factories or chemical or power plants, according to Symantec.

If this kind of ICS software is on your computer, it then looks to see what kind of factory or plant the software is controlling.

Large factories and plants of this kind are generally not controlled directly by Windows computers. Instead, each device in the plant has its own computer that runs a special kind of software program known as a “programmable logic controller” (PLC). So, the Stuxnet virus looks for Windows software that’s communicating with a device running a PLC — specifically, certain kinds of PLCs made by the giant German company Siemens AG.

Finally, once the virus identifies the right kind of factory or plant, it installs yet another virus into the plant’s PLC software. From that point on, the attacker can invisibly control the entire plant or factory.

Whether the target is Bushehr is just a guess. Experts have attempted to reverse engineer the virus to determine what it’s doing, but these attempts have been only partially successful. All that’s known is that the virus is targeting one or more factories or power plants or pipelines or similar installations that satisfy certain unknown parameters.

Once it finds its target (or targets), it’s expected to issue a series of commands that will destroy the plant, according to PC World. This might happen, for example, by making the plant overheat, by making crucial machinery suddenly spin rapidly out of control, or by making dangerous chemicals get dispersed.

The larger picture here is that this is a new kind of warfare — cyber warfare — that will become increasingly prevalent. The military is now treating cyber as the “fifth domain,” after the other domains — land, sea, air and space. The bad news is that very few people in the U.S. military are trained to deal with this kind of warfare, but the good news is that the same is true of other countries.

So expect to see stories of this type more frequently. Inasmuch as a virus of this type can effectively destroy an entire factory or power plant, the results could be as spectacular as the detonation of a bomb. And there would be no trace of the bomber, or any way to find out who it is. There may yet be such an outcome from the Stuxnet virus. No one knows.

For the individual Windows computer user, there are a few lessons to be learned here. First, make sure that you subscribe to a computer anti-virus service. Second, make sure that you turn on the option that automatically installs all the regular Windows updates from Microsoft. The Stuxnet virus is able to infect computers because of vulnerabilities in Windows software that the automatic updates are now repairing.

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The Mideast peace talks will be extended for one more week, as the 10-month moratorium on Israeli settlement building in the West Bank ended on Sunday evening at midnight. Some settlement building began as the ban was ending, but not a great deal yet. The next crucial date will be October 4, when the Arab League meets, and decides whether to approve continued peace talks between the Israelis and the Palestinians. Jerusalem Post

A senior minister in Pakistan’s government has been forced to resign after accusing the army of being responsible for the deaths of Benazir Bhutto and some other high profile figures. This entire subject area is a super no-no for discussion in Pakistan, since the army leaders are mostly Sunni Muslims and Benazir Bhutto is from one of Pakistan’s leading Shia Muslim families. AP

A new “peace flotilla” has set sail from Cyprus with the intention of breaching Israel’s sea blockade of Gaza. This time, the passengers are Jewish activists. Earlier this year, a major international incident was triggered when nine Turkish citizens on a similar flotilla boat were killed in a confrontation with Israel’s army. That incident led to a continuing rift between former allies Turkey and Israel. BBC

The recent sea incident and subsequent legal battle between China and Japan over Japan’s jailing of the captain of a Chinese fishing trawler in disputed waters is straining relations with China’s neighbors, who fear similar treatment, as China becomes more nationalistic and belligerent. The result is improved relations between the U.S. and Asian countries. Bloomberg

(Comments: For reader comments, questions and discussion, see the 27-Sep-10 News — Iran’s nuclear plant attacked by Stuxnet computer virus thread of the Generational Dynamics forum. Comments may be posted anonymously.) (27-Sep-2010) Permanent Link

26-Sep-10 News — China turns the screws on a humiliated Japan
Mideast peace talks may collapse Sunday over moratorium issue

China turns the screws on a humiliated Japan

China gloated and sought to consolidate and enhance its diplomatic victory over Japan, after Japan’s capitulation on Friday, saying they would accede to China’s demand that the fishing trawler captain be released and sent back to China.

China is demanding that the Japanese issue a formal apology and pay compensation for the arrest. This demand has infuriated the Japanese, according to the NY Times, and Japan has firmly rejected the demand.

China is holding four Japanese nationals that it seized on Thursday, probably in retaliation for the Japanese arrest of the boat captain. It’s not known whether the release of the boat captain will have any effect on the status of the Japanese nationals, according to the Japan Times.

China is taking another form of revenge as well. China has unofficially begun an embargo on shipments of rare earth minerals to Japan, needed in the manufacture of electronic gadgets, according to Reuters.

An analysis by the Chinese government publication Global Times indicates that China’s foreign policy is becoming less conciliatory and more nationalistic, and that this incident is an example of that change. The article quotes a Chinese international expert as saying,

“A tougher stance would deter other countries from jeopardizing the nation’s maritime interests. China’s demand for an apology and compensation is to make it clear that China will never compromise on sovereignty. “China has sufficient military capabilities to secure its maritime territory, but resorting to war is absolutely not the optimal solution to maritime territorial disputes with Japan or Southeast Asian nations.”

