The Elite Jews create the illness, then sell the Cure. They create Chaos & Terrorism, then sell the solution.

Zionism is NOT about a homeland for Jews - it's to establish the base of a One World Government, where the Jews tyrannically rule the goyim worldwide

If I converted to Buddhism, does that make me Chinese? If I converted to Hinduism, does that make me Indian? When Khazarians (Turks) converted to Judaism in 740 BC and stole the true Negro Hebrew identity, and turned them into slaves... did that make the counterfeit Jews Hebrew? Well, the Jew World Order seems to think so. They crucified Jesus Christ for exposing them.

The invention of the terrorist by our kosher governments, to keep us in fear, and to justify raping the middle-east and slaughtering millions of innocent families for power and control... just like they have done in the past, in every country that they infiltrated.

Khazarian-Babylonian Mafia known as the JEW

Every Religion and Church has been infiltrated by the Jews. How do you know? ... if your Church has not discussed the below phrases by Christ... then it has been compromised.

The King Of Comedy Jerry Lewis Dies Aged 91

Jerry Lewis


The king of comedy Jerry Lewis died of old age at his family home on Sunday, leaving behind an empty world filled with serious people with long faces.

Jerry Lewis was 91. The comic genius made the world laugh for 70 years.

Lewis’s role in his finest film performance ‘The King of Comedy’ demonstrated his least notable funny character, but gave a glimpse into the real world of comedy and the merciless king who ruled over it.

Jerry LewisSputnik reports:

Born in 1926 in Newark, New Jersey, Lewis first rose to fame in his 20s, shortly after World War II, with his nightclub act opposite crooner Dean Martin, who played the unflappable straight man to Lewis’s antics. Their meteoric rise hinged on their chemistry as performers — ‘sex and slapstick,’ Lewis would call it: Martin’s unstoppable cool, Lewis’s uncontainable comedy.

The two starred in more than a dozen movies together before their split in 1956. Lewis would go on to appear in dozens more as a solo star, including his biggest hit, 1963’s “The Nutty Professor.” He was also a writer and director.

From 1966 to 2010, Lewis hosted the annual Labor Day Muscular Dystrophy Telethon, an event that could run up to 21 hours and featured interviews by Lewis, skits and musical performances. A Los Angeles Times article from 2011, the year after Lewis last hosted the event, reported that Lewis’s telethons had helped raise more than $2.5 billion for research into the disease.

Lewis was given the French Legion of Honor award in 1984 — the comedian was appreciated in France long after his slapstick appeal had faded in the US. He never won an Oscar performances, though he was widely beloved, but was awarded the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award by the US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2009, and was made an honorary member of the Order of Australia for his charitable work in 2013.

He would attribute his incredible stardom to his childlike attitude toward the world. “I made a career out of it. It’s a wonderful place to be,” he explained, according to the BBC. “I’ve had great success being a total idiot.”

Lewis leaves behind a wife, six sons and one daughter.
Jerry Lewis

Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis (16 March 1926 – 20 August 2017)

 “Every man’s dream is to be able to sink into the arms of a woman without also falling into her hands.”

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Trump To Address Nation, Makes Decision On Afghan War

Trump


President Trump has made a decision on America’s longest running war in Afghanistan, and will be making a prime-time address to the nation on Monday night.

NY Post reports:

The president will “provide an update on the path forward for America’s engagement in Afghanistan and South Asia,” the White House said in a statement on Sunday.

He’ll make the address at 9 p.m. from Fort Myer in Arlington, Va.

Earlier Sunday, Defense Secretary James Mattis said Trump had reached a decision on the U​nited ​S​tates​’ military strategy for Afghanistan following a “sufficiently rigorous” review process.

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“I am very comfortable that the strategic process was sufficiently rigorous and did not go in with a pre-set position,” Mattis said while traveling to Jordan aboard a military aircraft, Reuters reported. “The president has made a decision. As he said, he wants to be the one to announce it to the American people.”

Mattis did not provide details on the strategy or when Trump would make the announcement about America’s longest war.

Trump gathered with his military and national security aides at Camp David, the president’s retreat in the mountains of Maryland, over the weekend to discuss the next step in the 16-year-old war.

“Important day spent at Camp David with our very talented Generals and military leaders. Many decisions made, including on Afghanistan,” the president tweeted on Saturday.

Earlier reports said the options could involve a complete military pullout or an increase of an additional 4,000 to 9,000 troops.

Former President Obama began drawing back the US military presence in Afghanistan in 2014 and about 8,400 US troops remain in the country today.

See Also- General Petraeus: Afghan War Could Last Another 100 Years

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FBI: Wassermann Schultz Aide Sold Classified Intel To Enemy Governments

Wassermann Schultz aide Imran Awan sold national security secrets to foreign adversaries


The FBI have confirmed that classified data was stolen and sold onto foreign adversaries by Debbie Wassermann Schultz’ aide, Imran Awan.

Investigators suspect that sensitive and perhaps classified US government data could have been sold to hostile foreign governments in order to blackmail members of Congress.

Nypost.com reports: “This is a massive, massive scandal,” a senior US official familiar with the widening probe told The Post.

Alarm bells went off in April 2016 when computer security officials in the House reported “irregularities” in computer equipment purchasing. An internal investigation revealed the theft of hundreds of thousands of dollars in government property, and evidence pointed to five IT staffers and the Democratic Congress members’ offices that employed them.

The evidence was turned over to the House inspector general, who found so much “smoke” that she recommended a criminal probe, sources say. The case was turned over to Capitol Police in October.

When the suspected IT workers couldn’t produce the missing invoiced equipment, sources say, they were removed from working on the computer network in early February.

During the probe, investigators found valuable government data that is believed to have been taken from the network and placed on offsite servers, setting off more alarms. Some 80 offices were potentially compromised.

Most lawmakers fired the alleged “ringleader” — longtime IT staffer Imran Awan — in February. But Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the former Democratic National Committee chief, kept Awan on her payroll until his arrest last month on seemingly unrelated charges of defrauding the congressional credit union.

For more than a decade, Awan, his wife, two relatives and a friend worked for 30 House Democrats. They included New York City pols Gregory Meeks, Joseph Crowley and Yvette Clarke and members of the sensitive Intelligence and Foreign Relations committees.

The Democrats who hired the five suspects apparently did a poor job vetting them. Awan’s brother Abid had a rap sheet with multiple offenses, including a conviction for DWI a month before he was hired, and filed for bankruptcy in 2012.

Most had relatively little IT experience. Yet they hauled in a combined $4 million-plus over the past decade. One, a former McDonald’s worker, was suddenly making as much as a chief of staff.

“These lawmakers allowed an insider threat to come into the House,” the official charged. “Computer equipment was stolen, taxpayers were robbed of hundreds of thousands of dollars, and sensitive data was compromised and possibly sold overseas.”

On Thursday, a federal grand jury indicted Imran Awan on four seemingly unrelated felony counts including bank fraud, conspiracy and making false statements. They also indicted his wife, Hina Alvi. FBI agents seized hard drives and other evidence from their Virginia home.

The indictment says the couple wired close to $300,000 in fraudulently obtained funds to Pakistan in January, as the Capitol Police investigation heated up.

FBI agents last month collared Awan, 37, at the Dulles International Airport airport as he tried to board a flight to Pakistan. Alvi, 33, fled to Pakistan in March.

Now that prosecutors have Awan hung up on the fraud charges, they will try to squeeze him harder in the larger cyberespionage investigation, according to the US official, who expects additional charges and arrests in the case.

Awan’s lawyer, Christopher Gowen, who has worked for Hillary Clinton’s campaigns as well as the Clinton Foundation, maintained that his client was only indicted “for working while Muslim.”

The investigation has touched Democratic leaders including Wasserman Schultz, who has been accused of protecting Awan. She stuck by her close aide, despite being briefed several months ago by House administrators and security officials about his “suspicious activities” on the Hill, sources say.

Wasserman Schultz attempted to downplay his alleged conduct, saying he was “transferring data outside the secure network, which I think amounted to use of apps that the House didn’t find compliant with our security requirements.” Such transfers though, could be a serious, potentially illegal, violation.

The US Attorney’s Office in Washington has taken possession of a laptop issued to Awan from Wasserman Schultz’s office, according to the sources, and she has reportedly retained counsel.

Earlier this year, she badgered the Capitol Police chief to return the laptop to her, even threatening him with “consequences.”

The congresswoman could not be reached for comment, but she recently told a local paper that scrutiny of her Muslim aide was motivated by “racial and ethnic profiling.”

Awan had access to Wasserman Schultz’s e-mails at both Congress and the DNC, where he had been given the password to her iPad. After DNC e-mails and research files were stolen during the presidential election, Wasserman Schultz reportedly refused to turn over the server to the FBI and instead called in a private firm to investigate and ID the hackers. The firm blamed the Russian government, while admitting, “We don’t have hard evidence.” The corrupted DNC server, held in storage, still has not been examined by the FBI.

Wasserman Schultz denies the DNC turned down the FBI’s assistance or that her congressional or DNC e-mails were compromised by Awan.

“This whole investigation pivots off Debbie Wasserman Schultz,” the official said.

“It’s clear that large bytes of data were moved off the secure network,” said another source close to the investigation, adding that Awan and the other four staffers under investigation had “full and complete access” to lawmakers’ e-mails, calendars, schedules, hearing notes, meeting notes and memos and other sensitive information.

Investigators are trying to determine if any classified information was compromised. Although the network that was breached is an unclassified system, it’s possible that members or staff cleared to handle classified information inadvertently sent such information in e-mails after getting classified briefings, sources believe.

“Logic dictates that sensitive data was compromised,” the senior official speculated. “An accused criminal with close ties to Pakistan had full and complete control over data that went out over the network.”

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Spanish Judge Issues Arrest Warrant For Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu

Spanish judge issues arrest warrant for Netanyahu


A Spanish judge has issued an arrest warrant for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to local reports. 

Netanyahu and seven other government officials face immediate arrest if they set foot in Spain due to their illegal attempts to stop aid from reaching the Palestinians.

According to the Latin America Herald Tribune, Judge Jose de la Mata made an official order to the police to notify him if Mr. Netanyahu enters Spain.

Independent.co.uk reports: The other men named in the issue are former defence minister Ehud Barak, former foreign minister Avigdor Leiberman, former minister of strategic affairs Moshe Yaalon, former interior minister Eli Yishai, minister without portfolio Benny Begin and vice admiral maron Eliezer, who was in charge of the operation.

The case – which was put on hold by Judge de la Mata last year – was brought against the men following an attack by Israeli security forces against the Freedom Flotilla aid ships in 2010, which was trying to reach Gaza.

It concerns the Mavi Marmara ship, the main civilian vessel in a fleet of six that were attempting to break an Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip. The six ships were carrying around 500 passengers, humanitarian aid and construction materials. The Israeli Defence Force stormed the ship in a raid that left nine human rights activists dead. A tenth activist died later that month due to wounds sustained in the raid.

The Israeli Prime Minister and other officials now face charges in the case, should it be reopened.

An Israeli foreign ministry spokesperson Emmanuel Nachshontold the Jerusalem Post: “We consider it to be a provocation. We are working with the Spanish authorities to get it cancelled. We hope it will be over soon.”

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Google Working With Democratic Groups To Purge Libertarian Websites

Google now actively trying to block Conservatives, libertarians, independent media outlets from its search engine


Google announced in a recent blog post that they are working with Democratic organizations in order to purge libertarian voices from the Internet. 

The search engine giant will be using machine learning to track “hate crimes and events” across America, relying on liberal groups such as ProRepublica, Buzzfeed News, and the Southern Poverty Law Center to provide information about which websites and journalists to permanently blacklist from their search results.

Pjmedia.com reports: And now, there are troubling signs that this tool could be used to ferret out writers and websites that run afoul of the progressive orthodoxy.

In the announcement, Simon Rogers, data editor of Google News Labs, wrote:

Now, with ProPublica, we are launching a new machine learning tool to help journalists covering hate news leverage this data in their reporting.

The Documenting Hate News Index — built by the Google News Lab, data visualization studio Pitch Interactive and ProPublica — takes a raw feed of Google News articles from the past six months and uses the Google Cloud Natural Language API to create a visual tool to help reporters find news happening across the country. It’s a constantly-updating snapshot of data from this year, one which is valuable as a starting point to reporting on this area of news.

The Documenting Hate project launched in response to the lack of national data on hate crimes. While the FBI is required by law to collect data about hate crimes, the data is incomplete because local jurisdictions aren’t required to report incidents up to the federal government.

All of which underlines the value of the Documenting Hate Project, which is powered by a number of different news organisations and journalists who collect and verify reports of hate crimes and events. Documenting Hate is informed by both reports from members of the public and raw Google News data of stories from across the nation.

On the surface, this looks rather innocuous. It’s presented by Google as an attempt to create a database of hate crimes — information that should be available with a quick Google search, it should be noted. But a quick glance at the list of partners for this project should raise some red flags:

The ProPublica-led coalition includes The Google News LabUnivision News, the New York Times, WNYC, BuzzFeed News, First DraftMeedan, New America Media, The Root, Latino USA, The Advocate100 Days in Appalachia and Ushahidi. The coalition is also working with civil-rights groups such as the Southern Poverty Law Center, and schools such as the University of Miami School of Communications.

ProPublica poses as a middle-of-the-road non-profit journalistic operation, but in reality, it’s funded by a stable of uber-liberal donors, including George Soros’s Open Society Foundations and Herb and Marion Sandler, billionaire former mortgage bankers whose Golden West Financial Corp. allegedly targeted subprime borrowers with “pick-a-pay” mortgages that led to toxic assets that were blamed for the collapse of Wachovia. The Southern Poverty Law Center, of course, is infamous for targeting legitimate conservatives groups, branding them as “hate groups” because they refuse to walk in lockstep with the progressive agenda. And it goes with out saying that The New York Times and BuzzFeed News lean left.

