“..in searching for a common enemy to unite us…”

[ed. 6 August 2010 – commentary added]
Two quotes to consider, and then some references, and then my basic comments. Additional points are made at http://kali-yuga.org/?p=1273.

Quote 1. Source: -George Orwell, in 1984
…The rocket bombs which fell daily on London were probably fired by the Government of Oceania itself, just to keep people frightened…

Quote 2. Source: The Club of Rome Report – The First Global Revolution: A Report to the Club of Romeby Alexander King and Bertrand Schneider. Page 75.

“The common enemy of humanity is man..

In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill. All these dangers are caused by human intervention, and it is only through changed attitudes and behavior that they can be overcome.The real enemy then, is humanity itself.”
(Note – the wording differs slightly between the 1991 and 1993 editions)

Quote 2 variant: Page 75, Chapter “The Vacuum”

The common enemy of humanity is Man.

In searching for a common enemy against whom we can unite, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like, would fit the bill. In their totality and their interactions these phenomena do constitute a common threat which must be confronted by everyone together. But in designating these dangers as the enemy, we fall into the trap, which we have already warned readers about, namely mistaking symptoms for causes. All these dangers are caused by human intervention in natural processes, and it is only through changed attitudes and behaviour that they can be overcome. The real enemy then is humanity itself.”

Those seeking more information on The Club of Rome, should find the following links helpful. There are many other resources, of varying degrees of objectivity (as if Wikipedia was an objective source) but the following should be helpful.

Wikipedia’s entry on The Club of Rome: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Club_of_Rome

-Alexander King, at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_King_(scientist)

-Aurelio_Peccei, at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurelio_Peccei

The Club of Rome itself: http://www.clubofrome.org/eng/new_path/

And now, my comments – this is simple folks, distance yourself from the emotion of the matter to see clearly:

I agree in spirit with the need for greater environmental stewardship and sustainability – our civilization wastes an incredible amount of energy and materials. This will catch up with us.

However the entire climate change discourse, as a discourse, is a hoax, though one largely believed in by the mass of both sides – those believing in anthropogenic climate change and those rejecting it.

My basic point is this – the idea of a general trend, in anthropogenic Global Warming, as seen in the temperature data collected, could actually, possibly, be correct. It could also be incorrect, but either way it doesn’t matter, because either way we are still dealing with a hoax.

What’s more important to us is the rhetorical use of this theme, anthropogenic Global Warming, or Climate Change, used in the media, and by policy makers. This is actually more important to us than the actual facts. Climate Change discourse fits an Orwellian mold perfectly – it is essentially FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt).

It matters not whether or not there has been an overall increase in measured average global temperatures – as caused by human actions – the anthropogenic Global Warming/Climate Change hypothesis.

And it matters not whether or not there has been – as some of the Climate Change skeptics, so-called “Global Warming Deniers” assert – an overall decline in average global temperatures, e.g. Global cooling.

It is the discourse itself, on Climate Change, on both the Left and Right, which is stilted in such a way as to be the perfect hoax.

Read that again with care, I said the discourse. A discourse is independent of the facts discoursed. The hoax lies in the discourse itself, there could also be a hoax in the factual situation as well, but let’s focus on one thing at a time.

It matters not whether either phenomenon exists, in the past or present, or has quickened, slowed down, or ceased. The rhetorical and propagandist use of the theme is alone what concerns us.

As my friend Khalid Bey likes to point out, there is one tell tale sign of a perfect hoax – not only non falsifiability, but non verifiability. If data verifying or denying a thesis is kept closed, selectively released, if private discussions are made public regarding proposals to alter such data, “fudging” for any reason whatsoever, this shows that the discourse is only secondarily about science, and primarily about political or ideological agendas, and hence enters into the realm of emotions and rhetoric.

The anthropogenic Global Warming thesis could be factually correct based on the data recovered and yet the whole discourse still simply be a fraud.

This is counter-intuitive, most people are accustomed to thinking of a fraud in either or categories, true or false. Things are not this simple, which no doubt facilitates fraud greatly.

I will explore this theme in more depth shortly, for now just mull over that possibility.


Nelson Slater, of Lou Reed and Wild Angel fame, coming out with a new record

Underground rock aficionados know the name Nelson Slater. Born in Canada, and an integral part of Cincinnati’s music scene, Nelson has played with a number of Rock’s most innovative artists.

Decades ago Slater was a close friend of Lou Reed, and the two collaborated not only in studio on Reed’s material, but the two also put out some interesting material together under the name “Two Boy Army”. Reed also produced Slater’s independent debut “Wild Angel”. Long out of print, Wild Angel is a rather rare, expensive, and interesting pick for LP collectors.

One is liable to meet him around Southern Ohio, walking his mixed Cyotte dog, or hanging out in local haunts. The man has a deceptively youthful look, tall, lean, with a leather jacket he has an almost Bowie’esque air to him. Few Rock fans know that Nelson Slater has also written hundreds of songs in multiple genres, particularly R & B and Rock, going as far back as the 1950’s and some of his songs have been played by music giants like James Brown. He’s personally known, inspired, and befriended hundreds of artists, including Jello Biafra before the Dead Kennedys were even the Dead Kennedys.

