Miscellany8: Men in Black; Overhauling the UN; The Burma Campaign; Remembering Treviso, Italy; Roy Clarke on Corruption; No Man Can Do It Alone; An Afrikaner Prayer
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Commentary on the past month’s news and reading.
This article discusses the likely future of the
A week or so ago I wrote, in Miscellany7, a piece entitled,
“Some Remarks on Immigration.” In it I
expressed the view that it was too late to do anything about immigration in the
So what is next? Now
What will likely happen, however, is civil war. And it will happen as soon as Hubbert’s Peak passes. Industrial society runs on oil. As soon as global production starts to fall, global conflict will occur as the world’s nations start to compete for the remaining shrinking supply. (For new readers, Hubbert’s Curve is a curve showing total global production of oil, by year. Up to the present time, 2004, the curve shows actual annual production. From this point on, it shows estimated (predicted) annual production. It is approximately a bell-shaped curve that started rising rapidly about 1950, peaks sometime in the current decade, and, barring a global catastrophe, declines to near-zero by 2050. The high portion of the curve near the center is called Hubbert’s Peak. The curve is named after the geologist M. King Hubbert, who developed a reliable methodology for predicting the “future” part of the curve.)
How Did It Happen?
As long as the world was awash in cheap oil, few people
complained too loudly about mass immigration.
It was not stealing many people’s jobs, and those who were displaced
either found different ones or were too weak politically to complain. In fact, mass immigration was a tremendous
boost to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP, the total value of all goods and
services produced domestically). There
was some discomfort / dislocation, as certain kinds of jobs were taken over by
immigrants. For example, all landscaping
Some people had their neighborhoods ruined when an extended immigrant family of twenty moved into the house next door (designed for a family of six), property values dropped, and they lost money on the sale of their house. But overall, most people were not harmed, or were actually better off economically, because of mass immigration. So they may have grumbled a little, but most people didn’t complain. A few prescient souls, like Arthur M. Schlesinger (The Disuniting of America), Georgie Anne Geyer (Americans No More) and Peter Brimelow (Alien Nation) wrote books warning that a massive influx of immigrants could not be assimilated, and would balkanize the country.
The oligarchs in charge of the country were much better off because of mass immigration. With a doubled population and increased industrial production, the wealthy owners of the country became rich beyond their wildest dreams. The number of billionaires exploded. Large numbers of instant millionaires were created, as the economic engine raced out of control, consuming everything in its path, converting more and more of nature to manmade waste. The oligarchs did not mind the fact that political power was slipping from the dominant Northern European ethnic group – it actually served their purposes. In the global economy, power is in the hands of the economic elite – plutocrats. They have little interest in sharing it with any political group, other than that founded on industrial production and material wealth. The dilution of political power based on ethnic or cultural cohesiveness suited their plans. That mass immigration would both fuel the economy and destroy the dominant Northern European culture was a double bonus. To them, culture-based nationalism is simply an obstacle to generation of wealth. The weaker it is, the more efficient the economic system can be. The thing that they never took into account, however, is that cultural and spiritual power do not need any oil to support them. When the oil is gone, the economic power disappears. At that time, cultural and spiritual power will return.
The wealthy profited handsomely from the economic and
political weakening of America’s “middle class” – as mass immigration
continued, the “gap” between the wealthy and the rest of the population
widened. Owners and managers of
companies now earn many more times what the workers do, than before. The quality of life for the “average” American
has fallen dramatically. The environment
in which Americans could once hunt and fish and commune with nature is now
mainly in the hands of the wealthy and off-limits to most people – standing
room only after a year’s wait is all that most Americans can now experience of
nature in this once-grand land. In 1950,
a middle-class American man could, on his own average income, afford a house
and a car, and his wife could stay at home to be with the children, if she
wished. Today, it is unlikely that an
average young couple will ever own their own home, unless both work in the
competitive labor market. Women had
entered the workforce in large numbers temporarily in World War II, but they
went back home after the War. As mass
immigration depressed real wages subsequent to the Immigration Act of 1965,
however, it became impossible for a man to provide a family with a traditional
American lifestyle on his income alone.
Mass immigration contributed significantly to the destruction of the
nuclear single-family, on which
In recent times, mass immigration to the
The Immigration Act of 1965 had two essential aspects to
it. First, it allowed for more
immigration. Second, it tremendously
increased immigration from cultures other than the Northern European culture
that dominated the
The dominant culture of a strong nation is highly homogeneous with respect to language, race, religion, ideology and cultural / ethnic heritage. The culture-destroying aspect of the Act would weaken the country and eventually destroy it. The effects of this would become very evident as the country began to exhibit political and social paralysis from the phenomenon known as “tyranny of the minority” – in a democracy, the inability of the dominant cultural group to have its way, because its desires can easily be thwarted by minorities or coalitions of minorities. As long as minority populations are disenfranchised, or very small in size, the dominant majority has its way, and the country is very stable socially and politically. As the dominant majority loses its position and power, the country becomes destabilized. Eventually, as what was once the dominant culture is overwhelmed, and the country is finished as a strong nation.
Each year, the population of the
Illegal Immigration – Out of Control
In addition to four decades of mass legal immigration, the
Mass illegal immigration has be
going on for many years. Long ago, the
The situation is now totally out of control. Police in
According to the CNN program, there are now an estimated
7-20 million illegal aliens in the country.
If you add in those who were granted amnesty a few years ago (about
three million), plus their dependents and offspring, plus immigrants whom they
sponsored after receiving citizenship, the number of illegal and amnestied
aliens and their progeny and sponsoreds is closer to
10-30 million. That is, about
one-in-twenty to one-in-ten people in the
The CNN program interviewed employers who spoke highly of their illegal-alien employees. A few years ago, employers who hired illegal aliens were subject to stiff penalties. Today, they flaunt violation of the law with impunity, on national television. No hidden cameras needed for this documentary.