A perusal of the raw data that’s been compiled thus far on hate stories shows articles from a wide array of center-right sites, including The Daily Caller, Breitbart News, The Washington Times, National Review, and the Washington Examiner. It also includes many articles from liberal sites like BuzzFeed News and The New York Times. One story from PJ Media’s Bridget Johnson is included in the list. It’s a report about a Sikh ad campaign aimed at reducing hate crimes against members of their faith community. Many of the articles are simply reports about alleged hate crimes from sources running the gamut of the political spectrum.

ProPublica vows to diligently track “hate incidents” in the coming months. “Everyday people — not just avowed ‘white nationalists’ — intimidate, harass, humiliate and even harm their fellow Americans because of the color of their skin, how they worship or who they love.” [Emphasis added] Note that they’re not just focusing on hate “crimes.”

It’s easy enough to figure out the direction of this project by taking it for a test drive. A search for “Scalise” returned four results, one of which didn’t even mention Steve Scalise, the congressman who was shot by a crazed leftist in June. A search for “Trump” during the same time period yielded more than 200 results. A search of the raw data resulted in 1178 hits for Trump and not a single mention of Scalise.

Note that Google, which recently fired an employee for expressing his counter-progressive opinions, thinks this information could be used to “help journalists covering hate news leverage this data in their reporting.” What do they mean by “leverage this data”? They don’t say, but an email sent to several conservative writers by a ProPublica reporter may give us some indication. Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer along with some others received this from ProPublica “reporter” Lauren Kirchner:

I am a reporter at ProPublica, a nonprofit investigative newsroom in New York. I am contacting you to let you know that we are including your website in a list of sites that have been designated as hate or extremist by the American Defamation League or the Southern Poverty Law Center. We have identified all the tech platforms that are supporting websites on the ADL and SPLC lists. 

We would like to ask you a few questions:

1) Do you disagree with the designation of your website as hate or extremist? Why?

2) We identified several tech companies on your website: PayPal, Amazon, Newsmax, and Revcontent. Can you confirm that you receive funds from your relationship with those tech companies? How would the loss of those funds affect your operations, and how would you be able to replace them?

3) Have you been shut down by other tech companies for being an alleged hate or extremist web site? Which companies?

4) Many people opposed to sites like yours are currently pressuring tech companies to cease their relationships with them – what is your view of this campaign? Why?

In other words, nice website you’ve got there. It would be a shame if anything happened to it.

To summarize: Liberal ProPublica, working with the smear merchants at SPLC — powered by Google — sent a reporter out to issue not so veiled threats against conservative websites. It’s blatantly obvious that the goal here is to tank websites they disagree with by mounting a campaign to pressure their advertisers and tech providers to drop them as clients. This comes on the heels of Google, GoDaddy, CloudFlare, Apple, and others singling out alt-right sites for destruction in the wake of the Charlottesville riots.

Robert Spencer (who also writes for PJ Media) responded to the threat on his Jihad Watch blog:

The intent of your questions, and no doubt of your forthcoming article, will be to try to compel these sites to cut off any connection with us based on our opposition to jihad terror. Are you comfortable with what you’re enabling? Not only are you inhibiting honest analysis of the nature and magnitude of the jihad threat, but you’re aiding the attempt to deny people a platform based on their political views. This could come back to bite you if your own views ever fall out of favor. Have you ever lived in a totalitarian state, where the powerful determine the parameters of the public discourse and cut off all voice from the powerless? Do you really want to live in one now? You might find, once you get there, that it isn’t as wonderful as you thought it would be.

Spencer has recently criticized Google and the SPLC here at PJ Media for their attempts to squelch dissent, so it’s not surprising that they’ve decided to target him. Only instead of fighting Spencer’s words with words of their own, they’re lashing out with actions designed to silence him.

William A. Jacobson, writing at Legal Insurrection, explained the seriousness of this recent spate of blacklistings:

Companies like Cloudfare and others who provide internet infrastrucure will come under increasing pressure, and it won’t be limited to the Storm Fronts of the world. We know from history that the “hate” label is broadly applied for political purposes, and will be used only against right-of-center websites. 

Being cut off from domain registrars and other aspects of the internet backbone is something we expect from totalitarian governments. Now that power is in the control of almost-uniformly left-wing corporate managers.

He went on to warn that the threats he highlights have gone way beyond mere politics. “They are about our liberty — on the street exercising our free speech rights, accessing the internet to communicate our ideas, and preserving the protections of the First Amendment and free speech,” he writes. “It’s a dangerous time.”

Robert Spencer wrote, “Authoritarianism in service of any cause leads to a slave society despite the best intentions of those who helped usher it in.”

We’re on a very slippery slope. Be assured that the left won’t stop at taking down alt-right sites. They’ve tasted blood with their recent successes and they won’t quit until we are all silenced.

UPDATE August 19 5:43 p.m.: ProPublica came out today with the expected hit piece on Richard Spencer, Jihad Watch, and others they disagree with, repeating the Southern Poverty Law Center’s smears and legitimizing the dishonest group’s hate list. In the article titled “Despite Disavowals, Leading Tech Companies Help Extremist Sites Monetize Hate,” Lauren Kirchner along with two fellow journalistsactivists documented the recent blacklisting of “hate websites” by tech companies and, although they didn’t come right out and say it, strongly implied that this should be the norm. They accept without question the hate designations bestowed by the SPCL and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). The article leaves no doubt that ProPublica — which is working with Google, remember — wants to see more blacklisting. They will not rest until every one of the names on SPLC’s dubious 900-member hate list is purged from the Internet. Make no mistake. They are marshaling forces to pressure advertisers and tech providers to take conservative sites down. Just take a look at this list of Christian groups that made the listbecause they haven’t jumped on the LGBTQ bandwagon.

ProPublica explained what they’re doing with excruciating duplicity under the guise of “journalism”:

We supplemented the SPLC list with a list of top extremist websites provided to us by the Anti-Defamation League. The ADL does not publish this list and supplied it to us for research purposes. [Wasn’t that super helpful of the ADL?]  

See the list of websites we investigated. Download the data.

 We located websites associated with the SPLC hate groups and combined it with the ADL’s list of hate sites. [Because 917 isn’t enought — they want more scalps.] We then compared the combined SPLC/ADL lists with the Alexa’s Top Million websites and filtered our list to use only websites that had enough traffic to appear in the top million sites worldwide.

We then wrote software to automatically browse to each website and collect a list of external domains contacted by each website. In the wake of Charlottesville, some popular white nationalist websites, such as The Daily Stormer, were shut down and we removed them from our list. Others, such as Richard Spencer’s National Policy Initiative, were shut down after we finished collecting data and so we included them in our results.

In order to identify which domains loaded advertisements or provided payment forms for the hate sites, and to eliminate domains that only provided basic functionality, we checked the external domains we found on those sites against the AdBlock Easylist. This crowdsourced list is used by ad blocking software to hide ads when users are browsing the internet.

[…]

In order to verify our results, we visited every website and clicked on the payment links to determine if a working credit card form was loaded, and we visually inspected each site to ensure that the ad networks were actually delivering ads when we loaded the page.

Note what they didn’t do? They didn’t actually read the sites to verify they were “hate sites.” It continues:

We then contacted all the websites and the tech companies and asked them to verify whether our results were correct. In some cases, such as Google Custom Search, the company clarified for us that although some websites were using the technology, none were being paid for its use.

If the SPLC and ADL, with their (growing) list of “hate groups” is going to be the arbiter for approved online speech, we have reached a very scary place in this country. It will be the end of the Internet as we know it and America will be no better than totalitarian China and N. Korea.

Source Article from http://yournewswire.com/google-purge-libertarian-websites/

UK: Palestine activists face prison over Elbit protest

Five Palestine activists face up to six months each in jail after protest outside factory owned by subsidiary of Israeli drone maker Elbit.

A group of Palestinian activists in the UK could be imprisoned after a protest outside a factory owned by a subsidiary of Israeli drone manufacturer, Elbit Systems.

Five protesters were arrested in July after the demonstration in the West Midlands town of Shenstone and later charged with a breach of the Trade Union and Labour Relations.

Operations at the UAV Engines Ltd plant were shutdown for two days starting July 6 with protesters laying out mock coffins outside the factory and laying on the ground outside its gates.

The specific offence the activists are accused of carries a sentence of up to six months in prison and a fine of up to 5,000 British pounds ($6,410).

A court hearing on Friday was adjourned pending a review of the charge by prosecutors with the possibility that the current charge may be dropped and a new one added.

Not guilty plea

The Birmingham and Manchester branches of Palestine Action, which helped organise the protest said those accused would be pleading not guilty.

“They [protesters] believe that the factory is complicit in illegal activity and that they were preventing a crime,” the group said in a statement.

Defence lawyer Mike Schwarz said: “An issue at trial is likely to be the lawfulness of [Elbit and UAV Engine’s] activity in its factory.”

A spokesperson for Elbit said the company will not comment on the issue.

Based in the northern Israeli city of Haifa, Elbit produces military and civilian-use equipment, including drones, aircraft, weapon control systems, and artillery.

The company’s customers include the Israeli army, US Air Force, and the British Royal Air Force.

Source Article from http://www.daysofpalestine.com/news/uk-palestine-activists-face-prison-elbit-protest/

If you are Arab Israeli citizen, your life in danger

Two Israeli soldiers have been severely attacked in a public park by young Israelis who thought they were Arabs.

Both of the soldiers, from the elite units of Golani and Kafir, were accompanied by a woman when they were spotted on Friday evening in a park in the Israeli settlement of Pardes Hanna-Karkur near Haifa.

The young Israelis attacked the two Israeli soldiers, using a hookah and other blunt objects. The two soldiers suffered light wounds and were taken to hospital for treatment.

The young Israelis screamed “these are Arabs,” the two soldiers told Channel 7: “They chanted phrases abusive to Arabs when they attacked us.”

Ynet News said that Israeli police have opened an investigation into the incident, which could have happened because the women who accompanied the two soldiers was known to the youths.

The father of one of the soldiers called the police after learning his son was in the hospital. “Soldiers go on vacation and are attacked by criminals just because they look like Arabs. It is a disgrace,” he told Ynet News.

He continued: “They lynched them; it could have ended in death. How did we stoop so low? And even if they were Arabs, should we harm them? We are shocked and demand that the lawbreakers be brought to justice.”

Source Article from http://www.daysofpalestine.com/news/arab-israeli-citizen-life-danger/

Ernst Zündel – The Truth Warrior

This is a short tribute to a man who dedicated his life to restoring the honor of the German people and exposing the vicious lies against them.

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Who Were the Real Book Burners?

By John Wear

So alarming are the current waves and forms of “Book Burning” in Western Nations, that we would like to bring forward a brief extract from the Epilogue of the book Germany’s War: The Origins, Aftermath & Atrocities of WWII. Today, in 2017, on a daily basis we wake up to multiple forms of “Book Burning” including but not limited to:

  1. Retailers deciding arbitrarily to no longer carry certain titles and subjects;
  2. Internet search engines and social media platforms adjusting algorithms directing people away from certain titles and subjects;
  3. Internet search engines and social media platforms banning or shadow banning user channels, accounts, websites;
  4. Publishing Houses deciding to reject new books addressing certain subjects and refusing to re-print out of stock titles of those subjects despite demand;
  5. Declarations that historical Statues and Monuments need to be removed; Parks and Public venues need be renamed; and
  6. Regulating the English language through redefining existing words and creating new ones to promote reeducation and social change.

Notably, the focus of the above censorship is not on reducing violent or pornographic content in music, movies, books and the internet. It is timely to reflect on this as you read the following passage.

Germany’s War: The Origins, Aftermath & Atrocities of World War II
Epilogue

National Socialist Book Burning

Most people have heard of the National Socialist book burning. It happened on May 10, 1933, when mostly pornographic and other literature deemed to be anti-German was publicly set afire. Few people realize that the Allies removed and then destroyed no fewer than 34,635 titles of books and brochures from German libraries and bookstores after they conquered Germany. This is many times more books destroyed by the Allies than were destroyed by National Socialist Germany. Even today books doubting the Holocaust story can lead to a house search and confiscation of the incriminating literature, with fines and jail time meted out to the owner of the books.[i]

The destruction of large sections of German literature was part of the Allied reeducation program for Germany. Hans Schmidt describes his experience of the Allied treatment of Germans after World War II:

As far as the German people were concerned, the victors wanted only a malleable mass of dispirited, destitute, hungry, cowering and defenseless Teutons who knew the way to physical survival was to placate every whim of the victors. A still proud German was (always!) immediately branded a…Nazi; worse than a criminal….

I still vividly remember that soon after our defeat the victors set about to destroy all traditions and institutions that represented Germany. They did this under the spurious concept encased into even more spurious laws “to free the German people from Militarism and National Socialism.” Absolutely no organization except the Roman Catholic Church was allowed to continue functioning: not even the Red Cross, nor any other charitable organization, no public or private administration, no bank, no newspaper or magazine, no radio station—the list went on….

To me personally it was also disturbing to see that all well-known traditional publications (newspapers and magazines) had been forced out of existence, and new firms with new names appeared on the horizon. In addition all that which we consider part of a nation’s historic tradition was purposely destroyed, eradicated or forbidden in Germany, usually under the guise of an alleged De-Militarization…… [ii]


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Epilogue p489

[i] Schmidt, Hans, Hitler Boys in America: Re-Education Exposed, Pensacola, FL: Hans Schmidt Publications, 2003, pp. 47-48.

[ii] Ibid., pp. 20-21.

Image Removal Maryland Confederate Statue

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The Vanishing Confederacy – Five Things Not Mentioned

One

Many of these Confederate monuments honor the dead. And what is happening is a hateful spitting on the graves of those who lived in a very different time, over 150 years ago.

The subversive message here is White Lives Don’t Matter. And the random acts of anti-white violence and rhetoric that spins off it, is the desired effect.

Two

Many are works of art in themselves, from the Victorian era of the late 1800s, when mourning was an art form with its own symbolic language. They were built of enduring material, lasting 130 years in the elements, and often tell a story with guardian angels, weeping willows and laurel wreaths held close in defeat.

Three

It’s a women’s issue.  From San Antonio to Savannah, it was Southern women that raised the money to honor their fallen men.

