Racism Is Often A Two Way Street. Elevating Some Symbols Above Others Can Be Racist.

December 3, 2022

Ancient and rather simple symbols (triangles, crosses) were changed in meaning, and charged with hate. But truth should never ignore history, because it can’t exist without it. And that’s true even in physics: symbols are charged with history. So why such hysteria sometimes?
Intertwinning triangles is not, historically, one’s religion prerogative. Should it shouldn’t be in reality. Otherwise that’s assuming the superiority and sacrosanct nature of that particular religion… unfair to one thousand others. Similarly the cross used by the Christians can be viewed as an abbreviation of other, more ancient crosses… Now banned… on purely ethnic ground. Something respected in India or ancient Greece is ferociously banned. After the (hoped for) defeat of Putinism, should we bann the beautiful bulbs of the Russian Orthodox churches? Of course not.
Disrespect for humanity starts with disrespect for history.
Elon Musk banned a famous raper : was he aware of this, the fact the brandished symbol is arguably very old, and what it means which is not at all what it is depicted to be? In truth, he probably doesn’t care, his antennas are out for where the power comes from…. It’s like a mass out there: if one says the what are supposed to be the right things, one is just, and the others are atrocious racists…
The article in Le Figaro points out that all the symbols concerned are older, by millennia than the one brandishing them… And so is their modern mix, which comes from the Rael Cult…
When one can be banned for old symbols, clearly it’s Big Brother out there!

Trying to claim that the old Western European religions have nothing to do with genocide, among other crimes against humanity, flies in the face of evidence. Millions were killed in the name of the Bible used as a recipe book on holocaust. So basically, anything smacking of Bible cult smacks of holocausts, and that can be examplified in detail. For example Catholicism, Orthodox or not, exterminated all Cathars, five millions of them, and all their writings, ideas and even emotions…

Banning this and that old symbol is an attempt to ban entire worlds of history, and thus to impose a biased cult of something else. Right, it could work. But those who promote such cults need to be reminded that trying to impose mentalities can backfire.

For example Kanye West, represented above made a fashion collection with “White Lives Matter”! Which created outrage… But what should cause outrage is the claim that such and such skin color matter, and implicitly that either it didn’t use to matter, or it should matter more, etc.

Racism consists in elevating some symbols over others for no good reason. If I use a spiral galaxy as a symbol, as I do, I symbolize the supremacy of some values: space, galaxies, a mind open to all possibilities, etc. Some may sneer that I would not chose the Svastika, Hitler’s way, a spider georged on blood (Mauriac)… Especially considering that my family was a direct victim, and combatant of, Nazism. Right. (The only time I censored someone on this site was a Nazi who would keep on sending insane comments by the multitude…)

But take for example Putinism and its various symbols. I abhor Putinism, but the usage of its symbols would falicitate my personal contradiction of those who hold this sort of opinion… By identifying who they are… So I can go contradict them. For example Twitter Musk (who banned Mr. West for the picture above), identifies some accounts as “Russian Associated”… That’s good… Maybe they should say:”Putin Associated”… that would be less… racist… Many Russians disagreeing with Putin to the point they risk dying for it…

Patrice Ayme

World Wars Are Culminations Of Brutish Processes. WWII Started When A Rogue Japanese Army Invaded Manchuria In 1931.

November 28, 2022

It’s important to realize that world wars, which are enormous conflicts with many participants, do not start from sparks, but from long brutish processes. Sparks inflame, processes gather the fuel over time.. Such processes, if identified, can be short circuited. (However, it was not in the interest of the USA to prevent either WWI or WWII, so, instead, the US carefully baited and then switched…)

The invasion of Ukraine, launched in 2014, is typical of the onset of a world war: an outrageous attack. However, differently from 1931, when Japan attacked China, and nobody did anything about it, this time 50 democracies help Ukraine. So the world war may well be shortcircuited before it spreads enough to inflame the entire planet. It took a full decade, of WWIII spreading, and many millions dead, before the US issued shoot to kill orders to the US Navy against Axis powers (during Fall 1941).

For example the First World War was a consequence of the rising racism and anti-Judaism in Germany, in conjunction with unification under Prussian militarism and strident nationalism of an empire created by war in 1871. Harassed by potential socialism inside, and decreasing competitiveness outside, on December 11, 1912, the fascist command of the Kaiserreich had decided to finish Russia and France in a quick world war, before Great Britain could react [1]. 

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The Second World War was clearly a process of disintegration of order under the profitable assaults of shortsighted brutishness. Both the international order and the domestic order of some nations broke down, and the more breaks, the more breakage, as in an avalanche.

In 1938, to appease Hitler, the fortified borders of Czechoslovakia (the Sudeten) were given to him, leaving Czechoslovakia defenseless, so Hitler annexed it all together a few months later.

Earlier, in 1937, Japan, which had just become a de facto military dictatorship, decided to pursue its invasion of China, which started for real in 1931.

Thus, the Second World War certainly started even before 1937. In 1936, Hitler, spiritual leader of the Axis,had invaded the West Bank of the Rhine and also invaded Spain by carrying Franco’s army using the Luftwaffe and Texas oil.

The year prior, in October 1935, without a war declaration, 200,000 fascist Italian soldiers had invaded Ethiopia. After contemplating intervention, France and Britain pushed for a ceasefire where Ethiopia, an African nation independent for millennia, would make territorial gifts to its ravenous Italian aggressor (namely Tigray, Ogaden and more; the French PM Laval who negotiated this infamy would be executed a decade later for high treason by the French judiciary).

Earlier than Italy’s initially successful attack on Ethiopia, in 1931, the Japanese army, going rogue, beating the Chinese republican army, had invaded Manchuria with a lightning fast penetration of 1,200 kilometers… on its own! The civilian government in Tokyo was aghast… but it surrendered to its own military. This would lead later to a coup by junior officers against the Japanese military High Command, which failed… to make sure the fascists at the head of Japan stayed in command, they distracted everybody by invading the rest of China.

