Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Churchianity and the feminized church - Vox Day comments on an extensive article by Rollo Tomassi

It's really rather remarkable, that as Christians lament declining attendance in their churches, and particularly, the growing absence of men of any age in them, they continue to double-down on the Churchian doctrine of the Holy Lady Parts. Rollo Tomassi observes that there is a material price to the structural and spiritual violations of 1 Corinthians 14:34-35, to say nothing of 1 Timothy 2:11–12 and 1 Timothy 3:11.

After almost six years of following the religious aspects of the Red Pill, I think it’s high time men acknowledge that modern Christian culture simply does not have men’s best interests as part of its doctrine anymore. Christianity, in particular, is by women, for women – if not directly executed by women, though even that is changing.

Church culture is now openly hostile towards any expression of conventional masculinity that doesn’t directly benefit women and actively conditions men to be serviceable, gender-loathing Betas. The feminist narrative of “toxic masculinity” has entirely replaced any semblance of what traditional masculinity or manhood once was to the church. Any hint of a masculinity not entirely beholden to a now feminine-primary purpose is not only feared, but shamed with feminine-interpreted aspersions of faith.

I recently read a study that our current generation is the least religious in history and I think as far as men are concerned much of that disdain for religion is attributable to a church culture that constantly and openly ridicules and debases any male-specific endeavors or anything characteristic of conventional masculinity. It’s no secret in today’s church franchisement that reaching out to, and retaining the interests of, men is at its most difficult.

Again, this is attributable to a generation of feminized men being raised into a church culture, and eventual church leadership, that has been taught to prioritize and identify with the feminine and reinforced with articles of faith now defined by the Feminine Imperative. The modern church has trouble reaching men because the church no longer has a grasp of what it means to be ‘men’.

To be clear, that’s not an indictment of the genuine faith itself, but rather a fairly measured observation of the way a feminine-primary church culture has shaped that faith. In the future, any man with a marginal capacity for critical thought will avoid the contemporary Christian church and religion for the obvious misandry it espouses; the only religious men you will find will be those raised into a life of religiously motivated Beta servitude – or those dragged to the feminine-directed church by wives who hold authoritative ‘headship’ in their relationships.

And even in what some consider to be pro-masculine or “macho” churches, we still find the Paper Alpha leaders preach from a mindset that defers wholesale to the feminine’s “Godly perfection” as they attempt to AMOG other male member to greater devotion to qualifying for, and identifying with, the feminine influence that pervades their church.

In this, as in so many things, observe that the consequence of following the lie is eventual destruction. This is what Paul means by knowing things by their fruits. If a church can throw out such clear Biblical direction in the interest of remaining in harmony with the current social or political consensus, it is only a matter of time before it will throw out any other instruction that makes anyone feel uncomfortable, and eventually, the Cross and the very concept of sin as well.

One need not be a theologian, or even a Christian, to see how this process has played out over the last 50 years.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

What is the Alt Right? - an interview with Vox Day (1.20:41)

(I rarely watch videos. This was an exception.
It is my profound belief that we are looking at the newest and most powerful political movement as a counter to globalism in the next decade. The signs are all around us. – CL)

Stefan Molyneaux and I consider the question.

Just as Mike Cernovich is killing it on Twitter, Stefan is the king of the YouTube/podcast interview. He mentioned that our last conversation had 250,000 downloads. The Alt-Right may be the mainstream story du jour, but the real story is the way the Alt-Media is beginning to flex its muscle. I turned down five media requests in the last three days, but I'm always happy to make time for Stefan.

"Shall we be slaves – or men set free?” - - Viktor Orban, Prime Minister of Hungary

“Today it is written in the book of fate, that hidden, faceless world powers will eliminate everything that is unique, autonomous, age-old, and national. They will blend cultures, religions, and populations, until our many-faceted and proud Europe will finally become bloodless and docile. If we resign ourselves to this outcome, our fate will be sealed and we will be swallowed up in the enormous belly of the United States of Europe. 

We must therefore drag the ancient virtue of courage out from under the silt of oblivion.

First of all, we must put steel in our spines, and we must answer clearly, with a voice loud enough to be heard far and wide, the single most important question determining out fate. The question upon Europe stands of falls is this:

Shall we be slaves – or men set free?” 

- Viktor Orban, Prime Minister of Hungary

Monday, August 29, 2016

The secret history of the EU, written on an Italian prison island, reveals why the project is doomed - by CHRISTOPHER BOOKER

As we know, the great dream that has been shaping the political integration of Europe for 60 years is today facing what is called an “existential crisis” – one so profound as to call into question its continued existence.

The seemingly insoluble problems the European Union has brought upon itself crowd in from all directions: the slow-motion catastrophe of the euro, the unending flood of refugees; the deadly plague of terrorism; the approaching energy crunch. And now, amid that growing resentment right across Europe of all the EU stands for, it is also faced with the vote of one of its largest members to leave it altogether.

As a measure of just how desperately the EU has lost its way, it is worth taking a closer look at the symbolism of the venue chosen for last week’s meeting of the leaders of Germany, France and Italy, to discuss what they can do next about it all.

The sun is setting on the EU
We were coyly told that the little island of Ventotene off Naples was where, in 1941, a prisoner of Mussolini’s had written the visionary manifesto that looked forward to building, after the war, a “United States of Europe”. What somehow got omitted was that Altiero Spinelli was a Communist (the Today programme merely described him on air as a “Fascist prisoner”, although, lest this be misunderstood, that was edited out of their online report).

We were not told that Spinelli’s Ventotene Manifesto proposed that his future government of Europe should be quietly assembled by its supporters over many years; and that only when all its pieces were in place would those supporters summon a convention to draw up a “Constitution for Europe”, which would finally reveal to the European people just what they had been up to.

What we were also not told – and this is seemingly one of the best-kept secrets of the whole story – is that many years later, when Spinelli was elected as a Communist MEP in 1979, he became the second most influential person, after Jean Monnet, in shaping “Europe” as we know it today.

At a time when the integration process had stalled, it was he – as I and my co-author, Richard North, were first able to explain in our book The Great Deception – who persuaded the European Parliament to vote for a “Draft Treaty on European Union”.