This increasingly belligerent Chinese attitude is occurring as the survivors of Mao’s Communist Revolution all die off, and are replaced by young officers who feel completely unrestrained, and correspond to America’s Generation-X. I included the following in yesterday’s posting, but it’s worth repeating here:

“China’s military spending is growing so fast that it has overtaken strategy,” says a China expert from Singapore. “The young officers are taking control of strategy and it is like young officers in Japan in the 1930s. They are thinking what they can do, not what they should do. This is very dangerous. They are on a collision course with a US-dominated system.” Presumably, the ‘young officers’ correspond to America’s Generation-X. Telegraph

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Israel’s moratorium on building West Bank settlements is due to expire on Sunday, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has taken a hard line, saying that negotiations will end unless the moratorium is extended. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has also taken a hard line, saying that the moratorium will not be extended. The Americans are frantically running around, trying to get everyone to compromise on some kind of partial moratorium, so far without success. Haaretz

India’s prime minister Manmoham Singh has announced an eight-point initiative to quell the violence in Indian-held Kashmir, which has a majority Muslim population. This will “begin the process of sustained dialogue” with the Kashmiris. Prisoners will be freed, and schools will be reopened. The Hindu

This week, the North Korean Workers’ party will hold its first conference since 1980. North Korean élites are jostling for power, and analysts outside of Korea are trying to figure out what’s going on. It’s possible that the increasingly frail president Kim Jong-il will announce that his successor will be his youngest son, Kim Jong-un. This transition of power into the hands of a young boy will certainly cause a powerful struggle with uncertain outcome. Guardian

(Comments: For reader comments, questions and discussion, see the 26-Sep-10 News — China turns the screws on a humiliated Japan thread of the Generational Dynamics forum. Comments may be posted anonymously.) (26-Sep-2010) Permanent Link

25-Sep-10 News — Japan kowtows to China over trawler captain
Sarkozy declares victory over striking labor unions

Japan kowtows to China over arrest of fishing trawler captain

Denying that he’s been pressured by the government in Tokyo, a Japanese prosecutor announced on Friday the decsion to release a Chinese fishing boat captain who had been held for two weeks

He said the decision came after “careful consideration of future Japan-China relations” and the repercussions caused by the incident, according to the Japan Times.

However, it also came a day after the Chinese arrested four Japanese contractors in China. The Japanese have had no contact with the abducted contractors, according to Yomiuri (Japan).

A survey by the Mainichi Times (Japan) indicates, not surprisingly, that many foreign media outlets are saying that Japan is bowing to China’s pressure.

According to the official Chinese news service Xinhua, Japan has not yet done enough to atone for its action. The demand from China’s Foreign Ministry is that the Japanese must apologize and pay compensation for the incident. “Such an act seriously infringed upon China’s territorial sovereignty and violated the human rights of Chinese citizens. Japan’s detention, investigation or any form of judiciary measures for the Chinese trawler and fishermen are unlawful and invalid.”

The Japanese had arrested the fishing trawler captain because his boat was fishing in waters surrounding the Senkaka Islands (called the Diaoyu Islands by the Chinese), and those waters are claimed by both countries. The statement from China’s Foreign Ministry claims that the Diaoyu Islands and surrounding islets have been “China’s inherent territory since the ancient time and China possesses undisputable sovereignty over the islands.” It adds, “The stance of the Chinese side has not and will not change.”

A new statement by Japan’s Foreign Ministry indicates that a new confrontation may be close by. The Wall Street Journal (Access) reports that Japan’s new Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara has warned China against starting drilling in a gas field near the disputed islands, saying that Japan would take countermeasures if evidence of Chinese gas extraction work is confirmed.

Aerial photographs taken by Japan’s Self-Defense Forces revealed that the Chinese had transferred some “equipment” to the gas field, according to the article.

In my opinion, this whole situation is a really big deal.

Sarkozy declares victory over striking labor unions

A bill to raise France’s legal retirement age from 60 to 62 triggered nationwide strikes by France’s public service unions on Thursday.

President Nicolas Sarkozy claimed victory after government estimates indicated the size of the protest was smaller than a similar protest staged on Septeber 7, according to the Telegraph. However, the unions disputed this finding, and claimed that the protests were in fact larger.

The next two days of strikes and demonstrations will be October 2 and October 12. According to Bloomberg, the unions chose the Oct 2 date because it’s a Saturday, and will therefore permit more people to participate in the demonstrations and protests.

This whole situation has become something of an international joke because French labor unions are demanding that the retirement age remain at 60, while other European countries have increased their retirement ages to 65 or even 67.

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“China’s military spending is growing so fast that it has overtaken strategy,” says a China expert from Singapore. “The young officers are taking control of strategy and it is like young officers in Japan in the 1930s. They are thinking what they can do, not what they should do. This is very dangerous. They are on a collision course with a US-dominated system.” Presumably, the ‘young officers’ correspond to America’s Generation-X. Telegraph

Friction is rising between China and its Asian neighbors, with the result that the United States is beginning to look better and better to the neighbors. NY Times.

Three people — two Russian cosmonauts and one American astronaut — were stuck in space on Friday, when a Russian space craft that was supposed to bring them all back to earth failed to undock from the International Space Station. It’s believed that the problem is in a sensor, and they will try again over the weekend. Ria Novosti

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is meeting with Palestinian and Israeli leaders to try to prevent total collapse of the Mideast peace talks when the settlement freeze expires on Sunday. Reuters

Britain is facing a new terrorism threat: A revival of Irish-related terrorism by dissident republican groups trying to copy the Provisional IRA (Irish Republican Army). However, this threat is not as great as the threat from international terrorism. BBC

The United States and South Korea will hold a new round of joint naval exercises, to last for five days. The exercises will emphasize anti-submarine warfare. VOA

(Comments: For reader comments, questions and discussion, see the 25-Sep-10 News — Japan kowtows to China over trawler captain thread of the Generational Dynamics forum. Comments may be posted anonymously.) (25-Sep-2010) Permanent Link

