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Merkel, Europe’s Destroyer, Suffers At Trump’s Hands

March 18, 2017

Trump Not Embracing Merkel, And Why Should We?

Trump refused to shake Merkel’s hand in the Oval Office, although the press asked for it, and Merkel called Trump’s attention to it, and asked him to. Instead Trump, looking quite angry, totally refused. 

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/donald-trump-angela-merkel-shake-hand-refuse-a7635911.html

Merkel long looked like a nice mother for us all, at least, to some of us, yet, she is arguably a Europhobic snake, envenoming us all, herself included. It became quite obvious with the treatment Greece got, a few years ago, it has gotten worse.

Among Merkel’s crimes:

  1. Demolishing the economies of many European countries, by abusing the Euro single currency system, in conjunction with thousands of failing, bankrupt German banks which  constitute a disguised subsidy for the industrial substructure of Germany, the Mittelstand..
  2. Since 2000 CE, the German industrial production shot up 50% relative to the French industrial production. Cause? My mom thinks that’s because the French are lazy: however, the French work clearly more than the Germans. High unemployment was caused mostly by business failure. So the real cause? What I just mentioned. France’s banking structure of very large banks can’t help anymore: those who helped local communities failed and were not replaced, thanks to the “Free Market” cult of France’s enemies. Whereas the German small banks keep on going, state subsidized… Germany refuses to speak about them! So the Euro monetary system was captured to serve German industrial production: no subsidies for France, plenty of subsidies to Germany (through a low Euro, low as a German currency… while pouring subsidies to German Mittelstand companies…).  
  3. Merkel caused Brexit, by frightening the British with the sudden influx of more than one million Muslims (many semi-savage) refugees, in a few months. Merkel speaks of her humanity, but that’s not enough: Hitler, too, spoke of his humanity, and his attention to minorities (I am an extensive Adolf Hitler and general Nazi reader, I always found this highly instructive…)
  4. Germany spends only 1.3% of GDP on defense, leaving most of the fighting to the French and American Republics. France and the US have also to feed, at ruinous cost, enormous military-industrial establishments upon which their military depend, and upon whose research German private industry profits, when it reaches the private domain! (That’s particularly onerous for France whose completely independent military-industrial complex is very expensive. For example, the French Rafale, the best stealth fighter-bomber in the world, has French engines, whereas the Swedish Gripen has US engines, and other US equipment). Donald Trump tweeted to demand that Germany “pay more” to the United States for its defense, only hours after meeting with Merkel. By undermining Europe, hopefully without even understanding she did, Merkel deserves a lot of scorn. Here is why:

Christianization provided with a mystical cover to unify Europe linguistically, culturally, legislatively, intellectually, civilizationally, and militarily. The more recent cult of the nation-state has worked against this unified spirit, replacing it by plutocratizing selfishness feeding on tribal hatred of the most satanic type… This is why a political European Unifying Confederation is needed now.

At this point, a grave crisis exists: Brexit will happen, some of the louder mouths and advisers of Trump, including Trump himself, understand Europe even less than Bill Clinton and Obama. Stephen Bannon, about whom a lot of vicious lies are told, does indeed approve of Brexit (I used to have a very educated Brexiter commenting a lot on this site, Chris Snuggs, who claimed I helped launch his passion for Brexit… clearly an unintended consequence…)

Trump speaks of the USA as a “country”, and it is, even though it is full of immigrants and their offspring. Speak of a paradox! Russia, and China are also countries (especially now that everybody in China speaks Mandarin, and not just one of the 100 languages there). However the three of them, US, Russia, China, are also empires (empires, because they are gigantic countries). But there is more.

Russia and the USA are also European colonies (with Russia all too influenced by the doomed, but everlasting Oriental Roman empire, and its enemies, the Bulgarians, who, like the Mongols, were stupidly and criminally rejected by the Vatican, so they embraced Eastern Christianity, just as the Mongols ended rejecting Christianity they had long embraced, for Islam…).

As colonies of Europe, and descendants of Europe, the USA and Russia owe much to Europe. For example, their souls.

The question then becomes: what was Europe, how did European ideas come to rule the planet?  That’s a question for Trump and Putin too, because European ideas made them what they are.

The answer is vast, and incomprehensible for those who have learned history as it is taught conventionally. Pundits come and say stupid things about Europe having originated in Jerusalem, Rome and Athens. Yes, right, but also the Fertile Crescent 10,000 years ago, Egypt, Sumer, Babylon, India, Phoenicia, Crete, the Celtic world, Cro-Magnon, etc.

A piece always forgotten is the role played by the Franks and their official resurrection by 800 CE of the Roman Empire. Thereafter, Europe was pretty much united by the same law, the same separation of church and state, and the same lingua franca, which was actually Middle Age Latin.

This went on until the furious religious wars which culminated in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries (but started with massacring Jews at the onset of the first Crusade, by 1095 CE, and then extended with annihilating millions of Cathars in the Thirteenth Century, unleashing the demoniacal Inquisition, then hunting Vaudois, etc….) The religious wars did not happen by accident: they enabled the rise of the nation states. That happened all over: Henry VIII of England created his own religion to better kill or exploit his enemies. But that was many centuries after Portugal got liberated, and exploited religion along similar lines (the king of Portugal obtained from the Pope the authorization to enslave Africans, faithfully imitating the Muslims who had just been kicked out).

Thus the greatness of Europe arose from a common unicity of language, thought, law, freedom of travel, etc. (that was a direct extension of what happened under the Greco-Roman empire).

It is urgent to maintain enough union in Europe. Brexit is a travesty (it’s organized by plutocrats who hate to pay taxes), and a tragedy. Encouraging it is not wise. However, passing under silence Merkel’s bad acting, is even worse. (Some of the German back acting relative to the EU is older than Angela: for example, in conjunction with Goldman Sachs, letting Greece join the Euro at twice parity: that gave a boost to German exports, ruined Greece…)

Romanitas (the Roman spirit) was conveyed in part by a mystical superstition, Christianity, for more than a millennium, bringing along common languages (Latin in the West, Greek in the Orient), and common law (Roman law ruled all the lands of the old Greco-Roman empire, and more). Nation-states mangled this unity to great cost. This is why the European Union has to be preserved. But that does not mean preserving its errors, nor preserving its non-dits (“not saids”, a useful French philosophical concept).

