Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Two Propaganda Films: Kurosawa Before and After WW2


"Kenneth Franklin Shinzato, 32, told police on Thursday that he strangled and stabbed 20-year-old Rina Shimabukuro, an office worker from Uruma..."

The occupation of England effects the occupation of America effects the occupation of Japan. Here's a picture of the American rape-murderer:

This American, like the Germans who committed the recent mass rapes in Cologne, is given access to victims whom he would never get near if not for the vampires' careful ministrations.

Pre- and Post-Occupation

What a delightful opportunity was given us by Akira Kurosawa, who was responsible for two propaganda films made within two years of each other during the "second" "world" war. It's not uncommon to see a politician adopt directly contradictory opinions within a short period, e.g., Obama's and Clinton's support for and animosity, respectively, to traditional marriage. After the Great Chemical War for the Founding of Israel, many a propagandist was named a propagandist rather than an artist, and many more were liquidated by Roosevelt or Stalin.

In Japan, where impressions of Mongoloid genetics spared the population from an occupation as brutal as Stalin and Roosevelt's ethnic cleansing of Germany, we find the amazing example brought up at the beginning of this post: a paid propagandist for fascist Imperial Japan becoming a paid propagandist for the American military government, inside of two years, while still retaining (and increasing!) all his prestige and income and artistry. This would be like Hermann Göring not only being pardoned in 1945, but hired back by Stalin or Roosevelt to direct anti-German movies. Yes, Occupied America did force many Nazis to come work on weapons systems to allow Israel to begin its cleansing of the Middle East and Africa, but German artists were either too committed to the truth of their work, or too dead, to be permitted to produce anti-nationalist propaganda immediately after the war.

The works in question are Kurosawa's The Most Beautiful and No Regrets for our Youth, released in 1944 and 1946: when Japan was still trying to prevent the occupation, and when Japan had been forced to accept it, respectively. Wikipedia, humorously and predictably, calls The Most Beautiful a propaganda film, offering a brief and pointless summary, while No Regrets for our Youth gets DVD-cover-style celebratory quotes for insulting the nation and acceding to the occupiers' wishes.

What is interesting about these films, when juxtaposed, is not the fact that they're by the same man, or made so closely to one another, or occasionally borrowing actors and sets, et cetera--those facets serve merely as controlled variables for the truly interesting questions, which deal with the ways nationalist Japan versus occupied Japan wishes to present itself. Or rather, the ways in which the Japanese wish to present themselves, versus the ways the internationalist, bureaucrat-banking, African-exterminating, European-exterminating, Israeli-establishing (sic) occupiers wish the Japanese to think of themselves. With both perspectives crammed through the same man's camera in the same short time period, we have a great basis for comparison.

When we look at the two works side by side, we see, naturally, a national message of hope, belonging, love, responsibility, defense, and future, followed by a rootless, bitter, vindictive, selfish, sterile deathscape. In Beautiful, Yôko Yaguchi plays Tsuru Watanabe, president of a group of women's workers who have volunteered to work in an optics factory to supply Japan's military forces, which are attempting to defend the nation from western invasion. Shortly after the military occupation of the American South, the forces of the Stateless Zone Columbia sailed to Japan, invading the islands with advanced warships, murdering political leaders, and forcing trade agreements on the Japanese. The proto-Zionist American government forced Japan to be its puppet for a planned series of colonizations of Korea and China, building up Japan's military and "encouraging" (forcing) its use in a way that foreshadowed later Jewish puppetmastering of Iran and Iraq during the horrific war over a hundred years later. Led by America into conflict with Imperial Russia over China and Korea, Japan won, weakening the Russian Tsar and smoothing the way for his murder at Bolshevik hands not soon after. China, Korea, Vietnam, and other regions began to feel the sting of this "Japanese" ("American") colonization too, helping spread the mid-1800s communist revolutions to Asia.

After the Russo-Japanese War, America kept selling military technology to Japan, furthering the careers of compliant leaders and officials to draw Japan into war with China, Korea, and other local nations, and giving it a green light that would, again, foreshadow later techniques in the Middle East--such as April Glaspie's Bush-spawned trick against Saddam Hussein prior to the 1990 invasion of Iraq. Japan was somewhat compliant, but not completely--the Japanese people wanted to be independent, and although most probably weren't averse to having an empire (as it was explained to them by helpful "American"-"Japanese" joint propaganda), they still wanted to be Japan, rather than Japan, Inc., a subsidiary of Zion, Inc. Ergo they moved too slowly for the frothing madmen who had plans for the twentieth century.

