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Friday, November 13, 2015

A tale of two German ladies

This one said that Auschwitz wasn't a death camp.

This one meanwhile summoned millions of non-Israeli Near Easterners into her country.

The 87 year old who got thrown into the pokey is a troll. At times she's even been a denier. I am certainly not going to support her comments that the Holocaust was a hoax. But that specific comment she got arrested for may, er, have been right...

And even if she's not right; even if this 87 year old woman is personally not a nice person. Which of these two ladies stands to cause more damage to German citizens? Which one stands to cause more damage to German Jews?

UPDATE: And you're under arrest for linking to this.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Leo on ḥmd

In Judaism, ḥmd is in the semantic field of desire. The Ultimate Commandment is lô taḥmôd.

In the Qur'an, ḥmd is in the semantic field of praise; coupled with sbḥ. Compare Q. 34:1 with Q. 59:1. An' ev'rythin' after, more to the point: sura 61, especially, had used sura 59 and likely had access to sura 34 as well.

We have an early third-party witness to al-Hajjâj's post-sura-61 Qur'an: Lewond's translation of the Correspondence. As Arthur Jeffery translated it, Paraclete thus signifies ‘consoler,’ while Muḥammad means ‘to give thanks,’ …which has no connection whatever. Hat-tip, Ian Morris.

Lewond's own language was Armenian - related to Greek, but not Greek. So I wonder if we are missing something in the double translation, Greek to Armenian to English. But it does seem that ḥmd had already exited the depths of Covetous and had entered the field of devotion.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

This is the future you chose

Stephen Glass's co-author Jonathan Chait has second thoughts about the Left.

Can Chait undo his career as a shill for the Left? Can he unwrite all that he has written against the "wingnuts"?

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Monday, November 09, 2015

Ben Carson got religion

Benjamin Carson likes to talk about his violent past. Some parts of the story may or may not check out; his mum verified some of it in the 1990s, but...

Overall I'm getting a handle on Carson's "type".

Carson is the guest speaker at the storefront church. He's the guy who animatedly lays bare his soul, on how bad a person he used to be... before he found true faith. Some details might be embellished. But who cares? It's the Holy Spirit speaking through him!

Given all that: Carson's mediaeval opinions on the pyramids are, indeed, at issue. The man ain't quite right. He's got God inside his head.

So if you're supporting him, and you are yourself wondering about the stances against the Second Amendment, and for the equality of Puerto Rico... know that Carson answers to a higher power. That higher power might not allow him to protect your rights.

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Jeb: can I get a hell-yeah for killing baby white people?

If it's against potential 'racists', anything is permitted. Literally anything.

The target in question did indeed grow up to become a horrible person. As of - oh - 1923, shooting that guy would have been an act of love, as it were. On topic of the young'ins I'll disclose that I have myself delivered some pro-eugenic and even pro-Sanger comments on this blog (although I still get squicked by that 'A' word).

But am I the only one here bothered about the ethics of smothering an infant in its crib? And why did J.E.B. immediately blurt out "hell yeah" instead of redirecting the questioner to baby Lenin? or baby Gramsci, or baby Adorno?

... yeah, I know the answer to that.

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Stop resisting! Stop resisting! Stop resisting! Stop resisting! Stop resisting! Stop resisting! Stop resisting! Stop resisting! Stop resisting! Stop resisting! Stop resisting! Stop resisting! Stop resisting! Stop resisting! Stop resisting! Stop resisting! Stop resisting!

Stop resisting!

Six, dudes. The poor kid you sent eighteen clips at was six. P.S. Here's a picture of Marksville's Finest, Derrick Stafford, 32, of Mansura, and Norris Greenhouse Jr., 23, of Marksville. From 7 News Denver:

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The University of Missouri is a gladiatorial ludus

Football is Mizzou, in their own words. The faculty and alumni agree with this; their coup has succeeded.

If you are there for the academics - which is what State taxpayers expect of their universities - it is strongly advised you transfer out, as soon as you can.

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Sunday, November 08, 2015

Erasing Howard Phillips Lovecraft

I'm surprised it took this long.

If you want the full rundown on what Lovecraft actually believed, Radish still gots it here. Boetel has deleted his earlier blog Unamusement Park, so go read the Radish article before he changes his mind on that too. Best to download the thing actually.

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Saturday, November 07, 2015

Only racist fools trust Politico

Popular political website Politico goes full Steve Glass.

The last time I looked into Politico was four years ago. It was lying about a black Republican candidate then too.

Personally I'll admit: I don't (initially) trust black Rightists myself; I always start out wondering what's their angle. This does often help, as with Armstrong Williams and - indeed - with the people they "advise".

