Name the Enemy

It is too early to call the burning down of the famous Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris a terrorist attack by radical Muslims, but it was certainly too early to say that terrorism wasn’t involved. But that’s exactly the storyline even while the 900-year-old church burned to the ground, that terrorism had been ruled out, even as radicals had been desecrating old cathedrals all over Paris for months. These days radical Islamic immigrants have moved into the neighborhoods around Notre Dame so it would be disingenuous to the cathedral not to explore the possibilities. So I’ll go out on a limb and say that I think that it was Islamic radicals who burnt down Notre Dame in an attempt to erase away over 900 years of Catholic history, and they did it during Holy Week, just before the events of Easter. I’ve been there, I’ve walked those very streets and I feel safe to say that the Muslims there—a small percentage—but enough to set a massive fire want revenge for the first Crusades into the Holy Land and they are attempting to wipe Catholicism from the face of Europe, starting with the old cathedrals.

Terrorism Suspected in Notre-Dame Cathedral Fire

I’ve talked before about what a dump Paris is. The city is no longer a beacon of goodness that it may have been at the start of the 20th century. The city has been open to very progressive ideas for over a hundred years and its place as a stabilizing factor of culture has been overrun. It is now just another city in history on its way to ruin, the way Troy was, or any other antiquity from the memories of the past that finds itself watching its own demise. The religions of the world, especially Christendom and Islam are at war, even though they come from the same parents and the ending has nothing good in store for either of them. But the people involved are just too stupid to know better.

Notre Dame was and I suppose still is one of my favorite monuments of Europe. I firmly believe that if not for the domination of the Catholic Church continuing the ambitions of the Roman Empire, that western civilization may not have held together long enough to make a lasting impact in the world. Even though in the short-term, the effects of religion were stifling, the resistance to freedom were just enough to launch the Renaissance, the days of piracy, explorations and conquest of the New World, and eventually westward expansion, all attributes that have led to the start of America and the greatest economy in the history of the world, and most upward leaning culture. Notre Dame played its role in the whole escapade and it was one of my real treasures in life to have visited it and stalked among its history as it was.

But the enemies of western civilization have been hard at work undoing our history for what they think are valid reasons. And they have war and complete destruction in mind. I heard it in the cafe’s of Paris among Islamic patrons sipping lattés and waiting for the very few restrooms that were available that revenge and destruction of the west was all they could think about, and it had been that way since they were little kids. Their parents raised them on revenge. Their mosques preached revenge. And so in Paris as immigrants in the embrace of a city that welcomed them with open arms, arms opened with guilt more than love, they sought to enact that sentiment and prove their alliance to a god who could care less what they do or how they did it. Murder thousands of people or lay homeless in the street chanting segments of the Quran. The gods of history don’t really care.

When I have visited the many cathedrals of Europe, Notre Dame being one of the finest examples I think of literacy. Of course the Bibles studied there were not common when the cathedrals were built, but it was quite something for common people to come to such places and feel the majestic appeal of reading from scripture and thinking above the line for a change. To come to such a beautiful place and think about bigger things was a tremendous undertaking for the human race. It didn’t matter if it was a cathedral, a mosque, or an ancient temple from Egypt or Mesopotamia, the idea was always the same, to create heaven on earth so that the participants would endeavor to better things in life. There is nothing wrong with any of that. So it is quite an evil thing to do which is to seek the eradication of a previous religion and their means to a higher form of living.

Granted, Catholicism had gone around the world and destroyed many religions itself and built cathedrals on top of ancient reminders of lives lived and now gone in the form of advanced culture. But the efforts at Notre Dame were ambitious and as pure as anywhere on earth, and Paris rose from its efforts to become one of the world’s greatest cities. That lofty platform however does have limits. Paris gave up its values and has thus fallen. And they did it by regretting their success and believing that they owed the world something, so they let in the enemies of its culture and made them to feel welcome, which of course was the Trojan horse that has led to the present circumstances in Paris. It won’t take long and Parisians know it, the western culture they know and love will be lost to time.

Part of that lost attribute to success is their willingness to appease the enemies of their culture by so quickly dissociating the desecration of their greatest landmark, Notre Dame to the acts of terrorism when in reality the intent had been shown and the neighborhood around it has been talking about it for weeks. You know the culture is conquered when they won’t name an enemy. For a cathedral that had been lit for centuries with candles and torches, a small electrical fire or a cigarette wasn’t going to cause that kind of damage. There would need to be an accelerant to get into that dry old wood quickly, and with great expansion. We weren’t born yesterday. The fear of being called Islamophobic is much greater. Paris would rather watch its symbols of greatness burn to the ground than be called names.

We are seeing an attack not just on symbols of western civilization, but on Christianity as we know it. The war is Biblical in scale and was predicted in the Book of Revelations, sure. But even as we watch the actions occur we are still empowered to stop it. We don’t have to live up to a prophesy if we don’t want to. Future cathedrals like Notre Dame don’t have to be burned down to make way for the Vico Cycle. We can say no, and Paris should. The radicals in those neighborhoods around Notre Dame, they shouldn’t have their way with western civilization without an adequate defense. But first everyone has to admit to themselves what’s going on, and not just seek to blame such a tragedy on an accident, so not to inflame the enemy. Name the beast and go to war with it. Then eradicate it into oblivion. That is the only proper path forward.

Rich Hoffman

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Humphrey Chimpden Earwicker: Paris terrorism and the guilt that gives them strength

Humphrey Chimpden Earwicker was running for public office in Dublin, Ireland and was a prominent pub owner who carried a reputation as a great man. A husband and father of three–two boys and a girl he was a man on the rise.   That is until he was walking through Phoenix Park and noticed two young girls urinating with their pants down to their ankles and their sexual mechanisms exposed. Three soldiers spied Earwicker and would later provide testimony as to what they saw as a cod with a pipe approached the distracted celebrity with an inquiry as to the time. Earwicker feeling guilt for noticing the young girls quickly stumbled through an answer indicating guilt that was not justified.

Later the cod’s wife hearing her husband retell of the incident with a bit of flurry to his remembrance carried the story to the local priest. After all, her ear for the spittoon was a seduction that she had great notoriety for, and thus began the downfall of Humphrey Chimpden Earwicker. Soon after the priest uttered a slightly varied version of the story to Philly Thurnston who thus did the same to the next person, who did again to the next person, and so forth until all of Dublin soon knew of the encounter. A pub ballad was soon constructed at Earwicker’s expense called “as The Ballad of the Persse O’Reilly.” Earwicker was so shamed that he soon was locked up in jail—for his own protection, lost his public office, his reputation as a good man, and was put on trial. Eventually the men of the court having sympathy for Earwicker’s shortcomings—because they themselves were thus prone—found him not guilty and the family man and pub owner was somewhat restored once again to his life and daily maintenance.