And it was this, taken up by Jacques Delors, which led directly to the next two major treaties, the Single European Act and Maastricht, transforming the European Community into the European Union, complete with its own currency, foreign policy and much else besides.

It was an astonishing achievement, which is why one of the largest office blocks in Brussels, the headquarters of the European Parliament, is called the Altiero Spinelli Building. But if you stop any of the hundreds who work there, you will scarcely find one who could tell you why it bears his name.

The point is that, exactly as envisioned in their different ways by Spinelli and Monnet, the “project” has only ever had one real agenda in all it has done: to promote a supranational government for Europe, based on eliminating national self-interest: what Monnet called “national egoism”. There could only ever be one direction of travel: ever more integration; whatever the question, the answer is always “more Europe”.

In the end, their great dream simply over-reached itself, as we see in every one of those crises piling in on it today. And how telling it was that, when Angela Merkel, François Hollande and Matteo Renzi met off Ventotene, all they could come up with, their wish to “relaunch the European ideals of unity and peace, freedom and dreams”, was just those same familiar old dead mantras.

Singing the same old song
When they spoke of the need for more jobs, more shared intelligence, a European army, it was just the same “more Europe” we have heard a thousand times before, the only song they know. And how appropriate that they should go back to that sad little prison island to sing it.

What better epitaph could there be for it all than those words of T S Eliot in his Four Quartets, which starts: “In my beginning is my end… in my end is my beginning”. It goes on: “And the end of all our exploring is to arrive at where we started, and to know it for the first time.”

If ever there was an occasion when one could see that the European dream was dead, it was in that very place where Spinelli first scrawled it out on cigarette papers 75 years ago: Ventotene.

Mailvox: what is Churchianity - Vox Day expounds

Yesterday we had a few requests for a definition of "Churchianity":

 Is there anywhere on this blog where you define "Churchian"? 
- MS

I too would like a definition of Churchian. Could you cover that in a future post?
- Jaypo

While I have frequently alluded to it, I have not addressed Churchianity directly on this blog before. In part, that is because I am loath to play Christian Police, a role for which I am ill-suited spiritually and temperamentally. I wish to stress that I cannot, and will not, be the judge of whether anyone is a genuine Christian or is a mere Churchian instead; that determination is well above my pay grade. It does not fall to me to even be the judge of my own Christianity, as we are all fallen and none of us know whether we will be saved or we will be one of those from whom Jesus will turn and say "I never knew you."

In this, as in all things spiritual, we see as though through a glass, darkly. And yet, we are also given eyes and wit and perhaps even a modicum of spiritual discernment, so if we cannot judge another man's soul, we can certainly judge institutions by their actions and intellectual concepts by their consequences.

I gave the matter a fair amount of thought when writing Chapter 9 of Cuckservative, "Christianity and Cuckservativism". As my co-author, John Red Eagle, is agnostic, the task of addressing that particular topic naturally fell to me. I go into considerably more detail in the book, particularly concerning how Churchianity relates to various trends that have swept the American churches, but a few excerpts from it should help provide a better understanding of what Churchianity observably is before we attempt to define it.
Many churches have reduced Christianity to the parable of the Good Samaritan, to such an extent that their religion could be more reasonably described as Good Samaritanism than Christianity. And while they subscribe chiefly to salvation through works and societally-approved attitudes rather than faith, they nevertheless possess complete and utter faith in the intrinsic goodness of foreigners.

Churchians (for it would not be strictly accurate to describe them as Christians) are liars and deceivers. They worship the god of Babel, not the Christian God. They serve the world, not Jesus Christ.

But where does this religious obsession with improving the world through works come from, when it has been absent from Christian theology for the greater part of two thousand years? Indeed, the entire conceptual core of Christianity is fundamentally based on the nature of the world not only being fallen and imperfect and ruled by an immortal spirit of evil, but remaining that way until the Son returns, the Prince of the World is cast down, and the Kingdom of Heaven is established.

Justice, in both Greek philosophy and proper Christian theology, is “rectitude of the will”, as can be seen in Aquinas’s Summa Theologica, specifically Secunda Secundæ Partis, Question 58, Article 1. And in the Christian sense, rectitude of the will is defined by conformity with God’s will, which can be debated, but being immutable, is assuredly not defined by the ever-mutating social justice narrative.

So social justice Christianity, or Good Samaritanism, or Churchianity, all amount to the same thing: a false form of Christianity that cloaks itself in Christian rhetoric while denying both the conceptual core of Christianity and the fundamental nature of the justice to which it nominally dedicates itself. And these false forms all flow from a concept that is considerably newer than Christianity, although it is related to an older religion.

The term tikkun olam is from the rabbinic literature known as the Mishnah, which dates back to 1492 and is believed to come from an oral tradition that may be as much as a thousand years older. It appears in the phrase mip’nei tikkun ha-olam “to indicate that a practice should be followed not because it is required by Biblical law, but because it helps avoid social disharmony.”

The phrase is often translated as “for the sake of the healing of the world”, which is why the expression appears in English as a directive to “heal the world” or “fix the world”, but a better translation is “for the sake of the perfection of the world”.

In other words, the cuckservatives and other Churchians have elevated a literally extra-Biblical post-Christian concept that flies directly in the face of genuine Christian theology to a super-Scriptural level, then used it as the basis to judge both members of the Church and the Bible itself!
So, we can summarize all of this with the following definition:

Churchianity is social justice-converged pseudo-Christianity that cloaks itself in Christian rhetoric and trappings, follows the world rather than Jesus Christ, and seeks salvation through works instead of faith.

And if I can say this without sounding too eschatological, I expect it, or something very like it, will be the seed of the religion that worships Antichrist in the place of Jesus Christ.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

"I’ve Never Seen Anything Like This Before" - The Housing Markets In The Hamptons, Aspen And Miami Are All Crashing - by Tyler Durden

One month ago, we said that "it is not looking good for the US housing market", when in the latest red flag for the US luxury real estate market, we reported that sales in the Hamptons plunged by half and home prices fell sharply in the second quarter in the ultra-wealthy enclave, New York's favorite weekend haunt for the 1%-ers.

