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CURE FOR AGING in Sight? Care And Consequences.

February 27, 2019

CURING AGING Will Also CURE US From THERMONUCLEAR WAR TENDENCIES: CRISPR To The RESCUE Of WISDOM!

One can always dream… Aging is not just a problem for hedonists. It is a philosophical problem too, because it hurts the quality of our wisdom, as a civilization, and as individuals, not just the elasticity of our tissues.

Aging means spending, in the best case, one’s last 40 years of one’s life being increasingly assaulted by all sorts of ailments, diseases, and degeneracies. Some youth will scoff, suggest coolly to the old to stop whining, get out-of-the-way, and.  Just die, time is up. And just there lays an obvious problem: aging entices those in la force de l’age to show contempt for life. Worse, even more for the youth, who may feel entitled to fully dehumanize the old, not realizing that, quite soon, they will be old to. And that dehumanization of humans brings alienation, then war.

Moreover, the old have the powers: they spent a lifetime gathering them. And here they are, wounded… by life. Now then they see some youth looking down on them. What do fierce predators do when feeling threatened, wounded and suffering? They lash out. And no predator is more ferocious than man.

Thus aging is a political problem, because it causes resentment, and the will to inflict pain… by those who have the power. Contempt from the youth, impatience in the middle age… And, even deeper than all this, aging, perceived as an insult, brings a contempt for life.

Mother with her progeria afflicted child. Progeria causes baldness, bad skin and membranes aged, all over. Death used to happen by age 13, from heart failure. Now there are partial treatments. CRISP R gives the hope of definitive treatment.

Once I told my 5-year-old daughter, that, as if she wouldn’t accomplish some particular task, she would deprived of something else I knew she wanted. She replied with an old gun fighter smirk “OK, go ahead!” (She has since used this tactic so many times, I had to complexify my sordid ways) Humanity is the same with life, as this little child with her big bad parent. As life threatens to withdraw the love, humanity retorts that life ain’t worth as much as it thinks.

Threatened with the ultimate, the extinction of life, humanity has opted to cordially despise it… As if life itself was lesser than the will of the human spirit to dispose of it. This will to play god, is a deep source of strife.  

Human life is very short, if one compares it to how much there is to learn. After a few decades, much more wisdom has been accumulated in an individual than after two (when typically young people, generally males are most indoctrinable to go out to kill the multitudes for no good reason). These treasures of wisdom get killed by aging and death. Human existence was always a balance between living long to increase wisdom and knowledge, and the necessity to have as many generations as possible.   

Animals age. Because, to improve the species through natural selection, they need generations. Species harvest haphazard (20 C genetics), and, or directed (Lamarck and 21C epigenetics) mutations to evolve. And evolving they need, because of competition with others (hell is others), or the elements (natural disasters).

As the wisdom necessary and other circumstances of a species vary so does its optimal aging. Thus some whales live centuries (although, up to a few years ago, a human-like lifespan had been attributed to them… without checking!). Huge and scary sharks of the Arctic are suspected to live five centuries… (These long lives mean those animals are much more threatened with extinction than thought prior: their replacement rate is a very small fraction of that of a chimpanzee, say.)

Aging animals are sick. Predators press in, and finish by devouring the sick. This, since times immemorial. That elimination of the old, a natural occurrence, has got to be anchored in our psychobiology. The older the populations get, the more sick they get… And thus, deep down inside, evolution whispers that we are sick, degenerate, would be better off, eliminated, all together. Entire nations, led by Japan, followed by Europe, and even the USA and China, are also aging. Thus they invite the ultimate solution to senescence (senescence has a precise meaning in histology; typically stem cells which can’t die, or divide, and are greatly dysfunctional). Weakness itself invites violence. (A little truth the sheep don’t like to hear.)

When a species around a star reaches the thermonuclear stage in civilization, all out competition, that is, all out war, will have consequences which are too drastic… And an ecological crisis, as we have one now will precipitate it. One can’t put thermonuclear power, in the hand of youth, and hope for the best: no all youth is as well-travelled and educated in all sorts of ways as Trump’s interlocutor, Kim of North Korea.

A few years back, a trio of women at UC Berkeley, one from Hawai’i, another from Paris, discovered a radically new and much easier way to engineer DNA. Yes, let’s reassure those who are prize obsessed: Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier will get the Nobel for discovering “CRISPR”. So much for the alleged woman intellectual inferiority long claimed by sexist males in what even the prestigious science magazine Nature now rightly calls “neurosexism.

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CRISPR/Cas9 therapy can suppress aging, enhance health and extend life span in mice (18 February, 2019).

Researchers have developed a new gene therapy to decelerate the aging process (at least in a made-up pathological condition similar to progeria in humans). The findings highlight a novel CRISPR/Cas9 genome-editing therapy that can suppress the accelerated aging observed in mice with Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that also afflicts humans.Two mice of the same age with progeria. The larger and healthier mouse on the left received the gene therapy, while the mouse on the right did not.

Aging, “the time-related deterioration of the physiological functions necessary for survival and fertility”
is the leading cause for a cornucopia of debilitating conditions, including heart disease, cancer, fibrosis, arthritis, general decomposition and Alzheimer’s disease. This makes the need for anti-aging therapies all the more urgent as the likes of everybody are aging ever more… especially in leading countries, which are suffering a youth population deficit caused by traditional plutocracy.

Now, Salk Institute researchers have developed a new gene therapy to decelerate the aging process.

The findings, published on February 18, 2019 in the journal Nature Medicine, highlight a novel CRISPR/Cas9 genome-editing therapy that can suppress the accelerated aging observed in mice with Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that also afflicts humans (and is also known as progeria). This treatment provides important insight into the molecular pathways involved in accelerated aging, as well as how to reduce toxic proteins via gene therapy.

Aging is a complex process in which cells start to lose their functionality, so it is critical for us to find effective ways to study the molecular drivers of aging,” says Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, a professor in Salk’s Gene Expression Laboratory and senior author of the paper. “Progeria is an ideal aging model because it allows us to devise an intervention, refine it and test it again quickly.

With an early onset and fast progression, progeria is one of the most severe forms of a group of degenerative disorders caused by a mutation in the LMNA gene. Both mice and humans with progeria show many signs of aging, including DNA damage, cardiac dysfunction and dramatically shortened life span. Humans with progeria seem to age seven (7) years annually. They tend to die of heart disease by the age of 13 to 14 (recently though, one of them, an Italian science student reached 24). The LMNA gene normally produces two similar proteins inside a cell: lamin A and lamin C. Progeria shifts the production of lamin A to progerin. Progerin is a shortened, toxic form of lamin A that accumulates with age and is exacerbated in those with progeria.

Our goal was to diminish the toxicity from the mutation of the LMNA gene that leads to accumulation of progerin inside the cell,” says co-first author Hsin-Kai Liao, a staff researcher in the Izpisua Belmonte lab. “We reasoned that progeria could be treated by CRISPR/Cas9-targeted disruption of both lamin A and progerin.”

The researchers utilized the CRISPR/Cas9 system to deliver the gene therapy into the cells of the progeria mouse model expressing Cas9. An adeno-associated virus (AAV) was injected containing two synthetic guide RNAs and a reporter gene. The guide RNA ushers the Cas9 protein to a specific location on the DNA where it can make a cut to render lamin A and progerin nonfunctional, without disrupting lamin C. The reporter helps researchers track the tissues that were infected with the AAV.

Two months after the delivery of the therapy, the mice were stronger and more active, with improved cardiovascular health. They showed decreased degeneration of a major arterial blood vessel and delayed onset of bradycardia (an abnormally slow heart rate) — two issues commonly observed in progeria and old age. Overall, the treated progeria mice had activity levels similar to normal mice, and their life span increased by roughly 25 percent.

Once we improve the efficiency of our viruses to infect a wide range of tissues, we are confident that we will be able to increase life span further,” says Pradeep Reddy, a postdoctoral fellow in the Izpisua Belmonte lab and an author of the paper.

Taken together, the results suggest that targeting lamin A and progerin using a CRISPR/Cas9 system can dramatically improve the physiological health and life span of progeria mice. These results provide a significant new understanding of how scientists may eventually be able to target molecular drivers of aging in humans.

Future efforts will focus on making the therapy more effective and will refine it for human use. Currently, there is no cure for progeria, so the symptoms are managed and complications are treated as they arise.

This is the first time a gene editing therapy has been applied to treat progeria syndrome,” says Izpisua Belmonte, holder of the Roger Guillemin Chair at Salk. “It will need some refinements, but it has far fewer negative effects compared to other options available. This is an exciting advancement for the treatment of progeria.”

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The preceding is new news, but Crisp was used to correct cataract in mice, already 6 years ago. CrispR is being tested in a so-called “gene drive” on mosquitoes. Inside a lab in Italy for now. The idea is to release a mutation which is inherited in the mosquito population, devastating it. Even the Bible doesn’t have a massacre that divine.

The females become a bit more male, becoming kind of hermaphrodites. While genetically female, the transformed insects have mouths that resemble male mosquito mouths. That means they can’t bite and so can’t spread the malaria parasite. In addition, the insects’ reproductive organs are deformed, which means they can’t lay eggs.