Confederate Memorial services, Arlington, Virginia 1922

The Lion of Atlanta was erected in 1894 by the Atlanta Ladies Memorial to honor 3,000 unknown Confederate dead buried right there in that area. It’s symbolic of the courage they had to fight for what they believed in.

One of the four statues taken down in Baltimore under the cover of night, and with no public notice was the Confederate Women’s Monument, dedicated in 1917.

Four

There’s a link between the Agenda 21 for Culture and key actors in the Confederate removal drama. The cities jumping on the culture-destroying bandwagon, like Baltimore, New Orleans, Savannah, are members of ICEI and the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), which is all about implementing Agenda 21.

The Agenda 21 for Culture appears to be a way to further the white genocide agenda in all white countries, by subsuming ethnic Europeans into an inorganic culture that’s “inclusive.” As they state in their report from 2015, “Any tradition that is unable to interact with the present will become an irrelevant fossil. “

130-year old monuments are irrelevant fossils in the age of agenda-driven art.  Agenda 21 agents like Walter Isaacson claim the purpose of monuments is to be inclusive.

Pondering the fate of these relics, he wrote in 2015:

Monuments exist for a purpose. That purpose is to convey a message. At a time when our public and Internet discourse has become coarser, more divisive and at times even hateful and intentionally hurtful, it’s useful to favor civic symbols that were originally, and still are, intended to be inclusive.”

Culture is being increasingly weaponized, here and in Europe, against the founding or indigenous populations.   The language is the similar, to demonize those resisting cultural genocide as extremists, or in the South, as racists who rage.

New York Times from August 16, 2017 – Pax Judaica

It’s all about cultural governance, the 4th pillar of sustainability for the global agenda.  In an Agenda 21 for Culture report from 2015, the EU’s Luca Jahier said “Now is the time to invest in the sector and to support the plethora of actors engaged in cultural governance.”

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This could be part of more long-term goals of Agenda 21, that involves bust and boom cycles, and driving out those with deep roots and sense of place.

The fellas of Battle for New Orleans Radio broke the story of the connection between the removal of monuments in New Orleans and Agenda 21, particularly Walter Isaacson of the Aspen Institute, CFR and Bilderberg.

As they say the “antiquity of the city is being lost,” they’ve seen a rise in crime and losses from the economic boycott. This leads to urban blight, unsafe areas and white flight, followed by a big buy up by outside investors.

The instigators are then free to reshape the city, with stack and pack housing, and fill it with rootless cosmopolitans from elsewhere who won’t get in the way of further change.  It’s in line with Agenda 21 for Culture’s best practice goal of “reconverting cities.”

The South and all White Culture 

Walter Isaacson called the Confederacy a symbol of white resistance. The South is a region whose identity was burned in by the devastating experiences of the Lost Cause and race tensions in general, that’s been exploited to kingdom come by Jewish supremacists.

What we are dealing with is a crossroads, where organic culture that arose from nations and their ordeals and triumphs, is replaced by the synthetic and to my eye, unaesthetic and temporal art of the diverse monoculture.

A light in the dark of all this is that those implementing this and the mass migration into traditionally European nations admit they’re in a crisis of legitimacy. When war is waged on the native populations, and their cultural heritage vanishes in the night, the illegitimacy of those obviously serving another agenda is exposed.

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National Socialism Stood Against the Evils of Freemasonry

As soon as Hitler came to power in Germany on January 30, 1933 he ordered that several anti-Masonic pamphlets be printed by the government and circulated among the citizenry. Among these official NS documents were: “Annhilation of Freemasonry”, “Freemasonry, Marxism, and Judaism: The Cause of War”, and the “Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion”.

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Druids

By Ron McVan

There is no higher incentive for learning than the self-esteem that flows spontaneously from the awareness of a great past.”

The Druids were the wise, high spiritual elders of the ancient Celts, the teachers and keepers of high esoteric knowledge and sacred lore. The Druid mystique has always maintained a curious fascination in the Western World; even Julius Caesar had become intrigued with the Druids during his Roman invasions into pagan Gaul over 2,000 years ago. The Druid High Priests evolved from the Indo-European social order, practicing an Aryan religion which contained many elements already ancient in the days of the Gallic Empire. In those far distant times, to become a Druid was not an easy task. Training for a Druid would normally begin in early childhood and could take as long as 22 years of rigorous physical and mental conditioning. The Druids were always highly respected for their arcane wisdom throughout the Celtic world and professed to know the will of the gods. Caesar stated explicitly that, “Druids had a tradition of secret instruction, specifically about numbers and the secrets of the universe and nature of things”. They were exempt from taxes and from military service. In Ireland, no one, not even the king, was allowed to speak before a Druid had spoken, since the art of correct utterance was considered a mystical power exclusive to a Druid high priest. Words, as the ancients knew well, had the power to destroy and wound as well as to bless and heal.

Early tribal Celtic society was powerful and widespread across Northern Europe. Students in modern history classes are inaccurately taught that Columbus discovered America or the Vikings had landed first 500 years before that. There is in fact more than enough substantial evidence now obtained to prove beyond any speculation that the Celts were superb seafarers in the most ancient of times and had already explored America as far inland as Oklahoma and Arkansas, no less than 1,200 to 1,500 years earlier than the Viking explorers. In Washington State a 9,000 year old Aryan skeleton has recently been discovered and equally significant findings of Celtic Ogham writings in stone were discovered in Utah. The eminent English poet William Blake, himself a practicing Druid in his time, believed that the Atlantean King Albion, led the last of his subjects to Britain, where they became Druids. Ancient Egyptians, Goths and Scythians were all believed to be escapees from the doomed continent of Atlantis.

The wind blows heavy, loud they thunder thru’ the darksome sky, uttering prophecies & speaking instructive words to the sons of men…. These, the visions of Eternity. But we only as it were the hems of their garments When with our vegetable eyes we view these wondrous Visions.” ~ William Blake

The Gods of Britain were much like the Cabiri of Samothrace. Osiris and Isis appeared in their Celtic Mysteries, under the names of Hu and Ceridwen; and like those of the early Persians, their Temples were enclosures of gigantic un-hewn stones. Druids preferred practicing their ceremonies out of doors in the grandeur of Nature. Often the Druids would worship their gods in sacred groves and forest glades, preferably near a spring-fed pool. The religious responsibilities of the Druids may have been complicated by the number of deities they served. The Celts supernatural realm was crowded with a multitude of gods, most of whom had to be approached indirectly, and not by common men but by specialists: the Druids. They and they alone, dealt with otherworldly powers. Altogether at least 400 different deities have been identified by modern scholars—-partly through inscriptions on altars, partly through ancient Irish literature. The main god of the Celts, always unnamed and unnamable—the Dis Pater of the Gauls— is a trinity represented with a triple head.

O, the life of the Druid is the life of the land. We are one with the dark earth on which we proudly stand. One with the Mother, who has suckled us from birth, Her streams and her rivers, we are one with the earth; One with the Father, whose oak supports the sky, Who gazes on us daily with his great, immortal eye…” ~ Philip Shallcrass

Celts were well known for their warrior prowess. In the first century B.C.E. the historian Diodorus Siculus described them thusly:

They are very tall in stature, with rippling muscles under clear white skin. Their hair is blond, but not naturally so; they bleach it to this day, artificially, washing it in lime and combing it back from their foreheads. They look like wood-demons, their hair thick and shaggy like a horse’s mane. Some of them are clean-shaven but others, particularly those of high rank, shave their cheeks but leave a moustache that covers the whole mouth… they wear brightly colored and embroidered shirts, with trousers called ‘bracae’ and cloaks fastened at the shoulder with a broach, heavy in winter, light in summer. These cloaks are striped or checkered in design, with the separate checks close together and in various colors.”

Modern man equates civilization with buildings. Because Egypt and the classical countries built houses, baths and temples, and people who did not value these things were considered to be “barbarians”. The Greeks categorized them with the Scythians and the Iberians, as one of the three great barbarian nations and with the rest of the ancient world viewed them with that terror. The Romans led the way in this narrow estimate, understandably; it is less understandable that modern historians have mostly followed suit. Whilst paying lip service to the clear demonstrable facts of fine art Celtic jewelry, chariots, armor and weaving of extraordinarily high quality, these myopic academes felt that the Celts did not measure up, as a highly cultured civilization. The Celtic culture is unique in and of itself and displays its own high level of genius, originality and aggressive dynamism; they were a tribal people, much attuned to the spiritual ways of nature and had no special need for large civilizations. Power for the Celts and Druids came from the land, from their ethnic gods, from the individual, and from their folk, which provided them a consummate nature-based lifestyle, and therefore no need to compromise with hierarchical empire systems of control. The Celts were highly spiritual and spirit moves through all things. If the human body was devoid of spirit it would not be much different than that of a plant. The earth too has a spirit and should be highly respected by all humanity. The Druids venerate the earth, and to them all life is sacred and worthy of protection.

Authorities who govern us have issued fine decrees, To build motorways through wildwoods, and root up all the trees, While licenses for factories are granted without heed, To poison air and water in the holy name of greed.” ~ Philip Shallcrass

Celtic culture was musical and eloquent; the individual was valued more than the concerted achievement and personal adornment, more than built-up walls. They had exquisite, abstract designs on their metal work and on the many incised stones. It was a world quite at odds with the singular, crude, warlike stereotype which had been assumed from biased classical sources alone. The Druids shared a common god with the early Greeks. The god Apollo being originally of Northern Hyperborean origin was likewise worshipped by the Druidic priesthood among other essential ethnic Aryan gods. The Irish harp which is as much a symbol of the Celts as the Shamrock, extends back to the early influence of Apollo among the Celts. Apollo received his trademark harp from his brother Hermes who invented the instrument. The island of the Hyperborean’s as told by Hecateus (circa 500 B.C.E.) was the birthplace of Leto—-that daughter of giants—-and on this account her son, Apollo, was venerated there above all the gods.

The Book of Pheryllt is perhaps the most important and essential book of Druidic teachings that still remains in existence. The Pheryllt were the legendary Priests of Pharon, an extremely ancient god, whose worshippers were said to be the inhabitants of the Lost Continent of Atlantis. The Druids were great believers in the transmigration of souls and in the Book of Pheryllt it is stated something to the effect that new life sparks are always coming into being as emanations from Ceugant; and that all (degrees of) souls are eternal, and all are in process of expanding beyond the experiential bounds of their present state—heading toward THE BEYOND. All souls evolve through the Mechanism of Cycles: that supreme Law of all nature. When a soul of any grade becomes “saturated” with the experiences available within that life-form, then there is movement onto another higher one. Regression is impossible.

The Book of Barddas is a Druidic work published in 1862. The writings are said to have been taken from old manuscripts collected in a house which was destroyed by the Roundheads more than two hundred years before that time. Much of the existing Druidic belief that the world has come to know is, as most will find, quite similar to Pythagorean doctrines found in the Mediterranean.

Stone Carving for the Druids was a hopeful guarantee that the sacred Gnostic wisdom would be carried on to the future generations, as most Druid teachings were passed down orally. The stones themselves carried a profound energy, some stones containing higher frequency than others, which was further enhanced when stones were placed in particular geometric formations. The greatest of stones was of a rare, green quartzite called the “Liafail” (the stone of fate), or “Cloch na cincamhna”, (stone of fortune). Wherever that stone rested, one of Gallic blood was to rule. The Lia Fail stone comes from the tribe of the goddess Danu and was considered their greatest of treasures in the ancient Celtic city of Falias.

As soon as the pendulum started to swing…the hand resting on the stone received a tingling sensation like a mild electric shock and the pendulum itself shot out until it was circling nearly horizontal to the ground. The stone itself…felt as if it was rocking and almost dancing about.” ~ Legend of the Sons of God

The oak tree (Valonia oak) was absolutely sacred to the Druids and in those days the chopping down of a great oak was punishable by death. The name Druid itself has its origin in the Indo-European word ‘dru’ which means oak. The oak was symbolic of tradition, wisdom and longevity. The oak and its leaves and nuts are still used symbolically today in a variety of ways as well as the mistletoe which is closely associated with the oak. Sacred wood of the Druids aside from oak were the yew, hawthorn and more especially the rowan tree. A Druid’s staff was generally made from the wood of the yew tree. The yew was always considered the guardian of the mysteries.

Druid’s Egg was, according to Pliny, an egg like object allegedly made from the spittle and secretions of angry snakes, This ‘Druids Egg’ was used as an amulet to help the bearer gain victory in the law courts. The Roman Pliny describes it as ‘round’ and about as large as a smallish apple. The higher Druids were classified as “Adders” and wore what was known as a Glein Naddred, or “Serpents Egg”. The egg was actually a blue-green glass bead set in gold and strung on leather and to be worn around the neck. This was to indicate to others that they had reached the level of Serpent Wisdom as a Druid Adder. When a Druid Adder succeeded in acquiring seven eggs, he or she became an Arch Druid. The mythical legend of Saint Patrick chasing all the snakes out of Ireland was not to be taken literally; it meant that he had driven out all the remaining Druids in Ireland.

Stonehenge rightly remains a traditional symbol for Druidry even though its origins are more than likely much older. The public appeal of the Druids, especially as an ancient people connected with Stonehenge and other monuments is not difficult to understand. By today’s standards Stonehenge is often referred to as a “Temple of the Sun”, when in fact, in ancient history it was clearly linked with the moon. The whole area of Stonehenge has the number of the moon in 999. Also the moon is figured by the exact astronomical numbers of 19 (the number of years taken for the moon to return to its place in the sky, the Metonic Cycle), and 56 (both the cycle of the moon’s eclipses and 4 times the moon’s 14 nights from new to full).

For it is by the moon that they measure their months and years and also their ‘ages’ of thirty.” ~ Pliny

The Trefoil Shamrock is one of the symbolic spring plants that appear in the footsteps of the goddess Ceridwen and Olwen in their youthful shapes. The three of the trefoil leaf has always been highly significant in the arcane mysteries. For the Druid the number three stands for general creative energy, the triangle or triangular 3 rays has become a trademark symbol of the Druidic order. The Welsh Triads reveal to us that the Druids followed a process of study which required the practicing Druid to SEE ALL, STUDY ALL and SUFFER ALL in the effort to reach beyond the cycles governing rebirth.