Scientists confirm pyramids in Bosnia are oldest known pyramids in the world

Pyramids of Europe, the largest and oldest in the world

Scientists confirm pyramids in Bosnia are oldest known pyramids in the world

Posted by EU Times on Aug 21st, 2010

Bosnian pyramids have been finally confirmed. Pyramid experts from all over the world have confirmed the existence of the Bosnian pyramids. In addition, 90% of all these experts said that the the Bosnian pyramids are by far the world’s largest and oldest pyramids. There are five (5) pyramids in Bosnia and it is said that they are 12000-26000 years old. In 2010 UNESCO added the Bosnian pyramids into their World Heritage sites. UNESCO and the CIA are planning to make the Bosnian Pyramid Valley the world’s largest and most valuable historical monuments by 2012.
The Bosnian Pyramid Vally consists of the five following pyramids:
-Pyramid of Sun (world’s oldest and largest pyramid)
-Pyramid of Moon (world’s second oldest and largest pyramid)
-Pyramid of Love
-Pyramid of Earth
-Pyramid of Boson


By Mike Smith
24th of August 2010

I am sure by now you must have heard the nonsense that Ancient Egyptians were black, peddled by the Afro-centrists and their pseudo history. So if Blacks built the pyramids in Egypt then who built the ones in Bosnia? The Bosnian pyramids are the oldest pyramids in the world. And larger than any other pyramids found anywhere else on earth.

Check out the fascinating pictures at this Link

Look at how they first tried to cover it up and pretend there were no pyramids Wiki lies

Scientists confirm pyramids in Bosnia are oldest known pyramids in the world
Bosnian pyramids have been finally confirmed. Pyramid experts from all over the world have confirmed the existence of the Bosnian pyramids. In addition, 90% of all these experts said that the the Bosnian pyramids are by far the world’s largest and oldest pyramids. There are five (5) pyramids in Bosnia and it is said that they are 12000-26000 years old. In 2010 UNESCO added the Bosnian pyramids into their World Heritage sites. UNESCO and the CIA are planning to make the Bosnian Pyramid Valley the world’s largest and most valuable historical monuments by 2012.
The Bosnian Pyramid Vally consists of the five following pyramids:
-Pyramid of Sun (world’s oldest and largest pyramid)
-Pyramid of Moon (world’s second oldest and largest pyramid)
-Pyramid of Love
-Pyramid of Earth
-Pyramid of Boson

DISCOVERIES ON BOSNIAN PYRAMID OF THE MOON PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 30 August 2010

Bosnian Pyramid of the Moon is the second biggest pyramidal structure in the world with it’s height of 190 meters. This pyramid has been one of the focus of investigation this season in Visoko. Great number of volunteers, archaeologists and geologists have had a chance to open new archaeological trenches or enlarge existing ones.

Three-sided Moon pyramid has a unique design combining paved terraces and clay layers. Clay was used as the construction and binding material. Similar combination can be found in a case of Chinese pyramids in Shaanxi province. 

During the period June-August 2010, volunteers and archaeologists have uncovered perfectly preserved paved terrace. Three vertical layers and four horizontal raw have been exposed. 

Italian and Spanish archaeologists discovered artificially-made water channels. There is also a step with sandstone blocks cut at the same slope. Half-radius of this terrace is made very diligently with half-circled sides at the meeting point of two blocks. 

This trench is labeled “Sonda 20” and has attracted tens of thousands of tourists to the Bosnian Pyramid of the Moon this year.

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Participantsof the International Summer Camp for volunteers uncovering the paved terrace atthe Bosnian Pyramid of the Moon in July-August 2010

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Volunteers from Italy,Croatia, Banlgadesh,Serbia, Canada, Bosnia-Herzegovina,Denmark and United Kingdom,lead by Italian archaeologist Ricardo during the work on “Sonda No. 20”

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Spanish archaeologist Fernando joined the crew during the month of August 2010

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Carefull but intensive investigation have produced a number of proofs for the artificial character of the Bosnian Pyramid of the Moon

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Leading archaeologist in Visoko this season, Sara from Italy, suggests future actions to the principal investigator dr. sci. Sam Semir Osmanagich

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Water drainage channels are located between vertical raws

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Italian archaeologists Sara and Francesco

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Vertically positioned raw of smaller-size plates

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Volunteer from Vukovar (Croatia), carefully cleans the terrace

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Diligent way to make half radius

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Three raws of shaped sandstone plates have been uncovered this season

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Water channel curves at 90 degrees before hitting the step

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Step with shaped blocks and same slope

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Archaeological trench “Sonda No. 20” have been the most atractive location on the Bosnian Pyamid of the Moon during 2010

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View of the Northern and Western side of the Bosnian Pyramid of the Moon

“The Man” Ain’t What He Used to Be

“The Man” Ain’t What He Used to Be

Resisting the Lies of the Ruling Class

The Establishment and Its Social Values

Young people today have been programmed to “Rage Against the Machine.” The Left has successfully marketed youthful rebellion against “The Man” for decades. One has to wonder, though, how long it will take until today’s budding hipsters — gussied up in a postmodern hodgepodge of recycled rebellions past — finally realize that they are the new squares.

“The Man” is now a smooth-talking, b-ball playin’ brother who come up from bein’ a community organizer in the ghetto.  He wants to save the planet, offer healthcare to everyone, punish the greedy, redistribute wealth, and offer a welcoming hand to his working-class Brown brothers from the south. He’s surrounded himself with a rainbow coalition of the choicest minorities.