As more and more female mosquitoes inherit two copies of the modification, more and more become sterile.

The plot is that if these modified mosquitoes are eventually shown to be somewhat safe and effective, they may be released in African regions plagued by malaria. The hope is that they would spread their mutation and eventually sterilize all the females. That should crash — or drastically reduce — local populations of the main species of mosquito that spreads malaria, the notorious Anopheles gambiae. Malaria is a huge problem affecting probably two-thirds of the world’s population, and it kills millions every year, in spite of huge efforts. It’s also debilitating and treatments to treat the disease are increasingly ineffective, while presenting their own problems.

So the future is here: mastering genetics, to further our developing divine powers. Animals are quantum machines, intelligently designed by our creator, biological evolution… Indeed, as crown of creation, we are even smarter than our create… And now not just recreate, but self create. Let’s hope we can rise to the occasion, and that the object which zoomed through the solar system was not a spying solar sail sent from the Dark Forest.

Silly? No. For the first time since their last war, nearly half a century ago, 12 French made Indian Mirage fighter-bombers streaked 50 kilometers deep in the mountains of the Karakorum, north Pakistan, and bombed, using laser guidance, a Madrassa, a religious Muslim school, indoctrinating for Jihad. This was in retaliation for a deadly Jihadist bombing of dozens of troops in Kashmir. Indians said they killed 300 Jihadists, Pakistan scoffs that only trees died. However, Pakistan seems to care about trees, as the next day saw Pakistani jets attack India, and an Indian Mig 21 jet, and a Pakistani jet, or two, shot down. This is a rare case of deliberate attacks between nuclear armed states. But then, India had been attacked. India is a representative democracy… Pakistan is officially a religious state, and more precisely an “Islamic” one, thus a fascist dictatorship.

Fascist religions have, deep down inside, been established to forget about aging, and the pains it brings. If Pakistani leaders had 1,000 years of life to lose, they would be more careful, before playing thermonuclear clowns.

Patrice Ayme

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Brexit Is Racism… And That’s Why It Won’t Happen. The UK Will Stay In The EU

February 25, 2019

Racism is more general than xenophobia.

In Xenophobia, one fears the stranger, as the British used to fear the Irish (although at the beginning of WWII, PM Churchill, anxious to make sure Ireland would help against Hitler, proposed Irish unification to the Irish president, de Valera… who rejected it…)

In racism, one fears those around oneself, not just strangers, after inventing ways (such as skin albedo) to characterize them as strangers, and tying that newly alienated status to pejorative claims. For example, Watson, one of the co-discoverer of DNA, thinks skin color is a mark of stupidity. Never mind that the Egyptians were not white like swans, and that much of our civilizational basis, from mathematics to antisexism, or our official reverence to truth, was forged in Egypt..

The essence of Brexit is to establish a hard border between 22 Irish counties and the other 6. That border is 500 kilometers long. 200 roads through it used to be cut, during the “Troubles”, before the European Union put an end to that nonsense. That hard border would make the others into strangers. In one word: alienation. Oh, by the way, the “Troubles”, 40 years ago or so, brought the death to around 4,000, plus years of not-so civil war.

Alienation leads to war. The best example was when Occidental Francia broke away from the rest of the “Roman Empire”, in the middle tenth century. Ultimately, that led to continual wars…

Brexiters have claimed that Brexit was a matter of money. Laughable: the UK has made huge yearly payment to the EU, right, but those are significantly smaller than the payments France has made. Also the UK has received, in exchange, more from the EU than it has paid.

Brexiters have claimed it’s a matter of democracy. Laughable: the UK is a monarchy, accompanied by strong plutocratic structures like the unelected upper chamber, the House of Lords.  EU structures are actually more democratic. The ultimate governance of the EU right now is made of all the heads of democratically elected EU governments. Everything passes by the EU Parliament. Last week, Spain insisted Gibraltar was a “colony” (arguing from UN law). France vetoed that language.

So what’s left? Racism. On this site Hazxan, an esteemed commenter, supported my point of view by examples he witnessed.

What next? Well the UK won’t get out of the EU March 29: I have said this for years. There will a second referendum, that one officially known in advance to be legislating. The British people, faced now by the reality of what it means, to alienate one’s neighbors, will regain its sense and vote to remain.

Then the real revolution in the EU can proceed.

Patrice Ayme

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why Weren’t The Kaiser & His Accomplices Hanged? Because they Could Help Some More To Institute the New Plutocratic Order

February 21, 2019

Abstract: The US plutocracy (evil corporations and their evil sponsors in the US government) fed the criminal German war machine in World War One… And then pulled the plug, a strategy which made the US flourish, while, and because, Europe deperished… However the German spirit of Armageddon was preserved, deliberately, to organize the Nazi Party and nazi spirituality, immediately after. That was accomplished first, by not pursuing the German war criminals.

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Unbeknownst to the WWI Perpetrators and their Victims, the GERMAN PUPPET MASTERS THRIVED IN THE USA, And What We Call Nazism Would Instrumentalize Some More Of Those Same Exact WWI Criminals, Who Should Have Been Hanged, To Help Institute Further the Present Plutocratic Order:

As plutocracy is back to its dirty tricks with Brexit, it’s high time to look at history with some more blazing realism. So this essay talk of the Kaiser and his racist, maximally vicious goons, but one should keep in the back of one’s mind that this is also about the fact the Kaiser was the grandson of the “Empress of India”, Queen Victoria. In other words, this is essay is ancestral to that British elite which fostered Brexit, the deliberate alienation from a pacified Europe, thanks to having hypnotized the gullible with a pack of lies, similarly to hypnotizing the German population in 1914 to attack the world in general, and democracy in particular.

The Netherlands and the USA became wealthy from helping the Kaiser and his criminals-against-humanity attack civilization in 1914-1917. Those German criminals, and their spirit of unpunished criminality against humanity had more to give (Nazism). Thus the US was going to do its utmost not to hang them… Just as the French Republic was not to receive the guarantees she needed, to ensure the Germans fascists were not back to their criminality against humanity within a few years (as it turned out they were). 

German Foreign Minister Von Ribbentrop was condemned to hang at the Nuremberg trial in 1946. The charge? War of aggression. Reasoning superficially, the Nazis had accused France and Britain to have started World War Two. Hitler pursued that line to his last evil breath. Indeed, France and Britain declared war to the Nazis: they sent Hitler, strong from his alliance with Stalin, Hirohito and Mussolini, a 48 hours ultimatum within a few hours of Hitler’s attack on Poland, September 1, 1939.

However the Nuremberg tribunal viewed the nazi claim that France and britain had attacked, for what it was: sheer, cowardly idiocy: ever since they came to power the Nazis had worked towards war, and that got hot in 1936, when they invaded Spain, bringing the downfall of that Republic with three year war which killed millions (reference: the Guernica painting).

August 1, 1914, had been much worse: that day, out of the blue, Germany declared war to Russia (Russia had not attacked Germany, nor planned to; Russia was mobilizing, true, but that was supposed to take weeks; whereas German mobilization could be done, and was done, in 5 days, or so). The next day, August 2, mounted German cavalry had penetrated deep inside French territory, killing and getting killed. These were the first dead of WWI. The French were taken by complete surprise: WWI was on.

When the Americans woke up, they realized that the dumb, brutish evil that was Germany would come to their shores, should it conquer Europe… However, the US plutocrats’ thought processes were more subtle than that… Where lesser minds viewed a terror, they viewed an opportunity…After the war, French authorities had determined that at least 1,000 German war criminals should be arrested, and face capital charges. Some of the charges were for example the deliberate killing of a two-year old little girl, who was bathing, one of many assassination which was fully documented… Still, nothing happened: the Kaiser had taken refuge in the Netherlands, a country which, by being a conduit to US plutocrats, crucially helped extend the war of civilization against barbarity, by a 2 or 3 years.

The Kaiser was not surrendered to the Allies because he and many fellow war criminals, had taken refuge in the Netherlands.

The short of it: the Netherlands and the USA created enormous wealth for themselves by enabling the racist fascist plutocracy known as the Kaiser’s Second German Reich to fight World War One by evading the Franco-British blockade. US goods were shipped in gigantic quantities to Germany. Either directly or through the “neutral” Netherlands.

Exports of the USA to “Near Neutrals” surrounding Germany and Austria saw an increase of +20% in 1914, versus 1913, and doubled from 1913 to 1915, and again largely increased in 1916. These facts show that US goods were reaching the central fascist powers by way of “Near Neutrals”. This happened with the Netherlands, Norway, Denmark Sweden. Actually the collapse of the direct trade with Kaiserreich and Austria was more than compensated, in cash volume with US exports to the “Near Neutrals”. A more refined analysis show that the goods sent to Germany enabled that fascist racist empire to go on with its war of aggression against the democracies.

https://www.jstor.org/stable/207691?seq=7#metadata_info_tab_contents

In green, the collapse of trade of the USA with Germany, due to the maritime blockade imposed by the UK and France. The red line represents the rise of trade of the USA. I consulted older books and tables which showed the rise of the trade of the USA with the “Near Neutrals”. It’s roughly identical to (but less than) the graph the trade of the USA with France. Thus it more than compensated then the collapse of the direct trade with Germany. This red line thus represents contraband US help to the criminal regime in Germany.

