[UnHerd] For Junger, prayer is powerful magic, an efficacious antidote to modernity: "It possesses a conductive power." Without prayer, "our freedom of will and powers of resistance diminish; the appeal of demonic powers becomes more compelling, and its imperatives more terrible."
Junger’s reference to demonic power is here entirely literal. As the years pass, he begins to view Hitler — who he codenames "Kniébolo"— not as a malicious charlatan who has perverted his conservative revolution but as a genuinely demonic figure, possessing a "a certain diabolical greatness" that is "elemental, infernal" and who "feeds" on the forces unleashed by modernity in a way the "liberal intelligentsia" are incapable of understanding. "In their innermost inclinations," Junger observes, "minds like Kniébolo’s are bent on the most comprehensive homicide possible. They seem to belong to a world of corpses that they want to populate — they find the stench of the slain pleasant."
At the height of the war, while the Holocaust was a marginal concern of the Allies, Junger would return again and again to "these atrocities perpetrated against the Jews, which enrage the cosmos against us". The Nazi leadership are "demonic powers" channeling occult forces: "these people are probing the planet, and the fact that they choose the Jews as their primary victims cannot be a coincidence," he writes, "Their highest-ranking executioners have a kind of uncanny clairvoyance that is not the product of intelligence but of demonic inspiration. At every crossroads, they will find the direction that leads to greater destruction." Of Hitler, Junger writes that "I sometimes have the impression that the world spirit has chosen him in a subtle way. There are secrets here that other tribes will never comprehend."
[The Federalist] The last several years can be viewed as a testament to the remarkable strategic power the woke left wields. The speed at which absurd ideas have been thrust into the limelight by vested media and a wide array of well-financed academics and non-profits is both startling and impressive.
Not long ago, it would’ve been unimaginable that a seven-year-old boy’s innocent preference for Polly Pockets over Power Rangers would find its tragic end in puberty blockers, chemical castration, and 15 minutes of fame on Snapchat’s explore page.
Calling this abuse doesn’t encapsulate the full extent of the damage. It is a culturally bolstered, politically incentivized mass grooming campaign with a disturbing history. Even worse, this all may be eclipsed by a much darker future should it continue unabated.
The push for childhood transgenderism is predicated on a perverse and extreme individualistic sentiment, specifically that children’s rights as individuals imply an autonomous ability to make irreversible decisions regarding their health, rather than require protection from parents and a culture that fend off all that endangers the most vulnerable.
The dangerous claim that children can meaningfully consent to puberty blockers, hormone replacement therapy, or genital mutilation is, besides itself being deeply harmful, also leading our society down a sinister path towards accepting pedophilia. Here’s how.
Here's a 3-part podcast about the left's obsession with normalizing pedophilia. It's long because it needs a lot of explanation. But when you finish you will be spiritually armed to resist this great evil.
I bet the polygamists and pedophiles are upset the transgenders cut ahead in line after Gay Marriage was finally accepted. Necrophilia enthusiasts patiently wait in their crypts for their turn knowing society has to be close to the very end before they gain acceptance.
[Townhall] Among the many unbridgeable divides between Americans is a completely antithetical view of mask wearing. On one side are those who wear masks almost everywhere outside their homes and who demand that others do so, including young children in class and on outdoor playgrounds, and 2-year-olds on airplanes.
On the other side are those who only wear a mask where they are punished for not doing so (most obviously, airplanes). They regard masks as essentially pacifiers for adults.
Generally speaking, these two groups have disdain for each other.
Why the pro-mask half of America holds the anti-mask half in contempt needs little explanation. They believe anti-mask Americans are putting others in grave danger. Pro-maskers believe that even children who do not wear masks put their own lives and the lives of other children and teachers at risk.
If the only problem with the pro-mask position were that it negates science, it would only be harmless nonsense.
Seriously, are we really in a "Wag the Dog" scenario? Because it seems to have too many benefits for all concerned and no real shooting.
USA - Biden Handlers are getting massive amounts of Media deflection from their Liberal Tinkle-Poor handling of the Economy and Covid-19. A staged face off between Biden-Putin makes both look like stronger world leaders.
Plus, maybe some help with the 2022 midterms, that is looking like a collection of steaming fresh Cow Paddies.
Russia - Putin gets to re-enforce his viral strong imagine. Promote "Russia's Rise in the East". Able to face off, or down the USA as an equal or superior world leader.
Ukraine - As we have read, the Biden Family (and staff) has pocketed over $30M from various Ukraine sources in the last 12+/- years. It likely knows Biden is not about to start a War. But neither do they want political blood to flow either. The current leadership gets to look strong rattling its sword.
All while keeping a USA/EU paths open for many economic ventures.
It's multi-faceted. Of course Biden desperately needs a foreign military adventure to stave off his horribly poor approval ratings. The globalists want to wipe out Russia once and for all, and smash it into small states that will be easily assimilated. The corrupt DC mandarins want to cash in. It's win-win for everyone.
