What’s Auschwitz? What Happens When Dark Side Is Ignored Too Long!

January 23, 2020

What happened in 1914-1945, when Germany went berserk? When Germany went for World Empire (as if tiny mentally reduced Germany were the USA?) It has not been answered well yet. All the lessons have not yet been drawn… At least by intellectuals… paradoxically.

The truth about 1914-1945 is very simple: an entire nation thought that following orders was where morality was… Instead of following the human hearts they should have had (but didn’t!)

Hearts and minds had been killed by obedience. 

Who invented that philosophy obedience Uber Alles? In truth, Prussia, a military miracle, became such a miracle through militarization of its entire society. It was not the first human society to do this: Sparta and Assyria had tried before, and ended as Prussia would: annihilated. For German intellectuals, and leaders of the German people and army, an idiot, named Immanuel Kant was the dark light shining on their obscure minds… Kant, a partisan of slavery, great priest of morality through blind obedience, used by Eichman in his defense…

 

 

Hitler Criminally Insane Women Volunteers parading, smiling and proud, in Paris, 1940. Nobody forced them to volunteer. They couldn’t wait to kill all these Jews, torture all these French terrorists. grow and multiply the triumphant German race. I have seen, in German houses, pictures of family members in Nazi uniform hidden behind family photographs….

Some intellectuals brandish big words, obfuscating:”Auschwitz is a negation of humanity by itself!”Actually, such statements are more a negation of humanity by weakling logic.

 

What should one have done? The answer isn’t clear, say those who have understood nothing, or so they claim. But some have understood: look at Israel.

 

Suppose, just for fun, that Israel suddenly existed, as it is today, transported to January 1942. Of course, Israel, population seven million, couldn’t have invaded Nazi Germany, population 90 million, and controlling another 120 million Europeans. But Israel could have asked for the unconditional surrender of the Nazis, starting with the annihilation of one german city after another, using thermonuclear weapons. 

Any questions? 

 

Indeed I know some clear answers: when confronted to infamy, one needs to have the rage to fight it. Good feelings aren’t enough. This is why, after the (innocent) elderly Callas was broken on the wheel, because he was a Protestant, Voltaire spent a large part of his fortune re-establishing his honor and justice. Peace is not enough. 

My credential for expertise in the way of injustice and Nazism, are impeccable: one half of may family saved more than 100 Jews (to the risk of summary execution, torture and or finishing in a death camp). The other half fought in World War Two, and saw combat. One uncle, an officer, fought 6 years in uniform. Another uncle was married to the daughter of Von Moltke.

The Talmud is famous for a debate between two schools

One school held that it would have been better if humanity had never been created. It won the vote which replaced the debate. Horror: this proved the Nazis (yet to come in the future), right. Nazism was little more than a death machine

Hannah Arendt came up with her banality of evil, or, at least, with her banality of reasoning:”Eichmann forgot to think about his acts”. That’s hogwash. Eichman knew very well what he was doing, and he explained it perfectly, Arendt didn’t listen, or didn’t understand. 

Arendt forgot the Dark Side. All the stupid pacifists out there forget the Dark Side… and that’s why we got Hitler, the Kaiser, their goons, and an abysmal German mentality which spawned Hitler, the Kaiser and their ilk. If you don’t believe me, read all of Nietzsche, and report. 

The Dark Side characterizes supreme intelligence… because intelligence protects intelligence, and has to protect intelligence, and, in particular, its brood (this is not a new theme, it’s all over science fiction, all the way to the recent and Chinese, “Three Body Problem” trilogy. It turns out that the galaxy is a “Dark Forest”, because all civilizations are keen not to be detected. Those which reveal themselves get annihilated. Even elephants have the Dark Side: they don’t forget, and will punish their enemies.  

A Jewish girl born in Romania, now living in Israel, Helena Hirsch, a 91 year old in 2020, with the tattoo number A 20982 survived. Because the day she was brought to the gas chamber, the Zyklon B didn’t work. She philosophizes correctly: “One should have been heroes, heroes don’t die.”

The truth about humanity is simple: it’s a knife made to cut to the truth (de-cide). A knife can be good, or can be bad. It has a good way to be used, and a bad one… depending upon circumstances. Sometimes, it’s good to muster the Dark Side, and plunge the knife in the heart of evil. It’s not enough to have better angels: sometimes they need to muster overwhelming force… As Lincoln did.

 

“Democratic” Plutocracy On A Roll

January 20, 2020

We have a problem with worldwide global plutocracy. Kim, Xi, Putin, the dictators of Iran, and the late Suleimani are all plutocrats. Leading “representative democracies” have been, and are, stuffed with plutocrats. It didn’t start yesterday. The two rounds of the obsolete German plutocracy to try to save itself, by conquering the world, failed, causing durable damage to Europe, and thus civilization (Europe had been leading the world civilizationally; since then physical leadership has gone to the USA… while Europe got decerebrated.)

We have a dangerous precedent: Rome. For military reasons. We The People got armed. 16 million young men in the USA got trained to kill. Similarly in France and the UK. The result was a lot of democracy and equality, from 1945 to 1975. By then, though, the fossil fuel plutocrats and their sponsors, world financial plutocracy, made it so to increase their power. 

Obama meant well, sort of, relatively speaking, but, ultimately, he served The Man, Pluto.

The first thing to do is to limit wealth absolutely:

https://patriceayme.wordpress.com/2014/05/31/limit-wealth-absolutely/ 

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Two “Democratic” Pluto candidates, Bloomberg and Styer, spent already, 400 million dollars of their money, around eight times what Trump gathered.

Rachel was kind enough to answer. Now I must confess I have listened to lots of CNN, MSNBC, and I am a New York Times subscriber (all of this since deep into last century). I view all these media as much more biased than Fox News. My hatred for their propagandistic behavior started in 2002, in the built-up for the invasion of Iraq. The NYT finally banned me for more than ten years. Initially, I spited Fox News, as it was created by Murdoch, whom I then called Murderoch, who wanted so badly to invade Iraq. However, during the Trump presidency, Fox, to my amazement, has turned more fair and balanced than the others (OK, not saying much!) 

So because I am submitted (by own making) to lots of anti-Trump propaganda of the asinine type, I recognize it for what it is: drivel fostered by the world’s most powerful plutocrats, who are terrified of what they call “populism”… because they literally don’t know what “Demos-Kratia” means…

This is in constant dollars

Rachel Laudenslager Hunt As I said, Pelosi is not my favorite, but this is not about her.

Trump does whatever the most powerful people he knows want him to do. So yes, rich people and the military/industrial complex are happy. Energy companies are happy. They desperately want you to think that what’s good for oil companies is good for you. It’s not true.

The low unemployment rate is covering stagnant wages and declining financial security of the working class. Export businesses are suffering under the reactionary and short sighted tariffs. He’s gutted the State department, making war the only foreign policy choice available in every situation. He’s basically pissing off all our allies and giving the farm away to our enemies. Climate change is being ignored. Education is being privatized. I could go on and on.

And no, I don’t think Obama was perfect, but Trump has taken the worst executive power grabs that Obama was guilty of and quadrupled them.”

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Well, Trump didn’t officially execute US citizens without trial, some children. Ah, yes, i forgot, as a “Democrat” and friend of Barry, i am not supposed to have noticed his direct order. Being a “Democrat” means wearing blinds…

A lot of “democrats” (self-declared) smoke too much pot… So they didn’t notice that Obama is the one who pushed and installed the FRACKING industry, well financed by Wall Street. Obama, in an act of supreme hypocrisy called it “bridge fuel to the future”. 

So US supremacy in fossil fuels IS Obama’s greatest achievement. Obama even tried to get US coal exported to China from Oregon (failed because Oregon objected). Right, Trump is persuading everybody that fracking is his work, so he can get more votes. But it was actually Obama. 

Another great achievement of Obama was to send all the money to the banks, and achieve a greater inequality (as measured by Gini index) as ever before.

Actually real wages are going up under Trump and more so for lower wages, before and after taxes. This can be read all over, the graphs are clear. That can’t be contested. This is how Trump is achieving this that is a matter of debate.

Short sighted tariffs? Plutocratic globalization literally emptied the US and Europe. I have explained in many superbly deep essays of great historical value, that global plutocracy followed exactly the tricks used by Roman plutocrats in the Second Century BCE. Basically, plutocrats fear revolutions of We The People. A way out of this is to make We The People Impotent. 

Impotence is first achieved by making We The People incapable of well paid, important jobs. This is why Smart Phones were made in China. When the Trump administration is putting an halt to this, it doesn’t do just smart economics and smart sociology, it does indispensable security. 