Reuters blamed this on "stock market jitters earlier in the year" which  damped the appetite to buy, however one can also blame the halt of offshore money laundering, a slowing global economy, the collapse of the petrodollar, and the drastic drop in Wall Street bonuses. In short: a sudden loss of confidence that a greater fool may emerge just around the corner, which in turn has frozen buyer interest.

We concluded this is just the beginning, and sure enough, several weeks later a similar collapse in the luxury housing segment was reported in a different part of the country. As the Denver Post reported recently, high-end sales that fuel Aspen’s $2 billion-a-year real estate market are evaporating, pushing Pitkin County’s sales volume down more than 42 percent to $546.45 million for the first half of the year from $939.91 million in the same period of 2015.

The collapse in transactions means that Aspen’s high-end real estate market "one of the most robust in the country, with dozens of options for buyers ready to spend more than $10 million" finds itself in its first-ever sustained nosedive, despite "dense summer crowds, soaring sales tax revenues and high lodging occupancy."

Like in the Hamptons, the question everyone is asking is "why"? There are many answers:

Ask a dozen market watchers why, and you’ll get a dozen answers. Uncertainty around the presidential election. Fear of Trump. Fear of Clinton. Growing trade imbalances with China. Brexit. Roller-coaster oil prices. Zika. Wobbling economies in South America. The list goes on.
“People are worried about all kinds of stuff these days,” says longtime Aspen broker Bob Ritchie. “I’ve never seen anything like this before.”

The speed of the collapse has been stunning. Until just last year, the local market was beyond robust, with Pitkin County real estate sales hitting $2 billion in 2015, a 33% annual increase driven largely by sales of homes in Aspen, where prices average $7.7 million.

This year, however, "a slowdown in January turned into a free fall." Sales volume in Pitkin County is down 42%, according to data compiled by Land Title Guarantee Co.

Almost all of that decline is coming from Aspen, where the market is frozen. Sales in the Aspen-Snowmass market in the first half of the year were the bleakest since the first half of 2009, and inventory soared to levels not seen since the recession.

High-end sales that fuel Aspen’s $2 billion-a-year real estate market  are evaporating

The statistics are stunning: single-family home sales in Aspen are down 62% in dollar volume through the first-half of the year. Sales of homes priced at $10 million or more — almost always paid for in cash — are down 60%. Last year, super-high-end transactions accounted for nearly a third of sales volume in Pitkin County.

“The high-end buyer has disappeared,” said Tim Estin, an Aspen broker whose Estin Report analyzes the Aspen-Snowmass real estate market.

"Aspen has never experienced such a sudden and precipitous drop in real estate sales," according to the post.

Worse, it's not just the collapse in the number of transaction: even more disconcerting for brokers who have always trumpeted Aspen as a safe and lucrative place to park a huge pile of money: Prices are dropping.

In the first half of this year, the average price per square foot of Aspen homes dropped 22 percent to $1,095 from $1,338 in 2015. Recent Aspen sales also closed at more than 15 percent below listing price, a rare discount.

Some brokers suspect that the frenzied sales and pricing pace of 2015 was not sustainable. The present decline is a correction, they say. “I think a lot of people thought we would go to the next level in 2016. Take the next step up and that step got resistance from buyers,” said longtime Aspen broker Joshua Saslove, who just put an Aspen home for more than $10 million under contract. If it closes, it will be just the fourth sale above $10 million in Aspen this year, compared with more than a dozen by this point last year.

“I think a lot of developers thought they would push their, say, $5 million properties to $6 million this year, but no one is buying,” Saslove said. “I don’t see that nonchalance or cavalier attitude any more.”

To be sure, Saslove is hoping that a rebound is coming; that however, may be overly optimistic and first far more pain is in store especially if one considers what is taking place in yet another formerly red-hot housing market, where suddenly things are just as bad, because as Mansion Global reports...

Luxury condo sales in Miami have crashed 44%.

According to the latest report by the Miami Association of Realtors, the local luxury housing market is just as bad, if not worse, than the Hamptons and Aspen.

The latest figures out of Miami this week showed residential sales are down almost 21% from the same time last year. But as bad as this double-digit decline may seem, it pales in comparison to what’s happening at the high end of the market.

A closer look at transactions for properties of $1 million or more in July shows just 73 single-family home sales, representing an annual decline of 31.8%, according to a new report by the Miami Association of Realtors. In the case of condos in the same price range, the number of closed sales fell by an even wider margin: 44.4%, to 45 transactions.

The Miami housing market, and its luxury segment in particular, has been softening for the past year with high-end condos sitting on the market for twice as long as they did a year ago and sellers offering bigger discounts amid an increased supply.

Number of closed sales for Miami condos priced over $1 million fell by 44%

In July, townhouses and condos of $1 million or more waited, on average, 162 days for a buyer, a 1.9% increase over a year ago and the longest time of any other price range, according to the report.

As in the previous two markets, the locals want something to blame, in this case the strong dollar, which has significantly increased the value of properties in other currencies, has been blamed, and perhaps rightfully so as sales to foreigners—an important client base, since international buyers  acquire more homes in Florida than in any other state, according to the National Association of Realtors - have tumbled.

Real estate appraiser and data expert Jonathan Miller said that Miami is behaving like most of the rest of the U.S. housing market, which is in fairly good shape overall “but soft at the top.”

As noted here over the years, In the case of Miami, like in other most other coastal markets such as New York and Los Angeles, the housing boom was heavily boosted by foreign buyers, who used US luxury real estate as their new form of anonymous "offshore bank accounts" courtesy of the NAR's exemption from Anti-Money Laundering Provisions. However, after the recent drops in commodity prices and the spike in the USD, they have scaled back their purchases.

“The international component is not as intense,” Mr. Miller said.

Despite the slowdown deals are still being done, with cash the preferred form of payment of foreign buyers in the U.S., - some 43% of all sales in Miami in July were closed in cash, however down from 48.1% the same month last year, according to the latest figures.

Other potential buyers are also stepping back: cash sales for townhouses and condominiums, an indicator of investor activity, hit their lowest level in a year last month: 633 transactions, representing a 30.4% year-over-year decline, according to the report.