(Make no mistake, US exports to the UK and France became gigantic, growing to six (6) times greater than US exports to Germany, pre-war (nearly the extent of exports to “Near Neutrals”); however UK and France two were democracies, and even were the two parents who gave birth to the USA; the point is that, without trade to Near Neutrals, fascist Germany would have been strangled much faster…)

Over the First World War, the number of millionaires in the Netherlands tripled. From war profiteering. While the USA became the world’s wealthiest empire.

The legalistic and uncivilized reasoning the USA used was to claim that “neutrality” implied keeping on trading as if nothing happened. Actually, something had happened in Germany, and it would be called “Nazism”, and rule, 19 years later.

France and Britain protested as much as they could to Washington, that US trade was keeping the bloody invading Reich alive… to no avail. Around three million Allied soldiers died fighting for civilization against the fascist invaders, while US plutocrats and their employees back home in the good old USA, made like the bandits they were. Bandits and racists. Remember: these were the USA where the Civil Rights of the same people most Germans tended to view as subhuman were systematically violated.

For the USA, WWI was just the beginning of using Germany as a bulldozer to clear the way to the New World Order

Nevertheless the Franco-British Navy was by far the largest and most powerful in the world: Germany and Austria-Hungary were progressively squeezed (after a while, the Royal Navy would stop US ships going to the Netherlands, and buy their entire cargo…) Trade of the USA with England and France more than tripled between 1914 and 1916, while trade with Germany was cut by over ninety percent.

For most of the war the United States remained formally neutral. When it eventually intervened significantly, engaging two divisions in July 1918 (which were obliterated quickly), the costs it had to bear were tiny when measured against its huge resources and the colossal profits it derived from the war. America’s main competitors in the world free market, Britain, Germany and France, were busy slaughtering each other. opening world trade to the transatlantic colossus. Between 1914 and 1917, American industrial production increased 32 percent and US GDP increased by 20 percent. All this was encouraged by generous grants of the US government to businesses (aka plutocrats). Thus they got entangled. The Bank JP Morgan financed Britain, and then France… At interest, of course.

All this to say that the US plutocrats had interest to see the war last more than a few months (it certainly would have, if Germany had been unable to make explosives, from the blockade, as happened in 1918…)

With the blockade restricting cotton supplies (cotton made 37% of cordite, the non-shattering explosive in wide usage in WWI; using TNT would blow up a gun, whereas cordite gently pushed the shell…), Germany’s explosive-makers tried to develop methods for making nitrocellulose from rags and wood-pulp. Meanwhile, their nitroglycerine production was limited by lack of glycerine (a by-product of soap manufacture), until a process for making it from sugar by fermentation was up-scaled from the laboratory. (And where did the sugar come from? Yes, the US…)

In yellowish beige the “Near Neutrals”. US trade feeding the fascist german war machine went through the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Sweden… pretty wealthy countries they became…***

When the blockade became effective, Germany collapsed:

Britain became ever more effective at enforcing the blockade without infuriating US plutocracy (The Royal Navy would stop ships, and then buy the cargos of contraband). That led the Germans to sink ever more ships, including those of “neutrals”… The excuse the USA needed to switch sides (Italy switched sides in 1915…)

In the end, in 1918, the US had changed sides, and the Franco-British blockade of Germany became very effective. Thus German explosive production collapsed to 5% of the French explosive production, which enabled the French to crush the last German offensives like bugs… The French had access to cotton, fat, etc… Let alone food, which Germany was running out of.

Germany was so much out of fat, from the blockade, Kadaververwertungsanstalt (literally “Carcass-Utilization Factory“), also sometimes called the “German Corpse-Rendering Works” or “Tallow Factory” became a delicious piece of propaganda. It was supposed to be a special installation operated by the Germans in which, because fats were so scarce in Germany due to the Franco-British naval blockade, German battlefield corpses were rendered down for fat, which was then used to manufacture nitroglycerine, candles, lubricants, etc. Well, a variant of this kind of “rendering” of human flesh would happen for real, two decades later, in the bowels of Nazi Germany.

Magnificent madman, butcher of Europe. Official painting by Max Koner of the crazed grandson of queen Victoria, Kaiser Wilhelm II. The USA knew, because of the Venezuelan attempt by the Kaiser to invade it, that the Kaiser was nuts. However, the US Deep State decided to use it as a way to weaken France and Britain, and all of Europe. Whether the plot was conscious or not is philosophically fascinating.

The Nazi view of what caused World War One: German aggression had nothing to do with it:

To claim that a cascade of alliances forced a scared Germany into war, the traditional story, is an horrendously inaccurate pro-fascist disinformation: it is actually Nazi propaganda. Germany had not been attacked in July 1914. Germany was not threatened. France did not do anything. France was invaded, without even a war declaration.

Germany mobilized in full, at maximum speed, in the last week of July 1914… and then attacked. France was attacking so little, that there was NO French government in Paris (all ministers, PM, President were in vacation). The French under-secretary of Agriculture, the only official left in the vacationing French capital, ordered general mobilization. French general mobilization started the same day when the Germans attacked and penetrated French territory more than 10 kilometers (2 August 1914). Funny that what would become Nazism is still defended 105 years later by ignorami who don’t know any better…

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Decapitating German war criminals in 1919 would have decapitated Nazism, and installed a favorable critical spirit among German leaders::

Had the bigoted, racist fascist German invaders, aggressors and criminals against humanity, the Kaiser and his cohorts, who had planned war december 11 1912 been tried and executed, the top 1,000 of them… Nazism would NOT have happened: it would have been deprived of too many crucial leaders.

Here is an example, typical among many: war criminal general Ludendorff, the butcher of Liege in 1914. He should have been hanged in 1919, just for that. Instead, Ludendorff, who had been chief of the German army, de facto, in 1917-1918, was member of the Nazi Party before Hitler, and played a crucial role in said party: during the 1923 attempted coup, when the troops fired into the Nazis, they all fled, except those dying, but Ludendorff kept marching, alone, towards the soldiers: he used to command that army…

The absence of punishment for the German war crimes of World War One taught the Nazis they could get away with war of aggression and crimes against humanity..

Considering the collapse of the German ammunition making capability, once the US lifeline to fascist Germany was cut off, it is clear that Germany would have had to capitulate within a year or so of its aggression on August 1, 1914, if the USA had not broken the Franco-British blockade. (August 1 is the day the Kaiser and his goons declared war to Russia; they invaded France within 24 hours, and declared war to France a day after, on August 3).

So why was the nefarious role that the Netherlands and the USA played in World War One buried? Because, ladies and gentlemen, you are well immersed in the New World Order the heavy maneuvering of the USA started in 1914 contributed so much to. So you better love it, and not suspect it, otherwise you would be bad Americans!

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Why was the USA so nice and tender with the German war criminals of World War One?

The Versailles conference was convened first of all to build a mechanism to make Germany cease and desist from its racist, aggressive and invasive ways, blatant already in eighteenth century Prussia (which had united Germany). However, it completely failed that way: by 1932, 13 years later, the Nazis would kill more than 10,000 of their opponents. The year after that, the elite of 1919 Germany had put the Nazis in power. Hidden behind screens, smoke and mirrors, the enormous influence of US plutocrats was in the driving seat all along (notoriously racist and anti-Jewish US plutocrat Henry Ford was apparently the main financier of the Nazi Party, in 1923, or even earlier…)

A number of elements:

  1. Germany was racist and exterminationist (see what it did in Namibia). The USA was racist, and had been exterminationist: a meeting of the minds. Actually, President Wilson and his right hand man, Colonel House, were notorious racists, and the latter proposed a racist world alliance to the Kaiser, June 1, 1914 (in the name of the former). According to me, that played a larger role than the Sarajevo assassination in deciding the Kaiser and his goons to launch a world war.
  2. Launching Germany at the US parents, France and Britain, was sure to destroy Europe, and would enable the US to come to the rescue of victory, as happened. At any point, the USA had the power to pull the plug on Germany, as it did in Spring 1917, by letting the Franco-British blockade be.
  3. The Netherlands and its vicious queen (instrumental in refusing to surrender the Kaiser) could play heroes of victimology in WWII, 20 years later, when invaded by basically the same Germans, now officially racist and fascist. That enabled them to sweep under the rug their dirty role in WWI… And the fact they contributed to the French defeat of 1940…
  4. In 1919, the USA’s deepest influencers, most of the US plutocrats, didn’t want Germany to become civilized; it still had to make to them the gift of Nazism… So it was important not to condemn the men who would make Nazism possible: most of these men were already in leadership positions in 1918. They kept those positions. For example, the chief of the general staff in 1918, Marshall Von Hindenburg, became president, and made Hitler Chancellor in January 1933.
  5. US maneuvers in WWI and WWII, when racist, fascist Germany was used as an attack dog to destroy the world’s old, European, order. ensured that the USA would control the world in 1945. That world control is enshrined, built-in, world institutions (IMF, World bank, UN. etc.). China has now to learn to live with them… or risk a world war…

To predict the future it is necessary to know the past, as the past put in place mental, if not institutional structures which rule present dynamics. One such psychological structure from the past steering the future, is to carefully not understand what really happened, to please our masters, or our guilty consciousness, or our laziness, and to not make the effort to find out what Machiavellian plots were really at works, moved by which actors….

