Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year

Happy New Year.

In my opinion 2008 was a phoney year, full of strange changes and a phoney lull with dark clouds rising in the horizon.

The election of Obama, an ultra leftwing-fascist most likely spells disaster for the free world, time and events will tell.

The EU is further advancing towards a totalitarian supranational dictatorship cracking down on freedom of expression, thought-crimes and the liberty of countries and citizens.

Iran is gearing up for Nuclear war.

India and the thug state of Pakistan packed with islamic terrorists are on the brink of war which could turn Nuclear, the talibans are beheading and slaughtering their way through the provinces bordering Afghanistan in accordance with their ideological conviction.

And a lot more...

Well, a lot of gloomy prospects which I hope will turn out in victory and for the best for the free world and our Western Civilization which is under attack from Quislings, traitors, evil degenerated Marxist ideologies and from a primitive barbaric religious fascism from the desert, bombing them back to the stone-age would only be an approvement.

Right now in this moment my thoughts are with the IDF and all the brave and heroic women and men who serve and are fighting for the freedom for all of us, may G-d bless them.

May they be victorious!

We need hope and optimism, despite everything, never give up, never give an inch.

HAPPY NEW YEAR AND MAY YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL 2009 TO ALL OF YOU WHO KNOW WHO YOU ARE!

Hamas Attacks School with rockets in Beer Sheva

The Palestinians attacks and murder civilians as their tactics, as by the book from their ideological beliefs telling them to murder all Jews.

This picture shows what kind of enemy Israel and the world of free people are up against, it also expose our left-fascist medias and their ugly reportings bordering to treason against humanity filling people with propagandistic lies worthy of the Nazis laying out the lies necessary to 'justify' the abandonment of Israel, those with the blood dripping from their hands and pens are the mainstream media journalists acting like Nazis.

Don't harm a lion's cubs! Go Israel, GO!

From mail:

Please spread this picture to your friends around the world!

It is a picture of a school in Beer Sheva, Israel hit by a Hamas missile.
While the IDF spends hundreds of thousands of dollars on special weaponry to try to avoid hitting innocent civilians, the Palestinians keep targeting concentrated Israeli civilian populations and have no regard to human life, rejoicing when schools or kindergartens are hit.
The children were not present when this school in Beer Sheva (one of Israel's largest cities) was hit. The city of Beer Sheva has decided to close the schools and kindergartens until further notice because of these kinds of attacks. If it were not so protective of its citizens you would probably be getting a VERY different picture sent to you.

This should not diminish from the horror at watching a school hit by Palestinian missiles aimed to destroy human life - in this case, children - and at the blunt disregard for human life on the Palestinian side, as their rejoicing factor rises as more Israeli lives are lost.

Google Censorship Efforts Against IDF On Youtube

Google's censorship has got no shame, and their censorship is no surprise, earlier Google admitted poltical censorship, and in this case Google decides, as per their leftfascist policy to side with the equals of Nazis.

From Israel National News

(IsraelNN.com) The Israel Defense Forces has opened an IDF channel on the YouTube video site which features videos of the War in Gaza made available by the IDF Spokesperson's Unit. Some of the videos have been taken down by the YouTube management. The most popular video, which had received over 10,000 views in less than one day until it was removed, is available for viewing below:

IDF Video which was banned on youtube

The night video shows Hamas terrorists clearly loading Grad-type Katyusha rockets onto pickup trucks. Towards the end of the video, a great explosion and fire is seen as the IDF terminated the terrorist activity with extreme prejudice.

The above video and others were apparently taken down due to numerous complaints by pro-Arab viewers who "reported" the video as inappropriate.

The IDF YouTube Channel - Watch it while you still can before Google censorship removes it.

From the IDF YouTube channel:

The IDF Spokesperson's Unit is the Israel Defense Forces' professional body responsible for media and public relations in Israel and around the world.

This is our new site that will help us do so. We were saddened on Dec. 30, 2008 when YouTube took down some of our exclusive footage showing the IDF's operational success in operation Cast Lead against Hamas extremists in the Gaza Strip.
Fortunately, due to blogger and viewer support, YouTube has returned the footage they removed.

Newest update: Instead of removing the footage youtube has restricted viewing ability.

We are in the process of opening up a blog so that you will be able to view the videos without problem there.
We thank you for visiting us and will continue to update this site.

Israel And Clear Victory

Daniel Pipes and Dr John Lewis spoke at the 'Facing Jihad' conference in Jerusalem the 14 of December, today two weeks later Israel struggles with her mortal enemies.

Peace, dialogue with the Palestinians is not possible, like it wasn't possible either with the Nazis.
Either you support Israel's right to exist or you don't, either you support the Jews right to exist or you don't - Period.

Stop all aid to the Palestinians - Dissasociate all ties with the evil axis of despotic apartheid regimes the OIC, abolish the UN.
Name the enemy by its name - Islamic Totalitarian Statism - We need to defeat this enemy like we defeated the Nazis.

Introduction by Robert Spencer - Daniel Pipes - Israel and Clear Victory.



Israel and Clear Victory part 2

Israel and Clear Victory part 3

Dr John Lewis - Facing Jihad part 1



Dr John Lewis - Facing Jihad part 2

Dr John Lewis - Facing Jihad part 3

Dr John Lewis - Facing Jihad part 4

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Steady Return Towards Dictatorship In Germany

Yesterdays communists and fifth colonne traitors are still alive and kicking, it is basically the same rotten feces in a new wrapping, the communists calls themselves greens these days.


Undoubtly one of the biggest mistakes since WWII was that after the fall of the Evil Empire, the Soviet Union, we allowed the absence of persecuting the communist criminals, Marxism, socialism and communism is every bit as evil as the Marxist product Nazism was - It is all over Euope we see the return of tyrannical ideologies, the creation of a new Soviet style regime, the EU.
History has showed us again and again that the collectivist totalitarian ideologies spells disaster, they have nothing of value to offer - The worst thing is that they know it does and it is all about power, the left is all about power and the rest be damned.

Marx Back In Germany

Communism seems on the verge of conquering Germany. Individual former Marxist-Leninists already occupy high positions in the Federal Republic of Germany. Now it looks increasingly likely that the Left Party, the successor of the East German Communist Party, might be in government in the foreseeable future.

Dieter Althaus, 50, is the Christian-Democrat prime minister of the German state of Thuringia. Before 1990, when Thuringia was part of Communist East Germany, Herr Althaus was a teacher at a Thuringian high school. Last October the German media published a letter which Herr Althaus sent to the Communist leadership on 9 November 1989, ironically the very day when the Berlin Wall fell, in the evenings. In the letter he advocated that in preparation of their “youth consecration”, a secular coming of age ceremony for 14-year olds in Communist East Germany, the children should be indoctrinated more strictly with Marxist-Leninist ideology. His ardent Marxist-Leninist fervor did not prevent Herr Althaus from becoming the Christian-Democrat leader of his state.

