Monday, February 28, 2022
The Media got the Memo…
No, Donald Trump did not “praise Putin” as several establishment media mouthpieces are saying. Listen to the actual speech and the context. He acknowledged that Putin was smart and our “leaders” are stupid — hardly “praise.”
This reminds me of the time Trump responded to a woman who had lost a loved one to a MS-13 gang member in the country illegally. Like clockwork, virtually all media liars chimed in that “Trump called immigrants animals.”
Sunday, February 27, 2022
The Mechanical Worldview
Klaus Schwab, of the Davos/World Economic Forum has a degree in mechanical engineering (and economics).
Some of the greatest support for Adolph Hitler and the Nazi Party was from doctors and engineers. That’s not to tarnish the reputation of very respectable trades. The afore mentioned occupations are beyond helpful and can’t be pigeon-holed into over-generalizations. That said, I have to suggest that a worldview may be colored somewhat by “scientific” or “mechanical” perspectives.
Artists, poets, and philosophers (intellectuals) certainly have a track record for failure when trying to impose their idealism and fanciful visions on the practical lives of fellow citizens. I’m not so sure that a purely mechanical approach to living will work out well for humanity either.
When appraising the actions of Marxists that have tried to construct various “utopias,” it’s clear that their motives and inevitable results have had a rather cold and mechanical ambience. With occasional hat-tips to “compassion” and “sharing,” their ultimate perspective seems to view humanity as cogs in a well-controlled wheel, one that can be planned, organized, and established on “scientific” principles.
The World Economic Forum’s “Great Reset” never bills itself as another attempt at imposing Marx’s vision but it should be beyond clear to any serious observer that Marx and Klaus Schwab and company are very much on the same page. Schwab describes his entire scheme as a “Fourth Industrial Revolution” where a brave new world of half human/half machine (AI Robot) is happy to no longer own anything. Of course most insightful critics note that Schwab and his enthusiastic followers will likely maintain their wealth, property, and power — they will “own things.”
Many people aren’t aware of just how much the Davos scheme has permeated the power structure of many countries. Schwab himself once bragged about “his people” dominating half of the cabinet in Canada. It goes without saying that the inept authoritarian Prime Minister of Canada is a member of the team. Like Canada, the American deep state is dominated by the globalist temperament, if not actual affiliation with the World Economic Forum’s program.
Such Bond-plot storylines used to be easily written off as “conspiracy theories” — as if that automatically disqualified them as objective appraisals. In the past several years, many conspiracy theories are increasingly being found to have more than a grain of truth in them.
The recent protests by truckers and their supporters in Canada initially took issue with the heavy-handed approach of government Covid policy. More and more, sympathetic voices across the globe are recognizing that behind temporary schemes like Covid edicts lies something more sinister.
Engineering affords great benefit in the advancement of technology but humans are not machines no matter how much garden-variety autocrats may hope to make us so.
You won’t be happy if “you own nothing” and you won’t be human if this latest crop of dystopian autocrats pulls off their great reshit.
Saturday, February 26, 2022
This is what “America First” looks like. Some nice icing on the cake is that you discourage agressive actions from assorted thugs (you prevent war).
Friday, February 25, 2022
No Trump When You Need Him
…They weren’t “mean tweets.” They were witty and sarcastic responses to mean tweets directed at him.
Tuesday, February 22, 2022
…the crowd screamed “death to the dictator” as Robespierre was dragged to the scaffold.
“ Misinformation”…sure, run with that.
Monday, February 21, 2022
In the end, it always comes down to government vs. citizens. The fact that some citizens side with the oppressor is irrelevant. There will always be stupid people.
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Trudeau’s latest edict was done only because he didn’t have a Reichstag to burn.
Classic Authoritarian Collectivism
…the rulers of Canada, New Zealand, et al. Demand that the public obey coercive edicts. When people protest against the obvious tyranny, the thugs of “the Great Reset” impose harsh punishments.
We can at least take satisfaction in knowing how this will end. The backlash is going to be sweet.
Monday, February 14, 2022
Things that state media is not showing.
Sunday, February 13, 2022
Saturday, February 12, 2022
This is what Democrats call “white supremacy.
Humans vs. the state.
Friday, February 11, 2022
Buy Stock in a Canadian Rope Company
Real revolutions result in freedom. Real revolutionaries resist tyranny.
Klaus Schwab and his band of internationalist thugs and tyrants are no doubt about to find the meaning of poetic justice. When the time comes the decent allies of freedom will respond accordingly.
Sunday, February 06, 2022
Always an excellent appraisal.
Tuesday, February 01, 2022
(Reposted from long ago with some minor editing. Definitely still relevant)
Long Live The "Single Agent Fallacy"
The socialist worldview has a way of morphing itself to changing times. While it may appear to change, its underlying values and obsessions remain the same - imposing a "planned" society, "redistributing" wealth and power to the state, and honoring some collective abstractions above and beyond the actual individuals who occupy the real world.
Collectivism, and the very stance of viewing humans in context to group affinities, is one of those major concepts that define Leftism. It is equally true that Classical Liberals -- "the right" -- are polarized to this stance. A basic tenet of the Right-Wing worldview is individuality and autonomous freedom.