Thus is the basic story of the main protagonist from the great novel Finnegan’s Wake written by James Joyce for reasons that have provoked the most astute minds of literature.   The purpose of the tale was not to just tell another sultry story of a middle-aged mind caught into the perversions of sexual indulgence by women at the prime of their seductive powers. It was to show a cycle that all societies go through as represented by Earwicker who is often just termed in the novel as HCE—or otherwise—Here Comes Everyone. Finnegan’s Wake is a heavily inspired metaphor of Giambattisto Vico’s cyclical theory of history which states that civilization always passes through four basic phases, a theocratic phase. An aristocratic phase. Right on cue it enters a democratic phase. Then once that cycle has run its course society drops back into chaos and anarchy. We presently throughout the world as seen most dramatically in the opening weeks of 2015 are witnessing the attempt of a theocratic order attempting to use chaos and anarchy to gain control of the world population through radical Islam to start the cycle again for mankind.

In a lot of ways Western Civilization has been undergoing this elusive menace for many years starting with the communist attempts for attention and world-wide expansion during the 1950s and 60s. Behind that mask was the Civil Rights movement who like the priest from Finnegan’s Wake took some of the collectivist uttering’s of the communist insurgents and added their own sprinkling of truth to the story under the guise of righteousness to further deteriorate into a quandary. Now society is so disarmed with guilt not completely justified, that it can do nothing but shut itself away from the world and hope that the courts will find them innocent—which of course they will. But, the damage to all reputations will have already have taken place and HCE—(all of us) will have to be born again and start from scratch under a theocratic order. In this case it is the Muslim who desires to set the new rules and have everyone bowing toward Mecca—or be decapitated as a surrender of individual sanctity in favor of collective identification.

The recent Paris attacks by young Islamic radicals are nothing more than the spreading of a new modern age “Ballad of the Persse O’Reilly.” Their military intention is to destroy the previous cycle of history and gain power for their order under the Vico cycle of an emerging theocracy. They are the girls in the park with their pants down urinating after a long night at the pub singing and dancing. The mechanism used to move society from one phase to another is guilt. Once a group of assailants can get portions of society to admit to “guilt” they can then control that person infinitely. This is what has happened in regard to racism and the progressive platforms. It was Republicans in the United States who put an end to slavery and started the Civil War to free men’s minds. But, using the same social tactics progressive radicals have demonized Republicans into inaction and thrown them in a metaphorical jail for being angry white guys old and outdated while the only people qualified to manage their “people” are boyz from the “hood” with crack sales on their resumes and baby-daddys from here to infinity as their family lineage. Like HCE, Republicans put themselves in jail to protect their reputations from the swarms of gossip and turned toward the law for help. But the insurgents have gained control of the law as well leaving no recourse but to stand on the sidelines and complain about the gross unfairness.

Finnegan’s Wake is a warning of this cyclical procession that has embedded itself in the human consciousness like a sickness destined to always destroy the grounds made among human kind. Humphrey Chimpden Earwicker couldn’t help but notice the young girls with their pants down showing their private parts to the world. Being a man of great reputation he was quick to catch his primal thoughts and get them under control.   But, the cod who asked the time assumed that Earwicker stuttered not out of self-regulation, but out of guilty yearnings, such as the cod likely struggled with. He needed to feel reconciled and momentarily superior so he passed on the story making himself the hero at Earwicker’s expense. The result of the book is to show that Earwicker was destroyed but rose again to return to the beginning of the story.

Yet my proposal and the purpose of this site is to step off that Vico cycle all together. It might be remembered that I had a bit of controversy once, which I considered to be equivalent to the court trial in the novel Finnegan’s Wake. When Scott Sloan asked me on 700 WLW in front of many hundreds of thousands of people to admit guilt and say I was sorry to all the fat-assed despots and levy supporters that I had properly identified, what he wanted was for me to play the role of HCE and put myself in jail awaiting judgment and forgiveness by my peers. Of course I refused because my opinions were my own and I felt no guilt for them. Just as HCE should have never felt guilt for walking through a park and noticing a couple of girls with their pants down. He didn’t pull down their garments and ask them to conduct themselves in such a way, so he should have never stuttered when the cod asked him the time. He had done nothing wrong. Yet, because HCE knew that there would be judgment cast upon him, he knew he had to be careful how he answered, so he made a mistake which then perpetuated itself into chaos—which is the aim of all these endeavors against logic. And so it is that no Christian, Muslim, or Buddhist should feel guilt for the plight of the modern communists behind ISIS, or the Sykes-Picot agreement after World War I, or for slavery in America that was ended by the American Constitution, not sustained and justified.

The enemies of our age are using guilt to destroy us dear reader. You would be advised to stop feeling guilt and allowing it to control your actions. You must first have convictions about things, and be willing to stand by them. If you do not, you will end up like poor Humphrey Chimpden Earwicker from Finnegan’s Wake. Society uses guilt to advance the Giambattista Vico cycles which ultimately always erase whatever progress we truly make as a society in the fields of philosophy, history, religion—even mathematics and science. America is a step off the Vico cycle, and its high time that those lucky to be born under its protections stop feeling guilty about their fortune and protect the philosophic advancements passed down to us for sanctuary. The human race is in our hands, and it cannot be surrendered to chaos and theocratic despots by simple unfounded accusations designed to invoke guilt—and thus surrender of the emotional high ground for which America sits. Be warned, and listen to the quandary of Humphrey Chimpden Earwicker for what it is—a warning to us all. Do not make the mistake he did and carry willingly the guilt of mankind just because a cod asked for the time. Give him the time if he asks for it, but don’t feel any guilt for what you see. All the girls of Phoenix Parks everywhere will do what they do. But those of us who are like HCE have a right and obligation to walk where    they do and not be steered away just because society has its own agenda and a desire to regress back into a theocratic rebirth—and loss of all human advancement thus gained.

Rich Hoffman

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The James Foley Sacrifice for Allah: Public schools are the root cause of mass beheadings

It isn’t the beheading of the journalist James Foley that is most disturbing, it was the calmness he delivered the lines, “I call on my friends, family and love ones to rise up against my real killers: the U.S. government.”  He was speaking calmly in the past tense as if he wanted the occasion to occur.  This did not appear to be the same guy who was on the O’Reilly Factor just a few years prior grateful to have been released from a previous occurrence in Libya.  But it was, and sadly it appears that Foley willingly participated in his own death in the same manner that car bombers and other terrorists sacrifice themselves on behalf of Allah.  A quick look at James Foley’s Tweets from his account can be seen at the link below showing a man sympathetic to the ISIS cause.  He was certainly not against it.  He had gone “native” as a reporter and shows the roots of the liberal bias against America from the view-point of a young man identifying with the Jihad movement.

  http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/dgreenfield/james-foley-went-looking-to-support-terrorists-in-syria-instead-they-cut-off-his-head/

To understand what was likely going on in Foley’s head the proper definitions of the events which surrounded him are important to understand.  Many underestimate the power of a Jihad movement among young men stripped of power in the western culture and why they are so attracted to the masculine virtues of Islamic faith.  In the terrorist video involving Foley it was not a Syrian dressed in a black robe with his hand gently placed on Foley’s back—almost affectionately, he was a European Islamic extremist attracted to the plight of Syria due to the magnetism of Muslim militant behavior.  It gets very confusing in the West, in many respects government schools have shown to support the Muslim faith over Christianity yet they also support feminism over traditional masculine roles held in families.  In Muslim household across the world it is the “man” who is certainly in charge of his family in virtually every aspect—so young men looking for those roles in a fashion aligned with their class room instruction are flocking toward Islamic State faith—wanting to join a caliphate at any cost.  Foley appears to have given his life—not having it taken and the characters in this drama are all foreigners—not those born in Syria or Iraq.  So to understand this situation the meaning of ISIS or ISIL as Obama calls them must be understood.