(An example is when many democratic voters, propelled by plutocratic media, got enthusiastic about Hillary Clinton for president, when the Clintons amply demonstrated that they were infeodated to financial plutocracy, the big banks. Democratic voters and others worldwide, ignored that drastic fact, denied it existed or had meaning, and kept on supporting the Clintons with the blindness of fanatics.)

The descendants of such actors, physical or moral, are among us, and they are actually leading the show. They have no interest in us understanding what really happened, because it informs the world we can see disintegrating around us.

To say it very clearly: today’s plutocratic order was forged in the dynamics of World War One, and its aftermath. The USA’s Deep State psychology, all too much the psychology of its plutocracy, has, mostly ruled, or majorly influenced, ever since.  

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The preceding also informs the question that history, not just psychology, always should ask: what is subconscious? Did the USA consciously plotted to use Germany as a battery ram? History provides a partial, yet unambiguous anwer: some US participants, say Wilson, the president, and Colonel House, his right hand man, deliberately plotted to present to the Kaiser the greenlight for Germany to destroy France. Moreover, when they could have quickly weakened Germany by letting the Franco-British blockade be as effective as it could be, right away, they didn’t. So, they, too, were culprit of being traitors to civilization. And they too, should have been punished. (In the case of Wilson, his name should be struck of all institutions…)  

Peace, like violence, and for the same reason, going the other way, is paradoxical, self-contradictory.

The Vatican just defrocked a US cardinal. Not only the cardinal was stripped of his cardinality a few months ago, but now he is not even a priest anymore. I think he should be excommunicated, too. For crimes against children.

If we, civilization, want to survive, we have to become perfect. Socrates said an unexamined life was not worth living. I say: an unexamined subconscious is not worth having, if survival is the primary objective.

And it starts with examining history; that’s the easiest. Psychohistory, as it examines the past, is arguably less charged with guilt against living individuals… Yet, it addresses what their minds are made of, so considerable resistance to inquiry is often present… 

Patrice Ayme

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Note 1: To persuade the world of the innocence of Germany, his top generals suggested to the Kaiser, to go isolate himself in a distant vacation locale… While they launched the World War. Surely he was not launching a World War from there? In truth, they were afraid that the Kaiser, faced by the enormity of what they were doing, trying to destroy France before the high seas blockade by the Royal Navy strangled Germany, would change his mind at the last moment, and call off the war. Just like with WWII, the German attitude was infused with nihilism, risking the lives of dozens of millions, and germany itself, for really dubious reasons…  However, from the plutocratic point of view, they had little to lose…

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Note 2: The usual “Marxist” and “Neoliberal” analysis of World War One are much closer to each other than to my own analysis, which should be termed “Democratic”. Both “Marxist” and “Neoliberals” historians pretty much attribute WWI to an accident between great imperialist powers: Europe was a powder keg ready to explode. However, in Europe, only fascist Germany and the French Republic had enormous forces which could be deployed in a few days. And, but for few Belgian forces quickly swept away, World War One was, for a few weeks exclusively a massive assault of nearly the entire army of fascist Germany against a surprised French Republic.

Thus, contrarily to the official fake version of history, the evidence instead is that the fascist racist plutocracy ruling Germany decided to risk everything, by physically destroying France, as it viewed itself ultimately condemned by the rise of democratic France and increasingly democratizing Russia, while unable to catch up with the Royal Navy of the democratic UK (which had the resources of the British empire).

So, for me, the difference is the democratic index (that can be calculated, I will have to explain some day). The German attack on the world was decided by 6 men (2 of whom, the navy men, being reluctant) . To compare, Earl Grey went to the UK Parliament… So basically 600 men, for very good reason, gave the UK foreign minister the green light to declare war to the attacking Kaiserreich. One could say the UK was at least 100 times more democratic than Germany (600/6 = 100…)… all the more as the MPs got elected….

Plutocracy Caused The European Crisis, & Why Fascism Comes In, As A Double edged Sword. How to remedy…

February 17, 2019

Plutocracy is the rule, not just of money, but of evil (that’s the full sense of “Pluto”, successor of Hades and ancestor of Satan). Plutocracy is amplification of the human Dark Side by Civilization itself. In particular plutocracy shows up in evil corporations which employ politicians. This is not new: (elected) king Francois I of France and his rival Charles Quint (born a few miles away) were, de facto, owned by their respective banks, many around Florence for the former, and mostly in Germany, for the latter. Charles Quint got elected “Roman” emperor, because he spent even more bankers’ money than Francois.

Plutocracy turns into an oligarchy so extreme, it uses evil to keep on ruling. Oligarchy, the rule of a few, is intrinsically fascist and inhuman, because only a few rule… Whereas human genetics has evolved to be ruled by none except love of all and the reason of many… but for the exception of actual combat.

This brings us to the fascist instinct (also something honed by evolution to enable otherwise weak primates to survive). Fascism is not just a tool for plutocrats to go on with their power and terror. Fascism is an old instinct which dominates human behavior when, submitted to a threat of extinction, primates group up, and follow the leader, in all ways, because, so doing, they act as one, and are more coordinated, thus stronger in combat, as they act as one superorganism.

The fasces (“bundle”) symbolised the imperium power of the Roman magistrates (later the emperor) to inflict corporal punishment (beating with the rods) or even death (beheading by the axe), although no Roman magistrate could summarily execute a Roman citizen after passage of the laws of the twelve tables (but Roman “imperators”, top generals, could, on their soldiers). To be executed in Roman “old style” meant being beaten with rods while tied to a x-shaped cross, or the head stuck in a fork, and then beheaded (or self-strangled). This was the punishment that the Senate ordered for the emperor Nero, which prompted him to commit suicide.
The fasces appears to have originated from the Etruscans, as evidenced by surviving artifacts showing a thin bundle of rods surrounding a two-headed axe that may have been influenced by the labrys, the Minoan double-headed axe (the tradition may then have passed to the Franks, as the “Francisque” was a double headed axe). Under the Roman Republic, the fasces developed into a thicker bundle of birch rods, sometimes surrounding a single-headed axe and tied together with a red leather ribbon into a cylinder. The fasces suggests strength through unity, since a single rod is easily broken, while the bundle is very difficult to break.
The lictors were special officials and bodyguards who carried the fasces and preceded the magistrates or emperor. The highest magistrate, the dictator, was entitled to twenty-four lictors and fasces, a consul to twelve, a proconsul eleven, a praetor six (two within the pomerium), a propraetor five, and the curule aediles two. During a triumph (victory parade) the fasces was decorated with a laurel wreath. The “fasces” is the origin of our modern word “fascism” to denote totalitarian power. But it is used by many Republican organisations and governments merely as a symbolic continuation of Roman style authority, law and order, of We The People above the universe.

Hence the rise of fascism among those who fight plutocracy. It’s a defensive behavior by We The People. Thus fascism is used in contradictory ways. But that’s not surprising: to fight those with swords, one can’t use flowers, one has to use swords. Nazis didn’t get persuaded by logic. 5.5 millions obdurate German soldiers defending Nazism had to be killed, and even more than that had to be injured or imprisoned, for Nazism to stop. All too often, only violence can stop violence. 

We saw this sort of complexity arise in the 1930s: Italian, German and Spanish fascists were financed, enabled, and manipulated by plutocrats (most of them from the USA)… However, the fascist leaders were riding an… anti-plutocratic wave! (Hitler and company claimed to be fighting “plutocrats”, as they themselves said… while being financed and even armed, by… the same plutocrats they were stridently excoriating in their public discourses!)

We have a similar situation now. Bankers, the financial sector, are more powerful than ever (due to a deliberate mismanagement, by bought-off politicians, of “Quantitative Easing” and “TARP” by US and EU governments). Plutocrats manipulate media, the British media, the least trusted among 33 countries polled, in particular (British media is owned by plutocrats who fear european legislation taxing and regulating them… worldwide, so their plan was to weaken Europe fatally…)

Listening to the psychology of Brexit politicians is reminiscent of the attitude the Nazis used to have: absolute certainty on the superiority of their bigotry: that certainty is hypocritical, superstitious, small-minded, colossally stupid, offensive to neighbors, etc.
Like the Nazis, they are paid to exhibit those traits.

The situation is thus very complex, and cannot be acted upon without prior correct analysis. This is true in Europe, and in the USA. Just complaining about “old political” parties, as plutocrat Soros does, is besides the points.