Well, except the American people, of course. We get to pay for it and do all the dying. Not that the DC factions give a shit about us.
/\ Not that the DC factions give a shit about us.
Correct, the Deep State oligarchs will board their Gulfstreams will find safe refuge while the crowded, crime filled urban centers become ash heaps. When peace finally arrives, the culling will have been completed. All vestiges and monuments to the old order will have been vaporized.
If this is they picked a stupid scenario. All this does is remind everybody how inept the withdrawal from Afghanistan was. Much better to come in strong on a drug gang or human trafficking operation to (a) make your open border chaos seem no so bad (b) provide an enemy you can defeat, and if you don't defeat nobody will really know (c) Provide an enemy you can beat with a weekend bombing run without troops on the ground (except maybe guys with laser sites) (d) provide an enemy nobody will support. Just arrange to ensure no media is around to show collateral damage.
If that doesn't work go after Somali pirates so our navy can show off, or even pick a 3rd world nation claiming some bits of international waters and provoke them.
You don't pick the world leader with nukes, a serious military that has some recent experience in the area, and a tactical mind that can run circles around the children helping gramps in the White House. Certainly not while your top Generals are deciding what colors to bedazzle the new non-gender specific uniforms with.
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[REGNUM] On November 30, 1917, French Foreign Minister Stéphane Pichon submitted a note in which he proposed to take immediate measures to expand control over the former Russian Empire, first of all, it was proposed to take measures in order to put the Vladivostok-Moscow railway under control and begin its operation . Since the beginning of 1918, the allies have been paying more and more attention to the possessions of the former ally.
On February 21, American Ambassador David Rowland Francis suggested that the United States occupy Vladivostok, and transfer Murmansk and Arkhangelsk under the occupation of England and France.
BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s refusal to join other NATO members in providing weapons to Ukraine has annoyed some allies and raised questions about Berlin’s resolve in standing up to Russia.
The issue rose to the fore over the weekend following a report that Berlin had gone so far as to block Estonia from supplying old German howitzers to Kyiv to help defend itself against Russian troops massing near the Ukrainian the border.
Germany’s stance on arms supplies does "not correspond to the level of our relations and the current security situation," Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said on Twitter.
Speaking to reporters Monday in Berlin, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz denied a decision had been made on the howitzers and insisted that his country stands with its NATO and European Union allies in opposing any Russian incursion into Ukraine.
"Should this situation occur, we will jointly act," he told reporters. "There would be a high price."
Still, while Germany would continue to provide help to Ukraine, there would be one exception, he said: "We don’t provide any lethal weapons." "just non-lethal weapons, like protest signs, but definitely NOT mean tweets"
That stance, criticized in Kyiv and — less loudly — in Washington and London, has caused consternation among some in Germany who worry that their country may not be considered a reliable partner.
[Breitbart] Monday, during Hugh Hewitt’s nationally syndicated radio broadcast, Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) reacted to the ongoing heightened situation between Russia and Ukraine, which some are suggesting will end with Russia invading Ukraine.
Hewitt asked the Nebraska lawmaker to react to Germany’s efforts to block aid to Ukraine and asked if that was a sign Germany had left NATO.
"[H]as Germany effectively left NATO?" Hewitt asked. "And I am deadly serious. If they are preventing overflights of British supplies to Ukraine, and they’re refusing to allow the Baltic states to send the mortars that Germany sold them to Ukraine, they are effectively returning to the position of Central Europe arbitrator between Russia and the West. They have left NATO, I believe."
"It certainly feels in a de facto way, maybe not a de jure way, but in a de facto way, it feels like Germany has tried to move to a pre-NATO time in history," Sasse responded. "And obviously, that’s a terrible time. I mean, the American people have not been brought along. It’s a failure of leadership. And we’re, you know, we’re three straight administrations into people undermining NATO. But now, we’re at a place where NATO clearly isn’t what it was and what it should be, and it feels like Germany’s act in the last days and week sure feel like an abandonment of NATO in reality."
Fiona Hill today:
"...this saga could indeed mark the beginning of the end of America’s military presence in Europe."
So be it. Preserve some bases in the UK, Spain, Italy at most.
End of an era. Time for us to finally start restoring our Republic. And protect our border, build up our domestic manufacturing, smash the domestic race-warrior / Marxist movement and repair our working and middle class communities.
"...while the overall Omicron wave seems to be receding in Scotland, age-standardized case rates per 100,000 people were the lowest in the unvaccinated cohort every week for the past four weeks.
"Thus, it’s not just the fact that the unvaccinated accounted for only 11.5% of cases the past two weeks, but even adjusted for age-stratified vaccination rates (PHS already does the math for you) the unvaccinated had the lowest infection rate out of the four cohorts – especially during the peak of Omicron. Furthermore, we see that even the triple-vaccinated clearly have no efficacy against infection, although they have some degree less negative efficacy than the double-vaccinated.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.