It’s got to be tough to make it as a real radical lefty these days. You really have to do your research and get out your microscope to find your microaggressions.  You have to go so far left that it feels almost tongue in cheek and goofy, like that awkwardly ironic t-shirt you bought at Urban Outfitters. You have to hold an anti-plastic bag drum circle. It’s not like back in the ‘60s when you could just grow your hair out, get naked and sit around singing and smoking pot in the mud.  And it’s not some wizened old beatnik feeding you communist propaganda; it’s your schoolteacher, your principal, your college professor and your Supreme Court Justices. The future is now, cats, and you can’t fight “The Man” when he’s on your side. You can take to the streets and march, if that’s what you’re into, but your signs might as well say “Yes, sir, more of the same, please!” All you can do is become part of the machine, another cog. Your “rage” is all staged.

Any real resistance, any real rebellion at this point will have to come from the right.

There is growing reason for it. This has not been the people’s revolution. If polls are to be believed and votes are to be counted, the federal government is now behaving more and more like an oligarchy, where a cadre of elites, academics and “experts” decide what’s good for the people. Healthcare reform was passed with waning support, when few even knew what was in the bill. The American people were assured by their irritated masters that they would learn to like it. The State of Arizona, a border state facing a massive influx of illegal immigrants, decided to crack down and enforce the law. A majority of Americans have always supported sensible immigration control and rule of law over free-for-all, but “The Man” stepped in, sued the state and got a judicial decision that hobbled Arizona’s attempt at immigration control before it went into effect.

Most recently, an openly gay federal judge negated the will of a majority of Californians — 7 million of them — and decided that the state would recognize same-sex marriages whether the people agreed or not.

As the state progressively abandons the song and dance required to maintain the illusion that America is governed for and by the people, as it stops asking and listening and starts telling, it becomes increasingly illegitimate as a people’s government. At a certain point, it stops being us and starts being them, they, IT.

Andy Nowicki called it when he wrote:

They are the rulers; we are the ruled. They are in control; we aren’t.

In fact, they have shown themselves to be openly contemptuous of, even mocking towards, anyone with the audacity to try to stop them from achieving their goals. “Pass all the resolutions you want, suckers!” they sneer, “We’ll just send our boys in black to knock ‘em down and call ‘em ‘unconstitutional,’ and it’ll be back to square one for you bozos!”

Yes, they have the power, and they’ll eventually get exactly what they want.

The far Left has been portraying the state as an illegitimate oppressor for years. Until recently, the Right has probably seen itself reflected in the halls of power enough to think of the government as “us,” albeit ever more besieged by usurpers. But the worm has turned and the usurpers have usurped. Again, after Nowicki, “let them have the state” — withdraw, disengage, ridicule and defy the Other.

What the state does is simply what the state does.

It has long been clear that the list of “rights, benefits and responsibilities” associated with marriage and denied to same-sex couples are beside the point for the majority of same-sex marriage supporters. For many, even a perfect civil union law that replicated those rights, benefits and responsibilities exactly would not be an acceptable compromise, so long as the word marriage is reserved for heterosexual couples. The push for same-sex marriage is emotionally charged and highly symbolic. It’s about a word that equalizes, validates and — same-sex marriage supporters hope — confers a sense of collective acceptance that same-sex unions are essentially the same as heterosexual marriages.

But what the state does is simply what the state does.

Those on the Right can withhold social approval and deny that acceptance.  The Right can rebel against the state by resisting socially, by refusing to pretend that this consensus exists, by refusing to give the actions of the state any moral authority.

The general public does this already. Take for example the manufactured consensus on transsexuals.

According to the law of the land in many states, a man who takes female hormones and chooses to live as a woman — usually but not always with the goal of getting breast implants and having his penis removed — can legally become a woman.  Likewise, any woman who prefers comfortable shoes can take male hormones, live as a man, and according to the law, become a man. The media will deferentially perpetuate this illusion by referring to her with all of the pronouns normally reserved for men who were born male. Reporters will even report, straight-faced, that a man has given birth.

The state considers Thomas Beatie a man, and the United States Tennis Association allowed Renée Richards to play as a woman, but few people actually accept that a female can truly become a male or vice versa. If you doubt this, imagine an average guy telling his friends and family that he is dating a male-to-female transsexual. “But the state considers her a woman” will not change the fact that in most people’s eyes, that dude is having sex with another dude. A dude with particularly buoyant breasts who is missing a penis — a dude who looks like a lady — but a dude all the same.  To the general public, Thomas Beatie is a freakshow, a bearded lady who had a baby. Chaz Bono is just another fat lesbian with a short haircut. The government and the media say one thing, and the rest of us chuckle and believe another.

What the state says is simply what the state says.

Same-sex marriage offers another opportunity to separate what is right from what the state says. Among the various factions and thinkers on the Right, there will be dispute about the place of homosexuals in society and there will competing visions of what is ideal. But I think just about everyone can agree, though sometimes for different reasons, that same-sex marriage is a ridiculous sham and should be treated as such.

And here’s where it comes down to you.

You have the choice either to concede and play along, or you can keep same-sex “marriages” encased in sarcastic quotation marks. I have male associates who refer to male partners as their “husbands” and who consider themselves “married.” I’m not going to indulge that fantasy. As a writer, I don’t refer to MTFs as women, and I won’t refer to some lesbian’s live-in lover as her “wife” — no matter what the state says.

To restate the old H.L. Mencken zinger, we must respect the other fellow’s “marriage,” but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his “husband” is handsome and his adopted children are smart.

“Oh, is that what they’re calling it now?”

Niggers try to break into Dead Nigger Storage!

Niggers try to break into Dead Nigger Storage!

July 14, 2010 by doctorofnaturalselection

Sometimes the word gets out and around that we have some famous niggers that have been entrusted to us.  It is imperative that niggers be properly stored away from humans, and in a safe manner to quarantine the many diseases that niggers carry as part of celebrating that rich, proud culture niggers claim to have.   And so a couple of niggers were caught trying to break into our state of the art facility.  They were probably trying to get to our dead nigger we call “The Moonwalker.”

