December 20, 2011
Stanley: Does that mean we should go to the right or to the left?
Oxonian: My dear old thing, it makes no difference.
Everything is fine; there’s nothing wrong. The drive to the end roils suavely along. In Amsterdam some operatives of a different kind put on a fashion show featuring transvestite runway models in spangles and push-up bras which the reporter demonstrated on screen. The faces of the tall young men, ‘dressed to the nines’ were terrified and terrifying. The disintegration of the West, broadcast to invite the contempt of all viewers (CNN is on constantly in airports and university lounges all around the world) proceeds apace.
A friend recounted a conversation he had a few weeks ago with two nice people, psychiatrists, who are brighter than the stuff they absorb from the Boston Globe and the New Yorker some of whose stories read like ‘death education.’ The lady remarked that “the problem is that there are too many people in the world.” The interlocutor asked, “but whom would you eliminate” and mentioned something about the eugenics agenda. A re-make of La Cage aux Folles is playing in Boston. In the 1880s English added the term of art, “a Boston marriage” to refer to two women living together as ‘husband and wife.’
Across the street lives a nice young couple. The husband, a pleasant Indonesian fellow, manages a fertility clinic that helps lesbians and others conceive. We must not discriminate.
Digital magic and the dominion of imagery over life, the triumph of virtual reality in which words lost their meaning or, rather, mean whatever they say they mean, “neither more nor less” because the screen, the authoritative voice, achieves ever-greater levels of cynicism and power: “the only question is ‘who is the master,’ that’s all.” Although it may defy, the screen defines reality, imposing and injecting it into the target audience. Within the period of a few weeks Oprah morphs into Ellen DeGeneres who long ago morphed into a different kind of transvestite than the models cited above. She is in the midst of giving away lots of gifts for the twelve days of Christmas. She had a gushing couple on her own version of Queen for a Day: gifts cascaded while young ladies in the audience jumped, hugged, smiled and screamed as they do every day for Ellen who wore a black vest over her button down white shirt and under her sports jacket,-- looking quite manly in a 2011 kind of way. Should she grow as big as Oprah, perhaps she may host Tony Blair, special envoy of the Quartet, the fine figure of a man who heads the Faith Foundation that purports to blend the ‘Abrahamic faiths.’ Everything in the blender…
“It will come to pass in the end of days that all the nations of the world will gather against Jerusalem…”
It is not so good in America although it could be worse. In South Korea when one visits the dentist for a routine cleaning, one enters a large fiercely lit room with half a dozen ‘work stations.’ You sit in one and the smiling hygienists put a thick quilted mask over your face that covers everything but your nostrils and mouth, perhaps so you can smell the fish market one floor below or the fumes from the kerosene heater in the waiting room where all and sundry wait patiently, shoes off. In July 2010, the IMF held a conference in Daejeon titled “Asia 21” which declared that in this century, East Asia “would be the model for global governance.” Truly, “the worst is not so long as we can say, ‘this is the worst.’”
The political campaigns, -- that’s what we call them, may not be the worst, yet, but they’re pretty bad. What most people still don’t grasp is that this noise is an audition among a group of personae acting parts in a loosely prepared script as the Directors closely monitor audience response. There are entrances and exits, flaps and pa-doodles: Cain came in and departed branded as the ‘sexual harassment’ theme was engraved further into the ‘public mind.’ The exercise precedes total surrender of the puppets remaining character. Unless they are exceptionally gifted in wit, cynicism and thuggery at a great remove they will remain faces, SRiC’s (“Speech Readers in Chief” ™). Sad though it is and though their levels of appeal vary greatly, it will matter little whether Michelle, Mitt, Hillary, Gump, Newton or the hologram are front the game. The NSC will continue to rule the nation. They know what is good for us: “to serve man.” In any case, America is in a post-obit situation. “Should we go to the right or the left?” “My dear old thing, it makes NO difference.”