But I at least try to offer actual, you know, reasons. A Politico link is not a reason.

Politico isn't just for people who might start out thinking the worst of black Republicans; it's for suckers who want to think the worst. Left-voting suckers and... others.

(In that last case, there's a retraction. Sort-of. What I'd do in a mea-culpa post, which posts I've had to do on occasion, is to question what assumptions caused me to get suckered.)

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Thursday, November 05, 2015

Armstrong Williams is back

Meet Ben Carson's advisor, Armstrong Williams. Ricky Vaughn bids us to remember that name.

This blog remembers. Williams was on the Dubya Administration payroll.

Now, it is possible that Williams is advising Carson on how to run a campaign. But Williams back when wasn't being paid to run a campaign. He was being paid to shill for that campaign. That's what Williams is good at: running his mouth on behalf of (pseudo)conservative white elites. So it is much more likely that Williams and Carson are planning their strategy accordingly.

Add to that, Carson's book-tour, and... well.

Hey, it's your money. Spend it how you wanna. Personally I'm not spending any of mine on Carson.

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Monday, November 02, 2015

Pan-European identity - the French can't do it

Thus spake Bernard: be pan-European; don't be pan-white. CounterCurrents sees this as incoherent. I'm going to agree with the gut-instinct of CounterCurrents, although I don't think Bernard's thesis is incoherent - I just think it's ill-thought-out.

Someone should present Bernard with the state ledgers for Portugal and Greece. A pan-European and French-directed government is already being tried and it has FAILED. French-directed pan-European government has ever been a short-term affair in Europe: Imperator Macsen, Charlemagne, Louis XIV, and Napoleon. For non-Frenchmen it boils down to this: few in Europe trust one another, but above all nobody trusts the French. If Americans want an analogue then consider Wilson.

I agree more with Bernard's recommendation for a pan-European (and pan-Mediterranean!) sense of solidarity. The Catholic Church was founded to meet exactly this need. Quite often it has even succeeded at it. I admit that today the Church needs better cardinals and - sorry to say - popes. Bernard should latch onto that, and should direct his future efforts into figuring that out.

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Roman Bernard, Napoleon XIV

I was in DC last weekend. There was a nationalist conference there at the time, National Policy Institute - I didn't attend it. The lads at CounterCurrents attended on my behalf, and delivered a report. In it, I see this:

Roman Bernard, a Frenchman, was the fifth speaker. I’m not entirely clear on Bernard’s credentials. He is a regular writer for the Radix Journal website and he mentioned being involved with political movements in France. Bernard discussed the current state of nationalism in Europe and emphasized the danger of merely being opposed to what is currently in place. Instead, nationalists must provide a vision of an alternative.

One of Bernard’s key points was that the opposition of many nationalists in Europe toward the European Union is wrong. His reasoning is that a pan-European identity is necessary for the long-term goals of Europeans. Presumably white Americans are included in the pan-European identity in this context, although Bernard seemed hesitant to use the term “white” as a descriptor. One of the interesting things he stated in the question and answer session that followed was that the purpose of this conference was to say that mass political parties, like the National Front in France, are useless. The implication in this statement might be that greater metapolitical transformation must occur before any practical nationalist political action can succeed.

CounterCurrents was put off by Bernard’s dismissal of "white" as an identifying marker. I think that CounterCurrents did not comprehend what nationalisme means in French.

Bernard as a Frenchman has a coast on the Mediterranean. Mediterraneans (and Central Asians) don't wholly identify as "white". (Certainly I never have. And I've a sight more reason than have some people.) Bernard was, however, proposing a pan-European entity that would be safe for whites (like Swedes) and for Mediterraneans. People in between would be best-positioned to run a pan-Europe... people like the French.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Enjoy your one term, Cory Gardner

I voted for you, Cory Gardner. I had a bad feeling about it all 'round - as you know, if you were reading this blog last year. But I also looked at your opponent. I held my nose - voted accordingly.

You proved me right: you were a whore, just waiting for the right john. And you won't get that second chance.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

When was Christmas chosen?

I've been wondering about Christmas-as-pagan-holiday for some time. Last December, I brought up some primaries: Hippolytus of Rome, d. 235 AD (probably). His commentary on Daniel (in present form) notes 25 December in passing, as if it were obvious to all Christians. Today I've learnt that it wasn't so obvious to Clement of Alexandria, d. 215 AD; that one didn't even mention the 25 December date.

Some commenters are saying that although Hippolytus outlived Clement, he wrote down his commentary with its 25 December date in 204 AD. So, before Clement died.

Was Clement aware of Hippolytus's work? To what extent was he aware of the Roman school of Christianity? To Christians approaching Christmas, these are vital questions!

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