My objections against Merkel are quite ancient. See my essay: “Merkler?” I didn’t wait for Trump to be born again. Merkel dug Europe’s grave with too much short-sighted Germany first selfishness (although some of his policies, on education and science were excellent, effective, and important). Her holy than thou attitude when the French Republic finished the Libyan dictator which France had been fighting for

Raus, Frau Merkel! SPD’s excellent Martin Schulz would make a much better chancellor!  

Patrice Ayme’

Meta-Thinking: How Multilingualism Helps

March 13, 2017

Bilingualism is accompanied by biculturalism, and develops the meta-thinking capability.

In general, two different cultures may, or may not, approach the same logical and cognitive environment differently. A perfect bilingual (such as yours truly) or a birth bilingual (such as my daughter) are constantly adjudicating and nuancing the differences between the cultures. A bilingual has to become a judge. Bilingualism is learning two logical systems, and then one is forced to develop the meta-logic to handle them both simultaneously.

So the first thing bilingualism teaches is the relativity of cultures. And how much knowing two languages provides with stereoscopic vision, the ability to perceive a logical dimension, and an emotional dimension, otherwise undetected, and even unsuspected. 

Winston Churchill was half American, half British. Moreover, he was bilingual in French, to the point of treating military matters with top commanders, in French. He had a very eventful life, including war in South Africa, before getting in politics. “Are We Alone?” newly found 1939 essay Winston Churchill “outlines possibility of alien life and exoplanet habitable zones”. The essay is actually excellent, and makes correct guesses about exoplanets and extraterrestrial solar systems, which, at the time, went against “official” science. Winston had guessed that the solar system theory in fashion at the time was wrong, and opted for the correct one. He was surrounded by top scientists. Churchill got the Nobel Prize in literature, and that was deserved.

I asked, just now, my birth-bilingual seven-year old daughter, about the difference between French and English. She answered, in a cocktail of french and English:”English is poorly pronounced French. But English makes every sentence and word into sing-songs, whereas French is flat. It makes the English more emotional and the French more logical.”

The very fact she used a cocktail for the answer is revealing: she has more words for some nuances in one language relative to the other, depending upon the nuance considered. It clearly augments her mental reach.

The more different the cultures, the more the contrast between the languages, and the mightier the meta-logic to embrace them both.

For example, even though English is mostly poorly pronounced Old French, yet, there are already significant differences in the cultures, and the neurology they lead to. However, European languages are more or less the same: once one knows a few (as I do), one can manage the others. However, when one switches to Chinese, the differences are revealed to be profound. And they extent all the way to mathematics.

Multilingualism is no modern fad. Neolithic people knew generally several languages, because communications were difficult, so particularisms grew fast with distance. Even now in Africa, a few dozens of kilometers away, one can find tonal (most of West Africa), and non-tonal languages (Wolof, Serer). Actually Senegal has dozens of languages, with seven main ones, over a pretty small area. Hence multilingualism is natural: we evolved through it, as a species.

People of culture in Europe, for millennia, knew many languages (at least Latin plus the local language). Charlemagne spoke several languages. Caesar was a birth bilingual (although his last words were in Greek, the language of his first days).

Thus to access higher intelligence, multilingualism may be a deep and strong requirement, ignored all too long.

Insults Help, Yet Don’t Replace, Logic

March 1, 2017

Insults can help, to abstract deeper logic, not to replace it.

Insults can arise for many reasons. Some are good, some are bad. It is bad, when politicians, throughout the West, replace cognition and logic by insults, after they lose elections (as the US “Democrats” did). Or even before they do.

To augment the fun, as droll troll of thought, I proposed the following aphorism: Extreme vegetarians, vegans, elect to eat foods invented and manufactured in the last 10,000 years, rejecting prehistoric foods. Veganism haughtily claims to respect all life, yet they feed technologically. Verily , vegans do not know that life respects nothing!

In reply to this, my friend Karen Eilbeck, a biology university professor, ventured the following scathing remark: “Patrice, sometimes you sound like a chatbot.” Maybe I should heed Mark Twain’s advice:

Indeed An Exhibition Of Smarts Can Only Reinforce Fools' Prejudices

Talking to fools is always self-defeating. Fools tend to find intelligence foolish, thus an exhibition of smarts can only reinforce fools’ prejudices

Karen’s chatbot comparison intrigued me, because, fortunately, as all those who aspire to forge new wisdom, are extremophiles! (Extremophiles are organisms which can live where no one else can; to establish wisdom beyond that of the Commons require to trample on others’ minds, souls and hearts… even if it is for their own good.)

I use critiques to progress. All genuine thinkers should.  Send me the flames, I am at home! Real philosophy is scorching hot, therefore it scathes. We are confronting a system forged by self-interested idiots (no I am not alluding to the 60 million dollars contract the “Hope You Can Believe” Obamas got for books others will write). 

The problem with representative democracy, is that it attracts those who are arrogant enough to feel they can lead with the power of acts, not thoughts.

The problem with representative democracy, is that it attracts those who are arrogant enough to feel they can lead with the power of acts, not thoughts.

Aphorism can be mystifying, I must recognize. As Nietzsche, king of aphorisms, could have said:

The more mystifying it is, the better the aphorism.

(I will defend the preceding aphorism in its own essay, as it rises intriguing questions in all sorts of directions, from morality to biology.) 

Recently I was adorned with all the insults flung at Trump, plus others that even Trump was not graced with. (From the usual epithets having to do with race to “optimist… blind… to the Trumpocrat”, to going back to “Breitbart News” … which I don’t read. The converse, Breitbart reading me, is likely: I have written and published millions of words in more than a decade).