All over the country, the federal, state, and local governments are turning a blind eye to illegal immigration. The country is no longer enforcing its laws with respect to illegal immigration. If you call the police to report an illegal alien, nothing will be done about it. When an illegal alien is discovered by the police, they do nothing about it. In fact, parts of our government are busily working to extend citizenship to illegal aliens, and state and local governments are proving free social services to them.
The country has now been invaded by tens of millions of
illegal aliens, and the government has chosen to do nothing about it (“ignore”
is not the right word here – the government, by its inaction and its actions,
such as providing free social services, such as education, to illegal aliens,
is actually motivating, encouraging and promoting illegal migration). But if you, as a
The Future of an
When a government does not enforce its own laws, it has abandoned the rule of law. At that point, if these laws are significant, people lose respect for it. But when it even goes so far as to prohibit law-abiding citizens from enforcing the laws, and people want those laws enforced, then it is begging for civil strife. If it does not change, the result is coup d’état, civil war or revolution.
So what will likely happen next? Well, as long as the global oil flows, things
will continue as in the past. Each year,
another million legal aliens and 2-3 million illegal aliens will cross our
borders. Each year, our country will
become more crowded, and the former dominant cultural group will become weaker. Each year, the environment will be degraded
further, from the presence of more people and more industrial activity (each
new immigrant results in the paving of at least an additional acre of
land). Each year, we will move farther
away from supporting ourselves on solar agriculture (thereby making our fall
all the harder, when fossil fuels exhaust).
Each year, the oligarchs / plutocrats will become wealthier, as the
global population of people living in abject poverty swells and the biosphere
is destroyed. Each year, the quality of
life for the average
When Hubbert’s Peak is passed, and global oil production
starts to decrease, the world will encounter serious economic
difficulties. Since the
After forty years of mass immigration (both legal and
illegal) from alien cultures, this will not happen. Instead, as global oil production starts to
fall, ethnic strife will explode in the
So what is the likely course of events? Eventually, as global oil production starts to decline, the industrial world will collapse, and this collapse will be catastrophic. Initially, as global oil production peaks, we will see strains and “cracks” in the system. At first, sporadic violence will occur. People will become very sensitized to the immigration issue, as it becomes apparent how mass immigration in general, and mass immigration from alien cultures in particular, have weakened the country and made it so vulnerable to attack and to catastrophic collapse. At that time, some illegal aliens will return to their home countries. Increasingly, law-abiding US and Canadian citizens will request their governments to enforce their own laws, stop aiding and abetting illegal aliens, and repel the alien invasion. Local governments will complain that they are powerless to do anything – they don’t have the staff or facilities, and cannot risk being charged with “racial profiling” to investigate reports of illegal aliens or conduct dragnets for them. People will attempt to exercise their right to make citizen’s arrests of aliens. Because local police departments cannot possibly handle the problem, people will ask to be deputized to round up and deport illegal aliens. The situation will get very messy, after the people making citizen’s arrests of illegal aliens are accused of “taking the law into their own hands.” They – the people who were trying to defend their own property and jobs from alien invaders when the government would not – will be prosecuted and incarcerated or executed. Citizens will be arrested and be sent to jail for trying to repel the alien invasion. Native-born citizens will become enraged at what is happening. The government’s total abrogation of its Constitutional responsibility to provide for the national defense will be tolerated no longer.
Because our government acquiesced to the alien invasion, first by condoning it and then by encouraging and sponsoring it, it will be reluctant to admit that it failed and, at this late date, take any positive steps to repel it. Otherwise it would be admitting to willful, premeditated treason. Instead, it will try to justify it and legalize it, provide amnesty for it, and exonerate those who participated in it. In fact, it has already taken one massive step to cover it up – the previous general amnesty of illegal aliens. How could it admit that it was so wrong? How could it admit that Senator Edward Kennedy was so wrong in sponsoring the Immigration Act of 1965, and that Senator Sam Ervin was so right, that this bill would destroy American culture? How could it admit that it had given the country away to aliens? It will not admit that it was wrong. It will not try to reverse the flow of immigrants, to restore a dominant Northern European culture. Instead, it will focus all of its efforts into trying to assimilate the aliens into the previous dominant culture.
As long as global oil production remains high, our
government will continue to solicit and accept large numbers of immigrants,
ostensibly on humanitarian grounds such as family reunification and political
asylum (by this time the foolishness of encouraging mass immigration to promote
ethnic diversity will be apparent to everyone).
In fact, it will continue to encourage mass immigration because it means
increased economic growth and wealth for the plutocrats, and because our
voracious engine of economic activity, addicted to cancerous growth, craves and
demands it (both to generate demand for goods and services for a growth-based
economy, and to provide labor for it).
The fundamental reason for encouraging and continuing mass immigration
is continued and expanded economic activity and growth. But in today’s world, global economic
activity and growth are crucially dependent on oil. As long as global oil production remains
The most serious blunder the government made was allowing immigrants in such numbers that they could not be assimilated into our culture (our language, our religion, our existing racial/ethnic groups, our cultural heritage). In an attempt to mitigate the situation, our government will launch a campaign of forced assimilation (if such a thing is possible). Aliens will be given fast-track citizenship. They will be given free classes in citizenship and language and jobs to facilitate this. The government will pass special laws to protect aliens, like the laws against so-called “hate crimes” – saying that you cannot take individual action against illegal aliens. It will set up programs in schools to indoctrinate / brainwash our children in accepting the alien invasion and accommodating alien culture. It will justify this by appealing to humanitarian principles that are irrelevant in the context of an invasion. Just as employers now force employees to attend courses in “gender sensitivity,” citizens who express concern over the aliens or exhibit defensive acts against them will be sent to “cultural sensitivity” or “ethnic sensitivity” courses, for reprogramming. Have you read George Orwell’s 1984 recently?