Our security system was triggered and one of our cameras got a clear picture of these niggers trying to appear like dey beez  all daid an sheeit!

“Let us in whitey! Wee beez daid! Jus’ look at us! Ook-eek-eek-screeee!”

Niggers go to all kinds of great lengths to beez all daid an sheeit just to get in to Dead Nigger Storage because for niggers, our services are free.  And anything free is more gibs muh dat that niggers demand because they think they deserve it.  While we would love to be able to have every nigger on earth stored in our facilities as their failed sub-human species becomes extinct, there are niggers that try to jump ahead in line.

Some of these niggers have created a way to make use of themselves so if they can’t fool us into letting them in to Dead Nigger Storage, then their efforts are not a total loss.  Below you can see some of the niggers that decided to become charcoal.  Probably for a bar-b-que if they failed at getting into our storage facility.  We hope they had a good cook out.

“Wee inbented dat charcoal an sheeit but whitey dun stole our kulcha!”

Looks like the death anniversary rush to see “The Moonwalker” was a helluva party!

“Duz wee callz dat Daid Nigga Stowage an sheeit or duz dey gibs us munny fo’ deez daid niggas? Wee jus’ wunt to see dat Michael body an sheeit!”

It has not dawned on niggers that they are doing some work in trying to fool us and get into our place – and remember that to a nigger, work beez rayciss.

Niggers think they invented everything so we submitted their “nigger charcoal” invention to the Nigger Museum of Accomplishment.  Unfortunately we ran into a small problem:

For the niggers that tried to break in, we wanted to make them comfortable even though they were alive so of course we turned them over to the police.  You should have seen their eyes light up!  Niggers love going to jail.  They get to celebrate dat down low an sheeit.  And dat down low beez one of their favorite parts of that rich, proud culture niggers think they have.

Please remember niggers, we are called Dead Nigger Storage for a reason.  So you need to be dead to be eligible for our services.  Either wait for your time to come or go out and celebrate your culture of crime.  Like we even need to suggest that!  Maybe you will get all daid an sheeit as you attack a human.  It could be your lucky day!

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Declaration of War

Declaration of War
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“It is now a dark and dismal time in the history of our Race. All about us lie the green graves of our sires, yet, in a land once ours we have become a people dispossessed. Our heroes and culture have been insulted and degraded. The mongrel hordes clamor to sever us from our inheritance. Yet our people do not care.

Throughout this land our children are being coerced into accepting nonwhites for their idols, their companions, and worst of all for their mates. A course which has taken us straight to oblivion. Yet our people do not see. Not by accident but by design these terrible things have come to pass. It is self-evident to all who have eyes to see that an evil shadow has fallen across our once fair land. Evidence abounds that a certain, vile, alien people have taken control of our country. How is it that a parasite has gained dominion over its host? Instead of being vigilant our fathers have slept.

What are we to do? How bleak these aliens have made our children’s future. All about us the land is dying. Our cities swarm with dusky hordes. The water is rancid and the air is rank. Our farms are being seized by usurious leeches and our people are being forced off the land. The capitalists and communists pick gleefully at our bones while the vile, hook-nosed masters of usury orchestrate our destruction.

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We hereby declare ourselves a free and sovereign people. We claim a territorial imperative that will consist of the entire North American continent north of Mexico. As soldiers of the Aryan Resistance Movement (ARM) we will conduct ourselves in accordance with the Geneva Convention.

We now close this Declaration with an open letter to congress and our signatures confirming our intent to do battle. Let friend and foe alike be made aware: This Is War! We the following of sound body and mind under no duress, do hereby sign this document of our own free will, stating forthrightfully and without fear that we declare ourselves to be in a full and unrelenting state of war with those forces seeking and consciously promoting the destruction of our Faith and our Race. Therefore, for Blood, Soil and Honor, and for the future of our children, we commit ourselves to battle. Amen.”

The Order, Brüder Schweigen

Strength through homogeneity! The Rise Of European Nationalism in the West.

Strength through homogeneity!

The phrase “diversity is our strength,” touted ceaselessly by the extreme left, is a standing insult against white people. Do you think this independence day celebration in Estonia would be improved with more “diversity?”

A recent study published in the science pages of the New York Times says that civic engagement decreases as the racial/ethnic diversity of a neighborhood increases. The study was conducted by Robert Putnam, PhD, author of the book Bowling Alone. This well known and respected scholar was so shocked by his own results that he kept them a secret for years before publishing them. Click Here.

Translation:

Keeping the beauty of fatherland.
Fighting against the enemy:
Pay attention, pay attention,
Pay attention, pay attention!
If you believe in yourself,
In opinions of the wise,
In shoulders of the strong,
In mightiness of the elders,
In nimbleness of young men,
In sisters, brothers,
Above all in yourself,
Then you get better life……

The downside of diversity

A Harvard political scientist finds that diversity hurts civic life. What happens when a liberal scholar unearths an inconvenient truth?


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IT HAS BECOME increasingly popular to speak of racial and ethnic diversity as a civic strength. From multicultural festivals to pronouncements from political leaders, the message is the same: our differences make us stronger.

But a massive new study, based on detailed interviews of nearly 30,000 people across America, has concluded just the opposite. Harvard political scientist Robert Putnam — famous for “Bowling Alone,” his 2000 book on declining civic engagement — has found that the greater the diversity in a community, the fewer people vote and the less they volunteer, the less they give to charity and work on community projects. In the most diverse communities, neighbors trust one another about half as much as they do in the most homogenous settings. The study, the largest ever on civic engagement in America, found that virtually all measures of civic health are lower in more diverse settings.