Meanwhile, the German state of Hesse – adjacent to Thuringia, though it was part of “capitalist” West Germany – may soon get a left-wing minority government of Socialists and Greens with the support of the far-left Left Party, which polled 5% of the vote in the state elections earlier this year.

Before the elections Andrea Ypsilanti, the leader of the Hesse Socialist SPD, had promised that under no circumstance would she cooperate with the Left Party, which the German security services consider to be extremist and a threat to democracy. After the elections, however, Frau Ypsilanti changed her mind. In early November she got the approval of the national SPD leadership in Berlin to put together a minority government with the support of the Left Party. Fortunately, the refusal of four Hesse SPD state representatives to support the move thwarted these plans. As a result, the Hessians will be called to the voting booth again next January.

Nevertheless, the willingness of the SPD, which is a member of the government coalition on the federal level, to work with the Left Party bodes ill for the future. It indicates that, less than two decades after the collapse of the East German dictatorship, the political successors to the former dictators have become respected and accepted politicians.

Unlike the so-called “denazification” which took place in Germany after 1945, with prosecutions of Nazi criminals and collaborators and moral condemnations of civil servants who had remained silent, there was no “decommification” after 1989. On the contrary, many of the old regime’s fellow travelers simply turned their coats, rising to high positions in post-communist society.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Israeli Air Force and Navy Continue to Strike Gaza Overnight

To counter the leftist Nazi sympathizing mainstream media bias some real news are in place.

(IsraelNN.com) The Israeli Air Force continued to strike Hamas targets in Gaza Sunday night and early Monday morning. In addition, the Navy fired at targets in Gaza.
Arab sources reported Monday morning that the Air Force had struck the foreign ministry of Hamas. Israel had previously struck only the military buildings of the Hamas terrorist organization but has now begun to attack Hamas government buildings as well.

Overnight, the Air Force struck several targets in Gaza. Arab sources reported seven dead, raising the number killed in the IDF operation so far to 307. The army reported that it struck Hamas outposts, weapon laboratories, and weapon research sites. Arab sources reported that the Air Force also struck a house close to that of Hamas leader Ismael Haniyeh, which he reportedly used as his office.

In addition, the Navy joined the attacks on Gaza and struck at Hamas outposts, Hamas boats, and Hamas smuggling tunnels. The Navy reported successful hits on several targets.
Around midnight Sunday night the air force attacked the Islamic University and government compound in Gaza city. Witnesses reported six separate hits at the site. The IDF reported that the University was used for weapons storage and development, as was also a meeting point for Hamas terrorists.

Since the beginning of the operation, the Air Force has flown around 300 sorties on Hamas targets. The IDF reported that rocket attacks have sharply declined since the beginning of the current Gaza operation, named Cast Lead. Over 120 rocket and mortar attacks were reported on the Sabbath while only 20 were reported Sunday. The IDF warned Tuesday that Hamas may still be planning massive attacks in retaliation. Schools within 20 kilometers of Gaza remained closed until further notice. In addition, the Home Front Command asked anyone within 40 kilometers of Gaza to remain within one minute of a secure room.

Support Israel by supporting the brave men and women serving in the IDF

Support Israel in her struggle for survival.

This is a pretty cool thing, not only do we help ourselves by helping Israel and her brave men and women serving in the IDF defending freedom for all of us, they risk their lives in doing so, but this thing is even cooler, for $99,99 you can provide donuts for a whole company of IDF soldiers, for $145,99 you can provide a whole platoon with pizza and softdrinks, just imagine that, its awesome in my opinion and how it can make a difference for the men and women fighting for the survival for all of us against evil, by getting them a moment of thanks and praise, imagine those brave souls coming back from patrol and getting donuts with their coffee or having a pizza in some outpost protecting the lifes of women and children.

SUPPORT THE IDF - DONATE A MEAL TO A HERO.
















You can now also send Pizza and Soda to families in Sderot baked in a Sderot Pizzeria. This way you can help the local Sderot economy while cheering up the locals.

During the last seven years we have delivered many thousands of pizza pies and other gifts to thousands of soldiers. It is hard for us to describe how happy they are to receive your "special treats" -- it goes well beyond getting a hot pizza late at night at a lonely post. It is as tremendous an experience for us to give them out as it is for the soldiers to receive them. They love to know that people everywhere support and care for them.

Israel's self-defense for survival in Gaza - The real story!

6500 rockets has been fired on Israel from Palestine and Gaza this year alone during the 'ceasefire' killing people, destroying property, closing businesses, rockets raining down on kindergartens, schools and civilians in Israel, this is the sick mentality of the Palestinians, the medias are no better in reporting the events and behave like Nazi sympathizers portraying the criminal terrorist as the victim, ignoring the fact their ideology calls for the murder of all Jews, the destruction of Israel and the Palestinian authorities are reprinting and distributing Adolf Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' which fittingly translates into 'jihadi' in Arabic.

Keep this in mind when you watch CNN, BBC or other news broadcasts or open a mainstream newspaper - They are almost all the equals of Nazi sympathizers and so are the people favoring the Palestinians.

Israel is defending herself these days by taking out the terrorist facilities.


While Israel has shown restraint, Palestinians have launched 6,500 rockets & mortars - Houses have been destroyed - Factories have shut down - People have been killed.
With 250,000 men, women and children in missile range, Israel has no choice but to acd decisively. Hamas is using civil casualties as propaganda - and the media is eating it up.

For details, see Israels Operation in Gaza: The Real Story at HonestReporting.com.
Thank you.

IDF released pictures of the terrorists sites in Gaza which has been the target of the IDF to defend Iraeli civilians from being killed.

From Arutz Sheva

















Saturday, December 27, 2008

The psychopathology of Bush hatred

Leftists are wackos, to be a socialist or a leftliberal at least half of one's brains has got to be removed, reason and rational thinking a big nono to a leftist - The Bush Derangement Syndrome is definitely part of the psychopathology of the political madness and utopism of the leftist lunatic wackos.

Then they elected a real psychopathic lunatic wacko - Barack Hussein Obama.

The blogging psychiatrist Dr Sanity brilliantly analyses the insanity of the clearly insane leftist wackos like the deranged psychopathic wackos they are

From Dr Sanity - Let's Discuss Bush Derangement Syndrome Again

....Bush becomes the "criminal mastermind", so devious, so evil, that everything he says is a "lie", everything he does is part of a vast global consipiracy. His family has intimate ties to Bin Laden and the Saudis; He is trying to enrich his oil business friends; He is trying to avenge the insult to his father by getting rid of Saddam; He plans world domination etc. etc. I could go on an on, but you get the point.

What is most funny is that these psychologically naiive individuals simultaneously think of Bush as this "criminal mastermind"--a genius of evil; and also as a complete moron who isn't capable of uttering a sentence without making a hash of it; or that his brain is controlled by the equally evil Karl Rove.