Slater’s been sort of lost to the larger music world for decades, but few realized that he has continually made music in and out of several projects over the years, and occasionally plays through Ohio, fronting various project brainchildren of his, such as Steam Age Time Giant.

Well I had the good fortune to hear a few master cuts of his new LP and CD, being put out by his own Are and Be Records, and let me say. This is some great stuff. His material definitely has a steady rock vibe to it, but there is a quirky eccentricity to his arrangements and vocals. There are definitely some critics who just “don’t get it” on this point. Much in the spirit of Tom Waits, or Nick Cave, there is a deeply experimental edge to Slater’s vocals. There is real art to what Slater’s doing. But it may be art inaccessible to a superficial listening. Pieces are layered, with a soulful almost funky vibe pervading it. It is Rock, no doubt, but Rock reaching back to it’s Rhythm and Blues roots, with an eccentric playful twist.

I’m not sure of what the final title of these tracks will be, but I look forward to seeing the finished product. And if I have the case together, I’m definitely going to try to score one of the Vinyl LP’s.

Nelson Slater can be found on MySpace, Facebook, and the Web home for Are and Be Records.


Linkage Fun: Monday 10/19/09

Self-help ‘makes you feel worse’
(yeah… someone tell tony robbins)

David Deida on Sexual Polarity

‘Sex chip’ being developed by scientists

Massachusetts Police Get Black Uniforms to Instill Sense of ‘Fear’

Chinese crew used beer bottles to fight off pirates

“Mobile phones expose human habits ”

Oops. We overlooked 193,000 square miles of ice

Baxter admits flu product contained live bird flu virus

Bill Gates Unleashes Swarm of Mosquitoes on Crowd

Gates Foundation: The Ethics of Funding Mosquito “Flying Syringes”

UN Complicit in Forced Sterilizations

UNFPA: A Runaway Agency

Militarized Police Celebrate Killing Americans

Men the weaker sex? Evolution is being distorted by pollution

NSA Had Access Built into Microsoft Windows

Quotes for Friday 10/16/09.

“He who busies himself with things other than improvement of his own self becomes perplexed in darkness and entangled in ruin.
-Ali ibn Abi Talib

“Life is war!”
– Albin Julius, of Der Blutharsch

“Lack of virile men, rather than excessive ambition among women, is to blame for feminism. Merely phallic men are the slaves of chthonic forces.”
– Julius Evola

“I would define paleomasculinity as a collective and personal sense of manhood that is grounded in history and derived from forebears, kin, and culture. A pre-feminist understanding of what it means to be a man, and a conservative resistance to re-definition of manhood based temporary circumstances.

The (feminist) New Man believes that we are not men, but merely people. He believes that manhood is of marginal significance in the modern world, that gender roles are outdated and unnecessary. He believes that men and women should be treated equally, and that—reproductive plumbing and a few physical differences aside—men and women are basically the same.

The (anti-feminist) PaleoMan finds meaning and worth in historical masculine ideals. He believes that men and women are significantly different, and that society works better when men and women work together, filling different roles.”
Jack Donovan on Paleo-Masculinity. A neologism, but an interesting one.

“Women are not stupid, but they were not clever enough to realise that feminism did not bring freedom, but the opposite.”
Michel Houllebecq

What to to with a Wounded Cock

Disclaimer: It needs to be stated that while this method has proven personally effective, this blog’s author is not a medical doctor, and cannot be held liable for any possible side effect of this treatment. Use common sense, maintain a reasonable level of personal hygiene, and you may also find the method effective.

There comes a time in a man’s life, in which his member may suffer a wound, injury, or hurt breaking his manly tool’s skin.

I will not entertain snickers, or chortles on this matter. Suffice to say, it can, and does, happens. And some maturity is called for, in addressing the point.

Injuries involving extreme bends – by whatever embarrassing means through which they occur – are best iced down immediately. Medical care should be sought at once. It is possible to, well, break the thing in such a way that it’s shape is permanently affected.

As for cuts, sores, and actual wounds, it has been found, from experience, that the application of raw honey to wounds on or under the head of the cock is a very effective aid to healing.

Sores, cuts, and abrasions may be healed in this way.

You want to use Raw Honey, the kind easily bought from a Health Food store, or posh suburban over-prices “conscious grocery” like Wild Oats, or similar establishments.

Apply once a day, in the morning. If one is circumcised it may be necessary to affix some gauze to keep it in place. Be gentle. Of course, in the course of attending to the body’s daily necessities, one may end up rinsing it off. This is ok. Simply apply it again before going to bed.

Doubtlessly due to the ample blood supply of the area, it has been found that healing often occurs in a few days.

Do not use Neosporin. It will cause irritation. Strangely enough, pharmacy generic Neosporin-like ointments seem to be less irritating. This too is not conjecture, and also has been found from experience. No more shall be said on the matter.