Locke Teaches Greed Hypocrisy, Besides Being A Chameleon And owning Slaves. Why Is Locke Revered In The Anglosphere?

September 24, 2021

“We are like chameleons, we take our hue and the color of our moral character, from those who are around us.” – John Locke.

John Locke, an investor in slavery as a business, surrounded by most evil racist plutocrats, would know about being a chameleon, morally speaking. Unfortunately, Locke is still viewed as having pretty colors. Meaning his deplorable mentality is still viewed as a worthy example [1].

In The Two Treatises of Government, Locke argued against absolute monarchy. The arguments for absolute monarchy and colonial slavery are similar. In arguing against the one, Locke argued against the other. Locke owned stock in slave trading companies and was secretary of the Lords Proprietors of the Carolinas, where slavery was constitutional.

So what is Locke teaching, overall? The meta message is that greed is everything, and hypocrisy is its prophet. It does matter what you say, insists Locke, as long as it hides what you do.

Resemble and mimic your environment, says Locke. Become a plutocrat (as he was) if the environment is plutocratic. So be a Nazi with the Nazis, Stalinist within the USSR, assassin, with the assassins, slave master, among slave masters… 

Construction have been made to argue that Locke operated against slavery in extraordinary subtle and Machiavellian way, acting one way, to have the exact opposite effect. So he opposed the Stuart kings, fled to France “for his health” four years. Locke was party to what happened after the so-called “Glorious Revolution”. The English crown had determined that slavery was the source of imperial wealth. Locke’s advocates claim he did well, through his influence on some governor in Virginia, who discontinued the gift of 50 acres for each slave brought in (!). However the end result was that, in 1702, Queen Anne, daughter of James II, reversed that. Her glorious achievement was obtaining a grant to supply the Spanish empire with all its slaves for the next 30 years. The Treaty of Utrecht of 1713 granted Britain an Asiento de Negros (agreement of blacks”) lasting 30 years to supply the Spanish colonies with 4,800 slaves per year. Britain was permitted to open offices in Buenos AiresCaracasCartagenaHavanaPanamaPortobello and Vera Cruz to arrange the Atlantic slave trade. That contract, that asiento, made Britain the main importer of slaves to the New World by 1750

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Some will sneer that I am perverse, pernicious and exaggerated, in my pursuit of the depraved origins of the deplorable Anglosphere mentality… However, Locke’s being all things to all people regarding slavery, while fostering it in action, itself reflects a coherence with greed. Indeed Locke wrote:

Government has no other end, but the preservation of property.

Emperor Trajan, let alone Julius Caesar of the Gracchi, would have found this statement completely grotesque. Them, and a bevy of Roman statesmen. King Solomon, Cleopatra, or Charlemagne would have found Locke grotesquely small minded.

And indeed, Locke was a devoted Christian:

The Bible is one of the greatest blessings bestowed by God on the children of men. It has God for its author; salvation for its end, and truth without any mixture for its matter. It is all pure.

Compare such childish naivety with the Fabliaux… written 600 years prior.

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AFFABULATE WITH THE FABLIAUX, INSTEAD OF LOCKING MINDS WITH LOCKE:

Written between the twelfth and fourteenth centuries, the Fabliaux are erotic, satiric, cynical, upper class hating, and all observant poems at the root of the Western critical thinking. The Fabliaux start by explicitly evoking the possibility that all of Christianism, scripture itself, is… a deliberate lie (“Si scripture ne nous ment“). That, in 1100 CE…

The Fabliaux depicts priapic priests, randy wives, and cuckolded husbands in tales that would be shocking to Americans, to this day, should they read them…

The Fabliaux should be mandatory reading at some point in high school or college, because our civilization was born that way. Our civilization was not born from a traitor like Locke, ordering slavery on the basis of race… more than a millennium after the Franks outlawed the trading of slaves (that’s why there had been no more slaves in England since 1066 CE, when the Franks conquered England…)

Du Prestre crucifié tells of a priest who, surprised by the suddenly home coming husband, disguises himself, in a back room, into Jesus on his crucifix, to avoid detection. The husband, suspicious of a relation between his wife and a priest, is out to avenge himself on anything reminding him of Christianism, and here is this magnificent, life size crucifix! So he emasculates the figure of Christ, the living priest mimicking his “Lord”, in taking it all as it comes for the greater glory of God. In all ways the priest is cut down to size. 
This is how civilization was invented, not in the feeble bleating of the despicable Locke and his slave master friends, obsessed as they were by government as the enforcer of property. 

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So let’s be even more explicit in answering my own question.

In plutocracy, lying is at the core of mentality. Being Frank is the exact opposite [2].

Locke is taught not to elevate, but to lower. Lower expectations of what decent human behavior consists of. Being a reptile, says Locke and his followers, is best. Obsess about property: that’s what the government is for.

Most of my comments on the English American history of abuse, were blocked by the NYT, or delayed into oblivion, or then authorized, late… and then removed. The NYT pretends it blocks only comments lacking civility. Like Locke, its master thinker, the NYT lies: it reads comments, sentence by sentence, to see if they are compatible with what it, and its masters, want their readership to read. If not, the comment is delayed, or blocked all together. Just in 2021, I had hundreds of comments blocked. 

This may sound very strange: is not the New York Times an advocate of CRT, Critical Race Theory? Well, yes, but THEIR weakened form of Critical Theory. Not my much more robust original.

Now this doesn’t mean that Locke never wrote anything valuable. Like Bob Dylan grabbing work from the obscure poet Beddoes, and common loquacious parrots, Locke said plenty of valuable things that he did not personally forge. However what counts is what he said was most significant, or what he did which was most significant, especially when concocted in an original fashion.

The method of faking one thing, or position, or behavior, so as to implement the opposite, thanks to devious logic, is the essence of Machiavellianism… not just that ends justify the means… Locke exemplifies this. A student of the method was Adolf Hitler: he campaigned extensively, election after election, for… defending minorities. Yes, extravagantly enough. Yes Hitler also campaigned against the Jews… and against “plutocrats” (often assimilated to Jews in his discourses… but not in his way of thinking). In the end, Hitler did mostly one thing: get all too many people killed and hurt (including Germans), for no good reason whatsoever. Same with Locke, with slavery: the overall effect, was to augment it.    

Despising a slave master dissembler like Lock is not just a choice, a matter of taste. It is a moral duty… If one wants a world society which learns to reject the lies of the past, and mentalities comfortable with the lie industry.

Patrice Ayme

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[1] Locke authored The Fundamental Constitutions of Carolina (1669), which imposed hereditary nobility and slavery: ‘Every freeman of Carolina shall have absolute power and authority over his negro slaves …’ Second, they show that Locke owned stock in the Royal African Company, which ran the African slave trade for England.

Here are some samples of the establishment of this enslaving and genocidal plutocratic constitution:

“…establishing the interest of the lords proprietors with equality and without confusion; and that the government of this province may be made most agreeable to the monarchy under which we live and of which this province is a part; and that we may avoid erecting a numerous democracy, we, the lords and proprietors of the province aforesaid, have agreed to this following form of government, to be perpetually established amongst us, unto which we do oblige ourselves, our heirs and successors, In the most binding ways that can be devised.

No man shall be chosen a member of parliament who has less than five hundred acres of freehold within the precinct for which he is chosen; nor shall any have a vote in choosing the said member that hath less than fifty acres of freehold within the said precinct…. No man shall be register of a colony that hath not above fifty acres of freehold within the said colony…. No man shall be permitted to be a freeman of Carolina, or to have any estate or habitation within it, that doth not acknowledge a God, and that God is publicly and solemnly to be worshipped…  No person above seventeen years of age shall have any benefit or protection of the law, or be capable of any place of profit or honor, who is not a member of some church or profession, having his name recorded in some one, and but one religious record at once….No man shall use any reproachful, reviling, or abusive language against any religion of any church or profession; that being the certain way of disturbing the peace, and of hindering the conversion of any to the truth, by them in quarrels and animosities, to the hatred of the professors and that profession…  Every freeman of Carolina shall have absolute power and authority over his negro slaves, of what opinion or religion whatsoever…. No person whatever shall hold or claim any land in Carolina by purchase or gift, or otherwise, from the natives, or any other whatsoever, but merely from and under the lords proprietors, upon pain of forfeiture of all his estate, movable or immovable, and perpetual banishment.”