When they see that individuals are prohibited from taking
actions against illegal aliens, people will move to exercise their
Constitutional right of an organized militia to bear arms. But the government will not tolerate
this. The first groups – public militias
– to take action to round up and deport illegal Mexicans will be arrested. The
From this point, the situation will degrade rapidly. Civil disturbances will grow in frequency and
magnitude, and the government will respond in force. What remains of the dominant Northern
European culture in the
At this point, seeing that the government will not enforce its own laws, and will not do anything to stem or turn back the tide of illegal aliens, people will start, on a grand scale, to take matters into their own hands. At one point, there will be renewed interest in the Ku Klux Klan. There will be a brief revival, but because it was so discredited and infiltrated, it is a spent force. Instead, new secret societies will arise. They will operate under various names, such as the white shirts, or the brown shirts, or the black shirts. Just as in the movie, Men in Black, secret societies will be hunting down aliens and destroying them.
They will attack with the vengeance, viciousness,
determination and moral authority of a cornered animal that is protecting its
own invaded territory. They will assert
their right of primacy. The time for
talking will have finished, and the time for killing will begin. The time for warning is past. The time for writing books and articles is
past. The time for preaching is
past. As Willie Nelson sings, in The Red-Headed Stranger, now the
preaching is over, the lesson is over, and the killing’s begun. After years of the government’s flaunting its
own laws, the government will be condemned as the perpetrator of this terrible
social catastrophe. At this point, the
fury of the anti-immigration forces will focus not just on the illegal
immigrants, but on the government and oligarchs who promoted them. The anti-immigration forces will attack the
government plutocrats / oligarchs. The
government, through its pro-mass-immigration policies, will have spawned an
all-out war of terror, with US citizens against the government. Just as American-Revolution patriots fought
against the tyranny of King George the Third’s
At some point, the illegal aliens who can leave,
will leave. There will be a mass exodus
of illegal Mexican aliens to
What Will Happen in Other Countries, as Global Oil Runs Out?
As global oil production starts to fall, the process that I
have described will be taking place all over the world, in any country that has
allowed mass immigration from alien cultures over an extended period of time,
to the point where its former dominant culture is now seriously weakened. Countries that have maintained the cultural /
ethnic integrity will not erupt in civil war, but will wage war against other
countries as global oil production falls.
The “tipping point” varies, depending on the nature of the cultures involved,
but once the proportion of the dominant culture falls below 95-99 percent, the
difficulty in operating as a strong, cohesive nation becomes noticeably
manifest. The world’s cultural and
ethnic diversity is a wonderful thing – it is just not possible for all of
these different cultures to exist side-by-side in large numbers within a single
nation, and for such a nation to continue for very long – and certainly not
under adverse conditions such as those that are just around the corner. A nation can exhibit some cultural diversity,
but not to the extreme, radical extent now reflected in the
Note that the arguments that I have presented above have
nothing to do with a view that Northern European culture is better than any
other, overall. For running a modern
industrial (financial / commercial) world, Northern European culture (Teutonic,
Scandinavian, Germanic, Anglo-Saxon-Norman – “Nordic,” to use a single word) is demonstrably the best (among the
recent available alternatives). You
cannot operate an efficient economic system without trust, and Northern
European culture is strong on personal moral characteristics such as trust,
honesty, work ethic, and dependability.
For running an empire or an industrial world, there is a difference. The Spanish
and Portuguese left a legacy of corruption everywhere they settled. It was not so with the English, Dutch, and
Germans, who left traditions of honesty, rule of law, justice, organization and
hard work wherever they extended their empires.
But, as I said, my arguments have little to do with the particular culture in the
What Has Been Lost
Many people rail against the arrogance of American culture. It is unfortunate that attention focuses on
the arrogance, when
For the people of alien cultures that have flooded to
Our Northern European culture, that stood strong for the
individual man, is quickly passing. It
is being destroyed by its own arrogance – the thought that it could replace
itself with alien cultures that did not share its values, and still retain
those values. The strong
With our open, porous borders, we will continue to be vulnerable to attack by terrorist groups of any size. At one point, it was only powerful nations that we had to worry about. Now, with open borders, with the country flooded with aliens, and with gross intermingling of the population, we are completely vulnerable. Before, we could instantly spot an alien – the population was low, homogeneous, and stable (not highly mobile). Strangers were noticed right away. They looked different and they spoke differently. Loitering was not allowed. In the Second World War, with a common dominant culture and stable population, it was an easy matter to round up all Japanese and incarcerate them. Military units could use ‘lollapalooza’ as a shibboleth.
By its insane, suicidal immigration policies, the
Terrorist groups can (and will) attack us at ease because we
have (or, more correctly, our government has), through mass immigration,
flooded our population with Arabs (as well as any other ethnic group you care
to name). In addition, we have given up
control of our borders, not only to mass illegal immigration, but to mass legal
immigration, mass international tourism, and massive international trade. This fact will not be lost on the members of
the Northern European culture remaining in the
As global oil exhausts, industrial countries will compete ever more vigorously, and then fight, over the diminishing supply. As this happens, conditions will become intolerable in the less-developed countries of the world. With the advent of fossil fuels and industrial technology, world population soared to the limits that could be supported by industrialized agriculture based on that energy source and technology. There is no going back gracefully. When global oil dries up, the unsustainable system that has developed will crash catastrophically. Most of the world’s six billion people will face starvation. For most people, the choice will be death by starvation or death by war. The only issue facing most of the world’s people will be whether they die alone, or take the remaining part of the industrialized world with them.