As for the forecast for the coming months, sales activity doesn’t look likely to surge. There were 1,272 pending sales of townhouses and condos in Miami in July, which means 25.4% fewer transactions waiting to close than in the same month in 2015 and the lowest number so far this year. Meanwhile, as a result of a building boom, luxury condo inventory is up 47.8% from last year, with 2,482 units worth $1 million or more waiting to change hands; this means that sellers of high-end condos will continue to face stiff competition, prompting even fewer transactions and/or lower prices.

So far, the collapse at the luxury end has failed to transmit to the broader market, less impacted by lack of foreign demand, however as we documented two weeks ago, it is only a matter of time before the overall US housing market suffers as well. The only question is whether the NAR and the US Census Bureau, who tabulate the "goal-seeked", seasonally adjusted data, will admit it before or after the presidential elections. The likely answer: it depends on who the next president is.

Proof That Angry White Males Have Every Right to be Angry - By Wayne Allyn Root

Editor’s note: The following is adapted from Wayne Allyn Root’s new book, Angry White Male
The destruction, the annihilation, the conspiracy to destroy the middle class is real. The murder of the middle class is not a theory. It’s not an opinion. It’s not a figment of my imagination. It’s a proven fact.  Three studies were published backing up what I’m saying. Sometimes, timing isn’t important—it’s everything.

Study 1: Pew Research Proves Death ofMiddle Class

definitive study was released by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center.  Yes, Pew is the same research group mentioned earlier who studied and identified the dominant percentage of whites versus minorities among the middle class.  Pew’s latest research reports that between 1999 and 2014 more than four-fifths of America’s metro areas have experienced income declines. Pew’s figures reveal a steady erosion of America’s middle class.
The steepest declines were seen in industrial towns. It is no coincidence that these job and income losses came from the predominantly white working and middle class.  But the trend isn’t just seen in the Midwest or among working class, blue-collar whites. The same trend and the same declines can be found among college-educated white-collar Americans. Pew Research found that even in areas of high-tech reinvention such as Austin, Texas, and Raleigh, North Carolina, incomes are falling and the middle class is shrinking.
Pew found that even in the suburbs of Denver, Colorado, where over six hundred thousand new residents have arrived since 2000, heavily weighted toward college degrees, median household income (adjusted for inflation) fell from $83,000 in 1999 to under $76,000 in 2014.
This clearly shows the murder of the middle class. The rich are getting richer, while the poor are taken care of by the government and paid for by middle-class taxpayers. The savaged middle class is being taxed and regulated so heavily to pay for the poor that eventually there will be no more middle-class jobs, no more middle-class families. Our incomes are down, our jobs are disappearing, our bills are escalating, our health care costs are exploding (thanks to Obamacare), and our taxes are dramatically higher. For America’s middle class, this is a disaster of epic proportions.
So now you know why we’re angry. We have every reason to be angry. We’ve been targeted for extinction.

Study 2: Economic Innovation Group Proves there Are No Middle-Class Jobs

The second study was a look at job creation in America. I’ve argued for all eight years of the Obama presidency that his policies are destroying “Main Street.” Yes, Wall Street has been flying, and Silicon Valley has been flying, and the suburbs of Washington, DC are enjoying record income and home price appreciation. But outside of those few places, the economy is D-E-A-D. There are few business start-ups or jobs being created outside of Silicon Valley; Manhattan; Washington, DC; Boston; and Austin. The rest of the country is starving and barren. That’s been my argument for eight long years. Historically, the key to America’s economic success has not been big business or high tech or government. It’s always been small business and start-ups. And today, they are being taxed and legislated out of business, which is why there are no new high-quality middle-class jobs being created.
Sure enough, a new study out by the bipartisan Economic Innovation Group, based on data from the Census Bureau, has shown just that.  The report says exactly what I’ve been arguing for eight long years: small business is being killed by big business. No one opens a bodega or hardware store or health food store or clothing store anymore because they can’t compete with big box retailers. And no one opens a manufacturing plant because all those jobs have been shipped offshore by big business. The little guy is dead. That means entrepreneurship, outside of a handful of well-funded technology start-ups, is dead. That means mobility and opportunity is dead. And that means job creation is dead because business start-ups of two hundred or fewer employees have historically created the bulk of high-quality middle-class jobs. And Obama’s oppressive liberal/progressive policies are responsible for killing those start-ups.
We’re in big trouble, folks. And guess who lives in all these vast swaths of rural areas: middle-class white people. Outside of New York or San Francisco or Austin or DC, middle-class white people see no future. They see no way out of their crappy circumstances. No mobility. No opportunity to do better than their parents. This is the murder of the predominantly white middle and working class. And it’s the reason for angry white males. It’s also the reason for the Donald Trump phenomenon. Read the exact conclusion of the Washington Post story about this study:
Polling suggests it is one of the driving forces in the political unrest among working-class Americans—particularly rural white men—who have flocked to Republican Donald Trump’s presidential campaign this year.

Study 3: Center for Immigration Studies Proves Illegal Immigrants Are Coming to America for the Welfare