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[2] Consider the spat about the ten year old submarine contract and alliance between France and Australia: the Anglosphere led by the malevolent Biden/US Deep State, have been lying through their media and other propaganda organs: French tech is inferior, France has no business in the Indo-Pacific region, etc. ; comments contradicting these were banned by the New York Times. They never see a lie that is too big… Even accusing France of collusion with… China and deserving her punishment…

Now I claim all of this friendliness to dissemblance, lying, scheming sophistry, lack of authenticity, and obsession with possession, can be attributed in part to the attitude of Anglospherical academia considering Locke to be an originator of “democracy” and the “liberal state”. In truth, Locke just gave a veneer of respectability to slavery, by contradicting it in a purely theoretical way, but pushing maximally to have it, once that veneer had been applied, to prettify it….

The same method that would duplicated and extended by that old racist and fascist, the Prussian Immanuel Kant, a century later. It all makes sense: Britain financed Prussia, as an attack dog against… France and her Franks…  

 

 

This Iris Is Beautiful. Locke’s mentality, dominated by propriety, including of “negroes”, is, by contrast, ugly…

EVIL POWER, PLUTOCRACY, Collapse, Civilization

September 21, 2021

BEYOND GOOD And EVIL, THERE IS NECESSITY…

Why do civilizations collapse?

Invasion, internal collapse or an ecological calamity, or a combination therefrom.

Invasion and internal collapse are two aspects of the same thing: evil exerted by men on other men.

There is a name for it: PLUTOCRACY… Evil-Power, in the most general sense.

Plutocracy, not even the climate calamity, is the greatest threat to humanity, always has been, and always will be… Plutocracy, in its full sense of Pluto-Kratia, Evil-Power… Not just wealth-power… Why? Because plutocracy is designed that way. Plutocracy is not just a crime of opportunity. It corresponds to a deeper instinct (for want of a better concept or word).

Plutocracy musters an instinct of apoptosis of humanity, killing excess or rogue humanity… Plutocracy is not just a wealthy oligarchy. It is a deliberately evil oligarchy, keen to impose mass death, whether it realizes it, or not.

Humanity, as it evolved, enshrined into genetics, epigenetics, even phenotype, deep mechanisms which enabled it to survive as a species. And what is the greatest danger to humanity?… Ecological destruction, as inflicted by… humanity itself.

That is how evil arose. That is how evil generated by humanity against humanity arose: as a control mechanism. Humanity, to control humanity, has to destroy the excess of humanity.

The Nazis had a related similar idea, the Lebensraum, the “vital space”. The Nazis claimed Germany needed more of it, so they would kill the humans (or, as they put it, sub humans) to the east, and grab their territory. The idea is not new: chimpanzees do it, they attack the valley next door and kill the chimpanzees there… we have to thanks the very Christian primatologist and ethologist Jane Goodall for this revelation. All over known primitive societies, the members of the society are typically called “men”… and non-members are not. The Nazis unwittingly solved their imaginary problem of too many Germans in too small a place, by killing even more Germans than Jews, thus diminishing the insufferably high density of Germans…

The evil exhibited by Nazism was nothing new. Only its absolute scale, in reduced time, was new.

This is a warning: a plutocracy driven collapse can be remarkably rapid, thanks to modern technology.

The collapse of Mayan civilization has several of the entangled characteristics of rogue plutocracy above: The Maya engineered ecological devastation so great, a mega drought ensued. That was followed by a succession of even greater ecological devastation and wars, to struggle over the dying resources in the following generations. When the exploited masses finally understood their elites and their gods had betrayed, they decapitated the elites, and burned down the society.

The apparition of exploiting oligarchies is caused by the exponential function. Only fierce taxation of the wealthiest, absolutely, as the Roman Republic did it, prevents it. Interestingly the government of Xi in China seems to be recently engaged in exactly that, cutting down the power of the financial, business, celebrity, and even Communist Party elite. They learned well… part of the lesson.

In any case, the plutocratic phenomenon is always in ambush of civilization.

As plutocracy is the power of evil, it may even consists in something as simple as bringing on a nuclear proliferation arms race, as Biden just did. War is the continuation of plutocracy by other means.

Power in a few hands naturally attracts individuals with a greater Dark Factor…. who thus end up in control. The Dark Factor entails a mentality maximizing one’s individual utility — disregarding, accepting, or malevolently provoking disutility for others — accompanied by beliefs which serve as justifications. This is why the rise of the fascist Roman empire of Augustus and his family was accompanied by mass unemployment, etc.

The Dark Side enlightens the evolution of humanity

Conventional psychology recognizes the existence of these evil traits, and there again, this is nothing new: original sin is a core belief of Christianism. Lack of empathy, taking pleasure from causing other people pain, narcissism (excessive self-absorption), spitefulness relate to psychopathy, Machiavellianism (the belief that the ends justify the means)… they may not seem as extreme as serial killings, or mass murdering ideologies… But behavioral links between these traits are well-known. It’s not called sadomasochism without good reason.

What was long view as a mystery is why these traits arise: apoptosis is the answer. Apoptosis means falling from… As leaves falling off a tree: there is a good reason for it, the killing of a surfeit function…

A particular Conquistador, Nuño Beltrán de Guzmán, originally a bodyguard of Charles V, and his personal envoy to counterbalance Cortez’s power and collaboration with the Natives was made Vice Roy of new Spain, and launched several unprovoked wars Mesoamerican nations which had collaborated with the Spaniards against the Aztecs.

In particular, the Spanish were received peaceably in Tzintzuntzan by Tangáxuan II, the cazonci of the Tarascan state, which largely coincides with the modern state of Michoacán. Tangáxuan gave Guzmán presents of gold and silver and supplied him with soldiers and provisions. Nevertheless, Guzmán had him arrested and tortured, to get him to reveal the location of hidden stores of gold. There was no more gold, so Tangáxuan could not say anymore. Guzmán had him dragged by a horse and then burned alive on February 14, 1530.

Guzmán then became again bodyguard to Charles Quint. He adamantly defended, until his natural death in 1561 CE, still a Charles V bodyguard, his destruction of independent Mesoamerican nations, even when allied to Spain. Gory, yes, but the only way to make Christianism triumph, he insisted.

The world we have is built by evil. However, it is time to quit the habit: evil is best exerted at a distance. However, please remember that the fundamental reason for evil is ecological: cutting off the excesses of humanity, reducing its ecological footprint. Nowadays, we have the biggest ecological footprint, ever, so, evolutionary speaking, we are in need of the biggest, or, let’s say, we may be stalked, by the biggest evil, ever. Watch the US president peddling weapon grade uranium…

Patrice Ayme

Biden Orders Nuclear Weapon Grade Uranium To Australia, Organizes Preliminaries For WW3.

September 21, 2021

France created the USA, as a republic, in the name of diversity, humanism and freedom… against the British plutocracy. But plutocracy, that force which wants to destroy civilization always, rears again…. 

Neo-con Biden intervened,  between France and Australia. A somber machination was revealed. Setting up some preconditions for World War Three… Breaking a treaty between France and Australia was an aggression and it hides much greater ones, past and future. The US Deep State’s mentality was born before the first English colony, four centuries ago (it trained to massacre in Ireland, with the same “West Country Men” who financed the English colony in America). The main mentality of the US Deep State knows only one principle: maximal exploitation… Sustainability be damned. To get there the US Deep State will lie, dissemble and stab in the back, as needed.   

