Saturday, April 18, 2015

A Once Great Site Sinks Into The Abyss

Questions for those intellectually lazy or incompetent trolls on ZeroHedge. 
  • Tell us when have I ever said anything positive about the cesspools of Washington DC or Brussels? 
  • Tell us, were the Russians ever held accountable for the Holodomor?
  • How about "The great terror" and the Gulags?
  • Did they ever make amends for the occupation of Eastern Europe or the violent repression of the Hungarian and Czech revolutions?  Oh that's right never. 
  • How about the mass deportations never to return?
  • How about the vast swaths of radiological death across Kazakhstan? 
  • When has Russia ever known anything but tyranny and/or chaos?  I'll tell you. Not since Peter the Great.
  • Why did all those former Russian occupied vassal states declare their independence once the Soviet Union collapsed under the weight of its own corruption and incompetence? 
  • How many ethnic minorities across European Russia and Siberia are still held under Russian tyranny? 
  • How is Putin's behavior or yours any different than the Fuherprinzip or the even older Russian concept of the Vozhd?

You people need to get your heads out of your butts.  At best You are exactly the same kind of people who said that Hitler sought nothing more than to restore German dignity.  At worst you would behave like Hitler's SA or Dzerzhinsky's Cheka.

Sadly the West is thoroughly under the sway of its own batch of globalist tyrants, but that doesn't mean that the likes of Russia and China aren't still determined to carve out their own global empires, and they have a proven track record for ruthlessness even more brutal than the Nazis.

A Bit Of Evidence....,

A bit of evidence that Putin's Russia is operated by scumbags.  I mean let's be serious here my humble site does not get a great deal of traffic.  I do have a few people who check in regularly from places around the world.  Recently however I have experienced a large upswing in traffic from Russia and Ukraine. I am accumulating a long list of referring sites with the .ru suffix.  Some of these have been Russian based industrial supply sites. Others are links to clothing, home furnishings and consumer products.  The vast majority however have been Russian pornography sites. As I fail to see that the consumers of this garbage would suddenly switch gears and move over to my humble commentary I can only surmise that the FSB trolls in the basement of Lubyanka are unhappy with my content and trying to create some association of my blog as a porno site in order to get it banned.  How pathetic.  Or maybe it's that porno is the only unfettered business operating in Russia because the Kremlin can siphon off so much money from it.

The Choices We Face . . . . . If You Can Call It That.

Maybe it's just me but each succeeding election cycle seems to get longer and longer.  This coming one, being a Presidential election and with Obama no longer eligible (thank God for such favors) will I'm sure prove torturous in its own way.

Those candidates and potential candidates that have presented themselves, declared or not are as motley a crew as we have ever seen.  I'd say the lack of qualifications and experience, combined with personal and political corruption is appalling, but it's what we have come to expect from our degraded and degrading election process.

That said let's take a look at what we've got: First the so-called "Democrats".

Joe Biden: A drunk, a clown and as intellectually shallow a man as I have ever seen.  He's so vacuous I doubt even a deadlocked Democratic Convention would see him as an alternative.

Martin O'Malley: For most American O'Malley is a political unknown.  A fact I'm sure he's counting on.  For anyone with even a passing familiarity with the political sewer of Baltimore MD shudders at the thought.  For those not so familiar I'd suggest watching reruns of the HBO series "The Wire" and examine the character of Tommy Carcetti.  O'Malley is Carcetti in all his venality. 

Lincoln Chaffee:  Lincoln who? He couldn't ride any farther on the coat tails his father's good name so he changed party and slipped into political oblivion.

That brings us to the "heir apparent," the "presumptive candidate," the "entitled one," (hey let's get the first dose un-PC and "sexist" pejoratives out of the way) Hillary Clinton. 

Where do I start but to say that I don't think our nation has seen a candidate as unaccomplished, unqualified, grasping, power hungry, arrogant and morally corrupt since Aaron Burr.  Her recent stunt of flying coach and carrying her own bags was even more transparently phony than Michelle "where do I vacation next" Obama shopping at Target.  Does she think that makes up for parking her campaign van in a handicapped zone?  Hillary's blood soaked hands are bought and paid for by every elitist power broker between Dubai and Wall Street with the mansions of the Hollywood hills thrown in for good measure.  A vote for Hillary is a vote for national suicide.  Six and a half years of Obama has placed the gun firmly against our temple, Hillary will pull the trigger at the first opportunity.

That so many others from the left side of the aisle (qualified or not) are avoiding the race is a measure of several things.  1. They smell disaster in the wake Obama's overreach, malfeasance, and Chamberlainesque pandering to our nation's enemies and Wall Street's corruption.  2. They recognize the Clinton organization for the vicious, remorseless and vindictive machine that it is and don't want to expose themselves to it's flesh tearing jaws, or 3.  They figure it's just easier to wait out the Clinton's last hurrah, hope four years of anyone else besides Obama will wash at least some of the bad taste out of the voter's mouths and they can in the meantime continue lining their pockets at the taxpayer's expense.

This then brings us to our so-called "Republicans". 

1. Bobby Jindel.  I don't question his sincerity and he no doubt deserves credit for being elected as a man of color in a deep South state.  But again it's a matter of Bobby who?

2. Marco Rubio.  At first glance some may see the Senator from Florida as an appealing candidate.  Personally I think all talk after his Senate race has gone to his head.  When it comes to policy statements he flip-flops more than a lobster just dropped in a pot of boiling water.  I'll pass.

3. Chris Christie.  One word, "weasel".

4. Rand Paul.  Sorry Senator but you listen to your old man too much.  He might be dead right on monetary policy but you're both dead wrong on foreign policy.  I'll look elsewhere.

5. Jeb Bush.  If there is any singular candidate who qualifies as potentially a worse disaster for the Republic than Hillary Clinton would be or Barak Obama has been, it is Jeb Bush.  His father snatched defeat from the jaws of Reagan's victory over the Soviet Union by assuring the Russians that neither the communists nor communism would be held to account for over 70 years of crimes against humanity and who's barbaric toll surpassed even the Nazi's organized slaughter.  The result of such incompetence is a revanchist Russian imperialism with bands of "former" KGB operatives in the drivers seat.  His brother followed up on father's failing to apply the lesson of history by letting the newly constituted governments of Afghanistan and Iraq include Islamic Shria law as basis for their new constitutions.  I can only shudder to think what a third round of Bush style arrogant incompetence would lead to.  I do know for certain it won't be good.  Leopards don't change their spots.

This leaves us with Ted Cruz and Scott Walker.  Cruz has certainly put on the persona of steadfast and traditionalist conservative and this of course will make him target of vicious and merciless attacks from the left's lapdogs in the media.  He will no doubt be labeled as "the right's new Joe McCarthy" or words to that effect.  He would do well to rember that McCarthy was proven right and that it is the left that has "no shame".

Wisconsin's Scott Walked is the candidate that the leftists most loath and fear.  He has proven himself and the temper of his metal. By succeeding in both an attempt to recall him from office and a subsequent reelection he has shown he can withstand the machinations of media, the left and their union lackeies. By breaking organized labor's grip on public service employees and restoring both public and private workers rights to choose wheather or not to join a union he has earned both their undying enmity and deprived both the unions and the Democrats of a big chunk of money.

As of yet I am far from making a choice. There is a lot to be learned about both men and unknow events to unfold before that time comes, but I think you can guess who I'm not supporting.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Poor Pooty Poo . . . .

The crybabies in the Kremlin are now upset that the Ukrainian parliament has banned the symbols of both the communist and Nazi occupations, declaring it "repression of free speech".  Really Vladdy boy?  So tell us how many journalists have disappeared, died of fled into exile under your watch?  Or perhaps there is something about opening old KGB police records that the legislation also calls for that has you concerned?  Or maybe you're worried that the Ukrainians will melt down all those statues of Lenin and turn them into bullets to shoot at the Russian troops you say aren't in Ukraine.

Does this statement of outrage include an apology for all the millions of Ukrainians you Russians have killed just since1918?  Or how about a thank you to George H.W. Bush for letting you sorry communist murderers off the hook for your nearly 75 years of crimes against humanity.  Maybe the world would take Russia more seriously if you finally buried Lenin's rotted corpse and took down his statues and stopped putting up posters of Stalin and apologized to the rest of the world for his having started World War Two in conjunction with Hitler.

We all know none of that will happen so how about taking your phony outrage and sticking it where the sun doesn't shine and just STFU!

If There Was Ever Any Doubt........