As a result, terrorism will increase dramatically. As global oil production starts to decline, the rest of the world will see clearly that the industrialized world runs on oil, and that oil is running out, and that things will never get any better. The lies of the United Nations, the World Bank, and all world political leaders will be exposed – “sustainable development” is an oxymoron, and, in a world based on economics and global industrialization, human squalor and misery are only going to get worse. The “politics of envy” will prevail – the rest of the world will set itself to destroy the industrialized world, even though they will not improve their own situation by doing so.
The next step for international terrorists is to launch a concerted
campaign of destruction against oil and other energy sources (oil, gas and coal
fields; hydroelectric dams; nuclear power facilities). This will cripple the industrial world and
bring on a violent and much-expanded reaction against terrorism. But, even through this stage, the
By its mass immigration, mass international trade and open-border policies, our country has been made totally vulnerable to terrorist attacks. As terrorists mount more and more attacks against our now-defenseless country, the government will be loath to admit that it stimulated these attacks by its insane immigration, trade, and open-border policies. It will not admit that its actions in providing free social services to illegal aliens encouraged more to come. It will not admit to any malfeasance in destroying the country’s security and its population and ethnic stability. It will focus all of the attention on the terrorists, blaming them for the problem, just as it blamed them alone for the September 11 attacks, absolving us from all responsibility. But it is our own government that flooded the country with aliens, and opened our borders. Most other countries, if it is within their control, have not done this. Most strong nations try to maintain the cultural integrity and stability that makes them strong, not destroy them. It is our own government that has destroyed the cultural homogeneity and border integrity of our country.
The End Game
Given its current extreme multiethnic / multicultural,
pluralistic society, it seems very unlikely that
What the government does not seem to realize is that,
without a common culture and a stable, homogeneous population, national
security is impossible. There is no
possible way to protect against terrorism when millions of tons of goods are
crossing our borders every day, and when hundreds of thousands of visitors and
immigrants are crossing our borders every day.
It can’t be done. The only way to
have defended our country from terrorists was to make it very difficult for
them to move among us. Our government,
with its economically-driven immigration and trade policies, has done just the
opposite. It is now impossible to defend
against terrorism. The war against
terrorism could be won, but the
With twenty million illegal aliens in our midst, with open / porous borders, with an economy heavily dependent on international trade, and with the unimpeded flow of goods and people across our borders, we cannot possibly defend ourselves. The alien invasion has already taken place, and the invaders, with the complicity and support of our own government, have won. Our government refuses to even try to repel the invasion. Rather than expel illegal aliens, it has instead passed an amnesty allowing them to stay, and rewarded their illegal actions. It provides free social services, such as education, to them. It has no plan to deport the new twenty million aliens – just plans to give them work permits or another general amnesty.
The Immigration Act of 1965 signaled the end of the dominance
of Northern European culture in the
Reaping the Fruits of Foolishness
We are now seeing, after forty years, the full fruit of the
passage of the Immigration Act of 1965.
With the country flooded with people from alien cultures, the political
system has now been paralyzed by the tyranny of the minority. With the country flooded with people from
alien cultures, many people now do not see the harm in allowing illegal aliens
to invade our country and remain here.
With the country flooded with people from alien cultures where the rule
of law is weak, many people are not concerned that the government is no longer
enforcing its own laws. Recall that, in
Why Did It Happen? Why Is It Happening?
Who killed cock robin?
Who is responsible for the destruction of
John Kennedy, who wrote the book, Nation of Immigrants
Edward Kennedy, who sponsored the Immigration Act of 1965
Lyndon Johnson, who served as president during the passage of the Act
Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy
Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, William Clinton, and George W. Bush,
all of whom condoned or encouraged mass immigration to the
The preceding “Gang of Ten” were
(Response to a reader. On a couple of occasions, readers have
questioned why I place much of the responsibility for
(In the Biblical story of Samson and Delilah, who was at
fault for Samson’s demise? Almost no one
would blame the Philistines – they were his enemies. A child would blame the seductive,
treacherous Delilah. But an adult
perceives the moral of the story, that it is Samson himself who is at fault, and
must bear ultimate responsibility for his fall.
It was Samson’s hubris that brought him to his end. And it is
A Charge of Treason
The decision by the government to allow tens of millions of illegal aliens into the country and to remain in it, is unconscionable. It is gross dereliction of duty at least, and high treason at most. The government is refusing to obey and enforce its own laws. If a soldier refuses to do his duty and obey his orders, he can be shot.
I have some questions for the President of the
Why do you not deport – or kill – the alien invaders? Why do you not punish the people who harbor them and give them employment? Why do you refuse to repel the alien invasion, and wage war on illegal immigration? Why do you aid and abet illegal aliens, when you took an oath as President to defend the country from invasion?
Our borders are not secure – from illegal aliens and anyone else. If you cannot keep tens of millions of illegal aliens out of our country, how can you hope to keep out small bands of terrorists? Why do you refuse to fight the war on terrorism, by closing our borders to illegal entry?
You have had four years as President to consider this problem, and yet you continue to aid and abet the invaders, rather than expel them. You have appointed men such as Asa Hutchinson, who does not see that illegal aliens should be deported. By your actions, are you not guilty of willful, premeditated treason? Have you taken an oath of allegiance to the plutocracy that takes precedence over your oath as President?
Your predecessor, President Ronald Reagan, also faced an
alien invasion. His response was to
sponsor a general amnesty that granted
The path that President Ronald Reagan took, and that you are
now taking, is leading the
It is not too late to turn back. All it takes to repel this alien invasion is will.