Native Americans were in the way, of the progress towards greater greed, they got exterminated. European empires were in the way: they got terminated from a crafty instrumentalization of German imperial racism and plutocracy with timely and judicious US support thereof.

The cancellation of the Australia-France defense contract is more of the same: upon deep examination, all the reasons presented by the Anglo-Saxon side are lies. What is left, is the truth… and it is definitively disconcerting.

Basically the Anglo-Saxon side hinted that the French submarines were not good enough. However France was designing a class of AIP(Air Independent Propulsion) submarines, with added fuel cells, at the request of Australia… Because Australia did not want nuclear submarines… That class of subs made for Australia, the “Attack” was derived from the SSN (Sub Surface Nuclear) type Barracuda, the existing class being the Suffren. AIP submarines do not have to continually move high temperature water and steam, so they are more silent than nuclear submarines (!). They also can stay under water without surfacing for a month or so… The contract was signed in 2016…

Suddenly, without any warning to the French, Australia decided to go nuclear, literally and figuratively, and announced its nuclear deal with Biden and cancelled the French conventional submarine contract.

The (implicit) presentation was hinted that the Anglo-Saxon subs were better. However the British attack submarines are not really British: their sensor and electronics are… FRENCH.

And the propulsion of the British subs of the Astute class, nominally by Rolls Royce is actually US American, under license. Plenty of other systems in the UK subs are US American. So the British subs of the Astute class are French and US American for their two most important elements: brains and nuclear power.

But it gets better than that: the Uranium the US uses in its submarines and its UK subs, is WEAPON GRADE (the French and the Chinese uses NON weapon grade uranium in their subs).  

So Deep State Biden is actually promoting NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION, WEAPON GRADE..   

Thus what is left is the truth: The US wants the Pacific to become a US lake, and New Caledonia is in the way, politically, geographically, strategically and civilizationally. More than half of the inhabitants of New Caledonia are Natives, demonstrating, once again, that France is too friendly to losers, and not oriented enough towards business… which, optimally demands maximal exploitation.

But not just this, it gets way worse: by unilaterally, without consulting with NATO, let alone Russia, China, India, Pakistan and Israel… Or Korea, or Japan, or Vietnam, or Brazil, and… Iran… The Biden administration is committing a major breach of NUCLEAR NON-PROLIFERATION. 

Why would the US Deep State engage in such a deep, extremely dangerous international violation? Well, the obvious explanation is the only one visible, however troubling and despicable: the US Deep State WANTS NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS GRADE MATERIAL.   

Why? There again, the reason is disconcerting, but obvious: because it augments the probability of nuclear war. When the US fought the American Natives, it always had some on its side, at least for a while, and use them… against the other American Natives. The same method was used on a grander scale in the Twentieth Century: the US presidency and its plutocratic class, co-conspiring, encouraged the slightly demented leaders of Germany to attack in 1914, and then fed them materials for high explosives (among other things)… This made the Franco-British blockade much less efficient, and the war lasted 4 years instead of just one. After the bait, the US switched to the attack mode, intervening significantly in the war in the last few months, when French high explosives production was ten times that of Germany.

Something similar happened with Nazism. US plutocracy, discreetly helped by the Roosevelt administration (officially singing different tunes) encouraged, facilitated and enabled Nazism… Until the switch, massive aid to the Soviet Union, and Hitler understood he had been had and, enraged, declared war to the US in an act of suicidal bravado (Even before the United States entered World War II in December 1941, the USA sent arms and equipment to the Soviet Union to help it defeat the Nazi invasion… which it was simultaneously promoting through its plutocrats and their corporations; for example IBM had the monopoly of computation throughout Nazi Germany…)  

So now, here we are.

What’s the plan? Well, war, what else, between the Natives (whoever they happen to be)… The possibilities are endless, shifting alliances all over, just as during the French and Indian wars, and the 140 years after that… There has not been a real good war, with the biggest, most powerful weapons, since World War Two… What the Deep State of plutocracy needs, is nuclear war. 

You will tell me: this is monstrous, how depraved can you be? Well, not me, but those gentlemen, or, even worse, their subconscious. It is worse if what they are doing is subconscious, because they don’t even know what they are doing, but still do it. 

Meanwhile, France, very correctly, recalled her ambassadors to the US and Australia. This has never happened before. The hour is indeed grave: the US is getting rogue, conveniently hiding behind an apparently rudderless president.   

The US Deep State may feel: oh, you are overreacting, don’t you finally realize that you are all Indians?

The US Deep State forgets one thing: times have changed, the world has shrunk… And is more aware. When the US massacred the US Natives, the world was huge, and the US was conquering a continent. Canadians and Australians did the same, eradicating (most of) the Natives, with pack of lies and treason against reason but for the reason of rabid greed. However, now the world is small. It is a big village. Civilization is also pretty much one. China, for example, is, civilizationally speaking, strongly hybridized with Western European socialism… which the US is also hybridized with (consider Medicare)… Both giant countries, USA and China, although around the globe, on the other side, are on board with the technological, intellectual, and mental progressivism launched by the Franks after the collapse of the Roman state and which made the European Middle Ages the main motor of creation

That world coherence means there is no room for World War Three… Any world war now would have aspects of a civil war (not reassuring, considering US history!) Nor is it necessary to add another calamities to wake up from slumber: we already have several calamities on our hands, including the climate calamity… None of them are easy to fix, as they are entangled in industry, thus survival.  

It is high time to expose the US Deep Plutocracy and its Machiavellian tortuous conspiracies, where war among the others is leveraged for personal advantage… We need this exposition and explanation, so as to steer the future away from disaster.

As this enlightenment descends upon the planet, the US Deep State may find out that old allies may not share its enthusiasm for the the old White Anglo-Saxon Protestant (WASP) method of divide and conquer, eradicate and exploit. In other words if China does not engage in blatant worldwide aggression as the US of Biden is doing presently with its fostering of nuclear proliferation, it may find allies in Europe. Not everybody is so woke that they can’t wake up.

Progressives must mobilize to prevent Biden from introducing nuclear weapon grade uranium to Australia… Sneakily preparing conditions for a nuclear Armageddon: if Australia, a gigantic place without need, or enemies nearby, gets nukes, why not everybody?

Patrice Ayme

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Australia could mitigate the situation by ordering the Suffren class of French nuclear submarines: those French subs use NON weapon grade uranium for propulsion. They are state of the art, and arguably way better for Australia (they are way cheaper, and already exist).

The submarines ordered to France by Australia five years ago were the Air Independent Propulsion diesel variant of the brand new latest French nuclear attack submarine below:

The French Navy vessel called “Suffren”, first of the nuclear Barracuda class attack submarines, leaves the workshops of its construction at the Naval Group site in Cherbourg, France, July 5, 2019. Picture taken July 5, 2019. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier. These are enormous boats: look at the little worker to the right. They displace 5,200 tons. The UK and US submarines have 50% more mass. However that’s not necessarily an advantage as attack submarines are increasingly moving to LITORAL waters in which they are hard to detect from sound reflections, currents, waves, and also can better make their missions. The submarine above uses a hybrid steam-electric propulsion, steam for greater power, electric for greater silence…

Frauds Claiming To Be “Progressive”, Vaccinate Against Progress. AOC Taxing Her Billionaire Heir Friends… Not.

September 19, 2021

RICH LIVES MATTER MOST, says pseudo-progressive Ocasio-Cortez… Taxpayers are not just ruled by the rich, they pay the rich to be ruled by the rich, and our pseudo-progressive tax the rich… by befriending them! Low lives do not deserve a face, they should be masked, and serve the rich. The rape of reason has his reasons that low lives cannot penetrate.