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The present situation in Ukraine has been quite a bit similar to the invasion of China by the Japanese military in 1931. The 2014 Russian attack on Crimea and the Donbass is similar to the Japanese surprise attack on Manchuria in 1931. China got no international help, hence the second attack of 1937. Similarly after the 2014 invasion Ukraine received only concern… Obama, a declared accomplice of Vladimir Putin, over an open mike, sent only food to Ukraine (Ukraine is one of the top exporters of food in the world)… So here we are. Hitler’s and Mussolini’s attacks on the Spanish Republic in 1936 were not answered, only encouraging them to proceed further, and all territorial gains thereafter were viewed as success by their stupid governments and populaces. However some NATO training was provided. 

Patrice Ayme

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[1]. Although the assassination of the Grand Duke in Sarajevo played a role, it was rather incidental…until one realizes the grand Duke was a pacifist and best friend to the Kaiser (so history could have been different, the Kaiser being the controlling conspirator… although not the most motivated one).

 

Twitter, Isegoria, Parrheisia, Democracy

November 27, 2022

One of the advantages of democracy is debate, which brings a higher intelligence to the collective. What Musk can do at Twitter is to elevate the debate, while making Twitter a trusted source, a necessary condition. 

Here is an example of outrageous error which sets up an erroneous mindest. Stephen King wrote a sexist tweet alleging that Ukraine would not have been invaded, had Putin been a woman. That’s in complete contradiction with history; it’s Czarina Catherine II who invaded the five regions of Ukraine which Putin annexed, and then in her 1785 Charter of Nobility, imposed abject servitude to all peasants. This is an extremely important point of Russian history, and also even deeper, a crucial example of how perverse systems of thought can become. Catherine had tout pour plaire: but she was a horrendous human being… Early on, she had to… But later on she was fully basking in the Dark Side. 

Correcting these sorts of errors can set up the correct mindsets: elimiste errors to get at the truth, and eliminate especially facile, seductive errors. Truth in emotions is also important: top US politicians made often, quite deliberately, and for quasi-racist reasons, life very difficult in cities, but them we are supposed to cry in the loudest manner when they get hurt by the crime they fostered.

A way to do this is to correct immediately false or erroneous tweets with “community notes” statements which are false or out of context, and which Twitter is rolling out.  

This is not censorship. Correcting an error requires to exhibit it. Censorship is what the New York Times, when it blocks comments that its editorialists use later to write their own stuff.

The Greek term for citizenship is πολιτεία [politeia]: one could be called a citizen – πολίτης [polites]from πόλις[polis], the city-state. The Greek term for constitution is also politeia. In contemporary fake democracy, one equates politics with having an elected representative, but savage Germanic tribes had that already when they invaded and destroyed Greek democracies. One US “representative” “represents” 770,000 people, which seems several times klarger than the largest German tribes when they invaded the Greco-Roman empire.. 

Civilization Means Debate, Not Censorship

The next step for Twitter could be to rate with a star system various shades of truth, potential truths, inspirational truths, and truths which would be highly significant if there was something to them. It’s not just that statements could be more or less false, but also of more or less significance, potential or otherwise. Most of history is the fruit of conspiracies, too, and those need to exposed, past, present and future. That refined reputation system would allow in particular to extract out of extinguishing obscurity propositions which would otherwise never be seen and thus considered, by the public at large. 

The Greeks correctly thought that Isegoria (everybody has the right to address assemblies) and Parrheisia (everybody should be able to talk without self censoring) were pillars of democracy. That has been forgotten.

Isegoria and Parrheisia can be achieved with some sort of Twitter like system… which would then become a treasured public utility. So, Musk could succeed, should he succeed to install a system as sketched above, making truth and significance foremost. Truth is not made just of true propositions, but also of significant errors on the way to that truth, and how to detect them. 

Patrice Ayme

Greek temples divinized the city-state… They also were painted in vivid colors and came sometimes with up to nine disability ramps per temple. What is there not like?

COP 27 – the 27th Cop-out??

November 22, 2022

I think the fundamental problem in the mishandling of the CO2 crisis is a lack of fair and open debate. Most climate activists have been manipulated into, or are manipulating into pro-fossil fuel positioning. Germany produces seven times more CO2 per unit of energy than France does… And that’s mostly due to the fact France uses nuclear, and Germany Neanderthal power (lignite, the most polluting coal, already in use 80,000 years ago).

Once I made a scandal by calling off the lead climate scientist at UC for astoundingly subtle pro-fossil fuel propaganda. Other Berkeley full professors were not amused, and tried to present my scorching critique as a “misunderstanding” of the gentleman’s true position. That made for funny dialogues, truth against establishment…. Here is the following written in 2014 after the death of Total SA CEO Christophe de Margerie when his jet hit a snow plough on a Moscow runway at midnight, flipped on its back, caught fire, and skidded across. All four on board died.

Now the accidental death of any person is a tragedy, make no mistake, but as Patrice revealed in his post, this particular accident did raise some interesting aspects. Here’s a little of what Patrice wrote::
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With 200 billion Euros in revenue, TOTAL SA is not far behind the French government budget. TOTAL’s profits are 14 billion Euros (“Soyons serieux!” laughed Margerie). It pays nearly no tax in France, having concentrated there its money losing refineries.

Other countries get nearly all their fuel from French refineries; TOTAL has also a green light to frack in Britain. So this is not just a French situation. TOTAL is one of the five great oil companies concentrating the fossil fuel firepower. Those companies have the best technology. Some of TOTAL’s specialties are very deep water drilling, and using steam to extract tar oil in Canada.

What was de Margerie doing at midnight? Flying back to France, after meeting with Putin and Medvedev, late at night.

That’s how these guys are: great fun. Putin was recently invited to Milan for a big time European meeting. He arrived several hours late to visit with Merkel, who was not amused. After keeping her up past midnight, he motored to Berlusconi’s mansion, and the two plutocrats reveled together until 4 am. (We don’t know how many female teenagers were in attendance to further their studies.) The next European meeting was at 8am, and Putin showed up.