Your predecessors, Mr. Bush, committed the unpardonable act of declaring millions of foreign invaders to be citizens. It is remarkable that this could have happened. Just as remarkably, there is now talk of granting “temporary work permits” to another ten million foreign invaders. But times have changed. The Northern European cultures that founded this country will no longer tolerate the granting of citizenship, or residency, or any other special privilege, to any foreign invaders, ever again. Or will they? – How far have the mighty fallen? Alea jacta est – the die is cast. The Rubicon crossed. The “tipping point” has been reached. Treachery will no longer be condoned – or it will prevail! Repel the foreign invasion now, Mr. Bush, or invite chaos and the country’s early and untimely demise. You must now choose whom you will represent, defend, and fight for – the plutocrats, the oligarchs, the corporate-business fascist dictatorship, the alien invaders … or the US Constitution, the environment / biosphere, and the survival of mankind. You cannot do both. You must decide; you must choose. Do your job, or, impeached and convicted of complicity in the alien invasion, you will quickly lose it.
An Alternative Future
As global oil production starts to fall, the high-population
industrial world will begin to disintegrate and disappear. Countries that have relatively low
populations, internal sources of energy, and a high degree of cultural
homogeneity have a much better chance of lasting longer than those that are
overpopulated, culturally diverse, and without internal energy sources. The demise may come very quickly, or it may
take some time. “Hubbert’s
Peak” could easily last for a decade. If
Mr. Bush, the path of continued mass immigration and forced
assimilation of illegal immigrants will lead to civil war and the early breakup
Other countries: take heed.
If you allow immigration from alien cultures to the point where it
dilutes your dominant culture, your fate will be that of the
What Are the Odds
As I have written before, democracy is fine for running
things that don’t matter, such as a contract bridge club. It is a woefully inadequate system for running
anything that matters, such as a boat, a ship, an airplane, a nation or a
world. Plato wrote 2500 years ago of the
fatal flaw of democracy – its inability to select good leaders, and their
temptation to pander to the masses.
In his book, Revolt Against the Modern World, Julius Evola
writes an interesting footnote: “We may
here consider A. J. Toynbee’s thesis (A
Study of History [London, 1934]) according to which, a few exceptions
notwithstanding, there have never been civilizations that have been killed, but
only civilizations that have committed suicide.
Wherever the inner strength exists and does not abdicate, then
difficulties, dangers, an adverse environment, attacks from the outside, and even invasions may become a stimulus or a
challenge that induces that inner strength to react in a creative way. Toynbee saw in these external elements the
conditions for the advent and for the development of civilizations.” True to form,
How Quickly the End Comes
It is amazing how quickly a dominant culture can pass into
oblivion. A nation is an idea, a
concept, a will, and little else. Once
the will is gone, all is lost. The
In Revolt Against the Modern World, Julius Evola
writes, “When at the center, however, there is only a shallow function or when
the titles of the representatives of the spiritual and regal authority are only
nominal, then the pinnacle dissolves and the support crumbles. A highly significant legend in this regard is
that of the people of Gog and Magog,
who symbolize chaotic and demonic forces that are held back by traditional
structures. According to this legend,
these people attack when they realize that there is no longer anybody blowing
the trumpets on that wall upon which an imperial type had previously arrested
their siege, and that it was only the wind that produced the sounds they were
hearing. Rites, institutions, laws, and
customs may still continue to exist for a certain time; but when their meaning
is lost and their “virtue” paralyzed they are nothing but empty shells. Once they are abandoned to themselves and
have become secularized, they crumble like parched clay and become increasingly
disfigured and altered, despite all attempts to retain from the outside,
whether through violence or imposition, the lost inner unity. As long as a shadow of the action of the
superior element remains, however, and an echo of it exists in the blood, the
structure remains standing, the body still appears endowed with a soul, and the
corpse – to use an image employed by de Gobineau –
walks and is still capable of knocking down obstacles in its path. When the last residue of the force from above
and of the race of the spirit is exhausted, in the new generations nothing else
remains; there is no longer a riverbed to channel the current that is now
dispersed in every direction. What emerges at this point is individualism, chaos, anarchy, a
humanist hubris, and degeneration in every domain. The dam is broken. Although a semblance of ancient grandeur
still remains, the smallest impact is enough to make an empire or state
collapse and be replaced with a demonic inversion, namely, with the modern,
omnipotent Leviathan, which is a mechanized and “totalitarian: collective
system.” After forty years of mass
immigration and affirmative action, the Northern European culture that founded
In my previous writings, I have predicted the catastrophic collapse of the modern industrial world as global oil production declines. Any nation that is overpopulated and dependent on massive amounts of cheap commercial energy (oil in particular) will soon cease to exist. In my view, there is nothing that can be done to avoid this catastrophic collapse, now that the world has pushed its population to high levels that cannot be supported on current solar-based energy. Although the end of global industrialization is certain, the state of the world after the demise of the industrial world is very uncertain. Depending on what happens over the next few years, the biosphere may or may not be destroyed, millions of species may or may not be made extinct, and mankind may or may not become extinct. The future is up to us – up to you! After the fall of the global industrial world, control of the planet will fall to others, who are more able in rational planetary management. Otherwise, the biosphere as we know it and mankind will cease to exist. You are living in the most exciting time in the history of the world. You can play a role in determining the future of the world – a dead planet, a ruined planet, or a Garden-of-Eden planet with mankind in an exciting future. Which future do you choose?