The famous Ocasio-Cortez, the US Congress’ most prominent pseudo-progressive, literally turns her rich white ass, slashed with red, on “Tax The Rich”while conspiring with her friends the billionaires for the whole world to see… And insisting that what they see is not what is going on, she evokes “piercing a 4th wall”, and “intersection theory”. If she’d been afraid of the criticism and not worn the dress, she wrote, she might have been called “inauthentic” or “too calculated… But we all had a conversation about Taxing the Rich in front of the very people who lobby against it, and punctured the 4th wall of excess and spectacle,” she continued in the statement. In truth, the 31 year old AOC is extremely close to billionaire heirs, and it is unlikely that she will bite the hands which make her powerful now and even more, in the future. Her performance is first a violation of reason, where what we see is not supposed to be what we see, because so-called “Democrats” said so.

The Met Gala is widely regarded as among the most prominent and most exclusive “social” events in the world. “Social”, in the US sense, is not to be confused with “socialist”: tickets for the “Met” are US $35,000 a piece (2021). Above the cost of the meal, $250, everything is tax deductible… Thank you low lives who vote “Democratic”!

The Met Gala is one more of these events where the top politicians, our great leaders, meet with their once and future employers of the billionaire class… and they are billionaires often because past politicians made sure they enjoyed markets they provided them for (including war in Iraq, etc.), or monopolies (the likes of Google, Facebook, etc.). So they all together breathe, con-spirare… 

Red-hot “Democratic” celebrities such as Beyoncé, Rihanna, or politicians such as Clinton, Obama, Bush, Romney, Trump, attend or have attended. Plenty of billionaires were in attendance, including Blackstone Group CEO Stephen Schwarzman and Joe Gebbia, co-founder of Airbnb. Invited celebrities, including celebrity congresswomen like Ocasio-Cortez, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.) , New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer and Mayor Bill de Blasio are part of the draw and attend for free. Ocasio-Cortez, and many other showy women, needed help to go up and down stairs. Ocasio-Cortez, long a bartender, is viewed as a leader of the progressives in the US Congress.  She retweets Biden, who writes, “It’s time the super-wealthy and big corporations pay their fair share in taxes.” 

It is all paid for by the American taxpayer. Taxpayer subsidies at the Met Gala are various. Tables for 10 go from $275,000 to $500,000: buyers may deduct that cost, minus the nominal cost of the meals, set at $250 a person. To become even more famous, which is lucrative, celebrities can pay the Met Gala a seven-figure sum to have their name up in lights for the night, as well as at the exhibition that follows. That is also tax deductible.

The pro-hyper-wealth IRS tax code clearly states that donors cannot get anything of value from their contributions, which is why they cannot deduct the meal portion of the ticket. In other words, the IRS tax code recognizes that it should cost nothing for the hyper wealthy to spend money to influence people, as long as it is of no other value. 

BILLIONAIRE Seagram’s heir Benjamin Bronfman, is dating Ocasio-Cortez dress designer, the Ghanaian-Canadian Aurora James (on the right of AOC in the picture above). He was at the Met, enjoying his tax deduction… Billionaires mixing with politicians give them the opportunity of together-breathe (con-spirare). AOC herself got gifts worth hundreds of thousands of dollars from hyper-wealth. Reminds me of Supreme Court Justice Scalia and his fancy vacations paid by hyper-wealth… A pair of sky blue pumps with Swarovski crystals and pearls by James costs $715. During an interview on the red carpet, Ocasio-Cortez said she and James discussed “what it means to be working-class women of color at the Met.” AOC’s basic salary is $174,000… She gets many official perks on top of that. She is not “working class”. She wears all the time designer clothing worth hundreds of thousands of dollars a year.

AOC makes a parody of the progressive cause, and thus vaccinates against it. To have “progressives” attend a $35,000 per person event, with tables bought by Amazon and AirBnB for hundreds of thousands of dollars is an implicit admission that wealth matters primordially. Admitting this primacy of wealth, touting it as a worthy cause, a “charity”, supporting its tax deductible status, reinforces wealth as the skeleton, glory, brains and art of present society. Making wealth the backbone of everything, including protests, serves the politicians and billionaires who attend the Met gala: it proclaims to the world that rich lives matter most.

Meanwhile one of the world most visible prostitute will keep on getting ever more famous, changing people’s minds about wealth in ways they do not themselves understand… But which are sure to make AOC’s billionaire heir friends ever more happy…

Actually Biden’s proposed tax reform mostly increase taxation and (the implicit taxation of) inflation on the middle and lower classes, but of course he will not tell you that: like AOC, he is taxing the rich, for the whole world to see, thanks to plutocratically owned media who tell the middle and lower classes exactly what to see, and even what to feel…

Civilization is an ongoing work, and started more than 10,000 years ago… But it is an ongoing struggle against the plutocrats who want to destroy itStarting by corrupting all minds with pseudo-progressives in their employ

But I forgot, the rich have been taxed, it’s all written on AOC’s ass.

Building logic on lies is not possible. The disrespect of basic reason instilled by the so-called “Democratic” leadership is the fundament of the society they call for, one where their rich ass rests on rich lies, by the rich, for the rich.
This happened before: the Roman empire founded by Augustus, the Feudal System post 9th century

Patrice Ayme

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Notes: 1) Black Lives Matter Greater NY, accused the congresswoman of being “performative” and “not very socialist”, especially after protesters were arrested outside the Met.

2) AOC’s Instagram Post literally sent to for profit designer houses for the wealthy such as “starting her dream @brothervellies“. How much money or service is she getting for that? Isn’t corruption of an already repressed type?

3) Asked the question explicitly, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez agreed that “a system that allows billionaires to exist” is immoral. HOWEVER, she added: I don’t think that necessarily means that all billionaires are immoral.” AOC made an exception for Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, explicitly, both of whom are major plutocrats keen to be known as philanthropists.

Gates is used to date Epstein, a well-known organizer of pedophilia and related activities to major politicians, including Bloomberg, Bill Clinton, Prince Andrews, etc… Gates’ wife mentioned this as a reason for divorce… In other words, the system is immoral, but AOC, on a PERSONAL basis, finds the worst of them… moral. Because they sustain her class. Another one, in this galaxy of evil, Simons, of Renaissance tech, a fast financial trader recently paid a seven billion tax fine to the IRS… For stealing billions to taxpayers, one would expect some prison… Bit not Simons. Simons is a major “Democratic” donor. Now much of what Simons does should be illegal… because he “leads” the markets, using hyper fast tech nobody else has… And so on. Pluto-Kratia = Evil-Power. AoC’s reply? “The medium is the message

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Those who know history well will remember that Marie Antoinette used to pose as a progressive… And she did indeed read Rousseau, who had just written the “Contrat Social“…. There is no evidence that AOC reads relatively as advanced critics of the present system…

 

Cities Forever

September 17, 2021

In the wealthiest countries, many fled to nature and the Internet during the pandemic, and came to question the existence of cities. However, more than half of humanity lives in cities. Thus the question is: why do we have cities?

We have cities because they are the easiest and used to be the only way, to expand the essence of humanity, which is intelligence. Cities enabled people to meet, face to face, and thus debate. From debate spring more clever solutions to any problem.

Yes, many of our fasciscizing leaders say we do not need a face, we just need a mask. Wrong is their ways, heavy will be their punishment in the light of history. It is not just chords and tongues which speak, but also faces and expressions, including body language.

Cities also enable to assemble manpower at high density, thus high impact. After the collapse of the Roman state, cities rose again, because they enabled to gather, and hence exponentiate, expertise: as early as 1200, the greatest industry in Paris, then Europe’s largest city, seems to have been the university. 

Now one can debate over the Internet, zooming in from afar, so it would seem one of the main advantages of cities was lost. 

But maybe not. Maybe new ways of interacting can be found. In Paris, Europe’s densest city, 300 lives were recently rescued from cardiac arrest, including a 12 day old baby, by an Internet application which can teach any citizen to become a rescuer in the few minutes before professional rescuers arrive on the scene. So the Internet can find new ways to bind and facilitate human contacts in a way only high density living provides…. In Paris again, more than 100 large museums enable you to go around and learn, as no Internet can provide. Thus cities, to survive will have to become more livable, and when they do, nothing can beat them. New York has splendid natural assets: the beaches, rivers and the Palisades, which could be more integrated in city life.  