If there was ever any doubt that long term association with the Kardashians was poisonous, one only need look at the ongoing story of what has become of Bruce Jenner.  It's sad.  What's sadder still is that so many look upon it as entertainment rather than the tragic destruction of the life and mortal soul of a man that so many once admired, looked up to and saw as a role model. What's horrifying is that there are those who will cast his destruction as something to be admired, looked up to and emulated.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Blind In His Right Eye....

So Harry Reid has admitted that he is blind in his right eye, blaming his latest "exercising accident" for the affliction.  Sorry Harry but the whole world knows you have been blind in the right eye for decades!  Well maybe we should give Harry credit for being religious.  "If thine eye offends thee, pluck it out."  Somehow I doubt it.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Putin: Europe's 21st Century's Would be Vlad The Impailer.

So now Uncle Vlad is busily engaged in openly threatening to set the ethnic Russian populations of the Baltic states into deliberate civil discord in his displeasure at NATO having placed a couple or fighter squadrons and a few hundred troops on their sovereign territory and at their request.

Poor Pooty boy!  I guess he would have the world forget that for almost half a century Russia had over half a million troops and thousands of tanks and aircraft occupying Eastern Europe and within quick striking distance of most the capitals and major cities of Western Europe.  So the shoes is on the other foot now and the new Tsar doesn't like the fit!

Say what you will about the last bunch of Russian imperialists, they were a lot of things, most of them bad, but they weren't crazy.  They knew full well that MAD was indeed madness and no good could or would come from it.  I'm not so sure about this latest batch.  Maybe they see the neo Chamberlains of the current administration as more than willing to back itself into a corner of impotence and Vlad and company are glad to help them do it.  That would leave Russia and China free sweep into Southwest Asia, the Middle East and North Africa and gouble up the resources the have long coveted.

The more things change the more they remain the same.  The world's entire financial regimen is teetering on the edge of disaster. History has proven time and again that is just when tyranny strikes.  Unfortunately I doubt the current batch of scoundrels in Washington DC and Brussels have the intellectual or intestinal fortitude to do anything about it.  God save us all from those who are "smarter" than us.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

A Note To My Ukrainian Readers.

I have noticed a late upturn in traffic from Ukraine in the last couple three weeks.  I might hope it has to do with my humble attempts at defending Ukrainian human rights in the face of naked aggression from their former masters to the north and east.  My thoughts and prayers are with you in your struggle for freedom and self reliance.

You have come a long way so far and there will be many new obstacles placed in your way by for and so-called friends alike.  If any of you have any information, pictures I can help you get out to American citizens just ask, I'll be glad to make whatever humble effort I can.  Please leave a comment and let me know where you're from and what you think.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

A Dead Letter And A Ticking Time Bomb

The Hildabeast has just received a notice in her "personal" e-mail inbox.  You know the kind, the ones that says there is a registered letter waiting that requires her signature. Sent from a no longer enthralled media and post marked from Hypocrisy in the state of Arrogance and Corruption.

I have no doubt that Hillary feels the media's having turned a blind eye to Obama's incompetence and naked corruption for nearly 8 years, was simply going to be one of those gifts she was entitled to inherit among with the Oval Office.  Too bad for her the world's events have taken on such an accelerated pace that the not even the formerly fawning sycofants at the New York Times can keep up as things slip from their grasp of control.  Like trying to hold on to a fist full of sand, the harder they squeeze the more slips through their fingers.  That a lifetime of incompetence and corruption may now be catching up and turning Hillary into a political dead letter is a blessing the measure of which I doubt many can fully appreciate.  That Tommy Carcetti err Martin O'Malley from deep in the political sewers of Baltimore, is being considered as a viable alternative just indicates how politically bankrupt we have become.  But that's another story.

As bad as the prospect of another Clinton in the White House may be, I find the prospect of another Bush as bad if not worse.  Both families are unrepentant globalists. While the Clintons are just old fashioned bought and paid for avaricious liars, the Bush family are establishment elitists with a track record snatching defeat from the jaws of victory and thereby laying the foundations for the resurgence of the enemies of Western Civilization stronger or more dangerous than they were to begin with.

George H. W. Bush gave away Reagan's victory over the Soviet Union by assuring that the communists and communism would not be punished for their horrific crimes against humanity.

His elder son ignored the historical precedent established in the victory over Japan.  Namely that of forbidding the inclusion of the religious precepts that had been the basis of their aggression from the new government.  Shinto and Emperor worship were banned, not as a religion but as an institution of government.  George W. Bush gave the new governments of Afghanistan and Iraq carte blanche to make Shria a basis of their new constitutions.

The world's reward for their incompetence are a resurgent and revanchist Russian imperialism and an ongoing political, military and religious conflict in the Middle East and North Africa that grows more out of control every day.

Granted that nearly eight years of having a naked Islamophile and communist in the White House have more than contributed to and exacerbated the chaos.  I shudder to think what kind of surrenders to tyranny Jeb Bush would dream up beyond his already clear signal that our southern border will remain wide open to any and all who wish to enter.

Every election season the talking heads declare that the next election is the most crucial ever and that "our side" must win.  If it's a choice between Bush or Clinton the election will already be lost ...... for all of us.

The succession of either another Clinton or Bush to the Presidency would seal the fate of the American Republic and our beloved Constitution just as surely as Augustus's reign sealed the fate of the Roman Republic and Senate.  The institutions will remain but only as toothless and impotent facades lending a rubber stamp to an Imperial Presidency that already sees no need to either consult with or submit its proposals to a Congress that sees itself as a servant of government rather than the people.

Unlike in Rome here there remain a great many here who still believe that the citizens remain sovereign.  There is much uncertainty and chaos in our future. Whether or not that principle remains intact in whatever emerges from the other side remains to be seen.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Russian Revanchist Tears

I simply cannot be the only one who grows weary of Russian revanchist tears over how “put upon” they are by the rest of Europe and the world in general.  Well Boo Freaking Hoo.  Since just when have the Russians ever approached the outside world with anything but an attitude and actions of belligerence, intimidation and straight up racism and violence?   The only times that there has not been some sort of dictatorship in charge there was nothing but utter chaos that simply laid the groundwork for the next batch of dictators and oligarchs.

The word revanchism was practically invented to describe Russian longings for lost empire and territories.  Don’t ever expect the Russians to ever acknowledge that all those former Tsarist and or Soviet captive nations declared their independence at the first opportunity because they were sick and tired of Russian hegemony, oppression and occupation.  Apparently the Russians and the Islamists have a certain factor in common; the belief that once a territory falls under their control their rights of self-determination are gone, forever expunged and never to be restored.

The latest batch of belly aching from Moscow is that the Baltic nations of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are bringing in NATO supplied heavy weapons to defend their borders from Russian provocations.  Tough luck Uncle Pooty.  The last time I looked these sovereign and independent nations had twice before been occupied and absorbed by Russians and like the Jews who survived the Holocaust they have vowed “Never Again!”  Who can blame them?  Both the Tsarist and the Stalinist deported and or executed any “uncooperative” locals by the hundreds of thousands and then deliberately and forcibly moved Russians into to their stolen and vacated homes and jobs.  The Soviet era of occupation came as a result of a despicable deal the Russians made with Hitler; a nasty bit of work for which they were never held accountable.

Now the new Russian Oligarch complains about “mistreatment and discrimination” against ethnic Russians in the Baltics and Ukraine.  If Putin and company really cared for them they would be volunteering to repatriate their “countrymen” and apologizing to the Baltics nations for the hundreds of thousands who died or disappeared into the Gulags never to return, all at the hands of his beloved Russians. 

Putin’s government has supplied thousands of ethnic Russians in the Baltics, even those born after their independence was declared, with Russian passports.  This in itself should be considered a violation of international law and a violation of these countries internal affairs.

Chamberlain and Daladier, Hitler and Mussolini may have gotten away with negotiating away Czech sovereignty while forcing them to wait in the other room, but I don’t think the Baltics are going to sit back and see the process repeated at their expense.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Yes Dear Children.........

Yes dear children there is an evil in the world.  It is a disease that infects the mind.  A plague that springs back no matter how many times we think we have killed it.  The infection is spread by evil men who seek power and control by sowing its spoors in the minds of the poorly educated, the weak willed, the lazy, the na├»ve.  They convince these poor people that their nation's problems, even their individual problems, are not because of their own ignorance or human failings.  Their problems exist because they have allowed some outsiders to exist among them.  These outsiders aren't like us.  They don't look like us.  They don't eat the same foods as us.  They don't worship the same as we do. Why they even speak their own language! 