In the meantime, of course--from the 1850s onward--the same American delegations had been urging Korea to go crazy, and China to go crazy, and then the Bolsheviks took over Russia and it started going crazy without any outward urging. The communist revolution, though, simply didn't spread to Japan. This was a problem: the Bolsheviks had seized Russia around the end of WW1, Germany was under Weimar occupation, banking revolutionaries were fighting in China and Korea, Britain was under Zionist occupation and committed to spend as many of its children as it took to seize Palestine from the Ottoman Empire, and France and the U.S. had both fallen sway to the Reuters news service, their populations committed to demonizing the nations that hadn't yet accepted externalized banking controls. The warmongers in Russia and the U.S. stepped up their infiltration of China and Korea, toppled a few smaller republics here and there, and began closing off raw materials to Japan in preparation for yet another invasion. And yes, we know what happened then--Korean and Chinese "settlers" both began establishing footholds in territory closer to Japan, fighting each other and threatening various little revolutions, and Russia and the U.S. began preparing to move in and establish bases even closer to Japan. Japan, seeing the writing on the wall, sent in a peacekeeping force and established a government in Manchuria. Russia and the U.S. massively increased their anti-Japanese propaganda, moved military forces into readiness to go after Japan, and continued seizing little military bases nearer the nation, while blockading Japan to weaken it for an attack. And then Stalin's man Hopkins and the rest of the Zionists preparing America to seize the Middle & Far Easts, Day of Deceit, and four years later, Stalin has half of Germany, the Jews have invaded Africa again, and America has all the Japanese military bases it wanted to prepare for controlling east Asia. Fancy that.

Anyhoo, in 1944, the women in Kurosawa's fictional optics factory were cheerful, hard-working, and, unintentionally foreshadowing their soon-to-be occupation by blended-Mongoloid forces, singing songs of the 1281 Kublai Khan invasion of the Far East, which destroyed the Chinese Song Dynasty, but which was repelled by Japan. Like that time around, Japan would be badly burned by the festering sources of the Black Plague, and Truman and his blended-Mongoloid handlers would non-metaphorically atomize Japan, but though the Maoist genocide of dozens of millions took China, Japan managed to remain more intact--again, shielded from the hellstorm and the Holodomor by its non-white status. A great loss for the Forsaken vampires, but without that sacrifice, they wouldn't have been able to eliminate western freedom of association.

In The Most Beautiful, the factory workers each bring a scoop of soil from their hometown to build a garden near their dormitory, which helps them get to know one another better, remember their past, and feel their connection to their land and people, including parents and other relatives left behind. They form friendships, encourage one another to perform better, and speak often of how easy they have it in their factory compared to the boys dying on ships to prevent the Jewish firebombers from reaching their families. They hate taking sick days, working hard to cover one another's mistakes and begging the nurses and managers among them to conceal minor illnesses to allow them to continue contributing. At the same time, they struggle to balance the expectations of their parents and society. Torn between the demands of traditionalism and the demands of modernity--in the midst of yet another invasion from the blended Mongoloids who simply won't leave them alone--they put off until later the dreams of marriage, children, and community-building outside the factory dormitory. It's much like American WW2 propaganda films about Rosie the Riveter, but without the horrid taint of Mammon, steroidal denialism, Junior Antisex League, or the vulgarity of Otherism seen in America's pointy-hatted or buck-toothed racial characterizations of Zion's current enemy.

These women are infinitely better humans than bankrolled trash like George Takei, who did honor to his people by graduating from Zionist concentration camps and joining the Jewish masters Kirk and Spock at the helm of an imperial fleet bringing democracy to the galaxy. Their work is done out of necessity, in the common defense against yet another invasion, struggling to keep the Judeo-Bolsheviks and Judeo-New-Dealers and Crypto-Maoists from seizing the small island chain that has been the target for Judeo-western "free trade" ever since it was discovered by the first royally-financed raiding parties.

It's funny because it's true. Moving on to No Regrets for our Youth, we see a much different Kurosawa emerge. The propaganda glove is on the other hand as Kurosawa, under western guns and dollars, revises the time period he'd previously addressed in The Most Beautiful, duly satisfying pre-AIPAC elements. This is also the point in his career when he begins churning out hackney samurai and martial-arts movies to appease western tastes, presenting the Allies' faux-victorious citizens with what they want to see of Japan's past.

