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Is it Criminal To Elect War Criminals? Is Deindustrialization Criminal?

October 11, 2020

IRAQI LIVES DON’T MATTER, FRACKING IS ALL WHAT MATTERS?

Were the Germans who voted for Hitler culprit? Official Common Wisdom says no, but it is manufactured by the powers that be. I say yes, the Germans were culprit. They were inhabited by systematically racist and vicious moods, in the average. Moreover, they strived not to know any better. However, when they voted for Hitler, the Nazis had not yet committed any crimes against humanity yet. The Nazis had not yet killed three millions in Iraq (and never would).

Only a careful examination of Germany in 1932, could perhaps have shown systemic crimes committed by the Nazis, but that was not obvious as the Nazis accused others of mayhem, and the media had been captured by fascism already. Also, the ideology of the Nazis rested on lies, and many of these lies were shared by the German people, and not just the German people, but also many Anglo-Saxon trouble makers … for example, the outrage at the Versailles Treaty… which in truth was mostly a treaty of liberation of land occupied by imperial Germany under a systematically racist system… was systematically promoted by Anglo-Saxon plutocrats and their serving intelligentsia… to this day (2020 CE).  

After the Second World War, the US plutocracy reinstalled the German plutocracy which had put Hitler in power, back in power As Soon As Possible. The official idea presented to the public was general forgiveness for Germany and putting Germany back on its feet ASAP. The real truth was quite different.

The deepest reason to put prominent Nazis, such as Marshall Von Manstein, author of the attack on France, back in power, had its own sinister, and most significant dimension: US plutocracy had put Hitler in power… In the sense that US plutocracy, and this is not in books, nor taught in historically Nazi friendly universities such as Harvard, was the most important factor in putting Hitler in power. The early Nazi Party was completely financed by US plutocrats. Later, in the decade 1923-1933, the American plutocratic and banking connection was also the most important factor in putting Hitler in power (consider Schacht’s connections and role). That is the dimension of Nazism which, unsurprisingly, is neither taught nor revealed… because, if it were understood, and if its subsequent coverup were understood, would have dramatic consequences in the understanding of contemporary society. Understanding the deepest roots of Nazism would show the West has been run as a stealth plutocracy for much longer than is generally suspected, and the world wars were a consequence. Most would find this so upsetting they will prefer to ignore the notion.

What would Caesar think? It may depend whether he would be asked before his assassination, or after

To put it in one nutshell, Nazism was a trick which could only increase the power of the US Deep State, and its entangled plutocracy. The pro-Nazi policy of the US Deep State and its plutocracy was a direct continuation from the pro-racist German policy of Democratic US President Woodrow Wilson, the most racist president the USA ever had. Disconcertingly, but ultimately fortunately, for the US Deep State, Nazism had functioned even better than intended, destroying Europe in general and Russia, Britain and France in particular, clearing the way for the glorious American century.  

So a myth was invented: the Germans were not culprit of Nazism, they were innocent, because they just didn’t know.  In other words, go kill millions in Vietnam or Iraq, you are innocent because you didn’t know. In truth, they didn’t know because they didn’t want to know. Except some, like Muhammad Ali knew, and fought a war against the war, at great risk and discomfort to themselves. 

Systems of thought are enslaved to systems of moods. First they love, or hate, or systematically ignore, then they think. Julius Caesar, in Bellum Gallicum, put it ironically:  

Men freely believe that which they desire.” — 

Thus if one is searching for the root of a collective behavior, one has to search for the moods lurking in its roots. In the case of Germany the mood in 1919 was deeply ingrained in the preceding two centuries and one finds it written down in Keynes’ work (yes the British leader of the Versailles negotiations in 1919): Slavs, in particular Poles were so inferior to Germans, wrote Keynes, that they would mismanage the economy, should they become free of German administration… in Poland. Systemic racism was taken for granted.

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Is It Criminal To Offshore Crucial Industry To China?

The question now is what do we find written down which sustains an outrage just as great as the support of US plutocracy for Hitler? It is simple, it is written and shown all over the plutocratic media: the most striking fact, as the pandemic started, was the incapacity of many ex-industrial countries, including France and the USA, to supply enough basic protection equipment for their own populations (unsurprisingly the West’s most industrialized country, Germany, led by a physicist, did the best in fighting the epidemic; Germany, thanks to its industrial basis, has been able to test and track intelligently). 

