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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’

 

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How Social Media Fosters Intellectual Fascism

February 4, 2017

Social media, as presently practiced, is without appropriate moral guidance: no philosopher has come and established what proper behavior ought to be (here I am, like Zorro!)  First, one should avoid alienation. Instead alienation is presently encouraged.

Social media, as presently practiced, encourages intellectual fascism, from lack of wisdom, education, poor mastery of the participants’ own emotional systems, lack of understanding of how one gets to superior knowledge, etc..

Such is the present state of affairs.

It needs to be rectified, otherwise nukes will fly. Can it be rectified?

29 Year Old Attacker Of The Louvres, Son Of A General. People Become Like This, Because they Have Not Been Taught Alternative Knowledge From The Hatred, Disguised As Coming From The Great Dog In The Sky...

29 Year Old Attacker Of The Louvres, Son Of An Egyptian General. People Become Like This, Because they Have Not Been Taught Alternative Knowledge From The Hatred, Disguised As Coming From The Great Dog In The Sky…

Yes. Studies such as the one in the Guardian have to be advertized, debated. “Twitter accounts really are echo chambers, study finds

As in ancient human cultures, users of the social media site interact most with those who share their political views, Demos report reveals

When it comes to politics and the internet, birds of a feather really do flock together, according to research confirming the existence of online echo chambers among the most politically engaged Twitter users.

A study of 2,000 Twitter users who publicly identified as either Labour, Tory, Ukip or SNP supporters has found they are far more likely to interact with others from the same party and to share articles from publications that match their views. Ukip supporters are also far more engaged with “alternative” media outlets, including Breitbart and Infowars, two US-based sites identified with the alt-right that have been regularly accused of publishing misleading or false stories.

The research was carried out by the thinktank Demos, which looked at the tweets sent between May and August last year by 2,000 people who have publicly stated their political allegiance on their profiles and who had at some point addressed a member of parliament in their tweets.

Report author Krasodomski-Jones said the behaviour was exacerbated by some media outlets using polarised views to attract audiences. “This attention economy, vying for clicks, eyeballs, pushes people into very confirmatory outlets. The rising popularity of this sort of alternative news is something that caters specifically to a specific group. It’s more than just news – it’s ideologically driven.

…Tom Stafford, a cognitive scientist at Sheffield University, said that those who had already shared their political allegiance in their Twitter profile could be even more likely to use the articles they shared to reinforce that identity… Stafford added: “Homophily, where we hang out with people like us, is an ancient human trait, resulting from our basic psychology. That applies to segmentation of media as well.”

It’s not just in the matter of politics: after I exposed letters of Marcus Aurelius, showing his burning hatred of Christians, a philosopher in New York, Massimo P. banned and blocked me angrily from diverse sites he commands. (Marcus Aurelius is the Muhammad of “stoics”.)

Another name for homophily (loving the same) is tribalism.

I have observed the social media madness as a personal victim of it in the last six months. I saw individuals who I long considered to be friends engage in public campaigns against me, calling me a lot of things they admitted (even then!) that I was not (such as a “racist troll”). One of them who has a significant management position in New York (plutocratic) media confided he had to do so, because his employers read his Twitter and Facebook accounts! “Nice” excuse. Meanwhile, thousands of people who don’t know me, nor what I write, were told I am a racist, and that’s all they know about me. Those thousands in the public who don’t know me were also informed I am anti-Muslim (I am anti-Literal Islam, and that’s just the opposite! I have at least a dozen very close “Muslim” friends… all of them, like me, critical about the Islamist ideology! Ironically, I share housing with them, especially on vacation. I was educated in “Muslim” countries…)

The result of the campaign of hatred against me was that several social media contacts I had in Academia “blocked” me (some were physicists, other philosophers). Thus my alternative version of reality, which would otherwise have added dimensions to their minds, has been annihilated. I am also now deprived of their views, which, however silly, I often found interesting.

I am not a racist. My family is multi-racial from three continents and Pacific islands. Many pseudo-leftists call people they don’t like “racist”, these days, using the word for whatever, including the weather.

So why is the insult “racist” hurled at me so often these days? Their excuse, beside plain rage? As I said above, some cynically some told me:’my job depends upon it!‘ My superiors, bemoaned the art director in New York, watch my social web activity, so I had to publicly hate you, renounce you, condemn you… I have been told this, and was supposed, me the hated one, to show empathy… to my haters. It sounds straight out of a passage in the Bible, the Last Supper…

Another cause of the rage is plain incomprehension. Not only they do not understand what I say, but when they start to understand a bit, the first thing they understand, is that there are very important things they did not even know existed. These huge gaps in understanding have to do with their (mostly self-imposed) tribalism and their closely related alienation (to reality in this case). Tribalism is an addiction, it probably excites the same rewarding circuits in the brain as other drugs.

If one wants to make war to people, the first step is to alienate them. This is French for cutting “Liens” (bounds, relationships).

The present mentality to insult, block, & not reflectively debate, contradictors on the Internet boosts & teaches alienation, violence, war.

Real damage is done when real debate is made impossible. Worse: alienation is presently viewed as glorious. The damage is not just to individuals, but to the collective. Tribalism makes the collective stupid, aggressive. 

Intellectual fascism consists in being led by only a few ideas. The best way is to tweet like a bird, exclusively among one’s flock.

The arch-typical leading fascist idea is that of Judeo-Christo-Islamist metaprinciple: “God is great, Allahu Akbar”. A friend of his being: “Dieu le veut, God wills it, Inch Allah”.Those are traditionally uttered, while committing the greatest infamies. They excuse them all.

The attacker of the Louvres in Paris tweeted less than 20 minutes before attack:…His last tweet posted before the attack, shows on the account a smiling El-Hamahmy leaning against a wall, a number of angry messages, including: ‘No negotiation, no compromise, no letting up, certainly no climb down, relentless war.’

His father is an Egyptian general. The enthusiastic Islamist rented a $2000/week apartment in the center of Paris. He went to the French Republic from Dubai, to attack the world’s most visited museum (justly so!) Hamahmy was following the most glorified mood of Muhammad, made explicit in the Qur’an, of hatred for the Republic and secular law. Yes, Islamism has to be eradicated, and it’s, first, a philosophical problem: one cannot put soldiers everywhere. All the more as such individuals are not just Islamists, or terrorists, they are TWITTERRORISTS.

Patrice Ayme’