The Islamic State (IS)[4][6][50] (Arabic: الدولة الإسلامية‎ ad-Dawlah al-ʾIslāmiyyah), formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL /ˈsɪl/) and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS /ˈsɪs/),[a] is a jihadist group, widely regarded as a terrorist organization. In its self-proclaimed status as a caliphate, it claims religious authority over all Muslims across the world[51] and aspires to bring much of the Muslim-inhabited regions of the world under its direct political control,[52] beginning with territory in the Levant region, which includes Jordan,IsraelPalestineLebanonCyprus, and an area in southern Turkey that includes Hatay.[53][54] The group has been officially designated as a foreign terrorist organization by the United States,[55] the United Kingdom,[56] Australia,[57]Canada,[58] Indonesia[59] and Saudi Arabia,[60] and has been described as a terrorist group by the United Nations[61] and Western and Middle Eastern media sources.[62][63][64][65][66]

The group, in its original form, was composed of and supported by a variety of Sunni Arab terrorist insurgent groups, including its predecessor organizations, Al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) (2003–2006), Mujahideen Shura Council (2006–2006) and the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) (2006–2013), other insurgent groups such as Jeish al-Taiifa al-Mansoura, Jaysh al-Fatiheen, Jund al-Sahaba and Katbiyan Ansar Al-Tawhid wal Sunnah, and a number of Iraqi tribes that profess Sunni Islam.

ISIS grew significantly as an organization owing to its participation in the Syrian Civil War and the strength of its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Allegations of economic and political discrimination against Arab Iraqi Sunnis since the fall of the secular Saddam Hussein also helped it to gain support. At the height of the 2003–2011 Iraq War, its forerunners enjoyed a significant presence in the Iraqi governorates of Al AnbarNinevehKirkuk, most of Salah ad Din, parts of Babil,Diyala and Baghdad, and claimed Baqubah as a capital city.[67][68][69][70] In the ongoing Syrian Civil War, ISIS has a large presence in the Syrian governorates of Ar-RaqqahIdlib and Aleppo.[71][72]

ISIS is known for its extreme interpretation of the Islamic faith and sharia law[73]and its brutal violence,[64][73] which is directed at Shia Muslims.  Indigenous AssyrianChaldeanSyriac and Armenian ChristiansYazidisDruzeShabaksand Mandeans in particular.[74] It is reported to have 30,000 fighters in its ranks in Iraq and up to 50,000 in Syria[16] who, in addition to attacks on government and military targets, have claimed responsibility for attacks that have killed thousands of civilians.[75] ISIS had close links with al-Qaeda until 2014, but in February of that year, after an eight-month power struggle, al-Qaeda cut all ties with the group, reportedly for its brutality and “notorious intractability”.[76][77][78]

ISIS’s original aim was to establish a caliphate in the Sunni-majority regions of Iraq. Following its involvement in the Syrian Civil War, this expanded to include controlling Sunni-majority areas of Syria.[79] A caliphate was proclaimed on 29 June 2014, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi—now known as Amir al-Mu’minin Caliph Ibrahim—was named as its caliph, and the group was renamed the Islamic State.[4][5][6]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_State_of_Iraq_and_the_Levant

Jihad /ɪˈhɑːd/Arabic: جهاد‎ ǧihād [dʒiˈhæːd]), an Islamic term, is a religious duty of Muslims. In Arabic, the word jihād translates as a noun meaning “struggle” or “resisting”. The word jihad appears in 23 Quranic verses.[1]Within the context of the classical Islam, particularly the Shiahs beliefs, it refers to struggle against those who do not believe in the Abrahamic God (Allah).[2]However, the word has even wider implications and interpretations.

Jihad means “to struggle in the way of Allah”. Jihad appears 41 times in the Quran and frequently in the idiomatic expression “striving in the way of God (al-jihad fi sabil Allah)“.[3][4][5] A person engaged in jihad is called a mujahid; the plural is mujahideen. Jihad is an important religious duty for Muslims. A minority among the Sunni scholars sometimes refer to this duty as the sixth pillar of Islam, though it occupies no such official status.[6] In Twelver Shi’a Islam, however, Jihad is one of the 10 Practices of the Religion.

There are two commonly accepted meanings of jihad: an inner spiritual struggle and an outer physical struggle.[3] The “greater jihad” is the inner struggle by a believer to fulfill his religious duties.[3][7] This non-violent meaning is stressed by both Muslim[8] and non-Muslim[9] authors. However, there is consensus amongst Islamic scholars that the concept of jihad will always include armed struggle against persecution and oppression.[10]

The “lesser jihad” is the physical struggle against the enemies of Islam.[3] This physical struggle can take a violent form or a non-violent form. The proponents of the violent form translate jihad as “holy war”,[11][12] although some Islamic studies scholars disagree.[13] The Dictionary of Islam[3] and British-American orientalist Bernard Lewis both argue jihad has a military meaning in the large majority of cases.[14] Some scholars maintain non-violent ways to struggle against the enemies of Islam. An example of this is written debate, often characterized as “jihad of the pen”.[15]

According to the BBC, a third meaning of jihad is the struggle to build a good society.[7] In a commentary of the hadith Sahih Muslim, entitled al-Minhaj, the medieval Islamic scholar Yahya ibn Sharaf al-Nawawi stated that “one of the collective duties of the community as a whole (fard kifaya) is to lodge a valid protest, to solve problems of religion, to have knowledge of Divine Law, to command what is right and forbid wrong conduct”.[16]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jihad

Because of the strength it gives males in their social and spiritual relationships, and the lack of condemnation that feminists all over the world have provided, recruiting for the ISIS caliphate are exploding across the globe.  Young males growing up in homes without a strong father figure and confused about their roles with women are finding themselves attracted to the message of ISIS even if they aren’t from the Middle Eastern region.  It is something for them to rally behind–much like those same minds might yell at an opposing team in football or soccer.  In a world where we’ve all been told in government schools that believing in things is bad and that submission to the collective is good—it should be no surprise that young men are flocking to join ISIS in their struggle to serve Allah.  Given few other noble options in their life within their families, their church, their jobs, and their educations—Allah is all that is left for them.