As late as September 2020, jumbo jets carrying masks landed in France, coming from China and watched over by the armed military as if they were carrying diamonds.  

The striking deindustrialization of most of the West, is a most significant fact: how can people be free if they do not build the most basic things they need? The likes of Paul Krugman have said: do not worry, free trade, new trade theory: we carry nothing but a smile, they will provide us with everything. 

In truth what the West is providing China with is plutocracy. That sounds absurd, but it happened before. When the Roman State collapsed it could have mustered enormous forces and stopped the collapse. But it didn’t want to, because the mood called Christianity had seized the land, and turning the other cheek, to get another slap, was thought superior to forging swords, and training We The People to fight. The Barbarians invading the empire had, altogether at most a couple hundred thousands fighting men over 40 years… and probably much less. The Roman empire could have raised an army of ten millions…

What was going on? Why was that irresistible Roman army not raised, to save civilization? Simple: the last thing the Roman plutocracy wanted was a revolution from We The People. Barbarian invasion was felt to be a lesser evil, as far as the ruling plutocracy was concerned. We know this because the Roman elite intermarried with barbarians early on: the half Vandal Stilicho was regent of the Roman empire by 395 CE, the year when the invasions into the Roman empire became so uncontrolled, that barbarians invaded Italy. 

One of my friend, who had, or has, a US Defense contract, and works for one of the GAFA, commutes to China all the time: he set up his company there, making the same sort of electronics he was under contract with the CIA and the like to furnish. I have interesting friends.

I was talking to a friend of mine who is a big time tenured professor in a famous US university. He works in the sort of field crucial for the Twenty-First century: foundations of robotics from neurology. His rage against Trump is colossal: Trump caused the deaths in the epidemic by dismantling the unit! Trump destroyed the EPA! Trump talks to people in a demeaning way! Trump thinks he is a genius! And it’s not true! He saw it all himself! Trump is the worst, because he captured Patrice Ayme!

Well, yes, what about the money you, my big time university tenured professor friend, get from China? Would it not be better to get it from the USA? This is not a rare case. The head of the Chemistry department in Harvard was arrested for getting secret money from China (although he was also funded by the US government). 

I have seen a university professor, another one, also a friend, from the most prestigious public university in the world, make a business model of the strangest sort. He set up a company exporting to China the result of the scientific research of said university, in exchange for start-up funding. When an in house lawyer called the attention of the CEO that this seemed unlawful, the legal division was summarily closed. The Chinese keep on providing him with dozens of millions: they have set up a mirror company in China which is industrially producing the robots my big time university tenured professor friend driving a Porsche, supplies the know-how for.

When Trump tried to restrict this sort of activity, he was called a racist, and Biden declared he would revert Trump’s decisions. 

The details are arcane to me at this point. However one thing is sure: the deindustrialization of the West has to be stopped, and reversed. Deindustrialization the West hurts everybody: the West, the poor, the ecology, the planet, and even China. Why does Western deindustrialization hurt the planet? Because the solutions out of the unprecedented ecological crisis we suffer, and the biosphere suffers, are scientific and technological, they are not just political and behavioral. Why does Western deindustrialization hurt China? Because China knows the preceding, and wants to forge ahead in its capacity to muster nature, as it has done for 5,000 years. Western know-how has helped China for 5,000 years, and China knows that should be a technological conversation which can only help. 

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Iraqi Lives Don’t Matter, oil is all what matters?

A question that will be asked to many people for a very long time is this: what were you thinking, what were you feeling when you voted for someone who conspired to kill millions in Iraq, so that Wall Street could invest in fracking? Were you saying, to yourself or others: Iraqi Lives Don’t Matter, oil is all what matters? What were you saying to yourself? That you were just like all those who stood by when the Native Americans got slaughtered? And that you didn’t care?

Of course, you were not like them! You were not like those who stood by as the Native Americans got slaughtered. When the Native Americans got slaughtered, from the deliberate policy of their government, most US citizens were not voting, or not informed, and were not consulted. But in 2020, their descendants were consulted: do you approve enough of the conspiracy to destroy Iraq to elect one of its chief conspirators? If you voted yes, what does that say about you?

