By WILLIAM MAYER
April 5, 2016 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In the world of politics, past is almost always prologue. This is in keeping with the now clichéd Santayana aphorism, that those who don't learn from the past are doomed to repeat it.
Unfortunately this is as true now as it was in 1905 when it was written; even more tragically, mankind seems incapable of internalizing this simple lesson.
That it's the rule which never remains long unbroken points towards an origin beyond the entreaty of simple human reason, something within the mammalian/limbic brain. This would be entirely consistent with one of Santayana's more obscure observations, that violence and conflict are part of the human condition and that wars only really end with finality for the dead.
The pattern is always the same, brief periods of relative quiescence - which we incorrectly call peace - leading to more trying times of amplified social tensions ending inevitably in outright conflict. Depending on the antagonists, the resultant warfare can be petit or grand mal, a bit of a dust-up as the Brits might say, or something truly ghastly, as is the case today with the holy war against the West being waged by the sons of Allah.
Generally Western governance is, at least intellectually, founded on some form of correspondence between it and the interests of its citizens, with the latter being able to ostensibly choose those who will act on their behalf, their agents. Though the relationship between the two is naturally imperfect, the idea has tended to work to the advantage of those living under such arrangements. This is especially apparent when contrasted against the conditions under which the preponderance of the world's population must labor.
But the relationship between citizens and their governments which were worked out more or less organically as a result of the revolutionary ideas represented by the Reformation are in disarray, slowly having been displaced by a creeping utopianism.
This has altered what had been the normal response mechanism to threats to the body politic, where survival is, as with all living things on the planet, the prime directive.
Momma bear won't even think about it, she will give up her life for her cubs; but that's seldom necessary because she will come at whatever was stupid enough to get in her way with such a tooth popping level of aggression that the transgressor is going to wish it was dead regardless, even if momma doesn't need to finish the job.
Until fairly recently this was the way the Western world treated existential threats, witness Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan...so brutally did the United States defend the homeland that in the space of 3 days it incinerated about 130,000 Japanese citizens.
Lesson learned, don't piss us off.
But this is no longer the case, over the last 70 years we have fought our conflicts with steadily decreasing level of aggression, stalemate in Korea, outright defeat in Vietnam.
Afghanistan and Iraq?
Don't even ask.
None of this happened due to any lack of prowess by the U.S. Armed Forces, although the general officer corps has definitely taken a huge hit. Though the sight of male ROTC members being forced to parade in high heels to show solidarity with the gender fetish of the day might cause some of the old boys to seek greener pastures, the genuine finger of blame rests squarely on the shoulders of the politicians, led by the CIC, the architect of this madness.
“There is no doubt he (Obama) is intent on emasculating the military and will fire anyone who disagrees with him” over such issues as “homosexuals, women in foxholes, the Obama sequester,” [Maj. Gen., Ret. Patrick] Brady told WND...Not only are military service members being demoralized and the ranks’ overall readiness being reduced by the Obama administration’s purge of key leaders, colonels – those lined up in rank to replace outgoing generals – are quietly taking their careers in other directions.
Retired Army Lt. Gen. William G. “Jerry” Boykin, who was with Delta Force...says it is worrying that four-star generals are being retired at the rate that has occurred under Obama. “Over the past three years, it is unprecedented for the number of four-star generals to be relieved of duty...I believe there is a purging of the military,” he said. “The problem is worse than we have ever seen.” [F. Michael Maloof, Top generals: Obama is 'purging the military' describes president's actions as 'emasculating,' ranks now lack 'will to win' , World Net Daily]
Consider the devolution:
FDR dragged the U.S. into World War II - defying a very strong isolationist bloc in the U.S. - well before Pearl Harbor with lend-lease. Though his actions in then handing over Eastern Europe to Stalin were incomprehensible, he along with "Uncle Joe" Stalin [whose barbarity against his own people, was sanitized by the United State's paper of record, the New York Times] subdued the latter day Goths without mercy. Little of the Nazi war machine was spared; even munitions factories manned by slave labor were flattened and beautiful cities like Dresden burned to the ground. Once aroused from the slumber, the American people fought like Wolverines on Benzedrine.
Truman was an outlier. Inheriting an unfinished war against Japan, he ended it with finality - although that option was only made possible by what was then the most ambitious engineering effort in the history of the world, FDR's Manhattan Project. Why he failed to turn McArthur loose against the Korean communists remains a mystery. Perhaps it was just a case of war weariness, though one might convincingly argue that a victory in Korea would have convinced the Chi-Coms that pushing their luck in "French Indo China" was a poor idea. Regardless, Mao's huge military force, and 400,000+ U.S. service deaths during WWII were both significant factors.
