Bits and Pieces – 20170824, Thursday

Civil Unrest: I like the following article by Gregory R. Copley as it presents some thoughtful ideas on civil war that are thought-provoking: What Would A U.S. Civil War Look Like? We probably use the term “civil war” without any clear understanding of how we hold the idea. The following should provide some clarity.

In this article Copley sees “a gradual breakdown of law and order” that creates “a massive dislocation of the economy and currency” that in turn causes global economic and social disruption. He identifies the rise of  “urban super-oligarchies” and an”urban-based globalism” as one side in the war. He notes the formidable entrenched powers of this side that are destroying the nation-state:

urban globalists control most of the means of communications [is this new “means of production”; the 21st Century marxian dialectic?] and therefore control “information” and the perception of events. 

On the other side are  “nationalists … operating instinctively, and in darkness”.

From this viewpoint, the infighting that has been going on in the White House suddenly falls into perspective: Why Bannon Lost and the Globalists Won. The 2016 election might be considered to be one of the opening battles of this war. As Steve Bannon notes, the nationalists have lost this battle: Bannon: ‘The Trump Presidency That We Fought For, and Won, Is Over. But as he also notes, many more battles remain.

As a second characteristic dividing the sides in the war he sees the polarization of a fundamentally urban, abstract society against a fundamentally regional, traditional society.

a conflict between people with long memories (even if those memories are flawed and selective) and people to whom memories and history are irrelevant.

The former in turn is characterized by zzz. In other words, it is a conflict between identity and materialism, with the abstract social groups (the urban populations) the most preoccupied with short-term material gain.

At the level of the individual, the divide is between individuals with long memories – national identity – and people to whom memories and history are irrelevant. It is a conflict between identity and materialism, with the abstract social groups (the urban populations) the most preoccupied with short-term material gain.

Trump’s “Make America Great Again” is a nationalist ideal that is pitted against the materialism of an urban society that is fed by the low economic costs of industry controlled by globalists. That the Washington Post owned by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is so virulently anti-Trump is no accident.

In short, urban globalism sees nations and nationalism as the enemy, and vice-versa.

As for the violence of Charlottesville: “Fear The Majoritarian Mob” – WSJ On The Left’s “Great Nazi Scare Of 2017”.


The Deep State: I have referenced the Deep State often without defining it, partly because I had not taken the time to completely figure it out. This article, How the US Deep State Accidentally Forged a Multipolar World Order, not only broadly defines the Deep State but discusses its recent operations – a recommended read. As an addendum, recall that 90% of US media is controlled by just 6 mega media corporations: 6 Corporations Control 90% Of The Media In America.

Climate: A new paper confirms the Inconvenient Truth: Our Planet Was Warmer In Medieval Times. Further, it reviews 6 data sets of temperature proxies going back 2000 years and finds that a global warming trend is not supported.

Bits and Pieces: Muslims Tell Europe: “One Day All This Will Be Ours”, after which comes Canada – unless Trudeau ushers it in early.

From that bastion of alt-left politics and policy we get: United Nations Issues Rare “Early Warning” – Signals Potential Civil Conflict In America.

Can a white man in atonement for his racial heritage that apparently has bestowed upon him the characteristic of being a born racist or at least “white privilege”, call a Chinese man with the name Lee, a racist who by his name, may trigger some progressive snowflake into terminal anxiety? If we take appropriate steps we may not have to find out: ESPN Pulls Asian Announcer Named Robert Lee To Avoid A Mass Triggering Event.

This one is brilliant! The recent spate of US Navy ships colliding with much larger, slower, and massive (It takes approximately 30 minutes and 15 kilometers to stop a fully loaded super tanker) is not the fault of bridge officers  but it’s the dastardly RUSSIANS! Chief Of Naval Operations “Looking Into” Possibility Ships Were Hacked. Try it on your insurance company the next time you have an accident.

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