Russian fellow, here twenty years, manages a gas station nearby. Once a Getty, it became Getty-Lukoil and now is graced by the green sun of BP. The manager, usually cheery has been increasingly shocked and dismayed that Americans do not see their descent into socialism. “I came to get away from socialism; now America becoming socialist.” With a bit of prompting he agreed, “the people here, they are f***** in the brain.” The past year he’s gloomy. “There’s no pattern anymore” he said recently. “Weekday is like weekend, Tuesday afternoon same as Sunday: no business. No one has any hope; no one believes what will be for grand children.” Who can disagree?
A prestigious, all-but prophetic weekly writes that the President’s campaign is being modeled (for media vending like theirs) as an updated version of Teddy Roosevelt’s third-party run in 1912. As Teddy did, they say, he is “promising a square-deal to working Americans.” Ah, but so many of us cannot find or have given up looking for work and getting turned down. Not to worry: one can always go work in Iraq the artificial state the British began laboring to birth in 1920. We’ve had a dispiriting war of attrition there for almost nine years, a smaller version of Korea and Vietnam: you know the lesson, ‘there is no military solution.’ Now Persia will be sucked into the upcoming vacuum per the script. Not to worry: the Shiite PM “promised that he would firmly confront any meddling by Iran after US forces are gone.” That’s very reassuring. So is the message from a prestigious academic that the Kurdish area of Iraq “is very safe, the best kept secret about the Middle East.” Recently it was noted that the long-running jihad against Christians in the region has greatly escalated, not least in northern Iraq; it actually has been increasing for decades although some major media present it as an unfortunate by product of the “Arab Spring” that flourished in the manure of the twitter revolution.
In these days of disappearing history and the invention of instant facts when “it is not necessary to believe something is true, only to believe that it is necessary,” it is notable than “Iraq” has been created as a virtual de facto fact by this ‘war’ and by Anglo-American “State-building” since 1920. There is not nor has there ever been an Iraqi people, language or nation yet the resources of great peoples have been drained to make fact of fiction. The fissionable results are predictable, inescapable. So is the pending and scripted disaster. Is it possible that the sceptered isle’s obsession with Basra results from a mispronunciation and mis-location of the Batzrah mentioned in Isaiah 63 in which the Creator, moved by relentless assaults on Israel goes forth alone to trample the nations as in a winepress?
Anyway, the prestigious publication again is bloviating about “the twitterers” (beating the business to death) yet concedes that “political Islam is on the march,” thanks, they do not add, to its enablers in the West. The editors again are obsessing about “the Brothers” (a.k.a. “the mild-mannered Muslim Brotherhood”) whose roots in the late 19th century were twined into a force under British suzerainty in Egypt in the late 1920s. It is quite charming how “the Brothers” are made to sound like a bunch of friendly government assets like some of those ‘black’ groups of the late 1960s preaching an aggressive type of ‘race consciousness.’ The editors write that “the Brothers” and their allies “might turn Christians into second class citizens.” This is the kind of journalistic euphemism that gives equivocation a bad name. As the porter in Macbeth noted, it greases the way to hell. The back and fill suggests that the Brotherhood might even “denigrate Jews, not to mention the people of Israel.” The publication cannot mention the Nation of Israel, the only genuine and ancient nation in the area (Egypt, long since Hellenized and then Romanized and Arab-Islamized is a special case), that Britain did so much to abort in its geopolitical enabling of the Nazis. “Denigrate”: seventy years ago there were 250,000 Jews in Mesopotamia the remnant of a settlement dating prior to the Babylonian destruction of Judea and Jerusalem. For six centuries there was a semi-autonomous Jewish area throughout ’Iraq.’ But as we have been taught: “yesterday’s gone” and no one is to remember. The “Palestinian People” are the virtual fact constructed during the past 45 years and no less than Charles Krauthammer recently gave his imprimatur to this embodied fiction. It’s like the public schools teaching American kids to be ‘authors’ while undermining basic literacy. Illiterate, memory-less serfs do not see that the Emperor is naked.