Supposedly Margerie had just told Medvedev and Putin to cool it with Ukraine. At least that’s the massaging message Margerie’s minions floated after his death.

Why was Margerie so important to the Russian dictators? Because the six “supermajor” oil companies have the advanced technology. After all, they recruit from the best universities in the world (that’s paid by taxpayers). TOTAL SA was the spearhead of high tech development for hydrocarbon production in Russia. Among other things, it’s helping to build a gas liquefaction plant in the far north, to load special ships with methane (something TOTAL does with Qatar, in the world’s largest such installation).

Once a ship is fully loaded, it has several times the explosive power deployed at Hiroshima (such a catastrophic accident has not happened yet, but it’s just a matter of time).

When citizen Lambda dies, Mr. Anybody, nobody official cares. When a major plutocrat dies, our leaders, even our socialist leaders, weep, and present the accident as a national, even international tragedy.

Is the death of a plutocrat worth that much more, that all this public weeping has to occur?

And, by the way, who and what has authorized Mr. Margerie to lead his own foreign policy? Who authorized him to make nice with thermonuclear dictators? To the point of allowing their survival?
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A main contributor to future ice loss is the Northeast Greenland Ice Stream (NEGIS), Greenland’s largest basin and a prominent feature of fast-flowing ice that reaches the interior of this mini continent. Here are those two north east Greenland glaciers, truly gigantic “ICE STREAMS”, with, if they melted, a potential world sea level rise of 1.1 meter! (Four feet!). The melting depends upon the exact geometry of the sea floor. So ZI melted spectacularly, but 79N just retreated 5 kilometers. This of course will change as glaciers retreat beyond the sea floor barriers, and then warm oceanic water can finally gush in… So the sudden complete collapse of ZI and 79N will happen, the only question is when…

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Currently, a number of parties have descended on Sharm el-Sheikh for COP 27. This is the 27th “Conference of the Parties” to deal with climate change. Everybody, by now, should be aware that a major contributor to climate change is the increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, and we have to reduce emissions. In the previous 26 conferences various pledges were made to reduce such emissions, but what has happened? According to Nature, CO2 emissions are set to reach a record high of 37.5 billion tonne in 2022. So much for a controlled reduction of emissions. In my opinion, the biggest effect from such conferences is the increased emissions due to getting all the participants to them. In this context there are apparently over 600 fossil fuel lobbyists at this conference. So the question then is, why has so little been achieved?

My answer is the politicians…

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USA, Child Of Europe, Suddenly Remembers How It Was Born

November 21, 2022

Never forget this: however rambunctious a youngster, the USA is the child of France and Britain. In this order, as French adventurers led by an enlightened Dux, (re) created Britannia, starting in 1066 CE and for centuries thereafter… So lots of what looks British is actually Old French (for example the Parliament, inspired from that of Toulouse).

The relationship of the US to the UK and France is one of filiation, not just affection and common genesis as republics and democracies. So the least they can do is trade together.

The disasters of WWI, Nazism, WWII, and giving half of Europe to Stalin, were, to a great extent caused by the fact that the child, the US, moved by too much greed and avarice, forgot to listen to the parents who should be revered… in a timely manner.

The UK Parliament, under a proposal from PM Churchill, voted for the union of France and Britain in June 1940. (However the military collapse of France blocked the offer. There was no time.) 

Fortunately, in the present fascist attack on Europe, the US has been in the lead defending democracy. That’s all for the best, as the situation is potentially much more catastrophic (nuclear war).

The main reason Nazism and Stalinism became so powerful so fast was the immense US investment in the Reich and the USSR. The same mistake has been repeated contemporaneously with various fascist dictatorships, so we should cease and desist, and trade with democracies alone.  

Remember the Obama nonsense about “pivoting to Asia?”. How does one “pivot” from one’s roots?

It would also be in the best interest of the common European originated civilization, that the US encourage a European military-industrial complex, instead of viewing it only as a rival to be destroyed.

European industry has developed some weapons the US itself does not have (CAESAR gun, Aster 30, AIP submarines, new type nuclear submarine electric propulsion, etc.). The reciprocal is well-known, and Europeans accordingly buy a lot of US weapons (including that dubious weapon, the F35).

But the US equipped itself, as early as the 1930s, with perfidic laws and deplorable mentality which, even at the detriment of US defense, make nearly impossible for the Pentagon to purchase superior European weapons… One may want to know that quintessential US weapons of WWII such as nuclear bombs and the Mustang long range superiority fighter actually started, years before, as Franco-British programs…

Europe and its worldwide colonies, and allies, will be stronger if all are treated fairly. And that implies no technological unhooking. The perfidically named “Inflation Reduction Act” of Biden, a giant subsidy for domestic industrialization is to be commended… As long as Europe can do the same. This way, they would be like China, which itself, tries to be the way Europe became so superior… Driven by tech and science. In the most recent Chinese Communist Party Central Committee, 40% of the members are technologists or scientists…

Thus it’s not clear that China intends to be as dumb as the Kremlin tyrants…

In any case, the US should be welcomed to its roots, and should treat those with all due respect.

Patrice Ayme

Nothing Cryptic In Collapsing Cryptos

November 18, 2022

The value of a currency depends upon the value of the armie(s) backing it up. This is what 6,000 years of civilization says.

The crypto currencies were a grotesque sight, denying the value of worth, the teaching of history, the laws of common sense. But there was something cryptic about crypto: why was crypto legal and authorized?

Basically, a currency is a set of tokens given by some state authority which determines and certifies its value. Creating one’s own currency is an attack against the state. Multi-national and multi-state currencies have long existed: but they were backed up by armies working in concert. For example the Thaler, which lasted many centuries for many German states. The Roman Solidus, used for nearly a millennium, was backed up by Roman and then Frankish armies. The validation given by the state and its army enables the use of Fiat Currency: for example the Roman state used coins with nominal value far superior to their real value. China, which had not enough precious metals, had a much bigger gap. With such a gap, an economy can be run on the cheap. The growth of crypto currencies was authorized by the world monetary system, knowing full well criminals were its main beneficiaries. In light of history, this is astounding: in the Frankish empire which ruled Europe for more than a millennium (France and the “Holy” Roman empire were successors), the standard penalty for making fake currency was death by boiling. Alive. Special cages to this effect were well known, there was nothing cryptic about it. However, some will chuckle that the rise of crypto is not surprising, and was a secret in plain sight: kleptocrats let fellow bandits strike coinage!

