Non-PC Answers

“To be, or not to be together” (Tusk, Feb 2, 2016):

The head of the European Commission, Donald Tusk (not Trump, although the Trump family name came from Germany) made concessions to David Cameron, the British Prime Minister who is going to organize his “Brexit” referendum within months (I say). Tusk’s concessions seem reasonable to me (including blocking a measure opposed by more than 50% of the national Parliaments). This said, the European Parliament and the European Council (all 28 national governments arguing together) will have to adopt Tusk’s proposals before they can be formally proposed to Great Britain. (Who said Europe was not already democratic?)

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Reader GMax: You seem to agree with Rousseau that civilization is at fault [with the rise of slavery, sexism, plutocracy]:

Answer: No, not at all, except in a trivial way (all those ills require a civilization to exist, before it can be affected by them!). Only Rousseau’s grossest intuition was correct. That the savage was “noble” and innocent was not. Primitive societies are extremely violent. The point is that, to optimize civilization, one has to curb plutocracy, as much as possible, and torque it into simple meritocracy.

War Inside Damascus, Syria, February 2, 2016.

War Inside Damascus, Syria, February 2, 2016.

What happened in Syria is a recent demonstration of plutocracy unchained: a heir who had it all, Assad, refused to relinquish power. Result; more than ten million refugees, and 300,000 dead.

Reader Duviel put in doubt my patriotism, and the importance of the Franks …”there are many in America that are not American… It has to do with one simple thing. Do you love your country?…Is your loyalty to this country… ahead of any other nation?

Answer: This is the scream from all over, what the extreme right feeds on, all over.

So I am accused to be anti-American, because I talk about history too much?

The “Franks” and the “French” are two different concepts. The “Franks” are those through whom the Greco-Roman inheritance was transmitted to the West. They are as much, no less, forefathers of the British, Americans, or the French… Yes, Russia is another story (the Greco-Roman inheritance went through Constantinople there…. and even worse.)

If Canada was better on a particular value (as it used to) than France, Britain, the USA, I would defend it… On that value. This is why I am often extolling Switzerland. Many people have several nationalities. And then there is European CITIZENSHIP. I have met New Yorkers who detested California, even criticizing the Californian accent, claiming it sounded like French, and making fun of me because I spoke “flat” according to them…

One thing, though: I am never afraid of criticizing a group, including a nation, just because it’s not PC to do so.

Nationalism can be good, or can be bad. If a nation adopts my values, I am all for it. As you say, in the end.

Not being PC, and making the blood roil has the advantage of inciting to talk about difficult issues. For example if I say that I despise the Tibetan Superstition, it’s a good occasion, agreeing on that point with the Chinese Communists, to discuss what exactly what the Chinese Han are doing… occupying Tibet.

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American Contempt For Europe Is Misinformed:

First, America comes from Europe: from the tip of Greenland and Barrows, Alaska, all the way to Patagonia, America is a European Colony. It is fashionable to spurn Europe’s lesser economic success, forgetting the USA rigged it that way.

Particularly obdurate Yankees do not understand that North America is a very wealthy continent full of oil, gas, minerals, water and arable land. Europe is half the size, twice the population and does not have oil and gas. Also American plutocrats have organized the world to serve them, they are the greatest thieves who ever walked the Earth.

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Taxing the hyper wealthy is not about “wealth distribution”: It’s about democracy. Some are proud to be in the 20% (hahaha say the 1%) and do not see that. It’s about NOT having the president putting Bill & Melinda Gates in charge of education (just because the president esteem, and love wealth). It’s about politics not just serving the .1%… It’s about nearly all the powers in just a few hands. Primarily.

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Much Immigration, Much Increase Of Wealth:

(This is basically the exact opposite of what Marine Le Pen and her ilk claim.)

Great Britain Is Not In Border-Free Europe, But Has Highest Immigration. While Making Loudest Sound Against Immigration:

In thirty-five years, Britain and Germany had 14 million net immigration, France 7 million, USA well above 50 million. Immigration rate into Britain is three times France, 3/4 Germany (for 2011-2015). In same period USA allowed 5 million new immigrants in, Canada, more than a million (as did Australia). Immigration correlates with an improving economy. Last year with numbers, UK had 330,000 net immigration, explaining it was ephemerally capable of passing France’s nominal GDP (it didn’t last).

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Last point: if energy can be produced as cheaply in Europe as in the USA, will Europe become as rich as the USA? To a great extent, yes. In recent years, as the USA became less attractive, Mexicans tended to go the other way…

Patrice Ayme’

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8 Responses to “Non-PC Answers”

  1. indravaruna Says:

    The Brits want to leave the EU but the Americans want them to remain in the EU as their agent.

