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Thursday, April 03, 2008

Caveat Sucker

Progressivism (aka liberalism) is the revolutionary impulse to make the world safe for globalism.

The leadership of both parties, Bush, all the current candidates, and most major Western political, media, business, academic, and religious leaders openly subscribe to this impulse.

With words they pretend to be universalists but with their actions they reveal themselves as self-righteous and greedy individualists. They speak endlessly of equality but they treat everyone but themselves as lesser beings to be managed like so many domesticated animals.

These leaders suffer no hindrance in their quest for one-world utopia. The globe will wear their yoke, and like it. Your nation, culture, wealth, health, and family are all forfeit. You are free, except to oppose them. You may migrate - by all means! - but mind the wars, the gangs, the crime, the toxic waste.

Welcome to hell. Our ideologies and party affiliations and consumer baubles and blogs are distractions from this reality.

Have a nice day.

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Blogger Flanders Fields said...

Tan, You have the story right. At present, we are at the mercy of money and might. At some point we will become their victims or resist.

What we do is not for the present. It is for the time when the money becomes more closely held and the power is used to quell the responses.

Presidents are nothing more than the figureheads to take whatever heat is directed toward the world financial powers and to allow the corporate class the freedom to plunder while societies social engineers manage the masses.

I have a similar post, but don't have the will to proof it and post it. I think many of us question why we do at times, but I think we really don't have a choice but to do what we can. Lysander Spooner had a similar quandry with predecessors of the same people with whom we are having problems back during the 1800's. I think I remember that you had read his essay. If not, search for the link over at my site, or let me know if you have trouble finding it.

4/03/2008 01:21:00 PM  
Blogger flippityflopitty said...

There's always baseball...

4/03/2008 07:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prime examples: Tony and Cherie Blair. I can't wait to see the think tanks, NGOs, EU or UN their offspring wriggle their vile way into. Doing good has never been more lucrative.

4/04/2008 05:33:00 AM  
Blogger dudhduddhd said...

Welcome to the dictatorship of Reason. Our rulers are Voltaire's children.

Ride the multicultural slave ship known as the subway to sharecrop in that towering monument to neo-Babylonian feudalism you call an office you technopeasant.

4/04/2008 09:22:00 AM  
Blogger Tanstaafl said...

Flanders, I believe it was Lysander Spooner's No Treason you pointed me to. As my old faith wanes in an America which I only recently realized no longer exists, I find myself feeling foolish to have not seen what Spooner could see clearly 150 years ago:

Inasmuch as the Constitution was never signed, nor agreed to, by anybody, as a contract, and therefore never bound anybody, and is now binding upon nobody; and is, moreover, such an one as no people can ever hereafter be expected to consent to, except as they may be forced to do so at the point of the bayonet, it is perhaps of no importance what its true legal meaning, as a contract, is. Nevertheless, the writer thinks it proper to say that, in his opinion, the Constitution is no such instrument as it has generally been assumed to be; but that by false interpretations, and naked usurpations, the government has been made in practice a very widely, and almost wholly, different thing from what the Constitution itself purports to authorize.

4/04/2008 10:05:00 AM  
Blogger Tanstaafl said...


It was an especially clear afternoon yesterday, and on the way to the Home Depot stadium as I topped the crest of the Laguna hills in my serfmobile I caught a glimpse of the entirety of the Los Angeles basin, sprawling out before me to the north, as far as I could see.

That image of humanity, like so many mindless ants climbing over themselves amidst their mud-saliva pile, caused in me an acute revulsion with this time and place, to see so clearly the filthy and hectic ideal our leaders lead us toward. It must be akin to what travelers saw as they approached ancient Babylon. The circus-stadium experience itself was as it must have been in latter day multicultural Rome.

I feel like an alien in my own nation, because in fact it is run by aliens and is no longer a nation. It is a proposition. Ponzi's proposition. Though as some of us can see danielj, this proposition predates Ponzi by millenia.

4/04/2008 10:36:00 AM  
Blogger Flanders Fields said...

You accept blame for no reason, Tan. We are the product and mark in a master con game. As a little old lady should not blame herself for being scammed, we should not blame ourselves. We think, but within the confines of our knowledge. It is the perpetrators of the con who deserve the blame.

The official levels within our country were able to resist the con until well after the Civil War, despite having had pressures applied during and after the Revolution. It was not until just before the Federal Reserve Act was initiated that the progeny of those cons got their feet firmly planted within our system.

You have the right essay, but the link doesn't work. I enclose it at the bottom, but this is the part I found more explanatory from Spooner's pamphelet:

"...the question of war, and consequently the question of power, is little else than a mere question of money. As a necessary consequence, those who stand ready to furnish this money, are the real rulers. It is so in Europe, and it is so in this country.

In Europe, the nominal rulers, the emperors and kings and parliaments, are anything but the real rulers of their respective countries. They are little or nothing else than mere tools, employed by the wealthy to rob, enslave, and (if need be) murder those who have less wealth, or none at all.