There is a third part to Angry White Male. First is the murder of the middle class. Second is the death of small business and job creation. The third part is about native-born Americans being overrun by an invasion of foreigners, in particular illegal aliens.
While this “murder of the middle class” is happening due to liberal policies of tax, spend, regulate, and sue, the reality is that our wide-open borders are an even bigger problem. America is literally being invaded, and the liberal and political elite are not only doing nothing to stop it, they are encouraging it.
Of course, those of us who want to stop this invasion are called racists. The media, big business, and big government politicians (even establishment Republicans like Jeb Bush) claim these illegals are coming here “out of love.” Well, the facts are in. It is indeed out of love—a love of welfare and government checks!
Immigrants, in particular illegal immigrants, aren’t coming for a love of America’s ideals. Most are coming here to collect welfare. And who pays for this massive transfer of wealth? Yes, the predominantly white middle class, the working and taxpaying people of America. The angry white male.
Not only do illegals get tons of “free stuff,” but they take our jobs, they hold down our wages, they overwhelm and bankrupt our schools and health care system, and they explode the national debt. They are even assigned civil rights lawyers. And get this one: they get “earned income tax credit” checks from the IRS even though they are here illegally. This is madness.
To make it worse, the guilt-ridden white liberal politicians and media lie. They tell us it’s not happening. They say the border is fine. They say there is no problem. They say illegals are not flowing over the border. They say immigrants are a net positive for America. They say all this while illegals collect record-setting government entitlements, while Obama budgets $17,000 per illegal child—more than a life-long American-born worker gets from Social Security after a lifetime of hard work and paying into the system. To pay for it all, Obama cut billions from veterans to hand those same billions to illegal aliens. But folks, there’s no problem, nothing to see, move along.
No more arguing or debating. Illegals flow across that border for one primary reason: a love of our generous welfare system. The proof is now in. Keep in mind these statistics were provided by our own federal government. Illegal immigrants collect more in welfare benefits than native-born Americans. See the facts. We are letting people flood across the border to bankrupt our country, to overwhelm our economic system, to create shortages and economic crises for native-born Americans. As Donald Trump would say, “How stupid can we be?”
Where does the money come from to pay for all this? It comes primarily from the predominantly white middle class.  Not only are these millions of illegals taking away American jobs, they are also suppressing middle-class wages by supplementing their low incomes with welfare benefits. To add insult to injury, those benefits are paid for with higher taxes on the middle class, much higher health insurance costs on the middle class, much higher property taxes on the middle class, much higher sales taxes on the middle class, and a much higher national debt, which will be paid back by even higher taxes on the children and grandchildren of the American middle class.
Is it any wonder I’m an Angry White Male?
It is a national disgrace and disaster. But one thing it’s not is a coincidence, bad luck, or bad timing. This is all part of a plan targeting the predominantly white middle class. Liberals claim it is about social justice. In truth, it is about filling the country with foreigners who are dependent on welfare from big government, and therefore can always be counted on to reliably vote Democrat for higher taxes, bigger welfare checks, and even bigger government.
It’s all part of a plan to create a vicious cycle. Government taxes and regulations make it difficult to survive. Government makes it difficult to run a business. Government makes us poorer. Government makes us dependent. All of this means we don’t have money to make political contributions anymore. I’ve personally cut my contributions to GOP candidates dramatically. But we all know that in politics, money is power, money is victory. Then to double the pain, government purposely keeps the border wide open to invite in foreigners who want bigger government and more welfare from cradle to grave. Government also makes it easier for them to vote without ID. Then both legal and many illegal immigrants exercise this massive conflict of interest by voting reliably for more welfare checks and higher taxes. All at the expense of the dying middle class.
To write this, to report this, isn’t racism. This is simply the truth about what is happening to America and the pre- dominantly white middle class. It doesn’t make any group “bad.” It’s not an attack on Hispanics. It’s not an attack on foreigners. I’m simply reporting the facts. This is happening. This is a purposeful plan. I don’t even blame the people who are accepting this welfare. They are just accepting what is being offered. The blame goes to pathetic, guilt-ridden white liberals and their cronies in the liberal media, big business, and political establishment.
Their goal is to fundamentally change America by overwhelming the system and changing the ethnic demographics of the electorate away from the predominantly white middle class. And it’s working.
This is no mirage. This isn’t guesswork. It’s not my opinion. It’s real, it’s happening. It’s the reason for the angry white male phenomenon. And it’s the very foundation of the Donald Trump phenomenon. Trump leaped past the deepest GOP field in history—sixteen governors, senators, and superstar politicians—based on a promise to build a wall, secure the border, and enforce immigration laws.  
Now you understand why Trump won the GOP nomination. Now you understand why angry white males (and many others) are angry. We have every right to be. The cannons are being aimed right at us. It’s time to fight back in self-defense.
P.S. Long term, even more dangerous than the primarily Hispanic illegals coming to collect free things is the government-endorsed and -aided policy of flooding America with Muslim immigrants, legal and illegal. Unlike other immigrant groups, relatively few Muslims have indicated any interest in accepting American values and assimilating themselves into the great American melting pot. As demonstrated throughout Europe, this is a group focused on establishing separate communities with their own laws and values, biding their time until they can impose their values on the rest of us. It even has a name. Spreading Islam through colonization is a “jihad” (the religious duty of Muslims to maintain and spread their religion). America is being invaded, not by military force, but by the policies of the radical left. Their goal is to fill this nation with foreigners who have no understanding or interest in American exceptionalism, American values, culture, freedom, or personal responsibility. They want white males to become foreigners in our own land

In defense of 14 words - How to deal with a rhetorical attack - by Vox Day

Now, I don't usually recommend this sort of dialectical response to a rhetorical attack like the one cited here. However, for those who are sufficiently bilingual in the black arts of philosophical persuasion, this may be a useful example of how to turn an attacker's rhetorical assault against him.

Notice how he initially attacks Point 14, but when called on his implicit endorsement of their negation, refuses to directly answer what aspect of it he opposes. This is what I mean by dialectic being useful for exposing pseudo-dialectic for rhetorical purposes.

It's a little confusing, I know, but don't be misled. This is, from start to finish, a rhetorical engagement. I am merely using dialectic as a rhetorical device to expose and manipulate him into publicly discrediting himself.

Supreme Dark Lord @voxday
Awful attempt by (((@CathyYoung63))) to critique my #AltRight platform. She calls the West "a mongrel culture".

Charles Ledley
You saw awful, but most would say accurate. @CathyYoung63 has nailed it. The #AltRight are nazis, pure and simple.

Charles Ledley
Here, @voxday means the Jews. (screencap of 10)

Charles Ledley
Here, @voxday uses that well known scientific term: sub-species. No racism to see here. Move along. (screencap of 15)

Charles Ledley
Well, the #AltRight are white supremacists. Isn't that right, @voxday?

Supreme Dark Lord @voxday
Some are, most aren't. I'm an Indian. What part of this do you oppose? "We must secure the existence of white people and a future for white children"?

Charles Ledley
So you are a white supremacist then. Just another reactionary nazi.

Charles Ledley
You are, it seems. And no, I don't oppose the existence of PEOPLE.