The Most Beautiful offers a strikingly different take on its female character(s). While formerly sweet-hearted young girls who wanted to contribute to their friends, family, and communities, the new protagonist is a cold, bitter, loveless woman, who roves from job to job, relationship to relationship, disliking her parents and hating her country because of its aggression in Manchuria. As might be predicted under indirect Zionist occupation, Kurosawa's work makes Japan out to be the random fascist baddie, with no possible reasons except pigheaded greed for why it might have suddenly attacked China. Japan's military commanders, of course, knew that they could no more conquer China than they could Russia. For any other WW2-era power to call the pro-Japanese government in Manchuria a "puppet regime" would be like the pot calling the kettle black, except that it's much more reasonable to say that Japan had a genuine interest in both self-defense and humanitarian intervention by destroying the Chinese communists' forward invasion bases in the region, and freeing Manchuria from the centralized control of imperial China, respectively. Suitably ironic how the West today whines about the oppression of Tibet, without groveling at Japan's feet for a thousand years for firebombing Tokyo after Japan tried to save Manchuria from the dozens of millions (sic) of murders committed by the PRC.

(Chroniclers of Europe at the time will notice the similarity between Japan's need to prevent invasion via Manchuria and Germany's need to prevent invasion via Poland, which was then under the leadership of the insane Józef Piłsudski, both of which actions--Japan's and Germany's--earned a similar response from the union between Stalin, Roosevelt, and world finance. Sic. Coincidentally, Piłsudski was considered a hero of the Jews in Poland for protecting them from mass populist accusations of financial and governmental fraud, and for threatening to invade portions of Germany to establish a Polish empire. The Poles were later rewarded for their service by the Katyn Forest Massacre. I think the operative phrase is, "Thank you goyim.")

The characters of Kurosawa's pre-war and post-war women represent a great split between women being strong and capable prior to occupation, and women being miserable cubicle dwellers post-occupation. The Most Beautiful ends with its girls looking forward to rich, full lives, actually having no regrets for their youth, while No Regrets for our Youth ends with a barren older woman bemoaning her miserable, lonely life, but insisting (repeatedly and vocally) that it was all worth it and that she has no regrets because she realizes how it really was the right thing to assist the Maoist Chinese invasion. Only through protest, of course; she doesn't actually join ISIS so much as she hangs out with some of the men who urge surrender to ISIS. Unlike the factory workers in The Most Beautiful, the No Regrets... female lead Yukie has neither a stable job nor family, her only "friends" being the university co-protesters who immediately vanish after the protests, leaving her to waste away a despondent decade.

Yukie's life is cinematically characterized by miserable, righteous acceptance of the American occupation. Here, the propaganda is more subtle than in The Most Beautiful, and far more horrible. Even if the factory workers in The Most Beautiful lose the war, they see themselves accurately, as part of the long historical trend of Japan repelling Mongoloid invasions. Their love and respect for one another, their families, their hometowns, and their mission, gives them something valuable to stand for. These are women who will withstand the occupation, pass on their wisdom to a new generation, and be willing to punish the rapists who have invaded their country, and perhaps even to one day expel them entirely. Like women in occupied Europe who were raped by Stalin's forces or by the African rapists imported (mostly from Algeria) by the Zionist occupation in 1945, Kurosawa's first set of woman have the mettle to survive, and something to survive for and believe in. Yukie's life, by contrast, is not only lonely and pointless, but leaves her with no allies. Maoist China, for whom she supposedly sacrificed her youth, is busy liquidating people by the ton, and the "noble saviors" in America are already planning the next stage of the great game in southeast Asia, leaving behind garrisons of violent enlisted Africans, Aztecs, and the occasional Iowa farmboy to rape and slash preteen Okinawan girls for the next seven decades without consequence.