The Three Rays symbol was the original symbolic name of God, symbol of The Trinity, and known as The Three Columns of Truth, because there can be no knowledge of truth, but from the light thrown upon it; and the three columns of sciences, because there can be no sciences, but from the light of truth, This special sign was used as a sort of supreme gesture above all others—the “Fifth element” of Nyu, Akasha or Spirit. The three ray’s symbol pointed downwards represents the invoking active/male energy and the three ray’s symbol pointed upward represents the banishing passive/ female energy.

Mistletoe was held in high esteem among the Druids. The Roman Pliny in his writings of the Celtic Druids commented:

“Seldom was the Mistletoe found growing upon the Oak, but on such occasion, the Druids gathered it with due religious ceremony, if possible on the sixth day of the new moon—when the influence of the orb was waxing, and said to be at its height. Following an elaborate banquet a white-clad priest cut the plant from the oak tree with a golden sickle, while another Druid held out a white cloak for its reception. They believed that the Mistletoe, immersed in water within a cauldron, would import fecundity to barren animals, and that it is the antidote for all poisons—its name meaning ‘all healing.”

Mistletoe to the Druids was thought to be saturated with the serpent life force and thus, in ceremony, should be handled by the high Druids only. The Teuton’s also viewed mistletoe as sacred to the god Baldur, while the Romans believed it to be the ‘Golden Bough’ that gave access to Hades.

The Tau Cross was a sacred symbol among the Druids and was T-shaped in form. Like the later cross adaption used by the Christians the Tau also symbolized both life and salvation. In Teutonic Wotanism the Tau was symbolized in Thor’s mighty Hammer. Druids were known at times to divest a tree of part of its branches to form the shape of a Tau cross. They would preserve it carefully, and consecrate it with solemn ceremonies. On the tree they cut deeply the word Thau, by which they meant God. On the right arm of the Cross, they inscribed the word Hesuls, on the left Belen or Belenus, and on the middle of the trunk Tharamis. This represented the sacred Triad.

Druidesses, according to the Greek historian Strabo, were “The Devotees of Bacchus” and he mentions that Celtic women paid Bacchus homage on an island in Okeanos (the specific location is unknown but generally believed to be somewhere in the British Isles). Here they formed an exclusive female society, maintaining both the Bacchus and Druidic mystery tradition and performed ancient rites of initiation.

The Dragon was viewed by the Druids as an entire energy system of the Earth manifested in the singular symbolic form of a Dragon. The magnetic ley lines which criss-cross the surface of the globe at strategic points were known as Dragon Lines. The Earth itself generated these lines of force, and at certain points where this energy coiled and twisted to the surface, great occult power was to be found there. Inspiration is a quality traditionally seen as a gift of the Dragon. Awen is the old Welsh word for inspiration or illumination, as in that which is channeled down from above, and fills a person’s soul during rare moments of spiritual ecstasy. The Celtic god Hu was called “The Dragon—Ruler of the World”, and his car was drawn by serpents. His ministers were styled adders. A Druid in a poem of Taliessin says, “I am a Druid, I am an Architect, I am a Prophet, I am a Serpent (Gnadi).” The car of the Goddess Ceridwen was also drawn by serpents. In ancient Druid times one that was well versed in the mysteries was called a serpent, or Adder. When a Druid summoned a dragon to manifest at a particular spot he would begin a mantric chant such as this: “Cum saxum saxorum, In dversum montum oparum da, In aetibulum, In quinatum—Draconis!”

During the period of transposition, Druid training colleges were taken over, and with nominal changes, they became monasteries and nunneries. Druids became Culdees (Chaldeans or magic workers), or magi (Seers); the word “Druid” was strictly forbidden by the Christian authority. Through the Middle Ages much of the sacred high teachings of the Celts was transformed or lost. The schools of the Filid (Seers) of Druidic nature are said to have survived in the Scottish Highlands until the 18th century, Ireland and parts of Scotland having escaped Roman influence. Contemporary Welsh Druids consist of three ranks of membership: Bard, Ovate and Druid. Druid being the highest. The most senior of the Druid rank is given the title “Archdruid”. Druids believed that souls do not suffer death, but after death pass from one body to another; and they regard this as the strongest incentive to valor, since the fear of death is disregarded.

The Purpose of following the Druidic path is to seek a deeper understanding of Nature, the Planet and oneself. Through the path of Druidism one will also gain a deeper understanding of his ancestral roots, spirituality, his ethnic gods, life, death and the All High Creator God of the universe. Druids are and should be scholars hungry to learn all the important knowledge of life and the world of which we are an essential and active part. The Druid also does not waste and squander his time; he is well aware of the swiftness and importance of life and uses his time wisely and effectively for the greater good. Druidism also serves as a process by which we can balance our inner world of thoughts, intimations, insights and emotions with the activities and pressures of the ‘outside’ world. Tlachtga and Mog Roith are the Celtic Lord and Lady of the Wheel of Life and Death, the keepers of Druidic Knowledge, and the secrets of both still remain in their hands.

Whoso neglects learning in his youth, loses the past, and is dead for the future.” ~ Euripides

In today’s times, as we move amidst the debris of the technological, chemical and nuclear age, we find ourselves far removed from our ancient traditions, and in the Western World we stand witness to the imbalance of man, earth and spirituality. When man is reduced to economic-man he becomes an animal that preys on its own kind and set far adrift from his indigenous tribal instincts. The existing government controlled schooling institutions of mis-learning grossly destroy the thinking process of our youth, and rape them of all sense of identity as does the Fourth Estate (media). The medical institutions genocide our race en mass with abortion, birth control pills and medications that severely damage the human body. By means of rampant immigration, and miscegenation, governments further work at destroying the ethnic identities of all races both genetically and nationalistically. Hollywood filth and multi-media mind manipulation, crime ridden cities, vital industries sold out to foreign investors, our youth slaughtered in ongoing no-win foreign wars which only continue to fill the pockets of the controlling Power Elite. Dying oceans and rivers, choking atmospheres, widespread mental illness and most everyone swallowing tranquilizers and antidepressants, junk food, increasing forms of cancer and heart attacks, inadequate health care for the elderly! Is this the life that you really want to live in, promote, defend and protect? Can you in good consciousness say that this is the type of world that you want your children to live in, to look up to, learn from and covet?

The current plight of Euro-tribal survival is very grim indeed and as a result many Aryans are rediscovering their ethnic European spiritual roots such as Teutonic Wotanism or the Celtic, Slavic and Olympian pantheons. It is an attempt, not only to reconnect with their indigenous folk soul and heritage, but also a need to reclaim an essential identity, strength and dignity as a people which is so very vital in these rapidly declining times. The survival of our race as a species and culture will never come about if we do not first share a collective ethnic ‘vision’. Vision forms ‘direction’ direction brings about ‘unity’ and from unity comes ‘strength’. As individuals we must unabashedly call upon our ancestral folk soul within and around us. We must become rooted again in national pride as a strong and vibrant people in the great wealth of our heritage. We need only look to our ethnic gods and noble ancestors to find that enrichment that we seek in our present day lives. Roots in the past, Minds in the present, Eyes to the future!

The Mysteries of antiquity have seemingly perished. The faith, however, of the Golden Age—the first religion—can never wholly die. In all its pristine purity it is preserved even to this day and may be rediscovered by everyone who will devote his life to this supreme and holy task. It is not decreed that man should be so easily deprived of that which is his own; for even in this generation, which is a stranger to the gods, he who will follow in the footsteps of the neophyte of old may still receive the priceless heritage of Truth and Light.” ~ Manly P. Hall

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Get Ready for the ‘Tech Alt-Right’ to gain Power and Influence in Silicon Valley

The firing of James Damore over his “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber” memo will empower the tech alt-right.

To understand why, imagine yourself as a Republican working at a big Silicon Valley tech company.

You agree with Damore that some average differences between men and women probably explain some of why such a high proportion of computer programmers are male. You, however, in no way consider yourself sexist.

What Damore’s termination tells you is that many in your field consider people with your beliefs to be unfit to work with. They hold opinions of you similar to those of former senior Google employee Yonatan Zunger, who wrote about Damore, saying:

“Do you understand that at this point, I could not in good conscience assign anyone to work with you? I certainly couldn’t assign any women to deal with this, a good number of the people you might have to work with may simply punch you in the face, and even if there were a group of like-minded individuals I could put you with, nobody would be able to collaborate with them.” (Emphasis mine.)

If you are on the right, you probably find it hard to imagine that any reasonably person could read Damore’s memo and think that it reveals the author to be sexist, punchable, or a danger to women’s careers. It appears to you that Damore was excommunicated for questioning the progressive diversity narrative in a most respectful manner.

The right calls the kind of people who went after Damore by the derogative term “Social Justice Warriors” (SJWs). SJWs hold progressive views on diversity and identify politics and, supposedly, find virtue in harming those with heretical beliefs.  

Many on the right fear SJWs. The website Breitbart, highly influential among conservatives and the Trump administration, interviewed an anonymous Googler who said in part:

“Several managers have openly admitted to keeping blacklists of the employees in question, and preventing them from seeking work at other companies. There have been numerous cases in which social justice activists coordinated attempts to sabotage other employees’ performance reviews for expressing a different opinion. These have been raised to the Senior VP level, with no action taken whatsoever…There have been a number of massive witch hunts where hundreds of SJWs mobilize across the corporate intranet to punish somebody who defied the Narrative…I always fear for my job and operate with the expectation that I will be purged unless something changes…”

 Many Business Insider readers won’t trust an anonymous Breitbart interview, but for what’s relevant to this article, please do trust that this Googler’s views accurately reflects how many on the right think about SJWs.

Vox Day, a leader of the alt-right, wrote a book called “SJWs Always Lie” with the explicit goal to “show you how SJWs operate, teach you how to see through their words, explain how to correctly anticipate their actions, and give you the weapons you need to successfully thwart their inevitable attempts to disqualify you, discredit you, and destroy your reputation.”

Damore’s firing is probably going to cause many Silicon Valley Republicans to prepare themselves by reading this book.

The key difference in tactics between the alt-right and traditional right is that the alt-right doesn’t place much value on playing fair, and they mock conservatives’ seeming desire to lose honorably. On a recent Periscope video Vox said that his supporters in tech companies (which he claims are numerous) should “be the second or third most enthusiastic SJW in your group.”  

He considers SWJs to be the enemy that’s beyond reason. When a commentator suggested that publically supporting SJW views might give them legitimacy, Vox said “F— legitimacy. You are thinking like a conservative…”

It will be poisonous if the tech right feels compelled to not only hide their beliefs but also to actively pretend to believe in progressive diversity values. This pretending will embitter them, probably pushing many to the more radical alt-right.

It will prevent the left and right from getting meaningful feedback on their belief. Plus, if progressives never talked with people on the right, they wouldn’t get to learn that most of us do not fit their stereotypes of being sexist monsters.

When SJWs in Silicon Valley realize that their ideological enemies are hiding, they might actively search them out. They might become suspicious of the guy who was the first to stop clapping when a new diversity initiative was announced. Even worse, SWJs in human resources might become reluctant to hire those with characteristics correlated with conservatism, such as past military service.

In “SJWs Always Lie,” Vox Day writes, “If you have any SJWs working under you, fire them…Above all, you must understand that the normal rules of live and let live are no long in effect.”

Business works best if different political tribes don’t seek to crush others when they have a temporary upper-hand. If, however, the right perceived that SJWs are after them, it’s understandable (if regrettable) that they will treat SJWs likewise when they have the power.

Although the left greatly outnumbers the right in tech, if the right uses stealth tactics and the left doesn’t, the right might eventually gain an advantage in the career-destroying game because they will more easily locate high-value targets.

The alt-right’s favorite insult is “Cuckservative,” title of another Vox Day book.

A Cuckservative is a conservative who backs policies that will in the long run destroy conservatism such as, supposedly, supporting immigration of people whom will eventually become citizens who vote Democratic.  

Lots of Republicans (me included) would have supported Google against government regulations and antitrust action and we were in no way bothered by Google’s massive cultural power because this was the judgement of the free market.

We considered Google a great American success story. But this firing probably shows that many Googlers find us beneath contempt. Damore’s ouster has kind of turned us into Cuckservatives.

As a free market Republican, I dislike most of the alt-right policy views. But my kind are not inclined to fight an underhanded company by company dirty political war, while the alt-right is. If SJWs force the tech right into these fights, they will push them into the eager arms of the alt-right.  

 

 

 

 

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Political geography change in Iraq creates regional insecurity: Iranian cmdr.

Press TV- Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri has warned that any change in the political geography of the region would create tensions across the Middle East.

“Any geographical change in the region, given the differences among the Kurds and the central Iraqi government about [the country’s northern province of] Kirkuk and other areas, can start tensions and conflicts inside Iraq and this issue will never be confined to Iraq’s geographical expanse,” Baqeri told reporters on Monday.

Pointing to the outcomes of his recent visit to Turkey, he said the Iranian and Turkish military officials reached good agreements about boosting security along their common border.

The Iranian military chief added that the two countries also held “useful and complete” discussions about regional security, particularly in Syria and Iraq, and the role of Iran and Turkey in establishing peace and security in the two war-ravaged countries.

Baqeri said Tehran and Ankara had a common stance that the political geography of regional countries, including Iraq, must never change and that any talks on differences that exist about Kurdistan’s independence and the role of the central government in Baghdad must be held based on Iraq’s Constitution.

The president of Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government, Masoud Barzani, announced on Twitter in June that the northern territory would hold an independence referendum on September 25 not only in the three provinces that make up the Kurdish region, but also in the areas that have been bone of contention between the Iraqi Kurdistan Region and the central government in Baghdad.

The Iraqi government has rejected the planned referendum as “unilateral” and unconstitutional. Turkey, Iran and Syria, which together with Iraq have sizable Kurdish communities, also oppose an independent Kurdistan.