In particular, Brexit was a manipulation. Corbyn the head of Labor, himself, 45 years ago, was the sole anti-European Labor politician, at the time. So Corbyn is probably even more anti-Europe than May herself (also Corbyn is married to a banker, a rather paradoxical feature, below all his Marxist-like rhetoric)….

The way out is much more referendums: now thoroughly motivated, We the People will start analyzing the situation more thoroughly. The best place to start is to re-run the brexit referendum, this time making it “legislating” (last time it was consultative). Plutocrats don’t want this third referendum on Europe in the UK, because they know that We The People will vote to stay in the European Union.

Patrice Ayme

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This was in answer to George Soros
Europe, Please Wake Up

Feb 11, 2019 GEORGE SOROS
The first step to defending Europe from its enemies, both internal and external, is to recognize the magnitude of the threat they present. The second is to awaken the sleeping pro-European majority and mobilize it to defend the values on which the EU was founded.

MUNICH – Europe is sleepwalking into oblivion, and the people of Europe need to wake up before it is too late. If they don’t, the European Union will go the way of the Soviet Union in 1991. Neither our leaders nor ordinary citizens seem to understand that we are experiencing a revolutionary moment, that the range of possibilities is very broad, and that the eventual outcome is thus highly uncertain.

 

Oumuamua (1I) and Vega

February 11, 2019

Last year saw the first out of Solar System object zoom by. Some said it was obviously an extraterrestrial starship considering its shape and speed and origin:
https://patriceayme.wordpress.com/2017/11/22/science-and-philosophy-two-aspects-of-the-same-thing-why-they-are-separated/
The subject of planets around other stars is as philosophical as philosophical can be: Giordano Bruno was tortured for 7 years, and burned alive, after mutilations, just for claiming there were other star systems, with planets… (that offended the Jesus myth… Did each inhabited planet come with its own little green Jesus?)

We need hope, a wider perspective: the cosmos provides them, even if we don’t get there, we can dream of it… Dreaming leads. Good dreams do best…. And displace nightmares… Loving the cosmos displaces hating neighbors
Planetary formation is a subject in formation… and crucial, for giving us humans cosmic hope and purpose, an arrow for civilization…. Seems to me Dr. Ian Miller is saying that HABITABILITY, usually interpreted as the zone in a Solar System where liquid water can be found on the surface, also influences planetary formation crucially. I like it, a lot.

My own original idea on life creating planets is that they need to be in the radioactive belt… Habitability is a different notion:

https://patriceayme.wordpress.com/2016/02/22/is-this-why-we-are-alone/

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Oumuamua is a small asteroidal object somewhere between 100 – 1000 meters long and is considerably longer than it is broad. Basically, it looks like a slab of rock, and is currently passing through the solar system on its way to wherever. It is our first observation of an interstellar object hence the bracketed formal name: 1 for first, I for interstellar. How do we know it came from interstellar space? Its orbit has been mapped, and its eccentricity determined. The eccentricity of a circular orbit is zero; an eccentricity greater than zero but less than one means the object is in an elliptical orbit, and the larger the eccentricity, the bigger the difference between closest and furthest approach to the sun. Oumuamua was found to have an eccentricity of 1.1995, which means, being greater than 1, it is on a hyperbolic orbit. It started somewhere where the sun’s gravity…

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Of Those Pseudo Democrats Hiding Their Plutocracy Behind B Series Actor

February 5, 2019

After chastising some fakery claiming to be advanced philosophy for not being advanced at all, but a form of cretinism, lets’ go back to basics: One thing that was definitely wrong with lots of “democrats” was their professed admiration for Reagan (Obama was of that persuasion).

Bill Gorrell:“The regime elected in 1980 was the Reagan/O’Neill administration. O’Neil and the Dems voted for all the stuff Reagan gets slammed over. We’d be in a lot better shape now if O’Neil, the Dems and the unions would have stood up to Reagan. UPDATE: I have thought that Reagan’s popularity terrified the Dems and unions. I know think that Reagan gave them cover to continue the deregulation that began with Carter and it allowed union leaders to start cooperating with management with “team” unionism.”

Inequality USA: during most of its rise, democrats were in control…

Patrice Ayme to Bill: Absolutely what I have been saying for more than a decade. I discovered this when my (personal) friend Obama became president. The change was amazing: the big boys were in charge. It was as if Obama had just been hired by an incredibly powerful corporation hidden from the sight of the public. My closest family members immediately lied to me in an extravagant way: they had been told my influence on Obama was “unpredictable”… If there is an individual one want to be able to predict, it’s the president, when one is a donor. There is no way out of this, but for the institution of DIRECT DEMOCRACY running in parallel. Direct democracy means the We The People vote LAWS directly. Congress would then be charged with refining the laws in question. That system already exists in Switzerland. It is increasingly used, and it’s a great success. It explains why Switzerland is so wealthy while at the same time, much egalitarian legislation has been passed recently (with more to come).

Chris Tafoya to Patrice Ayme:

Your friend was a disappointment. Actually. Sorry for your loss.

Patrice Ayme Yes, a huge disappointment. Made me completely depressed, for years. Especially as it doubled with family betrayal (they loved to go the White House)

Chris Tafoya to Patrice Ayme:”No. Pity him.

PA: I grew up in Africa. I saw crocs eat. I don’t pity them. Nor do they expect pity.

In the Qur’an, one of the main targets are hypocrites:

Surah At-Tawbah – Verse 68

  1. 68. “Allah has promised the hypocrite men and the hypocrite women and the infidels, the Fire of Hell, to abide in it forever. That is enough for them, Allah has cursed them, and for them is a lasting chastisement.”

Hey, once in a while, I even agree with the Qur’an, and verily, that’s no hypocrisy.

Patrice Ayme

 

Nazi Heidegger: Faith In Wishes; Morality, Reason Be Damned

February 5, 2019

“Philosopher” HEIDEGGER, OR WHEN KILLING MILLIONS OF BABIES WAS “INNER TRUTH AND GREATNESS” OF “UNRESTRICTED APPLICATION OF THE RACE PRINCIPLE” [“invented by the Jews“]

Many of the various ills which affect the West are caused by the way leaders, the elite, learned to think while in universities. The rationally poisonous Heidegger, a Nazi, is a regular fixture in philosophy departments around the world. Many “humanists” view him as the greatest philosopher. Yeah, he is, the greatest NAZI philosopher. He has even infected the Anglo-Saxon world (which saw him for the Nazi he was half a century ago). Why? Because anything, anybody, attacking reason, is most precious to plutocracy.

However, since the Great Recession, ten years ago, STEM majors have pulled ahead of humanities majors. It makes sense: after all the humanities have been enable to stem the organization of society as a plutocracy… precisely because of having been rotten at the head by the likes of Heidegger and its related descendant “French Theory“, black holes of thought.

This is the companion essay to:

(Naive readers will get outraged and claim I understood nothing, and scream with Gallic enthusiasm that Heidegger and French Theory are critical of the Neoliberal order (=plutocracy). Yes, they are, superficially, just like a vaccine is apparently critical of the body, but then protects against alien agents. Heidegger and French Theory are vaccines against what is for them an alien agent, reason… As the French Latour now admits…)

Many go around, howling against Trump, an hirsute bankers’ toy, with some basic common sense on some most significant points, such as deindustrialization, and brain drain by Xi, and then, satisfied with their great “liberalism”, they go back to their altar, revering Heidegger. They turn to “Being and Time“, and haughtily pretend, as if they knew how to read, that they find nothing therein about races and racial competition, thus ain’t Nazi. Those pseudo-intellectuals don’t understand Nazism was much more than that. Nazism was, most basically, a will to fight to death (to select the strong, eliminate degenerates, Nazis sang), underlaid by a method to apprehend the world mentally: Nazis preached irrationality, and will as the best interface. Faith dominated reason, in the Nazi approach to the world. As with Heidegger, our awareness of beings depended on our feeling of dread in the face of nothingness (and an obsession with race filled that void). Thus Heidegger made nihilism primary.

Is it possible to be very clever and, at the same time, very idiotic? Is it possible to be very irrational, and very rational? Yes. Hitler is case in point. Hence a morale, and a warning: one shouldn’t judge individuals globally, inasmuch as their ideas, emotions, moods, and tropisms…

In his December 1949 Bremen lecture, “Das Ge-Stell” (the second lecture of a four-part series), Heidegger said that:

…”farming is now a motorized food industry, in essence the same as the fabrication of corpses in gas chambers and extermination camps, the same as the blockade and starving of the peasantry, the same as the fabrication of the hydrogen bomb.

Heidegger was unable to make moral distinctions. More than ten million died in gas chambers. Heidegger compares this to the food industry. He specifically writes that “they were in essence the same” (im Wesen das Selbe)… (The passage was excised in later editions of the book, after 1953…)

“Racial breeding” stems from machination, claimed Heidegger, observing Jews live according to the “race-principle,” and “this is why they resist its [i.e. the race principle’s] unrestricted application.For Martin Heidegger, philosopher to vicious idiots, assassinating six millions Jews, and double that of all sorts of “inferior races”, including at least four million children, is “unrestricted application of the race principle”.  Who admires that pig, that mass murderer? Other mass murdering pigs? In Heidegger’s imagination, the Jews invented the logic of machination that brought about their annihilation. The great philosopher of the idiots blames the assassinated babies for “resisting”.