In the abstract, there is nothing wrong with JUSTIFIED insults. Unjustified insults are another matter. Calling Clinton a corrupt plutocrat after justifying it in hundreds of pages, as I have, is an (insulting) conclusion: an insult, and yet, the justified truth. In France, the center-right candidate is indicted for corruption, because his family got a million Euros for work possibly not performed in the last 30 years. In the USA, countless politicians made fortunes, sometimes beyond a billion dollars (the family of Senior Senator of California Diane Feinstein, pillar of the Democratic Party, made more than a billion, influence-peddling in China, or so it seems to me: where are insults, when we need them?)

At their best, insults are the angry theorems emotional intelligence needs to perform so well that disgust will steer us right, without wasting brain power.

Rousseau sent Voltaire a copy of his famous book “The Social Contract”, a mandatory reading for students in forsaken places such as France. Voltaire (author in anti-Islam theater, and many attacks against Christian terror) wrote back the following:

I have received your new book against the human race, and thank you for it. Never was such a cleverness used in the design of making us all stupid. One longs, in reading your book, to walk on all fours. But as I have lost that habit for more than sixty years, I feel unhappily the impossibility of resuming it. Nor can I embark in search of the savages of Canada, because the maladies to which I am condemned render a European surgeon necessary to me; because war is going on in those regions; and because the example of our actions has made the savages nearly as bad as ourselves.”

Actually said savages, in North America, thought, having spent millennia pondering it, that several days of atrocious tortures were the best sent-off one could dream of. Greatness was found in the fortitude of ignoring suffering. The deep morality of this escapes the Commons today, that goes without saying.

But it does not escape me. And I approve this message.

Voltaire was too kind to Rousseau: basically, Rousseau claimed that civilization was a disease. So doing, he provided with the mood to destroy civilization. Various fascists (Leninists, Stalinists, Nazis, Francoists, Maoists, Khmers Rouges, fossil fuel fanatics, American supremacists, etc. can be viewed as followers of Rousseau.  

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I don't argue with stupid people, for the reason Twain exposed. However, I argue past them, using them a stage props.

Don’t argue with stupid people, for the reason Twain exposed. Instead, argue past them, using them as stage props.

Personal experiences, even the injurious ones, especially the injurious ones, can be most instructive to the philosophical mind. Therefore I should welcome the vicious attacks I was submitted to. And I do. Regretfully.

Francois Luong, a self-described “poet”, called me a racist” and “racist troll” all over the Internet, coolly writing even university physics professors to warn them they should “block [me]” because, as he insisted “it was the only way to stop [me]”. (This sort of defamation, to proclaim public lies about people not from genuine opinion, but to hurt them, is actually against the law, in Europe, or the USA. Nasty Internet bullies, unsurprisingly, are unaware of the law!)

Why I should be stopped by “poets” was not clear to me. Is it because I am against hypocrisy, and those who bark up the wrong tree? Why insulting those who point at the right tree?

I had friends in England who liked very much what I wrote, until they realized I was dead set against Brexit. They had confused my hostility to the European Union as it is organized, with just hating Europe (as they do).

Insults can be good, but one better make sure first, that they are justified. Insults address emotional intelligence, but intelligence can’t be, if not emotional. Insults slice, as knives do. Just be careful! As with knives…

Patrice Ayme’

War Is A Force Which Gives Us Living

February 11, 2017

Another day, another two explosive plots by Islamists discovered in France. One girl, 16, gave her allegiance to the Islamist State. At that point anti-terrorist forces moved in, because they knew it may be minutes before the explosives blew: Islamists make allegiance by Internet, at the last moment.

Those who have organized the teaching of civilization in the last few decades have failed, and they have failed nearly as miserably as the fascists did in the 1930s. (The world war is not total yet.) Just as in the 1930s and 1940s, democrats have to fight fanatical killers.

Louvres, 2017. Louvres, 1100 CE: Mightiest Fortress in the West. Louvres 1600s: Palace. Louvres 1789: Louis XVI takes Oath to Revolution, Louvres 1800s: Museum. Louvres 2017: Fortress.

Louvres, 2017. Louvres, 1100 CE: Mightiest Fortress in the West. Louvres 1600s: Palace. Louvres 1789: Louis XVI takes Oath to Head the Revolution, Louvres 1800s: Museum. Louvres 2017: Fortress.

Trump Derangement Syndrome washes over the land, tsunami like. People who couldn’t care less about politics a year ago, now talk as if they were experts on Italian fascism.

Many have told me:’Now we know Trump is a fascist; look at the pipeline!’ Yes, the pipeline Obama had finally suspended the work on, by executive order, a few weeks ago, is now authorized again, by executive order. There is only one small segment left out of a thousand miles or so. It goes below a lake where eight other pipes lay already. But the Sioux drink from it.

Of course, I am against pipes carrying fossil fuels. Especially when those come out of Canada’s Tar Sands, in Alberta. They basically have to be cooked out, the ecological damage is considerable. However the very ecological Baby Trudeau, PM of Canada, blesses the Tar Sands..

Notice that the oil flows very well without the pipe. How? Trains. The oil is put on trains, and they go wherever needed. This is pretty economical sometimes, because trains can go where pipes do not exist. It is an ecological disaster in other ways, as it’s more expensive in fuel consumption, than pipes.  

It is also extremely dangerous. Heavy fossil fuels have more than five times the energy density of TNT. A train with fifty carriages, each with 100 metric tons of heavy fuel, carries 5,000 tons of fuel. This is more energy than the Nagasaki bomb. And it can be released as dramatically, through fuel-air explosion(s).

Knowing this, such trains can scare millions. I actually can see some from my house, meters from an international migrant birds wildlife preserve. and it’s a spooky sight. They are all black. .   

Way out? Get out of fossil fuels.

To get out of fossil fuels, only one way: fundamental research. To encourage the deployment of new, sustainable energy, carbon tax. Going any other way, won’t work.

I saw someone who had organized a hate campaign against me on the Internet. He told me that a hate campaign was the only way to stop me. Yes, he knew I was not a racist, etc., but alleging I was made influential people block me, so it was the only way. So he contacted various editors, professors, contact I had, to tell them that I was a “racist troll”. I got blocked, after he informed disingenuously that I was “trolling them” (whatever that is).