Cities also provide more efficient ecology, a must considering the climate catastrophe. The newest buildings can be made energy positive. The entire population of the planet cannot live US style, in a median house 2,500 square feet (~ 230 square meters)… and moreover poorly insulated, because energy is cheap in the world’s biggest producer of fossil fuels.

As Augustine pointed out, there are two cities: the physical city, and the city of the mind. But the latter owes nearly everything to the former.

Patrice Ayme

Gargoyle of Notre Dame, determined to learn more, reflects upon the city.

Why Renewables Without Storage Are A Trick To Go On With Fossil Fuels; So Is Imaginary Carbon Capture!

September 14, 2021

(Pseudo-) Ecologists and associated politicians go all around, claiming “carbon net zero” will be achieved soon, brandishing various dates: 2035, 2050, 2060. The latter number is that recently proposed by China. It is, like the others, a lie: pretending that China will stop emitting CO2 by 2060 depends upon equipping fossil fuel plans with mystery “Carbon Capture” mechanisms… Which do not exist (as plausibly economical candidates; right one could inject all the CO2 one produces underground, but that’s possible only in particular geological formations and rocks, and would eat up most of the energy produced…).

In the “West” the myth has it that plenty of solar panels and windmills will solve everything. What about times, in winter, when there is no sun, and no wind, for months sometimes? Oh, no problems say the fools, we have gas and coal, and oil. So basically the fools say that, if one has windmills and panels all over, one needs to keep a 100% fully functional fossil fuel industry as a back-up. But it cost energy to build windmills and solar panels (using energy from coal in… China…) Are they foolish, or are they dishonest? Maybe both…

Anyway, here is the result: one can see British power prices get multiplied by more than 12 (twelve) in a year or so… And German power prices by more than six…

The peaks are caused by wind dropping over Britain. Britain has the most windmills and many are in parks at sea. Wind has been known to be variable since windmills started to be used massively… more than 1,000 years ago…

So is the solar panel plus windmills revolution just a deliberate trick to keep fossil fuels around longer? Making projection of non-existing, and hard to conceive, “Carbon Capture” part of “Carbon Net Zero” predictions, is certainly such a trick: it enables China to build one new energy producing coal plant each week… while claiming they will become no net emitters of CO2… soon… thanks to the mystery CC mechanism… Much of that coal energy is used to build US solar panels…

Nuclear energy is a full replacement for fossil fuels, 24/7. Solar, plus windmills, plus hydrogen (or derivatives: ammonia, methanol, etc.) can work, too, but… one would need to develop an entire “green hydrogen” economy… It can be done, like nuclear and thermonuclear… But money has to be spent. Instead, the crafty Biden wants to spend 74 billion dollars on electric plugs and nearly thirteen thousand dollars in subsidies for each electric car that the wealthy will purchase… Presumably so the latter can drive around in fake ecological style…  In truth, all these spending on useless pseudo-ecology enables to persist with fossil fuels. Right now in California, under an order of governor Newsom, electricity is generated from oil. So, right now, electric cars, in California, are mostly propelled by oil… rather inefficiently… even before considering they are enormously heavy vehicles, thanks to their battery packs… hard to launch and hard to stop… 

But let little African children digging for cobalt enable righteous hyper wealthy ecologists drive around in show-off, pseudo-ecological vehicles: this shows how powerful they are, and great their virtue!

A preferred method to renew conspiracies, is to play dumb. But conspiracies are not plots, or, more exactly, not everybody engaged in a conspiracy is conscious of the unfolding plot…

So most ecologists involved in the conspiracy to renew fossil fuels thanks to renewables, may be too dumb to guess that there is a plot in the works, indeed. In this case the plot is to act renewable, when actually what is promoted, in the end, is ever more fossil fuels…

Patrice Ayme

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From Wall Street Journal:

Energy Prices in Europe Hit Records After Wind Stops Blowing
Heavy reliance on wind power, coupled with a shortage of natural gas, has led to a spike in energy prices.

Natural gas and electricity markets were already surging in Europe when a fresh catalyst emerged: The wind in the stormy North Sea stopped blowing.

The sudden slowdown in wind-driven electricity production off the coast of the U.K. in recent weeks whipsawed through regional energy markets. Gas and coal-fired electricity plants were called in to make up the shortfall from wind.

Natural-gas prices, already boosted by the pandemic recovery and a lack of fuel in storage caverns and tanks, hit all-time highs. Thermal coal, long shunned for its carbon emissions, has emerged from a long price slump as utilities are forced to turn on backup power sources.

The episode underscored the precarious state the region’s energy markets face heading into the long European winter. The electricity price shock was most acute in the U.K., which has leaned on wind farms to eradicate net carbon emissions by 2050….

[Meanwhile Europe, with Biden’s assent, augmented its dependency upon Russian gas delivered by autocrat Putin… By building a new pipeline… Trump had frowned upon it…] 

In electricity markets, the cost of generation at the most expensive supplier determines prices for everyone. That means that when countries derive power from thermal plants with comparatively high running costs, it boosts prices for the whole market. Operating costs at fossil-fuel power plants are high right now after a relentless climb in prices for gas, coal and carbon permits.

Energy prices could shoot even higher if cool temperatures stop gas stores replenishing before the period of peak winter demand, said Tom Lord, a carbon trader at U.K.-based Redshaw Advisors. “You’ve got a gas market that’s extremely tight,” he said.

Electricity, gas, coal and carbon markets have a way of feeding on one another. High gas prices prompted utilities to burn more coal, so they had to buy more emissions allowances. Expensive carbon permits then prodded energy companies to turn back to gas, whose price rose again because the fuel is in short supply.

The feedback loop has the potential to ripple into the broader economy. European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde this month referred to energy markets as one of the main forces driving inflation higher.

Wind accounted for about a quarter of Great Britain’s power last year, according to the system operator National Grid. After the wind dropped this month, National Grid asked Électricité de France SA to restart its West Burton A coal power station in Nottinghamshire. That won’t be possible in the future: The government has said all coal plants must close by late 2024.

In France, most electricity is produced by nuclear power. So Britain imports French electricity. However:

To be sure, abundant wind power has at times led to periods of cheap electricity. This month, however, U.K. wind farms produced less than one gigawatt on certain days, according to Mr. Konstantinov. Full capacity stands at 24 gigawatts. Maintenance work on subsea cables restricted electricity imports from France….

Winners include U.S. and Russian companies exporting gas to Europe… Shares of Cheniere Energy Inc., a major U.S. exporter of liquefied natural gas, have risen 47% this year.

Insults Short-circuit Logic; Sometimes As Needed.

September 12, 2021

Insults do not not a reasoning make. Yet a reasoning can be insulting, and insults can be fully deserved. Not only that: insults can be indispensable. Insults can be life saving. Insults can be factual. Say one has six words and three seconds to depict Nazis. As many had, in the 1930s, from irresponsible interlocutors. What would be better than: “Nazis are idiotic insane mass murderers”? Insulting, but factual.

When “experts” plaster themselves all over the TV, and all possible media, after making millions, and killing millions, insults are the most immediate remedy. One sees politicians come over the TV, they say they are for progress, the wealthiest just gave them 100 million dollars. Everybody knows it, and, at least in California, call that “progress”. And that cannot be analyzed. A woman passes by me in a forest, ten feet away, because I went into the bushes to let her pass, and she says: “You are spreading the disease!” Because, far from the closest car, or from anybody else, I was not wearing a mask. After she insulted me, going away, it was my right, nay, my duty to tell it to her as it was, in a few words, all the time I had.