The chief of staff of the Iranian Armed Forces paid a three-day visit to Turkey last week at the head of a high-ranking politico-military delegation.

He met with the country’s top authorities, including President Erdogan, his Turkish counterpart, General Hulusi Akar, and Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli.

It was the first visit by an Iranian chief of staff of the Armed Forces to Turkey after the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979.

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Iran-Turkey move against Kurdish militants on agenda: Erdogan

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also said on Monday that a joint Turkish-Iranian operation against Kurdish militants was “always on the agenda.”

“It is always on the agenda to carry out a joint operation with Iran against those terror organizations which pose a threat,” Erdogan told reporters in Istanbul before a visit to Jordan.

Turkey has been fighting against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants for decades.

Iran is also fighting PJAK, a PKK offshoot, in its northwestern border region with Turkey. Iranian forces killed five PJAK terrorists in an ambush there last June.

PJAK randomly carries out hit-and-run attacks on Iranian targets, after which they retreat to their lairs in Iraq and Turkey.

Source Article from http://theiranproject.com/blog/2017/08/21/political-geography-change-iraq-creates-regional-insecurity-iranian-cmdr/

Turkey’s top general due in Iran

Tasnim – Chief of the General Staff of Turkey Hulusi Akar will pay a visit to Iran in the near future, Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri said.

Speaking to reporters in Tehran on Monday, General Baqeri said the upcoming visit will take place to “complete and conclude the negotiations” held during his recent official visit to Turkey.

The top commander also noted that Iran and Turkey reached good agreements on border issues, as well as the conditions in Syria and Iraq, during his visit to Turkey.

Heading a military delegation, Major General Baqeri visited Turkey last week and held meetings with top Turkish officials, including President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and General Hulusi Akar.

His talks with Turkish officials revolved around Tehran-Ankara defense ties, regional developments, cooperation on border affairs, and the fight against terrorism.

Source Article from http://theiranproject.com/blog/2017/08/21/turkeys-top-general-due-iran/

Belgium to join club of petchem importers from Iran

Shana – The managing director of Mahabad Petrochemical Plant said his company will start exporting polyethylene products to Belgium before the end of the current Iranian calendar year which began on March 21.

Mohsen Majidi said MPP has exported over 90,000 tons of petrochemicals since March 21, adding the exports have fetched the company over 85 million dollars in revenues so far.

The facility can supply 300,000 tons of linear light and high density polyethylene as well as 30,000 ton of butane-1.

Source Article from http://theiranproject.com/blog/2017/08/21/belgium-join-club-petchem-importers-iran/

Iranian, Turkish top military brass underline restoring Gov’t rule over northern Syria

FNA- Chief of Staff of Iran’s Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri announced that during his recent visit to Turkey an agreement was made to restore the Syrian government’s rule over the Northern parts of the country where the US forces have been deployed.

“Good agreements have been made on the full establishment of legal sovereignty of Syria (government) over different regions, specially in the North, where the American aggressors are present without taking permission from the legal government in Syria and the sovereignty of Syria should be restored there,” General Baqeri said in Tehran on Monday.

He added that good agreements have also been made to fight against terrorism at common borders and prevent the occasional trafficking of terrorists who stir insecurity.

General Baqeri expressed the hope that the chief of staff of the Turkish army would soon visit Iran to complete and conclude the negotiations in the form of final agreements.

General Baqeri started his three-day visit to Ankara last Tuesday at the head of a high-ranking politico-military delegation. He said his trip was aimed at discussing enhanced cooperation on military and regional issues.

Top Iranian and Turkish military chiefs in a meeting in Ankara on Tuesday discussed ways to improve the two countries’ security, particularly in border areas, and continue the fight against terrorism.

During the meeting, General Baqeri and his Turkish counterpart General Hulusi Akar explored avenues for bolstering and reinvigorating mutual cooperation in defense fields.

“As one of the important neighbors of Iran, Turkey enjoys a prominent status in the region and the Muslim world,” General Baqeri said.

He added that the two countries’ military officials had not exchanged such visits for a long time, but he decided to make the trip to Ankara in view of the current developments in the region, issues pertaining to bilateral security, and the need to continue the fight against terrorism.

Source Article from http://theiranproject.com/blog/2017/08/21/iranian-turkish-top-military-brass-underline-restoring-govt-rule-northern-syria/

Iran Foreign Ministry outlines priorities for new term

Tasnim– A push for closer ties with neighbors, stronger contribution to regional peace and stability, and the fight against terrorism are high on the list of the Iranian Foreign Ministry’s priorities in President Hassan Rouhani’s second term, a spokesperson said.

Speaking at a weekly press conference on Monday, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said the new administration has shaped its foreign policy on the basis of improvement of relations with neighbors, contribution to peace and stability in the region, and efforts to combat terrorism.

He referred to plans for establishment of a new economic bureau in the Foreign Ministry, saying it would help the ministry pursue economic diplomacy more actively to attract foreign investment, boost exports and send workforce abroad.

Highlighting Iran’s mutual cooperation with neighboring countries, Qassemi pointed to a recent visit to Turkey by Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri, saying the high-profile trip marked a “progress and complementary step” in Tehran-Ankara ties and its positive impacts on regional developments will emerge in future.

As regards the tensions with Saudi Arabia, the spokesperson said Iran has taken the necessary measures with regard to the bilateral relations, expressing the hope that the kingdom would observe the regional situation with a better sense of realism.

He further described the political negotiations in the Kazakh city of Astana as an “effective approach” to settling the crisis in Syria, saying the initiative has no alternative.

Syria’s warring sides have so far attended five rounds of peace talks in Astana, brokered by Iran, Russia and Turkey, known as the guarantors of a ceasefire in the Arab country.

The fourth round of those talks in May produced a memorandum of understanding on de-escalation zones in Syria, sharply reducing fighting in the country.

Source Article from http://theiranproject.com/blog/2017/08/21/iran-foreign-ministry-outlines-priorities-new-term/

UK gov orders tighter checks on car and van hire rentals after Barcelona terror

    

Ministers have expressed concern at how easily extremists can hire vans and cars in the wake of the Barcelona attack

British drivers will face extra checks when renting cars and vans to ensure they are not extremists in the wake of a string of deadly terror attacks using vehicles.

Ministers are ordering the crackdown amid growing concern over how easily extremists are renting vehicles and using them to mow down pedestrians in attacks.

It comes after 14 people were killed when terrorists plowed into passersby in Barcelona and seaside town of Cambrils on Thursday.

This year in the UK, vehicles have been at the center of deadly attacks on Westminster, London Bridge and Finsbury Park.

The incidents sparked suggestions van rental could be subject to more stringent checks, while officers appealed for vehicle hire and haulage firms with suspicions about rental attempts to come forward.

Ministers are proposing rental companies share drivers’ data with the Government so it could be checked against a terror watch list before a vehicle is released for hire.

Toby Poston, director of external relations at the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA), told the Sunday Telegraph: “The industry is looking at ways to share data with the authorities in as real time as possible so it can be cross-referenced with counter-terrorism watch lists.”

A Government spokeswoman confirmed that the Department for Transport is working with the police and the vehicle rental industry to look at tightening up regulations.

“The threat from terrorism is changing and so must our response,” she said.

“That is why we are reviewing our counter-terrorism strategy and powers and why we have plowed extra resources into counter-terrorism.

“The Department for Transport is also working with the police and the vehicle rental industry to explore what more can be done to prevent the malicious use of hire vehicles.

“This includes looking at what more rental companies could do before an individual can hire a vehicle.”

The potential for large vehicles to inflict mass casualties was laid bare in horrifying fashion in July last year when a lorry drove through crowds gathered to celebrate Bastille Day in Nice, killing 86 people and injuring scores of others.

Then in December 2016, an attacker drove a lorry into a crowded Christmas market in central Berlin, killing 12 people.

In June, eight people were killed when terrorists mowed down pedestrians and went on a stabbing rampage in Borough Market.

Khuram Butt, the ringleader of the London Bridge terror gang, had attempted to hire a 7.5-tonne lorry hours before the attack.

However, his payment method failed so he resorted to “plan B” and rented a white van which plowed into pedestrians as the perpetrators launched their deadly rampage.

UK authorities have also been looking closely at physical security measures.

Earlier this year, police announced plans to step up the use of the National Barrier Asset – a collection of temporary equipment including security fences and gates – to protect crowded events.

Scotland Yard reviewed the security of 33 bridges around the capital and a number were fitted with barriers designed for “hostile vehicle mitigation”.

Guidance for armed police has also been tweaked.

Previously, firearms officers had the option of shooting at a moving vehicle, but this was discouraged as it was felt it could increase the risk to the public.

But the guidance has been revised so that firing at a car, van or lorry when it is on the move is an accepted tactic for incidents such as those seen in Nice and Westminster.

Containing the threat posed by “low-tech” attack methods such as the use of knives or vehicles is one of the major challenges for security services as they attempt to stop Islamic State-directed or inspired plots.

Source Article from https://www.sott.net/article/359760-UK-gov-orders-tighter-checks-on-car-and-van-hire-rentals-after-Barcelona-terror

One dead after car crashes into Marseille bus shelters

    

Police have arrested a driver following an incident in the Old Port area of Marseille in which one person died when a car crashed into two bus shelters. The incident is not believed to be terrorism-related.

A 35-year-old was arrested following the woman’s death, after he hit two bus shelters in the area. At 8:15am local time the driver smashed into the first shelter in the 13th arrondissement before hitting the second in the 11th arrondissement.

In a statement from police the public have been asked to avoid the area of boulevard Charles Livon.

Another person was also injured, according to police. “At the moment we have no information on the motives of this individual,” a police source told Reuters.

The man driving the vehicle is from the Grenoble region in eastern France, according to the source. He is known to police for minor crimes and was being treated for psychological issues.

David-Olivier Reverdy of the Alliance police union said the incident is not believed to be terrorism-related but “given the times” it cannot be ruled out as a motive. The anti-terror prosecutor has not become involved in the investigation.

The bus shelters involved were five kilometres (three miles) apart, according to Reverdy, who said the van used in the incident was a Renault Master.

Images taken along Quai de Rive Neuve show armed police at the scene.

Video from the scene shows a white van stopped by police with armed guards on the scene.

One witness to the second collision provided the license plate of the vehicle to police, enabling them to find and stop it shortly afterwards, reported BFM-TV.

    

One witness to the second collision provided the license plate of the vehicle to police, enabling them to find and stop it shortly afterwards, reported BFM-TV.

“We saw a van that went off, making the tires squeal,” another witness said.

The incident comes just days after back-to-back van attacks in Barcelona and Spanish resort town of Cambrils killed 15 people and injured more than 100 people.

Earlier this month, six French troops were injured when a car rammed into them after they emerged from a barracks at Levallois-Perret, a suburb in northwestern Paris.

Source Article from https://www.sott.net/article/359759-One-dead-after-car-crashes-into-Marseille-bus-shelters

Putin appoints Anatoly Antonov as Russia’s new ambassador to US

    

Moscow has selected Anatoly Antonov, a career diplomat specializing in defense and security issues, as its next ambassador in Washington. Antonov replaces Sergey Kislyak, who was painted as a shadowy spymaster by those targeting the Trump administration.

“According to the President’s decree, Anatoly Antonov is appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the United States and the permanent observer of the Russian Federation at the Organization of American States in Washington,” the statement on the Russian presidential website reads.

Antonov is presently Russia’s deputy foreign minister.

Source Article from https://www.sott.net/article/359757-Putin-appoints-Anatoly-Antonov-as-Russias-new-ambassador-to-US

Rosneft enters India’s energy market by acquiring Essar Oil for $13bn

    

Russia’s Rosneft and its partners including Dutch commodity trading house Trafigura have finalized the $12.9 billion purchase of India’s second-largest oil refiner Essar Oil. It’s the biggest foreign acquisition in the South Asian country.

The deal announced last October gives Rosneft a 49 percent stake in Essar. According to an Essar Group statement, Trafigura and the Russian fund UCP will hold a similar stake in equal parts; retail investors will hold the rest.

“Today is a historic day for Indo-Russian economic ties… I congratulate Rosneft, Trafigura, and UCP for investing in a world-class oil business, which we are proud to have built,” said Essar Group Chairman Shashi Ruia.

“The closing of the acquisition enables Rosneft to enter one of the world’s fastest growing markets,” said the Russian oil major.

Rosneft and partners will get control of 400,000 barrels per day (bpd) at the Vadinar refinery in western Gujarat. The Russian-led consortium will also get 3,500 retail fuel stations across India.

The deal will give Rosneft access to a market of 1.3 billion people which imports 80 percent of its crude requirements. India is expected to become the fastest growing oil consumer through 2040, according to the International Energy Agency.

The Essar-Rosneft agreement will also challenge Middle East producers who provide nearly two-thirds of India’s imported energy.

Rosneft plans to supply ten million tons of Venezuelan crude to Essar’s Vadinar refinery over the next decade. The Russian oil producer and Venezuela’s state-owned PDVSA signed a strategic partnership pact last year.

Essar Group will reduce its debt by about $11 billion and shift focus to its struggling steel business.

“This is the single largest deleveraging ever undertaken in Indian corporate history,” CEO and Managing Director of Essar Capital, Prashant Ruia told reporters. He added the deal has helped bring down debt by 50 percent.

Source Article from https://www.sott.net/article/359756-Rosneft-enters-Indias-energy-market-by-acquiring-Essar-Oil-for-13bn

Canadian Football- Diversity Isn’t a Strength; It’s a Weakness

 

August 20, 2017

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How The Elites Are Divorcing From Reality: The Economist’s "What If"


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The Western globalist elites have not digested Trump’s victory or Brexit yet. They are having a hard time dealing with their ideological failures, and when the reality dares not to comply with their day dreaming, they go online and create a parallel world, where their “expert” predictions always turn right and their failures cannot be questioned.  

The Economist‘s portal named “what if”, a neo-liberal, wishful thinking echo chamber, is the point in case.