So here I was, stumbling in a room in a school where the hate campaigner was. There were also children and adults who knew me, and him. So the self-defined “cultural terrorist” (as he calls himself on the Internet!) salutes me. I ignored him.

He is divorced, of course. My spouse pondered the vast number of divorcees we know. I said that’s because they don’t know how to handle conflicts.

And it’s a general problem, and part of the Trump Derangement Syndrome.  

Take the “intellectual terrorist” above (who claims to be an “anti-racist”). He never came out and debated seriously what I said. When I quoted a less than 140 character from the Qur’an, such as “kill them wherever you find them” (talking about “apostates”) he said that’s out of context, I am a racist. So then I quoted the three pages around that “verse”. But he ignored them.

And so on.

Meanwhile, the protesters are the best friends Trump has.: they keep him honest. Nobody kept Obama honest. For years, Obama allowed the construction of the pipelines: his National Security Adviser, Susan Rice, was invested, by the millions, in them.

Who was this Rice? The daughter of Rice, from the Federal Reserve, of course. As such she had a cushy job, in her twenties in the Clinton administration. She was in no sense military, but she found herself on the Security Council. She had plenty of decades, though, to become familiar with various African dictators from countries full of mineral riches.

Trump has for National Security Advisor 3 star General Flynn. He was head of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). Obama refused to meet with him, because the general thought there was something wrong with Islam.

Well, there is, just as there something wrong with Christianism. Both Islamism and Christianism were imposed by frantic, absolute, extremely bloody dictators, Constantine, and, 300 years later, Muhammad. The reason was the same: make god in the image of the bloody dictator.

It’s blatant in Islam: when Muhammad was hosted by the Jews in Yathrib (now Medina), he came out with nice verses defining Islam. But then he became strong, got himself a lethal army which did not drink anymore, holocausted an entire Jewish tribe, took control of Mecca, and “abrogated’ all the nice verses, replacing them by deadly orders to kill most categories of people (non-believers, apostates, pagans, polytheists, Islamophobes, homosexuals, those who insult the Prophet, or Allah, etc.).

Muhammad was just duplicating what the Roman dictators had done: in 390 CE, Spanish-born ex-general emperor Theodosius passed a law condemning to death all and any “heretic” (one who has chosen, in Greek). This convenient “law” would enable to kill opponents for 13 centuries (14 in the Iberian peninsula).

An enormous propaganda machine was created by the fascists plutocrats hiding behind Christianism: all good books were killed. Secondary thinkers, such as Plato and Aristotle, were preserved and glorified (they loved monarchy!)

We are still living in perilous times that way, we are on a brink. A “philosopher” in Aeon just argued that the Islamist theologians should be respected, because they were as respectable as the Christian fanatics who pass for philosophers (such as Thomas Of Aquinas).

In other words, let’s all go back to the most obscure Middle Ages, in the name, and following, Islam.  

This is the problem with the savagery known as Islam: it is contagious. It is so contagious that the West contracted the disease, or more exactly the degenerate potentates known as the Late Roman empire emperors and their sycophants invented the disease, thus causing the Fall of the Western Empire (and of much civilization).

The solution was found, at the time, in the army of the Franks, who broke the Visigoths in 507 CE, and, by 748 CE, had acquired control of Europe (Charlemagne was the 6 years old heir to the throne).

We may not like war, but, sometimes, it’s the best solution. But, first, the war of ideas has to be waged, fought, and won, for the best..

Patrice Ayme’

 

Nihilism Can’t Debate

January 21, 2017

One cannot have intelligence, if one does not learn to debate. Debating does not mean to utter groundless insults, without any basis in reality, as pseudo-”liberals”, pseudo-leftists, pseudo-intellectuals, and others, full of hatred out there, now that their masters have stuffed their otherwise empty minds with fake, false, fallow and misleading news.

The first thing to know,and to accept, when debating superior intelligence and superior civilization, is that there is something called “superiority”, a well-ordering of epistemological values. I just used a mathematical notion, well-ordering and a philosophical one (the theory of knowledge).  Call that the civilizing principle.

However, under the influence of “postmodernism”, a movement which is pretty old by now, a systematic destruction of all values became the province of a class of pseudo-intellectuals. This was actually exactly the sort of nihilism Nietzsche feared. 

Renouncing the Rule of Reason is a Mood. All Those Who Respect Superstitious Fanaticism Partake in It

Renouncing the Rule of Reason is a Mood. All Those Who Respect Superstitious Fanaticism Partake in It

Islamophilia (accusing those who criticize holocaust books such as Bible, Qur’an… of being bad people) is an example of renouncement of reason.

For example Nietzsche destroyed Christianism as a slave religion. Obama did his best to revive it (his sponsors love extreme inequality, that is, slavery). This corresponded to the general mood of irrationality. Pseudo-intellectuals established the mood of making attacks against Christianism’s daughter religion, Islamism, into an infamy (whereas it is infamy to support infamy). Never mind that Islam supports slavery explicitly in its sacred text; that was the whole point: Make Infamy Great Again (MIGA). Supporting Islam, by brandishing Islamophobia was a devious way to support “god” that is, Christianism. And sure enough the leading contender for the French presidency is campaigning on Catholicism, the first time this happens in a century…

Those intellectual roaches greatly influenced society and universities. , because the plutocratic masters were delighted: they always advocated nihilism, to deprive those they subjugate of any value (this is an all-encompassing generalization of what both Marx and then Nietzsche, said; Marx attacked more “Das Kapital”, yet mostly forgot the banks; Nietzsche concentrated his critique on Christianism and tribalism, especially pseudo-Germanic tribalism).

The Islamist State seized Palmyra again, and just destroyed more monuments, in their anxiety to demonstrate that their stupid, vicious, criminal, rapacious cretinism they call Islam, is all that ever ruled the Middle East. The Russians, busy in the north, could not stop them. Civilization’s armed forces are nowhere to be seen…. (Obama sent US bombers against Islamists in the last two days of his presidency, killing hundreds of Islamists: too little, too late, but I appreciate the gesture; it’s like saying: ‘you were right’ to the likes of Trump, or yours truly.)