Recently for another article I featured a two part documentary about T.E. Lawrence by Rory Stewart which delves further into this problem with the Middle East.  CLICK HERE TO REVIEW AND WATCH IT.  It is a good documentary and explores the problem in the Middle East very well—but Rory is considered a conservative by European standards yet would be a bleeding heart liberal by American standards—and all of Europe is falling away to the left of Stewart—politically.   This leaves Europe as raving collectivists deeply confused about their social roles because of having their Christian faiths stripped away from them, and their traditional roles within the family pointing them toward Muslim religion as an answer.  There, roles are defined and the rules are known—and have deliberately been left off-limits by the public school systems.  Most every other lifestyle has been decried in classrooms except those of Muslims.  Britain alone now has 100,000 Muslim converts by a 2011 census number—which has likely increased dramatically since.  Most of those converts—70%–are white women who find the roles within Muslim society to be attractive freeing them of the unwanted constraints of western feminism.  Take the example of Lynne Ali who called herself a hard-partying teenager decrying that her life was hectic and missing something before finding herself freed as a Muslim.  Now a 34-year-old former DJ from Dagenham in Essex said: “I would go out and get drink with friends, wear tight and revealing clothing and date boys.  I think underneath it all, I must have been searching for something, and I wasn’t feeling fulfilled by my hard-drinking, party lifestyle.”  She met her boyfriend, Zahid, at university, and converted to Islam at the age of 19.  She now wears the Islamic scarf, or niqab, when she goes out and describes it as “liberating.”  “I am so grateful I found my escape route,” she said, “this is the real me – I am happy to pray five times a day and take classes at the mosque.  I am no longer a slave to a broken society and its expectations.”  Many young women in England and greater Europe these days are making the same decisions for the same reasons.  They have had their lives stripped away from them in public education leaving them to embarrass themselves foolishly, then seek redemption the only way available—a hard religion that is intolerable to deviancy—which is attractive to their failed lives.  The move from being disc jockeys of popular music to radical Islamists within a few years because the tradition of Muslim faith gives them something to sink their roots into.

This is what appears to have happened to James Foley.  It may have even been his idea—to shake the world to its foundations with his sacrifice.  He gave a calm speech moments before his death and allowed his head to be cut off without any struggle or malice toward the person taking his life—who like him, was a foreigner likely seeking to make peace with the Sykes-Picot Agreement that England and France used to slice up the Middle East at the end of World War I destroying the relationship that those two nations would forever have with Arabia.  Young people aimless and embarrassed as to their backgrounds seek the redeeming qualities of an uncompromising religion to hold their lives together and the ideals were planted in them at public schools.  Foley and his attacker hoped that the brutality of their actions would ignite a global increase in converts such as Lynne Ali and will stand against the deviancy of the West—from their point of view.  But what they really stand against is competition, capitalism, and productivity.  It is more attractive to strip away their make-up, their jobs, and their ability to think for themselves and surrender to Allah all that they are and will be.  And for James Foley—that is precisely what he selected for himself.  And behind him are millions, upon millions more.

They seek revenge for Sykes-Picot which I will cover in more detail in the next article.  And if there is any doubt about Foley’s intentions read the Tweets he made leading up to his capture, and the truth will be evident.  Painful, but evident.   The link is above after the first paragraph.

Rich Hoffman

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Islam and Communism–One and the Same: The Prophet Muhammad Video

One of the reasons I do not spend much time on these pages advocating a religious view is because there comes a time that religions must be chastised for their imposition on the art of living, and when a religion imposes itself upon the human race with the conscious intention of suppressing civilization with a foolish focus I wish to maintain my right and obligation to point out the hypocrisy.   I am certainly not an atheist as philosophers like Ayn Rand and Friedrich Nietzsche declared themselves, but I am not of the belief that religion can redeem mankind on earth as my friends Doc Thompson, Joshua Charles and personalities like Glenn Beck believe.  I see public religion as a form of dangerous social collectivism that exceeds their mandates on a philosophical focus for preparing the mind for life after death.  Religions are not to be used as weapons on earth for the intention of suppressing human freedoms, or gaining property with the diabolical premise that such rights were given by “The Gods.”  In the case of the religion Islam and the belief that their followers have a right to issue death bounties on Americans who practice free speech like Pakistan has done against the creator of the video below, an invitation to criticism is mandated by such foolishness.  A clear definition of the behavior must be placed upon the actions so that a diagnosis to the problem can be obtained. 

When Nietzsche declared in his book Beyond Good and Evil that “God is dead,” I do not believe he meant that all of society should take up atheism in response.  What he meant is that societies the world over should not allow religion to become a lifetime of preparing for death, that life should be lived, and lived well.  When it comes down to religion and for Nietzsche it was Christian faith and Islamic faith that occupied his mind so heavily, he attempted to gently poke intelligence into their belief systems since Christians and Muslims have a long history fighting each other over their beliefs of the ever after.  Nietzsche’s book Thus Spoke Zarathustra featured a main character named after the religion that established both Christian and Islamic faith as it became known once the Roman Emperor Constantine allowed himself to be baptized in AD 337.  The religion that both Christians and Muslims share for their root beliefs is Zoroastrianism founded around 1000 B.C. in the area of old Persia.  That is why Nietzsche came up with the name Zarathustra in an attempt to teach the masses that the religions they fought so hard against each other to declare a winner actually had common roots. 

Islam like Christianity professes that its followers must live a “moral” existence and shares the belief that there is but one God, omnipotent and omniscient, who created everything that exists.  All those who rebel against God’s prophets will be punished in this world and the hereafter.  After death the good go to heaven or paradise while the evil are punished.  At the end of time and the end of the world there will be a resurrection of all bodies and universal judgment will take place.  Clearly the two beliefs share this view from their Zoroastrian roots. 

But Islam unlike Christianity has taken on the added character of its founder, the Prophet Muhammad who is so revered that non believers are forbidden by anyone on earth from criticizing, and this is where the trouble begins.    Muhammad (prophet) (570?-632), founder of Islam, whose prophetic teachings, encompassing political and social as well as religious principles, became the basis of Islamic civilization.

Muhammad was born in Mecca. He belonged to the clan of Hashim, a branch of the influential tribe of Quraysh. Orphaned as a small child, he was brought up by his uncle Abu Talib. Like his fellow tribesmen, he became a trader. He married Khadija, a rich widow.

Muhammad periodically withdrew to a cave outside Mecca to meditate and pray for guidance. During one of these retreats he reported experiencing a vision of the archangel Gabriel, who proclaimed him a prophet of God. He began to preach in public, reciting the verses of his revelation, which came to be known as the Koran. Muhammad’s earliest teachings emphasized his belief in one transcendent but personal God, the Last Judgment, and social and economic justice. God, he asserted, had sent prophets to other nations throughout history, but, having failed to reform, those nations had been destroyed. Muhammad proclaimed his own message, the Koran, to be the last revealed Book and himself to be the last of the prophets, consummating and superseding the earlier ones.

Insisting on the necessity of social reform, Muhammad advocated improving the lot of slaves, orphans, women, and the poor and replacing tribal loyalties with the fellowship of Islamic faith. Muhammad fled Mecca to escape his enemies, who were angered by his advocacy of social reforms. He went to Medina, a city about 300 km (about 186 mi) to the north.  This journey became known as the Hegira and marks the beginning of the Islamic calendar. Muhammad was given supreme authority in Medina, and he began to establish the ritual practices of Islam.

Resistance from Mecca remained, but after several battles the Meccans finally submitted peacefully to Muhammad in 630. As tribes throughout Arabia were converted to Islam, Muhammad became the most powerful leader in Arabia. He enforced the principles of Islam and established the foundation of the Islamic empire. In 632 he died suddenly and unexpectedly in Medina. Only one of his children survived, a daughter named Fatima, who married Ali, the fourth caliph.[1]  It is important to note that both Christian faiths and Islamic faiths have the same archangel Gabriel, which again has its roots in Zoroastrianism. 