Americans, wake up! You have a choice! You have a decision to make! You have a stand to take! Regardless of what George Bush decides, you must make your own decision, and take a stand. Between now and 2050, global population will drop to a few hundred million – a small fraction of its current level – because that is all that can be supported by solar-energy-based agriculture. Most people on the planet will die from starvation, disease or war. You cannot stop the demise of the industrialized world, and all industrialized countries, as global oil depletes. But you can play a role in determining what takes place over the next few years, before and as the industrial world collapses. The issue at hand is what will be the condition of the rest of the biosphere at that time. You have a choice in determining the planet’s future, its destiny. You may die gloriously on the field of battle (this is metaphor), waging war against the forces of global industrialization that would destroy the biosphere and make mankind extinct or doomed to eternity on a ruined planet. Or, you may die fighting to continue the destruction of the planet, on the side of the destroyers, a piece or a pawn of the plutocratic oligarchy. Or, you may try to remain neutral, to stay out of the fight, in which case you will die ignominiously of starvation and disease, as a despised, craven coward, a miserable wretch, begging for food and starving to death, clinging to life at any cost, leaving behind a legacy of shame.
You have it in your hands to choose life or death for the planet – for the future generations of mankind and its companion species on the planet. Constructor or destructor, creator or destroyer; which will you be? Or nothing at all, an “also ran” in the game of life? What will you stand for? You will surely die, as all of us will. The issues that you must face are how, and for what purpose, and to what end. Will you stand for something good, or for something evil, or for nothing at all? You cannot avoid making this choice. If you choose denial, indecision and inaction, you have by default chosen to side with the destroyers. Will your death make a difference (for good or ill) and be definitive, meaningful and purposeful; or irrelevant, meaningless and purposeless. Are you Mr. Cellophane? Will your name be praised, or damned, or simply unremembered? Will you rise to be a “Citizen of the World,” fighting for the survival of the biosphere and mankind, or merely a citizen of the industrial superpower that destroyed it?
The industrial world will soon collapse. But I am very optimistic about the future of the world after that collapse. Out of the ashes of the industrial world will arise a New World Order, not based on economics, materialism, greed, agriculture, urban civilization, and global industrialization, but on spirituality and harmony of man as part of nature. The decision that you must make is whether you choose to work toward this future, or against it.
I read recently a headline that Kofi Annan has proposed an overhaul of the United Nations. Unfortunately, I did not read the article, and that newspaper has been thrown away. He was addressing, I suppose, the fact that the UN is increasingly viewed as impotent, and largely irrelevant in serious world crises.
In my view, the United Nations is irrelevant. It is little more than a toothless sounding-board for third-world countries. The “sovereign” nations of the world do not want for it have any real power, and the economic powers of the world (corporations, more than countries, in these times), certainly don’t. As global oil production starts to shrink, global war will ensue. The United Nations will have no role to play in this chaotic time. As things fall apart, the liberal democracy that has spread over the world (because of cheap commercial energy) will quickly disappear.
When things get really bad, and people are dying in the tens and hundreds of millions each year, things will change very quickly. People are willing to trade almost anything for their security. I will quote here a passage from the booklet, The Future Foretold, by Michael Roy.
“The stage is rapidly being set for the world to accept global leadership. Famed British historian Arnold Toynbee (1899-1975) was correct when he said, ‘The nations are ready to give the kingdoms of the world to any one man who will offer us a solution to our world’s problems.’ The first president of the United Nations General Assembly, Paul-Henri Spaak, who was also a prime minister of Belgium and one of the early planners of the European Common Market, as well as a secretary-general of NATO, affirmed, ‘We do not want another committee, we have too many already. What we want is a man of sufficient stature to hold the alliance of all the people and to lift us out of the economic morass into which we are sinking. Send us such a man, and whether he be God or devil, we will receive him.’
A few weeks ago, my wife and I visited friends who live in
of all who took part in
“When you go home
tell them of us and say
for your tomorrow
we gave our today.”
I encountered an acquaintance in the parking lot of the Zambian
Ministry of Education as I was leaving the office the other day. We talked for a few minutes about the
On the election of Bush, my friend observed that, although most people in the world did not like what Bush was doing, they preferred him over Kerry since “the devil you know is better than the devil you don’t know.” While they may not agree with Bush, they know where he stands. After thirty years in the US Senate, having taken many different positions on issues, they did not know where Kerry stood, or how he would be likely to act in future situations.
I agreed with my friend, pointing out that neither candidate differed with respect to issues that mattered to me (stopping the destruction of the biosphere). I observed that both men were candidates of the oligarchy, and did not really differ very much on anything (not just anything that was important to me, but anything at all). They were both for more industrial development and, it follows, more destruction of the environment and more species extinction. It seemed to me that the positions of the candidates were, in fact, very similar. Kerry was in favor of most of the same things that Bush was (e.g., the War in Afghanistan, the War in Iraq, the War on Terrorism, more jobs, more industrial activity, more immigration) – he just would “do them better.” As I saw written somewhere recently, he tried to “out-Bush” Bush, and that strategy just didn’t work.
It would appear that, although many people around the world
were not in favor of Bush, they were not in favor of Kerry, either. There was no real choice, on the substantive
issues. In my view, this explains the
paradox why so many people – both in the
If two candidates are offering essentially the same platform
/ program, why would you choose someone who may not hold to that platform? Why choose someone who you don’t know where
he stands – or more properly in the case of Kerry, where he will stand tomorrow
– and who simply asserts that he will just “do things better”? Kerry would still, as Bush, fight the war in
Both Bush and Kerry had serious flaws, but they were quite
different in nature. It is a question of
which flaws bothered the electorate more.