Learning to debate and to gather value added knowledge, is not just a question of being smart instead of being an idiot. Perception can drive the evolution of observable traits, a study on bats and the flowers they feed on, has demonstrated.

Patrice Ayme’

Obama Wanted Trump To Win

January 19, 2017

Clinton lost Because Obama wanted it, deep down inside. Machiavel On The Potomac!

Some recent extracts from Obama (link below):“You can’t say it, but you know it’s true!… The end of the Republic has never looked better!… I am going to use it at Goldman Sachs next year!”

Did Obama want Trump to win consciously, or unconsciously? That brings the question of what is conscious, and what is not. The subconscious is neurological circuitry which exists already, but have not been visited officially by consciousness.

At That Point, Obama Told Everybody That He was Going To Be Dropped, Just As A Used Microphone. However, He had A Secret Plan, A Second Foundation: Beat Clinton, And Thus Stay The Head Of the Opposition and the Core Of Hope

At That Point, Obama Told Everybody That He was Going To Be Dropped, Just As A Used Microphone (he dropped the mike next, see link below). However, Obama had A Secret Plan, A Second Foundation: Beat Clinton, And Thus Stay The Head Of the Opposition and the Core Of Hope. Hope That Will Work Better Next T

Obama just said (January 8) that “if you can find a plan that is demonstrably better than Obamacare, I will be the first to publicly support repealing Obamacare. Eight years ago, I asked if there was something better, and got no answer”.

Of course Obama knows very well that more than three dozen countries have better plans than Obamacare, and they are all variations of what would be of Medicare For All”. Namely you make basic health care a government program out of the clutches of plutocrats like Warren Buffet. (Warren Buffet being one saintly plutocrats of the “Democratic” Party.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdVVJibX5FA

Full version:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxFkEj7KPC0

Anyway, the initial proposition is best as a question: Why would Obama have sincerely wanted for Clinton to win?

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Would Obama have sincerely wanted for Clinton to win so that he could become insignificant, replaced, eclipsed?

Of course not.

Obama wanted Hillary to win, because he wanted to save his legacy, bleats the clueless sheep. Sheep is not smart: sheep thinks as one, as the group: know the mind of one sheep, know the mind of all. Actually the shepherd think for the sheep.

Obama’s legacy, as a legislative body, is shot, there is nothing to save It’s so shot through, it amounts so much to nothing, Obama knows it all too well… He may want to correct history and finally make his mark.

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Why was Obama’s “legacy” so much ado about nothing?

Because Obama let himself be manipulated, feeling that was good “navigation” (a selfish concept central to his worldview). Not that he had a choice. He was not just financed by these people. He was programmed by them.

Ten years ago, Obama used to crow that he had been reading the Financial Times for so long, he actually had started before the Financial Times became required reading among “Democratic” leaders.

Obama has a good reason to be resentful about how his  “legacy” got mangled. Vengeance is a powerful motivation. Who did the mangling? Was that Trump? Trump has nothing to do with it. Far from it: it turns out that Trump was right, all along, on some very important points.

Obama failed, from all the way back, including from the admiration for Reagan, which perverted the Democratic establishment, the Clintons, and even Obama himself. Trump, on the other hand, opposed the globalocracy promoted by Reagan and Paul Krugman. As early as 1987, for all to see.

Obama’s legacy is a plane which gathered speed for take-off, yet, not enough speed to clear the trees. It has crashed. One can drive 3,000 miles across the US, and never leave a state thoroughly controlled by Republicans. Everything indicates that Trump, if he plays his cards well, will have a supermajority in 2018.

The Financial Times has some good articles, occasionally. However, it’s like saying that Pravda (the Soviet equivalent of the New York Times) had good article. Fundamentally, the Financial Times is a fundamentalist Thatcherian-Reaganian newspaper: “There Is No Alternative!” … to the fundamental principle is that greed is the best motivation of human beings, including for building a morality.    

As I have said for eight years, there was never much of a Obama government installed to instill hope. First Hank Paulson (Goldman Sachs and Bush Treasury Secretary) told Obama what to do, even before Obama got elected. Worst: Obama agreed to it. Of course, Obama’s economic adviser was Lawrence Summers (re-Goldman Sachs, Harvard). Obama was completely controlled by the Democratic machine, with the Goldman Sachs government, in place since before Bill Clinton’s election. Nancy Pelosi, head of the Democratic majority in Congress, also agreed to Paulson’s plan, after Paulson went down to one knee in front of her.

What happened? Obama was too young, too inexperienced, too naive strategically (street-smart is not world-smart). He was also a tool of the establishment, and he trusted those who trusted him. And it all turned out, into eight years wasted.

Now Obama, at last, is free of all these financial goons and their obsequious servants.

Whereas, if Clinton had won, they would have won. Instead, they were destroyed. Let me repeat slowly: the tormentors of Obama, those who lead Obama astray, those who made Obama’s legacy, mostly the color of a skin, this waste of hope, have been vanquished. Vanquished by Trump, yes, but vanquished. Why would Obama want it otherwise?

Now Obama is the core of hope, the future. Maybe he can make Michelle run, get another eight years that way. This time, with the correct mindset, not as a puppet.

We will see.

Patrice Ayme’

How Civilization Innovates When It Encourages Wild Thinking

December 13, 2016

When, How and Why Does a Civilization Innovate?

The crucial innovation is technological innovation. The rest, even science, follows. What brings technological innovation? New findings in science (oops). New findings in science, in turn, depend upon advances in philosophy. Advances in philosophy, in turn depends upon a friendly and encouraging mood of inquiry set-up by the State… And advances in philosophy depends upon new science, and new technology. Quite  a bit of a vicious, or virtuous, spiral is at work, because nonlinear effects are at work: the product reinforces the cause. This high nonlinearity explains why civilizational progress was always highly concentrated: Sumerian cities, Egypt, Mesopotamia, Phoenicia, Crete, Greece, Rome, Western Europe… China…

All of this, history shows. And logic supports. (Some day, as university professor Asimov foresaw in “Foundation“, all of this will be part of mathematical, fully computable psychohistory!)