Sometimes one needs to jump on people’s abusive, deleterious, vicious, exploitative, cruel, torturous and demented reasonings. Insult comes from insilire “leap at or upon,” from in + salire “to leap” (see the adjective salient).

Why should we not jump on many of our so-called “experts”? Reality check: in some countries very few people died of COVID. Some of these countries were proximal to the source of the pandemic: Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, Japan (even China)… They had different experts giving different advice… from the wonderfully arrogant and incompetent “experts” (at self-enrichment, presumably) most of the “West” profited from (actually, they are the ones, these experts, who profited).

The USA leads in the number of people officially dead from COVID. Per capita, the leading democracies are not far behind… Does that mean, is it another indicator, that these “democracies” are not that “democratic”?

Then after the life saving insults, should come indictments.

This is the case with COVID. Many experts expertly caused the death of millions, with perverse advice (for example closing public schools for children, masks)… And people still admire them, and obey them.

Cuomo at some point apparently hid another 12,000 COVID deaths he arguably caused by refusing to use the hospital ship Mercy…. and sending COVID patients to nursing homes. In Europe, they kept planes coming from Wuhan… When the PRC had fully locked up Wuhan and Hubei…

However, a ray of hope:https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/9/10/ex-french-health-minister-charged-over-handling-covid-pandemic

I am very self-satisfied: I am an expert doctor, a health minister and thanks to my idiotic, arrogant, ill-informed decisions, hundreds of thousands will die soon, life could not be better: the power….

France’s former health minister Agnes Buzyn, depicted above, has been charged over her handling of the COVID-19 crisis after investigators at a special court in Paris concluded there were grounds to prosecute her.

Buzyn has been charged with “endangering the lives of others”, the prosecutor of the Republic’s Court of Justice said on Friday, but not for a second possible offence of “failure to stop a disaster”… Although of course, she is culprit of the second charge: the judges are blatantly corrupt, or conveniently incapable of thinking. After Trump blocked flights, and in particular tourists, from China, Buzyn did not advise, let alone order to do the same. The first COVID cases in France were all Chinese tourists… And that was known in January 2020, well before Buzyn resignation… She resigned because she already knew she belonged in prison…

German Fascist Racist Herd Stupidity Excoriated By Nietzsche

September 12, 2021

German racist fascism of the invasive type, in one concept, Nazism, is the most serious warning of the last few millennia: a most sophisticated people became murderously insane to the point of self-mutilation, torture and assassination on a scale never seen before… All in the name of civilization.

In 1900, the Germans were the most literate population in the world. However, as Nietzsche had pointed out stridently earlier, what they read was the problem. It was a grotesque, unreal mix of racism, superiority complex, militarism, respect for authority, and mental fascism… in an “empire” (“Zweite Reich”) which was growing very fast demographically, industrially, technologically and scientifically (the analogy with Xi’s China is not perfect, as the later is not officially racist, nor growing demographically).

Nietzsche is a much deeper and subtler thinker than, say, Kant. Nietzsche believed that Kant helped boost the nation-state and its would-be universal values, thus ushering enormous conflicts. Attempting to reconcile individual and collective autonomy can only lead to the latter absorbing the former. Nietzsche, if nothing else, was ardently anti-totalitarian.

That Nietzsche in any sense approved of what became two generations later Nazism is an enduring lie and disinformation… Which, interestingly, the crafty racist fascist militaristic German oligarchs were the first to launch: copies of Nietzsche’s book Also Sprach Zarathustra were given to German troops in WW1. 

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WHAT THE GERMANS LACK FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE (1888) 

  1. Among Germans today it is not enough to have spirit: one must arrogate it, one must have the arrogance to have spirit. Perhaps I know the Germans, perhaps I may even tell them some truths. The new Germany represents a large quantum of fitness, both inherited and acquired by training, so that for a time it may expend its accumulated store of strength, even squander it. It is not a high culture that has thus become the master, and even less a delicate taste, a noble “beauty” of the instincts; but more virile virtues than any other country in Europe can show

Much cheerfulness and self-respect, much assurance in social relations and in the reciprocity of duties, much industriousness, much perseverance–and an inherited moderation which needs the spur rather than the brake. I add that here one still obeys without feeling that obedience humiliates. And nobody despises his opponent. One will notice that I wish to be just to the Germans: I do not want to break faith with myself here. I must therefore also state my objections to them. 

One pays heavily for coming to power: power makes stupid. The Germans–once they were called the people of thinkers: do they think at all today? The Germans are now bored with the spirit, the Germans now mistrust the spirit; politics swallows up all serious concern for really spiritual matters. DEUTSCHLAND, DEUTSCHLAND UBER ALLES–I fear that was the end of German philosophy. 

“Are there any German philosophers? Are there German poets? Are there good German books?” they ask me abroad. I blush; but with the courage which I maintain even in desperate situations I reply: “Well, Bismarck.” Would it be permissible for me to confess what books are read today? Accursed instinct of mediocrity! 

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2. What the German spirit might be–who has not had his melancholy ideas about that! But this people has deliberately made itself stupid, for nearly a millennium: nowhere have the two great European narcotics, alcohol and Christianity, been abused more dissolutely.

WHAT THE GERMANS LACK FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE (1888)

Recently even a third has been added–one that alone would be sufficient to dispatch all fine and bold flexibility of the spirit–music, our constipated, constipating German music. How much disgruntled heaviness, lameness, dampness, dressing gown–how much beer there is in the German intelligence! How is it at all possible that young men who dedicate their lives to the most spiritual goals do not feel the first instinct of spirituality, the spirit’s instinct of self-preservation–and drink beer? The alcoholism of young scholars is perhaps no question mark concerning their scholarliness–without spirit one can still be a great scholar— but in every other respect it remains a problem. Where would one not find the gentle degeneration which beer produces in the spirit? Once, in a case that has almost become famous, I put my finger on such a degeneration–the degeneration of our number-one German free spirit, the clever David Strauss, into the author of a beer-bench gospel and “new faith.” It was not for nothing that he had made his vow to the “fair brunette” [dark beer] in verse–loyalty unto death. 

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3. I was speaking of the German spirit: it is becoming cruder, it is becoming shallower. Is that enough? At bottom, it is something quite different that alarms me: how German seriousness, German depth, German passion in spiritual matters are declining more and more. The verve has changed, not just the intellectuality. Here and there I come into contact with German universities: what an atmosphere prevails among their scholars, what desolate spirituality– and how contented and lukewarm it has become! It would be a profound misunderstanding if one wanted to adduce German science against me-it would also be proof that one has not read a word I have written. For seventeen years I have never tired of calling attention to the despiritualizing influence of our current science-industry. The hard helotism to which the tremendous range of the sciences condemns every scholar today is a main reason why those with a fuller, richer, profounder disposition no longer find a congenial education and congenial educators. There is nothing of which our culture suffers more than of the superabundance of pretentious jobbers and fragments of humanity; our universities are, against their will, the real hothouses for this kind of withering of the instincts of the spirit. And the whole of Europe already has some idea of this–power politics deceives nobody. Germany is considered more and more as Europe’s flatland. I am still looking for a German with whom I might be able to be serious in my own way–and how much more for one with whom I might be cheerful! Twilight of the Idols: who today would comprehend from what seriousness a philosopher seeks recreation here? Our cheerfulness is what is most incomprehensible about us. 