We like to think that society has made progress, especially in these last few decades.  But have we really?  We talk about diversity but it's a sham used to disguise even older prejudices.  Yes we've made progress, we're more sophisticated in our bigotry now.  We accept people of all colors and creeds just so long as they agree with our brand of political orthodoxy.  We even accept Jews!  Just so long as they aren't those evil Jews that we can label as "Zionists".  Hell we might even accept their right to exist just so long as they don't do it in their own nation!  And especially as long as they don't dare to defend themselves!  We opened our arms to them (and their money) when they marched beside us during the civil rights and anti war movements of the 1960's but should their most basic right of existence be threatened we turn our backs to them at best, or worse, repeat the libels of the past.   The worst of us are those who refuse to condemn the repetition of these ancient libels even as we recognize them for what they are and know full well where they lead.

Many a nation and people in this sad old world are in trouble today and it is because WE, WE THE PEOPLE, have failed ourselves.  We have failed to guard our liberties, we have failed to be responsible for ourselves.  We have taken the easy road of listening to and  electing corrupt and greedy people who have plied us with false promises that they will guard our liberty, that they will be responsible for us, that they will provide for us at someone else's expense. 

Well now all those false promises are being exposed as the naked and deceitful lies they always were and what do we do?  Do we blame these corrupt and greedy people for their deceits and lies?  Do we purge those that stole our liberties, that led us into dependency?  No, we buy right back into the oldest of lies from the same deceitful mouths. 'It's not our fault, it's the "outsiders", it's the "tribe", it's the "Zionists."'  Underneath it's all just new use of old words for the same old scapegoating and Jew hatred that is thousands of years old. 

In the aftermath of the Nazi horrors of  the Holocaust the entire western world joined with Europe's surviving Jews in the cry of "Never Again" and the founding of the modern state of Israel.  But now, just as our national cemeteries fill with last survivors of "the greatest generation," that evil that they so sacrificed to overcome is born anew.  I don't think it is mere coincidence, but rather the fulfillment of prophesy; "Do not rejoice in his defeat, you men. For though the world has stood up and stopped the bastard, the bitch that bore him is in heat again."  Brecht on Theatre (1964) edited and translated by John Willett.

The German Theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer died at the hands of the Nazis fighting this evil.  He warned us as well.  "Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act." 

Are there bad people in this world?  Yes.  Are some of them Jews?  Yes.  But it's not anyone's characteristic as a Jew or a German or a Russian or an American or white or black that makes them bad or even evil.  It is their personal decision to embrace evil that makes them so.  If we want to find the causes of the worlds problems and their solutions, we had best start with a long gaze into the mirror and remove the splinter from our own eye first.  Anyone who tells you that the solutions lie in victimhood, and condemning others for who or what they are by the accident of their birth is an idiot and a fool or a deliberate agent of evil seeking to lead you into its trap.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

The Frightening March Into March.

Another of Putin's political opponents is gunned down and the commentary surrounding it is as shallow as a rain puddle after a spring shower.

Boris Nemtsov, murdered on the streets of Moscow.
Bush 41 made it clear to the Russians that neither the communists nor communism nor Russian imperialism would ever be held accountable for its crimes.  Why then should we be surprised at the criminal behavior of a cabal of "former" communists running the latest iteration of the Russian Empire?  Russia has no history of honest democratic or republican institutions.  The only alternative they have ever known to dictatorship has been chaos.

That Putin almost immediately announced he would be "taking over" the investigation is in itself damning.  I doubt there will ever be an believable resolution to yet another Russian tragedy.  The only things that are certain is that both the Kremlin and Washington will do their best to exploit the event to their best advantage and more innocent people will die for Russia's latest cult of personality.

Pooty Love
It seems that humans never learn from history.  Putin is just the latest iteration of that greatest of historical disasters, the clever, exploitative populist. From Augustus to Napoleon to Obama and Putin, they pay lip service to the past and leave nothing but a legacy of destruction.  Augustus neutered the Roman Senate and destroyed the Republic. Obama and his minions seek to do the same. Putin wants to (and has largely succeeded) in making sure that any hope of liberty in Russia is strangled in its cradle.  I don't know if Nemtsov was Russia's Cicero but they sure could use one.

Slavery, degradation and subservience has always been the "normal" human condition. The interludes of freedom and self determination have been the exception and all to brief.  Both East and West are in a state of deterioration, both economically and politically.  We will be lucky, very lucky, if the world does not blunder its way into a global conflagration.  The stench of 1914 burns in my nostrils.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Freightening March of Ignorance

Danzig and the Polish Corridor
The profound ignorance of history on display on many news story comment boards is the predictable result of no longer functional education systems dominated by agenda driven leftist bureaucrats.  One story reported that a prominent French journalist. Eric Zemmour, had penned a piece suggesting that the solution to the Ukraine crisis might be found in a formal alliance between Russia, Germany an France.  My comment that Poland and indeed the rest of the world should be uncomfortable with the prospect of a new German/Russian alliance garnered a large number of negative votes.   Such is all one needs to prove the above point.  That one fool suggested that Poland could have avoided the war by simply giving Danzig back to Germany shows how genuinely frightening such ignorance can be.

The beginning of the end for
Russian imperialism Rev. 2
Firstly Danzig was a Free City under League of Nations mandate.  It was politically controlled by neither Germany or Poland.  It wasn't Poland's to give to anyone.  Secondly the idea that Hitler would have been satisfied with obtaining control of Danzig is patently absurd on its face, particularly given what had just happened to the Czechs. 

I doubt any of these geniuses could tell us just how many times it took Prussia, Austria-Hungary and Russia partitioning Poland before there was no more Poland.  Or maybe like good little communists they have neither forgotten or forgiven the Poles for leading the charge of revolution in Eastern Europe that ended nearly fifty years of brutal occupation and led eventually to the end of the Soviet era of Russian Imperialism. 

It's still called Red Square and they still
guard Lenin's rotted corpse.
The Soviet Union my be gone in name but Russian Imperialism never died.  They just transformed from ostensible "international socialists" back into what they always were, Russian Imperialist national socialists.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Another Open Letter To The Charlotte Observer.

In a previous post I outlined my contempt for the editorial staff of the Charlotte Observer.  Recent events once again compel me to confront them for their cowardice.  This letter was sent to them on February 17th.

Shame on the publishers and editors of the Charlotte Observer.  Shame on you for your lack of courage, both intellectual and moral.  You know what the truth is about the history of violence that is Islam, but presenting that truth to the public does not serve your political agenda.   Whatever that is and what good it's supposed to do I have yet to figure out, so then let me make a couple of points and then ask if you would dare refute them. 
  • It's pretty well established and undeniable that Islam is deeply and violently anti-Semitic, anti-Christian and anti western civilization in general. 
  • In its more contemporary forms and directions it is unseverably linked to the horrors of Nazism. 
I won't bore you with a litany of photographs and documentation of the cooperation between Islam, the Muslim Brotherhood and Nazis both during World War Two and in the post war period. Perhaps you should watch the last twenty minutes of Otto Preminger's film adaptation of Leon Uris's "Exodus". 

If the President were to invite a representative of the American Nazi Party to the White House would you be offended and express your outrage at such an act on the editorial page if not the front page of the paper?   Of course you would.   You pay lip service in sympathy for the victims in Paris and Copenhagen and produce rhetoric about the importance of "freedom of speech" but when it come to actually speaking the truth about the nature of that violence, your silence is deafening if not defining.

So why then do you remain all but silent when President Obama invites members of that same Muslim Brotherhood organization, that consorted and still sympathizes with the Nazis to this day, into the White House?  Would you have your readers subscribe to the White House's foolish notion that the ISIS butchers aren't Islamic?  OK then answer me this; Just what are the differences between the tactics ISIS is using to conquer today and the tactics Mohamed used in the 7th century?  Would you have us entertain the further foolish notion that the actions of the Crusaders of the middle ages provide a thin justification for ISIS barbarity today?  Ok then answer me this; Just how many tens of thousands of Europeans were carried off into slavery by Islam's Mediterranean pirates and the Caliphs of Spain?

During the 1930s so called reputable media outlets dismissed the stories of Nazi atrocities against the Jews as "rumors" or simply rhetoric that they had used to win power.  A New York Times journalist who was on the scene openly denied the deliberate mass starvation that was being inflicted in Ukraine.  Is that the kind of "journalistic tradition" you are trying to uphold?  The "rumors" of the Holocaust and the Holodomor were only exposed as truth after a long and terrible war and the end of decades of enslavement in the Soviet empire.

The years of denial and appeasement led to a vicious collaboration between Germany and Russia, a global conflagration and Eastern Europe enslaved for nearly five decades.