Kurosawa did his job well. The shift in focus of a life-goal--beauty, community, and togetherness being transmuted into noxious rootless loneliness and post hoc justification of an intangible good that ignores dozens of millions of dead people--telegraphs Hollywood's twentieth century work. The messages that had to be gently eased into American culture were instantly slapped in the face of occupied Japan, such that, in hindsight, we can see how efficiently and elegantly Kurosawa portrayed the horrors awaiting the Stockholm Syndromed citizenoid of the occupied future world. Unlike the drunken hobo and forger Oskar Schindler, the real-world Yukies were not even honored as Righteous Gentiles for trying to destroy their people from within and welcome the invasion of NATO's Algerian rapists or Stalin's secret police. Theirs is the true fate of those who believe the occupation is their friend: sterile misery in a crumbling land, with the scoops of soil from a forgotten hometown lying beneath the asphalt of a landing strip, which, on Friday nights, releases packs of feral imported rapists to cut apart the vaginas of those few girls who still remain.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Historical Fiction: the Civil War

Posit the early death of Judah P. Benjamin and the many like him, or the foresight of Jefferson Davis or Robert E. Lee or the many like them, and visualize the U.S. Civil War not happening. Abraham Lincoln wanted to segregate society at a minimum, and was favorable toward repatriating slave descendants to Africa. Now, we know that Lincoln was an evil imperialist, cut of the same aggressively concealed homocloth as the Roosevelts, and we know that the industrial North was similarly vile, and that conquering the South was a prelude to the centralized American Empire that roved the globe establishing colonies and child-labor camps and all that, so we mustn't confuse ourselves into believing there was anything good about "the North." Similarly, we mustn't confuse ourselves into believing there was anything good about "the South." The Semitic slave-traders who had settled the Americas with captured Africans were, not only via France but directly, funding and guiding the nascent Confederacy, and by orchestrating a Civil War of loftily misguided fools, they achieved the financial foothold that they wanted. New York, rather than London, became the center of the new financial imperium, and predictably, the decades after the U.S. Civil War saw America begin to rove the globe and ramp things up even further toward all of the profitable stuff that happened in the twentieth century. The aggressive hammering-into of Japan, Korea, and China, happened after the Civil War had set the stage; the "World Wars" and the breakdown of the Ottoman Empire and the occupation of Europe and Asia by the USSR/NATO couldn't have occurred without the Civil War.

Fancy the alternative: instead of seceding, turning the Semitic-provisioned and regressively un-modern agricultural system against the industrial slavery of the North (which may have been either equally vile or more vile, you decide), fantasize that the Confederacy offers to outlaw slavery and restore the Union and accede to Lincoln's published desires to segregate America by repatriating the slaves. 1/100th of the treasure spent on war is spent instead, debt-free (France and the original slavers lose out), on returning the slaves to Africa, and then things go on as they were before but without a tiny class of wannabe British lords attempting to rule over human-labor plantations as the machinery age comes on.

What happens? No Reconstruction and no military government. The U.S. is vastly richer than it was in this timeline, the South naturally industrializes decades earlier than in this timeline, the faux-aristocracy becomes pitiful lines of occasional Senators with fourth-grade vocabularies just like in this timeline, and oodles of lives are spared. Lincoln isn't assassinated, and he remains a hideous ghoul until the end, but without the imperial occupation experience he craved, so he and his successors don't start roving the globe in a shiny navy, looking for Asians to brutalize. Japan and China continue refusing trade and don't gain the modern weaponry or (more important) New-Yorkian-influenced financial messages to start Americanizing the far East. The Mongoloid tribes of America are driven back as before, settled onto reservations, and the Anglo-Zionist scum in Mexico City loses in their attempt to seize control of the western tribelands of California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, etc., by using proxy Mayan armies, just like in this timeline.

Zionist and Marxist revolutions and assassinations plunge Europe into minor internecine wars, just as in this timeline, but the non-imperial America doesn't enter, resulting in a stale peace, no Weimar Republic, no World War "II," and no Hitler. World War I isn't even called a World War, and the Austro-Hungarian Empire doesn't break up; instead, Austria splits part of its territory into Germany and part into Hungary, leaving Greater Germany and Greater Hungary happy and rebuilding. In the U.S., things start to look like 1990s Denmark: there's no Jim Crow, no segregation, everything is clean and tidy, and >95% of the murders from this timeline don't ever happen. Americans are ethnically homogenous and, besides driving the car industry for a much smaller and wealthier market, establish the same kinds of mass transportation networks that are seen in ethnic counterparts in Europe, since Americans no longer have racist reasons for not wanting to be beaten or harassed on broken trash-filled trains filled with roving gangs of aggressive youths who don't snitch.