There are probably enough books and original source material on Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara and Dean Rusk's misconduct during the Vietnam war to fill several good sized libraries, but 56,000 dead GIs is more than testament to their arrogance.
But just given the carnage it was obvious that LBJ wasn't bound by rules of engagement significantly different than those which constrained Truman, fear of a general land war with the Chi-Coms. One significant difference however was that the over-sized egos of Johnson and the new school managers who surrounded him led them to believe that they could micromanage the war, a task they were clearly not up to.
In the end though it was the media and rapid societal changes which made the war unwinnable. Even though the Tet Offensive was decisively repulsed [and we now know that as a result, Ho Chi Minh was ready to sue for peace] the narrative that the war was lost created by media of the day - which largely consisted of the big 3 networks, CBS, NBC, ABC and their cohorts in print, led by the New York Times - doomed any chances of victory.
From that day onward, warfare, as conducted by the West would never be the same, because the right looked the other way while the left won the culture war.
Though the Marxist's grasp on America's throat is tenuous, it become less so with every passing day.
Testament to that reality, students of a conservative nature on the majority of American college campuses [government funded factories of hate] are genuinely fearful for their physical safety if their contrarian political beliefs are "outed." Trumpsters gather in small groups, latter day Christians meeting in the catacombs beneath Rome to escape the equivalent of Diocletian's persecution.
Those who should be defending civilization's "last hope on Earth," ignore all of this, to them it's just background noise, first principles entirely forgotten. Absent any sense of limits, if institutions of higher learning allow students to be vilified for chalking a political candidate's name on a sidewalk far be it for them to ever consider rolling things back.
At best, Jonah Goldberg will work the issue into his increasingly disjointed prose, though in some manner - much as was the case with Bush Derangement Syndrome - it will eventually wander into the swamps of Trumpophobia where huge mosquitoes with the visage of the bushy headed candidate, flit about siphoning the blood from those too stupid to have been well-born on the Upper West Side.
Thus each tightening of the noose becomes the new normal, with the I95 GOP oligopoly each day engaged in the hideous act of surrendering at dawn. Yielding the battle space to an enemy it's too timorous to even name is evidence of the most salient feature of this modern white flag diplomacy, a level of moral cowardice so abject it defies description.
But the logic of the deconstructionist attack on civilization sublimates into cruder components.
Western governments have acted in unison to overturn the societal order simply to remain consistent with multicultural orthodoxy, in the process delegitimizing the native born in favor of newly consecrated rightful heirs to the First World, Mohammed's progeny.
It doesn't take much digging to see how thoroughly things have fallen apart, and since the Sons of Allah were just mentioned, let's take a quick snapshot of the belief structure of the new Western man:
"Among young European Muslims, support for suicide bombings range from 22% in Germany to 29% in Spain, 35% in Britain and 42% in France, according to a Pew poll. In the UK, one in five Muslims have sympathy for the Caliphate. Today more British Muslims join ISIS than the British army. In the Netherlands, a survey shows that the 80% of Dutch Turks see "nothing wrong" in ISIS." [source, Giulio Meotti, ISIS in Europe: How Deep is the "Gray Zone"?, Gatestone Institute]
What about that religion of peace [Fiqh Council of imam Bush] in which only 1 or possibly 2% are sociopathic lunatics? This is Europe folks, not Raqqa, Syria or N. E. Nigeria's Sambisa forest area and if numbers like this haven't helped u to bond more closely with your Glock or M4 then you aren't paying attention.
In the much, much better than new, New World Order, though perhaps one might better check one's basic instincts as self-defense rapidly is becoming illegal.
"Right wing groups were planning a protest against supposed mass immigration in Molenbeek – the area of Brussels that spawned most of the Paris attackers – on Saturday. But Molenbeek mayor Françoise Schepmans has blocked the demo – branding the protesters as "extremists". A protest by far right organisations in the Belgian capital on Sunday was broken up by police using water cannon and pepper spray." [source, David Trayner, Right wing protest against Islamic extremism in 'European Capital of Jihad' banned, Daily Star]
That it's redundant won't stop us from pointing out the vicious, anti-native born narrative afoot here. Those who simply want some semblance of free political expression are branded as neo-Nazi goons and violently suppressed.
Q. When was the last time a chanting group of European Muslims were water cannoned for completely shutting down traffic during Friday prayers?
