Thursday, November 26, 2015

Better the Devil You Don’t Know than Certain Doom

Imagine you are in an airplane, and the pilot is deliberately flying towards a mountain.  The mountain is still a long ways off, but it is coming, and if the plane flies into it it’s all over.

The passengers vote on a new pilot who swears that he won’t fly into the mountain, but as soon as he is elected he continues on towards the mountain. 

A calm and rational person with a long track record of trustworthiness presents themselves as a candidate for pilot who definitely will not fly the plane into the mountain.  However, this person is barred from using the public address system, so most people never hear what she has to say.  The people that want the plane to fly into the mountain scream that this person is a racist, that she is unbalanced, that she is not experienced enough to fly the plane.  Every time this person picks her nose it is publicly reported, her every possible mis-statement is blown out of proportion, vague allegations that she is a child abuser are made – and of course, her proposal to not fly into a mountain is never mentioned.  Towards the end of the election most people are embarrassed even to mention this person’s name in public, and the establishment pilot wins the election.  And the plane continues to fly towards the mountain.

Then along comes a maniac.  He’s big, he has weird hair.  He is an arrogant loudmouth, a clown, who routinely makes outrageous statements.  He also states, very clearly, that if he is elected pilot he will definitely not fly into a mountain, and it’s going to be great, and he’s going to redecorate the washrooms in the style of Louis XIV.  The establishment tries to ignore him, but he’s too loud.  They try to get him fired from his job, but he's independently wealthy and they have no leverage. They try to embarrass him, but his ego is so colossal that he’s beyond embarrassment. 

The mountain grows ever nearer.  The establishment candidate is cool and collected, he is supported by all the official announcements on the PA system, and his past record has made it clear that he is going to fly the plane into the mountain (though he often says differently in public pronouncements).  The maniac says that flying planes into mountains is really really dumb, and that a famous supermodel is no longer a “10.”

So who do you vote for?  Me, I’ll take my chances with the maniac.  He might be a disaster – heck, he might change his mind and decide to fly the plane into the mountain just like all the other establishment hacks.  But he might not.  And the other one will.

Let’s go back to the real world, and consider the establishment candidates.  What are they going to do?

- Open the borders to the overpopulated third world, let in anyone who wants to come: MS13 drug gang members, Islamic terrorists, people with exotic diseases, anyone at all, as long as the population can be driven up and wages can be driven down.

- Attack countries that do not threaten us, destroy moderate secular governments and replace them with post-apocalyptic wastelands, ally with Islamic jihadists like ISIS and Al Qaeda, and run up trillions of dollars in debts.

- Give trillions of dollars to corrupt and incompetent bankers, starving main street of capital and boosting parasitic financial engineering.

- Slash social security, because you know we spent all that money on stupid wars and bailing out Wall Street, and deficits are bad, right?

- Sign trade agreements that will tear up the constitution and bring in rule by unaccountable foreign corporate lawyers meeting in secret whose decisions can be neither appealed nor over-ruled by democratic statute, that have full plenary legislative power, and whose authority has no limit.

The establishment candidates may be saying something different about some of the above lately, but a quick look at their track record proves convincingly that they are lying.  Donald Trump says many crazy things, but he clearly states his opposition to all of the above, and there is no evidence that he is lying.  There are more moderate and soft-spoken politicians who are also actually opposed to the above – and you don’t even know who they are, do you?

Let’s go back a bit – under Hillary Clinton the United States became a de-facto ally of ISIS and Al Qaeda.  You know, Al Qaeda, the crazy guys that flew airliners into the World Trade Center towers and killed a few thousand Americans?   Yes really.  Now Donald Trump says many silly things, but he doesn’t say that we should ally with ISIS and Al Qaeda to attack secular Arab governments.  Hillary Clinton doesn’t say this either – instead, she has actually done it.  How is Trump the crazy one and Hillary Clinton respectable?  Objectively?  Really?  The power of the monolithic corporate press to take the most corrupt blood soaked monster and hammer home that they are ‘respectable’ is astonishing.

The future comes apace.  The United States does not have a vast excess of resources like it used to.  Open-borders immigration is building up a demographic momentum that will soon lock the nation into permanent third-world poverty.  A foolish politeness as you are being led to the slaughter is the hobgoblin of sheep and other domestic animals.