Gabriel, In the Old Testament Bible,explains the prediction for the length of the Jews’ exile from Jerusalem (Daniel 9:21-27). In the New Testament, he announces to Mary that she is to be the mother of Jesus Christ (Luke 1:26-31). Among Muslims, Gabriel is believed to be the spirit who revealed the sacred writings to the Prophet Muhammad. Gabriel is the prince of fire and the spirit who presides over thunder and the ripening of fruits.[2]  Obviously Gabriel was a busy angel who ran around all over the Middle East across vast amounts of time to help shape two of the world’s major religions.  An Archangel, is an angel, or heavenly being, of higher rank than other angels. In Jewish and Christian literature, the four best known are Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, and Uriel. In Christian tradition, there are nine choirs of angels: seraphim, cherubim, thrones, dominations, virtues, powers, principalities, archangels, and angels. In Islam, four archangels guard the throne of Allah.[3] Gabriel is obviously a reference to a very powerful figure originally known to Zoroastrian religion which is how he ended up in both belief systems as a dominate figure.  

However Islam differs from Christianity by adding the type of collectivism that was known among the Egyptians, Sumerians, and occupants of the Indus Valley to their religious practice and this makes Islamic religion every bit as dangerous to society as communism is politically.  In Islam there are five pillars that Muslims follow which is designed to exacerbate collective salvation and sacrifice to the society as a whole.  They are—the profession of faith: there is no God but God and Muhammad—his Prophet.  The second pillar is prayer performing the daily prayers (salat); whether a personal spontaneous prayer; or the salat, a set ritual of five daily prayers, (3) fasting during the month of Ramadan (saum); (4) paying the alms tax (zakat); and (5) performing, at least once in life, the major pilgrimage to Mecca (hajj). For me personally, it is number four that tells the story of the real nature of Islam. 

The shahada is the Arabic statement, “La ilah illa Allah wa Muhammad rasul Allah,” meaning “There is no God but the one God and Muhammad is His prophet.” Muslims must also express their belief in the Koran, angels, and the Last Day. The salat is also known as the namaz in Iran, India, and Turkey. The saum is a fast prescribed for healthy, adult Muslims during the 30 days of Ramadan, the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. The zakat is levied annually on all those living above subsistence and whose debts do not exceed their assets. The hajj is the “greater” of the two pilgrimages to Mecca required of all Muslims. All healthy adult Muslims should perform it at least once in their lifetime if they have sufficient means and safe transport.[4]  The Koran, the holy book of Islam, asserts that Allah is the creator and the one who rewards and punishes; that he is unique and can only be one; and that he is eternal, omniscient, omnipotent, and all-merciful. The core of Islam is submission to the will of Allah. Islam does not admit of any mediator between Allah and humans; a person approaches Allah directly in prayer and in reciting the Koran. The prophets, who conveyed Allah’s message, are not considered divine.[5]

Now we come to the fun part, which is the reason Nietzsche attempted to show religious warriors the error of their ways and point them in a new direction, and also, why Ayn Rand declared herself an atheist, because the Islamic faith is nothing more than the political belief of early communism.  Both have their roots in human collectivism, social sacrifice, the taxation of the citizens for the good of the state and are serious detriments to human freedom.  In The United States the reason that so many communists and progressives in the various political parties adore the Islamic religion is because they all share together a love of human collectivism.  Even though Christianity has many elements of collectivism, it does not go to the extreme of Islam.  Christianity generally only asks for sacrifice by its members on Sunday.  Islam asks for it every day of the week five times a day, keeping the religion on the mind of the individual at all times seldom letting the mind forget who, or what owns it outside of its own sanctity. 

Communists, progressives, Marxists, socialists, Muslims all are virtually the same in their extreme beliefs of collective salvation, and in order to carry on the illusion of their justice upon the world, they must ignore the facts in reality that their beliefs actually destroy the individual lives of humanity.  They do this through the practice of “Evasion.” CLICK HERE FOR A REVIEW OF THAT TERM as I tend to use it.  When Muslims attempt to use terrorist activity as a cover-up for their desire toward violence pointing to the very amateur film made by an American having fun at the expense of their Prophet Muhammad they are attempting evasion from reality.  They wish to continue to believe at the expense of the entire world that Muhammad was in fact a prophet, and not simply a man who wanted to rule Mecca by dusting off the ancient text created by the Zoroastrian religion to unite the armies of the desert to his cause.   Muslims believe they have a right to violence to convert the world to their faith because their faith was created by Muhammad as a battle cry to retake Mecca, the city of his birth and implement an early version of Karl Marx’s communism upon the city.

While it is nearly impossible in this day and age to criticize charity, a desire to help the poor, to make the proletariat (working class) will equal with the bourgeoisie (capitalists), it is the primary concern of many religions through collective salvation to achieve those lofty aims with the disguised intention of political conquest.  America proved what had never been done during the time of Zarathustra, Muhammad, Plato or Karl Marx, which is that it is the capitalists who in fact make the entire world tick forward, and that the jealous, the lazy, the weak-minded who number in the millions use collective based religions as a way to loot and pillage their way into equality.  But the essence of those religious ideas are not the grand platform of eternal salvation at the feet of Jahway or Allah, they are to loot with morality at their backs the wealth of cities and individuals built with ingenuity and creative enterprise.  The anger toward America is not due to a video made that insults the Prophet Muhammad or that Americas capitalist greed is a blight to the entire world, it is the belief in communism that Muslims share with progressives, Democrats, socialists and other radicals using evasion to hide the facts of their parasitic tendencies from their very faces, that economies and the humans who fuel them must be made to serve the Almighty, so that control can be placed upon every human being for their own benefit. 

When it is thought that there is a radical Islamic infiltration in America at the highest levels showing a deep sympathy for the Muslim and their belief that the world should crumble for their own good under the wrath of the collective salvation imposed by Islamic rule in a world-wide caliphate, what is really going on is that intelligentsia in America, and the politicians that were produced by that old hippie cult of collectivism knows that the radical cries for violence over logic are no different than their old protests to bring communism to America for the sake of the poor, sad, helpless proletariat.  The communists in America see in the Muslim a kindred spirit who wants the same thing they do, an equal world where everyone is at the same level as the weakest link, a world where millions pilgrimage to the dusty streets of Mecca to follow blindly through evasion the words of the Prophet Muhammad, because thinking for themselves is simply too difficult.  Intelligentsia who have infected America’s public schools and colleges keep in the back of their minds that like the Prophet Muhammad their lives may have added meaning as they dictate collectively the mandates of mankind the power of collective salvation with the promise of a wonderful everlasting life if they will only sacrifice their current one to the prophets of intelligentsia. 

