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Here’s how today’s racists managed to win their upper hand

Giving racist advantage to one group over all others seems to have become the rule of the day. On the other hand, saying we’re all equal has become a crime. Many prominent politically correct people, both in the media and in the academic circles, are being hounded if they pronounce one syllable wrong.

No need to feel sorry for them: they have been the ones who had instituted political correctness in the first place, denying their rights to everybody else, including the right of expression. So, what goes around, comes around.

But still: what the heck is happening? How did we manage to get to a situation where a bunch of arrogant, ignorant, illiterate hooligans have become the sole dictators, deciding what’s going to be going on in the public square?

Early warning signs

Interestingly, most people aren’t aware that Manning Rudolph Johnson did predict most of what we witness now when he published his explosive book in 1958, named Color, Communism, And Common Sense.

In fact, one wonders how many of today’s so-called intelligentsia have ever heard his name. Asking whether they had read his book would be superfluous.

Manning Rudolph Johnson was black. He used to think that communism would help overcome the many racial inequities his people used to suffer in his country.

As he rose through the U.S. Communist Party ranks, Manning Rudolph Johnson found out that no, the communists’ goal was not to help racial minorities. Their goal was to fan up mutual racial and ethnic hatreds to such a degree that the flame would lead to annihilation of the republican system of government in the U.S., bringing communism in in its stead.

What did Manning Rudolph Johnson get in return?

Abuse from a U.S. Supreme Court Justice. Ridicule from the mainstream media. And a serious attempt to ensure that his name disappears from history.

Justice Felix Frankfurter, in his dismissive remarks about Manning Rudolph Johnson and his information (not opinion but information), has become a shining symbol for the so-called liberal Jewish intellectuals whose blatant anti-semitism can only be compared to Adolf Hitler’s or Muslim priests’.

In any case, Manning Rudolph Johnson told the truth and America is now paying for its ignorance and sheer gullibility in the face of the dangers of the cancer known as communism.

Look back in anger

History tells us this is nothing new. We only have forgotten to learn from her. As has been our habit throughout history.

Here’s a brief peek at a few very recent examples.

A mere 103 years ago, Imperial Germany’s High Command told their Emperor (Kaiser) Wilhelm II that they see an easy out of their country’s unending war on Russia. Queen Victoria’s oldest grandson found their ideas perfidious enough and gave his royal assent to the plan.

A group of Russians in exile want to overthrow their Tsar, Nikolai II, the generals told their Kaiser. That would bring Russia into such turmoil, Nikolai II would immediately start begging for some kind of a peace treaty to get his country out of World War One.

And if not the Tsar, then his successors will.

Let’s provide these seditious mongrels with money, put them on a train, and transport the lot of them to their country. Sealed train, insisted His Majesty, we don’t want them to start spreading their ideas among our own people. No problem, said the generals, sealed train it’s going to be.

But, His Majesty wanted to know, how do you know their revolution is going to work? How can you can expect the muzhiki (poor peasants) of Russia to turn on their Tsar, and on their beloved Orthodox (Pravoslavnaia) church?

The generals told their Kaiser that they had read the bolshevik chief’s works. He’s been promising to take the land away from its lawful owners and distribute it among the muzhiki. Vladimir Ulyanov obviously knows that the majority of peasants would be willing to desert their battle lines, and that would be the end of it. Not, the generals added, that they believe this Ulyanov guy would be as good as his word, but when that happens, it would be no longer any of their business.

And this is precisely what happened. A provisional government in Russia that had forced Nicholas II into abdication, had no idea that a group of their compatriots has embarked on the path known in every country, and every political and judicial system, as high treason.

It must have been a bitter pill to swallow for Russia’s Tsars for simple family reasons: Nicholas, his wife Alexandra, and German Emperor Wilhelm II were all first cousins of King George V of the United Kingdom. Nicholas and Wilhelm II were in turn second cousins-once-removed. Each descended from King Frederick William III of Prussia. They were third cousins, too, as they were both Tsar Paul I of Russia’s great-great-grandsons.

Incestuous family trees aside, once Vladimir Ulyanov, a.k.a. Lenin, got into power, he had his representatives sign a peace treaty with Germany at Brest-Litovsk. That treaty amounted to nothing less than to full surrender.