The “race principle” among Nazis, was to a great extent a pretext to launch the struggle for existence: war. Hitler talked in terms identical to Heidegger on that subject. Hitler viewed Chinese, Japanese and Arabs as superior races. In some ways, Hitler was less racist than standard US racism (a statement to make one shiver a long time…)

Contemporary Heidegger scholars keep on claiming, in their unfathomable ignorance, and greed, that the Nazi (member of the Nazi Party) Heidegger never said anything Nazi. That’s beyond “FakeNews”, it’s outright lying. They lie, because Heidegger, that is, Nazism, is their own business model: that is why they have a career.

Besides being the Nazi in chief of his university, tormenting all Jews, and other enemies of Nazism, Heidegger wrote in 1935, in one of his major books:

“What is peddled about nowadays as philosophy, especially that of National Socialism, but has nothing to do with the inner truth and greatness of that movement is nothing but fishing in that troubled sea of values and totalities.”

  • Introduction to Metaphysics (1953) — a publication of lectures of 1935.

Inner truth and greatness? Precisely the “irrationality” that is the spine of Heidegger’s “Being and Time”.The irrationality stems from Heidegger’s a twisted, extreme, and obsessive rejection of a very old meta-evidence, called “representationalism

Representationalism” observes that the world we see in conscious experience is not the real world itself, but goes through internal representation… something confirmed by neuro sciences. Thus, we know and sense only our emotions, ideas or interpretations of objects in the world, because a barrier (or veil of perception) between the mind and the existing world prevents first-hand knowledge of anything.

That is, of course, an idea so simple, Homo Erectus already operated according to it, to be able to establish Homo erectus science, which included a crucial mastery of fire. Homo Erectus knew that he had to be defiant of direct sense perception, but not so with Heidegger or Homo Nazicus.

Thus Heidegger denied the idea that the most important thing about us humans is that we have minds and that our minds make pictures of the world. For Heidegger, that would put the mind outside of the world, looking over at it. Instead, as many a top Nazi, Heidegger was busy engaging his mind fully in extramarital affairs with prominent Jewish intellectuals: for example Elisabeth Blochmann and Hannah Arendt. (It was not just the Nazis who were sick in Germany; the Jews too, as Hannah Arendt herself pointed out, in involuntary contrition…)

Indeed, the truth is, added the idiotic Heidegger and his fellow Nazis, that we live immersed in the world and cannot get outside of it, not even in thought, and not even in science. Thus, the Nazis insisted, our mind is the world, and by sheer force of will, will we change it… just as we can change our mind That’s why the Nazis refused to surrender to the Allies in a timely manner, and, more generally, refused to surrender to evidence the eyes could see. Instead, they trusted the most basic neurological substrate, emotion itself.

So why is it that so many philosophy departments teach Heidegger, that is, the deepest essence of Nazism? Precisely because of this deepest essence is an attack against the most basic human rationality. That makes them “donors” (Plutos) friendly.

“It is more difficult to undermine faith than knowledge, love succumbs to change less than to respect, hatred is more durable than aversion, and at all times the driving force of the most important changes in this world has been found less in a scientific knowledge animating the masses, but rather in a fanaticism dominating them and in a hysteria which drove them forward.”

Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf

To better understand what Hitler means here, one has to realize that he uses, implicitly, science in the most correct, that is, the most general sense of the term: what is known (roughly for sure).

Instead, of being about what was known, Nazism was all about faith, as faith was stronger than knowledge. It was all about how Heidegger wanted the world: not the mind examining the world, setting little stages to examine, but the mind romping around, exerting extremely hurtful antijudaism on colleagues, while doing, at the same time, his best to sleep with Jews (lame child killer Goebbels was just the same). That sort of behavior was fully exhibited by the worst Nazis (Eichman paid a female Jewish student for “private lessons”… while he massacred millions of Jews… and tried to save a Jewish friend of his…)

The Nazi approach to thinking, all about being dominated by feelings, rejecting logic, is pretty much alive and well. This is exactly why we got Trump, while, arguably, Obama was even worse. This is exactly why so many educational standards have gone down in the West… while East and South Asia, having learned its lesson in recent centuries, is making an enormous effort in science.

The Chinese Research and Development budget was around $279 billion in 2017. A year-on-year increase of 14 percent and a rise of 70.9 percent from 2012. It’s now 2.1% of Chinese GDP (2.8% in the USA, 2.9% in Germany, 3.3% in Japan)

Meanwhile, India announced in 2019 a national effort towards the hardware for Quantum Computing. Major European countries have been slow in following (with promised financing not even 10% of what the Chinese Alibaba, a private company, promises…)

This worldwide competition for scientific inquiry is, of course, healthy. It’s a worldwide competition for rationalization. It forces our plutocracies to pay a modicum of respect to thinking. In a sense, the entire world is getting divided in states competing with each other with understanding, just as happened with Greece in its greatest age

So dumping Heidegger and his Nazism is not just just a question of not confusing imbecility and intelligence. It’s also a question of national security for the West.    

Patrice Ayme

Why So Much Love And Admiration For Heidegger? Because He Was What Nazism Came From

February 2, 2019

NAZIS DIDN’T KNOW HOW TO THINK; THEREIN THEIR CHARM:

Nazism was not just being so racist and full of hatred and great vengeance, that one had to go mass murder people. Nazism was also about being stupid: it was pretty obvious the Nazis sang of victory (“Sieg Heil!”) but all they tried to do was to lose a world war. Death, their own, is what they were looking for. Around 8.5 million Germans (at least) died in World War Two. (German government estimate of 2005, boosted by best 5.3 million soldiers killed estimate).

The Nazis won the Battle of France of May 1940 because of extreme, surreal luck; after that, they ran out of otherworldly luck. It couldn’t be otherwise: the probability of winning WW2 was very low, the probable consequences, catastrophic. As happened. So the Nazis were complete idiots, immensely mentally weak. At the same time, therein, in this blatant stupidity, their main seduction: they confused wishful thinking and thinking, by using idiotic concept (like the “Dasein”: the famous “there-be”).

Nazi thinking, like Heideggerian there-be, “Dasein” thinking is self referential. Thus Hitler vomited the Jews, whom had spoiled his Dasein, but how did he know he was not a Jew by his own definition, and how did other Nazis knew he was not a Jew who became head of the German hating Jew just to destroy the Jews? Hitler’s family background had been destroyed… by the Nazi regime.

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Just to Illustrate the Madness of Nazis: Were The Nazis Self-Destroying Jews? Some Came To Ponder That: 

Lest some believe I have become all too imaginative, reality beats fiction: the Nazis themselves spread the rumor that Nazism was a … Jewish conspiracy. The Nazi governor of Poland (overseeing Auschwitz), Hans Frank would call Hitler a (probable) Jew (after an enquiry Hitler would have secretly ordered, he said). (There are independent elements supporting this thesis: modern genetic analysis in no less than 39 of the late Fuhrer’s relative show that Hitler had North African and Jewish ancestors, the sort of people all too many Germans wanted to exterminate. Hitler’s regime killed 2/3 of European Jews, and many of them, having ancestors who became Jews by choice, were certainly more Aryan than most top Nazis, including African Jew Hitler!) 

LouisFerdinand Céline, an MD and famous writer, had an obsession with the Jews (expressed in such an exaggerated way that it looks, comical). So he was tight with the Nazis and got invited many times at the German embassy. At one of these dinners at the German embassy in early 1944, it was obvious the Nazis were finished. Céline spoke openly of the coming German defeat, and claimed that Hitler had been replaced by a Jew. It is hard to imagine the Nazis allowing Céline to insult their Third Reich so brazenly. But all what Nazi ambassador Abetz did was to ask the servants to leave the room.   

Heidegger (marked with a cross) went around the university he headed in SA uniform. In other pictures, he wears oak leaves, Nazi style… He threw the Jews” out of his university (they were not really “Jews, because secular… Whereas Heidegger was a real Catholic, for his first three decades at least…)

By the way, Heidegger, although married to his Catholic wife, herself a Jew hater and Nazi, had sexual intercourse with the 100% certified Prussian (secular) Jew Hannah Arendt for quite a while (and they stayed close, when all was said and done…) All very complicated murky thinking…

Thus, how did the Nazis think? Well, like Heidegger. How did Heidegger think? Like a Nazi. Both Nazism and Heidegger fascinated, and fascinate weaker minds, for the same exact reasons: muddle thinking is easier than clear thinking, and what’s easier is nicer to the weak minded.

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Heidegger and Nazism: Words Self Referencing The Will To Say Nothing Intelligent. Illustrated By Jewish Nazis and Nazi Jews:  

I confess that I am no specialist of Heidegger. I am a specialist of Nazism. Each time I read Heidegger, I am instantaneously bored by his second rate Nazism (I prefer the real thing).