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4. Even a rapid estimate shows that it is not only obvious that German culture is declining but that there is sufficient reason for that. In the end, no one can spend more than he has: that is true of an individual, it is true of a people. If one spends oneself for power, for power politics, for economics, world trade, parliamentarianism, and military interests–if one spends in the direction the quantum of understanding, seriousness, will, and self- overcoming which one represents, then it will be lacking for the other direction. Culture and the state–one should not deceive one-self about this–are antagonists: “Kultur-Staat” is merely a modern idea. One lives off the other, one thrives at the expense of the other. All great ages of culture are ages of political decline: what is great culturally has always been unpolitical, even anti-political. Goethe’s heart opened at the phenomenon of Napoleon–it closed at the “Wars of Liberation.” At the same moment when Germany comes up as a great power, France gains a new importance as a cultural power. Even today much new seriousness, much new passion of the spirit, have migrated to Paris; the question of pessimism, for example, the question of Wagner, and almost all psychological and artistic questions are there weighed incomparably more delicately and thoroughly than in Germany–the Germans are altogether incapable of this kind of seriousness. In the history of European culture the rise of the “Reich” means one thing above all: a displacement of the center of gravity. It is already known everywhere: in what matters most–and that always remains –culture–the Germans are no longer worthy of consideration. One asks: Can you point to even a single spirit who counts from a European point of view, as your Goethe, your Hegel, your Heinrich Heine, your Schopenhauer counted? That there is no longer a single German philosopher–about that there is no end of astonishment. 

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5. The entire system of higher education in Germany has lost what matters most: the end as well as the means to the end. That education, that Bildung, is itself an end–and not “the Reich”–and that educators are needed to that end, and not secondary-school teachers and university scholars–that has been forgotten. Educators are needed who have themselves been educated, superior, noble spirits, proved at every moment, proved by words and silence, representing culture which has grown ripe and sweet–not the learned louts whom secondary schools and universities today offer our youth as “higher wet nurses.” Educators are lacking, not counting the most exceptional of exceptions, the very first condition of education: hence the decline of German culture. One of this rarest of exceptions is my venerable friend, Jacob Burckhardt in Basel: it is primarily to him that Basel owes its pre-eminence in humaneness. What the “higher schools” in Germany really achieve is a brutal training, designed to prepare huge numbers of young men, with as little loss of time as possible, to become usable, abusable, in government service. “Higher education” and huge numbers–that is a contradiction to start with. All higher education belongs only to the exception: one must be privileged to have a right to so high a privilege. All great, all beautiful things can never be common property: pulchrum est paucorum hominum. What contributes to the decline of German culture? That “higher education” is no longer a privilege–the democratism of Bildung, which has become “common”–too common. Let it not be forgotten that military privileges really compel an all-too-great attendance in the higher schools, and thus their downfall. In present-day Germany no one is any longer free to give his children a noble education: our “higher schools” are all set up for the most ambiguous mediocrity, with their teachers, curricula, and teaching aims. And everywhere an indecent haste prevails, as if something would be lost if the young man of twenty-three were not yet “finished,” or if he did not yet know the answer to the “main question”: which calling? A higher kind of human being, if I may say so, does not like “callings,” precisely because he knows himself to be called. He has time, he takes time, he does not even think of “finishing”: at thirty one is, in the sense of high culture, a beginner, a child. Our overcrowded secondary schools, our overworked, stupefied secondary-school teachers, are a scandal: for one to defend such conditions, as the professors at Heidelberg did recently, there may perhaps be causes–reasons there are none. 

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6. I put forward at once–lest I break with my style, which is affirmative and deals with contradiction and criticism only as a means, only involuntarily–the three tasks for which educators are required. One must learn to see, one must learn to think, one must learn to speak and write: the goal in all three is a noble culture. Learning to see–accustoming the eye to calmness, to patience, to letting things come up to it; postponing judgment, learning to go around and grasp each individual case from all sides. That is the first preliminary schooling for spirituality: not to react at once to a stimulus, but to gain control of all the inhibiting, excluding instincts. Learning to see, as I understand it, is almost what, unphilosophically speaking, is called a strong will: the essential feature is precisely not to “will”–to be able to suspend decision.

All unspirituality, all vulgar commonness, depend on the inability to resist a stimulus: one must react, one follows every impulse. In many cases, such a compulsion is already pathology, decline, a symptom of exhaustion–almost everything that unphilosophical crudity designates with the word “vice” is merely this physiological inability not to react.

A practical application of having learned to see: as a learner, one will have become altogether slow, mistrustful, recalcitrant. One will let strange, new things of every kind come up to oneself, inspecting them with hostile calm and withdrawing one’s hand. To have all doors standing open, to lie servilely on one’s stomach before every little fact, always to be prepared for the leap of putting oneself into the place of, or of plunging into, others and other things–in short, the famous modern “objectivity”–is bad taste, is ignoble par excellence. 

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7. Learning to think: in our schools one no longer has any idea of this. Even in the universities, even among the real scholars of philosophy, logic as a theory, as a practice, as a craft, is beginning to die out. One need only read German books: there is no longer the remotest recollection that thinking requires a technique, a teaching curriculum, a will to mastery–that thinking wants to be learned like dancing, as a kind of dancing. Who among Germans still knows from experience the delicate shudder which light feet in spiritual matters send into every muscle? The stiff clumsiness of the spiritual gesture, the bungling hand at grasping–that is German to such a degree that abroad one mistakes it for the German character as such.

The German has no fingers for nuances. That the Germans have been able to stand their philosophers at all, especially that most deformed concept-cripple of all time, the great Kant, provides not a bad notion of German grace. For one cannot subtract dancing in every form from a noble education–to be able to dance with one’s feet, with concepts, with words: need I still add that one must be able to dance with the pen too–that one must learn to write? But at this point I should become completely enigmatic for German readers. 

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Denying the intellectual and mental fascism which led to Nazism from a collective madness is indispensable to those who claim no such a thing is possible, so that they can best enjoy it again (and we see plutocrats, claiming to be “philanthropists”, many not even residing in the state, ever, spending enormous amounts of money so that their corrupt creature can stay governor of California). This is particularly acute with the rise of coders, the persons presently programing our existence. An example is: Godwin’s Law: Code For Holocaust Denial…. programmers love it: it fosters contempt for inquiring in what exactly happened to Germany which led to the Holocaust. More on this later…

Patrice Ayme

Fundaments Of US Deep State, Fundaments Of Violent Jihadism. 911 Not What It Looked Like.

September 12, 2021

Fundamentally the 9/11 tragedy was caused by the US Deep State support for violent Fundamentalist Jihadists who were instructed to fight history by the ISI, CIA and SIA, the secret services of Pakistan, US and Saudi Arabia. One can see this in two ways which support each other: who profited from the crime, and the historical facts. Historically, the US Deep State encouraged (at the very least) the ISI to attack the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan in the 1970s. On July 3, 1979, Carter signed an order to go on full attack, using “riled up Muslims”… in the words of Brezinsky, Carter’s National Security adviser. In an interview to a French magazine, Brezinsky later claimed that this was done to force the Soviets to intervene in Afghanistan. However, a much sinister explanation is possible… The same explanation for the deepest reason of the invasion of Iraq: that was done, fundamentally, because it took Iraq out of the world oil market, oil is fungible, and thus the price of oil shot up to make fracking inside the USA wildly profitable to Wall Street investors.

Afghanistan is very rich in various rare minerals; France and the USSR arranged to exploit those, with the green light of the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan. The war launched by Carter cynically targeted schools for girls with bombs, and prevented the integration of Afghanistan in the European co-prosperity sphere. One cannot get more vicious than that. Forgetting, or not knowing what the US Deep State did to Afghanistan before 9/11, which was way worse in many ways, is to become an accomplice of it

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The US Deep State psycho-engineered the wars the USA got involved with, and this, even before 1914. What is the Deep State? It is the collusion between wealth, think tanks, academe, Big Law, high finance, the military-government complex, deep administration, corporations, media and government.

These pecuniary interests steer the elections and then the official government policies. Extremely wealthy “Philanthropists”, who love mostly themselves, intervene in the electoral system. 

But the facts are forgotten, and often never got to be known. Who knows that the top adviser of (racist) US president Wilson was in the Kaiser’s office, offering an alliance, on June 1, 1914, weeks before German mobilization? It made WW1 possible. Indeed the US business could break through the Netherlands the Franco-British blockade of Germany, bringing in materials which Germany could pursue the war without. 

