Posts Tagged ‘Process’

Infernal Logic

March 7, 2014

Hitler was not just a man, he was a process. A degeneracy. That process started with cruelty, it ended with masochism (which justifies sadism). Masochism, indeed: why else did the Nazi dictator engage in a war he was sure to lose? All this I also see in Putin’s soul. Watch Putin spending 50 billions on the Sochi games, and then wasting all the good will in a week, repeating, in Russian, what Hitler said, in German?

Putin is also a degenerative process, but a slower one: the Russian dictator has been in power longer than Hitler, he has rigged more elections than Hitler. However, things are accelerating: in his other wars of aggression, Putin had been more careful in making the world believe he was defending something. His psychology has crossed some internal Rubicon: now that everyone knows that he is an invasive tyrant, he may as well be an efficient one.

Rightly Hanged For War Of Aggression

Rightly Hanged For War Of Aggression

Friends of Putin should remind him of the preceding.

During Putin’s attack on Georgia in 2008, the presence of American military personnel on the ground in Tbilisi, may have been the only thing that prevented the Kremlin to conquer all of Georgia; one of the handful of cases where G W Bush acted well.

In the latest news, a referendum in occupied Crimea has been announced, to be held within ten days. As Obama said, this is in another violation of international law.

Pacifists said: Herr Hitler is Chancellor, and President of Germany, he was elected and plebiscited, more than once. He has got a point about Czechoslovakia, there are Germans there. Tell the Czechs to calm down, in the interest of peace. Let the German government protect the Germans of the Sudeten, a part of Czechoslovakia, if it so wishes.

Pacifists say: President Putin was elected more than once. He has got a point about Crimea; he is protecting the Russians there. Tell the Ukrainians to calm down, in the interest of peace.

The German economy was sinking under Hitler’s intense re-militarization, violence to minorities, and exaction by plutocrats and cronies. That prompted Hitler to accuse various foreigners and minorities (first of all Jews) to be the cause of Germany’s troubles. After he persuaded his sullen electorate that he was the apostle of peace and minorities (really!), against the “plutocrats” (sic!), who he identified as the Jews, Hitler became wildly popular. That was very logical.

Hitler’s real logic was something else. But Hitler knew this: a logic can hide another, just as a train can hide another.

Putin’s official logic is similar. The Russian economy is sinking under Putin’s intense re-militarization, violence to minorities, and exaction by plutocrats and cronies. That prompts Putin to accuse various foreigners and minorities (first of all homosexuals) to be the cause of Russia’s troubles.

“Neo-Nazis” and “fascists” have replaced the Jews as the destroyers of peace.

To enter Putin’s infernal logic, one has just to accept this: “Neo-Nazis”, or “fascists” have taken power in Kiev (and thus, implicitly, that Putin’s state is not fascist, since Putin denounces fascism).  Now that he claims that he is fighting fascism and Neo-Nazism in Ukraine, while extending Mother Russia, Putin has seen his popularity shoot up to 64% in Russia. Russian commoners, smothered by propaganda, really believe that fascists and Neo-Nazis have taken power in Kiev.

In Nazi Germany, the worse things were going, including during the war, the more popular Hitler become (at least with the Volk; not so much with the marshals and generals of the army).

In truth democrats operating democracy have effected a 100% constitutional change of government in Kiev. The change was operated by constitutionally elected politicians, many of whom had high level responsibilities before (the Prime Minister, for example, was minister in previous governments).

It’s all very simple: Putin is in total violation of International Law on the gravest matter: War Of Aggression.

Von Ribbentrop, Hitler’s foreign minister, was a very rich wine merchant, turned seducer of British high society, thanks to his vast apartment in the center of London. That helped produce a Nazi-British Naval Treaty in 1935 that violated the Versailles Treaty, while making a French strike impossible.

France was not going to declare war to Britain for military collaboration with the Nazis; instead French diplomacy went to work, and transformed Britain into a determined ally by September 1939. The first action was to get rid of pro-Nazi politician in Britain, starting with the king (whose American mistress was a Nazi spy).

Ribbentrop did not realize that Britain was preparing herself to go to war as an ally of France. Instead, he reassured Hitler that this would never happen. When Hitler found out differently on September 3, 1939, he stayed silent forever, watching Berlin, his cronies respectfully waiting. Britain had followed France, and declared war. Then Hitler turned around savagely, and barked: “Now what?”

Von Ribbentrop, the foreign minister of Germany, was hanged for engineering a war of aggression, and only for that. Maybe Sergei Lavrov, the tall, tough Neo-Stalinian master mind of Russian foreign policy should be reminded of that in a timely manner. The hour is grave, just because Russia’s dictator had to jail his entire opposition, but that was not enough. Revolts kept on creeping up. So now Putin has cranked up the process of fascization of Russia.

Just as Hitler was criticizing “plutocrats” (he said), although being manipulated by them, Putin denounces “fascists”, although he is the most prominent of them.

Fascization is, of course, what Putin wants: he is the fascist in chief. Big lies are the way to insure conflicts, starting with a conflict with reality. That’s why Hitler advocated it.