Its latest piece attributes magical powers to the new hero of the elites, Emmanuel Macron, who soundly defeated “evil” Marine Le Pen in May. For The Economist, Macron is nothing short of Jesus as he was correspondingly depicted on the monthly’s cover walking on water:

 

The hypothetical scenario of Macron’s success is based on magical reforms that will somehow create enormous numbers of jobs after an initial friction and fix the out-of-control state budget. The text provides no answer how exactly all this is going to be done. The happy predictions do not stop there. Macron’s miracle, would turn France into another Silicon Valley, a paradise for start-ups. Does it not make us think back to the internet bubble of the 90s? After “making France great again” and defeating Marion Maréchal-Le Pen, Marine’s niece (who for the record has already retired from politics, but don’t tell The Economist, it’d break their narrative, they need an evil antagonist), Macron’s magic would next make Europe great again. Academic papers on the “French Renaissance” are beginning to appear, says the article’s author, an intellectual liberal himself and Macron’s flunky. He speaks of “EU-funded military operations in the Sahel”, because clearly that’s what Europe needs most. Why, destabilizing surrounding countries has worked very well so far, hasn’t it? Islamic terrorism isn’t even touched in the article, so we gather it will magically disappear as will the problems of the banlieu which do not deserve much mention either. Here, too, no solution is offered, just pure magic.

Another article,”If borders were open“, tackles immigration.2)According to the article, the world would suddenly become richer by 78$ trillion because “Mexicans in the US could make 150% more, Nigerians 1000% more”. Never mind the fact that basic economic logic says the infinite increase in labour supply sends wages crashing down to zero. It also claims that “a Nigerian in the United States cannot be enslaved by the Islamists of Boko Haram” because, clearly, mass migration to the West so far has not resulted in events related to Islamic terrorism nor separated communities. All our concerns about low wages and terrorism are are dismissed as “little besides conjecture and [have] anecdotal evidence to support it”. Reality is anecdotal evidence. The entire article is a massive exercise in intellectual dishonesty, ignoring or downplaying contrary evidence while highlighting potential and rather illusory benefits. Although it covers briefly the possibility that an ethnic group of a radically different culture could numerically overwhelm that of the host country and abolish democracy, no conclusion is drawn. And yet a “what if” scenario is important because a failure in creating a brave new world might result in an ethnic conflict the likes of which we are seeing in Syria now. But that’s not a politically correct answer and thus must be ignored. What matters is the alleged 78$ trillion, which for the record would never happen if ethnic conflicts and societal collapses erupted. The first line of the article says: “the potential gains are so vast that objectors could be bribed to let it happen” and that answers the pertinent question, who would get those 78$ trillion? The elites, and next they will bribe academics and intellectuals to post articles like that one. Indeed The Economist is owned by the world’s most elitist family, the Rothschilds. Very much like their puppet, Macron, who by the way worked for a Rothschild bank. Is this love a coincidence?

We surveyed The Economist‘s past articles. None of them actually predicted today’s world even remotely accurately. For 2015 there was a Russia break-up potential scenario a fantasy that resembles those spun by the late ideologist Zbigniew Brzezinski in his book The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and its Geostrategic Imperatives. Then there’s “The first 100 days” of President Hillary Clinton.

The prediction of Trump’s victory is the only accurate thing in the article. The conclusions drawn are all false. The subtitle hints that Trump’s inexperience would cause “real-world crises”. Once again, clearly, Hillary Clinton’s “we came, we saw, he died” about Libya did not cause a civil war, a collapsed society and an immigration crisis in the Central Mediterranean, very much like Obama and Hollande’s “Assad must go” approach towards Syria did. To say something like this would be dismissed as “anecdotal evidence”. There’s a claim that his first international visit would be to Russia; it turned out it was to Poland.

Hillary was supposedly toppled by “Russian hackers”, which only confirms that the fantasy was always present in the minds of her supporters. Too bad. The narrative has now shifted to “Russian collusion”. Russia would also be “shooting Estonian helicopters” because Russians are evil. The Russophobic narrative is The Economist‘s recurring leitmotif.

The other claims include Mexico, which would be now a “humanitarian” superpower because it won’t deport “unaccompanied minors”, also known as illegal immigrants to Central American countries, thus teaching Trump a lesson in morality. Oh no, wait, Mexico is actually considering building a wall along the border with Guatemala. What else did they predict?

Trump won’t pass his “Muslim ban”; the travel ban has actually been passed. There will be a trade war with China; there is none as yet. Deportations of illegal immigrants won’t happen; arrests are actually up 40%.

In short, none of The Economist‘s predictions have come true. It must be Russia’s fault or anecdotal evidence.

Liberal intellectuals are too busy living in a parallel world to notice their miscalculations. Are they then worth listening to?

 


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This Could Be The Biggest Gold Discovery In History

Prospectors have mined 20 million ounces of gold from the Yukon’s famous Klondike since the Gold Rush. But they haven’t been able to find the original source—the multi-billion-dollar bedrock.

Until now.

A famous geologist armed with the latest in drone tech and robo-drills is certain he’s just found it.

This is the Mother Lode of Klondike gold that countless prospectors have been trying to get at for over a century.

It makes the 20 million ounces that have been collected on the surface of the seem like gold dust. A mere flash in the pan.

This is no longer a story of men with pick axes trying in vain to find the mega source that’s it’s all come from…

Now it’s a story of amazing technology that’s enraptured everyone on the Discovery Channel, a Canadian billionaire whose touch turns everything to gold, and a legendary geologist of gold-discovery fame.

The famous geologist is Peter Tallman. The company is Klondike Gold (TSX:KG.V; OTC:KDKGF), and their latest gold discoveries are the stuff of legend.

Not only are they sitting on massive acreage in one of the Gold Rush’s most pre-eminent venues, but they are also positioned in an area that has geology similar to the California Motherlode Belt, where 220 million ounces was discovered.

And the timing is urgent.

What Tallman has already discovered could be enough to make Klondike Gold a prime takeover target.

Here are 5 reasons to look at Klondike Gold (TSX:KG.V; OTC:KDKGF) right now:

#1 The Gold Discovery of the Century

Tallman believes he’s sitting on one of the sources of the historic Klondike gold fields, and he’s got plenty to prove it.

He’s tested the gold-bearing structure for 2 kilometers, and the gold is there, a source which he believes runs for 8 kilometers. He’s also identified three other gold-bearing structures—each 8 kilometers long.

What does that mean, exactly? It means they’ve got 30 kilometers of gold-bearing structure to test further.

By the end of last year, Klondike’s best drill holes showed 5 g/t over 14 meters and 76 g/t over 3 meters, keeping in mind that the industry average is 1.18 g/t.

These are phenomenal results, and Tallman is far from finished.

Right now, Klondike has three primary targets in its namesake Gold Rush venue:

• Lone Star is a 70-hole drill program, with results so far showing 2.4 g/t

• Gold Run is following up on visible gold bedrock samples from last year, with a 10-hole drill program

• Quartz Creek is continuing exploration, with 2,000 soil samples

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Tallman is looking at Lone Star directly above Bonanza Creek—one of the most prolific creeks in the Klondike. Last year alone, they drilled 14 holes here, and all of them hit disseminated gold mineralization. This is unusual even in the Klondike Gold Rush territory.

The ultimate target here is a multi-million-ounce play.

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#2 Crazy Cheap Exploration, 100% Ownership & Takeover Potential

All told, with Klondike Gold (TSX:KG.V; OTC:KDKGF) we’re looking at 2,780 contiguous claims covering 524 square kilometers, and … this is where it gets really good: 100% ownership, which means 100% of the score on these incredible finds.

The numbers look even better when you consider that they’re paying only $75 per meter for each drill hole.

That makes this the cheapest drill program in the entire Yukon, and one of the cheapest in Canada.

The Klondike is full of gold – it is known for its gold. It is all sitting at the surface so an average drill completed a hole each day.

The brilliant infrastructure helps, as well.  Their project is just 20 kilometers south of Dawson. Their compound is only 20 minutes from the drilling area. They can even order a pizza from the town (of Dawson) for delivery at the drill.

That’s why four out of five of the biggest miners in the world are gathered in the Yukon. Of the $1 billion invested in this region so far, 90% of it has been in gold.

The supermajors are all over the Yukon, and Barrick gold was the fourth to hit up this Gold Rush territory in the last 12 months.

• Barrick Gold (TSE:ABX) (NYSE:ABX) is investing $8.3 million in junior ATAC Resources’ Rackla Gold property, in a prime example of how high-potential junior gold rush property is attracting major miner attention (and money).

• Newmont Mining (NYSE:NEM) (TSE:NMC) will invest up to $53 million in Goldstrike Resources’ Plateau project.

• Kinross Gold Corporation (TSX:K; NYSE:KGC) will acquire a 19.9% interest in White Gold Corp. (TSX.V:WGO).

And the list of Yukon deals goes on …

What makes this story even better is that even if we don’t get to the Motherlode of the Gold Rush today, the discovery of any mineable deposit would send share prices soaring.

#3 The Motherlode of Technology

Why hasn’t the Klondike Motherlode of gold been found after 40 long years of searching? That’s easy: technology.

It all started in 1896, when George Washington Carmack and two Indian friends found a large gold nugget when they were fishing in what is the Yukon’s Bonanza Creek—Klondike Gold Corp’s (TSX:KG.V; OTC:KDKGF) primary target area. This gold nugget launched a massive gold rush, but the 20 million ounces scooped up wasn’t ‘mined’—it was placer gold, recovered at the surface.

The men that gathered here en masse to get rich, were armed only with pick axes. They couldn’t get to the hard rock source of the gold, and they wouldn’t have known where, or how, to look.

Tallman does.

And he’s covering every square inch of ground, and underground, here, with a systematic approach and the most advanced technology.

That includes drones, portable ground imaging, robo-drills, Field X-rays and 3D mapping.

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What came after the pick axes was invasive heavy equipment, digging huge trenches—all coming up empty-handed.

Modern tech is fast, revealing the age-old secrets of this difficult terrain.

Advanced drones fly out over the entire territory, collecting key geological data. Once the sweet spots are determined by the drone flyovers, it’s time to see what’s under the soil. This advanced geophysical survey technology allows for the 3D imaging of slices of the subsurface in great detail by running electrical currents into the ground. This tells operators whether to drill or not to drill.

If the geophysical survey shows the gold signature, the robo-drill is ushered in. It’s fully mobile on pretty much any terrain—it doesn’t even need a road. The robo-drill brings up samples that are then analyzed on site with advanced, mobile x-ray technology.

The drone images, the geophysical survey results and the analysis are all channeled directly to Tallman’s computer at Klondike’s compound.

And gold eventually gives itself up to modern technology …

#4 Reborn into a Legend

Klondike Gold (TSX:KG.V; OTC:KDKGF) wasn’t always the stuff of legend.

At least not until Canadian billionaire and mining finance legend Frank Giustra decided, in 2014, that it was time to revive the Klondike Gold Rush. So he brought in a famous geologist to make waves where waters had grown stagnant.

Giustra, who owns 22% of the company, turned to Tallman, a technology genius with 35 years of experience and a string of phenomenal discoveries behind him.

Giustra tasked Tallman with finding out where the money went under Klondike’s previous mismanagement; and finding out whether its vast properties are profitable.

In record time, Tallman had paid off the company’s debt, cleaned house, and made a beeline for the geology—finding visible gold in bedrock right away.

The verdict: Not only was Klondike’s property ‘good’, it was exceptional: It’s sitting on channel gravels that have given up 20 million ounces of placer gold (worth $25 billion USD today).

Fast forward to less than three years later – Tallman is convinced that a fault system he’s identified along with a series of fractures extending from Bonanza Creek down to Eldorado Creek were the source bedrock of all that Gold Rush gold.

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Giustra didn’t pick Tallman at random. The mining finance legend is known not only for being in the right place, at the right time, but for putting together dream teams to make things happen—fast.

And the ‘things’ he makes happen always include a great deal of shareholder value—tens of billions of dollars:

He built up giant Goldcorp (NYSE:GG) in 2000 and today it trades at a market cap of nearly $11 billion, and is one of the largest gold-mining companies in the world. He was also behind Silver Wheaton, which is now Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. (NYSE:WPM), the biggest silver and gold streaming company in the world.

Giustra’s 20-oscar-winning entertainment behemoth, Lion’s Gate, also took in $2.4 billion in revenue in 2015. And these are just a few of his multi-billion-dollar companies.

But back to Tallman, who owns 3.6% of outstanding shares in Klondike himself …

Tallman, the CEO and President of Klondike Gold Corp. since 2014, is not just a genius geologist, he’s a master businessman – a rare combination in the industry. So rare, in fact, that legendary businessman Murray ‘The Pez’ Pezim hired him to oversee around 80 companies in his portfolio. ‘The Pez’ put two of Canada’s premier gold deposits (Hemlo and Eskay Creek) on the world map.

In the world of geology—and gold—Tallman is a larger than life figure. And Giustra’s counting on him to continue his record of superstar discoveries with Klondike.

He’s already discovered three deposits, two of which have been mined.

But he also put his business acumen to work—with a passion. By late 2014, he had optioned one of the company’s properties off to The Discovery Channel’s ‘Gold Rush’ program, earning the Klondike C$750,000 in return and also garnering it massive exposure.

Under Tallman, the company has no debt, a tightly-held share structure and money in the bank. It’s reborn, flush, and ready to break out with the next major Gold Rush story.

#5 New Drilling Results SOON

Based on Tallman’s geology, and the rapid flow of news for Klondike (TSX:KG.V; OTC:KDKGF), we expect significant momentum on shares in the coming weeks and months.

The 2.4 g/t results from 2 holes at Lone Star on 11 July, was just the beginning of what promises to be a massive barrage of great news.

While the Lone Star project focuses full throttle on exploration, 30 holes have already been drilled this year alone, and the results will start coming in any day.

In fact, we expect major news from Klondike every week or two from now until November.

And they’re fully funded to drill 80 holes, so that’s 50 more to go and they’ll finish drilling in late October.

A recent private placement also gave them more money to spend on drilling.

The drilling results themselves are bound to attract the majors who have already shown a hearty appetite for swooping in on the juniors making waves in the Yukon Gold Rush territory.