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Some of cryptic crypto propaganda was reminiscent of the outrageous lies of some politicians who wanted to “stop the steal” (Trump) or liberate those they want to enslave (Putin). For example it was said ad nauseam that crypto eluded government control. However, as every single transaction is recorded in the block chain, it is the exact opposite which is true. Crypto ransom payments were easily tracked down. Traditional finance uses ledgers, and human intermediaries, and those potentially enable to elude tracking. Block chains were presented as the future, but they devour energy. And energy waste is a huge problem at this point (CO2 crisis). Crypto currencies, which pay no interest, were also supposed to increase in value… while being used by ever more people, and being produced in ever larger quantities… All this astounding naivety of the crypto investor is not cryptic: we live in an age of superficial thinking, shallow knowledge, nonsensical fads and celebrity obsession. Crypto became famous like Kim Kardashian: for being famous, and looking good. However Ms Kardashian is real. Crypto is not.

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Conclusion: Bitcoin valuations are crashing. Some claim that China’s crackdown on cryptocurrency is behind the collapse. But this is nothing new. Instead, fundamental questions of legitimacy are re-considered by the markets. Cryptic Cryptos pay no interest, whereas some US gov bonds have a near 10% interest. The real mystery is why something that cryptic was able, through giving money to politicians, to get a place in the public space which should have been illegal.

Patrice Ayme

 

Criticizing Christianism Helped Civilization. Not To Criticize Islam Does Not. 

November 16, 2022

The Iranian theocracy killed at least 50 children during a few weeks of Fall 2022. Nearly three centuries ago, one could play “Le Fanaticisme Ou Mahomet Le Prophete, Tragedie par Voltaire”. Both facts, killing children for religious reasons, and censoring critique of religion, are related; I didn’t invent the argument, it is found explicitly in Voltaire complaining, for example, about children burned alive by Catholic authorities just because those children were born Jewish. 

NYT refuses to print possible deepest explanations of why children are been killed in Iran, and censors even milder observations which Voltaire made, three centuries ago:

The New York Times, famous for (mostly) NOT talking about the Holocaust of the Jews during WWII (and now claiming to be “haunted” by how badly, that is, pro-Nazi, the NYT behaved then), censored all my comments on why the theocratic regimes in Iran kills children. The NYT’s basic position is that believing that the interpretation of Islam in  power in Iran is to blame should be censored. Instead it nebulously criticizes the “regime” in power. It does not dawn on the NYT, that this “regime” is called Shia Islam. The regime is Islam. The regime is not secular law, the roots of which are at least 27 centuries old (Rome) or even a thousand years older than that (Babylon).

This way, the NYT can present as an outrage the fact children are being killed, while making sure children keep getting killed.

Please find below a collage of various comments I sent to the NYT. All my comments which could be seen as crticial of Islam were censored. Remarkably, of hundreds of comments critical of the killing of children in Iran, not one was critical of Islam. So no mentally debilitating system of thought affecting the Middle East was injured by the NYT

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NOT to criticize Islam is racist, and malevolent:

The concept of “secular” comes from “seculum”, a period of 120 years. Secularism is the religion of living in one’s own time, with relevant technology and problems.  Being tied up again (re-ligare) by what makes sense today.

The attitude of making the critique of Islam into a death sentence is in the Quran, all over the Quran. The penalty is death and eternal torture.

Allah says: “They who disbelieve and deny Our revelations, such are rightful owners of Hell. –(Quran, S 5; v.11; then Allah repeats that same message again and again and again, throughout His Quran, varying a word here or there; for example: “But those who disbelieve and deny Our revelations, they are owners of hell-fire.” (S.5; v.86)).

Accordingly, the QURANIC “REVELATION” KEPT REASON IN BONDAGE. At that point weaklings who hate civilization always whine that I should talk about Christianism and its horrors. Right:

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Europe Was Built With And Against Catholicism:

Much of what came to be know as Christianism, was from a humanitarian movement lauched centuries before Christianism. There were social services in Rome, and alms to the poor on massive government level. Christianism adopted those as if it had invented them, but it didn’t.

What was uniquely Christian was the terror launched by Theodosius I, Roman emperor and theocratic tyrant, around 380 CE, calling “heretics” all those he wanted to attack and destroy. Thus, of course, Christianism, known at the time as “Universal Common Opinion” (“Orthodox Catholicism” in Greek) was accused. As deserved. Eugenius, a school principal, supported by the Senate of the city of Rome,  allied to the Frank Arbogast, Commander in Chief of the (Western) Roman army tried to stop Theodosius (and his Goths!) Eugenius and Arbogast died from it. And the Western empire collapsed.

However, a century later, Clovis, elected King of the Franks and Roman Imperator (in the technical sense) and Consul, adopted a more subtle approach. Clovis forced Catholicism into a more civilized form by… adopting it (and educating it, to the impotent rage of some Popes).