The cognitive dissonance required to have all these contradictory beliefs swirling around in one's brain is astonishing. But besides the primary function it serves to erase from consciousness what is happening in the world today, it is serving a secondary purpose--it makes them feel in control of what might come.

They can predict with the complete accuracy of the delusional mind that whatever happens--whatever horror is unleased by Al Qaeda or Hamas or Islamic Jihad--was caused by President Bush's actions/inactions/intentions (take your pick).

They can conduct a brave protest march against the evil Bush...but clearly they don't dare protest real terror or terrorist acts the way that the Jordanians or the Lebanese did, for example. The terrorists are simply poor, misunderstood individuals who have been oppressed by...Bush. Get rid of Bush (or America; or Israel) and voila! Problem solved!

It would be a foolproof defense against the threat, except...except...if it weren't for ... reality. It would be foolproof, except that the REAL horror; the REAL evil will just not go away. The REAL evil just gets bolder and more aggressive. Like the Nazis in the last century, the REAL evil will not be appeased, and is aware of this psychological weakness inherent in their enemies. In fact, they count on it - because by exploiting it is the only way the terrorists can win....
More from Dr Sanity.

From The American Thinker - The psychopathology of Bush hatred


The Bush hatred we are seeing in the media today belongs in the long catalogue of human psychopathology -- not rational behavior. The latest version is the shoe-throwing incident in Iraq. Iraq happens to be a hot war zone, in which tens of thousands of innocent people have been killed by hidden bombs. Bush's protective detail had no way of knowing whether an assassinaton attempt was under way, in just the way Saddam tried to assassinate George H.W. Bush, Sr. At the end of his two terms of office, the President flew to Iraq, into harm's way, knowing the dangers, to hold an open press conference.

But our media harbor such bitter hatred for him that they turned a potential bomb-throwing incident --- by one of their own --- into a joke, just another reason to sneer at the President. If anybody threw a cream pie at Obama, screaming headlines would be launched for days afterward. Nothing but sneers followed the potential attack on George W. Bush, which he fended off with his usual grace and humor. I have never known a US president to be treated as disgracefully as this one. The political case against him is based almost entirely on media falsehoods, slanders, and greed for power. Not much rationality there.

Our public melodrama is therefore being driven, not by facts and reason, but by the most primitive emotions that prey on human minds. Human brains haven't changed much in the last thirty thousand years. Homo sapiens is a lot more prosperous species than ever, but prosperity just allows those ancient demons to come out more freely. If we were huddled by a small fire in a cave, hungry and miserable, we could not indulge our fantasies as much as the pop media now allow themselves to do. Prosperity permits our primitive urges to flourish on the public stage.

President George W. Bush is being crucified in the public square in spite of his plain decency and goodness, and in spite of his remarkable success in winning two difficult wars to protect this nation from harm. All wars are hard; all wars involve mistakes and self-correction. All wars, if they are to be won, come at a cost.

While it is natural enough for conservatives to be upset by the blatant unfairness of the propaganda media --- indeed, by their visible madness --- if we just take a little mental distance, we can easily see an ancient anthropological drama: The crucifixion of the reigning king, along with the messianic glorification of a new one, who will surely rescue us from our media-driven despair. (Of course the new king will also grow weaker in time, in spite of his charismatic magic ...) This is the stuff of Shakespeare and Sophocles. George W. Bush's "head is bloody but unbowed," to quote the poem Invictus, ("undefeated') the Victorian answer to political witchhunts.

The novelist Mary Renault described the whole ordeal in her classic story, The King Must Die. Renault based her tale on legends of royal sacrifice from the ancient Mediterranean world --- in Greece, Asia Minor, Crete, Italy, and elsewhere. Read it if you want to understand Bush hatred and Obama worship. Her source was Sir James Fraser's remarkable book, The Golden Bough. While anthropologists have backed off Fraser's claim that king sacrifice is universal, the respected scholar James D. Brown argues that the evidence favors "Oedipal rebellion" as a universal among native peoples studied over more than a century. We no longer hang our kings physically, but the Left and the media act just like the lynch mobs of old. Listen to their voices and you'll hear the ancient roar of the mob.

We can watch the tragicomedy of our psychopolitics unfold and still keep some perspective. Think of it as a stage play like King Lear, and pray that reason prevails in the end. The Leftist media are actors playing the ancient role of the politically envious, who exist in every tribal culture where the head of the clan sleeps uneasily, fearful of plots and assassination attempts. All politics is not just local, as the Washington saying goes, but deep down it is tribal.

What is hopeful today is what was hopeful at the American founding: the use of constitutional means to channel our loves and hates into a fairly reasonable course of common action. The majority of Americans are pretty sane and rational; they don't trust the political class, and they are deserting the Big Media in the tens of millions even now. The American Founders knew all about vulgar mobs, and lived to see them in the French Revolution of 1789, with Napoleon rising on top of the revolutionary chaos to explode into a mass war of conquest in Europe. The Founders despised all that. They designed the Constitution to steer a steady course in spite of mobs and demagogues. It has worked magnificently for two centuries, and with luck and courage, it will hold.

Alexander Hamilton famously said, "The people? The people is a great beast!" But that was not accurate: We are all "the people," as the Declaration of Independence tells us. "The people" are the source of all good and bad things. The people -- properly balanced by a constitutional apparatus -- have brought prosperity that was unimaginable two hundred years ago. The people harbor wisdom and common sense in a way that snobbish elites soon forget. Conservatism is skeptical about human nature, but not cynical or despairing. Nor do we look to messianic leaders like Barack Obama to solve our problems. We look to muddle through, to give individuals the space to grow and succeed, to stand against the mobs, to fail at times, and then to fight again.

Whenever conservatives see yet another mob movement from the Left, we feel it is our obligation to stand in opposition. It is not unpatriotic to criticize the messiah of the moment -- though the Left will say so. It is our duty. We can do so with reason, with humor, and with clear thinking about the bad ideas the Left seems to carry around like a scratchy case of the fleas.

President Bush is not a theoretical politician. He is a practical man. He has constantly made the best decisions by his lights, sometimes against his own ideals, because reality sometimes makes things like war necessary; sometimes it makes massive bailouts necessary. The conservative question is always, "What is the realistic alternative?"

The end product of conservative politics is a mix of realism and idealism. Bush has liberated some fifty million Muslims, including one Arab journalist who just hurled his trendy hush puppies at him in an ancient gesture of contempt. That man is alive today because of George W. Bush -- Saddam would have fed him screaming into a plastic shredder. Compared to Obama and the corruptocrats, Bush will soon look like an American hero. Just watch it happen.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Documenting the global warming fraud

One of the biggest hoax's in modern time, the global warming hoax, as all hoaxes, myths and lies their biggest enemy is undeniable reality, facts and the plain truth.
The global warming hoax has been turned into a religious style 'believe' with its own fanatics, environmental wackos and green lunatics, to these people mere 'facts', science, rational thinking and reason doesn't matter, nor that we have got cycles of ice-age and warm periods well documented throughout history and through science, that the slight eccentric orbit of the earth shifts the climate as well, the slight wobble of our blue ball planet causing climate shift seasons between the hemispheres, the temperature shifts due to sunspots etc.