Today's modern practitioners of virulent anti-Semitism openly declare both their goals of conquest and enslavement of the West, and demonstrate for all the world to see what lies in store for any who stand in their way.  CAIR decries as "hate speech" the accurate labeling of ISIS sawing of the heads of 21 Coptic Christians as "Islamic barbarity".  And the denials and appeasement continues.  

So just what will it take for the editorial policy of the Observer to acknowledge reality?  Must we have our own Islamic no go zones in Charlotte?  Must ISIS raise its flag over the Vatican?  Public beheadings of the College Cardinals at the Spanish Steps?

I don't harbor the slightest illusion that you will publish this in whole or in part, but I feel an obligation to my conscience to present it.

Saturday, February 14, 2015


Danial Greenfield has a new post that is a must read.

He has produced so may but this on is spot on.  If Obama or any president had invited an avowed Nazi to the White House the public outcry would be reading.  But he invites the direct inheritors of everything they did and stood for and the public and the media all but turn a blind eye to it.  They're all to busy condemning the Prime Minister of Israel as the devil incarnate.

Was Mick Jagger Right all Those Years Ago? Don't Kid Yourself Otherwise.

When it comes to Ukraine there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of political sophistication or historical perspective going on either in Washington or in commentary.  There exist long standing resentments among Ukrainians against Russia and look standing coveting of Ukraine's agricultural capacity by Russia.

Those of my generation might be well served by pulling out that old Rolling Stones song "Sympathy For The Devil" and giving it a very careful listen.  I doubt Jagger knew how prescient his words would be, but history is funny like that.

In the end the combination of Ukraine's lack of political sophistication, largely due to centuries of Russian repression, and long standing Russian paranoia and insecurity are proving a deadly mix.

All the former Soviet satellite states didn't declare their independence out love for their Russian occupiers.  When they became an independent, sovereign nation Ukraine gave up their former Soviet nukes in exchange for a US guarantee of their territorial integrity.  If we think this situation is scary now, imagine what it would be like if they were facing each other down with nuclear arsenals.

Putin is not just a "former" communist but "former" KGB as well. such is hardly the ground where one would expect anything but the foulest of seeds to grow.  Anyone who thinks that Putin is simply looking out for ethnic Russians in Ukraine is a fool.

The combination and confluence of "pro-Putinism" (to coin a phrase) and naked anti-Semitism is truly frightening.  The Russians were deliberately starving millions of Ukrainians to death and packing millions more into boxcars headed for the Gulag long before the SS cranked up their ovens.  The only difference was that the communists knew what they were doing was criminal and they weren't so stupid as to keep records of the millions they slaughtered.

Someone once said after the defeat of the Nazis, and I paraphrase here, "Don't rejoice in your victory, you have defeated the bastard for now, but the bitch who bore him is always in heat."  That next generation of evil is stalking in the Ukraine and the middle east.  Don't kid yourself otherwise.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Greece is the Word: Here We Go Again, Or Socialists Run Out Of Other Peoples Money And Still Can't Figure Out Who's Fault It Is..

There isn't any doubt that the IMF imposed austerity programs have been a leading cause of the deterioration of the Greek's standard of living and the subsequent violent social unrest.  Unfortunately the new government is most shortsightedly confusing the symptoms with the disease.

Rather than face the harsh realities of bankruptcy, enduring the pain of restructuring, exiting the EURO and moving forward, both sides have engaged in playing blame games, avoiding responsibility and postponing the inevitable.

The truth is there is more than enough blame to go around.  Previous leftwing Greek governments saw joining the EURO  zone as the ticket to every good socialist's dream; the ever expanding welfare state and the government dependent population.   Their fellow traveling leftist bureaucrats in Brussels willfully ignored the utter unsuitability of the Greek economy to join the common currency union, more concerned as they were with their fetid dreams of a united Europe and their own centralized control.

Like all socialists of every strip, they live in a world constructed of an unrealistic and unattainable dream.  Namely that economies and economics can be infinitely forced to conform to their political will.  Unfortunately ignoring history and its lessons doesn't change them.

So now the socialist bureaucrats in Brussels have an internal rebellion on their hands.  A rebellion born of former Greek governments borrowing and spending their way to reelection after reelection and lining their own pockets in the process, all with the complicity of Brussels.  But now the unattainable dream is unravelling faster than a ball of yarn set upon by a litter of kittens.

 The socialists in Athens think that they can selectively abrogate all or part of Greece's debt without consequences for the entire financial house of cards.  The failure of the Credit Default Swaps on Greek debt alone could push the likes of Bank of America and J. P. Morgan/Chase into a naked and undeniable insolvency that will make 2008 look like a joke.  But the bureaucrats in Brussels are continuing on with their unattainable dream by threatening Athens that if they don't come to a new agreement with the Troika, the ECB will cut off the Greek banks from any further funding.  Threatening the bankrupt with bankruptcy is either the pinnacle of absurdity or hubris.

Sadly the new government in Greece is only partially right.  There is no solution for Greece within the context of the ECB or the European Union.  Neither is there a solution in returning to the Drachma and hyperinflation in order to continue the welfare state just so a new batch politicians can buy their reelections and line their pockets.

The reality no one wants to deal with is that there is no viable solution for any of us within the context of private central banks and trying to solve the problems of too much debt by going further into debt.

Only the repudiation of national debts, ALL national debts and the return to asset based currencies will set the world on a path to a production and employment driven recovery.

Alexander Hamilton's reports on banking and manufacturing were right two hundred twenty five years ago.  They still hold powerful lessons for today.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Russian Agression Expands Again

The Ukrainian coastal city of Mariupol came under artillery attack yesterday from so-called "rebel forces" in eastern Ukraine.  There are conflicting reports on the number of fatal casualties ranging from 10 to 21.

Hands Up!  Don't shoot (back)!
It's only artillery fire.
Given that the rebel leaders have announced their intentions to expand the territory under their control this aggression is not the result of the local population requesting to be "liberated".  Rather it is nothing more than Russian expansionist desire to create a land bridge to connect to the recently annexed Crimea.  Mariupol lies in the center of their path and of course the needs of "Mother Russia" come first and foremost.  But then Russian oligarchs have been paving the pathways of their political policy in south-eastern Europe with dead Ukrainians for over three centuries.  Why should the 21st century prove any different.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

The Deadliest of Political Correctness.

Frankly I am sick and tired of all the hypocrisy and kissing of the backsides of the so-called "good Muslims".  Do they exist?  Yes.  The Mayor of Rotterdam Holland is a great example.  He is that rare example of an assimilated Muslim who identifies himself as a Dutchman first and  foremost.  And a courageous one at that.  By his recent statement admonishing that if any of his co-religionists don't like western and specifically Dutch culture to "please pack your bags and go!" he has put his life on the line for what he believes is right.

I'm sure I'm not the only one who is fed up with seeing some Imams, of no particular influence,  get trotted out on network TV shows to speak out of both sides of their mouths.  Out of one side they condemn the perpetrators of whatever ghastly new attack and claim that they are not really Islamic.  Then out of the other they insist that the victims of this violence must have respect and tolerance for the religion from which the violence grew.  We are being played for fools.

Hamas recruits giving the Nazi Salute.
It's all just so much Taqiyya (lying for the sake of Allah).  As Yasser Arafat once said; "I'm willing to kill for my cause. Do you think I wouldn't lie for it?"

In Islam, the Sunna (from which the Sunni sect draws its name) means "to follow the example of Mohammad".  Well the recent attacks in Paris are a perfect example of Sunna and prove the lie of the Imams claiming that the perpetrators are not Islamic.

Leading up to Mohammad's siege of  Medina and the wholesale slaughter of its residents, a famous Jewish poet of the day, Kab Ashraf, among others, wrote pieces that ridiculed and criticized Muhammad.  These works soon found wide circulation in the towns and villages of Western Arabia. Muhammad's response was to send assassination squads into Medina and other Jewish enclaves to kill anyone who would dare criticize Muhammad and his movement.   Thus we have the roots of the use of terror by Islam in order to frighten critics into silence.  After the assassination of Kab Ashraf a delegation of Jews from Medina was sent to Muhammad to complain of his cruel fate at Muhammed's hands. Muhammad replied: “He hurt us (Allah and his messenger) and insulted us with poetry, and one does not do this among you (Jews and polytheists) but he shall be put to the sword.”

So then the assassination of Theo Van Gogh, the attacks against the Danish cartoonists and now the wanton murders in Paris are nothing more than a contemporary exercise in the practice of the Sunna.  Anyone who denies this or makes feeble excuses for it are fools or simply practicing Taqiyya.