In France the de-industrialization is so acute, the French are unable to make the basic technology for advanced nuclear reactors. Because French leaders are sold to global plutocrats, they gave China the plan of their advanced nuclear reactor, the EPR. In Europe those EPR have been under construction forever, in Finland, France, Great Britain. But they don’t know how to weld anymore (France and Japan used to have the best welding for nuclear reactors, 30 years ago). Guess what? The Chinese EPR has been connected to the grid nearly a year ago, it’s working splendidly. Meanwhile the Chinese are selling worldwide nuclear reactors made according to older French nuclear tech. Isn’t that great? Meanwhile, France is getting impoverished, and has been in a recession for 11 years… so is Germany (Italy, for much longer and deeper than that). Ah, and France has 9% unemployment and it’s much higher in Spain, Italy. 

At the core of the European recession is the departure of quality jobs to China. China got there through a lot of stolen IP (the fast trains are stolen French IP; the coming Maglev line between Beijing and Shanghai is also stolen German IP). I am not reproaching the Chinese for stealing what was offered to them. I was involved in a startup working for the Pentagon (and the Jap army)… using Chinese seed money. Then all the IP (from a top US university) was secretly transferred to China. The company lawyer informed the CEO that was all illegal in spirit. She was fired. Now, such behavior is becoming illegal in practice, under Trump. Obama tolerated it.  IP theft is why the US blocked, long ago, Chinese access to the ISS.

To say that climate annihilation is ignored under Trump is, once again, confusing headlines and reality. Differently from Obama, Trump is financing nuclear handsomely. Nuclear is where the power is, to mitigate the climate catastrophe. Obama talked big on climate, but did a lot of bad things, such as not supporting fusion power research. 

On his first day my friend Barry killed hydrogen research in the USA. However, as I have explained in many essays, renewables, especially solar can’t work as total replacement, without hydrogen ,,, So Barry talked the talk, while discreetly killing the renewable goose, so he could deploy fracking. 

Although Lithium has worked better than I expected… The EU is building its first Li-Ion mega battery plant (in Poland) …on this, lithium batteries Obama did pretty well: his best discovery was Elon Musk… against whom I used to smirk, but I have changed my tune on this one… Musk is doing an amazing job…

Democrats with Trump Derangement Syndrome are just doing the usual American lynch thing, they satisfy their hatred against humanity, an old American emotional tradition. Trump is the new Black. Yeah, “Orange”. 

The claim of the Pluto media that wages are going down under Trump is counterfactual

Real progressives would work with Trump where progress can be made… and has been proposed by Trump. In the 1980s, most “democrats” (O’Neil, Biden) worked with Reagan (who was way worse than Trump). Democrat Donald Trump raged against Reagan, his globalization, and his “Democratic” enablers. Real progressives didn’t want NAFTA as proposed, they wanted something like the USMCA… which Trump bullied through (to the great screaming of the pseudo-left paid by Bloomberg and his ilk). 

Yes, I would prefer heart attack Sanders or lying Warren as president. But if my choice is between Trump and one of the greatest war criminals in world history for president, I know who I will not vote for, and whom I will denounce from every rooftop.

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For the Democratic Party to be led by confirmed war criminals is an astounding situation. Ah, but nobody noticed. I am the one who is supposed to be deranged, because i insist on sticking to reality: Biden war authorization of 2002, and Bush “loving” Pelosi’s complicity in hiding “George” lies about Iraq. Although, right now, for the first time, The Guardian (UK left) noticed that “Biden is corrupt”

‘Middle Class’ Joe Biden has a corruption problem – it makes him a weak candidate. By Zephyr Teachout

We don’t have to choose Biden’s way, which would give Trump a perfect foil. Mon 20 Jan 2020 

Biden has a big corruption problem and it makes him a weak candidate… a lot of the voters we need – independents and people who might stay home – will look at Biden and Trump and say: “They’re all dirty.”

It looks like “Middle Class” Joe has perfected the art of taking big contributions, then representing his corporate donors at the cost of middle- and working-class Americans. Converting campaign contributions into legislative favors and policy positions isn’t being “moderate”. It is the kind of transactional politics Americans have come to loathe.

There are three clear examples.

First, Biden’s support for finance over working-class Americans. His career was bankrolled by the credit card industry. He delivered for it by spearheading a bankruptcy bill that made it harder for Americans to reduce their debts and helped cause the financial crisis. He not only authored and voted for that bill, he split with Barack Obama and led the battle to vote down Democratic amendments.

… At a fundraiser last year, Biden promised his Wall Street donors that “nothing would fundamentally change” for them if he became president. Now the financial world is raising huge money for his campaign. It clearly thinks he’s going to be its friend if elected. Most Americans, who get ripped off by the financial sector on a daily basis, aren’t looking for a candidate who has made their life harder.

Second, healthcare. … Biden went straight to a fundraiser co-hosted by the chief executive of a major health insurance corporation. He refuses to sign a pledge to reject money from insurance and pharma execs and continues to raise money from healthcare industry donors. His campaign is being bankrolled by a super Pac run by healthcare lobbyists.

What did all these donors get? A healthcare proposal that preserves the power of the insurance industry and leaves 10 million Americans uninsured.

Third, climate change. Biden signed a pledge not to take money from the fossil fuel industry, then broke his promise. Right after a CNN town hall on climate change, he held a fundraiser hosted by the founder of a fossil fuel conglomerate…

There are plenty of other examples that raise questions, like housing and social security. Big real estate moguls are playing a major role in Biden’s campaign. Unlike his rivals, he has no comprehensive housing plan. When he pushed for cuts to Social Security, was he serving donors or his constituents?

 

I can already hear the howls: But look at Trump! Trump is 1,000 times worse!

 

You don’t need to convince me. I have spent my life writing about and fighting against corruption… there is no doubt [Biden’s] record represents the transactional, grossly corrupt culture in Washington that long precedes Trump. We cannot allow Trump to so lower our standards that we aren’t even allowed to call out that culture, which has not only stymied progress but also harmed the Democratic party.

 

The good news is that we still have time to break with this culture of corruption. We don’t have to choose Biden’s way… The 2020 election should be about a crystal clear contrast between truth and lies, corruption and integrity, compassion and cruelty.

 

We have a rare opportunity to end a larger culture of corruption and we should take it – we will regret it if we don’t.”

Well, arresting the war criminals, the criminals against humanity, Biden, Pelosi, Bush, and other liars who launched the Iraq invasion to make US fracking profitable, would be a good start. 

 

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It’s interesting to exchange with those who know less, and actually miss altogether on some basic axioms, thus dimensions: they always come back to what they know, and thus stay squashed, lower dimensional beings. 

 

The real question is how do we unsquash them? To acquire dimensionality, only strong emotions work. To show to the Germans that their notion of superior race was erroneous, one had to destroy them on the battlefields like cockroaches, eradicating about 20% of the population (and killing or gravely wounding one male out of two). This is also why it’s so hard to extirpate racism from the USA: a lot of hate-Trump, “cancel”, “woke” “culture” is just more of the same (which ironically enough, is correctly reproached to many Trump supporters…)

 

What’s not in question here, contrarily to repute, is not Trump’s sanity, but the sanity of the Democratic Party. For example, why don’t “Democrats” worry about LOW, Launch On Warning… They don’t even know what it is. Instead they insist Trump doesn’t know what he is doing… while the evidence is the exact opposite.

Patrice Ayme

 

Trump Dissonance Syndrome Affects All Too Many Ignorant, Self-Obsessed Hypocrites

January 20, 2020

Just because I am civil and rational with Trump, many hypocrites called me a Trumpist. When in truth I am often the opposite!) Why? Because they are worse than Trump, covering their tracks. Agreeing with DeGeneres I am (although she likes her good friend W Bush, and that’s going way too far for me… I hate formally all war criminals. Somebody has to! At least “George” is not in power anymore, whereas his self-declared lover Nancy is!)

I do listen and read a lot of the Trump hate media. Much is driven by billionaires such as Bloomberg and Styer. The latter spent 200 millions promoting himself and his ecology (he founded his fortune on coal trading). The former overspent other candidates five to ne, and got elected mayor of New York. Now he has already spent four times more than Trump to get elected president.

“Support”, “Believe”… For most people opinion seems to be a sort of religion they tribally join… Such people are either for or against Trump, Climate, etc. They embrace thinking as religion. Such is the royal road to unfathomable stupidity. Pathetic to see young people supposedly condemning racism… in the name of tribalism.

Because I exhibit hot facts, snowflakes call me names, and then they melt down, crying. They are inside just what they condemn, for show, outside: their barely crystalized thoughts have little substance.

Those who take for granted that Pelosi didn’t betray humanity when plotting to destroy Iraq have much in common with those Germans for whom Hitler was morally elevating: they suffer terminal moral-cognitive disorder, refusing absolutely to inquire about a catastrophe they caused.

However I get messages such as this:

Rachel Laudenslager Hunt: I agree that many people criticize Trump in out of bounds ways such as making fun of his appearance and his family and they often focus on superficial things or use unnecessarily crude language.
I disagree with this because there is so much substance on which Trump deserves serious legitimate criticism.
His policies are a disaster, he displays worrying symptoms of serious mental illness, and he has publicly admitted to doing things that are clear violations of federal law including key clauses in the Constitution.
This should be made clear in a sober and careful conversation, not in apoplectic displays of outrage.
Read the Mueller Report, watch the Congressional hearings. Pay attention to the number of criminal trials surrounding his associates.
Enough said.”

