Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Poisonous Peas in a Pod

The Chancellor was a terrorist
The Washington Examiner on April 24th, in its article, “Obama: Germany’s Merkel is right on refugee welcome,” reported President Barack Obama’s European musings on immigration:

President Obama says German Chancellor Angela Merkel is “on the right side of history” in how she has responded to the influx of thousands of Syrian refugees surging into Europe.

At a press conference Sunday, the president said he is “proud” of Merkel and the German people for their open-door policy of migrants fleeing violence and uncertainty in their home country.

“She is on the right side of history on this,” Obama said as he stood next to Merkel in Hannover, Germany. “And for her to take on some very tough politics in order to express not just a humanitarian concern but also a practical concern, that in this globalized world, it is very difficult for us to simply build walls.”

And now many Europeans are fleeing their home countries for points that do not welcome hordes of destructive and hostile Muslim barbarians who have boasted that Germany and other Western countries are “dead meat.”  Doors are opening all over the Continent. However, they are swinging doors that can snap back to strike Merkel harshly on her electoral derriere.

Obama again:

Obama’s praise comes after Merkel faced fallout in a referendum of sorts on her immigration policy. In last month’s state elections, Merkel’s party, the Christian Democrats, took a beating. An anti-immigration party made significant gains.

Obama has promised to admit 100,000 Syrian and Iraqi refugees into the U.S. this year. He faces pushback from Republicans who fear a possible security threat. GOP presidential candidates, like front-runner Donald Trump, have attacked Obama’s pledge to allow refugees into this country.

But it is not just a security threat in back of those concerns. The literal invasion of the U.S. by hordes of Muslims – especially Syrian, Iraqi, and Somalian Muslims – poses a cultural and political threat, as well. The introduction of so many hostile and assimilation-resistant Muslims is part and parcel of the Muslim Brotherhood’s overall plan to subvert the country from within, per the General Memorandum of 1991. The country can be rotted from within through demographics and an overall plan to perpetuate the welfare state.

The ideological symbiosis between Obama and Merkel is worth exploring. Obama and Merkel are political leaders determined to “remake” their countries in conformance with their mutual ideologies. Obama’s motivation has been repeatedly demonstrated to be rooted in an undiluted malevolence for America, one closely allied to his Alinsky/Communist agenda. He wants to swamp America and Western culture with hordes of people “of color” more amenable to the welfare state (at least, that is his premise) so that the demographics shift to perpetuate the welfare state, statism, and the Democratic grip on the country. He wants to create the “new American” who isn’t automatically “white.”

Dare, if you will, accuse Obama of racism, of racism by explicit policy and little disguised malice. Obama’s “resettlement” program, paid to Christian “charities” with tax dollars, is community-organizing along ethnic lines. It differs little from Merkel’s except in scale.

I am the "new American man"
Merkel is largely motivated by her East German Communist upbringing. Her Communist ideology is proof against all reason. The collapse of Soviet Russia in 1989-1991 with its East European satellites, including East Germany, left her in an ideological void, as an outlander. In her life, there was no “yearning to breathe free” of tyranny. Her desire and career path were to become a member of the East German Communist establishment. How could she “relate” to freedom? There was no way she could truly sympathize with what millions of East Germans wanted and what West Germans had enjoyed for decades. She could not “relate” to it without voluntarily undergoing a philosophical and moral sea change, in her politics and in herself. And that was not going to happen. She was in her mid-thirties when the Berlin Wall came down. Too much energy had been invested in pushing the collectivist line. The girl can’t help herself.

You can take the statist ideologue out of tyranny and place him in a relatively free political and social environment, but, after a certain age, you can't take the statist out of the person, together with a tenacious need and compulsion to control things and people. The ideologue isn’t going to be impressed or persuaded by the cornucopia of wealth available in a free country. He will enjoy them, and even extol them, but he will always stump for a “higher” purpose for living other than enjoying life.

Merkel’s grand design is to fabricate the “new German man” who will be of the old stock of Germans somehow amalgamated with immigrant Muslims. Germans are proving highly resistant to the shotgun marriage.

On April 12, 1961, Yuri Gagarin’s historic spaceflight shook the world, sending enthusiastic crowds of Soviet citizens onto the streets to celebrate. Just a few months later, the Twenty-Second Congress adopted new Communist Party program, which set the goal of building the foundations of communism in the Soviet Union by 1980. This all-out drive toward communism had two crucial components: the construction of a material and technical basis of communism, and the development of the “new Soviet man” – “a harmonic combination of rich spirituality, moral purity, and physical perfection.” Who better than Gagarin to embody this new ideological construct? From “New Soviet Man: Inside Machine: Human Engineering, Spacecraft Design, and the Construction of Communism.” Science, Technology and Society Program, E51-185, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139; April 2005)

From the October Soviet coup d’├ętat of the Provisional government to the wheezy collapse of the Soviet Union in December 1991, Soviet citizens and East Europeans were indoctrinated on the vision of the “new Soviet Man.” He was a creature who would mindlessly fit into Communist ideology and be in every way compatible with it, not only in space, but on the ground in industry and agriculture and economic regulation. He would be “programmed” to make Communism be his only motivation, to help to make it work, and be instilled to labor ceaselessly to advance the triumph of Communism in Russia and everywhere else.