Supreme Dark Lord @voxday
No, Charlie, I am not. I am an Indian who believes that the continued existence of white people is desirable. Why do you disagree?

Charles Ledley
Stop being disingenuous. It's a well known White Supremacist slogan. You know that.

Supreme Dark Lord @voxday
Answer the question. What part of it do you oppose? All of it? None of it?

Charles Ledley
I'll answer it if you acknowledge that it's a well known white supremacist slogan. Do you acknowledge that?

Supreme Dark Lord @voxday
Of course. That's why it is point 14. Now, answer the question. Do you support all of the 14 words, some of them, or none of them?

Charles Ledley
I've answered this.

Supreme Dark Lord @voxday
No, you didn't. This is going on the blog, so don't be evasive. Which of the 14 words do you disagree with, if any?

Charles Ledley
Put what you like on your blog. I answered your question

He didn't, of course, and we all know why. If he actually answered it, he would either be liable to his own charge of being a white supremacist for endorsing the continued existence of white people or he would be put on the record for calling openly for the extermination of the white races.

I believe this should settle the debate about whether Point 14 belongs on the list of core Alt-Right principles or not in favor of the affirmative.

(((Cathy Young))) critiques the #AltRight - and Vox Day exposes her self-portrait.

Or to be more specific, my 16 points about the Alt-Right, in an article called "The Unbearable Dumbness of Being Alt-Right".
Unlike my friend Louise Mensch, I'm not very keen on the idea of polemics with Vox Day. In my view, it has about as much value as opening a correspondence with that lawyer who emails offering to make you the heir to his recently deceased childless client if you agree to split up the $100 million
A little rhetorical signaling is never a bad idea. She's too kind, actually, since correspondence with that lawyer is considerably less likely to result in the methodical evisceration of your intellectual pretensions and the exposure of your sophistry and false syllogisms. The important thing here is that she's attempting to simultaneously disqualify and explain away why she's doing something she claims to be of no value. This is conventional female rhetoric meant to create feelbad; one often sees gamma males utilizing it as well.
But the alt-right is suddenly the hot political topic of the day and is said to be Donald Trump's hardcore base, and Vox -- a.k.a. sci-fi writer, publisher and blogger GIVEN NAME -- is apparently one of its ideologues. Now, he has a blogpost discussing "what the alt-right is" with a 16-point outline of a "core alt-right philosophy." (Disappointingly, there's nothing in it about marital rape or keeping women out of college because too much schooling keeps them from breeding. But hey, according to GIVEN NAME, it's an early draft.)
See, she's just going with the flow, apparently. She, certainly doesn't think the Alt-Right is important, much less me, but since it's the hot topic of the day and all, she'll reluctantly play along. Discredit and disqualify. More rhetorical signaling. Then, interestingly enough, a projected fear of exposure. Did you know that "Cathy Young" is actually (((Ekaterina Jung)))? It turns out that of the 16 points, the ones that most bother her are 4, 5, 7, and 10. Especially 10, which states:

10. The Alt Right is opposed to the rule or domination of any native ethnic group by another, particularly in the sovereign homelands of the dominated peoples. The Alt Right is opposed to any non-native ethnic group obtaining excessive influence in any society through nepotism, tribalism, or any other means.
Somebody should do an alt-right Jeopardy skit. "I'll take 'ethnic identities' for $500, Vox." -- "Non-native ethnic group obtaining excessive influence in society through nepotism, tribalism, or by other means." -- "What are Jews?" - "DING!"
The Jews are certainly one of many such groups, as they are known to have obtained excessive influencein the Soviet Union before doing the same in the USA. (((Ekaterina))) herself is an example of that population transfer from the USSR to the USA. But there are also the examples of the British in India, the Chinese in Indonesia and Malaysia, the French in Algeria, the Indians in Fiji, the Lebanese in West Africa, the Tamils in Sri Lanka, the Japanese in Brazil, the Normans in England, and many, many others.

Point 10 is not a targeted matter of anti-Jewish or anti-Tamil prejudice. Thomas Sowell, who has written about the danger of overly influential minorities himself, cites Amy Chua's book World on Fire, in pointing out that democracy and free markets "are dangerous in those countries where some ethnic minority is dominant in a free market economy, while the majority population dominates politics through their votes."

If (((Ekaterina))) could pull her head out of her ample Jewish ass long enough to look at the rest of the world, she would realize that everything is not, in fact, about her own little ethnic identity. Non-native ethnic minorities that obtain excessive influence in a society reliably tend to trigger violent ethnic conflict, in Asia, in Africa, in Europe, and in the Americas.

Moreover, one wonders on what grounds she would defend the domination of a native ethnic majority by a foreign ethnic minority. The White Man's Burden? Money makes right? But she is merely pointing-and-shrieking, she's not even attempting to provide any rationale for the positions that her critique implies.
No. 15 is an amusing attempt to avoid the unpleasant "white supremacist" label (even though Vox assures us that "The Alt Right doesn't care what you think of it"). But it seems to contradict No. 4 just a tad. If Western culture is the pinnacle of human achievement and culture is inseparable from genetic heritage, then isn't the superiority of the white race a logical conclusion? (For what it's worth, I suspect that not only most mainstream conservatives and libertarians but many liberals would agree with Vox's estimation of Western culture while emphatically rejecting his equation of culture with genetics.)
There is no attempt to avoid the "white supremacist" label that (((Ekaterina))) and other opponents of the Alt-Right are so desperate to pin on it. I am an Anglo-Aztec-American Indian who is genetically superior to 99 percent of all blacks on the track and intellectually superior to 99 percent of all whites and Jews, so I'm not inclined towards white supremacy myself. Most of the Alt Right is pro-white and pro-Western Civilization, but it is not white supremacist for the obvious reason that it does not believe racial supremacy exists any more than equality does.

(((Ekaterina))) engages in a little Talmudry here by attempting to substitute a general claim of "supremacy" for a specific form of "superiority". Her syllogism is incorrect. If Western culture is the pinnacle of human achievement and culture is inseparable from genetic heritage, this does not indicate white supremacy, but rather, the necessity of the continued existence of white people if Western culture is to be preserved. 4 does not contradict 15, it explains 14.