Of course, history would go on, and Germany would still lose the war. Wilhelm II would abdicate, and Germany would be thrust into such mayhem that it would later on find Adolf Hitler the most attractive leader to get her out of her misery. But that’s another story.

And that Lenin’s bolsheviks would soon enough tell the muzhiki they did not really need their own land, and start enforcing collectivization, that’s another story, too.

Many seem to forget what happened shortly after the bolsheviks took over. They decided that everything and everyone linked to their country’s past in whatever shape or form is suspicious. They began to act accordingly.

The created something known as Proletcult (proletarian culture: they just loved their abbreviations).

It remains a subject of general consternation that so many of old Russian palaces, monuments, sculptures and sundry works of art have survived to this day. Obviously, the bolsheviks had so much other stuff on their agenda, they just didn’t get round to destroying it all.

In any case, when the rest of the world, its so-called civilized part, at least, saw what the bolsheviks were doing to their nation’s rich cultural and historical traditions, they called it all kinds of names. Criminal barbarism was one of the nicest ones among them.

A few steps forward

How the militant Taliban managed to take over Afghanistan and spread its terrorist tentacles all over the world has been an issue analysed in so many densely printed tomes, just listing them would take yet another densely printed book.

Aside from debating the levels of war between the then-Soviet Union and the more civilized west, the answer would be simple: because the west allowed them to. How many learned, spectacles-wearing do-gooders used to say this is their (meaning: Afghan) culture and who are we to be telling them what to do?

Indeed: who?

Still, when the Taliban took to ancient sculptures and monuments and began dynamiting them, what did they hear? An occasional tut-tut, and a few editorials saying they were a bunch of idiotic barbarians.

The Taliban, just as the bolsheviks, knew precisely what they were doing and why: rob people of their culture and tradition, and what have you got? A disjointed group, one that may be linked by a common language, but disjointed, nevertheless.

The good old ancient Greek king Philip II of Macedon used to describe it as diaírei kài, the good old Romans found it intriguing enough to accept it as Divide et impera (divide and rule), and the Taliban felt no need to give it a name. They just implemented it.

And look where Afghanistan is now: a nation divided along old tribal lines where many villagers wouldn’t dare come close to a neighbouring village, in fear for their lives.

Who buries whom?

Today’s would-be revolutionaries, seditious criminals all of them, have found that the bolsheviks’ artificial hatred among classes, based mainly on envy, didn’t get them far enough. And it petered out, too, when people realized that it’s easy to hate all and sundry when you do have enough toilet paper at home, for example. When you have to chase for it all over the place and end up having make do with whatever else, class antagonisms become secondary in a hurry.

Today’s would-be revolutionaries have also realized that even religion-based terrorism no longer cuts it. In any case, not sufficiently enough.

So, why not try race-based grievances, most of them centuries old, and many based on outright lies. Why not destroy everything that reminds people of the past that led to today along the way?

Whether all of those grievances are even justified, or whether they are addressed where they should be addressed is not really relevant.

It will be 64 years this November since then-Soviet chief communist Nikita Sergeievich Khrushchev told the Americans that the communists will bury them.

This statement made instant headlines, and (as happens so often with modern media) most of what Khrushchev would say later would get lost. Not in translation (Khrushchev’s personal interpreter Viktor Sukhodrev knew his job to a t). It just wasn’t as catchy as the headline-grabbing burial statement.

But, it turns out, Khrushchev wasn’t as naïve as many thought he was.

Here’s what he had to say on that rainy November day in 1959: “Your children’s children will live under communism. You Americans are so gullible. No, you won’t accept communism outright; but we will keep feeding you small doses of socialism until you will finally wake up and find you already have communism. We will not have to fight you; we will so weaken your economy, until you will fall like overripe fruit into our hands.

“The democracy will cease to exist,” Khrushchev finished, “when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.”

To sum it all up: whose lives matter now?

Computer criminals will suffocate the world one day

We’re staring a Trojan horse in the face. Its name: computerization.

The North Korean government drove the message home rather forcefully the other day. Its computer gurus, hackers in unofficial lingo, broke into Sony Corporation’s internal computer networks wreaking havoc all over the place.