That more civilized form of Catholiscism, open to Judaism and even Islam,  lasted five centuries, until 1026 CE exactly, when heretic burning was relaunched… Then Christianism was resisted tooth and nail, by a whole panoply of European thinkers such as Abelard (12C). That resistance took many forms, including creating religiously independent universities… The Fourteenth Century’s most important thinker, Buridan, who discovered most of Newton’s laws, refused to get a religious degree, and still rose to the top of the top university, and advised four kings (also slept with a queen, at least, so it was said at the time…) This is indicative of how little respect the church was getting. In the fifteenth century, not content with putting senior churchmen in cages, king Louis XI of France would send the army to protect Protestants against Catholics (yes, that was before Luther was born). A testimony to tolerance: imagine an Islamist chieftain sending armies to protect unbelievers…

The anti-Christian movement was immensely powerful in Europe. As Nietsche pointed out, Christianism, a perfect slave religion, was used mostly as a way to keep the peasants in place, and many among the peasants knew it, so they revolted, and were exterminated (10C). A steady state of repression was thereafter imposed with steady state reverence for Christianism, an exact parallel, for the present day oil and gas plutocracy all over the world. To get into the real mood of the oppressed in the Middle Ages, one just has to read the 150 remaining Fabliaux, where lecherous priests, the basest individuals imaginable, preaching religion while doing the opposite, are ridiculized while being tortured to death, as justly deserved. The earliest fabliaux are from 1150 CE. In an early one, the priest who slept with the wife pretends to be Jesus, striking the sanctimonious pose of the martyr on the cross, so the husband nails him, before slicing off his endowment…

Europe became Europe, because superstitious religion was kept under foot, and under secular law, once the Franks had got rid of the Roman Catholic state (which they were supposed to defend, and ended up defending against…). 

Tellingly, the word “Europe ” in the modern sense, was introduced by the Franks, during the invasion of Europe by the Muslims in the early Eighth Century. The armies resisting the Muslim invaders were called “European” by Eighth century Franks (Franks were squabbling among themselves… to put it midly… but recognized they shared common values that Muslim invaders were deprived of. Later, under Charlemagne, though, accomodations were found with Muslim rulers of Spain, as those had veered towards civilization too…)

Calling Europe “Christian” in the early Middle Ages was a joke and a (serious) coverup of what was really going on (for the real lion mentality ruled de facto, as Friedrich Nietzsche insisted correctly). European civilization, even around 700 CE, was highly diverse, and there was no attempt to impose a monolithic way of thinking (except in parts the Franks were actively conquering). Islam was the exact opposite: 

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Islam wants to be superstition, religion, revelation, civilization, system of government, law and justice:

All the Muslim philosophers who suggested to put reason first fell under Islamic terror. The Islamic dictators kept a wide berth from any overly critical Greek philosophy. Even Plato and Socrates were too much for them. Aristotle was better, since he was a collaborator of tyrants, thus Aristotlian writings survived well under Islam. 

The most famous Muslim philosopher, “Averroes”was stoned to death in 1198 CE, by a mob of Muslims in Morocco because Muslim scripture says to kill people who may think differently on esoteric subjects. This leads straight to killing children in the streets of Tehran in 2022.

The third successor of Mahomet was killed in a coup against the Qur’an he had dictated, because of this Quran he had dictated, boiling all the alternative Qurans, and that Uthman Quran is the Quran we have now, and we are supposed to respect as if it were god itself. But in 650s, the closest companions and relatives of mahomet fought against it. To death. In huge battles, such as the Battle of the Camel, led against the Quran we have now, by Muhammad’s most loved and devoted third wife, the young Aisha. In truth, this Quran is much too much Uthman’s elucubrations. Muhammad was more broad minded. After all, in the Quran, Allah admits:  religions are “mere fables of old men“.

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Fighting for Iranian Freedom is fighting against Islam:

Good luck to Iranian youth, it will need it, because tyrannies are often successful when they cling to power, not hesitating to kill children.

The region under the spell of Islam was, for millennia, the world’s wealthiest, and much civilization originated there. Time and time again, tyrannical regimes have used Islam as a cover for oppression. This didn’t happen in the West because of the separation of church and state which, although often wobbly, mostly perdured.

Muslim tyrannies have ruined the Middle East. Only secularism will save them. The rise of the West was in part caused by more distance between religion and critical thinking, in particular, humanism and science. 

Iran has a very old civilization. Iranian calendar is seven millennia old… By contrast, the imposition of Islam by invaders is only 13 centuries old. It is high time that Iran frees itself from what the Quran itself called “mere fables for old men”.

This is the beauty and wealth of the Quran: just as reality itself, it contradicts itself. The reason is simple: Uthman, the third successor of Mahomet, had a commission to write the Quran he liked, but he couldn’t erase outright preliminary versions of the Quran: so some of the spirit of these earlier versions survive, here and there. Certainly Mahommet comes out as a more sympathetic, more feminist and more progressive human than any of his successors…

The Shah’s regime was criminal, kleptocratic and ridiculous. (My own dad, a geologist, met with the Shah, with the aime of finding oil for Iran, which was done; thus I lived in Iran a bit, climbing Damavand, among other things.) However the Shah was overthrown by Khomeiny and Al. after Khomeiny flew from France. Khomeini had been weaponized by the CIA in 1953 to throw out the democratically elected Prime Minister Mossadegh. All this to bolster my thesis that:

Muslim Fundamentalism is fundamentally an aspect of the manipulation of Western plutocracy.

Actually, by destroying oil production in Iraq and Iran, Western machinations made sure that fracking for oil and gas would be highly productive… Similarly, pseudo-ecologists were encouraged to attack nuclear energy and hydrogen, and promote unwieldy batteries so that fossil fuels would stay the prime energy providers.

Right now the game has become more dangerous: similarly to what happened in the 1930s, the fascist regimes once encouraged by the West have started to coalesce. Because yes, it is encouraging fascism to pretend that Islam as found in the Quran of Uthman is something to be respected. 

More than 15 centuries ago, Clovis famously quipped that, had he been there with his Franks, Jesus would not have been crucified. But the whole point of Christianism is that God had been crucified by humanity. And Clovis knew this. So the point Clovis was making, at the point of his sword, is that Christianism should be missing its main point: the terror of a God so sadistic, he self-crucify. 