Islam is now and has always been a political/military movement covered with a veneer of "religion".   In form and function it is little different than Japanese Shintoism that manifest in Kamikaze attacks and suicidal Banzai charges. (There is a reason Gen. MacArthur insisted that the post war Japanese constitution specifically excluded Shintoism from having any place in the new government.  A history lesson we forgot when we allowed the new governments of Afghanistan and Iraq to be bases on Sharia.)

Shoulder Patch of
the 13th Waffen SS Division.
Note the Islamic Sword
 Such  Imperial death worship (with Muhammad as titular "emperor"), coupled with violent hatred of the Jews was manifested in the long time residence of the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem in Berlin during WWII and in the greatly feared Hansar SS division that was comprised mostly of  Muslims from the Baltic region and some that entered Europe through Syria and unoccupied Vichy France.

The grand Mufti reviewing his troops of the 13th.
Division. Note the traditional Turkish headgear.
The Mufti referred to them as the "Cream of Islam."
The Bush administration had us fighting this determined enemy with one hand behind our back.  The current administration has undertaken to make sure we have both hands tied.

On a more hopeful note, the Jihadists have created a Frankenstein's monster in the lone self directed jihadist.  The uncoordinated and extremely violent attacks like those in France, the gang rapes that have occurred in Sweden and Germany have begun to take their toll of the consciousness of growing numbers in Europe.  The backlash to decades of "tolerance" and the creation of Islamic "no go" zones, that are the breeding grounds of this hatred and violence,  have spawned new movements that will only grow in size and political influence.  We can only hope that their growth is tempered with wisdom as well as political fervor, lest violent retribution become the order of the day as the deteriorating economic situation in Europe piles frustration upon frustration.


Saturday, January 10, 2015

A New Excuse For War

According to rumor, as published in London's "Daily Mail", France's most wanted woman, Hayat Boumeddiene, has somehow escaped to Syria.  If any definitive evidence comes forth France will no doubt issue a formal request for extradition.  Syria's Basher Assad best think very carefully about his response.  Obama and the UK's PM Cameron have been chomping at the bit for over a year to wage war against Syria and this is the opportunity they have been looking for.

With anti-Islamic movements and demonstrations growing across Europe, if Assad refuses the request, France will fall, almost by default, into a war alliance with the US and the UK.  The combination of Hollande's dismal poll numbers and the historical perceptions of France's influence in Syria, won't give him much choice.

If Assad follows past precedent, namely his father's long standing refusal to extradite indicted Nazi war criminal Alois Brunner, who was Adolf Eichmann's chief secretary, the die will be cast and the propaganda machines on both sides of the Atlantic and the English Channel will kick into high gear.  Western Ground forces in the Levant will become all but an inevitability, with French forces in a figurehead lead.

Hopefully Assad will make the wiser decision and turn Boumeddiene over to the French, (if she is there and/or the rumor hasn't been manufactured precisely as causes belli for war), and averts more war and US direct involvement in a bottomless cesspool of death and destruction. 

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Another False Dichotomy

There is a false dichotomy between the Brown and the Garner cases.  Brown was clearly a drug addled and or not to bright strong arm thug with a history of using his size to intimidate people. That said we can’t be absolutely sure the police officer wasn’t abusive in his manner and tone when he told Brown and his companion to get out of the .middle of the street. I have no doubt that Brown’s criminal behavior and inclinations contributed to the tragic escalation to then occurred, I can't be certain that the police officer’s attitude wasn’t a contributing factor. Neither can we be certain that police cynicism from dealing with countless previous Michael Browns is unjustified or none contributory.

In contrast the Garner case grew out of “Atlas Shrugged” like absurdities. New York State and New York City have raised and raised and raised the so called “sin taxes” particularly those on cigarettes to such absurd and punishing levels that the city has become a smugglers paradise. Some 60% of all cigarettes are bootlegged in. But rather than reducing tax rates to discourage smuggling and actually increase revenue they have upped the ante on absurdity by not only outlawing the sale of single cigarettes but turning local law enforcement into revenuers enforcing such foolishness.

Not content at having collected taxes at the distribution and retail levels they apparently see the sale of single cigarettes as commerce beyond their reach for taxation. It therefore must be made illegal and such a heinous crime as to warrant violent arrest as opposed to simply issuing a summons.
So what if Garner had a series of petty arrests?   He wasn’t guilty of anything other than filling an economic niche for which there was a demand. A demand created by the state’s and city’s absurd levels of taxation.

Apparently this was not the first time Mr. Garner had been subjected to this kind of petty harassment and for whatever reasons he had had enough. The police clearly over reacted and tragedy ensued.
If amongst all of NYC's myriad problems, enforcing this kind of stupid law is a high priority for the police, then they clearly have too many cops, with too much time on their hands and a badly skewed perspective of what their jobs should be.

I fully recognize the need for police in our society but I will never believe that they are all some heroic bastions of virtue.  They are people like any other and possessed of both virtues and vices, and arguably subject to vice and the temptation to it by the very nature of their power over ordinary citizens.  We have enough real and serious crimes in our cities.  The last thing we need is for the police to be manufacturing them simply to pump up their arrest statistics.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Surprise, Surprise, Surprise! (With Apologies To Jim Nabors)

The conservative voters who cast their ballots for Republicans on the basis of their opposition to Presidential amnesty, Obamacare, out of control spending and the like are at this point disappointed, dare I say angry at the mainline Republicans aligning with Democrats to pass yet another massive spending bill. If this were just a short term continuing resolution too keep government functioning until the new congress is seated the reaction might not have been so visceral, but this was a 7 month funding bill and little more than a sell out to Wall Street.

None of us should be terribly surprised really.  What the politicians and the news media doesn't want the public to know is that when it comes to inside the beltway there are three political affiliations.  You have those who call themselves Republicans, those who call themselves Democrats and most importantly those who are owned, lock, stock and barrel, body and soul, by the Wall Street financial interests.  Of this latter group, this affiliation to Wall Street is binding and they merely disguise themselves as either Republicans or Democrats.

This is the result of the existence of several factors. Namely that we have allowed ourselves to become burdened with career politicians (no term limits on Congressional offices), we have stolen the sovereignty of the individual states with the passage of the 17th amendment and we have allowed Congress to abrogate its responsibilities under Article I Section 8 of the Constitution by its creation of the Federal Reserve Bank and allowing it to control the creation of the nation's currency.

Make no mistake, harbor no illusions, this bill was not some work of bi-partisanship, it was the work of the party of Wall Street and had absolutely nothing to do with so-called traditional party affiliations.  Those who opposed it were not a coalition of conservative Republicans and radical Democrats but simply a combination of those conservatives and Democrats who either lie about or are so deluded as to believe that there is a difference between the fascist statism of Wall Streets moneyed interests and the neo-socialist/communist statism of the left.

If any one has any doubts about this they need only examine the political contribution lists.  On average those Democrats (the Clinton wing, for lack of a better term) who voted for this corruption received twice as much cash from Wall Street as those who did not.  Further proof is demonstrated by the included language that allows Wall Street institutions to once again back their derivatives trades with FDIC insured instruments.  A practice that had been banned under the Frank Dodd legislation.  This puts the taxpayer directly on the hook for several hundred TRILLION dollars of dubious (i.e. worthless) commercial paper.  The potential losses in Credit Default Swaps alone dwarf the bank bailout under Bush 43 by a factor of a hundred if not several hundreds.  These derivatives are what even Warren Buffet has called "weapons of mass destruction."

With nations like Greece again facing financial ruin, (they have become so desperate for hard currency that they have once again started selling off entire Islands in the Aegean Sea.  Japan has entered a path of aggressive deliberate inflation.  The Yen having fallen from the mid 80s to the USD to over 120 to the USD. With their fractional reserve banking policies the FED and Congress have written us into an $18 Trillion hole that is becoming increasingly acknowledged can NEVER be repaid.

Our own elected and appointed officials may not be willing to state the obvious but many foreign nations can see the train wreck coming.  This is why they are slowly and inexorably moving away from the US Dollar based system.  Nations like China, Russia and India are accumulating Gold, Silver and Platinum in massive quantities.  They entering bi-lateral and tri-lateral trade agreements that bypass the US based Swift system in ever increasing numbers.  They are also selling more US Dollar based instruments (US Treasury Bonds and Notes) at a faster pace than they are buying them, unloading large, long term paper (even at a loss) and buying much shorter term paper.