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Well, not enough has been said, because most of these are lies, or fake universes.

The Mueller report was whether Trump was a Russian agent. However, Trump was saying the same things, in the 1980s, when he was one of the rare Democrats to oppose Reagan (then Warren was a Republican). What Trump was saying in the 1980s, he incorporated in his actions as president. It’s difficult for me to listen to the Speaker, who wants to impeach Trump and Pence, while being the only Iraq war criminal still in position of enormous power. And what power! Third in succession to the throne!

dear Rachel Laudenslager Hunt: Which policies of Trump are a disaster? USMCA? New trade accord with China? Executing the three greatest terrorists in activity? Obamacare? Facebook? GAFA paying no taxes? Executing US citizens with drones, even when they are just propagandists or children thereof? I would respectfully suggest to impeach the woman who killed 2.4 million Iraqis, deliberately, instead of listening to the plutocrat who spent 5 times more than all his rivals combined to become Mayor of New York, shuttling between NYC and Bermuda where he has so much wealth, tax free… Those plutocrats pull the strings against Trump… And they are worse. https://patriceayme.wordpress.com/…/is-nancy-pelosi-a…/

As long as no excrement spoil the war criminal’s expensive shoes, Nancy will be OK, and keep on pretending she is a “good Catholic”… now that she helped kill 2.4 million Iraqi, and no “Democrat” in good standing noticed…

The last fight between pseudo-progressives and Trump confirms an inversion of most values. In the San Francisco Bay Area, with perhaps the world’s great homeless crisis, worse than anything in Mexico, said the UN and the NYT… Most of the hang up is from NIMBYs and regulations. Hundreds of thousands of affordable housing units have been held up for decades. Contrarily to Pelosi, I have known some homeless for decades (they are friends). Now Trump wants to break through the administrative blockages… and the pseudo-left, including real multimillionaires who are also friends and live in Atherton (everybody is a multimillionaire there)  is screaming to high heavens that Trump is a fascist…

The numbers are in: SF homeless population rose 30% since 2017

There is plenty of evidence that the loud anti-Trump (pseudo) left is actually a new type of fascism… worse that Trump. The eviction of the four mothers in Oakland from a long empty house is revealing. (I am pushing for a local initiative to give a right of pre-emption to city halls when houses are repossessed by banks, BTW…)

Here is a little taste, from the SF Chronicle I subscribe to:

“Thydour Coleman shook her head as she spoke about the four mothers evicted from a West Oakland house bought by a real estate investment company planning to flip it.

The McClymonds High School graduate was born and raised in the community, leaving for four decades before returning two years ago. It was unrecognizable, she said.

“The neighborhood has changed completely since I was a little kid,” Coleman said as she walked her dog a block away from the Moms 4 Housing eviction. “I’ve never seen so many homeless people in my life, and they keep building these expensive … houses. They only care about the rich and the famous.”

On Tuesday morning, Alameda County sheriff’s deputies evicted four mothers from a two-story home on Magnolia Street after they had occupied the house, without the owner’s permission, for nearly two months. The episode turned the spotlight on the Bay Area’s exorbitant housing prices — but also on the practice of home flipping and what role it plays in people being priced out of neighborhoods.

For the past nine years, Wedgewood Properties, the Southern California firm that owns the Magnolia Street house, has been one of Oakland’s most prolific house flippers, rehabbing and selling 160 homes. The company says it has spent an average of $57,000 per home, about $9.1 million in total, using all local labor to do the work. Most of the homes were owned by banks, having gone into foreclosure during and after the financial crisis of 2008. They include homes like 2753 67th Ave., which the company bought at auction for $367,000 and sold six months later for $573,000.

I am presently fighting against a plan to ravage a unique wildlife preserve, destroying half of it to build homes for people in the 1%.  This hyper wealthy crowd is all what the pseudo-left in command in the Bay Area cares about. If they don’t belong to it, or are not paid by it, they dream to join it… which may be even worse.

And Trump in all this? They say to each other how terrible Trump is, a bit like Nazis saying high Hitler. Well, they don’t generally live among the human feces and have never talked to the homeless. I do, and notice more and more don’t speak a lick of English…

Racist right wing fascists put on their anti-Trump coat, same as the white coat of the Polar bear: a trick to look as white and innocent as the driven snow… Meanwhile, they frantically block affordable housing… Anything to persuade themselves they are not what truly they are…

Patrice Ayme

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War Against Nazism Still Not Won, As Long As Nazi Ideas Rule Minds Regarding France In USA

January 18, 2020

A STRIKING EXAMPLE OF COGNITIVE DERANGEMENT DISORDER: FRANCE, FOUNDATION OF THE USA, STILL VIEWED AS CAUSE OF NAZISM BY SECRETLY RACIST MASS HOMICIDAL, YET MAINSTREAM DOMINANT AMERICAN IDEOLOGY. Relationship with Iraq Invasion and Impeachment revealed!

The USA is a strange place where a Nazi ideology seed such as Keynes (head of UK delegation at Versailles in 1919) is lionized, by Jews (see Paul Krugman), and many basic Nazi these (some found in Keynes) are still viewed as Common Sense: in other words, VICTORY AGAINST NAZISM HAS NOT BEEN ACHIEVED… as long as the cognitive mechanisms (or, more precisely, lack thereof) which brought Nazism, many of them invented in the USA, have not been defeated.

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The Weaponization Of Philosophical and Technological Progress by France Made England And USA possible: 

In the Foundation series from US author Isaac Asimov, mathematician of psychohistory logician Seldon foresees the imminent fall of the Galactic Empire, which encompasses the entire Milky Way, and a dark age lasting 30,000 years before a second empire arises. France,  by creating Britain and the USA, according to mainstream French ideology, did quite a bit the same thing.

France, is a collective of thinking leaders over centuries. Arguably, France is a direct extension of the complex Gallo-Roman mentality, itself something that rose over more than a millennium, prior to Caesar’s partial conquest. 

Some French thinkers and men of action, who had a tremendous influence on the modern world, have sunk in the fog of history. Some are known, although not as revolutionary thinkers, which they were (the best example being William the Conqueror). Some are not known to this day (such Berengar, an Abbot protected by William the Conqueror, who promoted reason as God, and probably influenced many, while putting into words what the times were doing in France). The French, the Normans, pushed, overall a similar scheme of extreme progress, and this is when Europe rose above Rome in nearly all significant ways.

Even the decapitated one, Louis XVI, played a crucial role in the history of civilization, as he is the one who insured the success of US Independence: Louis XVI’s massive military intervention made it possible for the USA to exist. This is why the “Star Spangled Banner”, similarly to the Marseillaise, is all about a bloody war against tyrants, among explosions… Modern democracy as found in France, Britain, US, was created by very bloody war… Against bloody masters. 

France decided the outlawing of slavery (Queen Bathilde of the Franks, circa 655 CE). When the French army occupied Britain in 1066 CE, it weaponized the outlawing of slavery and other progressive democratizing measures to stay in power: thus England came to be (this entanglement of Britain and France goes on to this day, as France was pro-Brexit… At least in 2018; Macron admitted that Johnson had a “strategic plan”).  

Amusingly, the French always invoke the “Anglo-Saxons”… When actually England and the USA are mostly… French, not just in deepest institutions, but down to the language (English being poorly pronounced French, mostly). So the British and US Americans are distinguished as “Anglo-Saxons”, as there are Bretons, because such is their difference.

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If the US had joined the League of Nations, would WWII still have occurred?

Patrice Ayme, Decades of studying world history critically… among other things.

Let me change the question slightly into: If the US had respected its parent, France, and practiced other benevolent aspects of a naturally civilized nation, such as no racism, as its Gallo-Roman parent had tried to instill to the US, would WWII have occurred? Or, otherwise said: If The USA had acted decently after 1918, would the Nazis have disturbed the Peace?

The short of it: no.

World War Two happened, when it did, because the French Republic had more than enough with the Nazis. or, more generally, racist, militaristic, fascist, world-threatening Germany (the Germany which was destroyed in 1945).

Arras City hall, northern France, Destroyed By Invading German Fascists, 1914-1918

The French had been itching to go destroy Hitler since the latter invaded Spain in 1936 (with the help of the rogue general Franco, and fascist Italy). However, after agreeing to come to the rescue of the Spanish Republic, the French, led by PM Jewish Socialist Blum, were submitted to scathing threats from London and Washington, so they didn’t 9in 1929, before Nazism, Churchill threatened to bomb France, because France had made threatening noises about rearmament of Germany in violation of the Versailles Treaty, with the help of Portugal and the USSR; yes, that was 4 years before Nazism).