Trump 2016.  Because in a corrupt politics only the maniac can give you a chance.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

The Vile Scourge of Naziphobia


It has come to my attention that a surprisingly large number of people are expressing an unreasoning and racist hatred of Nazis.  This ‘Naziphobia’ is unworthy of an enlightened western society, and I call on all those of good spirit to help stamp it out.

Some complain about the Nazis executing large numbers of Jews by throwing them into gas chambers.  But really, there are today many millions of Nazis in Europe.  At any one time only a tiny fraction of these Nazis are throwing Jews into gas chambers – the vast majority are driving trucks and going to school and playing with their families, even as are we.  It hardly seems fair to condemn an entire culture because of a few bad apples.  Besides, western so-called ‘civilization’ has had it’s own extremists: Torquemada, Caligula, Vlad the Impaler, Justin Bieber, and so on.  We are hardly in a position to pass judgment upon the Nazis.

If in fact a few Nazis are acting badly, I blame the campaign of vilification, which has been waged upon them.  I mean, imagine some young Nazi, who only wants to do his job and settle down and raise a family.  Every day this poor Nazi encounters hostile microaggressions from Jews and Poles and even Frenchmen, and he must listen on the radio to that horrible xenophobic racist Winston Churchill and other far-right politicians comparing them to wild beasts.  Is it any wonder that sometimes the Nazis lash out?  I blame those intolerant haters for inflaming the situation.

Now many populist demagogues in countries like Poland and France want to close the door on the Nazis, and prevent them from entering.  Some of the more extreme compare the immigration of Nazis to an ‘invasion,’ a ludicrous and hateful charge. These young and hard-working Nazis only want to make a better life for themselves and their children, and by increasing the labor supply their entry will be good for the economy.  Only those consumed by fear and hatred of other people wish to barricade themselves in their countries, but of course that cannot work – not only is it morally wrong to prevent people from moving where they will, it is impossible.  Barriers and armies never work, and fear is a poor guide to the future.

I also hear complaints that when the Nazis move into another country, that they do not assimilate but rather set up their own laws.  Well I can only say that how can we judge our laws to be better than theirs?  The Nazis feel very strongly about their culture and we must respect that. Perhaps we can learn from them.  Certainly adding Nazis to our nation will enrich that multiculturalism which is so vital to human progress.  In any event the notion that the Nazis have set up  ‘no go’ areas where Jews and homosexuals fear to go, is an urban myth with no substance to it at all.

It is said that the Nazis should be condemned because they routinely preach hatred of Jews and Gypsies and Slavs.  I note that the great philosopher, Karl Popper, has commented on the ‘paradox of tolerance,’ noting that a tolerant society must actually be intolerant towards those expressing intolerance.  Therefore we must be intolerant of those expressing hatred towards the Nazis, and do everything in our power to suppress their vile maxims.  Saying that you hate the Nazis because they hate the Jews is hatred, pure and simple, and I for one will not put up with it.

Recently there was a report of some Nazis killing a few gypsies in a theater in Paris.  Now as regrettable as this isolated action was, the real threat is of an anti-Nazi backlash.  Doubtless this is the plan of the extremist elements within the Nazi party: to fuel the fires of hatred, thus creating a war between the Nazis and everyone else.  We must not allow these sorts of things to poison the well of friendship: we must use this as a spur to redouble our efforts at creating a world free of bigotry ad intolerance.

We must build bridges to the Nazis, and welcome them with open arms.  I call upon all media outlets to join me in banning any and all ‘hate speech’ that aims to inflame tensions with the Nazis, and the laws against anyone slandering the Nazis must be rigorously enforced.

Nazism is a philosophy of peace – the leader of the Nazi party, Adolph Hitler, has often said this, and so it must be true. 

On another note I have recently heard of something called “Godwin’s Law,” but I refuse to give it any credence.  I stand by “Jerner’s Law,” which says that there is no work of fiction that cannot be improved by adding Nazis – and that many works of nonfiction can be so improved, as well.

And after we have rid the world of the scourge of Naziphopia, we must then work even harder to fight against cancer phobia, rabid-dog phobia, falling-down-stairs phobia, rape phobia, arsenic-phobia, and all those other irrational phobias that so bedevil us all.