In the Quran, God (“Allah”) is asked why it is that he needs demons, satan and genies, if he is that powerful? Allah haughtily replies that the answer is too complicated for humans to understand. Humans as He likes to have them. Indeed, the answer is that God needs to keep on killing children, pour encourager les autres… 

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Why would the NYT be an accomplice of child murderers by censoring comments explaining why the children are being murdered?(In some articles I sent comments absolutely avoiding Islam: they were published, while, about the same article, those pointing, even very technically, at Islam were systematically censored; that degree of subtlety in censorship, in 2022 is from humans, not yet machines… And the NYT has indeed an entire human censorship bureau… It reminds me of rooms full of hordes of Facebook censors, who tried to ban me several times for facts of Nazism, not flattering to Nazism, which I had related…)

Obviously because the powers that be beyond the NYT considers that it is better to leave malevolent aspects of Islam unexplained… So that this malevolence can perdure

Thus, while the NYT has to admit children are killed by the Iranian theocracy, the NYT pretends that this has nothing to do with the versions of Islam which are dominant today… and are explicitly revered by those who identify just DESCRIBING these versions of Islam with… “Islamophobia” also known as “racism”.

Whereas the racism is of course from those who advocate the sanctity of Islam, as the NYT does, and, therefore, the sanctity of Mullahs, and other criminals exploiting theocracy.  

This is, in part, a case of the NYT being affected with Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy. MSP is a mental illness and a form of child abuse. The caretaker of a child, most often a mother, either makes up fake symptoms or causes real symptoms to make it look like the child is sick.

Western plutocracy, especially its fossil fuel branch, has found Fundamentalist Islam highly useful. So it is keen not to criticize Islam. That in turn creates various diseases, and then the main stream media, including the New York Times, pretends to be concerned with what they secretly set-up, namely reverence for Middle Ages’ theocracy… The very sort of oppression against which European civilization fought for 15 centuries!

Patrice Ayme  

Some of the Children killed by Muslim theocrats in Iran (picture from the Islamophile New York Times):

A TRUTH IS The SUM Of ALL LOGICS LEADING TO IT

November 14, 2022

What is a truth? A sum over all logics leading to it. So even lies, errors, delusions, and emotions can be part of a truth.

Love is good, worth dying for, and how one came to be, but it’s also endorphins and how we survive. Truth and logic everywhere, and universal attractors of logic, in the differentil topological sense, are elements of truth… And yes, this includes errors, not just logical errors, data errors, but also emotional errors. Paths not to follow become themselves data points.

The truth about the concept of energy is itself, as modern physics has it, but all the histories which led to it. It’s not just a question of how we got there as a civilization, but also often how we got there as growing neurologies, personally.

This is why truth, any truth, is hard to get to: truth is always a hydra made of many minds (each logic having a mind, a mentality, and  emotionality of its own). Even a concept as mistakenly seemingly simple as an electron [1].

This is why censors should never be used: they cancel a piece of logic, and thus mutilate the truth.

Censors should never be used, except in the case of war, of course [2].

This general, abstract approach to truth may sound remarkably similar to the “sum over histories”, the path integral method of Quantum Physics. This is no accident, the same object, reality itself, having the same causes. Any physical event, says Quantum Physics is, in some sense rich in computational consequences, a sum over histories, and, as we talk about wave emplitude here, by “sum” is meant a sum not in the sense of adding numbers, but in the richer sense of interfering waves.

In  the parable of the elephant, blind men describe various pieces of the elephant, in many different ways. The point is that the elephant is all that, and more. I propose to replace a set of three dimensional objects (here pieces of a pachyderm) by a set of logical systems. A logic can be incredibly general, and includes all categories (in the mathematical sense of the term).

The truth about an elephant is made of all the known logics leading to descriptions of the elephant, including the history of how its DNA evolved… (As new science will evolve, new logics, hence new truths about elephants will appear…)

But then getting to a truth is flowing along a logic which leads to it. It’s always going to be only part of the truth, because many other logics also get there… But the point is that, to approach a truth, one has to get along with the program of a particular logical-emotional logic flowing on its own like a river.

That means that any approach to truth is, and must be slanted, to use Emily Dickinson’s word.  Most of the time, an immense variety of logics, each represented below by a  particular colored arrow, points and constitute, as a set, what is meant by a particular truth. Truth is an inward and outbound hydra happily squirming in the boiling ocean of imagination made real:

Tell all the truth but tell it slant — (1263)

BY EMILY DICKINSON

Tell all the truth but tell it slant —

Success in Circuit lies

Too bright for our infirm Delight

The Truth’s superb surprise

As Lightning to the Children eased

With explanation kind

The Truth must dazzle gradually

Or every man be blind —

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[1] Even a concept as mistakenly seemingly simple as an electron in (Quantum and, or Classical) physics is such an hydra (yes even in Classical physics; consider near fields, advanced and, or retarded potentials, etc.; in QFT, electrons have become even intractable: fields…)

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[2] Censors should never be used, except in the case of war, of course. I listened, read and studied the arguments of tyrant Putin and his obsequious Orcs. I know them well, their lies are parts of the logics leading to the war they lead in Ukraine.

P/S: “Tell all the truth but tell it slant —” muses on how to tell the truth, pleading for delivering truth not too directly. Truth would only overwhelm the recipient. Instead, she advocates to get at the truth in a sort of roundabout way, telling it gently or bit by bit, so as not to shock people with its “brilliance.”

So I gave a very different… slant on the subject of truth, turning Emily Dickinson on her head and transforming her in a drilling apparatus —one of America’s most influential poets weaponized—the poem showcases her skill with vast abstract ideas in succinct lines (in contrast to my firestorming style). Like nearly all of Dickinson’s poems, and many a great thinker’s work, it was not published until after her death. It was written sometime between 1858-1865.

Fire Generals Sympathetic To Fascism

November 13, 2022

The defeat of France by the Nazis in May-June 1940 could likely have been avoided by just one factor: firing the Commander In Chief, Gamelin, on the job since 1931. Several French Prime Ministers intended to do it several times, but it didn’t happen, although the reasons the PMs had to fire Gamelin were prescient. Most prominent of all reasons, Gamelin was not exhibiting enough enthusiasm in fighting fascism. Gamelin made many decisions which were ridiculous, foolhardy, catastrophic, and completely outside of millennia of military science… And Gamelin made strategic mistakes on or before 1936. In 1939-40 his errors became astronomically baffling (for example sending the French reserve as far from France as possible!) Gamelin was fired within 5 days of the all out invasion, but by then Gamelin had ordered irreparable errors.