Then there was the 1938 Munich circus, followed by Hitler invading Czechoslovakia, Austria… The problem for France was lack of support by Britain (which however then decided to boost her air force through massive modernization).

After the fall of Spain (March 1939), the French stiffened the Polish spine, and added a chastised Great Britain in the appendix to the Franco-Polish treaty (“entente cordiale” would apply, so if france was at war with Germany, so would Britain be…)

Cornered, an enraged Hitler made Germany’s ultra secret alliance with fellow dictator Stalin official (it actually came all the way from 1916… before the Bolsheviks came to power).

Surely, now confronting the worldwide alliance of fascist Japan, Italy, Germany and the USSR, the French Republic won’t attack? But the French Republic was undeterred. At that point the Nazis were stuck. They couldn’t lose face: Hitler knew that the German generals had nearly staged a coup already.

What could have stopped the war? Those German generals: they had all the power… But many were themselves Nazis, so they were torn. Had the USA declared it sided with France, the generals would have known they were facing the infernal trio of France, Britain and their progeny, the USA, and, thus, Germany couldn’t win. So they would have had the excuse they wanted to stage a coup to save Germany, as they explained in 1937 to the (terrified) Anglo-Saxon ambassadors.

However the position of the USA in 1939 relative to Nazism was not clear: plutocrat FDR detested egalitarian, socialist France, and wanted to grab all her colonies to make them part of the US empire. Moreover US plutocrats were roaming all over Germany doing excellent business under Hitler, owning a large part of it: IBM had the monopoly of computing, for example, a gift of Hitler (ss “IBM and the Holocaust”). Finally, the US was a racist country, and much of Nazism was copied from US themes.

WWI Basilique Saint Quentin Northern France, Destroyed By Invading German Fascists, 1914-1918

The very idea of League of Nation was born in France (and then co-opted by hyper racist US president Wilson). So the entire “isolationist” posture, which didn’t apply to Nazi Germany (full of US plutocrats, US investments, US tech, etc.) was more directed against France… like the myth of the “crippling” reparations, launched by racist plutocrat Keynes, who was enraged that Eastern Europe had been freed from Germany by Versailles…

If the USA had been in the League, per se, would not have been enough, to prevent WW2. However, had the USA being just decent with its parent, France, the German generals would have seen their defeat was unavoidable, as the USA was siding with France.

And guess what, as I already said, but it’s worth repeating? The German generals asked, as early as 1937, the UK and US, to do just that, declare they would side with France. But the Anglo-Saxons didn’t. Instead, they told Hitler about the plot by the German generals… And FDR recalled his friend Dodd, US ambassador in Berlin, too friendly to his French peer, and too anti-Nazi. FDR replaced Dodd by a pro-Nazi, and did the same in Britain, installing Kennedy there… (More details in the book “The Garden of the Beasts”…)

Part of the city of Reims, 1918. Burned cathedral in the background. Destroyed by Invading German Fascists. 

The German generals were not smart enough to realize they were going to become victims of the greatest bait and switch imaginable… Although the same exactly had happened in WW1…

Nowadays, the Germans have finally figured it all out, deep inside… Just when at the same time, half of the Brits lost it completely… History is the ride that never ends…

The most amazing part of this subject is that many individuals who believe they know it well, actually repeat the basic Nazi themes… And, even more interesting, those themes often only partly originated in Germany (even the famous “stab in the back” theme the Nazis used had been uttered first by a British general who had lashed back sarcastically at war criminal general and principal original Nazi, Ludendorff…)

Oh, by the way, the fact the deep maneuvers of the US Deep State and its sponsor, US plutocracy, the billionaires and their descendants hidden in Foundations, Boards, Institutes, “Charities”, “Think Tanks”, plutocratic universities and the like, have not been exposed in full, doesn’t just explain the amazing (however ephemeral) success of the monstrosity known as Nazism. More fundamentally, it explains much of the rise of global plutocracy and its attendant inequality, poverty, drug abuse, decay in education, healthcare and many basic services observed since…

German racist fascism had to be destroyed. It was not destroyed in 1918–1919… so it tried again to win in 1933–1945. If the USA had been involved critically in teaching civilization to Germany, following the less racist principles of France, Nazism couldn’t have happened. When the French government went to Washington to ask to do something about Hitler, it lost, because “isolationism” was the pretext the USA used to keep on instrumentalizing (one should even say weaponizing) Germany. Fundamentally the USA was not in the League for the same reason why the fascists left it. Greed.

(From request by Thomas Fugate…)

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The following answer is interesting, because it was made by a US citizen in 2020, but one would have expected it by a Nazi in 1942. I quote it because this anti-wisdom, this Nazi wisdom, is still around, because nobody blocks it as the infamy it is::

Typical Northern French City. Germans refused to pay for this devastations and Neonazis whine to this day that the attempt to make Germany pay for part of the devastation it caused after invading Northern France… caused Nazism, and the killing of 20 million civilian, or more, plus six millions Jews. All the fault of the French who got the racist idea that Germans should repair part of what they had destroyed.

Let’s hear it from the typical Neonazi, by someone read thousands of times on the public space known as Quora. She was replying to my essay above:

Jane Weir

Please. The French had been looking to ruin Germany from 1919 onward. Their insistent demand for reparations from Germany (paid with loans from the US) was simply irresponsible. Their irredentism was as vital as any other factor for the rise of Hitler and German rearmament. At any time in the late 30s the French could have made a non-aggression pact with Germany, so that the 1940 invasion and occupation would have been completely avoided.

It’s ridiculous to think the French were “itching” to destroy Hitler because of German and Italian support for the Spanish Nationalists. The anti-Franco French tilt in 1936 was simply the policy of Leon Blum’s Popular Front government, and as you probably know it was ineffectual and short-lived, ending when Britain and France both agreed to remain neutral in the Spanish conflict.

France tried in 1939 to negotiate an alliance with the USSR, but this just encouraged Germany to outmaneuver them with their own non-aggression pact, neutralizing the Soviets and enabling Germany to swiftly conquer Poland and reincorporate the lands it had lost 20 years before. Even when France had the opportunity to invade Germany from the west in September 1939, they barely feinted over the borders, then withdrew and let their troops idle for six months. Whenever the French had a chance to make a blunder, they seized it with both hands.

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Nazism Springs Eternal If No One Contradicts It:

Fascist racist Germany attacked the French Republic (without war declaration) on August 2 1914 (reminiscent of September 1, 1940) . the German dictatorship pursued with war crimes (including killing toddlers), as early as August 1914 (the surprise attack against the world was itself a war crime). When the German army retreated in 1918, it eradicated, destroyed and annihilated north-east France (the industrial basket of France).

If France had treated Germany as Germany did France, France would have annihilated the Ruhr, dynamiting all factories and machines, flooding the minutes, cutting telephones and electricity poles… it’s actually the refusal of the Second Reich Germans (“Weimar”) which caused the French intervention if 1923.

In the red zones (“zone rouge”) the areas most devastated by the invading fascist German army, human life was impossible, the ground being toxic, lethal, full of non exploded explosives, neurotoxic chemicals, etc.

The mistake done in 1918 was not to invade Germany, judge hang the top German racist fascist war criminal there, including the Kaiser, Von Moltke, Ludendorff. That would have got rid of the inspiring core of the Nazi party.

The real causes of Nazism are found in Arminius (traitor to the Roman army, civilization), Luther (a hater of Jews), Herder (a tribal fanatic), Hegel (world-empire delirium, an admirer of the fascist dictator Napoleon). All had been said when Goering, father of Goering made an holocaust of Namibians.

I have been a great reader of the basic Nazi texts, and thus very familiar with the self-serving arguments you use: I know another 50 along the same lines. 

For example, you say: “[Germany .. pact [with] the Soviets and enable Germany to swiftly conquer Poland and reincorporate the lands it had lost 20 years before.” That’s cute, isn’t it? Many ignorant US citizens will agree with you, and thus will find yourself. However Poles will understand that you say Poland should not have been allowed to exist again, after generations of racist occupation, abuse and enslavement by Russia and Germany. Oh, you are in honorable company: Keynes sailed that racist boat, arguing in his miserable little book that Poles couldn’t manage an economy.

The Nazis proceeded to kill so many Poles that the population of Poland went from 35 millions in 1939 down to 24 millions in 1946.

In the end, in their dozens of thousands of extermination camps, the Nazis assassinated more than twenty million. To argue that this all happened because of the French is an argument the Nazis rolled out in 1945. There was never a question Britain would intervene when the fascists attacked the Republic in Spain. It’s British and US opposition which made the French decide not to intervene. Similarly in 1938, when France nearly went to war against Hitler allied to Czechoslovakia. In the end, France didn’t want more of a conflict with the US and UK. 

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Cognitive Derangement Syndrome Is Still Poorly Analyzed:

One should looking coldly at what happened to Germany in 1853-1945. Not just because the major traits of history have to be drawn. It’s not just a question of historical establishment of the truth. It is also a question of how come the cognition of supposedly civilized people, especially the Germans, the Nazis and the US public, could fail to this extent? The same forces are still at work, because they were never exposed, let alone condemned. 