In my view, a perceived lack of consistency over time was viewed as a
more serious flaw. As Joe Klein observed
in his article, “All You Have to Do Is Believe” (Time,
George Bush does not have to figure things out. He can use his faith, his belief, and his intuition to guide him. He sees what to do, he knows what to do. Like Ronald Reagan, he doesn’t need the details to confuse him – all he needs is the main facts, the big picture, the main alternatives, and then he will see, intuitively, what to do and he will proceed to do it. No anxiety, no second thoughts, no recriminations, no apologies. If you follow your heart, you can always say, no matter how things turn out, that I did what I felt was best at the time. People can trust him because they have seen how his intuition has guided him throughout his life, and it’s OK. Kerry, it seems, does not rely on intuition, but on logical reasoning. The problem with that is that people do not know where this will lead them. Not because they don’t believe in logical reasoning, but because they don’t see, in looking at his 30-year record in the Senate, that it has offered any particular advantage to Kerry, or would enhance his ability to lead them. They don’t have any sense that where he may decide to lead them is where they really want to go. Bush may not be all that logical or articulate, but they know who he is and what he wants out of life, and it is not too far from what they want. People sense that, however things turn out in this very uncertain world, he will be fighting for about the same things that they would, in about the same way that they would. His record and his performance and his platform were not major factors in the election. His personality – his intuition and his judgment – was. Sure, he made mistakes, but they were the same kind of mistakes that they would have made, and for the same reasons.
Americans are more concerned with their jobs and income than
anything else (they will live to regret that!), and both men are in favor of
more and better jobs. So why vote for more
uncertainty, when, other things being equal, you can have less of it? (In finance, the only reason for accepting a
higher level of risk is a higher expected return – this is just common
sense.) Bush is a slugger, a
fighter. (You would want him on your
team, if you were going to war. Maybe
Americans may sense that they will soon be going to war.) Kerry started out that way in Vietnam (he
served bravely), but then he started to think about what he and America were
doing, and changed his mind about whether the war was good and worth killing
for and dying for. Bush’s view of the
world is simpler, less complicated, and many people can relate to that. Until their sons started being killed in
large numbers, most Americans didn’t much care about the war in
A number of people have asked me how, with as many mistakes
as Bush has made, could he possibly win reelection? Well, as long as his mistakes don’t affect
them personally, his mistakes don’t bother them a whole lot. They know that the president has relatively
little control over the economy, and so they don’t blame him for the recession,
or the loss of jobs, or even the loss of jobs to
It is common knowledge that, if Europeans had voted in the
In summary, I have some explanations for why Bush won the election. It is not all “Monday-morning quarterbacking” – some of my reasons I have stated (in writing) earlier.
With respect to Fallujah, my friend asked, why don’t they
just get on with it? The Iraqi
terrorists are assassinating US servicemen and contractors, and beheading innocent
My friend was a young boy growing up in
In today’s world, even though the human population has
exploded to obscene levels, people are very squeamish about killing. Terrorists have murdered many
Ask my Uncle Bob, who spent four years as a Japanese
prisoner of war, if he is interested in apologizing for bombing Hiroshima and
Nagasaki (cities that were bombed late in the war with Japan, after it was
clear (even to Japan) that Japan had lost).
I think not – he still will not enter a Japanese restaurant or buy a
Japanese car. He was on his last legs,
being starved to death by the Japs, when, right after the bombing of
I attended a coding theory conference in
The point that I am making here is that when people go to war – to real war of survival, not simply political wars such as Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Iraq – they slaughter as many of the enemy population as they can.
The survival of the
Roy Clarke is a weekly columnist who writes a satirical
column, “The Spectator,” in The Post
Following is a sample of his writing. It is an article entitled “
‘Did you manage to get a drink at State House on Sunday?’ I asked Amock, as I poured a round of brandy.
‘Of course!’ laughed Amock. ‘We know these MMD functions from long
experience! [MMD: Movement for a
Multiparty Democracy, the ruling party in
‘But why are these functions always complete chaos?’ I wondered. ‘I mean, if he can’t organize a party in his own garden, how’s he going to organize the whole country?’
‘That wasn’t chaos,’ said Sara. ‘That was a theatrical representation of the capitalist paradigm. First the rich fat ministers come along and hoover [to hoover means to vacuum] all the food and drink, and then the hordes of lackeys and bootlickers descend on the tables to fight over the remaining crumbs and dregs. It was really a cleverly staged enactment of unrestricted competition for scarce resources, revealing the operation of a free market.’
‘Sometimes,’ said Jennifer with a frown, ‘I think you have a tendency to over-theorize. But we didn’t see either of you there. Were you invited?’
‘Not exactly,’ I sniffed. ‘But Sara got in as the Nordian ambassador, and I was one of the Nyau dancers.’
‘That’s it!’ Jennifer screeched. ‘You’re the one who fell into the Independence Cake!’
‘You know how he is.’ Sara sighed. ‘Anything for a laugh!’
‘But I wouldn’t call it chaos or capitalism,’ said Jennifer. ‘It was just plain corruption. The people appointed to distribute public resources are the same ones found consuming the very resources they are supposed to be distributing. And they do it in public! The row of snouts at the trough was even shown on television!’
‘It’s just protocol,’ I laughed, pouring another round of brandy. ‘Because of our great respect for our leaders, we ask them to take first place in the queue.’
‘Protocol is just ritualized corruption,’ snapped Jennifer.
‘Talking about corruption,’ said Sara, ‘did you read this morning’s paper? The president is terribly disappointed that Transparency International says that public perception still has us eleventh in the table of the most corrupt, just the same as in 2000.’
‘Good gracious,’ said Amock, ‘then we’re not making any progress at all. I mean, since then we have had the Third Team debacle, and a court petition that the election was rigged. This should have put us up to number two or three!’
‘Two or three!’ shouted Jennifer. ‘We should be number one! Back in 2000 we had a president denying massive corruption at the top of government, but now we have a president admitting it was all true! And the culprits are still at large! We deserve first place!’