Reuters reported in August 2015 on the mass immigration into Germany:

The number of immigrants living in Germany rose by 3.7 percent last year to a record high of 11 million and a fifth of the population is of migrant background, the Federal statistics Office said on Monday.

The figures highlight Germany’s growing reliance on foreign-born workers to drive its powerhouse economy, Europe’s largest, as well as its acceptance of hundreds of thousands of refugees. Many of the immigrants came from other European Union countries, such as Poland, Romania, Italy, Bulgaria, and Hungary.

Last year, the number of people living in Germany of a migrant background had risen by around 1.5 million, or 10 percent, from 2011. The native population – excluding people of a migrant background – fell by 1.4 percent.

Poles, Romanians, and Hungarians might assimilate into Germany enough to be taken for Germans, and perhaps even “feel” German. But Muslims have proven relentlessly over time to resist becoming “German,” that is, to not surrender their Islamic identities, but who, not so ironically, expect their host countries to adapt and defer to Islam. Second generation Muslim immigrants, particularly Turks, are not the “new German men.” They are in the vanguard of Muslim activism and even terrorism. The only thing Muslims are busy doing is preying on European women, harassing European men, hanging around in refugee and asylum centers, trashing private property seized by the government to house “refugees,” and perhaps doing a little dope business on the side to supplement their welfare state handouts.

About those rape statistics in Germany and Scandinavia, one must ask oneself: Are Muslim women so unattractive that they are not the usual victims of Muslim rapes?  Well, it might have something to do with their Islamic dress, which is to make them as unalluring as possible.

Refugees and asylum seekers coming to your town
But Merkel, to Obama’s applause and pats on the back, sees the barbarians as the “new Germans.” They will become the new “workforce” of Germany.  Walid Shoebat and others disagree vehemately and pointedly.

German Municipalities estimates that just two percent of Muslim refugees in the rehabilitation program are ready to take a job. “You are not ready to work.” The stamp is the vast majority of refugees by the municipalities. Daniel Greenfield, in his article The Death of Europe, said: “The Muslim migrants are meant to be the retirement plan for an aging Europe. But the Mohammed retirement plan won’t save European Socialism. It will bury it.” Politiken: The figures cover refugees who have been granted asylum in Denmark and 31 in December were doing an integration program in a municipality. The refugees receive either cash or integration performance.

Merkel also wants more propaganda spread through Africa inviting the diseased beggars there to come to Germany and learn a trade. Good luck with that. What Europe and America needs, in addition to “resettled” ISIS fighters, are the killers of Boko Haram and Al-Shabaab planted in our midst.

The retirement plan that Islam has in store for Europe is to end Europe by invitation from Merkel and her political ilk elsewhere on the Continent. Islam is in Europe. And Europe is now a satrap of Islam.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Chomsky at the Bit

Fast on the heels of publishing “And the World Was Made Right” (Rule of Reason, April 23), which has had an incredible and positive response from many quarters, I happened to read Cliff Kincaid’s review of Michael Walsh’s The Devil’s Pleasure Palace: The Cult of Critical Theory and the Subversion of the West on AIM’s site (Accuracy in Media). The review is titled “Defunding the Marxist Madrassas.”
Mortar boards on freshly minted flatheads

Kincaid’s review of the Walsh book opens with some richly deserved swipes at Noam Chomsky, the MIT professor of everything under the sun. For decades, the name, “Noam Chomsky,” for me, at least, has evoked the image of a leftist college professor instructing his student victims to “thoroughly chew” his latest theory – say, of Cognitive closure, or of Psychological nativism, or of Recursion in language -- until they can memorize it and recite it back to him verbatim (preferably in a choral mode). That is, after all, the nature of an Islamic madrassa – to memorize – not to understand or critique the Koran and other Islamic texts – until one’s mind is completely subverted by masses of illogic and non sequiturs and one is no longer able to think. Once one has memorized by rote every little comma, simile, and metaphor of the Koran, one is ready to join the Taliban (Islamic students) to kill and terrorize.

And that is, more or less, what American students of Chomsky (and students of his ilk elsewhere in academia) to go out and do: become activists for Socialism, Social Justice, to Occupy Wall Street, occupy your home, occupy your business, and become the snowflakes for “safe places” and the hoarse hollerers for women’s restrooms being open to transgenders and LGBTs of every stripe. And also become advocates and demonstrators for Muslim immigration and trigger-warning sensitive freshmen.

Noam Chomsky, a Marxist professor who says he has been at MIT for 65 years, maintains that we need a new economic system. He has endorsed something called “the next system,” which is supposed to replace free enterprise capitalism. My counter-proposal is for a “next system” to replace Chomsky and other Marxists in academia. My old friend, “Jimmy from Brooklyn,” a legendary anti-communist, says what we need is the defunding of the “Marxist Madrassas,” otherwise known as college and universities.