The Rothschilds, and that class of money-lenders of whom they are the representatives and agents – men who never think of lending a shilling to their next-door neighbors, for purposes of honest industry, unless upon the most ample security, and at the highest rate of interest – stand ready, at all times, to lend money in unlimited amounts to those robbers and murderers, who call themselves governments, to be expended in shooting down those who do not submit quietly to being robbed and enslaved.

They lend their money in this manner, knowing that it is to be expended in murdering their fellow men, for simply seeking their liberty and their rights; knowing also that neither the interest nor the principal will ever be paid, except as it will be extorted under terror of the repetition of such murders as those for which the money lent is to be expended.

These money-lenders, the Rothschilds, for example, say to themselves: If we lend a hundred millions sterling to the queen and parliament of England, it will enable them to murder twenty, fifty, or a hundred thousand people in England, Ireland, or India;....".


4/04/2008 10:51:00 AM  
Blogger dudhduddhd said...

I too am disgusted by this world of human wreckage.

I recommend daily repentance and a systematic Reformed theology to live your life by.

I think aestheticians like yourself are destined for conversion. You understand teleology implicitly and just need a few philosophical ideas to chew on awhile.

Abandon atheism or abandon all hope is my only piece of advice.

You do appear to have some physical years on me though, so who am I to dispense advise?

Perhaps you like punk rock?

It always makes me feel better.

p.s. You write better when you aren't writing from the depths of despair.

4/04/2008 04:01:00 PM  
Blogger dudhduddhd said...


You writing makes me feel better when you aren't writing from the depths of despair.

4/04/2008 04:03:00 PM  
Blogger Red Squirrel said...

I am so pleased to find your blog!
It is excellent, as is flanders fields!
I would like to reproduce " Caveat Sucker" on my space,I have been trying to find the 'right words' all day.
God Bless You!

4/04/2008 04:16:00 PM  
Blogger Tanstaafl said...

Thanks Flanders, that was the essay.

Danielj, I appreciate your advice.

Welcome Red Squirrel, power to you and the BNP.

4/04/2008 06:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

danielj - I am rather convinced that Christianity, when taken to its logical conclusions, leads directly and inevitably to the current world situation. Even if not inevitable, it IS clear that a Christian civilization did degrade more or less uniformly across several continents, so re-Christianization is no guarantee it would not repeat the failure.

4/04/2008 08:36:00 PM  
Blogger dudhduddhd said...

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4/04/2008 10:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It must be akin to what travelers saw as they approached ancient Babylon. The circus-stadium experience itself was as it must have been in latter day multicultural Rome.

"...this then, is the conclusion of the city's history; growing from primitive barter-centre to Culture-city and at last to world-city, it sacrifices first the blood and soul of its creators to the needs of its majestic evolution, and then the last flower of that growth to the spirit of civilization--and so, doomed, moves on to final self-destruction." (Oswald Spengler, Decline of the West, p.252)

4/05/2008 12:13:00 AM  
Blogger dudhduddhd said...

I am rather convinced that Christianity, when taken to its logical conclusions, leads directly and inevitably to the current world situation.

Christian society leads to unchristian society?

Even if not inevitable, it IS clear that a Christian civilization did degrade more or less uniformly across several continents, so re-Christianization is no guarantee it would not repeat the failure.

There are no guarantees.

My point was that it, Christian epistemology, is the only epistemology that satisfies the universal laws of logic. We should believe it because it is true, not because it is pragmatic.

4/05/2008 08:12:00 AM  
Blogger dudhduddhd said...

The Decline of the West

4/05/2008 09:22:00 AM  
Blogger Tanstaafl said...

I understand Yockey's Imperium picks up where Spengler's Decline leaves off. I'll have to read both.

4/06/2008 12:03:00 PM  
Blogger Flanders Fields said...

Tan, That Yockey's link seems interesting. I hadn't heard about it before. My address is under movies at more about me, if you you contact me I have some info to share which I prefer not to have public at this time. Place @ and .com.

4/14/2008 01:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yockey's essay on liberalism should be mandatory reading for every conservative, together with Marx's and Ingall's Communist Manifesto. Both are relatively short, and both are eye-opening, to say the least.

4/16/2008 06:48:00 AM  
Blogger Tanstaafl said...

Anonymous, there is a chapter in Imperium called Liberalism. Is that what you mean?

Here is an excerpt:

Liberalism can only be defined negatively. It is a mere critique, not a living idea. Its great word "freedom" is a negative -- it means in fact, freedom from authority, i.e., disintegration of the organism. In its last stages it produces social atomism in which not only the authority of the State is combated, but even the authority of society and the family. Divorce takes equal rank with marriage, children with parents.

I had some trouble understanding Yockey at first, but by the end of the chapter (the bit above is about halfway in) I could not only understand, I could see why he has been shoved down the memory hole. His thoughts represent a great heresy against "finance-Liberalism", the world-eating political force I only recently and clumsily recognized as progressivism-globalism.

Imperium promises to be an interesting read. I second the recommendation, for those short on time, to at least read the chapter on Liberalism.

4/16/2008 09:08:00 PM  
Blogger Tanstaafl said...

FF, email sent.

4/16/2008 09:08:00 PM  
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