The converse also works: a state keen to destroy advances in philosophy, or thinking in general, becomes dysfunctional: this is what happened with the Roman empire, and it happened quickly. After Theodosius I established Christianism as the state religion (complete with the state having the choice of executing heretics, that is, those who made a choice), the Roman state lost control of its north-west borders within less than two decades (the Franks were given [“Roman”] military control of three provinces in 400 CE: the two Germania and Gaul; as the Franks were, then, non-Christian, this changed history, for the better; meanwhile, civilization collapsed.) 

Same Picture All Over The West. But China Goes The Other Way. Notice the JFK-LBJ Effect, Coming Off Strong Support For Basic Research In the 1950s-1940s

Same Picture All Over The West. But China Goes The Other Way. Notice the JFK-LBJ Effect, Coming Off Strong Support For Basic Research In the 1950s-1940s

An earlier, and famous example with China: The first emperor who unified China, Qin Shi Huang, following his Prime Minister’s advice, ordered most previous books and records burned to avoid comparisons of his dictatorship with an innovative past. After the emperor’s death, from ingesting immortality conferring mercury pills (210 BCE),  the wise PM had the emperor’s eldest son and top general connived into killing themselves, and the Qin dynasty and its unification work crumbled.

Some will sneer: that was long ago, this is now. Not, not at all: mental patterns recur.  On being compared to Qin, the First Emperor, Mao, the “communist” dictator, responded:

“He [Qin] buried 460 scholars alive; we have buried forty-six thousand scholars alive… You [intellectuals] revile us for being Qin Shi Huangs. You are wrong. We have surpassed Qin Shi Huang a hundredfold. When you berate us for imitating his despotism, we are happy to agree! Your mistake was that you did not say so enough.”

Modern China is still profiting from the breakthroughs the West did. That made the Chinese very satisfied, they are the most satisfied people in the world, as living standards quickly improved.

But what when it runs out of breakthroughs? However, can the West go on with breakthroughs? I suggested to call the University of California the “Breakthrough Univerity”, because it was long the world’s best financed state university (however Ronald Reagan endeavored to destroy this, by introducing tuition, that is, a decrease of state financial support).

Mental breakthroughs depend upon massive support for thinking beyond the edge of official thinking. That means, state support.

Just to look at a small portion of (world) history and its greatest innovators: Rabelais, Montaigne, Copernicus, Bruno, Kepler, Galileo, Descartes, Leibniz, Huygens, Bullialdus, Isaac Newton, all enjoyed state support (that does not mean that the state, their own state, or other states, did not try to terrify and, or kill them; for example, Rabelais, was a top doctor, and Sorbonne professor, and some of his friends and collaborators were burned alive, after the Sorbonne decided so). Even Blaise Pascal profited from the state, and tax collection is why he invented the first general purpose computing machine (the Greeks had some for astronomy).

Bill Gates went to see Trump today, and they talked about “innovation”. It is not clear to me what Gates understand of the subject. For the primitives, Gates is science itself. For the thinker, Gates is someone without a college degree. That does not mean he cannot think. But can he think in a way which understands how breakthroughs are produced? That’s unlikely, because his success was from exploiting others’ ideas (Microsoft arose from an IBM program which used MS-DOS, a university programming language; Gates mother was an IBM director, and he got a dream contract from IBM).

Tomorrow the great geniuses of “Silicon Valley” are going to see Trump. They are geniuses in gathering money for themselves. Not in finding ideas for us all to enjoy. And their connection with the state has nothing to do with fundamental breakthrough in thinking (but more like breakthroughs in spying and corruption). Sheryl Sandberg, a sort of girlfriend from Lawrence Summers, was parachuted at Treasury under Clinton, then Google, then Facebook. Now she is a billionaire. Armed with her relationships, she is now viewed as a brain. Does greed have a brain? Yes! But not of the most superior sort.

Billionaires, at Facebook alone, have a wealth worth more than ten times what the budget for research on various disease signed by Obama, December 13, 2016, has.

Civilization innovates when the state has decided to support deep innovation. This is why Sparta failed, and Athens succeeded.

Athens succeeded because we are following, however imperfectly Athenian ideas, not Spartan ones. And Athens was a choice, but also the natural choice. The human choice. Humnity innovates, that is what it does best. The corporate fascist state, be it encouraged by Louis XIV of France, Mussolini, or Obama, is an innovation killer, if carried just a bit too far. (Louis XIV financed Huyghens, and even Molière, and many a writer; thus it is not as if Louis was unwares of the danger of fascism; still he fully indulged in it.i

If one wants productivity and progress to perk up, the state has to become as smart as it was, when John F Kennedy was president: fully supporting deep research as much as possible.

Where else are people going to get jobs, anyway?

Patrice Ayme’

How Do You Spell Obama?

December 3, 2016

In 12 months even democrats, especially democrats, will not know how to spell O B A M A…. At least one may hope so. That would mean that the mood has, finally changed. Instead of being in the mood of denying crucial social indicators, when Democrats would forget their obsession with Obama’s skin color, and would concentrate onto more significant characteristics, such as WHITE POPULATION LIFE EXPECTANCY.

By neglecting life itself, Democrats’ souls sold themselves to the Demon (yes, Demon, Satan, figuratively, but tellingly speaking; BTW, “Shatan”, Satan, also exists in Islam and has functional equivalents in Zoroastrianism, and, thus India).

Democrats indulged in demonic distraction: long ago, the leadership of the Democratic Party sold their souls. This happened under Jimmy Carter, a Democratic saint who ordered the secret attack against Afghanistan. (A fact democrats try very hard to not pay any attention to.) While the US was busy destroying the world, China was busy grabbing everything in sight, especially production (China also holds the largest amount of US government debt, which makes the… US as strong as the Pentagon):

If We Produce Everything, And You Produce Nothing, We Are Everything, And You Are Nothing.

If We Produce Everything, And You Produce Nothing, We Are Everything, And You Are Nothing.

