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In the Auction Barn of Time

‘GOING, GOING…?’

by dervish ‘Boo Kedheeb

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2772161/PETER-HITCHENS-Dragged-war-clowns-run-railway.html

An American Friend on MyBunghole comments about these new RAF bombing raids:

“Dragged into another failed enterprise.”

As an amateur historian of no small salience & power, and as a naqshbandiyya dervish 73rd in Al Muasisa [‘The Institute’ eg — editor], one objectively may only reply:

Too right. 

There are many signs of the halting of the Late Modern age of the Old Atlantic West, including the observable fact that from about 1980, the very APPEARANCE of things stopped Continue Reading »

Si monumentum requiris, circumspice

[pace Sir Christopher Wren]

scripsit Bodwyn Wook

Historian-emeritus John Lukacs, Hungarian-American (b 1924 in Budapest) & a devout Roman Catholic, considers that we are living at the beginning of the end altogether of three periods in human History, the end of the Christian aeon, the end of the Renaissance civilization of the past five hundred years & the end of the High & Late Modern age of constitution & the bureaucratic nation-state.

In the ebb & flow of the barbarisms that he perceives will characterize the next centuries, Lukacs adds that of course “there will always be Christians” & that the Christian religion WILL endure in small enclaves in the World. 

Anyone who further understands the transformative role especially of meditation & prayer in solitude will not necessarily be dismayed, however:

This is because in fact the Sufis contend that the groundwork is always laid for new cultural & moral developments during these Continue Reading »

The Discussion Today

The Discussion Today

“Where NOW, America?”

by B “Pat Buchanan” Wook

A Friend on MyFace posted the following to Us, yesterday:

“I want your opinion of this:
 
“Perhaps it’s time to cozy up to Iran. Turn our attention away from the fundamentalist Sunni mega royal family of Saudi Arabia, one of the most totalitarian corrupt countries in the world, to the Shia’a dominated Iran. While Iran is no Jeffersonian democracy, it’s citizens certainly have more personal and political freedoms then our Saudi ally. Iran even has several practicing Jews in their parliament. Furthermore, both our countries face a common enemy which is radical Sunni doctrine which is perpetuated by the Saudis. It seems our Congress is blinded by the current right wing government of Israel which all but demands regime change in Iran. Let’s be honest in our negotiation’s over the nuclear issue. We should apologize for participating in the overthrow of Iran’s elected government in the early 1950s and move to restore some semblance of peace with Iran. I know they back Assad in Syria, Hamas, and other unsavory types, but it’s an imperfect world.”

We replied:

Mr N, I think (NB) that the trend of the previous discussion by [three] respondents here shows that there is a very large body of the North American population either indifferent (that MAY be a specimen of “bad” citizenship, but might NOT be as well) to much of the overseas “excitment,” or else opposed to the clear point of seeing the absolute need for Continue Reading »

Late fluit hic fluvius Tempus nomine

scripsit Bodwyn Wook

Many will have breathed a sigh of relief now that our seemingly dilatory President has ordered our military once again to do what it does best, namely to mount another series of Continue Reading »

Charles Lindbergh Speaking at 1930s "America First" Rally

Charles Lindbergh Speaking at 1930s “America First” Rally

“Our” Hysterical Self-Proclaimed “Leaders” & THEIR Non-Stop “Emergencies” & The Fatal Hypnosis Of Delusional “Global” Self-Importancy That Is Simply Bullshit & That IS Destroying America

by B “C Lindbergh” Wook

America must right now & for good & all snap OUT of  the “sole superpower” coma.

It is mutual self-deception both of its self-styled “leaders” of themselves, and by them of “the people”.

A mass delusion in History in many ways may be the worst sort lie.

It is actually makes us go on & on sucking our own blood, going bankrupt in hopeless foreign wars & subsidy of huge capital blocs that in the nearer & nearer end of this country will have done nothing whatsoever, neither for the US or the world.

Still worse & “crisis by crisis,” we Continue Reading »

On Obliging Local Powers To Fight their Own Corner

by B “H Kissinger” Wook

http://www.stratfor.com/weekly/virtue-subtlety-us-strategy-against-islamic-state#axzz3DWP4puwn

This piece is about the possible management (NB) of regional conflict — by obliging local powers to fight their own corner.

The writer, too, is pretty thorough about setting forth the different ways “balance of powers” in regional terms can be achieved by superintending (NB) so-called “great powers”.

The writer also alludes Turkey’s possible role in the present ME situation in terms of Turkish interests; this is interesting to me as the late Edward, Baron Rom, & I often discussed the sotadic predisposition of Continue Reading »

Public Service PR & How It Is Done In These Dog (Eat Dog!) Days

by B “Harold Ross” Wook

These “hometown” advertising sheets such as the Gallows City, MN, Free (NOT) Press cum police-news are usually in the hands of away owners & so on. 

Locally, then, they very often are run in some or, more-and-more, ALL departments online by Continue Reading »

MORE Climate-Change Panic

MORE Climate-Change Panic

by B ‘C Darwin’ Wook

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‘MY advice to the “super rich” is to put “your” illegitmate fiat “money” to work on finding ways for yourselves off the planet, either in von Neuman probes….

‘Or, by swapping your distinctly unattractive minds & characters onto Dr Hawking’s electromagnetic scale & AWAY from this messy (!) molecularity.’

[Bodwyn Wook]

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This is panic & (im!)pure hype. 

What is going on is simply natural — including, of course, OUR flawed species’ knack for Continue Reading »

Two Worlds, Two Moralities

by a dervish

http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2014/9/barack-obama-islamicstatestrategyspeech.html?

The morality of the individual & the morality of power as a rule are rather different; this furthermore is irremediable because of the problem of Continue Reading »

“HOW Bad Is It, G’ampa?”

by Former Farmer Smith

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http://theantimedia.org/mccain-everyone-on-the-national-security-team-recommended-arming-isis/

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“A country & a Constitution RUINED by leftists & war-lovers & GLOBAL arms corporations, by their AMALGAMATED last-gasp travesty of ‘helping professionalism’!” 

[Bodwyn Wook]

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This for Christ’s sakes altogether IS the last distorted gasp of the Progessive idea of “professional credentials”. 

So, just what DO we have on our hands today?

A professional, or “No Win,” Army with lots of gear on the tactical side & yet almost incapable of conducting directed & PURPOSEFUL operations on any “ground” whatsoever.

An Army right now for all practical circumstances in the SAME position as the French army, on 9 May 1940…

A so-called “World Class” military NOW  falling through Space & Time on the eve of the Chinese Century…

And all that because of a probably ALL-now-defunct “grand strategy” that does not serve the American “sole superpower” political drool, because such a patchwork of “management projects” CAN not…

Leaving us EXACTLY in the same condition as a bankrupt (NB) post-WW II England that instead of building a NEW industrial basis, pissed away most of the Marshall Plan money on Continue Reading »