    Do you know about the “Father of the EU”? Count Richard Von Coudenhove-Kalergi, he was portrayed in the movie ‘Casablanca’ as Victor Lazlo.

    http://balder.org/judea/Richard-Coudenhove-Kalergi-Practical-Idealism-Vienna-1925.php

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Nikolaus_von_Coudenhove-Kalergi

    In his book Praktischer Idealismus (Practical Idealism), he wrote:

    “The man of the future will be of mixed race. Today’s races and classes will gradually disappear owing to the vanishing of space, time, and prejudice. The Eurasian-Negroid race of the future, similar in its appearance to the Ancient Egyptians, will replace the diversity of peoples with a diversity of individuals.”

    “Instead of destroying European Jewry, Europe, against its own will, refined and educated this people into a future leader-nation through this artificial selection process. No wonder that this people, that escaped Ghetto-Prison, developed into a spiritual nobility of Europe. Therefore a gracious Providence provided Europe with a new race of nobility by the Grace of Spirit. This happened at the moment when Europe’s feudal aristocracy became dilapidated, and thanks to Jewish emancipation.”

    • Patrice Ayme Says:

      “Race” is a subject full of surprises, and twists so convoluted, some are so un-PC, I can’t even reveal them…
      Northern Africans have some Black Africans genes (overall), but in truth they are genetically Europeans (not “Arabs”), and there are more Neanderthal genes there…

      “Europe” was a concept launched by the Franks, way back (8C). earlier, they were into Troy. Europe was always a melting pot.
      The EU would do better without the UK, for the reason you said. However, the other solution is for Franco-Germania to pull ahead by herself (which is in process).

      This is already happening, indeed: Cameron was told by Franco-Germania Britain would have no rights whatsoever on the Eurozone. (London is terrorized that Franco-Germania will exclude it financially, instead of just waiting for England to exclude itself…)

      I should have added that to the essay…

  2. Paul Handover Says:

    What historical evidence is there to demonstrate that, “Primitive societies are extremely violent.”? For if you are referring to the hunter-gatherers then the evidence is to the contrary.

    • Patrice Ayme Says:

      Hi Paul: Tons of evidence. Some direct, from field observations in the 20C. Or historical reports (Native American executions, which lasted hours, or days, on a regular basis). Also archeological evidence (wounds found on skeletons caused by blows, cuts, or arrows).

      This is extremely well known and was observed from South America to South Africa to the Philippines, Polynesia, New Zealand, Greenland, North America, the Celts, etc. (OK, the Celts were not primitive, they were Rome’s superior in metallurgy…)
      It’s well documented that San hunter-gatherers in SA killed each other (with poisoned arrows).

      The following is just an aspect:
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_Before_Civilization

      Man is such a top predator, that it has to self-predate. (If I tweet this, I will lose followers, but that’s the truth…)
      P

    • Patrice Ayme Says:

      Here is another source on primitive violence:

      http://ourworldindata.org/data/violence-rights/ethnographic-and-archaeological-evidence-on-violent-deaths/

      (These sources are not my own sources which are older, but I don’t have the references…)
      Searching around a tiny bit, I immediately noticed a PC bias in many presentations, BTW

    • Patrice Ayme Says:

      Recent sources for extreme violence in non-state societies (there are tons of older ones):
      •Bowles (2009) – Did Warfare Among Ancestral Hunter-Gatherers Affect the Evolution of Human Social Behaviors?. In Science, 324, 5932, 1293–1298.
      •Gat (2008) – War in Human Civilization. Oxford University Press, USA.
      •Knauft, Bruce M. et al (1987) – Reconsidering Violence in Simple Human Societies: Homicide among the Gebusi of New Guinea. In Current Anthropology, 28, 4, 457-500.
      •Keeley (1997) – War Before Civilization: The Myth of the Peaceful Savage. Oxford University Press, USA.
      •Pinker (2011) – The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined. Viking.
      •Walker and Bailey (2013) – Body counts in lowland South American violence. In Evolution and Human Behavior, 34, 1, 29–34.

  3. picard578 Says:

    “Much Immigration, Much Increase Of Wealth:”

    But what is the cause and effect here? Is the immigration a consequence of increase of wealth (people want better life) or immigration causes increase of wealth due to larger slave force avaliable (and slave workforce is precisely why capitalists encourage immigration… well, that and causing conflicts to help them remain in control).

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