Patrice Ayme

Pandora’s World

September 4, 2013

Abstract: More reasons for attacking Assad beyond what I wrote two years ago, “Force Works, Syria Next?“, and more recently (“Syrian Red Line” and “Peace From War“).

Three original points in the dialogue below: 1) there is -nearly- a right of ingerence in the United Nations, that allows to override the Security Council. The French Republic used it many times. This is such a case again. An occasion to teach most of the world’s countries about human rights.

2) Dictator Assad has threatened Israel and the French Republic. So now the self defense clause of the UN Charter can be used against him. In the latter case, that activates NATO.

3) An exclusive argument shows that the West has jurisdiction over Syria (as it had over Yougoslavia). The transfer of power from Rome to Islamist invaders in 636 CE was illegal, unconstitutional, uncivilized, and has proven irresponsible. Time does not make wrong right.

Fascism Is Always Personal, Decapitation Best

Fascism Is Always Personal, Decapitation Best

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The French President wants to overthrow Assad’s regime. Is not that going too far?

No, it’s perfect. Assad, a criminal against humanity, equipped with weapons of mass destruction, has threatened France, so, to insure French security, that regime needs to go. The United Nations’ charter allows self defense, so now that Assad has threatened the French Republic, the latter has to right to strike. French strikes ought to specifically target the mass murderous dictator.

Assad is roughly in the same position as Hitler got in. Hitler did not surrender. Neither will Assad. Hitler ought to have been destroyed. By the same token, Assad ought to be destroyed. It’s not just a question of striking the VX factories, killing the neurotoxin scientists, their installation, and the specialized military units.

You see no ethical problem in attacking the Syrian government?

There are risks in engaging in action, any action, even going to the movies.

To check how fool proof my logic was, I dressed in pink (mimicking thus the “Code Pink” anti-war activists), and searched potential contradictors. I found them resting their wisdom on ill-information (I am much more “left”, whatever that means, than they are). Slogans (USA atom bombed Japan!) do not a logic make. (Self) glorifying peaceful thinking does not bend psychopathy. Quite the opposite; psychopaths smell weakness, an easy kill.

Fanatical pacifists bleat about non violence, to keep wolves away. They don’t understand biology. Let them munch grass. Fiercer ones save the world. Always have, always will.

Of course, when attacking Assad, countless things could go wrong, and will. A French SCALP missile could stray off course and flatten a school (but they will come at night and their precision is one meter). Assad put people that he would rather see dead, such as some of his own Suni troops, in harm’s way.

In 1944-45, American strategic bombing over France, even Paris, killed many thousands of French people, and flattened entire cities (Brest, Saint Malo, Toulon, etc.). Some, including myself, consider that some of these bombings were motivated by weakening France. Yet, if you ask the French, they shrug, and use a well know expression:“C’est la guerre.” (“It’s war.”)

Assad turned peaceful protests against his plutocracy into a butchery: more than 100,000 dead, more than two million refugees (UNHCR numbers: one million more refugees in 6 months).

The Syrian dictator has violated International Law  by using lethal chemicals in a mass attack on a civilian population (inside his own capital city).

Doing so, the dictator also committed a crime against humanity by killing hundreds of children, knowing full well that the gas would sink in underground shelters where women and children had taken refuge. That does not make him legally different than the worst Nazis.

(Klaus Barbie, who had personally tortured to death around 5,000 people, was condemned to life detention by a French court for the murder of 34 children. Why? Because killing children as a hate crime is a crime against humanity. No prescription. That’s just one thing one can demonstrate Assad just planned to do, assassinating 462 children, at least.)

Chomsky has called an intervention in Syria a war crime.

Chomsky’s indignation against imperialism is so parody, it has no bite. The real problem is plutocracy, not imperialism. There are empires all over. I condemn Bush’s attack against Iraq in 2003 or Carter’s attack against Afghanistan in 1979. Posing as anti-establishment, while being part of it, as Chomsky is confusing.

Chomsky claims that the usage of neurotoxins by the Syrian government is not credible. He thus contradicts the evidence put forward by the French and American governments, and common sense. (The French government web sites have more than 100 shocking videos of gas poisoning in progress.)

I expect no less from someone whose scientific reputation rests on a silly theory of language (“innate grammar“; a theory that someone familiar with varied languages, can only smirk about).

This being said, Chomsky does a nice job as crazy, well meaning uncle in the attic.

Why can’t you embrace non violence?