Nope.

To a believer there is only one truth, the truth spelled out by their prophet be it a semi-barbaric pedophile from the desert or Karl Marx, the latter has laid out the spriritual grounds to which the environmental wackos belongs and to which means the global warming hoax serves.

By the way, it is freezing cold.

A late Merry Christmas, while we still can say it without hurting someone's feelings being 'offensive'.

According to Thomas Lifton in The American Thinker

Global warming theory represents one of the greatest scientific con games in history. The putative intellectual foundations are based on data manipulated to support the desired conclusion, and have been conclusively debunked.
Andrew G. Bostom pulls together a beginning history of the steps by which the theory was sold. Unscientific studies came to be embraced as conclusive, their debunkers targeted for abuse. The remarkable hockey stick graph and the effort to "get rid" of the Medieval Warm Period (whose temperature rise dwarfs anything in the last century) are among the scandalous abuses of science covered here. Those who want to marshal the evidence to induce skepticism in friends who fall for warmist propaganda should read and save this article. The science is explained lucidly, so that any serious reader can comprehend the issues. It is not a quick and light read, but it repays an investment of a few minutes of serious attention. From Andrew Bostom

Horse Hockey Climate Scientology: “Getting Rid” of the Medieval Warming Period

U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works
Hearing Statements

12/06/2006


Statement of Dr. David Deming

University of Oklahoma - College of Earth and Energy Climate Change and the Media


Mr. Chairman, members of the Committee, and distinguished guests, thank you for inviting me to testify today. I am a geologist and geophysicist. I have a bachelor’s degree in geology from Indiana University, and a Ph.D in geophysics from the University of Utah. My field of specialization in geophysics is temperature and heat flow. In recent years, I have turned my studies to the history and philosophy of science. In 1995, I published a short paper in the academic journal Science. In that study, I reviewed how borehole temperature data recorded a warming of about one degree Celsius in North America over the last 100 to 150 years. The week the article appeared, I was contacted by a reporter for National Public Radio. He offered to interview me, but only if I would state that the warming was due to human activity. When I refused to do so, he hung up on me.

I had another interesting experience around the time my paper in Science was published. I received an astonishing email from a major researcher in the area of climate change. He said, “We have to get rid of the Medieval Warm Period.”

The Medieval Warm Period (MWP)—a well-established phenomenon (see for example, Hubert H. Lamb’s Climate History and the Modern World, London, 1995, chapter 10, pp. 159-163)—dated from approximately 1000 to 1300 C.E., and comprised an interval during which global temperature conditions were warmer than those at present. The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), produced the graph below (Figure 1) in its Second Assessment Report from 1995/1996: the second millennial climate history includes the aforementioned MWP, as well as a subsequent Little Ice Age. As Professor Ross McKitrick notes (in “What is the Hockey-Stick Debate About?”),


The late 20th century appears to be nothing special by comparison. It is easy to see why this graph was a problem for those pushing the global warming alarm. If the world could warm so much on such a short time scale as a result of natural causes, surely the 20th century climate change could simply be a natural effect as well. And the present climate change could hardly be considered unusually hazardous if even larger climate changes happened in the recent past, and we are simply fluctuating in the middle of what nature regularly dishes out?


David Holland, in his thorough 2007 analysis of the IPCC process, observes more pointedly,


The extreme but frequently articulated view that, because of “positive feedback”, a little further warming will lead to a “tipping point”and “runaway” global warming was clearly unfounded in comparison with historic higher temperatures from which the earth has previously “recovered”. Since it is argued that present carbon dioxide levels are higher now than for several hundred thousand years, any previous higher temperatures in that period must mean that factors other than human-emitted carbon dioxide were responsible.


But facts are (supposed to be—see further discussion below) stubborn things. Huang et al (Huang, Shaopeng, Henry N. Pollack and Po Yu Shen (1997). “Late Quaternary Temperature Changes Seen in Worldwide Continental Heat Flow Measurements.” Geophysical Research Letters 24: 1947—1950.) published a 1997 analysis of 6000 borehole records (boreholes drilled into the ground provide a vertical temperature profile that can be inverted to yield an estimate of the historical surface temperature sequence) from each continent, dating back 20,000 years. McKitrick, using data supplied by Huang, reproduced the portion of the graphic (see Figure 2) which highlights the interval from 1000 to 1990 C.E. He concludes,

The similarity to the IPCC’s 1995 graph is obvious. The world experienced a “warm” interval in the medieval era that dwarfs 20th century changes. The present-day climate appears to be simply a recovery from the cold years of the “Little Ice Age.”

Figure 1

Figure 2


Read the rest at Andrew Bostom's blog - HERE.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The Evil of Good Deeds and Good Thoughts

Appeasement never worked.
Never give an inch or they will walk you for a mile.
The utopists lacks the intellectual capabilities to reason and to deal with an uncomfortable reality, worse, the leftists appeasers are nothing short of treason - Pacifism, or more accurately fascism in disguise, is aiding the enemy through hampering the efforts of defense and the security of the population.

By Bill Warner from Political islam

After the Mumbai jihad there was a response of "Do good deeds." The Jews of Chabad (the sect that had its members tortured to death) asked for Jews to do "a mitzvah," good works. A yoga group that had some of its members killed believes that love will triumph. Then Deepak Chopra weighed in with his "think good thoughts" campaign. Chopra's effort has the "magic" of if a million people pledge to think good thoughts the world will change for peace. All of these efforts may be summarized by one phrase: Be Nice.


I have nothing against being nice. Who does? But is that enough? What happened at Mumbai was evil. Any response must be aimed at preventing it from happening again. How can Being Nice prevent evil from recurring?

There is a strain of New Age, hippy, pacifist, and utopian thought which believes just that. Cue the Beatles, All We Need is Love. The Be Nice theory raises a question: if good deeds and good thoughts will prevent another Mumbai, then does that mean that the rabbi and his pregnant wife, who were tortured to death, had just not done enough good works? Is a 9-year-old girl who is raped just not nice enough?

Pacifists say that you should never respond to violence, because that just creates more violence. We should never use pain to correct. War is never the answer. These theories don't seem to take into account that learning how to avoid pain usually consists in remembering what led to the pain, so we don't do that again. Pain can and will change people's behavior. Pain works.

But, the first step in resisting jihad is not violence or war, but education. The Be Nice people deny that Islamic jihad even exists. Therefore, there is nothing to learn. The Be Nice people will never even use any language that would point towards Islam. Be Nice people are doctrinal deniers. The real Islam has nothing to do with jihad, and therefore there is nothing to learn.