The plutocratic effect was central to the German tragedy: Germans thought and felt, just as they had been programmed by their masters… including being imprinted to be ruled by evil (helped along by the ideology of Prussian Slave Master, Immanuel Kant… who is viewed to this day as a great philosopher, because he promoted bling obedience to… slave masters.) Kant is admired, to this day, in “humanities” departments, precisely because he is so inhuman. So are his infernal consorts, Herder, Hegel, Marx… All of them, and lesser German philosophical critters, and quite a few French, admirers of the concept of dictatorship… thus of Hitler, Stalin, and their ilk. Thus De Beauvoir and Sartre, after doing the Nazi thing in 1940-44, did the Castro-Che Guevara-Mao thing in the 1960s: same general idea, dictatorship is good. 

The Nazi De Beauvoir should have at least been condemned to be shot… Instead, now she is the object of a cult. Now a cult for Nietzsche is to be commended. Nietzsche hated the German drift into galloping racism and invasive militarism  he himself observed, and stridently condemned… As Einstein did (all too much) later. Nietzsche was good, because he resisted infamy, De Beauvoir was bad, because she promoted the idea that one should collaborate with infamy.

All those who, to this day, regret, as Jane Weir above, or Keynes and his admirers (Krugman) that Eastern Europe, including Poland and Czechoslovakia, was freed from German racist subjugation and exploitation are either plain Nazis, or then are still deeply affected by the Cognitive Derangement Syndrome which is behind the most infamous ideologies of history.

Some of this Cognitive Derangement Syndrome is fully in evidence in the USA today. Using gross maneuvers to manipulate public opinion, some of the principal enablers of the Iraq War are trying to make it so as to have their own establishment, long in power, gain the US presidency. How? Well, while US citizens whine about Martin Luther King, they forget to ask themselves what MLK would have thought about the invasion of Iraq, how he would acted against it… And who exactly enabled that atrocity. They are in your face everyday, just look.

President Obama recently, in an excellent pantomime, explained, in a few seconds that the Cognitive Derangement Syndrome emanated from a lack of attention span, and a disconnect between the gravity of what one did. What Obama said was that scapegoating should be serious business. Instead those young punks are just interested in changing channels, because they are fundamentally bored… and boring.

Relation with the preceding essay on why the Versailles Treaty, albeit good, was not so good as to destroy the racist, fascist ideology which affected Germany? Let me explain.

Scapegoating the French Republic for causing what she fought, racist fascism, is dishonest and correspond simply to people who know, deep down inside, that the US profited from Nazism, so they are anxious to accuse others to have caused it. When the truth is that, if the USA had lined itself up with France in 1939 (as the UK did), World War Two and its atrocities would have petered out.

Patrice Ayme

Alarmism Saves Lives Better Than The Alternative, Sleeping At The Wheel. Climate Crisis Exploding Now

January 16, 2020

Faced with climatic Armageddon, deniers love to brandish irrelevances. Such as pretending there are no solutions… Or that none were presented, nor available. Something completely false: solutions could have been deployed 30 years ago, massively. Now the rise of cheap photovoltaics has made the hydrogen economy irresistible.

Consider:

TERMINAL GREENHOUSE CRISIS

A crash tech program is needed. It has to involve hydrogen.

And of course, one should use all possible solutions, simultaneously. American denial about climate in the Twentieth First Century is reminiscent of American denial when Nazism came around. As then, it was in the best interest of the US to make a bad situation worse: what nobody wants to say, and nobody dares say… except for those drunk on truth.  

No deliberate motion ever happened without emotion.

Global Earth temperatures with baseline. Sure starting to look like an exponential… A mathematical proof that “Global Warming” is starting to feed on itself (because the emissions have stalled). Source: NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies | Anomalies shown relative to the average temperature between 1951 and 1980…when quite a bit of warming had already occured! So the limit to 1.5 degree centigrade Climate Sheep gloat about is to be taken with a very large quantity of salt… There is evidence human engineered global warming started thanks to mass herding, more than 7,000 years ago, boosting the Methane in the air (cows make CH4… not rabbits).

On 28 March 1939, the Spanish Republic surrendered Madrid to the Fascists and Nazis. Franco’s army was transported from Morocco by the Nazi air force, fueled by Texaco. (Because the Navy was Republican.)

At that point, Britain saw the error of her way, and decided to join the French Republic in blocking the Nazis (and was added in the notes of the Franco-Polish treaty). However, all was quiet on the American front, as the Nazis’ racism fit well with US racism, and besides, Nazi Germany was a US business province. 

Now, right, for the US Deep Private-Public state, the situation was perfect and getting better. However, at the very least, US Jews should have got alarmed. And although US losses in World War Two were neglectable relative to some European countries and empires, they nevertheless amounted to one US citizen dead, out of 300.       

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Now we are facing an incomparable calamity, the Sixth Mass Extinction… But it’s not viewed as such, because of the lack of alarm. The gentle words are supposed to evoke it:…”Global Warming” (why not global soothing, as we are at it?)

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Alarmism saves lives. Had the USA declared war to the Nazis in June 1940, France would not have ceased fire, and, in the end, the deliberate massacre by the Nazis of dozens of millions of civilians and war prisoners, would not have happened (because the France would have advertised this massacre as a legitimate state… at worst, from North Africa). Also neither Italy, nor Japan would have entered war on the side of the Nazis (being scared of the USA, and now definitively knowing the USA was in the war). 

Alarmism saves lives. I am a mountaineer, and climber. Some of my best friends were top notch professional mountaineers, or climbers. A difference with me was my caution, due to my latent alarmism… In spite of my alarmism, I miraculously survived a giant rock avalanche, falling off a giant death gully, and then stopping my fall before yanking my partner out: even alarmism won’t protect from the hand of fate. In any case, my less cautious friends died, and, in one case at least I know I would not have made the mistake (I refuse to engage in possible slab avalanche terrain, once identified)

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CLIMATE SCIENTISTS ARE NOT ALARMIST ENOUGH:

Scientists try to sound reasonable, and thus warn their ultimate paymasters, politicians, that temperatures will rise. But they are prudent, and don’t want to sound alarmist, so they eschew dangerous inputs they can’t predict, roll out averages. 

However, this is not what they should be doing. In aviation, or rocket science, engineers try to determine the  worst possible case… to avoid it. 

Climate scientists, when warning about possible climate evolutions, should consider the worst possible cases. They are not doing this presently.

What is the worst possible case? That the present warming will trigger natural heating mechanisms, and other disasters.

First, there are billions of tons of methane ice on the Siberian continental shelf, which is gigantic. At some point, when the ocean is warm enough, they will release. Methane is more than 25 times more entrapping to infrared than CO2.

Second, and worse, the CO2 going massively in the ocean, turns to carbonic acid and kills oxygen making plankton. That, in combination with increased oxidation will bring a decrease of the oxygen content of the atmosphere. Oxygen content is already collapsing in the ocean, to the point of creating “dead zones” which fishes such as marlins have to avoid, lest they die of asphyxiation. 

So this climate crisis is not just about “warming” something globally. What we are witnessing, and causing, is a mass extinction through a collapse of the biosphere, as happened last 65 millions years ago. It would be good if scientists said it straight, as it is… and evoke the worst possible case (increasing likely, as coal burning is augmenting in many countries)… Instead of pretending we are living in the best possible world, just as the Titanic passengers lived in the best possible ship… after it hit the iceberg, and everything worked just as well as it did minutes prior.  

We should use what I call “Catastrophic Calculus” to evaluate the climate Crisis… the same sort of calculus made when building rockets, or planes. It makes sense: Earth is our spaceship… And we have only one. Failure is not an option. Earth can’t burn, but it will, and it has started to do so, because the same clowns with the same reduced cognitivo emotional mindset, keep on ruling.

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MORAL DERANGEMENT SYNDROME: Obsess About Red Herrings To Hide The Real Problems

Just contemplate criminal against humanity Nancy Pelosi claim that “Trump betrayed the nation”. Maybe Trump did, it’s very far from clear. What is clear, though, is that Pelosi betrayed humanity by enabling “George” to keep on lying about his pretext to invade Iraq… and thus foster his real aim, which was to destroy Iraq (as an oil producer). Those who take for granted that Pelosi didn’t betray humanity when plotting to destroy Iraq have much in common with those Germans for whom Hitler was morally elevating: they suffer terminal moral-cognitive disorder, refusing absolutely to inquire about a catastrophe they caused.

However, most “Democrats” consider that Pelosi is a moral figure, and she is the first to claim that elevated position. Yet, as she is “impeaching” Trump, she is doing nothing about the Mass Extinction out there. So Pelosi and her followers and admirers impose a value system where obsessing about one individual is incomparably more important than putting measures in place to mitigate what is going on, the entire planet burning.  