Non violence contradicts the essence of man. Those who practice it religiously deny reality and invite moral disaster.

Gandhi embraced violent non violence that made him the self declared friend of Hitler, and caused the partition of India along superstitious lines, killing millions. So he was a disaster, although an icon to the fanatical non violent, and that makes sense.

By contrast, Mandela, also a lawyer, embraced violence when he saw no other effective way. By using bombs, Mandela earned the respect of his racist enemies, to the point he was able to change their minds.

Homo Sapiens Sapiens is an extremely violent species. Quasi by definition. Be it only violence in the noble sense of using force. Homo SS has never been as violent as he is now, when he is threatening the entire planet, by his mere existence. Yet, non violence is not an option.

Because technology itself is violent. Yet, without it, most of humanity would die. Moreover, solutions to the dilemmas at hand, like the CO2 poisoning of the atmosphere, will involve great force, great imperium (say putting international flying, or even much trade, out of reach of the commoners).

The key to survival, of the humanity we have, is not to lie supine, but to call for ever more violence, or, if you prefer that semantics, force, while channeling it where it will do necessary good.

Politics is about making the lesser of two cruel choices always. Those who do not want to impose, or suggest, the application of cruelty, should stay out of politics.

Is not that too radical a position?

No. Take the CO2 poisoning of the planet. Obama proposed, in the same style as Obamacare, a host of regulations, all over. At best that would make for a police state, with a huge bureaucracy, a sort of Stalinism without executions. At worst, it will be costly and won’t work.

Instead the free market solution is just to change the playground ground rule, by imposing a carbon tax. Just as the free market solution for health care is Medicare For All.

You have lost me completely there. What’s the connection with Syria?

To do the right and moral thing in politics, one has to take often tough and cruel decisions. Just as Obama has long been reluctant to do. Until Libya, and now Syria. The boy is growing up.

A good politician has to take decisions that, at first will feel tough and cruel to some. Sure, it will be tough to kill Assad and his butlers. However, if one had killed Hitler and his butlers in a timely manner, more than 70 million people would not have died, and huge suffering would have been prevented.

Certainly, as a politician, it’s sometimes bad to be too good. Chamberlain thought he was good by refusing war as a solution in Munich and leaving Czechoslovakia to the wolf. That proved a disastrous decision, as the French republic and Czechoslovakia, per se, could have held off Hitler.

The planet is hurtling towards destruction at this point. The correct ideas to save the planet will feel tough and cruel to many, if not most. Because they will be so much out of what they are used to, their comfort zone. That should be explained to the naïve masses.

The Iranian president, says he is “a lawyer, not a colonel”. Is not that reassuring?

Rouhani is president. He gives orders to colonels. Or would, if the Grand Ayatollah did not pull the strings. He “strongly & completely condemns chemicals in Syria”.  Yet, if he does not want to do like USA president Roosevelt in the 1930s, who argued with Hitler, but then helped him as much as he could, Rouhani should help do away with a man who gases his own capital city.

The best way to avoid serious wars is to show to fanatics, and persuade them, that violation of International Law and crimes against humanity will be met with the Wrath Of God, right away. A language they understand.

Don’t you think that spurning the UN Security Council is ill-advised? Chomsky said that was a war crime.

Chomsky barks, history will forget him. The French Republic intervened many times, and got retrospective approval of the United Nations. The 1930s have taught the French that they should trust their instincts about human rights, and not pay too much attention to two tendencies:

1) International plutocracy’s influence (its moods, its plots, both adverse to democracy).

2) The global anti-Republic mood (one of the aspects of the anti-republican mood is the claim to cultural equivalence, aka “multiculturalism”, a mood that makes, for example Islamism equivalent to the secular democratic republic that is constitutional, and the most advanced stage of civilization, and has been, for 3,000 years).

Why Are You Pushing For Regime Change In Syria?

If one just “degraded” Assad’s capabilities, the danger is to undershoot.

1) One does not just wound a bear. Assad has engaged in terrorist acts in other countries (Lebanon). If he survives, he will feel empowered.

2) The likes of Kim have to be shown that, beyond the Red Line, there is no hope. A clear example has to be made. If we do not, Pandora’s world will open, and all evil contained therein will escape and spread over the Earth.

[Part Two Tomorrow.]

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Patrice Ayme


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