When the Be Nice people speak they never refer to any Islamic doctrine or history. If they speak of doctrine it is about American foreign policy. Internal motivation is missing from the "gunmen." It is as though they only respond to us. They don't have an ideology, just reactions. Or maybe they were poor, economically impoverished.

The reason that the Be Nice people do not want to learn about political Islam is that they have too many suspicions about the truth and know that they don't have the courage to face the reality. So it is better to deny that an Islamic doctrine exists and ignore it. Then when the history and doctrine are pointed out, they hint that we are bigots, we are worse than the jihadists, that such talk is offensive and should not be tolerated. To quote Islamic doctrine has been defined as bigotry and not nice.

Being nice, in and of itself, is not wrong. What is wrong is the lack of balance. Being nice is feminine. We need both compassion and wisdom. Compassion by itself leads to idiot compassion. There are some things that love can't do. We must have an approach that it practical and includes wisdom.

We need being nice as a carrot, but we must have a stick. We have already had a culture respond to Islam with good thoughts. Part of Alexander the Great's army settled down Asia and became Buddhists. They created the Ghandarvian Buddhist culture, a high point in human history. The Ghandarvian Greek Buddhists created the first Buddhist art and sculpture. When Islam invaded they had no army, only good thoughts. Alexander the Great's best soldiers had become absolute pacifists. After the jihad, we do not find a single Buddhist in what is Afghanistan today. Good thoughts and good works are not enough in the face of violence.

We must have the masculine response as well. Look at our bodies. Do you thing that our immune system just gives those misguided germs a big hug and understanding? No. It kills them. No inter-species dialogue, no being nice. Is that a bad thing? If you think so, then try AIDS, the failure of that viral/bacterial murdering (immoral, since its not nice?) immune system.

Being tough has come to mean cruel and, hence, evil. A feminized Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism and secularism can no longer conceive what courage, honor and pride of civilization even means. We relegate the military and police to some social corner to do the dirty work that we don't want to think about, but criticize.

All of the religions love to each feel superior to the other. But in the face of Islam, the Christians, the Jews, the Buddhists, the Hindus and the secularists all fall under the same banner-Be Nice. They all add Be Polite to Be Nice. Be Polite means that not only do we (Christians, Jews, Buddhists...) not talk about Islam, but Nice People don't let others talk about Islam, that would impolite, since quoting Islamic doctrine and history offends Islam. And we don't want to offend and doing more than Being Nice would cause us to examine our moral collapse and intellectual failure.

So go out there and Be Nice and Be Polite. Remember-a mitzvah a day keeps the evil away. Think happy thoughts. Love. That will change Islam. Oh wait! Islam does not need to change. We just need to Be Nicer!

Bill Warner

Monday, December 22, 2008

The Global Warming Hoax: Global Drop In Temperature

The environmentalist religion can't escape reality.
It is getting freezing cold and the south pole is increasing in size:

Results from a new, spatially extensive network of 236 accumulation poles document that the current 5-year (1992-1997) average annual net accumulation at the South Pole is 84.5+/-8.9mm water equivalent (w.e.). This accumulation rate reflects a 30% increase since the 1960s...

The penguins got plenty of new land.

The Socialist hoax religion of global warming has been the opium for the uselful idiot and ignorant masses, doesn't work when its freezing, does it, it wont stop them however, the environmentalist lunacy has led to taxation, regulations and restrictions on production and commerce, increased costs and gonflated leftist politicians like hot-air balloons.

Its time for the global warming addicts to take a cold turkey!

Beijing's coldest December day in 57 years

Winter truly arrived in Beijing yesterday with the highest temperature of the day down to minus 8.8 ℃. Media reports say it was "the coldest day in December in the last 57 years."

Will Canada see its first white christmas since 71?

The first day of winter brought wind-chill warnings, snow and a bevy of storms to cities across Canada on Sunday, potentially laying the groundwork for the first cross-country white Christmas in nearly four decades.

SEVERE COLD WAVE TO HIT EUROPE

I wish to point out, with no malice intended, that the two countries who have major scientific organizations that have been pushing the global warming idea, Britain and the UKMET and the US with NOAA have been burned by the cold that has developed here. NOAA had a December forecast for a warm central US for November that they were forced to revise and the UKMET forecast for a rather bland winter for Europe speaks for itself. Its anything but bland, whether it averages out near the average or not, because what is coming has not been seen in years.

Bitter, cold, high winds chill midwest, east

CHICAGO (AP) - Bone-numbing cold spread Monday from the Midwest to the East, forcing millions to bundle up and scurry from place to place in a bid to spend as little time as possible outside.

"It's so cold, it feels like needles are pricking my eyes," grumbled 19-year-old Ashley Sarpong of Chicago, a fur-lined hood pulled around her face Sunday as she crossed a wind-swept bridge that crossed the Chicago River. "This is the coldest I've felt all year."

Snowfall was scant after the subzero air mass rolled in, but ice and high wind whipped up snow along roadways and made driving hazardous for holiday travelers. The cold was less severe Monday, the second day of winter, but temperatures in Chicago were expected to get only into the single digits.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

EU Towards Totalitarianism: European Parliament Bans Wilders’ Movie

A press release from Gerard Batten MEP - Via The Brussels Journal:

SHOWING OF THE FILM FITNA BANNED BY ORDER OF THE CONFERENCE OF PRESIDENTS

It is with great regret that I have to announce the cancellation of the showing of the film Fitna at the meeting with Mr Geert Wilders MP today at 2pm.

I was informed of this decision today.

Nevertheless a press conference will take place at 2pm in room R 3.1 with Mr Wilders and myself.

The banning of this film is a direct attack on free speech. A parliament that constantly talks of freedom, democracy and tolerance has shown once again that these are empty words when it does not agree with what is being said.

On the same day that the European Parliament awards the Sakharov Prize to the Chinese freedom campaigner Hu Jia the Conference of Presidents deny free speech to one of its own members.

The press conference is open to MEPs and their assistants as well as accredited members of the press.

Anyone who wishes to view Fitna before the meeting can do so by going to:

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Straight Path to Mumbai

To the treasonous leftist apologists 'Ignorance Is Strength' which is shared by the islamic apologist mantra of dawa, deceit and taqqyia.
Bill warner does indeed all of us a huge favor with his clearcut research of excellence - Contrary to the leftist collectivist beliefs of lying, deceit and ignorance to civilized folks it is clear - 'Knowledge Is Power'

From the Bookshelf: The Straight Path to Mumbai

By Bill Warner - Political Islam

There is a corner of the book world that has been little known or appreciated. Before 9/11, Hindu scholarship on Islam was some of the best in a world dominated by Western dhimmi academicians.

If we choose, we can learn much from India, a country that has defied Islam's Arab and Turkish hordes for 1,300 years and continues to fight to this day, even as she sees her borders slowly shrink and dhimmitude rests harshly like a yoke around her kafir neck.

