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I’ve been meaning to change the name of this blog to Neurotic Anti-Globalist, because this describes more how I feel now. I am not much of a futurist, although I guess I am still nostalgic, but not for anything in present memory, more for olden times in which I’ve never lived.
Anyway, it is very clear to me that the main conflict in the world today is between Globalists and Nationalists, and I am on the side of the Nationalists. Or, rather, I am not sure if I am on the side of the Nationalists, but I am for sure against Globalism. It is a sick ideology that seems to be intent on destroying the world, or at least to cause suffering to millions, in the name of an insane utopia. Yes, pretty much like Communism, only worse. Because now it is not only about ending the differences between social classes, but about ending all differences between humans (sex, race, nation, ethnicity and even genetics).
This is impossible, of course, but it was also impossible to abolish social classes, and this didn’t stop them.
As someone said once, those who try to create Heaven on Earth end up creating Hell.
Now, you may think that globalism is harmless, as it has not caused yet a damage similar to communism in its darkest moments, but believe me, if things go on like this there will be chaos and pain for all.
Hi. If you notice, I haven’t been publishing here for a long time, that is because a) I’ve been busy with other things, such as a day job and b) I have been creating a new site, which, however, is not yet quite ready for prime time, but will be soon.
In the meantime I suppose I will keep posting here, and in a few other places in the big old world wide web.
Not that there are many readers yet here in this place. But there will be, there will be. And if there aren’t, it doesn’t matter, I suppose I’ll keep writing just to vent.
Hundreds of thousands of Muslim refugees were let into Europe. Now we see the price, and it didn’t take long: murder and blood on the streets.
It was a well planned attack and not without its symbolism, which I am sure was planned as well: the main targets were a concert hall where an American band was singing, and a soccer stadium where France and Germany were playing.
Despite the awful tragedy, it is, in some ways, better than this happens now than later, while French people are still (i think, I hope) a majority in France.
The last time I was in Paris I was surprised how much it had changed: in some places there seemed to be only Arabs and Africans on the streets. Yet in other parts of the country French culture survives.
Slowly, but surely, there will be a backlash. Against Islam, against anti-nationalism, and against the global elites.
Is life in the USA healthier for young people? The question arises because now yet another young man (seemingly of Italian origin, judging by the surname), someone who had more opportunities than most of us, has just shot some TSA agents in the airport, one fatally, and is currently in custody.
There is something about America today that feeds paranoia, rage, fear and violence. No, this is not about guns or gun laws. Other countries have guns but they do not have so many of such events. There is something about American contemporary life that breeds rage and frustration in lonely young men.
But what is it?
Apparently the shooter’s motive was that he was “disappointed with the government”, which is strange, because anyone with any sense would not put any hopes in government at all. I am a firm believer that the less government, the better (I am an anarchist of sorts). But it is true that, as the NSA spying scandal and the Obamacare fiasco show, Government in America is becoming increasingly totalitarian and invasive, and the country is losing its identity in the midst of massive illegal immigration. America is the new Rome, it is slowly falling, a decadent Empire.
A note found on the shooter seemed to mention the ‘New World Order‘. Hey, just because you are paranoid it doesn’t mean that your enemies don’t exist. There probably is an attempt by the global elite to create a world government, but killing unarmed TSA agents will do nothing to stop it.
Still, even the abusive and pointless behavior of TSA agents would not be in itself a motive for murder. Yes, the TSA spends millions to pat down and humiliate American citizens in the airports because they don’t want to ‘racially profile’, that is, to admit that a young Muslim man has more probability of being a terrorist than a 90-year old grandma or an 8-year old kid. But it is hard to get so worked up with that to the point of shooting someone, unless you have other more serious psychological problems.
One of the possible explanations is ‘Beta male rage’ – i.e. he had no girlfriend and no friends, was introvert and possibly seen as a loser by his peers. In America, there is nothing worse than being seen as a loser. However, even that is not an adequate explanation. Years ago, people would accept their problems and move on, or perhaps, if things got really bad, kill themselves. But taking a gun and shooting innocent people is a more recent trend.
What is going on?
There is a story going on in the media that the Boston terrorists (two Chechen immigrants) were not well-adapted to America. One of them even, apparently, said that he had no American friends, “he couldn’t understand them”. (And who can blame him? Sometimes I can’t either)
In any case, I don’t think it is true. I think that they were perfectly adapted. What is America nowadays, after all? A “land of immigrants”, as they call it. But no longer a nation where immigrants are supposed to adapt and assimilate. On the contrary, it is the country that has to bend over backward to accommodate them. “Para Español, marque dos”. For the Multi-Prayer room, just turn Left.