“The extent of the effect is shocking,” says Scott Page, a University of Michigan political scientist.

The study comes at a time when the future of the American melting pot is the focus of intense political debate, from immigration to race-based admissions to schools, and it poses challenges to advocates on all sides of the issues. The study is already being cited by some conservatives as proof of the harm large-scale immigration causes to the nation’s social fabric. But with demographic trends already pushing the nation inexorably toward greater diversity, the real question may yet lie ahead: how to handle the unsettling social changes that Putnam’s research predicts.

“We can’t ignore the findings,” says Ali Noorani, executive director of the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition. “The big question we have to ask ourselves is, what do we do about it; what are the next steps?”

The study is part of a fascinating new portrait of diversity emerging from recent scholarship. Diversity, it shows, makes us uncomfortable — but discomfort, it turns out, isn’t always a bad thing. Unease with differences helps explain why teams of engineers from different cultures may be ideally suited to solve a vexing problem. Culture clashes can produce a dynamic give-and-take, generating a solution that may have eluded a group of people with more similar backgrounds and approaches. At the same time, though, Putnam’s work adds to a growing body of research indicating that more diverse populations seem to extend themselves less on behalf of collective needs and goals.

His findings on the downsides of diversity have also posed a challenge for Putnam, a liberal academic whose own values put him squarely in the pro-diversity camp. Suddenly finding himself the bearer of bad news, Putnam has struggled with how to present his work. He gathered the initial raw data in 2000 and issued a press release the following year outlining the results. He then spent several years testing other possible explanations.

When he finally published a detailed scholarly analysis in June in the journal Scandinavian Political Studies, he faced criticism for straying from data into advocacy. His paper argues strongly that the negative effects of diversity can be remedied, and says history suggests that ethnic diversity may eventually fade as a sharp line of social demarcation.

“Having aligned himself with the central planners intent on sustaining such social engineering, Putnam concludes the facts with a stern pep talk,” wrote conservative commentator Ilana Mercer, in a recent Orange County Register op-ed titled “Greater diversity equals more misery.”

Putnam has long staked out ground as both a researcher and a civic player, someone willing to describe social problems and then have a hand in addressing them. He says social science should be “simultaneously rigorous and relevant,” meeting high research standards while also “speaking to concerns of our fellow citizens.” But on a topic as charged as ethnicity and race, Putnam worries that many people hear only what they want to.

“It would be unfortunate if a politically correct progressivism were to deny the reality of the challenge to social solidarity posed by diversity,” he writes in the new report. “It would be equally unfortunate if an ahistorical and ethnocentric conservatism were to deny that addressing that challenge is both feasible and desirable.”

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Putnam is the nation’s premier guru of civic engagement. After studying civic life in Italy in the 1970s and 1980s, Putnam turned his attention to the US, publishing an influential journal article on civic engagement in 1995 that he expanded five years later into the best-selling “Bowling Alone.” The book sounded a national wake-up call on what Putnam called a sharp drop in civic connections among Americans. It won him audiences with presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, and made him one of the country’s best known social scientists.

Putnam claims the US has experienced a pronounced decline in “social capital,” a term he helped popularize. Social capital refers to the social networks — whether friendships or religious congregations or neighborhood associations — that he says are key indicators of civic well-being. When social capital is high, says Putnam, communities are better places to live. Neighborhoods are safer; people are healthier; and more citizens vote.

The results of his new study come from a survey Putnam directed among residents in 41 US communities, including Boston. Residents were sorted into the four principal categories used by the US Census: black, white, Hispanic, and Asian. They were asked how much they trusted their neighbors and those of each racial category, and questioned about a long list of civic attitudes and practices, including their views on local government, their involvement in community projects, and their friendships. What emerged in more diverse communities was a bleak picture of civic desolation, affecting everything from political engagement to the state of social ties.

Putnam knew he had provocative findings on his hands. He worried about coming under some of the same liberal attacks that greeted Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s landmark 1965 report on the social costs associated with the breakdown of the black family. There is always the risk of being pilloried as the bearer of “an inconvenient truth,” says Putnam.

After releasing the initial results in 2001, Putnam says he spent time “kicking the tires really hard” to be sure the study had it right. Putnam realized, for instance, that more diverse communities tended to be larger, have greater income ranges, higher crime rates, and more mobility among their residents — all factors that could depress social capital independent of any impact ethnic diversity might have.

“People would say, ‘I bet you forgot about X,’” Putnam says of the string of suggestions from colleagues. “There were 20 or 30 X’s.”

But even after statistically taking them all into account, the connection remained strong: Higher diversity meant lower social capital. In his findings, Putnam writes that those in more diverse communities tend to “distrust their neighbors, regardless of the color of their skin, to withdraw even from close friends, to expect the worst from their community and its leaders, to volunteer less, give less to charity and work on community projects less often, to register to vote less, to agitate for social reform more but have less faith that they can actually make a difference, and to huddle unhappily in front of the television.”

“People living in ethnically diverse settings appear to ‘hunker down’ — that is, to pull in like a turtle,” Putnam writes.

In documenting that hunkering down, Putnam challenged the two dominant schools of thought on ethnic and racial diversity, the “contact” theory and the “conflict” theory. Under the contact theory, more time spent with those of other backgrounds leads to greater understanding and harmony between groups. Under the conflict theory, that proximity produces tension and discord.

Putnam’s findings reject both theories. In more diverse communities, he says, there were neither great bonds formed across group lines nor heightened ethnic tensions, but a general civic malaise. And in perhaps the most surprising result of all, levels of trust were not only lower between groups in more diverse settings, but even among members of the same group.