Patrice Aymé

Note 1: Obama informed us that “as Christians, Michelle and me are celebrating Ash Wednesday”. Does he think he was elected Pope-in-chief? Some will say: “Oh, it’s just an innocuous lie, Obama believes Christians are idiots, he just does not want to be shot by them.” I understand the logic, however what we need now is a political process based on truth, not manipulative lies. That people have to cover their faces once a year to show the world they are ashamed of themselves is a mild psychopathy.

Note 2: Fascism is a fundamental instinct. It made us possible, by giving us offensive capability. However it’s the enemy of innovative thinking. So it has to be used for war, and only for war. It’s bad for the mind. And, without minds, we lose wars.

Note 3: Societies based on lies fail, but can kill many in the process. Japan lost 2.5 millions in World War Two (the main cause of death being malnutrition and disease in the army). However it killed around15 times that number of civilians of other countries. Interestingly, that seems little known in Japan. Similar truths escapes Russia, such as the alliance of German fascism and Russian fascism (from 1917 to June 1941), including the occupation of Eastern Europe by Russia in cooperation with Hitler in 1939-1941.


SoundEagle 🦅ೋღஜஇ

Where The Eagles Fly . . . . Art Science Poetry Music & Ideas

Artificial Turf At French Bilingual School Berkeley

Artificial Turf At French Bilingual School Berkeley

Patterns of Meaning

Exploring the patterns of meaning that shape our world

Sean Carroll

in truth, only atoms and the void

West Hunter

Omnes vulnerant, ultima necat

GrrrGraphics on WordPress

www.grrrgraphics.com

Skulls in the Stars

The intersection of physics, optics, history and pulp fiction

Footnotes to Plato

because all (Western) philosophy consists of a series of footnotes to Plato

Patrice Ayme's Thoughts

Striving For Ever Better Thinking. Humanism Is Intelligence Unleashed. From Intelligence All Ways, Instincts & Values Flow, Even Happiness. History and Science Teach Us Not Just Humility, But Power, Smarts, And The Ways We Should Embrace. Naturam Primum Cognoscere Rerum

Learning from Dogs

Dogs are animals of integrity. We have much to learn from them.

ianmillerblog

Smile! You’re at the best WordPress.com site ever

Defense Issues

Military and general security

RobertLovesPi.net

Polyhedra, tessellations, and more.

How to Be a Stoic

an evolving guide to practical Stoicism for the 21st century

Donna Swarthout

Writer, Editor, Berliner

coelsblog

Defending Scientism

SoundEagle 🦅ೋღஜஇ

Where The Eagles Fly . . . . Art Science Poetry Music & Ideas

Artificial Turf At French Bilingual School Berkeley

Artificial Turf At French Bilingual School Berkeley

Patterns of Meaning

Exploring the patterns of meaning that shape our world

Sean Carroll

in truth, only atoms and the void

West Hunter

Omnes vulnerant, ultima necat

GrrrGraphics on WordPress

www.grrrgraphics.com

Skulls in the Stars

The intersection of physics, optics, history and pulp fiction

Footnotes to Plato

because all (Western) philosophy consists of a series of footnotes to Plato

Patrice Ayme's Thoughts

Striving For Ever Better Thinking. Humanism Is Intelligence Unleashed. From Intelligence All Ways, Instincts & Values Flow, Even Happiness. History and Science Teach Us Not Just Humility, But Power, Smarts, And The Ways We Should Embrace. Naturam Primum Cognoscere Rerum

Learning from Dogs

Dogs are animals of integrity. We have much to learn from them.

ianmillerblog

Smile! You’re at the best WordPress.com site ever

Defense Issues

Military and general security

RobertLovesPi.net

Polyhedra, tessellations, and more.

How to Be a Stoic

an evolving guide to practical Stoicism for the 21st century

Donna Swarthout

Writer, Editor, Berliner

coelsblog

Defending Scientism

SoundEagle 🦅ೋღஜஇ

Where The Eagles Fly . . . . Art Science Poetry Music & Ideas

Artificial Turf At French Bilingual School Berkeley

Artificial Turf At French Bilingual School Berkeley

Patterns of Meaning

Exploring the patterns of meaning that shape our world

Sean Carroll

in truth, only atoms and the void

West Hunter

Omnes vulnerant, ultima necat

GrrrGraphics on WordPress

www.grrrgraphics.com

Skulls in the Stars

The intersection of physics, optics, history and pulp fiction

Footnotes to Plato

because all (Western) philosophy consists of a series of footnotes to Plato

Patrice Ayme's Thoughts

Striving For Ever Better Thinking. Humanism Is Intelligence Unleashed. From Intelligence All Ways, Instincts & Values Flow, Even Happiness. History and Science Teach Us Not Just Humility, But Power, Smarts, And The Ways We Should Embrace. Naturam Primum Cognoscere Rerum

Learning from Dogs

Dogs are animals of integrity. We have much to learn from them.

ianmillerblog

Smile! You’re at the best WordPress.com site ever

Defense Issues

Military and general security

RobertLovesPi.net

Polyhedra, tessellations, and more.

How to Be a Stoic

an evolving guide to practical Stoicism for the 21st century

Donna Swarthout

Writer, Editor, Berliner

coelsblog

Defending Scientism