The brothers were Muslim. Luckily, America is not a Christian country, it is a multicultural, multi-faith country. The older brother didn’t have to give up on his religion. In fact, he got married and it was his American wife the one who converted to Islam. It all seemed like a happy love story, until he started to watch too many jihadi videos, abused her, and then decide to blow up a marathon. Oh well, what won’t people do for fun, right?
Both were so assimilated that one had a Green Card and the other was a citizen faster than most people who work slavishly for years on a H1B Visa. They even got a scholarship to study in a prestigious university. “They loved the country”, said her mother. (She also said that they were “angels”, and that they were framed by the evil American government.)
Still, the poor kids felt oppressed. But that was also part of the assimilation process: the cult of victimization. Today in America, if you’re a minority, start complaining and sue someone. If nothing all works, you can always go out with a bang instead than with a whimper.
After all, today there’s no better way to call attention and become famous in America than with some of the good old ultra-violence, as Alex from the Clockwork Orange would say. It will appear on television or on the Internet 24/7. What’s not to like?
Unassimilated Chechens? Not really. They were as American as Major Hassan, as Adam Lanza, as Diebold and Harris. They assimilated all the lessons of contemporary culture.
Too bad that some people had to die because of that.
Lawrence Auster is a traditionalist blogger and, agree or not with his ideology, a very clever man and extremely eloquent writer. He has recently been diagnosed with cancer and he may not survive. He has been very public about the whole issue, and seems in good spirits despite the terrible news. A sample of letters that he received, including one by me, show in how much he is esteemed by those who read him. Wish there was something to be done, but I’ll just post a poem by Yeats, a poet that he seems to love, and I do too.
The Four Ages of Man
He with body waged a fight,
But body won; it walks upright.
Then he struggled with the heart;
Innocence and peace depart.
Then he struggled with the mind;
His proud heart he left behind.
Now his wars on God begin;
At stroke of midnight God shall win.
However, I should add that he does not seem to be fighting God, but willfully accepting his destiny such as it is. And then again, some people have survived cancer, and some healthy people have died unexpectedly, so, we never know. May we all be able to use our short time down here more wisely now than ever.
Obama wants to institute gun control laws. While this may seem sensible to those Americans who are naturally horrified by the mass shootings that seem to happen every other week in that wretched country, the reality (as usual) is much more complicated.
In Economics 101, there is a little thing called “law of demand and supply”. If there is a demand, there will be a supply. If demand is high and supply is low, prices go up. If demand is low and supply is high, prices go down.
Now, the government could not control the illegal sales of whiskey during the Prohibition, and it cannot contain the illegal sales of drugs today. For some reason, people think it can contain the illegal flow of guns. Maybe, but it’s not very likely.
Making guns illegal won’t make them disappear, it will only make them much more expensive, and it will benefit criminals at the expense of law-abiding citizens, since any otherwise law-abiding citizen that has a gun will become, in the eyes of the law, a criminal too.
Let’s examine the case of Brazil and compare it to the USA. The USA has 270 million guns and a homicide rate of 5.1 per 100.000 (according to Wikipedia). Brazil has about 20 million guns (data is sketchier), but a homicide rate of 21.1. Clearly, it’s not only the number of guns that matter in increasing or decreasing homicide, many other things must be taken into account. (In fact, in the last 30 years the US greatly reduced its homicide rates at the same time that the number of guns in circulation increased)
Besides, at least two thirds of Brazilian guns are deemed illegally owned, due to recent laws that maintain as strict control on legal guns, but don’t really confront the real problem, which is the illegal traffic of heavy arms. Local drug dealers have “Army-exclusive” rifles and grenades. Gun control doesn’t do much for those guys. Currently there are Brazilian gangs using dynamite to explode and rob banks, so it’s not like they are going to be affected by new laws.
America is not Latin America but it also is not Europe, where gun control may perhaps work. America is a traditional frontier land, and Americans love their guns. Outside of New York and Los Angeles, even a lot of Democrats have guns. It is interesting that the current most successful film in the US is “Django Unchained”, a violent film with a rate of one person being shoot every five minutes. Strangely enough, the same people who vibrate with every death in that movie probably claim for greater gun control.
They may institute gun control, but I don’t think that is the real problem. The problem is insane or evil people with guns, and yes, I’m in favor of taking guns away from that demographic, and also in favor of reducing the amount of violence seen in contemporary culture, but that’s probably not going to happen any time soon.