The Klondike is the largest remaining unsourced chemical anomaly on the planet, and Tallman has parachuted in with a singular objective—to find the original source of all that gold in the bedrock.

And he’s watching what’s happening around him like a hawk. Klondike’s neighbor, Kaminak, was already bought for half a billion by giant Goldcorp. Another neighbor, Underworld, was bought by Kinross for $140 million. Both of their mining roads pass right through the middle of Klondike’s.

Bottom Line?

• Superstar team, with geology genius, advanced technology and billionaire backing

• Potential bulk gold tonnage identified

• Possible motherlode source of historical Gold Rush gold

• Fully financed and funded to drill another 50 holes

• High-speed news flow, with results expected every week from now until year-end

• Fantastic shareholder structure, with management and insiders holding over half of the company and believing in it

• If Klondike’s exceptional results prove continuity, we’ll be looking at a prime takeover target and a potentially significant shift in share prices heading into the third quarter of this year and the first quarter of 2018.

Honorable Mentions

Royal Gold (NASDAQ:RGLD): Royal Gold is engaged in the acquisition, and management of precious metals royalties and streams. Royal does not only focus on gold, it also has royalty claims on silver, zinc, copper and lead in over 20 countries. As commodity prices rise, we expect that more of its unexplored properties will come into production.

Gold Fields Limited (NYSE:GFI): South African Gold Fields produced 2.15 million oz. of gold equivalent in 2016, slightly lower than its 2015. It owns and operates mines in South Africa, Ghana, Australia and Peru. Its growth efforts are focused mainly in the regions where it already has a footprint and are mainly driven through brownfields exploration. Unlike its smaller counterparts, Gold Fields yields a modest dividend.

Silver Wheaton (NYSE:SLW): Silver Wheaton Corp. is a pure play silver mining company, and the largest in the business of silver streaming. It produces over 26 million ounces and sells over 29 million ounces of silver mined by other companies such as Barrick and Goldcorp as a by-product of their main operations. Wheaton pays a healthy dividend and has actually profited from the most recent downturn in commodities.

AngloGold Limited (NYSE:AU): AngloGold is a major gold company, mining some 7 million ounces a year, with estimated reserves of 126 million ounces. The company operates in 11 countries. The company’s stock fell steep over the last few months, but a rebound could be on the horizon as gold prices are rising again.

IAMGOLD (NYSE:IAG, IMG.TO):  IAMGOLD is a fast growing mid-tier gold miner with the ambition to become a major gold miner. The company produced some 214,000 ounces in Q1 2017 from its operations in South America and Africa. In June, this promising miner closed a deal with Japanese commodity giant Sumitomo to develop an Ontario gold project. The company saw its stock price fall earlier this year, but is poised for gains as gold is rallying

You can find more information on Klondike Gold Corp here: (TSX:KG.V; OTC:KDKGF)

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China’s Plunge Protection Team Holds $150 Billion In Stock, Claims "State Meddling" Stabilizes Markets

It was two years ago, in June of 2015, when just as the Shanghai Composite was flirting with 5,000 and when literally the local banana stand guy was trading stocks, that the Chinese stock bubble burst, unleashing an unprecedented selling spree, a 40% drop in just two months, and Beijing’s nationalization of the stock market, courtesy of the domestic plunge protection team, the China Securities Regulatory Commission also known as the “National Team”.

The decision by local authorities to effectively shut down price discovery had a huge confidence crushing impact on local investor confidence. As Gavekal Research put it overnight, “the lack of trust was crystallized by the decision in the summer of 2015 to “shut down” the equity markets for a while and stop trading in any stock that looked like it was heading south. That decision confirmed foreign investors’ apprehension about China and in their eyes set back renminbi internationalization by several years, if not decades.”

Understandably, with the realization that China (or any other nation for that matter), no longer has a an efficient, discounting stock market, but merely a policy tool meant to inspire confidence on the way up, and punish short sellers and “speculators” on the way down, the China Securities Regulatory Commission kept a low profile: after all why remind traders and investors that the local market only exists in the imaginations of several Beijing bureaucrats who sit down every day to decide the “fair value” of all market-traded equities.

That changed last week, when for the first time in years, the Chinese Plunge Protection Team broke its silence and said that “state meddling has successfully stabilized China’s US$7 trillion stock market by curbing volatility and steering valuations to rational levels.

For those stunned by the idiocy in the circular statement above, don’t worry it’s not just you: China indeed just said that the local market has become more efficient as a result of more manipulation. What is far more shocking, however, is that most central bankers around the world would agree with this statement.

As SCMP adds, in this rare move to comment on the market performance, the China Securities Regulatory Commission said in a statement on its website on Tuesday that the gauges tracking the nation’s big-cap blue-chip stocks beat the world’s other major benchmarks such as the Dow Jones Industrial Average and UK’s FTSE 100 Index in the first seven months of the year. In spite of the outperformance, the valuations were still lower than the global peers, it said.

It did not say that the “valuations” would be whatever the CSRC decided they should be, and not a penny less or more. That much was assumed.

Here are some striking facts showing what state intervention in quote-unquote markets looks like: within the 140 trading days in the period, the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index had not closed up or down by more than 2% and registered only eight days with daily movement exceeding 1 per cent, the CSRC said in the statement.

Clearly unaware of the Efficient Markets Hypothesis and what “price discovery” means, the Chinese regulator produly attributed the tame market performance to state-linked funds, which were created during the equity crash in 2015 to shore up stocks, and said maintaining market stability was the pre-condition for carrying out reforms. In other words, China’s stock market will never again be allowed to suffer a crash, and in the process, the whole concept of a fair and efficient market has been thrown out of the window.

“The CSRC has put the prevention against financial risks at a more important position and taken a series of strong measures to rid any potential risks in collaboration with relevant departments,’’ the regulator said in the statement.

To be sure, nothing about the above statement is a surprise: even after the 2015 market rout that almost erased $5 trillion in market value, the state funds, also known as the “national team”, continue to frequently interfere and meddle in the market, usually in the last hour of trading when an “inexplicable” force sends the stock from sharply lower to just barely in the green, in the process “restoring confidence” in the stock market, or so they think. The most prominent case this year was January 16, when the Shanghai Composite almost recouped an intraday loss of as much as 2.2 per cent in the last 30 minutes of trading to end the day only 0.3 per cent lower. The miraculous recovery happened shortly after Beijing ordered “no market selloffs during Xi Jinping’s Davos Trip, and sure enough…

… that’s precisely what happened.

Unlike the US, China is not ashamed to admit that there is no such thing as “price discovery” in its stock market, where everything is a function of daily government intervention. State-linked funds, mainly operated by China Securities Finance and Central Huijin investment, are estimated to hold stocks worth about 1 trillion yuan (US$150 billion) now, according to fund tracker Howbuy.

And if Beijing has to hold 1 trillion yuan in stocks when the “market” is stable, one wonder what will happen when things start turmoiling once again: will Beijing simply nationalize the entire stock market during the next market crash?

Meanwhile, it did not take long for the adverse consequence of China manipulating its market to emerge: while state intervention reduced price swings in what until recently was the world’s most volatile emerging stock market, it has come at a cost of waning trading activities among retail investors, who make up 80% of transactions. The number of new investors is growing at the slowest pace in almost two years, and turnovers remain down 80% from the all-time high, as nobody has any confidence or trust left in any displayed “price.”

Just like in the US, the 100-day volatility on the Shanghai Composite fell to a record low of 8.6 in May and it currently stands at 9.3, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. China’s CSI 300 Index of the nation’s 300 most valuable companies climbed 13 per cent in the January-to-July period, outpacing Dow Jones Industrial’s 11 per cent gain and FTSE 100 ’s 3.2 per cent advance.

As long as China, along with every other central bank, continues to supress volatility artificially, it is unlikely that any major market turmoils will emerge. The flipside is that the longer China, and other developed nations, kick to can on realizing fair market value, the more dire the collapse will be when (or maybe if) price discovery is once again permitted.

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AUB Limited

Beirut has regained some of its pre-war glitter.  Every month, it seems, a glossy magazine publishes a travelogue raving about the city’s restaurants, clubs, and beautiful citizens, inevitably followed by a barrage of indignant comments about how the writer visited all the wrong places.  As in the past, what Beirut lacks in infrastructure it makes up for with cache. 

Nearly all tributes to Beirut reproduce cliches about West and East colliding, competing, clashing, and cohabitating, even those trying to undermine the genre.  Perhaps the inability to say anything original about Beirut is more the fault of subject than authorship.  There’s only so much a person can do with a place too complicated for conventional adjectives.  In turn, visitors tend to explore their most vivid fantasies of hedonism and brutality, perhaps history’s most common literary motif—authors since Homer, after all, have juxtaposed sex and war as foils or mirror images. 

I write about my experience of Beirut with great trepidation, because I know that every observation will produce hundreds of exclusions.  Instead of trying to quantify the place, I want to politicize the city.  Doing so will give readers a reason to be angry with me, which is the kind of concrete reaction Beirut has earned. 

Beirut thrives on instability.  It is a locus of chaos, a wash of human movement, always entertaining envoys of exiles and arrivals, antagonists and diplomats, expats and emigres.  It’s no surprise that the city inspires so much reflection.  It’s nearly impossible to live in Beirut without a desire to compose letters of love and complaint to faraway audiences. 

*****

I write this on a balmy summer night, chain-smoking on my balcony, car horns and fireworks ubiquitous on the nearby corniche, mosquitoes (emboldened by Lebanon’s mounds of organic waste) circling my ankles, water from a mounted air conditioner dripping on my elbow.  Tomorrow I will board a plane to the United States, where spontaneous revelry won’t elicit merriment, just the police.  The second thing I must do upon my return is quit smoking.  The first thing I must do is re-acclimate to people who believe in the fundamental goodness of the American government. 

My story of the city begins and ends with the American University, fenced off from Beirut but exemplary of its impossibilities.  Like any elite university, AUB trades in mythologies ranging from ludicrous to fanciful.  Upon taking office two years ago, its Lebanese-American president, Fadlo Khuri, penned an operatic song called “The Abundance Plan,” which managed to be even worse than its title promised.  (Or better, if you’re a fan of good bad music.) 

The notion of abundance is central to AUB’s brand.  The university markets itself as a harbinger of development, proselytizing civility with the enthusiasm of an entry-level missionary.  To hear the university tell it, no less than the future of the Levant is contingent on its ability to compete in the brutal giving economy.  Unlike old-fashioned missionaries toting textual material and a tradition of hermeneutics, AUB envisions a technocratic redemption.  It doesn’t value a life of ideas, but the drudgery of boldness, innovation, modernity, and other neoliberal buzzwords.  AUB is an offshore exemplar of U.S. capitalism. 

These commitments have stifled intellectual life on campus.  AUB is reputed to be a great place to work, which, like anything subjective, is a question of context and perception.  But the imagery of vigorous theoretical and political debate, of young revolutionaries and liberatory rhetoric, is anachronistic, belonging to the glossy brochures of our nostalgia.  AUB exploits its reputation while disavowing the substance of its history.  Whether or not one enjoys working there is immaterial to a more pressing reality:  at the university, freedom is merely a slogan. 

AUB’s rapid enervation is impressive, if only by virtue of spectacular faculty obeisance.  Immediately Khuri and his vassals announced a disdain for shared governance by interfering in faculty searches, empowering reactionary mediocrities, cosseting the U.S. State Department, appointing leaders without meaningful feedback, exhibiting prickliness to any sort of dissent, and speaking harshly to critics, including students.  Because they faced little resistance, they felt free to carry on, a predictable outcome.  With no countervailing power impeding its ambitions, AUB management happily accepted the gift of acquiescence. 

Individual faculty are implicated, but as a class faculty around the globe are increasingly disempowered, their caution symptomatic of precarious economic and professional conditions:  most are just trying to survive an insecure existence, with few viable job options and no incentive to resist.  The ambitious ones vie for security through shows of deference.  AUB’s new administration was abetted by its commitment to implementing a system of tenure, the first in AUB’s history.  Rather than safeguarding dissent, as it promises, we have an example of tenure galvanizing timidity.  By making every faculty member subject to review, and thus in competition for a valuable but limited commodity, the administration ensured across-the-board compliance.  Despite these special circumstances, the compliance accords to what we observe in general:  tenure functions as a greater disciplining mechanism the rarer it becomes. 

Elites understand two things better than their antagonists: once an unpopular figure attains power even his most adamant detractors will become sycophants, and once a community becomes acculturated to sycophancy then dissent can be regulated through vigorous peer pressure.  AUB management, well-versed in the ways of the ruling class, have leveraged these basic laws of capitalism to create the quintessence of the corporate university.  Khuri is the CEO of campus limited, festooned daily on the university’s front page glad-handing investors and guiding underlings.  He has yet to be publicly criticized by his reputedly unruly employees. 

Malaise can quickly permeate a campus, another advantage administration enjoys.  A few months ago, AUB management abruptly eliminated monthly graduate assistant and graduate teaching assistant stipends, leaving it to department chairs to share the news with their students.  Once the chairs carried out that duty, students could be forgiven for inferring they’d enjoy no institutional support should they decide to challenge the new policy.  The grad students tried to organize, but the best they could muster was a pitiful appeal for better communication.  There is no greater sign of defeat than a resistance whose goal is dialogue. 

But there’s a larger story here, simultaneously oblique and obvious:  Palestine.  What does Palestine have to do with this complex of issues?  Put it this way:  look closely at any controversy around campus corporatization and before long you’ll find Palestine.  It’s the most consequential nation in the world, ubiquitous despite being technically nonexistent. 

Palestine is no longer the rhetorical flashpoint it was in the days of Nasser and Habash, but it’s still the Arab World’s signature issue.  It looms especially large in Lebanon, which is filled with Palestinians and shares a contentious border with Israel.  Lebanon’s most populous and powerful party remains devoted to the armed liberation of Palestine.  The dream of certain Lebanese idealists is to purge the nation of all foreign elements—ie, Palestinians and Syrians—but I doubt even the most vociferous actually believes it possible.  The constant negation of Palestine and Syria ensures their permanence in the national imagination. 