Factor in falling global oil demand along with Saudi/US colluding to keep production high as a purely political instrument against both Iran and Russia and the train grows ever closer and picks up speed.

Unless and until the American public turn out in the streets in numbers and proportions not seen since the Viet Nam War things will only get worse. The career politicians have to go, on mass. Any Congress critter who has served more than 4 terms in the House and/or 2 terms in the Senate must go.  Legislation must be put in place to begin the process of repealing the 17th amendment.  Further action must be taken thoroughly audit the Federal Reserve and then to quickly put it on the path to extinction.  The "Full faith and credit" of the US dollar has run out and will only be restored to a sound asset based monetary system.

Time grows short. With the latest Supreme Court decision allowing the police to claim ignorance of the law as an excuse for violating the fourth amendment rights of citizens they have now openly admitted that there is one set of laws for the elite and their enforcers and another for the rest of us. 

The noose of naked tyranny grows ever tighter.  But as long as the average citizen remains somnambulated with empty meaningless video games, "reality" TV that is anything but,and endless sports spectaculars there is little chance of these or any real and necessary changes will come about.  I fear our liberty will die of indifference.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

No Bill in New York.

Regardless of the victim's animosity toward the police (because of continued harassment) or the police's obvious animosity toward him bred of arrogance and belief of special  privilege, the root cause of this crime lies with governmental and political arrogance, and their refusal to consider the existence of unintended consequences.

In the process of building the progressive utopian disaster that is New York State and New York City they left has raised and raised and raised again the so-called sin taxes, particularly those on cigarettes.  The reaction has been that some 60% of cigarettes are bootlegged in from other states.  Rather than reducing the incentive for smuggling by lowering taxes, and thus potentially increasing derived revenues, the government chooses to increase enforcement by turning the local beat cop into a revenuer.

However absurdly high the taxes may be on a pack of cigarettes may be, criminalizing the non-commercial sale of single cigarettes is a bureaucratic obscenity.  But then I suppose if Mr. Garner had been selling single joints on the corner that would be considered far more politically correct and the cops would have turned a blind eye.

At the close of the Battle of Yorktown Cornwallis's band played a little number titled "The World Turned Upside Down."  Perhaps we should come full circle and it should become an anthem for the coming insurrection.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Getting Rich The New Fashion Way.

The favorite mime and tactic of the contemporary left is to play the zero sum game of no capitalist gets rich except at the expense of making others poor.  Never mind that this theory ignores the fact that wealth is created by the intersection of human intellect and labor in the production of real goods and services in public demand, lets apply this false logic to the obvious question of one Dr. Jonathan Gruber.

Answering question from Congress is not just
inconvenient, it's downright boring. 
If our typical capitalist is guilty of enriching themselves at the expense of the middle and lower class, then just who did Gruber make his $5.9 million at the expense of?  If this MIT genius is such a champion of the oppressed who are in such desperate need of health insurance how does he justify calling them "stupid" and lining his pockets with their tax dollars?  If he, like so many leftist neo-Marxists, think that the a 90% tax bracket would just be paying "their fair share", when are we going to see him make a big public display out of his writing a check for $5.3 million to the IRS?  When are we going to see any of his fellow leftists condemn him for his "greed" or chastise him for his reprehensible characterizations of the American voters? 

Forgive me if I don't hold my breath, after all he's not making money the old fashion way by making something people want. He's making it the new fashion way, stealing it directly from the taxpayers pockets.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Isolating Russia?

So now Uncle Vlad and his foreign minister are complaining that forward deployment of NATO aircraft in Estonia and Lithuania represent an attempt to "isolate" Russia?  I guess we are supposed to take such pronouncements seriously.  I'd also guess that we're supposed to ignore/forget all the Russian military facilities in the Kaliningrad (formerly East Prussia) and within easy striking distance of the Baltic states.

Russian fighters lined up at
Chkalovsk in Kaliningrad Oblast

I mean it's not like the Russians have used "ethnic Russian" populations as an excuse to seize territory from their neighbors before or that they have any reason to be suspect of Russian imperialism or that they spent decades as Russian occupied territory both before WWI and after WWII. Right?

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Random Thoughts on Election Night.

Can I get a franchise on Newspaper editorial staffs crying in their beer?

Is the staff at MSNBC now going to "Lean Forward" and puke up all their BS from spinning the Democrat's loss at record speeds?

Now that Kay Hagan has been handed her walking papers will we actually get an honest investigation into her family connections syphoning off stimulus funds? 

Scott Walker for President???

Monday, October 13, 2014

More Unanswered Ebola Questions

We have reached the point where a significant minority if not a majority of the public no longer believes anything the government says, particularly when it comes to issues that can or do effect individuals directly.

The fact is this out break of Ebola started in December of last year and did nothing but continue to spread.  There were some virologists and pathologists who were warning early on that this out break would be different because of its proximity to dense population centers. By mid June, July the stories began to appear that this was the largest known outbreak of the disease.  Well here we are some three months later and the disease has reached into Europe and North America. All that said, the questions that need to be asked don't yet appear on the horizon.

1.  Did the CDC or NIH begin any preparations when the first warning came out about the danger posed by the proximity to urban population centers?  If yes what were they and why have they so obviously failed?  If not, why not.
2.  When it became clear that this was a large and largely out of control outbreak what steps did the agencies take then. Again why have they failed or why were they not taken.
3.  How many dead Americans will it take before the agencies and the Obama administration STOP PLAYING POLITICS and start operating in the best interest of the America people?  Namely really and truly close the borders as effectively as possible and halt all direct and indirect travel from the epicenters in Africa.
4. How many dead Americans will it take before the American people in mass stand up and demand the government take all reasonable and necessary steps to keep this menace from our shores?

Friday, October 10, 2014

Economic War On The Home Front? I Don't Know.Updated 10/11/14

I have been reading and occasionally commenting on Harvey Organ's blog for several years now.  He recently has been saying to any and all who will listen that the shit is about to hit the fan in the precious metals market.  Even going so far as to predict that the "longs" are going to unleash an assault on the COMEX and trigger a default.  Today I find that his BlogSpot page has been removed.  Coincidence???  Anyone who knows what's going on with Harvey please comment below or send an email.


Update 10/11/14 

The word I found is that Harvey's sight was taken down in response to a court order.  No word on what the order consisted of or what court issued it or what was the nature of the complaint or who was the complainant.

Harvey and friends have been chastising TPTB on the COMEX and the Fed for years only recently he started to predict that the Game is about up and the long awaited SHTF moment will soon be upon us in the form of a massive default in COMEX silver.  When it happens it will be spun as "We never saw it coming" or "No one could have predicted it" or the extant or repercussion of those holding massive long positions in silver demanding delivery of materials that simply no longer exist at the COMEX or any of the so-called bullion banks. Then every other holder of PM deposits of sovereign gold will demand repatriation of their deposits.  Problem being that the banks cant return what has been leased out and is no longer in their control.  So many bankers, so few lampposts!

The Chinese are desperately buying up all the gold and silver they can and doing so in heavy competition with India, Russia who like China are desperately trying to abate their own massive liquidity problems. Question is will they succeed in structuring an Eastern centered PM trading market before the Black Swan of Ebola screws up all their plans for new world order with corpses stacked in the street

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Have The Protests Just Disappeared?

Did the highly volatile situation in Hong Kong just dissolve into nothingness overnight?  Or has the news media decided but they need to cooperate with the Communist Chinese covering up what is probably the greatest threat their central control since 1949?

As media access and reporting in mainland China of the hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong residents demanding an end of Beijing's interference with their democratic process is all but nonexistent the powers that be on the Central Committee are clearly worried that it wouldn't take much of a provocation for demands for more open democracy to spread to other urban centers.

That of course is the natural outgrowth of even state controlled economic liberalization; even with limited "trickle down" prosperity comes the desire and eventually demand for more economic and political selfdetermination.

Even more critically the spread of any such demands and unrest (which even Beijing knows has been simmering just under the surface for years) could and would threaten their reemerging power axis with the new oligarchs in Moscow.

The last the either Beijing or Moscow wants is their new potential for global hegemony interfered with by a bunch of peasants demanding human rights.

So the question becomes; will Beijing crackdown in Hong Kong like they did in Tienamin Square and face global condemnation or will they compromise and lose face and hope to contain the spread of self determination to Hong Kong?

Apparently The Time Has Come . . . . . .

With the Ebola case in Dallas and the acknowledged bungling of how the patient and his relatives were handled not to mention how contagious vomit was aerosoled with a pressure washer (potentially  exposing hundreds) the time has come to reiterate some questions I asked back in July and add a few more.  No one in government or the media want to answer them never mind admit they exist.

