Posts Tagged ‘Socialism’
China Rising

“China is a sleeping giant. Let her sleep, for when she wakes she will move the world.” Napoleon Bonaparte

China is sowing the seeds of its own stagnation:

  • President Xi Jinping removing term limits
  • The one child policy induced decline in the workforce
  • The longer-term consequences of its negative return infrastructure led growth.
  • The censorship of thought is creativity crushing, free thinkers will think freely.

China has clearly awoken and is moving the world. Unfortunately in doing so it is also ushering in new models of despotism. Ones which enable democracies to transition to tyrannies with minimal fuss:

China said it will begin applying its so-called social credit system to flights and trains and stop people who have committed misdeeds from taking such transport for up to a year.

Twitter, Facebook and Google are already embracing authoritarianism and crushing free speech. Big business and government working hand in hand to steer the masses. What does that remind you of? Fascism is alive and well and its foundations are being built by our technology companies and their academic ideological enablers. Technology enabled fascist national socialism will be as damaging as international socialism has repeatedly proven to be.

The benevolent dictator model is great, as long as the dictator is great. Lee Kuan Yew is perhaps the best example, but for every Lee Kuan Yew there are multiple Mugabe’s. Democracies elect incompetents, but they also constrain how much damage they can do. The intensity and duration of the damage done by despots’ dwarfs that of elected leaders. Over the long term democratic systems trump despotic ones. Something the EU ought to have taken into account as it designed its undemocratic governing systems.

Deng Xiaoping learned from Lee Kuan Yew’s example in Singapore. He transformed China. China may have another good or even great leader in Xi Jinping. Removing his term limit is, to my mind, an ominous sign. Better to be further embedding a culture of peaceful regular and regulated transition.

Better also if the institutions of Western Civilisation propagated an understanding and appreciation of the building blocks its way of life, of progress and prosperity. These act as an immune system to repel destructive ideologies. Political correctness has much to answer for.

 
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.

 
For the Greater Good

Oh, the progressive left and their charnel houses. They’re so sanctimonious with their cry “it’s for the greater good, only a foul heartless monster could oppose it”. After all, what’s an individual or group of individuals worth compared to the good of everyone forever? How can we let the Kulaks or capitalist class stand in the way of equality, of an end to the exploitation of man by man?

Jesse nails so much with this post. While it is not for the faint hearted, it should never be forgotten. But it also must be understood. We must see through the Orwellian newspeak of the chattering classes.

The left accuses others of its own sins. It calls black white and good evil. Not for nothing have they persuaded many that discrimination and judgement and wrong. Good riddens to good judgement and the ability to discriminate between right and wrong. Better by far if people just do as they are told, by their progressive left masters.

Hand in hand with the assaults on reason and the Western civilization way is the jihad against free speech. A willingness to speak out and say what you think is verboten. Doing so could undermine their politically correct nostrums. Better to make it illegal on the grounds it might offend someone or make them feel discriminated against.

The left are evil. They advocate ideologies which inevitably lead to mass murder and misery.