“Diversity, at least in the short run,” he writes, “seems to bring out the turtle in all of us.”

The overall findings may be jarring during a time when it’s become commonplace to sing the praises of diverse communities, but researchers in the field say they shouldn’t be.

“It’s an important addition to a growing body of evidence on the challenges created by diversity,” says Harvard economist Edward Glaeser.

In a recent study, Glaeser and colleague Alberto Alesina demonstrated that roughly half the difference in social welfare spending between the US and Europe — Europe spends far more — can be attributed to the greater ethnic diversity of the US population. Glaeser says lower national social welfare spending in the US is a “macro” version of the decreased civic engagement Putnam found in more diverse communities within the country.

Economists Matthew Kahn of UCLA and Dora Costa of MIT reviewed 15 recent studies in a 2003 paper, all of which linked diversity with lower levels of social capital. Greater ethnic diversity was linked, for example, to lower school funding, census response rates, and trust in others. Kahn and Costa’s own research documented higher desertion rates in the Civil War among Union Army soldiers serving in companies whose soldiers varied more by age, occupation, and birthplace.

Birds of different feathers may sometimes flock together, but they are also less likely to look out for one another. “Everyone is a little self-conscious that this is not politically correct stuff,” says Kahn.

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So how to explain New York, London, Rio de Janiero, Los Angeles — the great melting-pot cities that drive the world’s creative and financial economies?

The image of civic lassitude dragging down more diverse communities is at odds with the vigor often associated with urban centers, where ethnic diversity is greatest. It turns out there is a flip side to the discomfort diversity can cause. If ethnic diversity, at least in the short run, is a liability for social connectedness, a parallel line of emerging research suggests it can be a big asset when it comes to driving productivity and innovation. In high-skill workplace settings, says Scott Page, the University of Michigan political scientist, the different ways of thinking among people from different cultures can be a boon.

“Because they see the world and think about the world differently than you, that’s challenging,” says Page, author of “The Difference: How the Power of Diversity Creates Better Groups, Firms, Schools, and Societies.” “But by hanging out with people different than you, you’re likely to get more insights. Diverse teams tend to be more productive.”

In other words, those in more diverse communities may do more bowling alone, but the creative tensions unleashed by those differences in the workplace may vault those same places to the cutting edge of the economy and of creative culture.

Page calls it the “diversity paradox.” He thinks the contrasting positive and negative effects of diversity can coexist in communities, but “there’s got to be a limit.” If civic engagement falls off too far, he says, it’s easy to imagine the positive effects of diversity beginning to wane as well. “That’s what’s unsettling about his findings,” Page says of Putnam’s new work.

Meanwhile, by drawing a portrait of civic engagement in which more homogeneous communities seem much healthier, some of Putnam’s worst fears about how his results could be used have been realized. A stream of conservative commentary has begun — from places like the Manhattan Institute and “The American Conservative” — highlighting the harm the study suggests will come from large-scale immigration. But Putnam says he’s also received hundreds of complimentary emails laced with bigoted language. “It certainly is not pleasant when David Duke’s website hails me as the guy who found out racism is good,” he says.

In the final quarter of his paper, Putnam puts the diversity challenge in a broader context by describing how social identity can change over time. Experience shows that social divisions can eventually give way to “more encompassing identities” that create a “new, more capacious sense of ‘we,’” he writes.

Growing up in the 1950s in a small Midwestern town, Putnam knew the religion of virtually every member of his high school graduating class because, he says, such information was crucial to the question of “who was a possible mate or date.” The importance of marrying within one’s faith, he says, has largely faded since then, at least among many mainline Protestants, Catholics, and Jews.

While acknowledging that racial and ethnic divisions may prove more stubborn, Putnam argues that such examples bode well for the long-term prospects for social capital in a multiethnic America.

In his paper, Putnam cites the work done by Page and others, and uses it to help frame his conclusion that increasing diversity in America is not only inevitable, but ultimately valuable and enriching. As for smoothing over the divisions that hinder civic engagement, Putnam argues that Americans can help that process along through targeted efforts. He suggests expanding support for English-language instruction and investing in community centers and other places that allow for “meaningful interaction across ethnic lines.”

Some critics have found his prescriptions underwhelming. And in offering ideas for mitigating his findings, Putnam has drawn scorn for stepping out of the role of dispassionate researcher. “You’re just supposed to tell your peers what you found,” says John Leo, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a conservative think tank. “I don’t expect academics to fret about these matters.”

But fretting about the state of American civic health is exactly what Putnam has spent more than a decade doing. While continuing to research questions involving social capital, he has directed the Saguaro Seminar, a project he started at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government that promotes efforts throughout the country to increase civic connections in communities.

“Social scientists are both scientists and citizens,” says Alan Wolfe, director of the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life at Boston College, who sees nothing wrong in Putnam’s efforts to affect some of the phenomena he studies.

Wolfe says what is unusual is that Putnam has published findings as a social scientist that are not the ones he would have wished for as a civic leader. There are plenty of social scientists, says Wolfe, who never produce research results at odds with their own worldview.

“The problem too often,” says Wolfe, “is people are never uncomfortable about their findings.”

Michael Jonas is acting editor of CommonWealth magazine, published by MassINC, a nonpartisan public-policy think tank in Boston.

Hollywood’s Last White Nationalist

Hollywood’s Last White Nationalist

M. Night Shyamalan’s Aryan Aesthetic

If you’re the sort who lets the fickle proclivities of film critics affect your judgment of the actual quality of movies, you’ve surely concluded that M. Night Shyamalan‘s talents have been in a state of sad and hopeless decline for nearly a decade.