There is no excuse for any religion to commit crimes of murder against another individual or another country, and on 9/11 yet again, America was terrorized, its embassies attacked, people were murdered, and the politicians simply didn’t know what to do with the information because they are philosophically crippled by their teachers in intelligentsia who have steered their minds away from the truth with evasion.  Their churches too have taught them to turn the other cheek and to use evasion to focus on the world to come.  Meanwhile, there are a handful of power hungry fools who use the world’s religions, such as Islam to grab land and territory in the old addiction to build empires the world over, and to unite the people of those conquered lands with collective thinking, such as communism, Marxism, socialism, and religions like Islam.  The grab for power is hidden behind the intended mask of goodness, while the intentions are quite sinister—a conquest for the minds of the world to be ruled by the few.   The anger at the filmmaker who made a film poking fun at the Prophet Muhammad is not one of justice; it is denial and a willful attempt at psychological evasion so that the impact of the foolishness never reaches the minds of the participants.  The faith of Islam much to the sad reality of the millions who currently adhere to it is not prosperity in the afterlife.  It is collectivism and control in this life under the rulers of the day who claim themselves kings and use ancient scriptures to unite the world’s proletariat to do their dirty work of conquest for them. 

Why does anybody think that President Obama in America panders to the middleclass?  Because the middleclass under communist thinking is the proletariat and has shown that they do not want to think in order to have reasonable elections.  They just want someone to tell them what to do, where to stand and when they can eat, have sex, go to church, and visit the movies.  They want the central planners of intelligentsia to guide their lives in exchange for a good wage which the politicians promise to steal from the bourgeoisie to pay for.  Islam is doing the same type of thing as the communists.  They believe through the power of collectivism that their Prophet Muhammad is as grand as the communists believe Karl Marx was a prophet, and both are used as central figures to unite the mass herds of humanity on a quest for social looting all in the name of God, who cannot be questioned or even thought of critically.  In this way the Islamic faith keeps their herds in line through fear and intimidation, just as the communists do.  They promise to give out bread in a line supplied by the state in exchange for the proletariat willfully putting on the blinders to the tyranny of their collective actions.  It is for these reasons that there will never be peace for Islam because the goal of the religion was never to reach the gates of Allah, it was to gain control of the city of Mecca and to bring to that holy city the primitive form of communism as it was conceived by the twisted mind of the shape shifting archangel Gabriel, who obviously had other plans of his own that no religion has had the courage to answer.  The goal of the present Islamic faith is not to possess Mecca as Muhammad did with his 300 warriors in 624 AD against a Meccan caravan.  The new goal is to see the world bow before Allah with Mecca serving as capital, run by the proletariat in a perpetual war against the bourgeoisie in a Holy Crusade unlike the world has ever seen.  And the biggest threat to that military objective is The United States.    


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The Muslim Brotherhood Goes to Washington: Speaker Boehner needs to stop sleeping

I found it surprising that my congressman Speaker Boehner is not up to speed that the Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated our government. He along with others appear to be in denial that Muslim extremists are tied very close to progressive politics and are determined to destroy America from within. So to bring Speaker Boehner and many others up to speed on information they may not have had time, or the political stomach to comprehend I am offering a series of radio interviews to watch below. The first is from my personal friend Matt Clark in Ann Arbor, Michigan on WAAM radio where he begins to peel back the layers of just how serious the situation really is.

Speaker Boehner and Senator John McCain has threatened Representative Michelle Bachman that they will remover he seat on the Intelligence Committee if she does not apologize to Anthony Wiener’s wife for a letter Bachman wrote questioning Huma Abedin’s parents ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. Anthony Wiener was the former combative progressive congressman who had to leave his seat because he got caught tweeting pictures of his actual wiener to women on the internet. His wife is a Muslim who is a direct aid to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Below, Glenn Beck sets the stage on how much of a storm was created by Michelle Bachman’s simple letter.

Where there is much anger over seemingly trivial issues, there is fire that nobody knew was burning. Whatever deals have been made between network heads and politics are not deals that are conducive to the American population if radicals wish to sing our nation to sleep with siren songs of peace while sharpening their swords on our chins. I would find it hard to believe that Speaker Boehner is on the direct call list of the Muslim Brotherhood. Rather, I would think that he believes he’s playing by the rules of politics. Unfortunately, those rules have been quietly established by those same Muslim infiltrators.

Playing nice politics will not lead America to victory which is what I think politicians like Boehner and McCain believe they are doing. They believe they should take the high road and not subscribe to wild theories. I believe they are simply naïve. But Michelle Bachman as a member of the Intelligence Committee has an obligation to defend the Constitution from enemies both foreign and domestic, and she is up in arms that known terrorists have been flown to The White House on the tax payer dime to meet directly with the President while she is being attacked from members of her own party for calling attention to the issue.

It is difficult to look at aspects of our friendships and political connections and assess the true value. Not the value we wish it to be, but the actual value. When a man wishes to sleep with a woman just for the sex of it, he might tell her he loves her, he might wine and dine her, he might buy her nice jewelry, but once the man has obtained his sex, the true nature of the relationship will be revealed. The woman may wish to believe the man loved her, but the reality is all he wanted was sex. In the case of the Muslim Brotherhood, they are very pleasant and say all the right things to the people they come into contact with. Members of the American government have been seduced by the charming Muslim Brotherhood radicals.

To people on the outside we can see clearly what’s happening. We don’t care if Weiner’s wife is the friend of John McCain. John may be letting his desire to believe his dear friend is completely clean and wants to be his friend because she genuinely likes him, taint his judgment. Other politicians who have similar friendships with Muslim Brotherhood members no doubt believe they are dealing with friends. But remember the story about the man who only wants to get a woman in bed, and once he does, the relationship goes downhill, and the woman will often find herself on the outside looking in used and abused. The Muslim Brotherhood wants an end to the American way of life and they don’t care how they bring it about. Like the man who simply wants sex, the Muslim Brotherhood will say and do anything to achieve their objective. It is the politicians who find themselves the targets of affection as their social simplicity leaves them defenseless against such charms.

I would suggest that Speaker Boehner not take for granted the evidence that is all around him. And he should not side himself against Bachman who is simply trying to do the right thing which her seat mandates. Playing politics plays into the plans of the Muslim Brotherhood. They count on such predictable behavior to launch their agenda against a sleepy society. But not everyone is asleep. And Speaker Boehner, it’s time to wake up and see things for what they are. These are not peaceful times conducted by peaceful people. And the Muslim Brotherhood is not your friend. All they want from you is your head on a pike, and they will do it the moment they get a turned back, and an open moment.

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“The Blaze” Exposes Brett Kimberlin: Domestic terrorism paid for by the political left

The Blaze recently did a wonderful job of covering the story of Brett Kimberlin. When I read the very detailed history of this apparent domestic terrorist I will have to admit it got my dander up excessively. Check the story out for yourself below.

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If there’s one thing I can’t stand it’s a bully. I really don’t like people who attempt to control others with fear, and when that doesn’t work, they resort to the courts using the bureaucracy to gain leverage to silence dissidents who have the superior argument, but wish to avoid conflict so yield to thugs. Fear works both ways and people who use it deserve to feel it in return.

I suspect as the truth continues to be revealed over these types of cases that there are armies of bullies who have been suppressing voices for years, and are directly responsible for helping the very corrupt take control of our society with sheer force. This is how the labor unions have done it, this is how Larry Flynt has done it, and this is how the mob does it. So it does not come as a surprise that there would be hired mercenaries like Kimberlin who would be commissioned to go after conservative bloggers in an attempt to shut down the truth.