The “next system” appears to be the total collectivization of the country, and especially of the realm of education. Here, at Alternet, is Chomsky caught with his socialist pants down:

An initial signatory to the Next System statement, Chomsky explores the connections between culture, mass movements, and economic experiments—which in “mutually reinforcing” interaction, may build toward a next system more quickly than you may think. 

Next System Project: As the Next System Project engages in dozens of university campus-based teach-ins across the country, what do you think of such approaches to engaging campus communities in deep, critical inquiry—can they help transform our society?

Doubtless Chomsky applauds Bernie Sanders, the socialist presidential candidate. But perhaps he instead regards Sanders as a doddering, buffoonish, semi-senile old fool suffering from genuine cognitive closure. That would be a fair assessment of the failure in carpentry.

And here is statement by “the next system,” a statement that dances around the term “socialism” and is an instance of sociological puffery:

We are at or near the bottom among advanced democracies across a score of key indicators of national well-being—including relative poverty, inequality, education, social mobility, health, environment, militarization, democracy, and more.

We have fundamental problems because of fundamental flaws in our economic and political system. The crisis now unfolding in so many ways across our country amounts to a systemic crisis.

Today’s political economic system is not programmed to secure the wellbeing of people, place and planet. Instead, its priorities are corporate profits, the growth of GDP, and the projection of national power.

Large-scale system change is needed but has until recently been constrained by a continuing lack of imagination concerning social, economic and political alternatives. There are alternatives that can lead to the systemic change we need.

Kincaid goes on:

Of course, Chomsky does not want to replace the system that pays his salary and provides a platform for his Marxism. A real alternative to the current economic system would take the taxpayers off the hook for subsidizing state colleges and universities that keep Marxists like Chomsky on the payroll and undermine traditional values.

It is said that Chomsky is a “philosopher, linguist, and social critic.” Whatever this means, it looks like he has more time to spout his Marxism than to teach his students anything worthwhile. Perhaps that is his intention. By failing to educate students in practical skills useful for real jobs, he leaves them hopeless and despondent about the system that he wants them to replace. His students are his cannon fodder for “the next system,” which is supposed to be brought into being by students who are turned into activists through brainwashing sessions organized by the likes of Chomsky.

Michael Walsh, as Kincaid reveals, offers a truly radical solution to today’s college “crisis” and the unimaginable debt assumed by college students and by the taxpayer: scrap the Ivy Leagues, state colleges, and community colleges, put the Marxists out of work, and patronize the plethora of existing and future online universities each of which would offer tuition costs infinitesimally lower than the standard costs of about $20,000 per year.

Average, semi-literate college student,
now smothered in Federal kudzu debt

Michael Walsh is the latest to document the influence of cultural Marxism in academia and American society at large. His book, The Devil’s Pleasure Palace: The Cult of Critical Theory and the Subversion of the West, examines how American institutions have been taken over by the likes of Chomsky. The solution, however, cannot rest simply with exposure or even reform. The cultural Marxists will not cede power over the minds of the young. Instead, the solution is to establish new institutions that attract parents and young people to educational alternatives which promise marketable skills and jobs in the real economy.

Those alternatives are usually grouped under the rubric of online learning. These low-cost alternatives to brick-and-mortar colleges and universities can also address another pressing problem for many young people—massive college debt through federal loans that in 40 percent of the cases are not repaid. The current federal student loan debt stands at a staggering $1.2 trillion. The current system is unsustainable.

It is unfortunately true that many of these online or vocational schools are already in hock to or dependent on federal and government financing schemes for their students (such as Kaplan and ECPI). The ultimate solution is to get the government out of education altogether.

Writes Kincaid:

Judging by the success of Sanders in the presidential race, it would appear that the real crisis is that higher education has failed to prepare young people for the future and has instead left them struggling to pay tens of billions of dollars in student loan debt. However, those turning out for Sanders have been led to believe that more taxes and debt are the solution. This approach leaves Marxists like Chomsky, still ensconced in academia, agitating for the “next system” of socialism that will leave young people even more hopeless.

Even if their debts are “forgiven,” and the federal debt monkey is off their backs, most of these students will be ill-prepared to live independent, productive lives in the real world. Kincaid writes:

This process of subversion has been going on too long to hope for reform of the academic institutions that have been captured and rotted from within. We need to defund those that already exist, and create new institutions to replace those in the hands of the cultural Marxists. Some of them are online structures such as Amberton University and Western Governors University.

My friend “Jimmy from Brooklyn” says we need to go further, in regard to existing colleges and universities, and demand a “separation of Marx and state,” so that affirmative action for conservative professors can be implemented to strive for some sort of equality and real “diversity.”

Michael Walsh’s The Devil’s Pleasure Palace is a must read for anyone who is concerned about the costs and the direction of higher education. Today, in America, “higher” education more often than not means brainwashing on psychedelic drugs of the Marxist kind.
Academics like Noam Chomsky should be put out to pasture with Bernie Sanders before he destroys more minds.  

The Devil’s Pleasure Palace: The Cult of Critical Theory and the Subversion of the West, by Michael Walsh. Jackson, TN: Encounter Books, 2015.  280 pp.