The same cultural commissars who unanimously praised The Sixth Sense (1999) and generally approved of Unbreakable (2000) and Signs (2002) began to turn on their once-favored cinematic prodigy when The Village was released in 2004; since that pivotal turning point in elite collective taste, they have never looked back. It is as though the India-born, Philadelphia-raised director has committed some unforgivable cinematic sin against the Holy Ghost, as far as critics are concerned — one suspects that even if he were to deliver the next Citizen Kane or Vertigo, it would still be greeted with a sour, bitter, contemptuous hate-loogie from the representative sampling of scribblers at Rotten Tomatoes, and the kind of accompanying astronomically low “rotten” score on the “tomato-meter” usually reserved for Pauly Shore or Larry the Cable Guy joints.

In point of fact, however, Shyamalan’s latest, The Last Airbender, an adaptation of the popular fantasy anime series, is his first truly “bad” film. While visually stunning, Airbender features wince-inducing acting and dialogue, along with a convoluted plot and an overall pomposity of tone that even drains it of any charm it might otherwise possess. But of course, the real tempest in a teapot surrounding this big-budget summer film (which did surprisingly well in its first week of release, given the bloodsucking competition from Eclipse as well as the requisite critical bloodletting that follows any Shyalman release) is something unrelated to questions of its filmic worthiness. Rather, it concerns the “race-bending” the director daringly employed in the making of Airbender, casting young white actors in roles presumed to have been meant for Asians.

Numerous commentators have railed against Shyamalan for his alleged — what else? — “racism” and insensitivity. For his part, Shyamalan has somewhat petulantly argued back that as a nonwhite director, he can’t truly be racist, and that his critics are the real racists for choosing to attack him in such a manner. A careful examination of Shyamalan’s cinematic canon, however, renders his “nothing to see here; move along” stance on this controversy somewhat disingenuous. Even leaving the racial politics of Airbender aside, it is easy to discern a certain subversively pro-white sensibility manifesting itself throughout the entire M. Night oeuvre.

For one thing, in an age where multiculturalism is all the rage, and everyone feels pressure to show he’s “down” with people of other races, Shyamalan unflinchingly sticks with white characters in predominantly white settings, in which sensitive yet stoic white heroes win the day.

Think of Bruce Willis in Sixth Sense and Unbreakable, Joaquin Phoenix in Signs and The Village, or Mark Wahlberg in The Happening. Though black, Hispanic, and Asian faces are occasionally seen, the Philadelphian auteur appears utterly uninterested in bending over backwards to fill any type of racial quota in his films.

In fact, M. Night scarcely seems interested in non-whites at all. Looking over the casts of nearly all of his films, one is struck by their relentless Caucasoidian orientation. The only black character of any importance is Samuel L. Jackson’s in Unbreakable, and he (it is worth noting) turns out to be the villain.  The only Hispanic of note is the exceedingly white-looking John Leguizamo in The Happening, who plays Mark Wahlberg’s buddy and gets killed off halfway through. A certain loudly-squabbling North Asian mother and daughter serve as broadly comic relief in Lady in the Water, but are of little relevance to the plot; like the numerous Asian extras in The Last Airbender, they show up briefly, deliver a few lines, and then are gone.

The only non-white race that occasionally plays a significant role is Shyamalan’s own: the high-caste “Aryan” Indian: dark-skinned but statuesque, lordly, and aristocratic. In Lady in the Water, Shyamalan himself appears as a man who has written a brilliant book that will soon change the course of history and usher in a reign of peace and goodwill.

(Critics pounced on this moment as instance of Shyamalan’s runaway egotism on display, not suspecting that he may have simply been ironically riffing on his own reputation for narcissism, winking at the camera all the while.) In Airbender, high-caste Aryan Indians appear en masse as a race of arrogant, imperious and domineering “fire people,” who aim to usurp the authority of the gods and rule the world in their place. The white characters in the movie, by contrast, seek to restore balance between the various races of the earth by doing their best to repel the nefarious, genocidal designs of the “fire kingdom.”

But certainly the most blatant example of Shyamalan’s partiality to whites is on display in The Village, which also happens to be his most powerful film to date. Here, the story revolves around a group of Caucasians who flee modern life and crime-filled urban settings in order to start a utopian pastoral community in the midst of a deep forest. The group even adopts traditional Victorian-era clothes and cultivates formal, old-style manners of speech in order to inculcate an atmosphere of virtue and goodness (the audience at first thinks the film is set around 120 year ago, before a “twist” reveals that it’s all happening in the present).

The Village — whose praises I have sung elsewhere — is many things at once: a cerebral monster movie, a parable on the nature of innocence and evil, and a sensitive examination of the permissibility of extreme responses to rampant social and moral decay. But it is also, ineluctably, a generally sympathetic treatise on white separatism. The prevalence of violent crime in what the Villagers call “the towns” is relentlessly invoked throughout the movie, at times in horrifying detail; one would need to be dense indeed to escape the suggestion that this all-white group, formerly from downtown Philadelphia, set up their rural colony in part to escape victimization at the hands of urban blacks.

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Alternative Right readers will recognize that I do not point out these aspects of M. Night Shyamalan’s aesthetic tendencies to condemn him. An artist must follow his muse, chase what interests him. For whatever set of reasons, this highly talented and largely misunderstood filmmaker of Eastern heritage seems largely taken with white, Western men, women, and children, and moreover enjoys portraying such people in a sympathetic and heroic light. One is almost tempted to express gratitude that someone has such inclinations in our day and age. Yet it should not escape our irony-detector that the one person most fearlessly treading this artistic path in plain sight is non-white himself.