1. What is the incubation period?  How long between initial exposure and the first presentation of symptoms?

2.  At what point after exposure does an individual become contagious?  Does an infected individual become contagious before the onset of symptoms?

3.  How long does the virus remain viable and infectious on environmental surfaces?  Hours? Days? Weeks?

Unless and until the CDC tells us either some answers or at least admits they don't have any answers we have to conclude that the CDC and the Obama administration regard this as a public relations issue that needs to be "contained" and not a serious public health issue.  So far they seem more concerned with containing any panic than they are with containing the disease. 

Politics trumps public safety right up until the moment that it becomes the long sought excuse for declaring martial law and any semblance of civil liberties and the Bill of Rights disappear as in a bad dystopian sci-fi movie. 

Friday, September 19, 2014

But wait maybe an Islamist fanatic has figured out a way to weaponize Ebola........

Just a while ago I warned that the latest outbreak of Ebola in West Africa was going to get out of control and that there was a great danger of it becoming weaponized by Islamic fanatics.  Well the spread has gotten out of control and the concern that some Islamist crazy will get hold of it has not yet happened that we know of.  Or maybe they won't have to, because no one ever thought that it would be the Obama administration that would be responsible for importing it to our shores. 

Sending 3000 American soldiers to West Africa to do a job they most assuredly are not trained for, and should be performed by medical professionals is stupid, reprehensible and irresponsible.  Facing the terrors of combat is one thing. Being placed in harms way of a disease where a touch or a sneeze can bring a horrible and excruciating death is quite another. 

Quite simply there is no way that the military can guarantee that none of these soldiers will be exposed or infected.  Neither does it have a quarantine facility of the size necessary to properly isolate both them and all those they come in contact with while on their return trip.  Exposing our military installations to this danger in the midst of growing instability around the globe is insane.

Well I Told You So.......

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

An Ugly Coincidence???

At what point does someone, anyone in the public arena going to recognize and question the juxtaposition of the ugly resurgence of anti-Semitism in general and particularly surrounding Israeli ground operations in Gaza and the marked up-tick in pro-Russian, all Putin all the time propaganda coming from the exact same sources?

Another Load of Maskirovka.

In a recent piece at author Peter Strzelecki Rieth reaches back into Alexander Solzhenitsyn's works about not "abandoning" ethnic Russians in Ukraine.  He even makes a dubious analogy of the "false Dimitris" of the 1600s to justify Russian intervention in Ukraine.  He even forwards the absurd idea that Ukraine should more fear an Polish invasion than a Russian one!  What a load of horse feathers.  Even if one were to entertain such 400 year old foolishness then the Ukrainians are more than justified in reaching back to the last 200 odd years of Russian imperialist suppression of Ukrainian culture.  Starting with banning the teaching of their language in schools and progressing all the way through to the mass starvation and deportations of the Holodomor and the Great Terror of the 1930s. 

Not only did Stalin starve, slaughter and deport millions of Ukrainians, Belarusians, Poles, Jews  and other ethnic minorities, he also purged and executed those same minorities out of the NKVD and the Communist Party.  By the time the Germans invaded in June of 1941 all the bureaucracies of the Soviet Union were dominated and controlled by ethnic Russians and Stalin's own Georgians.  All while Stalin and his Russians were slaughtering these minorities he was moving ethnic Russians into the towns and villages that had been vacated by his machines of death. 

All the various constituent republics of the Soviet Empire didn't declare their independence out of some great love of for their Russian occupiers.  The list of their resentments and grievances is almost endless.    So then if Russia is allowed to prevail in carving up Ukraine as it sees fit, what does this foretell for the similarly "Sudatenized" areas of all the other former Soviet Republics?

Friday, September 5, 2014

And The Beat Of Propaganda (No To Mention Profound Ignorance) Goes On And On And On.....

The prevailing opinion among many seems to be that while Obama maybe the bumbling reincarnation of Neville Chamberlain, they refuse to even consider that Vladimir Putin maybe the reincarnate evil combination of Hitler and Stalin.  Nevermind that Putin's tactics of chewing  of pieces of neighboring states (South Ossetia, Crimea) and incarcerating or disappearing those who would dare call him what he is (Pussy Riot) is Hitleresque and his tactic of charterizing his targets as "fascists" or agents of foreign espionage operations is straight out of Stalin's NKVD play book.  Before jumping to any conclusions or judgements we should all endeavor to understand the formative history of the current situation. Timothy Snyder's "Blood lands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin" is an excellent starting place.

Neither should we forget that there was never any accounting for the monstrous crimes of Soviet Russia, nor any reason that its victims should be forgiving.
I am not excusing the crimes of our current batch of politicians or their Wall Street puppet masters.  I'm just saying that their crimes and historical ignorance does not excuse or negate history.

I am not now, nor will I ever be one of those naive and or poorly educated fools who tries to cram all of history into the box of some vast Jewish conspiricy.  Whatever the ethnic origins of the masters of the Russian Revolution, as they claimed to be intellectually driven, their first and formost loyalty was to the communist party and Marxist ideology.  As Marxism rejected all religion, making the claim that they were Zionist conspiritors nearly 100 years after the fact is patently absurd.

In fact there were as nearly as many of the party leadership that were ethnic Poles as there were ethnic Jews.  This was especially true in the upper echelons of the NKVD (the predecessor of the KGB).  None of their party loyalty kept Stalin and his henchmen from executiog hundreds of thousands for the "crime" of being Poles or Jewish Poles claimed to be part of the non-existant "Polish Military Organization" during the Great Terror of the late '30s.  It was under Stalin's policy of "socialism in a single state" that the Soviet Union became "Russified" rather than internationalist as they outwardly claimed.

As I have said know the history before jumping to conclusions.  Maskirovka didn't magically dissapear with the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

The Dawn of the Dead!

Hamas recently put on a display of "victims of Israeli aggression" releasing video "proof" of lined up corpses under burial shrouds.

Watch as the dead twitch in their discomfort at being laid out an a hard floor.  If Hamas's claims about the numbers of dead were even 1/10 of what they say there would be absolutely no need for such blatant fabrications.  What psychopathic murderers lie?  Who'd of thunk?

Monday, August 11, 2014

Ukraine: Obama Doing The Right Thing For The Wrong Reasons

Look I know I am in a small majority on this issue but……  trying to judge this conflict or any conflict or assign motives from within the vacuum of contemporary events is folly.  We would not judge the events in Gaza solely on the basis on what has transpired since Israel withdrew from Gaza and Hamas took control.  So why then judge the events in Ukraine on the sole basis of Obama or John Kerry’s meddling? 

The Ukrainian struggle for freedom from Russian oppression is centuries old and only finally found its fulfillment in the collapse of the Soviet Union. They now see that long sought freedom threatened but 25 years later. They are no more inclined to roll over and play dead for Putin's aggression than were the newly independent Americans in 1812.

To possibly condemn the Ukrainian peoples to the return of Russian oppression simply because the Obama administration is doing the right thing for the wrong reasons would be a disservice to reason, history, the Ukrainian people and human dignity. Think carefully and learn the history before jumping to conclusions based upon distaste for the current occupant of the White House.

As I have said before peoples that have suffered generations of murder and oppression, caught in the middle of their more powerful neighbors geo-political power games and wars don’t often develop or even have the opportunity to develop sophisticated political institutions capable of getting beyond a centuries old cultural hatred.

That does not mean they should be denied the opportunity to develop over time the political sophistication we expect of our own institutions just because our political leadership has abandoned those very qualities and we deeply resent them for it.

I very much doubt Obama and his minions either know or care that supporting Ukrainian independence and territorial integrity is the right thing to do, largely because they are doing it for the wrong reason of trying to promote, extend and maintain the FED’s and the City of London’s financial hegemony over both Ukraine and Russia.



Sunday, August 10, 2014

Humanitarian Crisis or Cossack's Revenge?

So how is it that as soon as  the politically incorrect side approaches success in a military confrontation, be it in Gaza or Ukraine, the losing side and their external supporters start squealing about a humanitarian crisis?

The latest headline is that Ukrainian military forces have effectively surrounded Donetsk, the "capital" of the so-called Donetsk Peoples Republic and are responding to requests for a ceasefire by essentially telling the rebels "Sure, surrender and we'll stop shelling."

After 200 some years of brutal cultural supression and having been driven from their homelands by mass starvation and mass deportations only to see ethnic Russians moved into their homes to fill the void apparently the Cossacks are in no mood to have the very lands themselves stolen as well.