When the Bolsheviks attack the Russians, the holocaust causes humanitarian intervention from Poland and France and Greater Germany. Six weeks later, a mixed European force enters Moscow to the cheers of millions of Russians, and Lenin and Trotsky and thousands of Cheka agents are tried for a conspiracy to use the strength and wealth of Europe to overthrow the Arab Ottoman government and seize Palestine. American Jews are indignant, the New York Times running constant articles about the unprovoked act of aggression by the vile Frog and Polack and Hun savages, but America, disinterested and inexperienced in imperialism, turns hundreds of treasonous editors and academics over to the newly established European Union for trial. The E.U. wants nothing to do with even more of those, and considers repatriation. The Ottoman government promises to deal fairly with all revolutionaries released to its custody. Lenin and the Cheka are reported to be at hard labor in the date-fields, but years later, in 1956, Dünya Solak, former head of security for the Ottomans, releases a memoir indicating that all repatriated revolutionaries were in fact executed in 1924 after having been forced to convert to Islam.

When the Union of Europe and America launches its first joint manned Mars lander in 1981, no one complains, because all the cities are clean and only a handful of itinerant drunks goes hungry. In response to a donation of $7,417.23 from a mentally ill Kroger manager named William Gates, who reportedly saved his yearly bonus three years running in an attempt to get Africans into space, NASA issues a partnership offering to Liberia to test the suitability of African solarnauts. The Liberian government agrees to accept the offer in exchange for a shipment of ten thousand fully automatic rifles to put down a rebellion in the east, but is denied. President Dugabo issues a strongly worded press release condemning NASA's decision to employ John Beauford, a French citizen of African descent, into its program, but he is overthrown the next day, and no one else issues a protest. Beauford leaves the program in 1985 after receiving a lucrative offer to star in a sitcom based around Mars settlement, predicted to begin for real in 1990. The show, Red Rose, is a moderate success, running for three seasons to critical acclaim, and inspiring an eponymous movie. With great animation, Beauford accepts the awards for Best Male Lead and Best Picture when, in 1995, Red Rose handily defeats Bayonet in the Cradle by Canadian newcomer Stephen Spielberg, who is later found to have paid assistants to plagiarize the screenplay for his film from Demons Among Us by Yusuf Farah, an Ottoman playwright.

"[My work] was supposed to be a stage play, but no, I am not offended," Farah told reporters, through an interpreter--he doesn't speak English, likely why Spielberg thought he could get away with it. "I only wish he had first asked me. And why did he change Thana's character [Thana was the female lead in Demons Among Us. -Eds.] to be a man? I do not understand. This thing, it is not good."

Expected Half-Life for the Close of Operations

Once the vampires have used the shaitan to rape/kill everyone else, will they have a high degree of success pitting different segments of shaitan against one another, and thereby maintaining global stability? Some feel that no, the jinn will prove too dangerous for the Zionists to control, and once Asia and Europe fall, the genie will slay its master, but I disagree; I think they have several wishes left. Something as simple as a long cold war between "Sunni" and "Shia" could do it, with a combination of savvy crypto-Jenomic diplomats and financiers ensuring that no side ever actually gained the upper hand. Get that in place, and the world could remain perpetually stable, perpetually at war, perpetually laboring in misery, but never actually figuring things out or unseating the Davidian Court. Look at Saudi Arabia, where a crypto-Jenomic monarchy exercises ridiculous and sustained control over the Hajj. Millions and millions of shaitan, domestic and foreign, congregate at Mecca, and you'd think the conditions would be ripe for revolution, especially with headless starving people all over the place, but this ain't Europe, and the vampires have proven themselves quite good at keeping the rabble in line.

Later histories (not that anyone will write them, but in theory) will note that Europeoids were the longest species to hold out, maintaining semi-independent destinies for hundreds of years longer than Negroids and Mongoloids. Nonetheless a blip in the historical timetable, barely decipherable as chronologically separated from (1) the beginnings of the Semitic slave trades in Negroid and Mongoloid chattels, and (2) the fall of Europe.

What's the time span? If Europe lasts until 2100, maybe 3,000 years total resistance? Pff. On a geological timetable, Europe held out no longer than Africa.