‘But what’s the importance of getting to number one?’ I asked.
‘What’s the importance?’ sputtered
Jennifer. ‘Don’t you realize that, after
forty years of independence, this was our chance to have something really big
to celebrate! [Last month,
‘Of course,’ said Jennifer. ‘Nowadays we have adventure tourism, which
really brings in the money. People who
normally live peaceful lives will come from all over the world to experience
something exciting, and to battle against impossible hurdles and
obstacles. In 2002 we won the World
Roadblock Championship for having 231 roadblocks between
‘What was that?’ asked Sara.
‘We won first, second and third
prizes after a German tourist attempted to drive through Mazabuka [a town south
‘But corruption is not just on the roads.’
‘We’ve made good progress in other areas,’ said Jennifer. ‘In 1996 we won the Nuremburg Prize for the Most Corrupted Constitution, and the government is working hard to carry off the same prize in 2006 [Zambia has appointed a commission to review the national constitution]. This will attract millions more from donors, all keen to reverse the situation by funding our Good Governance Projects.’
‘So why are we still stuck at number eleven, after so much effort?’
‘That’s the very question the government is asking,’ said Jennifer. ‘They suspect that Transparency International must have made a typographical error. It is thought that the typist’s finger must have hit the keyboard twice instead of once, giving us the number 11 instead of 1.
‘Very likely,’ said Sara. ;Even the Electoral Commission can now amend the figures for the past election, to show that the president got 92 per cent, and not 29 per cent.’
‘That should do it!’ Jennifer
hooted. ‘Then Transparency International
will have to give us
For the Zambian government’s reaction to the TI publication, I quote from the October 27 issue of the Times of Zambia (first portion of article follows):
Levy rejects TIZ corruption index
President [Levy Patrick] Mwanawasa
yesterday expressed shock at the ranking by Transparency International Zambia
(TIZ) Corruption Index that
And Anti-Corruption Commission director general Nickson Banda also disagreed with the results of TIZ index, saying the results were questionable.
Mr. Mwanawasa said that the TIZ 2004 Corruption Perception Index report which was announced last week was a distortion of facts and a complete lie.
Speaking at the launch of the national government baseline survey report at the Hotel Intercontinental, he said the TIZ index should not be accepted because it was misleading.
“I am extremely shocked to hear
that the TIZ index report says
Mr. Mwanawasa also disagreed with
Many evenings I play the guitar and sing songs – mostly American country songs, some folk songs, some rock-and-roll. I have a collection of lyrics for about a thousand songs that I “work through.”
The other night I was playing the song, YMCA, which includes the line, “No man can do it alone,” During the early morning of the next day, as I lay in bed thinking about nothing in particular, that phrase caught my attention, and I mulled it over.
In a sense, the phrase seems to apply to a lot in life. Certainly, you cannot participate in the
essential and fundamental aspects of life – having a mate and raising a family
– by yourself. And most of life’s
activities in which a person engages have no relevance except for other
people. Unless you are stranded on a
desert island, you do much of your daily work for other people, regardless of
what your occupation might be. If you
are an author or architect or painter or musician, you do your work for other
people. If you are a businessman,
politician, scientist, engineer, or religious leader, your work is always
oriented toward effects on other people.
My thoughts turned to things spiritual. A few things, such as meditation and prayer, are done alone. But even in the areas of spirituality and mentality, many activities involve more than one person. Stanislav Grof’s holotropic breathwork is intended as a group activity. Hypnosis (autohypnosis and autosuggestion notwithstanding) are essentially two-person activities. Most physical and spiritual philosophies stress the importance of having a teacher. Reiki is intended to be practiced by two people, rather than one. Napoleon Hill’s personal philosophy for achieving success stresses the importance of the Master-Mind concept, which involves other people.
Even Jesus Christ observed, “For where two or three are
gathered together in my name, there I am in the midst of them.” He had some great ideas, but without the work
Meditation and prayer may be practiced either alone or in a group setting. But even alone, these are “dual” activities. The universe is a unitary entity, and meditation involves achieving harmony with oneself and with the rest of the universe, to promote reception of information (knowledge, intuition, hunches, “messages”) and energy (inspiration, desire, physical energy) from other sources. Prayer is another means of communicating with the Universal Consciousness, but of a more restricted paradigm (more focus on sending messages of supplication to other entities than on achievement of harmony).
The most interesting games involve those with two or more players. Games against nature (statistical decision problems) can be very exciting, but they are not nearly as exciting as a game involving an intelligent opponent. Voodoo would not exist if there were no other spirits or human beings involved. Two heads are better than one. While a single individual may be inspired by great ideas, it invariably requires the action of a group to accomplish anything significant. It takes two to tango. Seducing someone is always much more exciting than sexual self-gratification.
Some time ago, my wife and I visited our friends in
Pray for the World
Eph. 6:18. Prayer is essential in this ongoing warfare. Pray long and hard. Pray for your brothers and sisters. Keep your eyes open. Keep each others spirits up so that no one falls behind or drops out.
Monday: Family Life
Relationships between family members / love
The home, that it will be a refuge
Times of fellowship and worship
“By this shall all men know that you are my disciples if you have love for one another” – John .
Tuesday: cultural adaptation
Knowledge, understanding, respect and growth in culture
Quick recovery from culture shock
Learn language easily and quickly
Wednesday: the mission
Love for the people
God’s heart for the people
To know and to have faith to work God’s God-sized plans
Thursday: the country
The rules and governors of the country
Friday: spiritual growth
Time for fellowship with God
Falling more in love with Christ
Knowing the ways of the Holy Spirit – growth
Saturday: prayer support
Faithful prayer supporters
More missionaries to go
Sunday: the local church
Unity and support
Worship in spirit and truth