Category: Security
Clash of civilisations

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Osama bin Laden predicted the United States would break up. The measures and expense of the “security” state and the eternal war are certainly causing tension. Samuel Huntington’s The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order seems to be on the mark. The Western, Turkish, Persian, Chinese, Russian and Hispanic civilizations are all generating friction with their neighbors.

“”Ramos took an unusual tack, pivoting from talk of diversity and togetherness into boasts of conquest. Mass immigration, particularly illegal immigration, was a fait accompli. There is nothing the U.S. can do about it, and they must accept that America is “not their” country and that illegal aliens, particularly Latinos, “are not going to leave,””

The US is traditionally a society of citizens living under the rule of law, as opposed to the rule of a king, despot or tyrant. It was not race or religion based, but incorporated a state of mind. The melting pot ensured continuity of their different perspective through time. The ending of assimilation and increased emphasizing of difference have weakened the glue which bound the society. Recent history will have encouraged views like these:

A 2013 poll found that 66 percent of Mexicans believe the U.S. government has no right to limit immigration, while 52 percent said Mexicans have a right to be in the United States. Another 88 percent said it is fine to enter the U.S. illegally if one needs money. Over half, 56 percent, said they had friends or family who tried to immigrate to the U.S. illegally.”

Attempts to remake the world order to remove the role of States with the right to enforce their boarders is not without popular appeal. As utopian visions go, it is probably no more far fetched than those of Marx, Hitler or even Charles Fourier. The split between the national and international socialists was heated and bloody. Both had state sponsors. The internationalists Russian state sponsor won the war against the national socialists. Socialists have defined themselves as having an internationalist perspective ever since. Global dominance is nothing, if not international in nature. States, be they socialist or otherwise, cannot be allowed to stand in the way of the inevitable glorious socialist future.

I’ve labeled their vision utopian. Like other central communist tenets it contradicts fundamental aspects of human nature. We evolved as tribal creatures. We will form tribes. They can be based on race, religion, ideology, geography, sport, hobby or basically anything which we have in common with some and not others. The internet has greatly expanded the range of possibilities. The current US unrest may prove to be the tip of the iceberg.

 
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NSA surveillance, wiretapping and its impact on culture and country

“The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of the citizens in a democracy” Montesquieu

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      • Remember way back when Janet Napolitano and DHS listed conservatives, pro-lifers, ex vets, Christians as potential terrorists. Did that enable NSA to target and scrutinize the phone and computer data of people associated with those groups? Is a great question, inspired by a great post:

Obama represents the counterculture of the 1960s. The part that hated the culture and the institutions of the country. They are the ones who spit on Viet Nam vets as they came home, and chanted “Ho, Ho, Ho Chi Min, the Viet Cong are going to win” as they rioted for a communist victory in Viet Nam.

They didn’t like America. And they went on a long march through the institutions they own today: academia, the media, the press, the “permanent” government.

Pushing back, the rest of the country became more reflexively more pro-country. But that is changing thanks to the Obama administration. Now that the hard core cadres of the Left have captured the Presidency, the patriotism of the Country Class may be turning…. love is reciprocated with hate, there is a reaction…..

My admiration for law enforcement, for the military, for teachers, for trust in the basic justice of the government is disappearing. I may soon end up as part of the NEW American counterculture. After all, if the country under Obama represent the dominant culture, then those of us who were once patriots will now become what they once were.

On Reality, America and the world today

“When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.” Frederic Bastiat

 
How To Get Anything Through TSA Scanners

A video showing How To Get Anything Through TSA Nude Body Scanners. While the focus of reporting against the airport transport scanners is in the US, the problem is broader. Even Australia is introducing them. What a total waste of money, worse than a waste. They will do actual harm. They take money away from better uses and then uses it to harm us. All the while undermining our liberty and instilling a habit of accepting wanton intrusion and molestation by the state.

Reporting on airport scanners is focused on America because their cultural affinity with freedom is stronger than most other places. But the TSA is a direct assault on this component of their cultural capital. Fortunately many in the US still recognizes this. Most of the rest of the Anglo-sphere has long forgotten what made them strong. They have progressed far down a politically correct path paved with good intentions. Much of Europe is also well advanced. But reality is breaking in. It just takes time. Once the politically correct walls are breached much will be swept away in a torrent of reality. As with Madoff, the money is gone. As they say with MF Global, the money just dissapeared. When reality bursts in nothing will be able to put our Humpty Dumpty crony capitalist social welfare state system back together again.