The white race is observably superior at creating and maintaining Western culture, just as the Japanese race is superior at creating and maintaining Japanese culture. I have lived in Japan, I have studied its culture, and I even used to speak pretty good Japanese, but I do not understand it sufficiently well to be better able to maintain it or recreate it than a native Japanese, or even a sansei in Brazil, the Philippines, or the United States.

But (((Ekaterina))) is merely playing word games, as she undermines her own false logic in the very next sentence.
An even more salient point, however, is that Western culture is essentially a mongrel culture. To sing plaudits to Western culture while singing the virtues of unmolested ethnic homogeneity is a bit like holding a charity dinner for the promotion of vegetarianism at the Ruth Chris Steakhouse. In a macro sense, Western culture as we know it is the product of the cross-breeding of Christianity, a religion imported from a certain Middle Eastern nation -- or, as the alt-right would put it, (((Christianity))) -- with Graeco-Roman civilization. By the way, Christianity explicitly proclaims the triumph of universalism over ethnic tribalism, or does Vox's copy of the Bible somehow miss Galatians 3:28? (That would be the "neither Jew nor Greek" part.)

Of course, Graeco-Roman civilization was itself a rich and varied stew of ethnic and cultural elements. And once we get to European history as such, it's a history of constant migrations, conquests, shifting borders, and colonialism which meant the import of both people and ideas from outside Europe. Where in Europe was there genetic ethnic purity, long before current migration trends? (Okay, maybe in Finland.) So much for science and history.
(((Ekaterina))) is as ignorant of science and history as she is of Christianity. Western culture is, by no means, "a mongrel culture". It is the combination of the European nations with Christianity, which is why another, older name for Western Civilization is "Christendom". The Alt-Right is neither Nietzschean nor historical National Socialism, and we do not equate Christianity with "Jewish Bolshevism or call it (((Christianity))). Christianity is not Judaism and "Judeo-Christianity" is a 20th century anti-Christian invention that was an ecumenical product of post-WWII Holocaustianity.

She engages in more deceptive Talmudry when she claims that "Christianity explicitly proclaims the triumph of universalism over ethnic tribalism". That is an outright lie, which is one reason why she does not cite the full context of Galatians 3:28:

So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

It's a bit ironic that one who glories in her ethnic identity as one of the Chosen People would appeal to the core of replacement theology, but the relevant point here is that this verse represents the triumph of Jesus Christ over sin and salvation through him, not "the triumph of universalism over ethnic tribalism". In fact, the Bible not only makes it clear that the nations are established by God, but that they have different spirits that rule over them and that those nations will persist to the end.

The material "triumph of universalism" is a Satanic concept, it is neo-Babelism, and it is the religion behind the ideological globalism that the Alt Right, both religious and irreligious, opposes.
It's interesting that Vox's manifesto for the alt-right, an American movement, never mentions America per se. America is, after all, the ultimate mongrel culture, and was one long before the shift toward more Third World immigration in the 1960s that many alt-righters see as a fateful turning point. The alt-right is a movement that purports to champion American nationalism yet rejects the opening proposition of the Declaration of Independence and embraces a fantasy of "unmolested" sovereignty/homogeneity that probably has its closest historical counterpart in medieval China -- wall and all.
America is not a mongrel culture. America is the Posterity of the English Founding Fathers, whose rights the U.S. constitution was written to secure. The substitution of state for nation, and United States for America is a 20th century lie, and white Americans are genetically the complete opposite of mongrels, as white Americans are genetically 98.6 percent European. This is more projection, as it is, in fact, (((Ekaterina))) who is the mongrel, being a half-Semite, half-Italian "Russian" immigrant now resident in the United States. She incorrectly claims America to be "the ultimate mongrel culture" in order to bolster her false claim to be "American", when in reality she is merely a United States citizen with, in her own words, "a special attachment to Israel".
Oh, and because the alt-right is totally not neo-Nazi or anything, Vox's manifesto includes the "14-word pledge": "The Alt Right believes we must secure the existence of white people and a future for white children." And it's No. 14.
Let it be noted that (((Ekaterina))) opposes the existence of white people and a future for white children. She wishes to portray a monstrous picture of the Alt Right, but all she succeeds in doing is providing everyone with an all-too-revealing self-portrait.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

The Yankee Empire - And its insatiable appetite for world dominion. Article by Tom DiLorenzo.

Every society has a segment of its population that obsesses over totalitarian control of others.  They are called “politicians” or “political activists.”  (There are one or two exceptions, every now and then, such as former Congressman Ron Paul).  These are people who just cannot stand the fact that many others prefer to live their own lives, abiding by the basic laws protecting life, liberty and property, and the moral codes that help to enforce such behavior.  They just cannot stand the fact that so many others prefer to plan their own lives instead of having the political authorities plan their lives for them.  They are often more than willing to use the coercive forces of government – including deadly force, including war – to get their way.  They think of themselves as Our Superiors, God’s chosen people, or just plain smarter and more moral than everyone else.   Or they are con-men and con-women out to plunder their fellow citizens to enrich themselves under the phony guise of “public service,” “democracy,” and myriad other grandiose-sounding scams.
In a lecture on institutionalized lying by government delivered at the Mises Institute, Judge Andrew Napolitano introduced his audience to the Latin phrase “libido dominande” that describes such attitudes.  In Latin, it means “lust to dominate.”  Now along comes Clyde Wilson with his new book, The Yankee Problem: An American Dilemma, that describes in great detail the peculiar American version of “libido dominande” that has plagued America (and the world) ever since the Pilgrims landed.

Wilson describes “Yankees” as “that peculiar ethnic group descended from New Englanders, who can be easily recognized by their arrogance, hypocrisy, greed, lack of congeniality, and penchant for ordering other people around” (emphasis added).  This, of course, does not include all New Englanders and their descendants, but a rather small but dominant (and domineering) subset.  “Hillary Rodham Clinton, raised a Northern Methodist in Chicago, is a museum-quality specimen of the Yankee – self-righteous, ruthless, and self-aggrandizing,” writes Wilson.