Studying Gamelin’s horrendous ways (Gamelin used landlines or messengers, not wireless radio as the Nazis did), one comes out with the impression that Gamelin wanted the Nazis to win… And that is confirmed, when he admits in his memoirs, written after WWII, that he, Gamelin, was more worried by the Jewish Socialist French Prime Minister Blum in 1936, than by the Nazi tyrant who had invaded Spain and the Rhineland the same year!

The top US general advocates to force Ukraine to negotiate with Putin. This is more than deplorable. It is a betrayal of democracy. It’s a cause for dismissal.

Right the democracies are running out of ammunition, and the Pentagon is fetching basic artillery shells all the way to Korea. But that’s because the democracies are in denial that they are in a situation similar to 1936. Had the democracies counterattacked the fascist regimes in 1936, or stopped collaborating with them (by sending fuel to Hitler, Mussolini and Hirohito, among other things)… World War Two in its full rage and attending genocides, would have never happened. In 1936, the British and US ground forces were tiny, completely unable to fight a world war, so UK and US decided that there was no world war, and that there would be no world war, as long as they averted their eyes from genocide (having deported 40,000 Ukrainian choldren from Kherson Oblast alone, the Kremlin regime is clearly genocidal…).

The Ukrainians are well equipped, because they are defending themselves and 50 democracies provide them with weapons, and even more with other non-lethal assistance. Now, clearly the democracies had decided peace would last 1,000 years. Instead a tyrant has threatened them to be visited “with destruction as they had never seen in their history” (to use Putin’s exact expression).

So the democracies are not armed either in quality and quantity to fight the world war they find themselves engaged in.

Some will pretend that this is not a world war. Such a denial is typical. Indeed, in the 1930s, there was clearly a world war situation in 1936, by the time when Hitler helped invade Spain and occupied the Rhineland, while Italy attacked Ethiopia, and Japan pushed deeper into China. However, it took another five years for the USA to get ready to fight a world war. France and Britain, who had declared war to Hitler were themselves slack in getting enough weapons at the ready (in particular France didn’t arm hundreds of brand new fighter planes… and Britain had a tiny army) 

Ukrainians can, and will fight through the winter. Winter is a friend of armored units maneuvering on hard ground. 

Russia is a corrupt tyranny, its soldiers are ill equipped, ill trained, ill motivated and will suffer through winter. They must surrender: Putin has resurrected “blocking sections” shooting fugitives.  

That the top US general advocate negotiating with the tyrant, the first tyrant who ever threatened to annihilate humanity, is not tolerable. Fighting Putin is like fighting a rattlesnake inside one’s bed: you can’t stop and go cuddly all of a sudden, just because you are ahead at some point. Any pause in the fighting will benefit Putin, as it will give him replenishment, and the opportunity to look so terrible that his enemies have to cease-fire.

Ceasefire was what the French Republic did with the Nazis on June 23 1940. US betrayal of France was an important reason for it (US “guarantees” given by FDR were not respected. Instead FDR sent his right hand man 5 star admiral Leahy, recognizing the collaborationist Vichy junta explicitly). 

All those advocating for a cease-fire with Putin advocate for a situation similar to that with Hitler when France agreed to a cease-fire in June 1940.

Ukraine can and should fight through winter. It fights for all of us. 

 France actually had the means to keep on fighting in July 1940, by retreating to Corsica, and North Africa.  Hitler could never have got there (the French Navy and Air Force were too strong, even without counting the British air force and navy). Why this did not happen has everything to do with the USA’s cat and mouse game with Europe: the USA had given guarantees to France in helping to fight Nazism, and then defaulted spectacularly on those guarantees in 1939-40. Understandably, many French leaders did not feel like doing most of the fighting and dying as in 1914-18, just to see the US grab most of the fruits of victory!

… And the question is: are we facing something similar today? Trying to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory? Yes, production and quality of weapons has to dramatically increase in the democracies, should they want Earth not to turn into a hellscape. So what? Nothing new there. Democracy is expensive.

Patrice Ayme

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Notes:

Context of the WWII cartoon below which is making scathing fun of US pro-Nazi policies of 1939-40: when the commanding US general finally arrived in France in 1917, after three years of the French Republic being attacked and invaded by the fascist imperial German plutocracy of the Kaiser, he said: “La Fayette we are here!”. Both in 1914-1917 and in 1939-42, US powerful US plutocrats were entangled with the fascit regimes in Germany… to the point of insuring the survival of these fascist regimes. For example in WWI, after the US finally participated in the blockade of fascist Germany, German shell production collapsed and became a tenth of French production…

Auschwitz and similar events can be traced directly to the US’s astounding betrayal of democracy in 1939-40. Not only that but there were explicit guarantees to France, and also France (in two ways) and Britain are the parents of the USA… Not just allies. That Hitler basically planned to kill all Jews, like Putin basically plans to kill all Ukrainians (what Putin and Lavrov call fighting to the last Ukrainian… accusing others of the idea, but actually promoting the notion by evoking it…) 

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ON Military Momentum During A Rout: When an army is routed, it is important to keep pushing it… That’s called a rout. World War Two showed several examples of this. Reciprocally, the Nazis, after a calamitous defeat in July-August 1944, pushed by the disembarkment in Normandy and Provence, were able to stabilize the front because of the one-bridge-too-far UK-US offensive in Belgium/Netherlands which turned into a costly semi-defeat for the democracies. The Germans actually called this miraculous stabilization the “Miracle on the Western Front“. If the bridge-too-far offensive had not been unlucky, with the presence of undetected SS armor, the Nazi Reich would have promptly collapsed in a matter of weeks, as intended.