Of course, we don't know what the Mongoloids and Negroids looked like before this phase of operations began. Look at what's happened to Egypt in the past few thousand years. It's quite possible that grand sub-Saharan kingdoms, ones built by actual Negroid-predecessors (at whose original physical and mental characteristics we can only speculate!) were scrubbed away after the Jenomic invasion had subjugated the continent to slavery. Our Road Warrior may be less a prediction than a Terran memory, the Bantu warlords the long-deracinated descendants of who-knows-what, left in a dry and indecipherable Waterworld after thousands upon thousands of years of being the living fodder of the Semitic slave-masters who've pillaged the continent since before recorded history.

You doubt, because of your faith in archaeology, but the attack on the U.S.S. Liberty was barely decades ago, and how much sediment will they have piled over that by 2067, let alone 3067?

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Target could still be considered capitalism

If Target sales and stock drops because of their toilet/changing policies, does it prove the absence of capitalism? Not necessarily. Target's executives could be thinking long-term, and knowing that a brief decline in sales/stock might result, a generation or two later, in schoolchildren being taught that Target was a civil rights leader. Like, what if, in the future equivalent of all of those black and white Holocaust "I knew a survivor" interviews or MLK lunch-counter-type movies that they cram into American schoolchildren's heads one or two days per month of instruction, there are non-VR videos portraying Target as, essentially, "the only place a black person could get a sandwich, beloved of MLK" or "company executives saved millions of Holocaust victims by allowing them to hide out in the stockrooms."

In the business-mind of the wholly capitalist Target executive, then, Target's move could be internally coherent and logical. Maybe those people are wrong to make such a business decision, but it doesn't disprove capitalism in and of itself that Target made this policy which then hurt it. Given the education most Target executives would have had, what they did makes sense. Particularly if you believe that the world began with cavemen, transitioned to medieval castles, then moved to the Holocaust and Civil Rights after a brief period of statues and oil paintings in Europe, being the first retailer to proudly cater man/dachshund weddings isn't the act of a "social justice warrior," but rather, the intelligent plan of a wholly selfish executive who thinks that her stock will benefit more in the aggregate by being an early adopter of ultimately-successful trends. Whether or not Target accurately predicted the future in assuming that the future would consist of mandatory state educations extolling the Trans Rights Struggle in a series of standardized curriculum videos shown right after the Holocaust/MLK ones in classrooms across the U.S. is irrelevant. What matters for purposes of evaluating capitalism is that Target made such a prediction in its own interest. Ergo Target's decision does not prove a lack of capitalism.

Another possible explanation for Target's choice as capitalism-bolstering is that Target, in enacting its Terra 2016 toilet/changing policies, is acting not as a capitalistic predictor of future trends, but as a true capitalistic entity. The lamentably less intelligent take capitalism's boundaries as givens, but in fact, actual capitalism always becomes actual socialism, because--as this one discussed in Capitally Speaking--capitalism places a price on the government, and the government is the best possible asset for the capitalist to own, ergo capitalism will always become socialism, which is to say, dictatorship. He who establishes the market, the money supply, the rules of trade, et cetera, controls it, and the relevant questions are only briefly, if at all, "What kind of economy do we have," but rather, "Who benefits from our economy?" and "Who does the actual work?"

Under that more developed, more realistic rubric, Target's policy also makes sense. By taking this government-integrated approach--matching its corporate policy to academic, legislative, judicial, and executive trends--Target may appear to lose fiat currency in the short term, but, it helps mold public policy in a way that benefits the people it (Target and public policy) was designed to benefit in the first place. Oh, "Target" itself, the entity, may thrive, or it may crash and burn, and millions of poor saps with non-controlling stock may take a real hit, and a few insiders with controlling stock may take a paper hit, but, the crafting of society around a sexless, death-directed mitosal ideal will help the people whom "Target" was really designed to help. The people who want barely passable products, bland uniformity, architectural horror, and the still quiet of blackness forever, are achieving a selfish end; they are spending their capital, acquired through guile and hard work, in the service of something they want very much, and that investment decision is purest capitalism. It is capitalist to trade in currencies; it is capitalist to buy a well-functioning company, gut it, and sell its divisions at a profit, then watch those divisions falter and crumble: all those things are capitalism, and so too is Target's decision to invest in the future--whether the fool's prediction of social justice utopia, or the long war prediction of everdeath--by altering toileting in the service of a long-term gain.

Challenging the Two-Party System

Jill Stein's staffers must've read Evil, or just dumb?

Ah well.