They had a good reason, too. Sony Corporation, in a frightfully stupid and typically Hollywood move, sponsored a new flick, to be known as The Interview. Its creative crowd thought it exceedingly and outrageously funny to base the plot on U.S. intelligence telling two American journalists about to talk with North Korea’s Beloved Leader (not my description, North Korea’s) that it would be useful for humanity if they went on and killed him.

A comedy, you know. Insert a laugh track here.

Whether Beloved Leader Kim Jong-Un took it personally isn’t known, not for the record, anyway. That his government did is obvious. They made it clear through the “independent” reporting of their mouthpiece, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).

While they denied any hacking of anybody, they also hinted Sony Corporation had to pay for its sin of laesa maiestas, the crime of violating their Beloved Leader’s majesty. That, you should know, is an offence against the dignity of a reigning sovereign. The Kim family is nothing if not a hereditary gang of sovereigns. Whether the Koreans like it or not.

Of course, so far as the denials go, the good old rule that says one shouldn’t believe any rumours until and unless they have been denied officially comes into force.

Anyhow, upon having its computer networks hacked, Sony went and pulled the film from distribution before it even hit the theatres.

Not that it did much harm to the viewing public. It must have been drivel to end all drivel. The move did obviously hurt Sony Corporation’s bottom line, but who cares, except for Sony Corporation and its shareholders, right? But Sony Corporation’s apparently shocking display of appeasement attracted the wrath of none other than U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama. We’re not going to be intimidated by any censors, not we, he thundered. Sony should have talked to me, he said, and I would have talked them out of this shameful (and shameless) surrender.

Considering this came from the chief censor himself (under the guise of political correctness), if there ever was a tragicomedy, this is it.

Let’s leave aside the minor detail of Sony replying it did talk to some very high-ranked White House officials, and the uncertainty of what has been actually said during the conversations, by whom and to whom.

It’s perfectly irrelevant for what’s going to follow.

And here it is: it is most unfortunate that most politicians and news outlets haven’t paid much attention to the sad fact that our world is in mortal danger.

Anybody and their dog, from the Taliban to al-Qaeda, from Hamas to any rogue state, can hire a young college geek for a few bucks and they would be more than happy to display their prowess by bringing down a bank or two. No need, even, to go as high as hiring Russia’s ex-KGB expert, Yevgeniy Valentinovich Kaspersky. This guy moved from the nefarious former Soviet espionage and security agency to start his own company. The Kaspersky Lab now offers all kinds of security software. Some say it beats hands down most of similar applications on the market these days. And it’s expensive. In twisted computer logic, this means Kaspersky’s capable of writing the most explosive hacking programs, too. Considering that his record shows he’d go anywhere where the money is, just imagine if any of the known (or unknown) terrorist groups decide they want to bring the world down.

Unimaginable?

How about this scenario: banks brought to a standstill, your credit or debit cards no longer working, your accounts emptied by persons unknown (unknown, that is, for the time being, and culprits identified when it’s too late). You would have to resort to cash, provided, that is, that you still have access to any of it. The cashiers in your favourite grocery stores would not be able to use their machines to add up the cost of your purchases. Most of them unaware of basic arithmetic operations, they would have to ask their great-grandparents to teach them how to use their fingers and toes to perform such basic tasks.

Let’s hope the abovementioned great-grandparents are still alive and remember what they heard many decades ago in Grade One.

One can develop this scenario ad nauseam, but one wouldn’t want to give Sony Corporation (or any other movie moguls, for that matter) any ideas for new (and realistically good) catastrophic movies.

Anyhow, that’s where we’re at right now, and we should thank God, whoever and wherever she may be, for the warning the North Koreans have given us.

A notepad and a piece of pencil, anyone?

A sign of scholarship? A library named after bin Laden

This is called testing how far you can go: a library in Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad, has got a new name. From now onwards it shall be known as the Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden Library.

Osama bin Laden Library, for short.

There is an Islamic school for women in Islamabad. That’s where you’ll find the newly-renamed book depository.

One wonders what they teach their students in this school. Females, after all, have been traditionally considered a rather low social species within their own society. Below even dolphins, some wittier practitioners would call them.