Right now the Ukrainian are routing the Russians. That Mark Milley, the US C In C uses the occasion of a rout of Putin’s forces by the Ukrainian democracy to urge for “negotiations”, a cease-fire, that is, surrender is cause enough for dismissal. The ex C in C in France is advocating a similar surrender. One should not underestimate the “Hybrid Warfare” promoted by Gerasimov, the present Russian C In C. That includes betrayal by supposed adversaries which are actually secret allies. An excellent example is what happened with the French Communists in 1939-41, when their master in the Kremlin was allied officially with Hitler. This had dramatically adverse consequences for the military preparedness of France (planes were unarmed, less the Communists grabbed the guns…) 

Proof Of NO LOCAL Hidden Variables From Magnets

November 10, 2022

Abstract: Looked at it the right way, the Stern Gerlach experiment with three consecutive magnets oriented various ways, show that there can’t be LOCAL hidden variables. No need, to exhibit nonlocality, for the precise, but obscure logic of the Bell Inequality. The argument here is less mathematically precise, but more intuitive.

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Stern-Gerlach Magnets (SGM) reveal an aspect of the Quantum, namely the quantization of (some sort of) angular momentum. SGM launched in 1922 the saga of Quantum Spin (it turns out to be connected to deep pure geometry which had been developed independently by Élie Cartan, a decade earlier). Drive an electron, or (appropriate) atomic beam through a SGM, and one will get two dots, one up, one down. Whatever the axis of the SGM [1]. (The SGM is just a magnetic field with a specific linear direction.) 

That means, at the emotional level that, at the smallest scale, spin, the electronic (sort of) angular momentum, or the orbital (sort of) angular momentum, reduce to UP and DOWN. First surprise. (This is actually the case of Spin 1/2, the simplest, such as for an electron; we are trying to learn the most from the simplest case.)

Say the first SGM is vertical (magnetic field along “z axis”) and a second SGM is horizontal (mag field along “x axis”). Call them respectively SGMV and SGMH. So SGMH produces LEFT-RIGHT beams. Put SGMH across the UP beam coming out of SGMV. One could call that beam SGMV (UP). Once goes through SGMH, one will get 50-50 LEFT-RIGHT. No surprise there.

Now say one selects the RIGHT beam coming out SGMH. Call that beam SGMH (UP; RIGHT)… because first the beam went up, then the beam went right.  

Naively one would expect, from classical mechanics, that SGMH (UP; RIGHT) to have kept a memory of its initial source as SGMV(UP). 

That would be to assume that beam SGMV (UP) and its descendant SGMH (UP;  RIGHT) to have kept some memory, in other words that some that the beams through the first SGMV and then the second SGM to harbor some LOCAL HIDDEN VARIABLES.

But that’s not the case. 

Indeed, please run SGMH (UP; RIGHT) into a second SGMV (that is a Stern Gerlach Magnet parallel to the first magnet SGMV… Call that second vertical Stern Gerlach Magnet SGMV2 One gets fifty-fifty UP and DOWN coming out of SGMV2. It is as if the initial Stern Gerlach, SGMV, never happened. (This set-up is presented in Feynman Lectures on Physics III, Chapter 6, Spin 1/2)

So if there were local hidden variables carried after SGMV that is in the beam SGMV (UP), they got somehow completely eradicated by getting into the beam SGMH (RIGHT).

So these proposed local hidden variables do not stay hidden inside the “particle”: an outside agent can erase them…. Thus those putative local hidden variables aren’t really “local” anymore: the environment impacts them, outside of the particle, and drastically so, just as the potential impacts the phase of an electron in the Bohm-Aharonov experiment… non locally.

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One can rerun the experiment, by using both beams SGMH (RIGHT) and SGMH (RIGHT), mixing them up. Then it turns out that SGMV2 deflects ONLY UP. So simply going through magnet SGMH, WITHOUT selecting a beam (either SGMH(LEFT) or SMGH (RIGHT)) doesn’t do anything: a collapsing of the Quantum space available to the Quantum wave, selecting either left or right space, is what does something.

Conventional Quantum Physics, newish, path integral version, phrases this by saying one can’t say which path has been followed [2] to keep the information SGV UP or SGV DOWN.  Copenhagen Interpretation of Quantum (CIQ) simply says that selecting beam SGMH (RIGHT) is a measurement thus collapses the wave function… SQPR says roughly the same thing.

In any case, this eradication of the influence of SGMH on the “particle” by just keeping open the OTHER beam, which the putative local hidden variable “particle” is by definition NOT taking, is itself a NONLOCAL effect, thus once again demolishing the “LOCAL Hidden Variable” concept. (One could say that one beam is entangled with the other…)

The advantage of this conceptual approach is that it exhibits directly the nonlocality… without hermetic complications [3]. It also shows the interest of a more philosophical rather than purely formalistic approach to physics.

Patrice Ayme
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[1] Wolfgang Pauli in 1924 was the first to propose a doubling of the number of available electron states due to a two-valued non-classical “hidden rotation“. In 1925, George Uhlenbeck and Samuel Goudsmit suggested the simple physical interpretation for spin of a particle spinning around its own axis… But clearly that doesn’t fit what is observed. Pauli built a mathematical machinery which reflected the observed GSM behavior. It turned out to be a particular case of deep mathematical work from the French mathematician Élie Cartan who was born and initially educated in the small Alpine coal mining village of La Mure, and rose through merit in the republican educational system. It’s a bit like taking the square root of space. I don’t understand it, neither did the extremely famous mathematician Atiyah…

It is easy to be blinded by the math. But actually the math describes an observed physical behavior. Now this behavior may arise from deeper geometrical reason 

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[2] In SQPR, the “particles” are preceded by the linear guiding waves. Blocking some of them triggers “collapse”. By selecting SGMH (RIGHT) one clearly collapses the linear guidance.

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[3] Stern Gerlach Magnets also directly illustrates Spin, as did in the first few lines above (magnetic field —> two dots!) The Pauli machinery is often how Spin is introduced in Quantum Physics courses, but that, philososophically is confusing the formalism derived from what is observed with the observation itself.


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