A thousand and one ironies. Stein has been arrested for trying to appear on the televised debates between the Republicrat candidates, and has then written articles and given speeches (and tweeted, of course) about the hypocrisy of power controlling access and voice in what should be a democracy. Her having her internet cronies ban me is, like Mao's purging of intellectuals, proof that the Green Party really is just another part of the system.

More importantly, the necessity of boundaries arises: if there are no boundaries, then there are no voices. If a bunch of Greens are trying to plan home invasions to seize assets to pay for their latest "green energy" proposals, and High Arka is asking why the Federal Reserve and the military-industrial complex should be gobbling money from private citizens to pay CEOs for elite climate policy plans, then the Greens aren't able to stay on message, and they begin losing fans and coming apart. It's the conundrum of the anarchists, who find that their rugged individuality can't trump the discipline of the nationalist militia. Relativisms fail by being relative, and can only survive as hypocritical non-relativist relativisms.

What, then, is the lesson? "Demand honesty of those who will to power"? Or, "Demand savvy from those who will to power, such that they are able to trick the foolish into believing they lack such will"?

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Islamic State's Goldman: jihadists are "too Arab"

In a Caliphate often accused of being stacked with loyalists, al-Baghdadi's international security adviser said Wednesday there are too many Arab people in key government posts, endangering national insecurity because they think alike.

Speaking at Syrian Tent University’s commencement, Deborah E. Goldman, who is definitely white, said a diversified jihadi workforce is more likely to yield “better outcomes” than a predominantly Arabic one.

Referring to criticism that the I.S. national insecurity workforce is “berber, herder, and murder,” Goldman told the graduates, “In the halls of power, in the faces of our insecurity leaders, Islam is still not fully reflected.”

“By now, we should all know the dangers of ‘groupthink,’ where folks who are alike often think alike,” she said. “By contrast, groups comprised of different people tend to question one another’s assumptions, draw on divergent perspectives and experiences, and yield better outcomes. 15th century France and northern Italy produced so little in the way of art and ingenuity, while present day Baltimore and Syria yield masterwork after masterwork.”

Her comments were reminiscent of Grand Potentate Ginsberber, who said in a speech in 2001, before al-Baghdadi appointed her to the Shari'a court, “I would hope that a wise Latina Catholic woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion about jihad than an Arabic Muslim who hasn’t lived that life.”

Ms. Goldman elaborated in her speech on how having more minorities among the jihadis would better acquire new homelands.

“Intelligence analysts, diplomats and military officers who know the ways of the infidel may pick up subtle nuances that might otherwise go unnoticed,” she said. “To defeat the infidel, we must understand the infidel. To understand the infidel, we must become the infidel. In sum, jihadists from diverse backgrounds can often come up with more creative insights, proffer alternative solutions and thus make better decisions.”

Islamic State press secretary Faghe Wilder said Mr. al-Baghdadi agrees with that sentiment.

“Great leader certainly believes that our caliphate is most effective and is making the best decisions when we have a caliphate that looks like the dhimmi,” he said.

Anti-anti Surplus

I'm never impressed by the nihilistic argument that "surplus leads to laziness, immorality, and decay," because people have achieved comparatively massive surpluses before many times in history without decaying. The times when decay occurs might overlap with some of the times there is a surplus, but it is clearly not the surplus which is at fault. There is another independent variable involved in the technologically advancing societies which do collapse.

Surely the first agriculturalists, upon harvesting a crop and settling in for a winter of (comparatively) hedonistic delights--having enough food, shelter, and firewood for months of survival--could be considered to be enjoying a surplus, compared to hunter-gatherer predecessors who lacked the ability to store or preserve food to such a degree. And yet, civilization didn't immediately collapse into homosexual orgies and dwindling birth rates. Quite the opposite.

Should the Romans have avoided the aqueduct because it spelled doom for their civilization? Should Americans have shunned NASA, or the automobile? Nonsense. These things only look like "hedonistic surplus" in hindsight. In actuality, technologically adept peoples have grown and developed over tens of thousands of years, achieving machinated luxuries or proportional increases in wealth, and not collapsing due to them except in certain particularly memorable instances. And in most (all?) of those cases, there's been a racial component. Traders followed by slaves to Egypt; traders followed by slaves to Rome; traders followed by immigrants to America; traders followed by immigrants to Europe...

Technologically adept peoples could have even more luxury and weird sex and still do just fine, so long as their societies weren't being managed by traders who empowered niche groups toward cultural destruction while encouraging the importation of foreign labor (sic).