Here are some books and articles on the history of Islamic jihad in India and cultural and political analysis based on sound scholarship and hard earned experience.

The Koran and the Kafir (Islam and the Infidel), by A. GoshAlthough this book was published 25 years ago, it remains an excellent examination of Islamic religion, culture and politics. It is a primer on Islamic doctrine in concise, easily understood language. The Islamic pattern for taking over a kafir country and its culture is outlined in unnerving detail and makes the book a valuable edition to any anti-jihad library. Here is an excerpt from one of the chapters, Islam in Action.(thanks to freerepublic.com)

The Calcutta Quran Petition, by Chandmal Chopra and edited with commentary by Sita Ram GoelThe Calcutta Quran Petition was an attempt by Chandmal Chopra to have the Koran banned in India on the basis that it incites hatred and violence against the Hindus and other kafirs. Sita Ram Goel presents the Petition and adds commentaries on it and the history of Mohammed, his rise to power, and the history of Islamic jihad in India. Definitely worth a read. Book On-line

Both of these books show how the Mumbai jihad is only the most current battle in a war for India's soul. For more information on the Hindu/Muslim problem in India, see here and here.

Pertinent Articles on the web
The History of Islamic Jihad Against the Hindus (thanks to IslamWatch.org)
Jihad Terror in Mumbai: Concordant Hatred of Hindus and Jews (Part 1) (thanks to Andrew Bostom)
Jihad Terror in Mumbai: Concordant Hatred of Hindus and Jews (Part 2) (thanks to Andrew Bostom)
An In depth scholarly article, "The Legacy of Jihad in India" by Andrew Bostom (thanks to American Thinker)
Bill Warner

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Norway - a paradigm for anti-Semitism

The left and the socialists parties with their globalist agendas today are most likely to be known as 'Transnational Socialists' and 'TransNazis', it speaks by itself by their own merit and the medias echoing their ugly populism.

Dec. 13, 2008
MANFRED GERSTENFELD , THE JERUSALEM POST

'I would like to take the opportunity to remember all the billions of fleas and lice that lost their lives in German gas chambers, without having done anything wrong other than settling on persons of Jewish background."

This is what Norwegian comedian Otto Jespersen said on Thursday 27 November on the country's largest commercial TV station. Much worse, however, is that the director of the station defended this expression of "satire."

A week later Jespersen, in his weekly TV appearance, gave a "satiric" monologue of mixed anti-Semitic and anti-Israeli remarks. He concluded by wishing the Jews a happy Christmas. But then as an afterthought, he said this was not proper as the Jews had murdered Jesus. Two years ago the same comedian burned pages from the Tanach in front of a TV camera, but this was no reason to terminate his employment. Jespersen explained that he wouldn't burn the Koran if he wanted to live longer than a week.

LAST WEEK, on four consecutive days, there were anti-Israeli articles in Norway's second-largest daily Aftenposten. The first called for a general boycott of Israel. The second promoted an academic boycott, falsely accusing Israeli physicians of participating in torture and the Israeli Medical Association of remaining silent about it. Any honest debater would have reported that Israeli hospitals routinely treat Palestinian children, some of whom express joy when suicide bombers kill Israelis. One wonders whether any other country would allow this.

The third article stressed the right to criticize Israel. This is a typical attack on a "straw man," as nobody denies this right. The fourth claimed that Israel is not a democracy. Only thereafter a pro-Israeli voice was heard.

Two years ago the conservative Aftenposten got international attention when it published an op-ed by Jostein Gaarder which until this day remains the vilest anti-Semitic article published in a European mainstream paper since the Second World War.

Whoever wants to understand how Jews might live in a future democratic Europe if no major counter-forces are mobilized should study Norway. Among parts of the elite there, Jew-hatred and rabid anti-Israelism intermingle. The country's population numbers only 4.6 million. The Jewish population, even before the war, was never more than 2,000. It now numbers 1,300, of which only 700 affiliate with the organized community. Yet Norway must figure prominently in any future history of post-war European anti-Semitism.

Norwegian anti-Israelis keep repeating that their anti-Israelism is not anti-Semitism. One only has to check their statements against the European Union's working definition of anti-Semitism to see that this is often untrue. Norway has a long history of anti-Semitism. In 1929 a great majority of its parliament voted to forbid shechita (Jewish ritual slaughter) - several years before Hitler's Germany did so. It is still forbidden, although hunters, including government ministers, can legally kill animals in as cruel a manner as they want. Last year Norway aimed to kill 1,000 whales, but succeeded in finding only 500. If all needs for kosher beef were met by local shechita,it would require at most several tens of cows annually.

During the war, the Norwegians were the ones who rounded up Jews and robbed them before shipping them off to Auschwitz. After the war, emergency help was given to what the Norwegians called the two "hardest-hit groups" - fishermen and residents of the northern part of the country. The Jews, however, were robbed further by the Norwegian democrats. During the restitution process, they had to pay for the administration of those of their assets recovered from the looters. About 10 years ago a senior Norwegian Nazi official proudly told a Jewish visitor that he had no regrets, and still had paintings and furniture taken from Jews.

In the new round of restitution in the mid-1990s, several authorities did their utmost to avoid paying. Berit Reisel, the only Jewish member of the commission of inquiry, states that she was threatened by chairman Oluf Skarpnes, a former Justice Minister. He told her that if she didn't go along with his proposed report, it would cost her dearly as far as her life and health were concerned. Reisel added that a few days later she was attacked on a street in Oslo.

AFTER THE beginning of the second intifada, several Jewish children were harassed in school. The aggression was supported by teachers on several occasions. Since then, the Jewish community has kept a low profile. When asked by the press, its leaders will admit there is anti-Semitism, but claim that critics overstate it. They usually remain silent on the anti-Semitic aspects of anti-Israelism.

Norwegian hate cartoons often mix anti-Semitism and anti-Israelism. Some are straight-out anti-Semitic, such as one which appeared in the Labor movement daily Dagsavisen in 2003. It portrayed a Jew with a long beard reading the new Ten Commandments, including "murder, kill, liquidate, execute." During the Second Lebanon War, anti-Semitic incidents in Oslo were the most severe in Europe. The synagogue was shot at, the cantor was attacked on a main street and the Jewish cemetery was desecrated. The Jewish community's president Anne Sender was thereafter quoted in a European Jewish Congress report speaking of the considerable "atmosphere of intimidation and fear."

Anti-Israelism has been built up systematically in Norway by trade unions, media, some prominent Christians and politicians. The demonization is classic: major media report negative things about Israel while obfuscating or omitting Palestinian suicide attacks or declared genocidal intentions. The main counterforce is a small group of Christian friends.

NGO Monitor has analyzed how significant governmental development aid reaches NGOs engaged in political campaigning against Israel and in support of extreme Palestinian demands. The good the Norwegian government does, including subsidizing the rebuilding of synagogues in Poland, cannot be offset against the infrastructure of hatred it supports.