Who knows what president Carter signed on July 3, 1979 (order of secret intervention in Afghanistan). 

The unexamined life is dangerous, especially for those who are considered canon fodder and are submitted to exploitation by oligarchs. It was obvious that the invasion of Iraq, as explained, was a lie and made no sense. Many people understand this now, finally. However to just say Iraq was attacked because of machismo is itself a cover-up. The truth can be approached by thinking to whom the war profited. The military-industrials, of course, but that, itself, is another coverup. The truth is far more sinister: once Iraq was taken out of the oil equation, fracking became profitable in the USA, making Wall Street and the likes of Halliburton very wealthy… 

Patrice Ayme

Never mind. Unintended consequence of Carter’s 1979 order? The US has been supporting Muslim Fundamentalism of the violent kind for generations before that… It’s an old trick the US Deep State knows well, and that it used to make a pact with the devil. Getting oil and money, and power, and division of the enemies and competitors, in the bargain….

P/S: The allusion to Carter’s launch of the Afghan war was CENSORED by the New York Times, once again, 20 years to the day after 911. A comment I sent that way was dutifully censored by this propaganda paper I subscribe to. NYT wants you to think Trump caused 911.

Objective Versus Subjective: An Obsolete Philosophical Notion, For Ten Centuries Already; Kant As A Racist Dog.

September 11, 2021

Good abstract of traditional muddled philosophical thinking, circa eighteen century… Or what’s wrong about philosophy.

Friend Stephen Jones suggests that: “In philosophy, objectivity is the concept of truth independent from individual subjectivity (bias caused by one’s perception, emotions, or imagination). A proposition is considered to have objective truth when its truth conditions are met without bias caused by a sentient subject. ” I am always leery when I see the caveat: “
caveat: “In philosophy…” Because philosophy is the love of wisdom, It should not have its own patois. Wisdom is universal, not a special body of knowledge such as orogenesis (creation of mountains).In philosophy…” Because philosophy is is the love of wisdom, It should not have its own patois. Wisdom is universal, not a special body of knowledge such as orogenesis.

An objective claim is supposedly a statement about a factual matter-one that can be proved true or false. A subjective claim, on the other hand, is not a factual matter; it is an expression of belief, opinion, or personal preference.

The main idiot here, who pushed this ludicrous conceptology is a Prussian academic called Kant, a servile dog serving and advising his racist masters, much admired because he enabled slave masters, Nazis, and other exploitative criminals and fascists, and the mentalities which served them.

No strength, no objectivity, says Friedrich…

In truth, of course objectivity is all too often in the eye of the beholder. Claiming there is a sharp distinction between the subjective and the objective, so sharp, it is plain to see, is a grave error.

Indeed, as our understanding of the world has progressed, we grasp the objective through enormously subtle theories, not just our senses. Those theories are subjectively built. Even when they look “true” in the sense that they predict what is observed, that does not mean they are really true in a deeper sense to come. For example Classical Mechanics is “true”… As applied to rockets… But becomes seriously wrong when applied to satellites… And Relativity, which then needs to be used, and the equations of which are mostly “true”… Are not necessarily all understood (in particular mass vs energy)… And according to yours truly contains an error about FTL communications.

So we capture objectivity in our more exquisite sciences, from theories made by “subjects”. Moreover, even the most direct “evidence” is processed by senses… of the subject.

In conclusion, the distinction between “subject” and “object”, in the abstract, is not worth studying: scholastics philosophers, who had the meaning of subjective and objective around, wasted centuries on these stupidities… while the likes of Abelard and Buridan did create useful Middle Age philosophy, and logic, which built the road to modern science. However, in the philosophy of Quantum Mechanics the distinction between objective and subjective becomes deep, and highly practical, as teleportation, observation, error correction and the like are crucial to Quantum Computers….

It is sad to see so many philosophy departments prisoners of the notion that there is a chiasm between objective and subjective… As if they had learned nothing from history… History being one of the closest things to objectivity there is.

ⁱᵃⁿ@sluffflux said:
I taught English in China for a few years and I always played my classes The Truman Show because it seemed to disturb them so much

The “Truman Show” is a movie depicting a fake world where the hero has been manipulated by media plutocrats who have total control on his environment, into believing that the fake world he sees is all there is. Just like any dictatorship of the “Proletariat” would have to be to persevere… The ability to distinguish Objectivity versus subjecting subjectivity is the most practical thing, nowadays.

Patrice Ayme

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Note On Racist Philosopher Kant: Kant Categorical Imperative as the Principle of Humanity: “Act in such a way that you treat humanity,
whether in your own person or in the person of another, always at the same time as an end and never
simply as a means.

But interestingly, although Kant made clear that slavery was not permissible from the point of view of the Categorical Imperative, and contract logic, he did not just not repudiated slavery, but strongly advised some deciders in the West Indies to keep imposing it. We have the letters. Like Hitler, Kant did one thing in public, another in private.

What gives?

Define humanity carefully, objectively!
Kant was tremendously influential in developing a theory of race that was used to justify
slavery, and, later, apartheid, be it in the USA, South Africa, and the British Empire (hence Kant’s aura).
According to Kant’s account of race, human racial differentiation originates in four “seeds” that were
present in our ancestors and have developed differently as a result of climactic and other influences. This
is no different from what we find in other creatures, e.g.,
…”in birds of the same species which can nevertheless live in different climates, there are seeds for
the development of a new layer of feathers. These feathers appear when such birds live in cod
climates, but they are held back when they live in temperate climates
.”
The same phenomenon occurs in humans with the result that different races have developed in response
to the different environmental demands. It is important, however, that once development has occurred, it
cannot be undone, and “resists further transformation” because the dominant seed has “stifled the other
seeds
.” The differences, however, are not merely physical, but include psychological dispositions. So,
for example, the native American, having had to endure the extreme cold, suffers from a “half extinguished life power” . And the “Negro“, because he has benefited from the rich land of Africa, is “strong, fleshy, and agile. However, because he is so amply supplied by his motherland, he is also lazy, indolent, and dawdling.”

Whites, however, have diverged least from the original form and the “noble blond form” characterized by its “tender white skin, reddish hair, and pale blue eyes” that inhabited the northern regions of Germany, is the strongest. This form itself does not constitute a race, but only a lineage within the white race. However, “This stock would have gotten on well enough to persist as a race if the further development of this deviation had not been so frequently interrupted by interbreeding with alien stocks.

The Nazis would take into account these judicious, “objective”, observations to create the superior Aryan race… In baby factories, by encouraging their superior Aryan soldiers to impregnate as many battlefield brides as they could find or be offered to.

(Another glorious, much admired philosopher in the Anglo-Saxon realm is John Locke… who was pro-monarchy as long as it was not absolute, and pro-slavery, as long as it was not this, that and the other thing. Locke owned stock in slave trading companies and was secretary of the Lords Proprietors of the Carolinas, where slavery was constitutionally permitted… Another objective philosopher in love with having subjects to objectify…).

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P/S: Much, all too much, of what is called “objective” is obtained… subjectively.

This explains why so many of yesteryear’s theories which were viewed as objectively true turned out to be completely false. It does not mean that, certain facts cannot be determined, or that planes cannot fly. To find out what is objective, indeed, one needs experiments… But, in advanced science, said experiments are interpreted through partially subjective theories.
They always have, and always will.
To help convince you of this, just check in detail superconductivity theory and superconductivity experiments, as they stand in the last 100 years, to this day. They guide each other, and all together, form a kind of cult, with the BCS theory at its center. The general principle of that cult is that electrons pair up and make bosons… And bosons love being together. It has sort-of demonstrated in a special case (and Nobel prizes were distributed). In practice the Holy Grail there is to make a room temperature and pressure superconductor. Nobody knows if it can be done, and if not, why not. In 2021, a room temp superconductor was finally designed (after breaking lots of diamond anvils…)


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