The mistake that many have made is that they trust the legal system to be honorable and that the truth will always pave the way to justice, which leaves them vulnerable to domestic terrorists who hide their maliciousness behind the rules of society. Honest—good people do not think of attempting to send the SWAT team to their political enemies to create embarrassing arrests, or tell another man’s wife they want to take a “crap” on them because they wish to scare the man away from covering the truth.

Kimberlin’s bully behavior needs to be eliminated from the debates of freedom that are transpiring in a republic struggling to sustain itself by the forces which seek to destroy it–forces that hire out their intimidation for profit to political reformers intent to end America. Allowing the thugs to silence the truth is the same as participating in evil, since it empowers the bully to thrive, and to profit at the expense of others.

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History of the Bible: Objecitivism is the key for America and it’s right here

In advance I must say I’m sorry because this posting will be difficult for many of my readers here to deal with. Before I get into the details of this article let me state that it is better to have something of a spiritual nature that holds together a personality even if they do not get that spiritual means from any other source than religion. I am far from a godless heathen in the way I conduct my own life and for many years the church was important to me. But there comes a time when you either keep growing or you stop, and I never stopped. I outgrew the confines of any religion in a personal quest for knowledge and philosophy that has replaced that spiritual growth for me which I consider to be much larger than the teachings that come from just The Holy Bible.

This small disclosure is needed for a reason, there are two modern philosophers who have done work that will save the world by saving America, and they need to be studied. Any barrier which stands in the way of learning what these people had to say needs to be addressed. It is one thing to study the Founding Fathers and what they had to say, but the task of our modern age is different, and will require a different level of understanding to accomplish. We cannot just repeat what was done in the past, but must learn from it and translate it to our modern circumstances, and to understand the perspective of where America finds itself in 2012 this information is important.

The first figure is Robert Pirsig who is currently floating around the Atlantic Ocean in his sail boat purchased off the royalties of his two books, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, and Lila. Pirsig is a former school teacher who achieved an earth-shattering discovery that the human race has not yet come to terms with. I predict if left alone, Pirsig’s ideas might take 100 years to assimilate into our culture, but on our present course, I do not think America can last that long. Pirsig discovered the nature of “quality” referred to here at Overmanwarrior’s Wisdom in large doses. The weight of this discovery drove Pirsig to madness, and he was treated in a way that was intended to drive the knowledge from his mind without malicious intent. But the experience placed so much weight on his thoughtful mind that he more or less retired after the publication of Zen, and is currently living off its royalties.

A few times a year he makes port with his boat in New York and picks up his royalty check from his publisher, then he goes back out to sea to disappear for months at a time. He made his contribution to the human race and he’s done—and I don’t blame him one bit.

Pirsig went one step further than Ayn Rand and her philosophy of Objectivism. Pirsig was able to explain why Ayn Rand was correct in her belief that it is the senses that create a mind that achieves reasoning ability through cognition. When Ayn Rand writes about the exceptional beings who carry the world on their backs it is because of the methods that Pirsig discovered that makes some people exceptional and some not so much so. Ayn Rand’s objectivism is a direct descendent from Aristotle who was in direct conflict with his close friend and mentor Plato.

The turn-off that many people have toward Ayn Rand is that she did not believe in God, and her reasons are for the same reasons that Aristotle and Plato were fundamentally in intellectual combat all the time. Plato eventually at the end of his life began to see that Aristotle was correct in the belief that “The truth resides in the world around us.” Plato on the other hand believed that “Earthly knowledge is but a shadow.” Plato thought that forms in the living world were to some degree less than an unseen, unknowable supreme being that is just out of reach of our conscious reality. It is Plato who was used by later philosophers such as Boethius in 480 CE to help formulate the terms of Christianity in the church and create what we think of God here in the modern age. Boethius wrote the masterful book The Consolation of Philosophy while in prison awaiting execution for treason. It was in this work by Boethius that many of the myths about a living God emerged such as “God foresees our free thoughts and actions,” and that God is beyond time. Descartes, Leibniz and Kant would proceed on with Plato’s corrupted theory through the Dark Ages into the modern progressive age. It would be Immanuel Kant that the academics of Europe and America would attempt to mold the progressive philosophy from and Karl Marx was a huge fan of Kant. The flaw in Plato’s thinking was not malicious, nor did it take away from his creative genius. His thoughts were improved by Aristotle by competition of thought and many problems Plato had in his theory were solved by Aristotle. But Aristotle was rejected by the medieval churches because Aristotle didn’t fit the agenda of social control, and Plato did.

After Aristotle died there was a philosopher by the name of Epicurus from 341-to 270 BCE who took Aristotle’s ideas a bit further. He determined that if mankind could overcome a fear of death, then we can be happy. On the last day of his life, knowing he would be dead by the end of the day he was asked if he was still happy. He replied, that he was truly happy—as he had rejected any fear of death in his life. It was Epicurus, known by many in the Dark Ages as a man in pursuit of sensual pleasures by rejecting the idea that his actions in this life were in a quest to obtain something better in the next life. It was John Stuart Mill and Jeremy Bentham in the 18th century who much later revived the ideas of Epicureanism putting the idea in the head of the American Founding Fathers. It is because of Epicurus that the term, “Life Liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” was put into The Declaration of Independence. It was Jefferson and many of the other Founding Fathers who embraced Aristotle in favor of Plato. And it was Ayn Rand who took Aristotle to a whole new level in objectivism. She has done for Aristotle what Kant did for Plato.

The modern cry out for a fix to the worlds moral state of depravity is because everything the human race thinks and believes was built off a false premise that Plato himself attempted to correct later, but the editors of history looking to the passive collectivism in Plato’s belief of a superior afterlife created flocks of human slaves ready for worldly representatives who could communicate with the Gods.

After Epicurus died, Greek philosophy quickly declined and the Roman Empire rose to power. The Romans applied stoicism which placed duty before self. As America became a world power and considered itself to be more like Rome, our military had adopted the Roman practice of honor in sacrifice. Of course the Romans advocated stoicism to serve the needs of the empire and this went on until Constantine declared himself a Christian by signing the Edict of Milan which allowed Christians for the first time to profess their religious beliefs.

The Roman Empire fell basically in 395 CE with the division of the Empire into East and West and the vacuum of philosophy and the arts vacant in Europe and the Mediterranean since the time of the Greeks was satisfied by various churches trying to fill the power void left in the wake. This was the beginning of The Dark Ages and the churches needed a way to gain control of the various segments of the population no longer under the obedience of the Roman Empire. St Augustine of Hippo 354 to 430 CE had began to devote himself to Christianity and proposed that God is not responsible for evils which led to the interpretation of the Fall in the Garden story of Adam and Eve. The Hebrew Bible began to take shape as early as the 7th and 10th centuries organized by Masoretes. The Codex Amiatinus was produced in the 8th century, but it wasn’t until The Gutenberg Bible printed in 1452 that a Bible could be given to anyone outside of a church for comprehension and personal study. Until that time all information was passed to the masses through the church, which they ruled with an iron fist.