The inchoate maximal holocaust out there, this Mass Extinction, is, at this point, first of all, a moral failure. 

Patrice Ayme

 

Thanks Coal Black Hearts: New Ocean Heat Record

January 14, 2020

The heat in the world’s oceans reached a new record level in 2019, demonstrating “irrefutable and accelerating” heating of the planet. 2019 is also the second hottest year ever, after 2016 (heated up by an El Nino). A lot of facts are irrefutable and accelerating, nowadays, but, just as when World War Two was coming, the more so, the more glumly the ostriches bury their heads in the sand.

The world’s oceans are the clearest measure of the climate emergency because they absorb more than 93% of the heat trapped by the greenhouse gases emitted by fossil fuel burning, forest destruction and other (in)human activities.

Oceans absorb most of the CO2. However they do this much less now, basically because the upper layers are getting saturated, and stagnant, as ocean upwelling is short circuited by hot water on top.  

This slowing of ocean mixing has another effect. It stifles the transport of nutrients such as nitrate and phosphate from deeper waters to the surface, which diminishes the growth of phytoplankton, which store carbon in their tissue as a product of photosynthesis. The sinking biological material takes the carbon (from CO2) with it to the deep ocean when the organisms die. It’s another way that carbon can be removed from the ocean surface… However, this is faltering, all the more as carbonic acid (from CO2) gnaws on plankton. Altogether, oxygen production and CO2 absorption by the oceans are diminishing. All such diminutions could lead into mass extinction: actually vast swathes of oceans are now going oxygen free. Fishes such as Marlins now avoid deep diving (their speciality) in many areas, because they would suffocate if they did.

The probability of an exponential explosion in temperature is heating up: that graph above is starting to look like an exponential, thus growing proportional to itself.

The latest analysis commented here, shows the past five years are the top five warmest years recorded in the ocean and the past 10 years are also the top 10 years on record. The amount of heat being added to the oceans is equivalent to every person on the planet running 100 microwave ovens all day and all night. It’s also equal to exploding 3.6 billion Hiroshima size bombs… in the last 25 years.

Researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing used statistical methods to interpolate heat levels in the few places where there was no data, such as under the Arctic ice cap. An independent analysis of the same data by the US National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration shows that same increasing heat trend.

It’s ironic that the news that the oceans are heating up ever more, ever faster, come from China (is China becoming more democratic?) China’s coal production, nearly 4 billion tons, has never been so high:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-output-coal/china-june-coal-output-hits-record-high-as-miners-ramp-up-ahead-of-summer-idUSKCN1UA07O

Coal is the most CO2 generating fuel (as it has little hydrogen, that is, methane). Basically, 4 billion tons of Chinese coal burns into 12 billion tons of CO2. 

Some will scoff that yours truly is panicking. But I am not. I find the situation extremely interesting in all sorts of way, from the physics, to the ethical and psychological. It’s extraordinary to have a seat at the theater playing the greatness madness, ever. Simply, the catastrophe is becoming ever more likely. 

According to my computations, one degree centigrade of temperature increase corresponds to moving towards the poles by 200 kilometers. When that touches the Polar Circle at 66 degrees latitude, each degree will correspond to a reduction of the polar regions of 20% Hence their albedo, the reflecting power of white snow. Some have computed that the disappearance of sea ice would reduce Earth albedo so much that global temperatures would go up one full degree centigrade, just from that. 

Well before that, the Methane Clathrates should release catastrophically. 

See the pretty Methane Ice pictures in:

https://patriceayme.wordpress.com/2009/11/18/2-c-is-too-much/ 

The vast, and shallow Siberian ocean is full of them. Methane, CH4, has a greenhouse warming potential more than 25 times CO2. I compute that CH4 and other man-made gases contribute nearly 20% to global warming. 

Estimate of the ocean energy budget.
The energy budgets are relative to the 1958–1962 base period. The integrated net radiative imbalance from Allan et al. (65) estimated from the TOA is included in yellow and is multiplied by 0.93 to be comparable with the ocean energy budget. The TOA radiation is adjusted to the value of OHC within 2013–2014. The dashed gray lines encompass the 95% confidence interval.The shallower, the warmer the ocean is getting. The little volcanoes at the bottom degree the three largest volcanic eruptions during the period, which lowered the global temperatures considerably. Pinatubo decreased temps by half a degree centigrade…

Coal has never been doing better: the fraud known as Dr. Merkel is shutting down the German nuclear electricity production, because when she goes to bed, she sees Fukushimas in her head, and to better show the world how to smother us all with lignite, the worst coal.  

India also needs ever more coal: oil  and uranium, it has none (and, differently from Germany, is not as advanced; so India is excused). Speaking of which… Scared by Fukushima, like a child by a big, bad ogre, an irrational Japan is giving up on nuclear power. 

Japan got into World War Two of completely irrational reasons: besides the fact that it was a horrible thing to do, it could only lose. Same problem with Germany, Italy. But there are countries where deep irrationality is a national tradition… under a cover of cold reason. Japan has no good reason to discontinue nuclear (instead of developing new tech)… Only a reason to move out of Fukushima style (generation II) nuclear reactors… Especially without proper emergency generators. Japan, Germany and the like could have developed thorium reactors… So could France, Britain…  Coal kills already thousands of Japanese a year, whereas peaceful uranium kills basically none… 

Anyway, so Japan is moving out of 1950s nuclear technology, so Japan will need… Coal. Yes, if you don’t like the 1950s, go back to the 1850s. Any logic makes sense, for idiots. Ever more coal. But Japan has none. 

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So where is Japan going to get all this coal to smother people and kill the oceans? Where from, the equipment for this Pearl Harbor against life itself?  Hey, equally short-sighted Australia! Coal, direct from the incontinently Burning Continent! Auschwitz used to be a discreet affair, but now the generalized Holocaust (Holo-Caust = Whole-Burn), is as public as it gets. It just doesn’t matter, all these wars which happen, after all the forests burn, when one has no brains, happiness will be reached by “just adding a few shrimps on the barbie” (as long as there are still shrimps). 

Faust sold his soul to the Devil, to get himself stuff, but Australians don’t have such luxury anymore. Aussies prefer to burn their forest, houses, lands to give money to the plutocrats they adore: hey, not everybody has a soul to sell!  

Patrice Ayme

A Bad Assassination By Plutocrats, For Plutocrats: Che Guevara 

January 12, 2020

I have been highly critical of the excesses of Athens in defending herself during the Peloponnesian War (Such as the infamous holocaust of Mylo, with its grotesque justification). And I exceriorate tyrants such as Constantine, Napoleon, Louis XIV, Kaiser WII, Hitler, Stalin, Hirohito, etc. for their human rights destruction. So it may seem strange my war against Islamism goes as far as approving the execution of a few Islam Fundamentalist terrorists (while being mild with Saudi’s MBS… although he is embarked on mass lethal war in Yemen, and a questionable relationship with assassinating an editorialist of the Washington Post…).

Well, I am far from approving all the activities of the US armed forces and secret services. I am not just talking about the Banana wars of the 1920s, 30s, in service of plutocrats, which the head of the US Marine Corps, Major General Butler then correctly decried. The assassination of Che Guevara (see below) is more of the same. See:

https://patriceayme.wordpress.com/2016/04/16/military-industrial-complex-a-necessary-danger-to-civilization/

But also of more obscure actions, such as lawyer Donovan, soon to found the OSS, going to Yugoslavia in July 1941 to foment trouble against the Nazis… something that resulted in the death of more than a million Yugoslavs… ultimately just to extend the US world empire, on the cheap.) The list of various exaction campaigns perpetrated by the US government against other nations is in the hundreds… However, fighting Islamism (instead of using it as was long done, starting in the 1930s) is a good thing… And the USA has finally joined France on the correct side of the struggle against a superstition justifying sexism, stupidification, terror and dictatorship

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Eliminating Soleimani was a question of world public security:

Major General Soleimani of Iran, an authentic war hero, and an imminent (mass) killer was a master Islamist general. Soleimani was excellent at using both Suni and Shiite, even arming them against each other, his Quds force pulling the strings. The end result was a projection of Iranian Islamist power westward, greatest, arguably, since the Eight Century.

One lesson of history is that Islamist military adventures have to be taken seriously. The diminutive Arab Islamist power quickly destroyed several large empires, including Zoroastrian Sassanid Persia, and half of Rome, in a few years, in perhaps the greatest military feat of history.

Soleimani promoted Islam, an ideology most successful, precisely because it is most friendly to dictators.

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Che Dead

Whereas Che Guevara promoted, however violently and idiotically, the struggle against inequality… a much better cause: 

However, those of Marxist inspiration tend to use dictatorial means, as promoted by Marx (following in a sense, Julius Caesar…)

Che’s hysterical ideology advocated exporting “revolution” to any country whose leader is supported by the empire (the United States) while falling out of favor with its peasants. Guevara talks about how constant guerrilla warfare taking place in non-urban areas can overcome (plutocratic) leadership. That was, and is, eminently stupid, and not supported by the facts, poor peasantry being militarily important, potentially, only in very few countries… and thus, that’s not what happened where revolutions worked!