AUB assumes the anxieties of the surrounding region it endeavors to transcend and civilize.  One can suffer those anxieties simply by claiming or being given an identity.  I learned this in my first week, when more than one person whispered to me that I wasn’t entirely welcome.  My hiring as the Edward Said Chair of American Studies in 2015 had apparently caused some consternation among board members, investors, administrators, and US politicians, who attempted to cancel my appointment. 

Steven Salaita. (Photo: Twitter)

I didn’t leave AUB; I was ousted, deprived by management of a permanent job for which I had been selected.  For a long time after it happened, I was shocked that Zionist pressure could succeed in the Arab World.  Having suffered that pressure in the United States, I knew the danger of aggravating pro-Israel groups, many of which make a living denying the same right to others.  The affair made me rethink some of my assumptions about Zionism as a settler-colonial project.  I realized that Zionism informs class loyalty as strongly as it does ideological devotion. 

The best thing about getting a gig in Lebanon, I figured, would be the inability of Zionists to affect my career.  That they traversed a supposedly ironclad border to do exactly that seemed to me a damning reflection on the Arab World.  I know this train of thought is distasteful because it amplifies an unjustified sense of self-importance.  My insignificance, however, remains perfectly intact, which only highlights the seriousness of the problem.  People express shock that such a thing could happen at AUB.  I forgive their incredulity.  I didn’t think it could happen, either.  It was a devastating miscalculation. 

This sort of miscalculation is common when we limit Palestine to the contours of its own geography or imagine Israel to be a mere fetish of special interest groups.  We need to understand Zionism in relation to issues of class and racism in a global setting.  Where people aspire to respectability, Palestine—as a site of liberatory struggle and not a social media brand—is a detriment, just as surely in Beirut or Amman as in New York City.  Palestine’s disrepute is a good thing insofar as the nation retains a revolutionary appeal.  Its disrepute isn’t so good for people who want to identify with it and still earn a living.  When anti-Zionist politics get suppressed in Arab countries, the obvious explanation is anti-Palestinianism, yet it’s equally likely to be the exertion of plutocratic strictures against dissent, articulated, as always, in concert with affirmations of state power. 

In fact, a token of maturity in Arab countries, as defined by Western politicians and the local elites in their employ, is the willingness to overcome archaic tribal mentalities and support normalization with Israel.  Formal and under-the-table alliances with the venerable Zionist enemy are now common in the Arab World.  As a result, normalization doubles as rationality; achieving the status of modern is contingent on accepting Israel’s validity.  One of the greatest achievements of the old colonial powers is the reproduction of their influence in former possessions by orchestrating economies that attach material rewards to consent. 

This influence permeates campus managerial cultures.  To upper administrators, Zionism isn’t necessarily a supremacist ideology of settler colonization and ethnic cleansing or an inspiring liberation movement of persecuted underdogs.  It is neoliberalism.  It is deference to power.  It is normativity.  It is civility.  It is repression.  It is capitalism.  It is conformity.  It is, above all, a devotion that pleases the American master, something to which all good clerks aspire. 

AUB doesn’t want to banish people for supporting Palestine’s liberation, but for refusing to decontextualize Palestine’s liberation from global frameworks of anti-racism, anti-capitalism, anti-imperialism, and anti-colonization.  Few campuses tolerate this sort of commitment.  Ideologies collaborate with political identities to produce bankable skillsets.  Zionism is a foolproof path to a safe identity.  No Lebanese, even those who perform operatic conformity, would identify as a Zionist.  Plenty, however, maintain the conditions that allow ethnonationalism to flourish. 

*****

In its own strange way, “The Abundance Plan” makes perfect sense.  Its main problem isn’t terrible composition, but terminological confusion.  AUB doesn’t seek abundance, something that implies shared access; it pursues accumulation on behalf of those who safeguard the brand. 

Reflecting the cultural habits it purports to transcend, AUB employs a circuitous process to arrive at a simple desire.  Look at a map of Beirut.  There are few right angles.  The streets loop and curve in ways that make little sense in two dimensions.  Walk the city, though, and you realize that the curvatures represent hills and gullies—the streets devise a kind of asphalt terracing hosting high-rises instead of crops.  These cartographic undulations typify the city’s disposition. 

While inequality, especially of income, is everywhere visible, it rarely gets featured in paeans to Beirut’s gritty exoticism.  Most writers choose to ignore the city’s multinational subculture of slaves and refugees.  Thousands of outsiders (and some locals) are captive to putative employers who rarely face sanction because they represent the state.  Stories of ungodly abuse circulate, but never in polite company.  Lebanon’s ballyhooed modernity, as in the old countries its devotees adore, achieves solvency through the exploitation of foreigners. 

I could never expunge this aspect of Beirut from my consciousness.  What connections, I often wondered, exist between the nearby horrors of Zionist colonization and the racial and economic iniquities within Lebanese society?  (While I focus on Lebanon because of my time living there, it’s important to recognize that the same questions apply to nearly all nation-states.)  The two problems seem discrete, but I could never shake the sense that they are related.  I’ve been cautious not to subsume or minimize the seriousness of racism and labor exploitation in Lebanon.  Still, the question nagged. 

AUB enabled me to discern the linkages.  Befitting the self-image of a benighted institution, AUB is awash in discourses of tolerance and humanism, a rhetoric of invention painstakingly calibrated for the educated consumer, but the university’s essential function, consecrated in the same discourses, is to maintain a class order that engenders injustice.  If faculty cannot, or will not, resist, then they become complicit in administrative machinations that abet ruling class imperatives (something many faculty see as their own). 

If we displace AUB from West Beirut, then we can discover its relationships with political parties, multinational conglomerates, dictators and potentates, real estate bosses, and other wealthy universities.  These are not networks, a word that suggests discreteness, but a sort of corporate kinship.  AUB serves the interests of the social and economic classes that instigate migration of the poor and thereby produce the conditions for transnational slavery.  Israel enforces those conditions. 

Global inequality wouldn’t exist in its current manifestations without settler colonization.  Neither problem will be solved in isolation.  My analysis elides significant differences, and these issues require a more careful discussion than what I’ve provided, but a good starting point is recognition that anti-Zionism must supersede a provincial understanding of Israel’s role in the world.  It’s important to quit thinking about Zionism as a problem exclusive to Palestinians, though they most directly suffer its violence.  Israel is nested in systems of racial capitalism from which Zionism emerged and to which it attaches itself in return. 

Here’s why the corporate university, even one in a country hostile to Israel, sees anti-Zionism as inherently threatening. 

*****

Now I am writing from northern Virginia.  I can’t quite get accustomed to artificial lakes and walking paths, apartment complexes surrounded by parking spaces, or the verdant musk of freshly-cut grass.  Everywhere I drive, I see American flags pasted on the storm doors of suburban homes, humble little significations of civic virtue.  I’d forgotten the importance of displaying patriotism in the United States.  I miss Beirut. 

But longing doesn’t ameliorate intellectual and economic alienation.  The same limits of political imagination exist in both Lebanon and Virginia.  The two places share few similarities of culture and topography, but each in its own way acclimates denizens to capitalist indignities.  In whimsical moments, we talk about our movements across the globe, wanderlust forever colliding with physical limitation, but stress and restlessness are constant because their sources await wherever we travel. 

AUB taught me that lesson.  I moved to the Middle East to escape Zionism, but encountered it upon my arrival.  Some ideologies cannot be evaded, only destroyed.  This is especially true of ideologies that portend destruction. 

Yet there’s been great value in these journeys across the Atlantic.  I’ve come to understand that there’s wisdom in humility and lightness in abundance.  And so as I sit among the elegant shrubbery and boxy shopping centers of the DC suburbs, where bureaucratic surplus nests in generic housing, I take solace in the rhyme schemes of a great composer who tried, but couldn’t save me:

The world was rarely darker,
when a wise man crossed the seas
The mission he was seeking,
would almost bring him to his knees
He saw the Levant darkening,
its people in distress
The last thing he was thinking,
was whom he might impress.

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Patriot of a non-existing country (attempt at a manifesto)

It is our duty to hate Germany, since we love it. We must be accounted for when we speak of Germany: We, communists, young socialists, pacifists, lovers of freedom in all shapes… How easy it is to pretend Germany is composed solely of the nationalist societies. Germany is a divided country; we are part of it.

Kurt Tucholsky, 1929

In May 2004, Haaretz published a news item (Hebrew): The government of Israel opposed in the High Court of Justice a petition demanding that the title “Israeli” will appear under the “Nationality” rubric of the ID card.

The attempt to recognize an Israeli nationality, claimed the government, would undermine the Israeli state.

One can hardly think of an item more clarifying of the Israeli condition, the clash of “two nations in thy womb”, the struggle within the soul of Israel. The petitioners – including the late Shulamit Aloni of blessed memory, Uri Avneri, Yehoshua Sobol and others – argued that the Israeli Interior Ministry recognized some 135 different nations. It recognizes the mighty Assyrian nation; the ancient, stubborn tribe of the Samaritans; and the far-away Georgians.

There is, however, one nation it is unwilling to recognize: the Israeli nation.

The struggle in the High Court of Justice – spoiler alert: the Israelis lost – was part of the struggle for Israel. Our politics is so bitter because it is identity politics. It derives from the question what country would we like to see: if you will it, it is the question of “who’s a patriot.”

My right-winger readers have made it a habit of doubting my patriotism. And, indeed, by their measure I am not one. If patriotism is hatred of foreigners, subjugating another people, justifying the indiscriminate killing of people who were not circumcised at the age of a week or so; if patriotism is limiting rights according to ethnic origin, and using the injustices done to Jews to justify injustice by Jews – I want no part of such patriotism. I, furthermore, believe such a country lacks the right to exist. The world has enough ethnocracies as it is. I endeavor to see here a country based on citizenship, the much-maligned “country of all its citizens” so derided in Israel today.

I believe the ethnic state was, and is, a major source of suffering in the world. Often, religion and ethnicity go hand in hand. For instance, a loyal (i.e., right-wing) Frenchman was, naturally, Catholic. The Kroat republic of the 1940s was led by Catholic priests. The Russian Orthodox priests enflamed the ethnic cleansing in Serbia. In Afghanistan, the national struggle against the Soviet invaders mixed with religion, leaving us with the ticking bomb of a struggle against the unbelievers.

The same is true of Israel. When Judaism or some mutation of it (the most common is the cult of the uniform, which holds than anyone who served in the IDF deserves, if not to be called a Jew, the rights of a Jew) leads the country into ultra-nationalism. The Ministry of the Interior’s position is further mixing the issue of nationality with religion. It refuses to acknowledge the existence of an Israeli nationality, as doing so would mean nationality can be based on a non-religious basis – which, indeed, would undermine Israel as it is now. The idea that people could share citizenship merely by living in the same country is anathema to Zionism.

The supporters of a civilian state point to the Declaration of Independence: it promises full equality to all the country residents – and equality is incompatible with the concept of a “Jewish and democratic state.” A country can’t be both Jewish and democratic: a “Jewish and democratic” country is democratic to its Jews and Jewish to the rest of its residents.

The supporters of the ethnic state will point, correctly, to the fact that the writers of the Declaration of Independence never actually meant what they wrote. Israel’s founders wanted an ethnic state, and carried out a large ethnic cleansing to get it.  The Declaration of Independence was written so that the new country could have something to show the UN, which was busy at the time writing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

This is what the struggle is about: Is there an Israeli nation, or just Jewish and Arab nations; shall we become partners, or stand forever on the edge of another ethnic cleansing; whether hatred of mankind or humanism – both of which can be found in Judaism – will become the face of the country; Is the Declaration of Independence a founding document, or just a camouflage rag?

Many in the left find it hard, in recent years, to love their country. They tend to abandon patriotism to the right. It is hard to, but we must, hate the country – because we love it. Hate its current face – and strive to change it.

How easy it is to pretend that Israel is composed solely of the Likud Center and the settlers. We must be accounted for, when we speak of Israel: universalists, humanists, opponents of militarism, socialists, anarchists, lovers of freedom in all shapes. Israel is a divided country; we are part of it.

This article was originally published in Nana News in May 2004. It still contains some basic truths about Israel and what is wrong with it. The 2004 case meandered its way through the court system, until the High Court of Justice ruled in 2013 against it, claiming the existence of an Israeli people was not proven. It’s unlikely a similar petition would stand a chance within the next decade or two.

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Video: ‘Very fine people on both sides’

When President Trump claimed in an unhinged, angry press conference on Aug. 15th that there were “very fine people on both sides” in Charlottesville, he endorsed a group of neo-Nazis and white supremacists whose stated goal is to create an ethnically cleansed, white-only state.

P.S. – The Daily Stormer, a white supremacist site whose editors helped orchestrate the Charlottesville insanity, trumpets the President’s endorsement:

Trump Defends Charlottesville Nazis Against Jew Media Lies

The entire Jewish media is pretending that the violence at Charlottesville was initiated by our side, while painting the opposition as good boys who didn’t do nuffin’… That, of course, is a disgusting distortion of reality…

Hail Trump!

Hail Our People!

Hail Victory!

Sources used in the above video:
Charlottesville: Race and Terror (VICE News/HBO)
How White Supremacists Branded Hate in Charlottesville (NYTimes)
Heil Trump in Charlottesville
Trump’s Press Conference, August 15th

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Watch: Israel’s secret blacklists of BDS supporters

Israel has started compiling and disseminating secretive blacklists of overseas supporters of BDS, the Palestinian-led boycott divestment and sanctions movement.

I told The Real News’ Sharmini Peries about this recent phenomenon, how we know about it, and why it amounts to a “covert campaign” against BDS.

You can watch the video above or read a full transcript on The Real News website.

I talk in the interview about my recent articles on the subject. Israeli activists are challenging the ministry responsible for these blacklists by demanding in court they release the procedures by which they are compiled.

This comes after Israel inadvertantly revealed that it is spying on these activists’ emails.

After Rabbi Alissa Wise of Jewish Voice for Peace was banned from the country, it soon became apparent that two names on the blacklist could only have been obtained by illicit and illegal means.

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