From the statement that appeared on the library doorway it seems obvious. Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden, the placard says, is a martyr. And, as the newly-renamed library’s spokesman added, Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden deserves the honour because he’s a hero. Not was. Is.

No, no need to say spokesperson or anything politically correct. It WAS a spokesman. Whom else would you have expected?

One wonders, by the way, in these politically correct times, how many enlightened people of undisguised stupidity (of both male and female persuasion) will announce that one person’s terrorist is another person’s freedom fighter. That has been a favourite slogan for these useful idiots.

As an aside: this description, useful idiots, that is, was coined for them by none other than their own ideal, Vladimir Iliych Lenin, a.k.a. Ulyanov. If you have any objections because you find this description of yourselves demeaning, humiliating, even, please address them to Mavzolei Lenina, Krasnaia Ploschadj, Moskva, Rossiiskaiya Federatsia. And if you want to complain in person, once you’ve entered the Red Square, just look for the Trinity Gate (Troitskaia Bashnia). You can’t miss it.

But to get back to this new and wonderful addition to Islamabad’s educational landscape.

Should anyone object that Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden perhaps might not be really deserving of such a signal honour, Maulana Abdul Aziz, the school’s defender of the faith, has something to say, too. “If the Pakistani government takes aim at our mosques and madrasas, sharia law permits us to exact revenge upon them. And if anyone is going to go hard on us, they can’t expect flowers in return.”

How perfectly poetic, right? Especially considering that the new Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden Library contains about two thousand books and all of them deal with Islam – and nothing else. Well, there’s nothing wrong with that, come to think of it. You won’t find books on making lace in, say, a biochemstry lab’s library, unless a busy employee forgot it there, that is.

But, lest we forget, who was this Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden, anyway? Why, the founder of al-Qaeda, that humanitarian volunteer society whose only (but sacred) goal is to create mayhem by killing innocent civilian bystanders. The victims’ only guilt: they just happen to have a different set of values, they believe in things incompatible with the values of the Islam holy book, the Koran. Of course, to call the contents of the Koran “values” is stretching it somewhat. Killing innocent civilian bystanders just because their values and faiths are different can hardly be called that. You might as well call Karl Marx’s (and Friedrich Engels’) Communist Manifesto or Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf valuable literature, if you call Koran’s contents values.

The idea is simple: kill them all, regardless of age, sex or faith. Why worry about killing children? It’s even better to kill them now rather than later, when they grow up and begin enjoying such popular pastimes as marriage and procreation. At least there would be fewer people to kill in the future, thus saving valuable resources.

And Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden, one the major practitioners of such enlightened pursuits, is the guy who earned such an honour as to have a library named after him.

Frightfully humanitarian.

And what about that threat against the Pakistani government?

A bit of background

The official name of the country of 180 million citizens is the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. On the surface it seems to have inherited some features from the British and other features from the American legal systems. In reality, this is a sham. Pakistan’s regions are (consitutionally, too) ruled by what is known as jirga. Officially, that means government by a tribal assembly of elders which takes decisions by consensus. Unofficially, it subordinates its ways of thinking to sharia. Since sharia is a set of laws and rules that openly views democratic ways as decadence that leads directly to hell, there’s not much the good Maulana Abdul Aziz, the defender of the faith in that particular school, can fear.

In fact, it has been an established fact that Pakistan’s secret services not so secretly support both al-Qaeda and the Taliban. Some reports say that those within the Pakistani secret services whose indiscretions led the Americans directly to Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden’s hiding place have found their careers stopped short. In some cases, their lives, too.

Has the West raised at least one eyebrow about the news about the honour bestowed upon Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden? Has that news made any waves? Are you kidding? In how many mainstream media outlets have you seen this wonderful news item? A rhetorical question, that.

We are like ostriches who hide their heads in the sand when they spy danger, in the hope that this, too, shall pass.

It won’t.

There was a Protestant pastor in Germany. His name was Martin Niemöller. Despite his earlier antisemitism, Niemöller would – as time went on – become an outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler and all of his works. Niemöller spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps.

Here’s what Niemöller had to say about his experience afterwards: “First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out – because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out – because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out – because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me – and there was no one left to speak for me.”

Remember it.