The writer has published many books, the most recent of which is Behind the Humanitarian Mask: The Nordic Countries, Israel and the Jews, published by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs and the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Where Were You Born, Obama?

Remember when they talked about Arnold Schwarzenegger couldn't run for president unless they changed the constitution...

By Diana West in Townhall

Roger Kimball may have tagged it first: The real news out of Chicago this week wasn't Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's arrest on cartoonishly lurid charges of corruption stemming from his alleged attempts to sell President-elect Barack Obama's now-vacant U.S. Senate seat. The real news out of Chicago this week was that President-elect Barack Obama had nothing to do with it.

And I mean nothing to do with any of it. There was an almost comical aspect to the spectacle of journalists across the mainstream media (MSM) suddenly, as if on command, assuming pretzel positions in a contortionist's effort not to seem at all curious, for instance, about the discrepancy between David Axelrod's recent declaration that the president-elect had discussed Senate-seat replacements with Blagojevich, and Obama's more recent declaration that he had done no such thing.

The MSM instantly agreed: Obama had nothing to do with it. Such a message took Obama out of the story even before the story itself was clear.

This mantra, this strategy should be familiar by now. Whether it is Jeremiah "G -- d -- - America" Wright, William "We didn't do enough" Ayers, or now, Rod "F -- - him" Blagojevich, Obama is never a player, never even a responsible presence in controversies involving associates past and present. In the media-filtered version of events, he's just not even there. But in no story is what we may one day come to think of as Obama's invisible man-hood more obvious than in the still-roiling controversy over Obama's birth certificate.

What controversy? Anyone who relies solely on MSM outlets (and most conservative outlets) may not even know that Obama has, to this day, not authorized the state of Hawaii to release his Certificate of Live Birth -- the "long form" -- to prove that he is a "natural born citizen" (NBC), a Constitutional requirement of all presidents. Instead, We, the People, have online access to an Obama document known as a Certification of Live Birth, which, as Randall Hoven explains at American Thinker blog, is a computer-generated short form that is not even accepted by the Hawaii Department of Home Lands as adequate verification of Hawaiian identity. (The Home Lands Department requires "information that is found only on the original Certificate of Live Birth," or long form.) Further dimming the online document's Holy Grail aspects, it has been altered -- the certificate's number has been redacted -- which, according to a statement printed on the document, actually invalidates it.

But that's not all. Back on Oct. 31, Hawaii's director of health, along with the registrar of Vital Statistics, released a statement verifying that the Hawaii's Department of Health has Obama's "original birth certificate on record in accordance with state policies and procedures."

Well, that's just great. But no matter how many times this statement from "Hawaiian authorities" is cited as the NBC clincher, it doesn't prove a thing. It turns out, as Hoven reports, that Hawaii issues birth certificates even for babies born elsewhere, so simply having an original Hawaiian birth certificate "on record" doesn't answer the key questions. Namely: What exactly does this original birth certificate say? And why doesn't Obama simply authorize the document's release and be done with the question?

This is some of the background to the birth-certificate controversy. According to the same MSM reporting that omits Obama from everything, however, the controversy is the sole, self-inflicted creation of people unreasonable enough -- no, kooky enough -- to be concerned about the issue. This includes citizens who have gone to court (up to the U.S. Supreme Court) in more than a dozen states with various NBC-related complaints, all of which could be resolved by the release of Obama's original birth certificate. It also includes followers of radio shows or Internet forums including KHOW's Peter Boyle in Denver, the blog Atlas Shrugs and the news Web site WorldNetDaily.com, which have aggressively covered the story.

In the MSM's no-Obama version of events, though, such efforts and interest are mocked as the freakiest kind of lunacy. And this same MSM argument has lately been trumpeted by prominent conservative voices.

"Shut up about the birth certificate," David Horowitz wrote this past week. Continued...

How Can We Make the Dog Bark?

There will be a point where enough people get enough...

By Bill Warner - Political islam

Of Interest

A charity for LeT jihad in Pakistan will challenge a ban to close it down.

A definition of taqiyya and kitman. An excellent example.

We know what the jihadis who terrorized Mumbai think of the Jews. Here is what some Arab clerical leaders think.

How Can We Make the Dog Bark?

In a Sherlock Holmes story, Silver Blaze, the clue to the crime was that "the dog did nothing." The dog in question was a farm dog that would have barked had a stranger approached.

In the same way we have guard dogs that are supposed to warn us of danger: our government, intellectuals and the media. But we are finding out that our dogs never bark if the intruder is Islamic violence.

In the media reporting about Mumbai the words Islam and jihad were noticeably absent. Dhimmis always use nationality and culture to refer to Islam. The Islamic invasion of Spain was by Moors, not Muslims. The Islamic invasion of the Middle East was by Arabs, not Muslims. The invasion of Eastern Europe was by Turks, not jihadists. So it was only natural for the dhimmi media to report that Pakistanis were the murderers. Dhimmis have been avoiding the words Muslim, Islam and jihad for 1400 years. Only the most neutral words may be used to describe the jihad and the jihadists. "Gunmen", "militant," or some other soft word can be used, but never "jihadist".

After the reporting with "soft" words comes the next stage-blame the victims. Surely the Hindus and the others were slaughtered for good reasons. Hindu extremists must be involved. And the Muslims are poor in comparison to Hindus. So the Muslims must be being cheated in some social ill (Muslims are never responsible for any of their own suffering-at least, according to Muslims). And there is always some failure of American foreign policy. All of those things must have caused the poor "gunmen" to kill kafirs.

The next media stage is worrying about the poor Muslims who did not play an active role in the jihad. Here is a possible headline: Dirty Bomb Explodes in LA. Muslims worried about being stared at in grocery lines.

But the Muslims need not worry. Islam does not have any corporate guilt. What one Christian does affects all Christians. Every German shared the guilt for Hitler. But what a few wild and crazy Muslims do does not affect any other Muslim. Besides, the "gunmen" were not real Muslims.

The next stage is for the victims to call for dialogue and making plans to do better by ignoring the doctrine and history of Islam. There will be calls for understanding.

Chabad has called for Jews to do a mitzvah, an act of kindness, and to adhere more to their doctrine. But, notice that Chabad does not call for any action, such as learning about Islam's doctrine and history, which would help prevent another such attack.

And of course Islamic organizations will issue statements about how sorry they are that kafirs have been hurt and how Mohammed may have murdered all the kafirs who would not submit, but the jihad is not real Islam. Oh wait, they don't mention Mohammed's jihad.

But our media, intellectual and government guard dogs will never bark about Islam. Newsletters like this or any of the other articles written on the web only affect the web citizens who read this type of writing. The NY Times, CNN, the State Department or the universities are not going to change because a few stupid bigots on the web are not happy with them.

How can we make the guard dog bark? We must stop waiting for a big enough catastrophe to wake up our dogs. September 11 was not enough to wake up NBC.