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I always was against the execution of Che Guevara. It was an extra-judicial assassination, the way it happened, with nothing to justify it. The Che failed in Bolivia, because there had been a redistribution of land to poor peasants in 1950s. Thus the Che found himself alone, with little to no support, hunted by the CIA and its trained helpers. Bolivia was still replete with racism and massive inequality (I have lived there, long ago)… But that Bolivian racism and inequality could be endured… whereas the mix of dictatorship, Mafia, United Fruits and US exploitation in the 1950s Cuba was not tolerable; so Castro and Che succeeded in Cuba, not Bolivia, for the same reason that revolution could succeed in Russia, not the USA.

The ongoing threat posed by Che Guevara to Bolivia was nonexistent (nearly 2,000 soldiers trapped his little band of 17 famished guerillas; a goat shepherd Bolivian woman had apparently revealed their whereabouts…). One could safely have detained him, indefinitively, there was no human reason to assassinate him (officially CIA was against it). It was a crime, and that is why the Che was assassinated, precisely because it was a crime. US plutocrats involved in latin America and their CIA helpers were all for a reign of terror.

The CIA denied having killed Che. But, a few years after the crime, as it turned out, I talked with the Bolivian Justice minister. He told me: “There was nothing we could do. Our hands were completely tied. And it’s true to this day. We do exactly what the US tell us to do.” I didn’t realize at the time how exceptional that exchange was. I was direct eyewitness to history (and the lying snakes).

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In this 1967 photo provided by Felix Rodriguez, CIA agent and US soldier Rodriguez, left, is shown with (still alive!) Che Guevara, center, before Guevara was executed in Bolivia. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Felix Rodriguez)

According to Rodriguez, this was all very personal, as his family had suffered in Cuba from Che and his ilk……

Another eyewitness of the general scene, shortly after Che’s execution, thinks Rodriguez killed Che. There are official orders, and then there are real orders.

Newsweek, 10/9/2017: 

A White House memorandum signed by Walt Whitman Rostow, national security adviser to President Lyndon B. Johnson, also attributed the order to kill Guevara to Bolivian military leader General Alfredo Ovando Candía. “I regard this as stupid,” Rostow wrote about the execution order, adding, “but it is understandable from a Bolivian standpoint.”

Two American human and civil rights lawyers however didn’t believe the CIA role could be so easily dismissed. In their book Who Killed Che? How the CIA Got Away With Murder, Michael Ratner and Michael Steven Smith reviewed previously unpublished documents from CIA, White House, State and Defense Departments and argued the CIA wanted and expected Guevara to be killed, if captured.

“The line of the government was that: ‘The Bolivians did it as we couldn’t do anything about it.’ That isn’t true. This whole operation was organized out of the White House by Walt Whitman Rostow and the CIA,” Smith told Democracy Now in 2012.

“The U.S. wanted Che dead because that was the way to end revolutionary fervour in Latin America and around the world,” Ratner added.

The US wanted Che dead, because the US government at the time, did exactly what US plutocrats making a lot of money in Latin America told it to do. Now they make less money, and, say, China, has become much more profitable (until the apparition of the demoniac Trump, that is…)

Patrice Ayme

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Ernesto Rafael Guevara de la Serna was born to a well-off family in Argentina in 1928. While studying medicine at the University of Buenos Aires, he took time off to travel around South America on a motorcycle; he witnessed the poverty and oppression of the lower classes. He received his medical degree in 1953 and continued his travels around Latin America, becoming involved with left-wing organizations, making a big noise that he couldn’t g. In the mid 1950s, Guevara met up with Fidel Castro and his group of exiled revolutionaries in Mexico. Guevara played a key role in Castro’s seizure of power from Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista in 1959. Che served as Castro’s right-hand man and minister of industry. Guevara strongly opposed U.S. domination in Latin America and advocated peasant-based revolutions to combat social injustice in Third World countries. Castro later described him as “an artist of revolutionary warfare.”

Guevara resigned—some say he was dismissed—from his Cuban government post in April 1965, possibly over differences with Castro about the nation’s economic and foreign policies: Cuba abandoned Guevara’s plans for economic diversification and rapid industrialization, and instead became a part of the Soviet empire. Guevara then disappeared from Cuba, traveled to Africa, feeding the war in Angola, and eventually resurfaced in Bolivia, where he was killed (after failing to do his homework, as I said above).

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October 9th marks the fiftieth anniversary of the execution of Ernesto “Che” Guevara. 

Only one person witnessed Che’s death: the executioner himself, Bolivian Army Sergeant Mario Terán.  “Know that you are killing a man,” Che told him. “Now shoot here, dammit.”  The latter order refers to Che’s exhorting his reluctant killer to aim the rifle at the chest.  The president of Bolivia, René Barrientos, had already announced Che’s death in the previous day’s battle.  The mortal wounds had to appear related to a battle, not an execution. It seems that many of those who took part in Che’s death were latter tracked by Cuban agents. What is certain is that were killed.

Terán was forgiven by Cuba and given free cataract surgery.

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Some Cuban exiles still hate Che, accusing him of extrajudicial executions. I am skeptical of these accusations, considering what we know of his later adventures, more characterized by naivety than anything else.

Evil Power From Progressive Habituation: The Case Of Fascist Racist Germany

January 9, 2020

Germany had many thousands of “camps” were extermination, known under the euphemism of “final solution” was conducted. There hated “races” (Jews, Slavs, Gypsies, half-breeds, half-Africans, etc.) and hated enemies (“Communists”, Resistance fighters, etc.) were exterminated.

First, they had been caged, as soon as 1933.

Still the strongest democracy, the US, didn’t do anything. Worse: the USA did all too little when her two parents, France and Britain went to war against infamy. And, in any case, many people around the war, and in particular the Germans, thought they were the most civilized people in the world… and actually they were the world’s most literate people. The problem? They were reading the Nazi equivalent of Facebook, world edition, and it had started as early as Martin Luther…

https://patriceayme.wordpress.com/2014/01/15/luther-hitler-unelected/

“Reichsleiter [Philipp] Bouhler and Dr. med. [Karl] Brandt are charged with responsibility to broaden the authority of certain doctors to the extent that [persons] suffering from illnesses judged to be incurable may, after a humane, most careful assessment of their condition, be granted a mercy death. [signed] Adolf Hitler.”
Date
1939 September 01
Locale
Berlin, [Berlin] Germany

It is important to understand that Nazi Germany proceeded with “little” steps, trying to engineer habituation in the rest of the world for its mass murdering ways. Nazi euthanasia through psychiatry killed 300,000 [1].

Hitler wanted killed those whom he judged to be lebensunwertes Leben (Life unworthy of life). Starting that way, he grew into it, total war helping, as Goering proved unable to stop devastating British bombing raids over Berlin [2].

That was part of a much more general extermination program.  

The first mass test killings were actually in Poland. First there was the monstrosity of the cold blooded, well planified assault on Poland, by millions of German soldiers, on September 1, 1939. Then Polish hospitals and flour mills were systematically destroyed, to cause death by illness and starvation. Hitler also ordered that the Polish leadership and intelligentsia be destroyed.

The USA let the Nazis get away with it, refusing to come to the help of its democratic parents, France and Britain. This is the crux of what made the Holocaust of World War Two possible.

It had all happened before. Germany had proceeded with systematic murders and crimes against humanity in its deliberate attack on the world in August 1914. After the war, the french Republic and Britain wanted justice. The democratic allies wanted the Kaiser (among other criminals) to be arrested and judged. They took refuge in the Netherlands (which got appropriately punished in 1940-45). 

The mad murderous racist fascism of Germany was in full view in the beginning of the Twentieth Century, when imperial Germany mass-killed the original population of Namibia. Goering, father of Goering, was the governor.

Very influential and wealthy US actors, friendly to racism, and, or, invested in Germany prevented the entry of the USA into the war against Nazism when it should have, side by side with Britain and France, when the mass-killing nature of the Nazis got clear. Ultimately, Hitler declared war to the USA on December 11, 1941. 

Let the lesson not be forgotten: there are no two sides of the argument, the pros, and the cons, when humanity is a stake.

Patrice Ayme

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[1] The Nazi friendly number of 70,000 killed by the euthanasia Nazi program is often brandished. It is erroneous and obsolete. The true number is at least 300,000. The program was so extensive that

In 1939, Dr. Viktor Brack, head of Hitler’s Euthanasia Department, oversaw the creation of the T.4 program, which began as the systematic killing of children deemed “mentally defective”… and that included… being Jewish. The program was later extended to adults.