Of course, some will immediately drag dishonest, "conventional wisdom" into the argument; "weren't Hitler and Mussolini Right-Wing?" - Actually, no, they weren't (although common semantics has come to define them as such). Although it has been a successful ploy of The Left to paint some factions of collectivism (i.e. Nazism and Fascism) as "Right-Wing," as a means to distance their own philosophy from some of its more heinous expressions, Nazism and Fascism have absolutely nothing in common with free market classical liberal thought. Of course, everything from conventional wisdom to the common dictionary has bought into the lie. For those naïve in their knowledge of totalitarian institutions, Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy were not decentralized states which honored the rights of the individual in life and commerce. The socialist's supposed hatred for Fascism is little different than their hatred for other factions within the collectivist ideal. The Stalinists hate the Trotskyites, the Maoists hate the "capitalist roaders" (other socialists who will allow some degree of private commerce to later steal from). Because the very essence of socialist thought is imposition of a "plan" or scheme, they will always be violently opposed to anyone who supports an alternate "plan." The Classical Liberal will always be the main target of such vitriol because, by its very nature, it is opposed to externally imposed plans of any kind.
While a thousand initially just causes, from civil rights to environmental issues, can be used to rally the flock to the standard socialist game plan, their ultimate goal has always been collectivism and imposed government authority.
Some members of the intellectual "community" have also become quite skilled in adapting fads and philosophies to these ends. An entire chain of "thinkers" from Plato to Rousseau, Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Sartre, Derrida et.al., have continued the mental gymnastic stunt of twisting radical skepticism and relativism to the usual socialist ends. Their "skepticism" is, however, highly suspect, as they are inevitably choosy regarding what it is they are skeptical about.
The Left's con-game for justifying an "ordered" society reached a high point in America's colleges in the last few decades under the broad headings of "Postmodernism" and "Deconstructionism," their main point being, that our system of existence, commerce, and very individuality, were all mere "constructs" erected by the powers that be (the capitalist bogeyman -- as usual).
The autonomous individual, so praised by Classical Liberals (The Right), was labeled in the postmodern mind labyrinths as, "The Single Agent Fallacy" (another masterstroke of Orwellian word play). In essence, these philosophers were trying to say that individuality is an illusion. We're supposed to see such intellectual guile as another great flourish of insight by the elites of Left-land.
While it is true that, "No man is an island," it's certainly reasonable that some of us may actually desire a high degree of autonomy. In heated discussion, libertarians often encounter people who are shocked that an individualist's perspective does not "view us all as part of a fast web of interconnectedness." The truth is, Classical Liberals, like most individuals, are aware of the claim's validity to a degree (cheesy descriptions aside). "The right" (again, I emphasize, Classical Liberals), knows that people function in any number of complex group affiliations. Where they differ from The Left is, they do not believe such group affinities deny one's essentially individual nature and capacity to choose, apart from group coercion.
"… We are alienated…We are materialistic"…etc. One must remember that when a leftist says "we" he or she means you. The shallow attempt to include themselves in such deprecation is no more than mock humility and hardly represents the epitome of propaganda skill.
The Post-Mod philosopher's slight of hand is to acknowledge some people's love of individual liberty but then write it off as an illusion motivated by "selfishness" or delusion. It's no coincidence that, in the Soviet gulag, a person's belief in liberty and individuality were seen as symptoms of mental illness; "Since you have no genuine free will to begin with, you might as well do what we well-meaning socialist tell you to do[!]...if you don't, you're obviously insane." The conservativism as pathology "argument" continues to be used by leftists today.
Since the Post Modern school of philosophy (Which is ultimately just another neo-Marxism) feels justified in equating our sense of individuality with a mere fantasy, can we not question the Left's preoccupation with its dream world of collective abstractions? When an individual commits a crime against another, the Left (and all its permutations) will tell us that responsibility lies with "society," "the [free-market] system," or "Euro-centric linear patriarchal thinking." It seems to be literally beyond their comprehension that genuine individuals exist at all. (An exception is made, of course, when dealing with such persons as [ Donald Trump ] who is seen as individually evil of course). Perhaps it could be said that the Left generally favors larger social units. They will always support the interests of the "community" over the family, the centralized state over the local region, and finally, "humanity" or "the Earth" over an individual nation. It's no wonder that those on the left hateauthority and simultaneously love authority (if it is their philosophically kindred brethren imposing it). A Leftist is often rabidly anti -authoritarian on the surface. Ultimately, it's not so much that they're against individuality per se as they are against other's claims to individual freedom. Is it any wonder that such lines of thinking are opposed to anything incorporating the word, "private;" private enterprise, private ownership, private property, private sector, privatization… The very thought of having private lives is anathema to those who would collectivize every aspect of the human spirit.
On a true polarity to collectivist thought lies Classical Liberal conservatism; a belief in limited decentralized government and the primacy of the individual to act and trade according to his or her self-interests. The prime tenant of Leftism is the insistence that individual free expression be controlled and molded to what the Leftist sees as a higher cause -- "the people, the race, one's 'class,' society, the poor..."
When we deal with these basic philosophical stances we are no longer in the realm of debate backed by "proof." We are all indeed enmeshed in a complex web of chosen and un-chosen group affinities and possess an awareness and ability to think and act as individuals. How much people choose to live in accordance with the dictates of their own conscience vs. how much they feel themselves to be mere cogs in group allegiance is, to a considerable degree, a subjectively chosen stance. While a slave can't "prove" that he or she should be left alone, the state and its supporters can't "prove" that you should sacrifice your own values to a conjured collective abstraction either. (i.e. "The People").
The "single agent" is neither a "fallacy" nor a "construct" fabricated by a "capitalist class of oppressors." It's the basic package that we humans come in. The fact that we may choose to be, or find ourselves, among others as families, communities, clubs, or "classes" hardly justifies that we be compelled to live out an intellectual's favorite plan for marching in their parade, ...to the beat of their discordant and oppressive drums.