In a famous passage Heidegger characterizes his mission in his most notorious work, “Sein und Zeit” (Time and Being, as if he had studied Relativity, he, the would-be seminarist!). Notice the muddle, self-referential thinking:

“‘Being’ is not something like a being… Being is what determines beings as beings, that in terms of which beings are already understood.”

Right. Now replace the word “Being” above by the word “Nazi”:

“‘Nazi’ is not something like a Nazi. Nazism is what determines Nazis as Nazis, that in terms of which Nazis are already understood.”

Sounds crazy? It is! And it was exactly what happened. Hitler decided that 35,000 Jews were actually “Honorary Aryans”… they were typically servants of the regime, thus Nazis.

See: Hitler’s Jewish Soldiers, the Untold Story of Nazi Racial Laws and Men of Jewish Descent in the German Military. Bryan Mark Rigg, U. of Kansas, 2002, Lawrence, KS.

There were actually more than 185,000 “Jews” (using the Nazi definition of “Jew”) in the Nazi war machine. Including highly decorated veterans and high-ranking officers, even generals, even in the SS (!), and admirals, even horrendous Nazi marshals (like the one who massacred Norway in 1940, or Luftwaffe Field Marshal Milch, etc…).

With Nazis or Heidegger, contradiction was no objection. Goebbels was hurt because a Jewess rejected him, Heidegger slept with Arendt (an anti-Nazi Jew).

Heidegger’s being a verbal diarrhea was nothing new, all Nazis thought, and felt, like that: a big diarrhea of words, dramatically empty metaphysics applied to the essence of the Dasein, anti-humanity, anti-progress, anti-technology (and of course anti-Judaic, anti-1789, anti-French). Coming from knowing all too well the Nazi side of history, I recognized immediately in Heidegger the monstrous anti-logical logic characteristic of Nazis, and their hatred of anything different from the original savagery they imagined themselves to have come from.

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Heidegger In His Own Words:

Heidegger, 1933: “the German people is now on the brink of rediscovering its own essence and making itself worthy of a great destiny.” Nazism went well beyond German borders: it had been called upon to realise his longed-for “destruction of modernity“and Jewish “rootlessness”, “distance from the soil” This preceded the Nazi state: on 2 October 1929 in a letter Heidegger opposes “growing Judaisation within German spiritual life

Heidegger viewed Weltjudentum (“world Judaism”) as one of the main drivers of western modernity, which he denounced. Heidegger claimed the Jews had launched World War Two… whereas the French Republic (seconded by Britain) declared war. The Nazis, who by 3 September 1939 then had already assassinated hundreds of thousands (if not millions, including Spain and Poland which they had attacked) are who truly launched WW2.

Read the Nazi Heidegger’s own bloody words, dripping with hatred and racial superiority: “World Judaism is ungraspable everywhere and doesn’t need to get involved in military action while continuing to unfurl its influence, whereas we are left to sacrifice the best blood of the best of our people”.

Heidegger writes that the Jews, with their “talent for calculation“, were so vehemently opposed to the Nazi’s racial theories because “they themselves have lived according to the race principle for longest“.

Whatever the “Jewish” race theories Jews were supposed to have, as alleged by Heidegger, they didn’t imply killing other races. Actually, in the Bible, God tortures King David (a Jew) for refusing to exterminate a people (which the God of catholics like Heidegger had ordered David to kill).

The concept of “world Judaism” was launched by the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, the notorious Czarist forgery purporting to reveal a Jewish plan for world domination. Adolf Hitler presented the conspiracy theory as fact in Mein Kampf, and Heidegger goose step behind his great Guide.

Heidegger drew philosopher Karl Jaspers’ attention to the “dangerous international association of Jewry“.

After Heidegger became “Fuhrer” of his university in 1933, he casted away the Jews, including WWI decorated veterans (that taught them to have fought for racial fascism of plutocratic nature!) Said the Nazi Heidegger:

The spiritual world of a people… is the power that most deeply preserves the people’s earth- and blood-bound strengths as the power that most deeply arouses and most profoundly shakes the people’s existence…. Blood and soil are certainly powerful and necessary, but they are not a sufficient condition for the Dasein of a people.” Yes, one needs to hurt people too, as Heidegger did at his university, depriving them of jobs, careers, livelihood, country…. Heidegger loved battling away, in the name of his race:

“University study must again become a risk, not a refuge for the cowardly. Whoever does not survive the battle, lies where he falls. The new courage must accustom itself to steadfastness, for the battle for the institutions where our leaders are educated will continue for a long time. It will be fought out of the strengths of the new Reich that Chancellor Hitler will bring to reality. A hard race with no thought of self must fight this battle, a race that lives from constant testing and that remains directed toward the goal to which it has committed itself. It is a battle to determine who shall be the teachers and leaders at the university.”

In context, it was a battle of extermination. Including extermination of the Jews that was printed black on white, in “Mein Kampf” (ten million sold!)… all educated Germans knew it well at the time.

Heidegger was fanatical about “the German” even as late as 1943, when it was clear “the German” was a mass murdering racist assassin, hated by the entire planet, as the Nazis had written they should be. Heidegger in his lecture on Heraclitus, 1943:   

The planet is in flames. The essence of man is out of joint. Only from the Germans, provided they discover and preserve “the German,” can world-historical consciousness come.”

Same year: “…all agreed that something decisive must be done… our situation is such that only dangerous decisions can change it”(Herr Doktor Goebbels’ Diaries, p327).

Heidegger “Black Notebooks” conflate his antijudaism with Anglo-Saxon culture, which he describes as Machenschaft (“machination” or “manipulative domination”).

Heidegger claimed that “world judaism”, Soviet communism and British parliamentarianism should be seen as part of dehumanizing, “most dangerous” western modernity, which has to be DESTROYED:

Heidegger: “The bourgeois-Christian form of English ‘bolshevism’ is the most dangerous. Without its destruction, the modern era will remain intact… What, other than engineering and metaphysically paving the way for socialism, other than commonplace thinking and tastelessness, has England contributed in terms of ‘culture’?”

Those who know little may like the last passage, and insinuate I have said the same. But, actually, Heidegger is parroting Nietzsche here… But, clearly Nietzsche was jokingly painting it blacker than it is, whereas Heidegger is dead serious… especially dead, and just a parrot. Most of Heidegger’s most intriguing thoughts are straight Nietzschean parroting… So he looks like a genius, but he is a genius of thievery. And the rest is standard Nazi thinking… Itself picked up from an impressive litany others (including French and British racists, and the poor sampled and mutated Nietzsche).  

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Wisdom Rests On The Right Moods:

Mills, as a good British merchant, evoked the “marketplace” of ideas (everything is for sale, a very “Neoliberal” idea). The world of the mind is a jungle actually, and the weak gets devoured. It extends to the alien & deeper neurobiology of sentiment, feeling, emotion, tropism… which are the true foundations of systems of thought. Thinking deep necessitates  to deconstruct the emotional logic below.

Leo Strauss about Heidegger :
Phenomenal intellect joined to a soul of kitsch… Luther, Hamann and Heidegger seem to be the most conspicuous examples of high class intelligence and low class of character which are probably more characteristic of Germany than any other country.

That’s of course too generous: Heidegger initially wanted to become a professional Catholic, he was a lower sort, not wise at all. Moreover, one can’t be truly intelligent, in the way of wisdom, when one as base as he was. Same for Luther, famous author of “On the Jews and their Lies” hated Jews (he wrote extensively on this. See: Luther, Hitler, Unelected)

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Why was Nietzsche Parrot The Nazi Heidegger, Admired… Whereas the Anti-Nazi Nietzsche viewed as a Nazi?

Paradoxically, while Heidegger the Nazi was lionized by, say, French intellectuals (most of them; not Camus, not Aron, not Cavailles) Nietzsche “was considered a black sheep in respectable circles“. Respectable circles made of idiots, as most of them were, then. Or is there more? Were they idiotic on purpose?

How come the one who hated nationalism, racism, German nationalism, and anti-Judaism, namely Nietzsche, was vilified, while the authentic Nazi, Heidegger, was lionized? Could it have been not an accident, but a system?

It was: Nietzsche was open minded, anti-system, and not an intellectual fascist. Most of the admirers of Heidegger, whether they knew it or not, embraced intellectual fascism, or what brings it along, the incapacity to think and feel clearly. While claiming great fuzzy conceptions of no validity and a penchant for malevolent conspiracy theories.

Example: the famous French pseudo-intellectual Jacques Lacan turned in the 1950s to Heidegger’s Dasein for his characterisation of the psychoanalyst as being-for-death: (être-pour-la-mort). How more Nazi than that could one be? Being for death! Death Dasein! Analysis of the mind as a form of death! (When I hear the word culture I pull out my Browning, as a famous Nazi minister said…)

A recent article equated Nietzsche, the anti-totalitarian thinker, with Heidegger, calling both “totalitarians”. Whereas Heidegger was just a racist thief: Nazi Heidegger invented no wisdom of his own, most of his ways being straight Nazism, or then borrowed from Nietzsche!