Before American history was completely rewritten from a New England perspective and taught to generations of schoolchildren, this fact was widely known.  The novelists Washington Irving, James Finemore Cooper, James Kirke Paulding, and Herman Melville, among others, wrote novels that ridiculed the “Yankee” mentality that they all abhorred.  (In Irving’s story of “The Headless Horseman” Ichabod Crane was a Yankee who had come from Connecticut to New York and “made himself a nuisance” so a young New Yorker played a trick on him to send him packing back to “Yankeeland”).  Thomas Jefferson himself once complained that “It is true that we are completely under the saddle of Massachusetts and Connecticut, and that they ride us very hard, insulting our feelings, as well as exhausting our strength and substance.”  This was long before anyone began debating the issue of slavery.  The Yankees said Jefferson, “were marked with such a perversity of character” that America was bound to be forever divided between Yankees and non-Yankees.
Wilson describes how New England writers have  falsified the history of America by emphasizing the Mayflower Pilgrims while ignoring or downplaying the earlier, Jamestown Pilgrims; by pretending that New Englanders alone won the American Revolution and ignoring the efforts of Francis Marion and other Southern revolutionary heroes; by ludicrously portraying the Virginia planter George Washington as a New England “prig” in their books and movies; and of course reserving their biggest lies in their discussions of the causes and consequences of the “Civil War.”  As if to prove Jefferson’s point, Daniel Webster wrote in his diary:  “O New England!  How superior are thy inhabitantsin morals, literature, civility, and industry!”
The Yankees’ “quest for power grew into a frenzy” as soon as George Washington left the scene, writes Wilson, by passing the Sedition Act during the Adams administration, which made it a crime to criticize Adams and the government.  Their rewriting of history began very early and has never stopped.  Although the settlement of the American West was “predominantly the work of Southerners and not of New Englanders at all,” silly books like The Oregon Trail, “written by a Boston tourist” became popular, as did “the phony cavortings of the Eastern sissy Teddy Roosevelt in the cattle country opened by Southerners.”  “The great America outdoors” are now symbolized by “Henry David Thoreau and a little frog pond . . . in the sight of the Boston smokestacks.”
Thanks to the Yankee rewriting of history few Americans know that John Hancock, John Adams, and the majority of the Northern delegates to the constitutional convention were slave owners; that at the time, ten percent of the New York City population consisted of slaves; that New England shippers were major players in the international slave trade well into the 1860s; that numerous wealthy New Englanders, such as the founder of Brown University, invested in the international slave trade business; that many New Englanders continued to own slave plantations in Cuba even after slavery was ended in the U.S.; and that in 1860 there were more free black people in the South than in the North.
There is a 300-year history of Yankees demonizing anyone who stands in their way of political domination, and of course, no one has been more demonized than Southerners – the only group of Americans to ever seriously challenge their dominance.  Moreover, the identification of God with America and the United States with infallible righteousness is Yankee stuff through and trough,” writes Wilson.  Here he is describing “American exceptionalism,”the excuse for myriad imperialistic wars over the past 150 years, always glorified by our Yankee rulers as “righteous crusades.”  Just listen to the words of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” which refers to the death of as many as 850,000 Americans as “the glory of the coming of the Lord.”  Not to mention the slaughter of 200,000 Filipinos and senseless American entry into World War I, which were also “glorified” in song and words.
The “Yankee way of war,” commenced during the “Civil War” and perfected during the subsequent twenty-five year war of genocide against the Plains Indians (1865 – 1890), the Spanish-American War, the Philippine Insurrection, and World War I, involves “marshaling overwhelming material to crush a weak opponent, heedless of the cost in life and taxes, and rewards commanders appropriately.”  This does sound an awful lot like contemporary wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, etc.
The statist indoctrination academies known as “the public schools” was also a Yankee invention, as Wilson shows, and originated as “a program of ideological and ethnic cleansing.”  It was the post “Civil War” presidents Grant and Hayes who imposed the Yankee government school monopoly on the South, modeled after “the statist, militarized models of Europe.”  Higher education was first politicized by the Lincoln administration’s Morrill Act that funded “land grant universities,” and by the creation of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which quickly politicized agricultural education by sending “extension agents” into the public schools.
Wilson wastes no time on the self-serving Yankee fairy tale about how righteous and super-ethical Yankees supposedly marched South in the 1860s to heroically die by the hundreds of thousands for the benefit of black strangers – the basic history of the “Civil War” that Yours Truly was taught in Pennsylvania public schools.  Reminding his readers that secession is not the same thing as war, and that the causes of secession were different from the cause of the war, Wilson lucidly states that “the war was caused by the determination of Lincoln and his party to conquer the Southern states and destroy their legal governments” and put themselves in charge – forever.  “The war, after all, consisted of the invasion and conquest of the South by the U.S. government.  A very simple fact that most Americans, it would seem are unable to process, along with the plain fact that the Northern soldiers did not make war for the purpose of freeing black people.”
In 1860 antislavery arguments were hardly sufficient to win an election, let alone to inaugurate a war of conquest, says Wilson.  Other more realistic causes of the war were “an impulse toward national greatness”; “the rise of an aggressive class of industrial and banking moguls” in the North; the “arrival in the Midwest of radical, power-worshipping Germans fleeing the failed revolutions of 1848” in Europe; and “Lincoln’s clever manipulation of a phony but powerful issue: the ‘extension of slavery.’”
Crony capitalism run amok has been the end game of the Yankee way of government ever since 1865.   This involves not only the millions of secret (and not-so-secret) corrupt political deals that enrich the politically-connected at the expense of everyone else (i.e., protectionist tariffs, bailouts of billionaire investment bankers, etc.) but also aggressive, imperialistic wars that have the exact same purpose and effect.  This all began with the Lincoln administration’s introduction of corporate welfare for railroad corporations, and is of course many orders of magnitude larger today with bankster bailouts, the never-ending explosion of spending on the military/industrial complex, and myriad other examples of government of the crony capitalists, by the crony capitalists, for the crony capitalists.  There is no better example of this today than that “museum-quality” specimen of a Yankee, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and her pay-to-play Clinton Foundation.  Read Clyde Wilson’s new book if you wish to learn the real problem with government in America today.