Many of the books in the Bible were not written or translated until several centuries after the passing of Christ. Given the nature of the churches in the Dark Ages, I would suspect anything they put into a biblical translation, or left out. To me the Bible makes an interesting story, but it doesn’t come close to providing irrefutable truths about faith or the nature of God. It was not constructed by the hand of God, but by just another group of tyrants running the churches at the time. By the time the first Bibles were available for printed publication, well over 1000 years had transpired from the times of Christ.

A few hundred years after the fall of the Roman Empire, the Muslim religion started as they sought to translate Aristotle’s work into the formation of their religion. Evolving in parallel with Christianity following closely the teachings of Zoroastrianism the Muslim religion did not have a Quran (Koran) at the time of Muhammad’s death in 632 CE. Zoroastrianism had been prevalent in the modern area of Iran as early as 6th century BCE and had gradually been assimilated into Islam. Both Christianity and the Muslim faith resemble great similarities to Zoroastrianism. Zoroastrianism would be revived by Friedrich Nietzsche in his book about the Übermensch (translated to overman—the name of this site) called Thus Spoke Zarathustra, named his main character after the prophet of Zoroastrianism.

Dear reader—I am telling you all this so that you can understand the shallowness of our human history and the beliefs that have brought us to this point. Much of what America did right in its creation was created by philosophies built upon the shoulders of Aristotle. Much of what we have done wrong has been done on the shoulders of Plato. It really comes down to those two thinkers. Everyone else has simply added to the basic ideas between those two philosophers. Aristotle was rejected until Thomas Aquinas talked the church into reviving the philosopher around 1270 CE, and it was Aristotle who had filled the gaps of his master Plato. Yet it was the churches, and the philosopher Immanuel Kant, Karl Marx, then Woodrow Wilson, then Franklin Roosevelt, then John Kennedy, then Lyndon Johnston who brought to America more of Plato’s philosophy with an emphasis on religion from the Dark Ages through the writings of Kant and Roman stoicism. And that is where we have gone wrong as a country.

Ayn Rand has put her philosophy of Objectivism behind the work of Aristotle and when our nation functioned with a leaning under Aristotelian terms due to philosophers like John Locke whom the Founding Fathers read heavily, America worked better than anywhere in the world, much the way Greece did before the death of Aristotle. A country is built on the ideas of the people who inhabit the nation, and depending on the quality of the minds of those individuals a society will have success or failure. America is failing because it is functioning from the wrong ideas, so it is time to get rid of what doesn’t work and replace it with what does.

I’m certainly not asking anybody to give up their Bibles or their religions. But I am asking you dear reader to repot yourself into a larger container and give your roots some room to spread so you can grow even more. As human beings we are only performing at a fraction of what we are capable of, and progressives are using the same methods that created the Dark Ages to keep mankind as small plants in small pots with no room to grow. I didn’t learn all that I showed above in public school—in fact not one word of it. I may have heard the names of Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle in my high school anthropology class, which I did enjoy. I learned all that from reading—and reading a lot. And being willing to go outside my comfort zone in pursuit of truths that no teacher could give me—because most of the teachers I ran into were practicing evasion tactics in their own lives and were certainly not in a condition to teach others.

But Ayn Rand should not be avoided just because she didn’t believe in a God the way the Bible instructs. She asked for proof and in the world of the living there were no signs of such proof. Ayn Rand demanded explanations for what she believed and why she believed it. Regulating certain thoughts to the blankness of a superior world that is unknowable, has left thieves and looters open to scam society with false teachings and speculation anchored in an afterlife. This is what looter politicians and corrupt representatives of the churches have done for many years—they prayed on the weak-minded who had been looking for salvation in their lives. Churches and governments both appeal to the masses through collectivism, and if America is to ever find itself again, it must eliminate collectivism from its vocabulary and protect the rights of individuals in the here and now.

One of those methods of replacing collectivism in American culture with a philosophy grounded in the roots of Aristotle, properly–as the greek texts had conceived before the corruption of interpretation exploding forth in the Dark Ages is Ayn Rand’s Objectivism.  Today, it is Leonard Peikoff who carries Rand’s message as he is the official authorized presenter of Objectivism through his classes over many years starting in 1976.  Objecitivism is the next step for the human beings of the world as it’s logic is destined to replace all the superstitions and theory of many years of religious turmoil and philosophic limitation.  Below are an entire course worth of videos from Leonard Peikoff himself as he provided this philosophy to one of his classes.  If you are a fan of Rand’s work such as Atlas Shrugged or The Fountainhead, you will learn why those works are so powerful to you by watching Peikoff’s presentation.  If you reject Ayn Rand in anger, or fear, you will learn why you are wrong in your thoughts.  Philosophy is the foundation of everything, so if society is broken in some way, it is because the metaphysics and epistemology of the society is wrong at its basic premise.  This is not an idea that can be cheated, or corrected with further spending.  It can only be fixed with correction into the metaphysics and epistemology of a societies philosophy. 

Religion is a guide for a person’s eternal life, and whatever method one chooses to utilize in getting there is perfectly fine. But radical Muslims cannot be allowed to inflict their beliefs on the rest of America and threaten to kill everyone who doesn’t believe in their shallow version of history. And Christians are in the same situation. Zionists have a right to exist and much of the trouble in present day Palestine and Israel are conflicts over the same plot of land as interpreted by the religious beliefs that were stemmed off the sources shown above. They have more in common then they have apart, yet they are willing to kill with the simple mindedness of stoicism utilized in the Roman Empire to bend the opposing belief system into their way of thinking. And this behavior is perpetuated by powerful interests all over the world who actually wish to rule in the same way that the churches did in The Dark Ages.

For all these reasons discussed above the great mind of Robert Pirsig is sailing out in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, or perhaps even the Caribbean right now aloof to it all. I know people who attempt to read his books and find themsevles reading them over and over again never quite getting the concepts. This is because they still have their roots in too small of a pot–the world of Plato and Kent. But just because it’s hard, or different does not mean it’s not right. You can see more about Robert Pirsig at the link below.

http://robertpirsig.org/

 

It’s not enough to wave the flag and proclaim change. You have to know what you want to change into, or in the case of The United States, what we want to revert back into. We have to know what part of our history worked and why, then commit ourselves to the act of getting there. I am not quite where Robert Pirsig is, where I’m willing to drop the world and walk off—because that’s what he did. Lucky for us Ayn Rand never did that. She stayed with the attempt of waking up the world her entire life, arguing against the foolishness of building the entire human race around Platonic thought with one eye everyday toward death allowing priests, politicians and simple looters to believe their souls could be saved if they coerced society into collective salivation through their toxic manipulations. The key to all life, to the betterment of all the world is to wake up the soul of every single human being and get them to treat their soul well in the here and now with an eye on today and living a good life as an individual of value and end the global practice of evasion utilized by the second-handlers of religion and politics. God gave human beings the gift of reason, and it is an insult to the universe if we simply refuse to use it due to half-hearted beliefs rooted in a time thousands of years ago that was faulty from the start, and identified. But the looters of logic stole the broken thoughts and passed them through the centuries to arrive before us all today in modern America. The key is in our minds already—all we lack is the courage to use it.

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