[The real production situation is even worse, and getting even much worse, very quickly, when one looks at manufacturing; another dreadful twist is that South East Asia production is climbing even faster than China, although not in the graph above; see below.]

That attack against Afghanistan was a conspiracy of a Machiavellian index superior to anything Machiavel himself was involved in, or could conceive of. By orders of magnitude: Machiavelli’s activities were between Tuscany and the region immediately east of it, where Cesare Borgia was trying to build a power that could dominate (part of) Italy (although that Biorgia venture was obviously hopeless, considering the immense power of multimillennial France and the ferocity of the uppity Spanish empire!)

Whereas the Democrats, under US president Jimmy Carter encompassed the entire planet in an enormous conspiracy. That conspiracy was deliberately engineered to bring the downfall of the USSR, never mind the millions of Afghans killed in the process. Yes, it worked. The USSR collapsed, and then Harvard and its ilk served poison to Russian president Yeltsin (poison, figuratively speaking; these are not the dreaded “fake news“!). Out of Pluto abuse in Russia came the new Tsar, Putin (who apparently now blocks this site in Russia, just as Xi does in China!) It worked, but the Democrats paid their win with their souls. So when life expectancy of whites went up in the USA, more than 20 years ago, they averted their eyes, and diverted their souls.

Diversion of souls and brains? Watch Obama’s tweeter feed, obsessed as it is by sport teams; sport teams are little more than teams of thieves, as demonstrated by the tax evasion of professional footballers in the order of billions. Relative to Obama, Trump’s tweeter feed looks positively intellectual. Yes, I know, it’s shocking. But I don’t write Obama’s childish tweeter feed. The most admirers footballers in the world are actually some of the greatest known thieves in the world, something which in a demon-power world (pluto-cratic world, to translate…) is of course the best way to educate little children to become themselves demonic monsters.

“The Football Leaks documents “show how the Real Madrid star (Ronaldo) has discreetly deposited 149.5 million euros of sponsorship earnings in tax havens. The forward paid only 5.6 million euros in tax – about 4 percent of this fortune”, wrote Mediapart.”

One of these tax havens, central as a hub, to the tax thievery of people like criminal suspect Ronaldo are the British Virgin Islands, a part of the Brexiting “Great” Britain. Great at tax evasion, for sure. (British organize tax evasion makes Britain, or, at least, British plutocracy, wealthier…)

The preceding, according to the primitives billionaires who own the media in the USA, and, now, most of the world, would make me the author of “fake news”, as it involves “conspiracies”. Mr. Zuckerberg, who owns more than 50 billion dollars and now wears a tie, has indeed decided that “fake news” involve the belief that a “conspiracy” has happened. He knows no history, or then two or three books he claims to have read, so he could fake to be knowledgeable.  

So the Democrats had no more souls, by the time governor Bill Clinton was collaborating with Ronald Reagan on Iran-Contra, putting a remote airport at the disposition of the conniving Republican president’s unlawful venture.

Yesterday Trump saved a few thousand jobs. Obama sneered:Trump will not be able to save jobs, what is he going to do? Wave a magic wand?

Of course. Obama should have taken politics 101. The US president has a magic wand in his hand. Obama had a magic wand in his hand. But, like a dummy, he did not know how to use it. Mike Pence, Trump VP, ex-governor, ex-Congressman replied to the one who did not know how to use his wand: “Trump went to talk to the CEO of Carrier, American to American. We talked. We promised a 7 million dollar/year rebate” Obama could read his teleprompter, but not, really, talk. (The Democrats officially replied taxpayers would pay the 7 million. Well, of course not so. Does not work that way: the US government has several ways to create money ex-nihilo. Plus, he could pass laws to put the tax cheating CEOs in jail for real, and all their collaborators… I am sure the French and the Germans will be eager to help…)

This is a general phenomenon, this obsession with irrelevancies. It is not just about being Obsessive Compulsive about the “glass ceiling”. The Democrats were also Obsessive Compulsive about many mostly irrelevant and 100% misunderstood issues, which enabled them to ignore society’s greatest ills.

The Demoncratic elite was centered on its talking points and thoughtless visions: “Obama saved the economy”, “Quantitative Easing Worked”, “Obama added ten million jobs”, “Obamacare covered some who were not worked, so it worked”, that they did not focus on the obvious flaws of all these observations (Obama followed the Bush-Paulson plan to “save” the economy; in truth he saved the rich, and saved them some more with QE; the population augmented by 24 millions under Obama, but the situation of employment (not U2!) is close to the worse ever; health care in the US is a disaster relative to any other countries, and getting relatively worse, and ever more expensive, etc.)

Democrats were in their own epistemological bubbles, and they persevered: errare humanum est, perseverare diabolicum. They persevere in their errors, by refusing to look at them. Thus they fully deserve the demoncrat label, plutocrat, in other words…

This is not just true in the USA. In Europe domestic production collapsed, in 16 short years, to a quarter of what it used to be, relative to Emerging Asia, The Economist just revealed, using IMF data. (Yes that excludes light weights such as South Korea, Japan, etc.) We have been led by the most incompetent leaders in a very long time. In Europe, and the USA.

It’s a collapse!

Let me repeat. Who are these fools who take themselves for leaders? Since 2000, the GDP manufacturing production of Europe has gone done 75% relative to South-East Asia.

The same problem is obvious with Islam. “Democrats” and their ilk in Europe, tell us Islam is a good thing, we have to respect it. And if we fear it, we have “Islamophobia”, and that’s racist. Whatever they mean, or whatever is meant, by Islam (there are more than 100 Islams, and they want to kill each other… It’s a religious duty). Meanwhile those loud Islamophiles carefully avoid the few evenings it would take to read and debate the Qur’an’s 400 pages leisurely…. And discover it is 100% incompatible with democracy, or, even, human ethology, let alone civilization. Hey, of course: they are comfortable, deep inside their folly.