The Russians and the world in general has forgotten that the Cossacks (Ukrainians) have a long history as some of the most fierce and fearsome warriors.  Or maybe Putin and company do remember and don't want to commit to a full scale military confrontation for fear of getting a very bloody nose and perhaps having troops say "no thanks" to deeper involvement as happened with the Russian's debacle in Afghanistan that ultimately brought down the Soviet Union.

Could it be that there remains a disiplinary weakness in the Russian military that Putin does not want exposed to the rest of the world?  Historically the most feared "Russian" units going back to the time of the Czars were actually Ukrainian Cossacks.  A claim that they may no longer be able to make.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Just Imagine......

....... if Hamas and the other various hate filled factions in Gaza channeled all that money, energy and logistical effort that they put into building rockets and digging tunnels, buying arms and teaching their children to hate Jews for the sake of hating Jews into say, imitating the Israelis by making the desert bloom with farms to feed their people and manufacturing something that the rest of the world would want to buy from them. Giving them jobs and hope for the future and the futures of their children.

But instead they consider their children as military assets to be used and sacrificed in endless wars and squandering the billions of dollars that the world has given them on corruption and arms and fostering hatred.  They then complain to that same world "Look we have nothing, and the Jews have everything, but only because they stole it from us!"  Meanwhile hundreds if not thousands of Palestinian sick and injured are treated in Israeli hospitals, tons of food, medical supplies and household goods flow from Israel into Gaza every week.  Thousands of Palestinians seek and are given jobs in Israeli industry, farms and construction.

As long as the so-called leaders of the Palestinians and the Arab world at large remain committed to enriching themselves and keeping the rest of their people focused on a centuries old blood feud, nothing will change and the suffering, war and death will continue.  As long as they, and I'm speaking of the Palestinian leaders here, as long as they continue to teach their children that loving death more than their enemies love life is more important than loving their children and building a prosperous future for them, they will remain little more than crude barbarians in the truest sense of the word.

T.E. Lawrence was right nearly a hundred years ago when he concluded that true progress for the Arab was all but impossible as long as they remained tribal in nature and their leaders continued to perpetuate and manipulate that social structure for their own exclusive benefit.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Of Great Concern Part 2

Just 2 weeks ago I posted a piece titled Of Little Note But Great Concern that discussed the growing Ebola outbreak in West Africa.  Since then the situation has grow worse and far more perilous.  Yes there has been some coverage in the MSM but that has for the most part focused on the lead Doctor treating the patients having contracted the disease himself.  There was even one Reuters story mentioning that a man from Liberia had collapsed at the Lagos Nigeria International Airport and had subsequently been diagnosed with and died from Ebola.

Known and suspected areas
of outbreak in West Africa.
In the past the most horrific form of hemorrhagic fever has been largely confined to remote jungle villages and the outbreaks contained and died out by isolation procedures.  This time however that has apparently changed as the out break has claimed over 600 victims and spread from Guinea into Liberia, Sierra Leone and now apparently Nigeria.  That this latest victim arrived there by aircraft raises some very troubling questions.  This passenger zero boarded a flight in Monrovia Liberia.  The flight then stopped in Lome, Togo before proceeding on to Lagos Nigeria. 

  • How many passengers boarded the flight in Monrovia?
  • How many passengers got off in Lome, Togo? 
  • Were did they go from there?
  • Where did all the other passengers from the flight disperse to once it arrived in Lagos?

Given that this passenger zero died approximately 72 hours after his collapse at the airport it must be considered that he was infectious and contagious when he boarded the flight in Liberia.  Depending upon the particular strain of Ebola the incubation period is believed to be to vary from 2 days up to three weeks. 

The open questions that must be considered then are:

Ebola virus.
  • At what point between exposure and the presentation of symptoms does the exposed individual become contagious?
  • Where and how far have passenger zero's fellow passengers traveled in the interim and up to three weeks from there possible exposure? 

Lagos Nigeria is the largest city in Africa and the forth largest in the world.  Passengers fly out of its airport quite literally to every corner of the world.  This could quickly become not an African problem but a global one.  Adding to this danger has been an emerging story, also out of Liberia, that a confirmed patient there was kidnapped from the hospital where they were being held in isolation.  Allegedly this was done by family members but no one is absolutely sure.

  • Who in there right mind would do such a thing knowing the consequences?
  • Was it done deliberately in order to capture a live virus patient that could be used to further spread the disease? The very question I raised in my previous story.

I'm not foreseeing a scenario out of the movie World War Z or even the current TV show The Last Ship here but I do foresee the current administration forestalling public awareness until it is possibly to late.

Friday, July 18, 2014

The Death of Reason

As I have noted before I am not unfamiliar with encountering close minded douchbags on various comment boards.  Up until now, at least in my experience, these troglodytes have been exclusively of the leftist variety.  Shocking I know!  It usually follows a familiar pattern.  I'd post a comment or respond to the post of another, generally laying out an argument or position on whatever issue is in question.  Used to be there would be those who would respectfully disagree and a conversation would ensue. and then there would be those who would immediately resort to name calling, innuendo or worse. 

I guess Voltaire is dead as well.

Not being one who is intimidated by such childish behavior I've been know to give it back, often more succinctly than it was dished out.  This of course leads those in the latter category to become enraged, sink into profanity, where the imbedded filters allow, or euphemisms for it where they don't.  Eventually One or two of these low digit IQ denizen will go crying to the board moderator, a misnomer if ever there was one, and complain.  This generally leads to the so called offending remarks being marked as deleted or disappearing all together.  A little practice I call shoving things down the memory hole. 

Not one to be deterred by such bad behavior I would continue to comment undeterred.  This of course leads to further outrage on the part of these people who I have come to refer to as "the usual suspects".  All that said I'm sure there are those who might cite similar circumstances coming from the other end of the spectrum.

As I am not exactly trusting of the MSM I often read and comment at alternative sites.  One of my favorites for quite some time has been  For the longest time the comment section has been an anything goes, rhetorical equivalent of the wild wild west.  ZH has a reputation for both perspective one didn't find on the MSM with a definite pro-capitalist / anti-bankster bent.  There had always been  tinges of anti-Americanism present but these comments were most often countered by those who refused to except that either party or any particular politician was representative of what America really means.

Sadly all that has changed.  Over the last year or so the reporting  has become dominated by a markedly anti-Semitic, hate America, pro all things Russia and Putin attitude.  With the growing tensions in Ukraine, particularly with recent shooting down of flight MH-17, and Israel's undertaking to counter Hamas' constant rocket barrages it has reached the point any commenter who takes on a contrary position comes under vicious attack.  Attacks even more profane and hateful than anything I have encountered from the vilest of the left wing sites.

I can only imagine that this image would
make the heads of  the censors at
Zerohedge explode.
As I stated the last two days events have brought things to an ugly and naked head.  Firstly Israel's launching of ground operations brought forth a stream of anti-Semitic comments and attacks against anyone who dared support Israel or question Hamas' tactics that one would fully expect to see on an Aryan Nation or KKK website.  Then, also yesterday, a story was posted outlining and openly questioning the Ukrainian perspective on the crash.  The story ended with an editorialization that "the whole thing smells fishy".  This was followed today with a story from the Russian perspective that consisted of little more than a series of direct quotes from various Russian news feeds and government agencies (as if there is any real difference).  The story again ended with an editorialization, but this time it was a rather disingenuous remark to the effect that in the end it was going to come down to which side propaganda was most effective.   My position on the fighting in Ukraine is well know, on ZH and elsewhere and it has nothing to do with Obama or Putin but history. I posted a quick and sarcastic comment that "It's official, ZH is now an outlet for RT, (Russia Times, the Kremlins cable news and internet feed site), because we all know Russia would never lie".

Within 3 minutes, (yes that fast) not only was my comment heavily downvoted, 14 to 3 the last I could see, (only logged in users can see vote counts at ZH) but my account was blocked.  I guess I was surprised at first by this but maybe I shouldn't be.  I can only speculate that this comment, combined with other remarks questioning if the (pro-Putin) commenter was comfortable in their cubicle at Lubyanka (KGB headquarters and prison in the heart of Moscow) was striking too close to home for TPTB at ZH to take anymore. 

Apparently ZH has no sense of irony.  The donations page lists three reason to donate:

1  to liberate oppressed knowledge.
2  to provide analysis uninhibited by political constraint.
3  to facilitate information's unending quest for freedom.

I'd say shame on them, but I doubt they have the integrity to care that their actions prove my point.  The 21st century will be remembered for the death of reason, civility, rational behavior and indeed moral conscience.