The same author professes its admiration for Heidegger… And the older legal author and law professor Carl Schmitt. That tends to be a natural opinion, it turns out. Both as respectable as Nazis can be. Indeed, how did Heidegger think? Like Schmitt, Nazism’s ultimate legal mind. Indeed  the article dares to flatter both Heidegger ”Like Carl Schmitt, another highly intelligent Nazi party member”. “Schmitt, Highly intelligent Nazi” is an oxymoron. Nazis were all total imbeciles. For what they did, they should all have hanged prophylactically. That would have saved dozens of millions.

The concept of humanity is an especially useful ideological instrument of imperialist expansion, and in its ethical-humanitarian form it is a specific vehicle of economic imperialism. … whoever invokes humanity wants to cheat. To confiscate the word humanity, to invoke and monopolize such a term probably has certain incalculable effects, such as denying the enemy the quality of being human and declaring him to be an outlaw of humanity; and a war can thereby be driven to the most extreme inhumanity.

Carl Schmitt

Heidegger’s work and admirers are pretty much all Schmittian, or, to put it in simpler fashion, Nazi. Those who admire Heidegger’s “different” thinking truly admire the essence of Nazism, malevolent cretinism, and they don’t even know it. Heidegger love is the essence of respectable Nazism. They can be Nazis, that is, full of hate, moronic generalities and simplification to the point of cretinism, and claim they are not! Hey, they are even philosophical! Heil Dasein! 

Oh yes, because I forgot; the sort of muddled thinking Heidegger produced was in evidence all around Germany. For example german nuclear physicists were affected by it: they claim, after the war, that they had prevented the Nazis to get the nuclear bomb. However, they had been secretly recorded in the mansion in which they lived in captivity. The recordings made clear that, just as with Heidegger, their true state of mind was just the sort of hateful nationalism Nietzsche condemned so much.

Nationalism, too, is a simplification: it was half of Nazism. Watch the tragicomedy known as Brexit, full of petty mindedness and self-destructive hatred, just like Nazism, for a contemporary example.  And, just as Nazism, it oozes with stupidity, all over.

Heidegger? Ethereal essence of Nazism for would-be intellectuals. Or when “Dasein” being smacks of nothingness, eternally fit for fascist minds with few real dimensions.

Patrice Ayme
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Now for that surrealistic dinner with Céline… Nazism was surrealist. Just as much as Céline made it to be. [English translation below…] This scene is happening among people who engineered, desired and plotted the death of 100 millions (and it would have been more if the French Republic had not tried to block Nazism as early as 1939…)

From: http://www.berthomeau.com/2017/11/le-diner-chez-otto-abetz-a-l-ambassade-d-allemagne-a-paris-de-celine-gen-paul-drieu-la-rochelle-benoist-mechin-les-omissions-des-gro

Céline soudain explose : Assez ! dit-il, assez ! En frappant la table de ses deux mains au point de faire vibrer les verres. J’en ai assez d’écouter vos conneries ! Vous n’y êtes pas du tout… Vous croyez faire les malins, vous vous triturez les méninges autour d’une table bien servie, tandis que le monde s’écroule… Ma parole, vous avez une taie nacrée sur les yeux, du plomb dans les oreilles. Si vous construisez quarante mille avions, les Américains en construiront deux cent mille. Si vous construisez cent mille chars, ils en construiront un million. A vos armes secrètes, ils opposeront des armes plus secrètes et plus meurtrières encore. Vous n’y pouvez rien : ils sont la masse et la fonction de la masse est de tout écraser. Pendant ce temps, sournoisement, vous nous cachez l’essentiel. Pourquoi ne nous dites-vous pas qu’Hitler est mort ?

  • Hitler est mort ? s’exclame Abetz en écarquillant les yeux.
  • Vous le savez aussi bien que nous ! Seulement, vous ne pouvez pas le dire. Mais on n’a pas besoin d’être ambassadeur pour le savoir : ça crève les yeux ! Les juifs l’ont remplacé par un des leurs !

[…] Abetz, Drieu et moi en avons le souffle coupé. Nous connaissions l’audace de Céline. Mais nous ne pensions jamais qu’il pût la pousser aussi loin. Maintenant qu’il est lancé, où s’arrêtera-t-il ? Dire que l’ambassadeur nous avait invités à passer avec lui un agréable moment de détente !

  • Je vous dis que c’est plus le même homme, poursuit Céline. On l’a changé du tout au tout. On a mis un autre à sa place. Regardez-le ! Chacun de ses gestes, chacune de ses décisions sont faits pour assurer le triomphe des Juifs. Alors, faut être logique ! Les Juifs ont réussi un coup fumant, la plus grande mystification de l’Histoire ! Ils ont fait disparaître Hitler dans une trappe et l’ont remplacé par un type à eux. Remarquez qu’il se montre de moins en moins en public. C’est pour qu’on ne s’aperçoive pas de la différence. C’est idiot, d’ailleurs. Personne n’est plus facile à imiter. Mon ami Gen Paul, ici présent, l’imite à merveille. N’est-ce pas, Gégène, que tu l’imites bien ? Il est marrant quand il fait ça ! Il lui suffit d’une pincée de scaferlati [tabac] qu’il se colle sous les narines, pour remplacer la moustache. Allons, mon bon Gégène, te fais pas prier ! Ici on est entre copains. Montre-nous comme tu sais bien faire ton petit Hitler…

Gégène hésite un peu. Mais il finit par s’exécuter. Il sort une blague à tabac de sa poche, en tire une pincée de scaferlati, la malaxe entre trois doigts et la place sous son nez. Puis, d’un geste brusque, il se rabat une mèche de cheveux en travers du front, prend une pose napoléonienne (une main dans le dos, l’autre dans l’entrebâillement de son gilet), roule des yeux furibonds et dit d’une voix gutturale :

– Raou, raou, raou, raous !

Il ressemble étonnamment à Hitler. Aussi à Charlot, à Groucho Marx et à Félix le Chat. Abetz ne sait plus quoi faire. Mais il est pris, comme nous tous, d’une irrésistible envie de rire. […] Abetz est sur des charbons ardents. Son chauffeur est entré dans la pièce.

– Vous allez reconduire M. Céline chez lui, 4, rue Girardon, lui dit l’ambassadeur. Mais roulez très doucement, car il est souffrant. Vous repasserez chez lui demain pour lui apporter quelques fruits et prendre de ses nouvelles… »

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Céline suddenly explodes: Enough! he says, enough! Hitting the table with both hands to the point of vibrating the glasses. I’m tired of listening to your bullshit! You’re not there at all … You think you’re clever, you knead your brains around a well-served table, while the world collapses … You have a pearly pillowcase on the eyes, lead in the ears. If you build forty thousand planes, the Americans will build two hundred thousand. If you build a hundred thousand tanks, they will build one million. To your secret weapons, they will oppose more secret and more deadly weapons. You can do nothing: they are the mass and the function of the mass is to crush everything. Meanwhile, sneakily, you are hiding what is essential. Why do not you tell us that Hitler is dead?

Hitler is dead? exclaims [Nazi ambassador] Abetz, widening his eyes.

You know it as well as we do! Only you can not say it. But you do not need to be an ambassador to know it: it’s obvious! The Jews have replaced him with one of theirs!

[…] Abetz, Drieu and I are breathless. We knew the audacity of Celine. But we never thought he could push it so far. Now that he is launched, where will it stop? To think that the ambassador invited us to spend with him a pleasant moment of relaxation!

I tell you it’s not the same man, continues Céline. One changed him completely. One put another one in its place. Look at him ! Each of his actions, each of his decisions are made to ensure the triumph of the Jews. So, you have to be logical! The Jews have achieved a smoking blow, the greatest mystification of history! They removed Hitler in a hatch and replaced him with a guy of their own. Note that he shows himself less and less in public. It is so that we do not notice the difference. It’s stupid, by the way. Nobody is easier to imitate. My friend Gen Paul, present here, imitates him perfectly. Isn’ it, Georg, that you imitate him well? He’s funny when he does that! He needs only a pinch of scaferlati [tobacco] to stick under the nostrils, to replace the mustache. Come, my good Gégène, don’t make us beg! Here we are with friends. Show us how well you do your little Hitler …

Gégène hesitates a little. But he ends up doing it. He takes out a tobacco pouch from his pocket, draws a pinch of scaferlati, kneads it between three fingers and places it under his nose. Then, with a sudden gesture, he slips a lock of hair across the forehead, takes a Napoleonic pose (one hand in the back, the other in the crack of his waistcoat), rolls furious eyes and says a guttural voice:

– Raou, raou, raou, raous!

He looks amazingly like Hitler. Also at Charlot, Groucho Marx and Félix le Chat. Abetz does not know what to do anymore. But he is caught, like all of us, with an irresistible desire to laugh. […] Abetz is on hot coals. His driver entered the room.

“You are going to take Mr. Celine back to his house, 4, Rue Girardon,” said the ambassador. But ride very slowly because he is ill. You will go back to his house tomorrow to bring him some fruit and ask about his health … “