More acutely we find one of Germany's government owned propaganda broadcasters spewing the pathological:
“'You are not the people, you are the past,' was the message to German critics of mass immigration on Germany’s public broadcaster ZDF’s NEO MAGAZIN ROYALE television programme. The message was delivered in a video featuring a multi-ethnic crowd of disabled, gay and transgender people, as well as a Muslim woman wearing a face veil and a man wearing traditional Saudi headgear, all telling a crowd of Germans that they are 'not Germany.'" [source, Virginia Hale, ‘You Are Not The People, You Are The Past’ Public Broadcaster Tells German Critics Of Mass Immigration, Breitbart]
That German citizens are assessed through their federal taxes for the privilege of being called Fascists, only adds to the irony, but the crowning achievement of this self-induced psychosis is that those whom the government propagandists label bigots, haters and xenophobes are also being forced to provide for the care, welfare and upkeep of their non-native speaking new overlords, polygamist families included.
"The surge in Germany's Muslim population - propelled by a wave of migration unprecedented since the Second World War - represents a demographic shift of epic proportions, one that...will change the face of Germany forever. Muslim men residing in Germany routinely take advantage of the social welfare system by bringing two, three or four women from across the Muslim world to Germany, and then marrying them in the presence of an imam. Once in Germany the women request social welfare benefits, including the cost of a separate home for themselves and for their children, on the claim of being a 'single parent with children.'" [source, Soeren Kern, Germany's Muslim Demographic Revolution, Gatestone Institute]
Mosque attendance is estimated by some sources to have nearly doubled in the last year alone which is indicative of an irreparably changed culture, one in which the Shari'a has in some areas supplanted German civil law.
"Islamic Sharia law is advancing rapidly throughout Germany, with Sharia courts now operating in all of Germany's big cities. This "parallel justice system" is undermining the rule of law in Germany, experts warn, but government officials are "powerless" to do anything about it. At the same time, German judges are increasingly referring and deferring to Sharia law in German law courts."
Some see it coming, some don't. Others sense it but focus their attention elsewhere hoping it disappears as if it was all a bad dream. We are so near the fulcrum on this that you can taste it - like ozone after a lightning strike.
Someone or something in this engineered reordering of society will go a little out of phase.
Wires will fray or couplings become unplugged and the cascade will begin...
"I think we're done. It has begun. I'm not the only one!" - Slipknot, Psychosocial
Though the topic is entirely too complex to explore within the confines of this piece [this writer's book on the topic, Islamic Jihad, Cultural Marxism and the Transformation of the West, is due out this summer] the core reason why the West is unwilling to defend itself against the threat is that its lost cultural confidence - in short, the will to thrive.
Liberal democracy's irrational [and certainly unnatural] state of repose is largely due to the effect produced by the 150 year shadow war which has been conducted against it since the publishing of Das Kapital  in the last quarter of the 19th century.
Thus, the Marxist/progressives and their latter day henchmen, the Islamic jihadists - collectively the "bringers of change" - have been scurrying around like weasels to topple the society, so that it can be re-manufactured according a utopian model, for a very long time.
For the moment, the revolutionary forces have put aside their stark doctrinal differences under the time-proven aphorism that, "the enemy of my enemy is my ally." If their effort proves successful they will immediately fall upon each other in what they would perceive as the final battle for dominion. Of course each - being supremely confident - believes that victory would quickly be theirs.
Sheared from its intellectual and moral traditions, the West's ruling class has instead embraced various flavors of Marxism to fill the psychological void. For these people, as a sacralized ideology it supplants the Judeo-Christian foundation upon which the society was based. The rabid striking out against the traditionalists by the left is indicative of the religious fervor of their new belief system.
One of Marxism's central premises is that the West is irretrievably corrupt - and doomed to perish, with historical certitude - because of its dependence on capitalist economics.
Now here is where it gets complicated...
In the minds of the aristocratic captains of state, the idea of a diseased West becomes conflated with the traditionalists in society, many of whom just happen to be white and it is against this group - which after all are leading the protests against the Muslim hijra - whom they turn their water cannons, pepper spray, rubber...and sooner than one might realize...real bullets, when the natives grab their spears, as they inevitably will.
So what to do?
Who will serve as the pack animals which will allow the ruling class to avoid real labor once those who did carry society on their shoulders manage to slip the yoke?
Bingo, the wonderfully exotic "refugees."
So what if the newcomers are the embodiment of nearly everything against which the elite claims to stand, racism, sexism, violence, intolerance, hatred, "religiosity" [of a fashion]?
That is the beauty of ideologies which functionally operate as religions, they don't require, nor can they be, reasonably defended. It just is and since they are the ones holding the bull-whips that's all that matters.
This is of course the super downsized mini-meal version of a much larger exploration, for those interested, please stay tuned, regardless, we thank you for reading this far.
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