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[2] Goering had declared that, if a single British bomber dropped bombs on Berlin, Berliners could call him “Meyer”. The first bombing raid on Berlin was conducted by French naval aviation, June 7, 1940 (the Nazis, always ready to contradict themselves condemned the French fliers to death for crime against humanity!)

In August 1940, constant warfare against British airfields brought the Royal Air Force close to collapse (in spite of its Polish and other Allied pilots, the RAF had only 1,000 experienced pilots). The first RAF raid on Berlin took place on the night of 25 August 1940; 95 large bombers were dispatched to bomb Berlin. The Nazis were so enraged, they switched to the bombing of enormously spread London, which had very little military effect. So the Blitz on London, in September 1940, was paradoxically psychologically engineered by the crafty British leadership manipulating the stupid racist, fascist leadership.

 

Censorship Of Comments By Official Media, Such As The Lying New York Times, Should Be Unlawful

January 7, 2020

I have subscribed to the New York Times for much longer than the Iraq war (1990 to 2003, to… this day?). It reads my comments very carefully for the exact meaning of what I mean. When the comments deviate from the establishment line in a way that threaten the established logic. In the last example, Krugman wrote an editorial on Soleimani, the heir apparent of the Iranian Islamist dictatorship, execution. Krugman claimed the USA was always a force for good, until now, when, under Trump, it has become a self-destroying crime against humanity.

I sent a first mild comment pointing out that the USA was culprit of not having supported the French Republic in a timely manner in World War Two, enabling Hitler’s ascent. Censored. The New York Times calls itself “haunted” by its silence and misbehavior while the Nazis were busy starving and killing millions of Europeans, civilians, Slavs and Jews in the first few years of World War two. A second comment, comparing the impact of Heydrich, the Nazi Dolphin, assassination with the execution of Soleimani, the Shiite Dolphin, was also censored that latter comment I saved and will publish on this site).

This sort of censorship of comments should be made unlawful. Contradictory comments enable to denounce lies. When Krugman says the USA behaved well before Donald Trump, it’s a lie of Stalinist dimension. 

New York Times Building, New Pork Chimes censorship. All the plutocracy that’s fit to print; survival of the fittest. Those guys are afraid of… me. Just because it is profitable to do so, just as it was profitable to ignore Hitler… and massacre dozens of millions. Yes, they did, because had they advertised it, they could have prevented it.

NYT, like Facebook or Twitter, are news media, with an official standing: they have prerogatives, their leaders and agents are received in all, and over all circles of power: they are familiar with presidential, imperial and kingly palaces, all over the world> No plutocrat deny them, all try to steer them. Those official media are, because they are supposed to carry information, feed the debate… in a NEUTRAL way. Right, neutrality in matter of presentation of knowledge is impossible to achieve, so a lot of partiality should be tolerated… However, thus, a lot of contradiction should be tolerated. 

When official media (Facebook, Twitter, New York Times) censor information and steer the debate, by removing comments without good legal reason, they violate the democratic constitution and don’t act any better than the Islamist State of Pakistan (which has a Fatwa against yours truly). Truly, they foster violence. Let me explain.

This lack of contraried debate brings homogeneity of low dimensional thought. In other words, lack of intelligence. 

Lack of (enough) intelligence when facing changing circumstances always leads to violence. Rats don’t kill rats when there is enough water, food, and space. However, when those come short, violence is unavoidable… even among rodents. Let alone super predators such as hominids. 

An excellent explicit example was the Third Reich. Germans came to subscribe to the theory that they lacked Lebensraum (vital space). However, a healthy debate would have shown them that such was not the case. The debate didn’t happen, instead Hitler and company embarked on a war which killed 4% of humanity (and maimed much more).

And violence doesn’t mean just physical destruction, it may simply be cognitive, emotional, or spiritual maiming. Such maiming is a fundamental crime not just against humanity, but also against the biosphere itself… as we have become its caretakers.

Intelligence, thus, debate, can’t be separated from the question of violence. Suppressing debate is seeding the roots of violence.

Patrice Ayme 

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P/S: Steven Pinker, from a Pluto university, paid by Plutos, has insisted we live in the most peaceful of all worlds (of all those Plutos can buy). This is both completely true, and completely false. All what matters is energy. The total energy, the sum of kinetic and potential energies, is conserved. Pinker is talking about one alone. He has to look at the whole. This is the mistake the Jews did in the 1930s: they didn’t look at the whole picture and especially its potential aspect.

If we measure the kinetic energy of violence right now, world wide, it’s all potential, or hidden. Take any system: overall energy will be conserved. Right now kinetic energy (of violence) is minimal… Which means potential energy (of violence) is maximal… And this can be checked with what is going on with the biosphere… Thus, the danger form this potential violence is grander than ever. If not persuaded, listen to Putin talking hopefully about deploying 200 megatons fusion bombs…

Patrice Ayme

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P/P/S: Ten minutes after this essay above was published, the New York Times published my second comment on Krugman’s ignorant and despicable essay. (The first comment, which was very polite, contrary to what I just wrote was irremediably lost… because I didn’t expect Krugman and his goons to censor it, precisely because it was so civil.)

US Middle East Strategy Makes Sense, Was Not Born Yesterday… Although It Looks Upside Down

January 6, 2020

US FOSSIL FUEL POLICY HAS SWITCHED TO PARTIAL SUPPRESSION… NOT JUST EXPLOITATION.

The strategic interest of the USA is this: that no nuclear armed power emerges outside of the UN Permanent Security Council members (plus Israel, an ally, and the lethal Indo-Pakistani nuclear embrace). Out of the five members, two are parents (not just Allies) of the USA: France and Britain… So they sort of triple US influence. China and Russia, overlording giant empires, have no reason to go to war. 

A second strategic aim of the USA is that no oil and gas comes out of the Middle East, except from powers aligned to and controlled by US-France-Britain… Namely Arabia and Qatar, Kuwait, the UAE. Oil procurement has long been central to US strategy:

https://patriceayme.wordpress.com/2015/01/29/great-bitter-lake/

A third aim is to keep the price of oil and gas just so, neither too low, nor too high, to keep the US fracking industry mighty.

September 1980, Abadan, Iran — An Iraqi soldier watches as the Iranian Abadan refinery, located near the Iraqi border, burns. The Abadan oil refinery was under constant fire from the Iraqi air force during the Iran-Iraq conflict. (Henri Bureau/Sygma/Corbis). US-France-UK did more than encourage Iraq to attack Iran: they collaborated militarily. Superficially it looks like a crusade against the Islamist State of Iran. But there may have been a more sinister aims, later decades would reveal. What is not exposed at first, may be revealed in the fullness of times. As it turns out the West, especially the US, outwitted Iraq. But not just that: the USA outwitted… France (rising the price of oil was fine for the UK, an oil exporter…)

Keeping Iraq (with its giant oil reserves) and Iran down and out achieves this.

The Iran-Iraq war was most helpful to help keep both oil producers out of production, thus strangling countries such as France, while keeping the US and its oilmen happy.  France, highly dependent upon Middle East oil, seems to have understood by 2003 (the UK had its own oil, and Germany no qualms using its dirty coal)… But by then, it was too little, too late.

Now SECULAR Iraq was unfortunately destroyed as an independent power by the USA over the 1990-2003 war (Bush I, Clinton, Bush II). That was definitively to make massive fracking in the USA profitable (and that was implemented by Obama)… Something that propped up the USA as a hyperpower, while bringing the financial plutocracy even higher than “TARP” and QE already had done (all of this under pawn Obama). Partisan of progress can only feel sorry at what happen to Saddam’s Iraq (and Saddam himself said he was baffled, an uncomprehending pawn, to the end…) .

The case of Iran is different from Iraq. Iran is an Islamist State. Progressives can only view it as an enemy. US frackers also view it as an enemy, or rival. The less Iran is powerful, the better it is, for civilization and humanity.

In either case, US strategy, however selfish, makes sense.

Some may object; isn’t in the interest of the US to extract oil from the Middle East? Yes… But not so much that prices will collapse, and, with it, the entire fracking industry… and a part of the banking industry. 

The USA, with Britain, developed Middle East oil, and it was owned by multinationals. However, in recent times, national oil companies have taken over. So the global plutocrats, in the precise realm of fossil fuels, have lost control… when they are not national government actors…

Thus the interest to suppress oil production out of potentially mighty nations… As exploiting it is not possible… 

In any case, the Trump administration’s ministrations with Iraq and Iran may appear new, but they are more of the same… Upside down.

There is plenty enough fossil fuel supply, just now, to make fracking (barely) profitable, and Russia squeezed, just so. (Russia, is the world’s second fossil fuel producer, and is highly dependent upon the cash they provide, differently from the world’s first producer, the US, with its enormous economy…)

Expect more of the same, on a much grander scale, in the distant future. Some day, the US will scream that the planet is dying and one has to go cold turkey on fossil fuels… As by then, the USA will have full replacements, thanks to solar, hydrogen… and thermonuclear. That will make for interesting new adventures…

Patrice Ayme