We must form political units that work in unison. Our nation started with conventions. Kafirs must get together in forums, groups and conventions. Before any government goes to war against political Islam, it must be pressured to do so by its citizens. Any convention must form an intellectual basis for war. That is, it must define the enemy. It is the purpose of the enemy, Islam, to annihilate our kafir civilization. Islam's goal is to control all public speech, education, finance, laws, art, literature, entertainment, the media and customs.

After the enemy is formally defined, then we must train our dhimmi guard dogs. We must be confrontational, since a mitzvah won't do the job.

The only organization that seems potentially to be able to host such an event would be ACT for America. Professor Paul Eidelberg has a wonderful article on how such an event might be managed.

But our guard dogs will never bark until they are trained to do so.

Bill Warner

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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Who Is To Blame?

In two words: Karl Marx

Interview with Yaron Brook in NewsWeek

It's not easy being Alan Greenspan these days. As the former Federal Reserve chairman, he urged government regulators to take a light touch while banks like Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers buried themselves—and the economy more generally—under a mountain of debt. Now that his reputation is plummeting faster than the stock market, he's been forced to admit a "flaw" in his hands-off ideology.

Of course, things look entirely different to members of "free-market advocacy groups," as they like to be called. One such group is the Ayn Rand Institute, named after the matriarch of the movement, whose antigovernment and anti-regulation views are embodied in her best-selling novels "Atlas Shrugged" and "The Fountainhead." Indeed, Greenspan himself was a friend of Rand's, and a devotee of her extreme free-market philosophy, known as Objectivism. NEWSWEEK's Barrett Sheridan spoke with the head of the Ayn Rand Institute, Dr. Yaron Brook, about why he defends free markets while much of the rest of the world has turned away from them, and what he thinks of Greenspan today. Excerpts:

NEWSWEEK: Lack of regulation is being blamed for our current crisis, and free markets are in disrepute. Has Objectivism been dealt a deathblow?
Yaron Brook: No, not at all. From a public-relations perspective, it's been hurt. But in the long term there will be a backlash against what's going on in the markets today—the heavy government involvement, the nationalizations and the move toward socialism. If the free-market advocacy groups position themselves correctly, they can benefit from it.

How can they do that?
What we need to do is really make the case to the American people—and I think it's an easy case to make—that this is not a failure of free markets, this is not a failure of capitalism, but this is a failure of the exact opposite. It's a failure of the regulatory state. It's a failure of all the government policies of the last eight years. Actually, the last 95 years.

Why do you say the last 95 years?
I believe that the No. 1 cause of the current crisis is Federal Reserve policy. [The Federal Reserve was created in 1913.] The Federal Reserve, by necessity, creates economic problems; no matter how good a Federal Reserve chairman is, he's going to create cycles of booms and busts.

How did the Federal Reserve create today's mess?

The current crisis was caused by the housing bubble, and the primary cause of the housing bubble was the Federal Reserve keeping interest rates at 1 percent in 2003. They were asking people to borrow money, basically begging them. The financial problem we face today was a problem of overleverage, of too much debt—but that's exactly what Federal Reserve policy encouraged.

Continue reading in NewsWeek

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Without a free market we are simply fascists

That statement is true indeed - No matter what time and age controlled economy has resulted in chatastrophies, slaughters and utter failures.

From Times Online

When I consider the question of whether the free market corrodes moral character, I am forced to think very carefully. It is clear that the ferocious competition of interests and passions, the mad rule of money, and materialism as the measure of all things – in short, the free market, released from all rules and governed only by the greed of the most powerful – fatally corrodes our souls. This is what the great Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn thought at the end of his life.

This view was shared by the family of French thinkers of the 1930s called the “nonconformists”, which included Charles Péguy and a few others. They saw commodity exchange as a source of depersonalisation. It was also the thesis of an entire group of Christian (or simply spiritualist) thinkers who saw in the idea of the “free market” the death of moral values and the end of man’s faith and aspiration to the absolute.

It was also – and this should put us on alert – one of the main themes of fascism and one of the reasons the masses were seduced by it. “Stop materialism!” it was proclaimed. “Put an end to destructive individualism and the social atomisation against which fascism presents its good, safe, organic and natural communities!”

In short, watch out for the rule of “generalised equivalence” among human values (another term for the “market”), which the fascisms of every age have found anathema.

Well, the problem is actually more complicated than it seems. We cannot – we must not – declare, as if it were a definitive truth, that the market simply and only corrupts. Three corollaries must be added to this seemingly obvious common-sense contention. First, if the market corrupts, the various negations of the market corrupt absolutely. Look at fascism. And look at that other hatred of the market that preceded and followed it: communism. I doubt that anyone would posit communism as the fulfilment of character and soul for its victims or agents.

Second, if these corruptions must be ranked, it is patently obvious that the communist or the fascist corruption through the negation of the market is significantly deeper, deadlier and more irreparable than the first. That was obvious for fascism from the start and it eventually became obvious for communism too. I think back to the long journey I made through central and eastern Europe just after the fall of the Berlin Wall. I can still hear my Czech, Polish, Bulgarian, Hungarian and East German friends explaining to me that the communist era, those long decades in a society not at all governed by the rules of the market, had caused them, in their hearts and souls, to develop a certain number of vices, even defects – and that they themselves did not know how long it would take to get rid of them.

Consider, for example, the habit of acting irresponsibly – that is, the inability to take risks, even to make decisions. I vividly recall an East German engineer who seemed perfectly normal, a democrat in her soul and a dissident for years, but who burst into tears the day I asked her to lay out the itinerary for the day we would be spending together. “They taught me not to decide,” she said, between sobs. “It is like an amputation, an excision, as if they physically came in and corroded a section of my brain.” Imagine a deep selfishness with neither nuance nor recourse, much more radical than the self-interest of market societies. From the viewpoint of those who survived, that is the true balance sheet of communism. These are the proofs of corruption, of a corrosion of character, brought about by the actual absence of a free market.

Finally, a third corollary: because the free market develops the qualities of taking initiative and making decisions, because it places individuals into relationships with each other, because it is a regime that makes sense only if its subjects relate to one another, the free market remains a factor promoting socialisation, a means of connecting human beings, even of creating fraternity or, in any case, mutual recognition. Hence, it is the opposite of corruption. We should read Emmanuel Levinas on the question of money. He argued that, far from isolating and atomising individuals, money is, in fact, the medium of their interchange. And so it is necessary to conclude that there are good uses for the market, since it is one of the means that human beings have found to resist the all-out war of everyone against everyone else, diagnosed first by Hobbes and then by Freud.

Does the free market corrode moral character? Well, undoubtedly no. It even reinforces our moral defences, giving us the capacity to say no and to disagree. Naturally, this is on the condition that we willingly submit to the rules and refuse the temptation of the jungle and of untamed capitalism. The market, to borrow Winston Churchill’s famous phrase about democracy, is the worst solution, except for all the others.