Nevertheless, the distinguished journal touts “the advance of peaceful political Islam” and insists on the Brotherhood’s commitment “to respect the verdict of the polls, even if it goes against them.” The “Brothers” promote “justice and dignity.” What do you think they’d make of Ellen D or those transvestite models in Amsterdam? What do you think they’d make of Western pop culture as a whole or the feminism that destroys generativity, hope and the future? This blending makes the new world omelet a true witches’ brew in which fair is foul and in which “the battle’s lost and won.”
It’s a time meant to be fronted by a post-obit bond to which we are utterly indebted; nay, enslaved. The armies of delusion are deployed through the media distraction machine ™.
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Could one say that “key institutions including courts, police and security services, television and education are used by bureaucrats to maintain [and expand] their own power and wealth”? It is very sad that there is a kind “of negative selection [note the pitch for Darwinism], where the best and most active are suppressed or eliminated while parasitic bureaucrats and law enforcers are rewarded.” This sounds like a description of American ‘Higher’ Education or politics, or of our institutions generally (or those of Britain that leads the world in surveillance of its people) in this “era of perpetual peace” with its endless and terribly “formless wars” and its postmodern hall of mirrors and dissolution of language and meaning. Describing the current state of affairs in Russia, these lines indicate the extent to which the goal of globalists like Julian Huxley, Wells, Curtis and many others have been realized in the fusion of the Russian and American systems as the State apparatus in each relates similarly to its subjects. There is no hypocrisy like that of those who rule Britain and in their closing call for “a system that promotes honesty, openness, tolerance and initiative” they describe precisely what Anglo-America once had and what they so desperately need to retrieve, the oligarchies be damned.
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Laurel & Hardy, “Chumps at Oxford” (Hal Roach
Producer, Hal Roach Jr. Director written and filmed April –
August 1939; released in USA February 1940 by United Artists; a longer
version released in Europe)
2. CNN, shown about 5:56 – 59pm Thursday afternoon EST 12/15/2011
3. Anthony Burgess, The Wanting Seed (1962: W.W. Norton reprint 1996) foretells all this
4. The quote of this remark by Humpty Dumpty is from Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll’s) Through the Looking Glass (1871)
5. ABC 4-5 pm Thursday, December 15, 2011; “Ellen” airs 4-5 pm EST Monday - Friday.
6. Asia 21 5-page color brochure; Shakespeare, King Lear 4.1.25-6, spoken by Edgar
7. “The President Chooses His Ground” [sic], The Economist, Dec 10-16th 2011, page 31.
8. Sam Dagher, “As US Exit Nears, Iraq Leader Vows Calm,” The Wall Street Journal, A1, A8 12/12/2011
9. Sam Dagher, “An ‘Arab Winter Chills Christians” The Wall Street Journal, Dec. 12, 2011, A1, A14.
10. Franz Kafka, The Trial (Schocken 1925), chapter 9
11. The Economist, “And the Winner Is…” Dec. 10-16th 2011, page 14; cf. The Economist, “Thank you & Goodbye” giving the kiss of death to Mubarak in July 2010
12. William Shakespeare, Macbeth 2.3.1-22 passim through Macbeth’s equivocations later in the scene; the play is largely about equivocation, ambiguity, the dissolving of boundaries till “fair is foul” and the swallowing of sanity and order by illusions, fantasies, like an “Arab Spring” and images.
13. The Economist ibid
14. The best accounts in English of this vicious aspect of the holocaust are Israel Eldad, The First Tithe (1949, English translation 2008) who has many witty and brilliant comments on English sanctimony and imperialism; and Joan Peters, From Time Immemorial (1982; reprint 2004). Eldad details the nature of the perennial client regime in Israel
15. The Economist, “The Long Life of Homo Sovieticus” Dec. 10-16th, 27-30
16. Oswald Spengler, The Decline of the West (1962, Alan Helps one-volume English edition from the translation of Charles F. Atkinson),