Just as the “Democratic” elite, in its folly, thought that “breaking the glass ceiling” (of a woman becoming US President) was a more important factor that the fact that, under that woman’s rule, the White Population of the USA started to die more and more… It is folly to suppose most people, most of the time, will put survival below any other consideration. If human beings had minds like that, our species would not exist, let alone would have become Gods on Earth. Yes, I know, a heavy-duty.

Patrice Ayme’

Obama Leaks

November 17, 2016

I say: ‘Oh, they are world class crooks promoting global plutocracy,’ they retort;’You are supporting Trump!’ What logic is that? Cretinism? After years of miseducation, full-blown cretins are trying to think and all they can do, is insult people. One cannot think well about complicated issues, when one has not trained.

Wikileaks revealed that Obama’s first cabinet was fully chosen, a month before his first election, by Citigroup. Meanwhile, idiots like your truly were working hard to get Obama elected. I guess, it’s supposed to be funny.

https://newrepublic.com/article/137798/important-wikileaks-revelation-isnt-hillary-clinton

By Now, This Is Old, And Rotten, But still Worth Sniffing, Just For The Bad Smell

By Now, This Is Old, And Rotten, But still Worth Sniffing, Just For The Bad Smell

“The most important revelation in the WikiLeaks dump of John Podesta’s emails has nothing to do with Hillary Clinton. The messages go all the way back to 2008, when Podesta served as co-chair of President-elect Barack Obama’s transition team. And a month before the election, the key staffing for that future administration was almost entirely in place, revealing that some of the most crucial decisions an administration can make occur well before a vote has been cast.

Michael Froman, who is now U.S. trade representative but at the time was an executive at Citigroup, wrote an email to Podesta on October 6, 2008, with the subject “Lists.” Froman used a Citigroup email address. He attached three documents: a list of women for top administration jobs, a list of non-white candidates, and a sample outline of 31 cabinet-level positions and who would fill them. “The lists will continue to grow,” Froman wrote to Podesta, “but these are the names to date that seem to be coming up as recommended by various sources for senior level jobs.”

The cabinet list ended up being almost entirely on the money. It correctly identified Eric Holder for the Justice Department, Janet Napolitano for Homeland Security, Robert Gates for Defense, Rahm Emanuel for chief of staff, Peter Orszag for the Office of Management and Budget, Arne Duncan for Education, Eric Shinseki for Veterans Affairs, Kathleen Sebelius for Health and Human Services, Melody Barnes for the Domestic Policy Council, and more. For the Treasury, three possibilities were on the list: Robert Rubin, Larry Summers, and Timothy Geithner.

This was October 6. The election was November 4. And yet Froman, an executive at Citigroup, which would ultimately become the recipient of the largest bailout from the federal government during the financial crisis, had mapped out virtually the entire Obama cabinet, a month before votes were counted. And according to the Froman/Podesta emails, lists were floating around even before that.”

Meanwhile, Sanders is screaming that Bannon is a racist, Trump should fire him. Quotes? I made an Internet search, and came up empty. OK, I found some amusing quotes of the type ‘does feminism cause cancer’? (OK, not even that, I made it up. Feminism does cause cancer, sorry about making a joke of it…)

When the pseudo-left stops fooling around, we can hope to progress, but not before that.

Ah, and why does feminism cause cancer? I will leave it as a cliffhanger (but make no mistake, there is a state of the art of science analysis lurking in the dark behind this, and well supported in all sorts of ways…)

Patrice Ayme’

 

A Good Election It Was

November 9, 2016

An election should be a debate of ideas, and it was: Trump raged against global plutocratization: Clinton saw the risk, she made a 180 degrees AGAINST globalization and condemned the TPP she had negotiated.

Trump was against Obamacare. Sure enough, Bill Clinton condemned Obamacare as the “craziest thing in the world”. That’s a debate: Trump persuading Clinton to change from black, to white.

Another positive: herds of bleating sheep who never cared about politics, suddenly had fire in their bellies. Indeed, today is the day when millions of hypnotized losers will vote for their torturer, Goldman Sachs. No wonder, they are so enraged.

In all states, the election was much more than just a presidential choice: there were votes for Senators, Congressmen, local state officials. In California, the election was much more than Trump versus Clinton: there were three other candidates, including an ecologist (Dr. Jill Stein) and a libertarian. One could “write in” anybody else (including Bernie Sanders). More importantly, California had 17 statewide “propositions”. If they pass, those have force of law. One proposition outlawed the death penalty. Another Californian proposition extended a supplementary tax on the rich by no less than 12 years. 

US Voting Ballot, November 8, 2016, California, Inside This Ballot There Are More Than 60 Voting Acts, I Studied It For Weeks

US Voting Ballot, November 8, 2016, California, Inside This Ballot There Are More Than 60 Voting Acts, I Studied It For Weeks

To add to these statewide California propositions were region wide, county-wide, and city-wide propositions. In the SF Bay Area, one proposition proposed to raise 3.5 billion dollars for the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART, a sort of fast, and noisy metro). It was alone in the back of a page, I nearly missed it.   

I was called all sorts of names by individuals who claim to care about the causes Hillary Clinton loudly embrace (and which I approve of). The hysteria was often total. A guy called Jim Herson, who has never bothered to reciprocate the salutations I addressed to him when I came across him, in the last few decades, called me a liar. Said he:”You lied about the supermajority, and you lied when you said Obama was president in 2006”.

Of course, I never said Obama was president when he was Senator. But hysteria is hysteria! Alleluia!, and the Dems had indeed a supermajority in 2009, so they could have passed all the American Dreams they could dream of. But in truth all the dreams of the Demoncratic elite were about seducing all the plutocrats.

Pseudo-leftist posers who confuse reflection and insults need to learn that being excited, although necessary, is not enough to have cogent opinions.

Obama census bureau showed, a month the median income is lower today, by more than 5% than 17 years ago, while inflation is through the roof in non CPI elements such as health care and education. Obama was a nullity. Except for the elite pulling his strings. Trump may show him how one governs for We The People, instead. Lots of garbage to move.

Wall Street indices have collapsed and have been halted. The Wall Street candidate, Hillary the hilarious Clinton, its candidate is threatened, so Wall Street is collapsing.

Patrice Ayme’