— Blaise Pascal, Pensées
— Heracleitus, Fragments
— Socrates, Xenophon
— Cicero, On the Nature of the Gods
Ricardo Duchesne teaches sociology and world history at The University of New Brunswick, Saint John, Canada… His book, The Uniqueness of Western Civilization, a major work of 528 pages, was released in February 2011. Currently he is doing research on multiculturalism and the identity crisis of the West.
We’ll discuss how in recent decades, the field of world history has been relentless in its downgrading of the idea of Western uniqueness in pursuit of a multicultural point of view. Ricardo Duchesne calls into question much of the scholarly research seeking to justify an anti-Eurocentric spirit and counter-critiques the revisionist movement. We’ll talk about how the revisionist movement strongly disapproves of anyone who might suggest that the West is exceptional or that it blazed a special path in history, although humanity has gained much from the unique heritage of Western cultural and intellectual journey. We’ll continue in the second hour, with the concentrated efforts to destroy western culture as it doesn’t fit in with the New World Order’s egalitarian ways.
We’ll address how academia accuses the west of only exploitation, racism and colonization, claiming that the west became rich from robbing others. Then, we’ll discuss how people today are disconnected from their ancestors and lack the understanding of what it took to create modern society.
Later, Ricardo talks about the multicultural push onto European countries and the double standards held upon western civilization. The hour ends on the relationship between socialists and capitalists and who is really using who?
Could be interesting.
— Thomas Cahill, Desire of the Everlasting Hills
The forbearing use of power does not only form a touchstone, but the manner in which an individual enjoys certain advantages over others is a test of a true gentleman.
The power which the strong have over the weak, the employer over the employed, the educated over the unlettered, the experienced over the confiding, even the clever over the silly—the forbearing or inoffensive use of all this power or authority, or a total abstinence from it when the case admits it, will show the gentleman in a plain light
The gentleman does not needlessly and unnecessarily remind an offender of a wrong he may have committed against him. He cannot only forgive, he can forget; and he strives for that nobleness of self and mildness of character which impart sufficient strength to let the past be but the past. A true man of honor feels humbled himself when he cannot help humbling others."
is lively, but its liveliness is neither French nor German. Its liveliness is African. It has this destiny; its happiness is short, sudden, and without pardon… And how this moorish dance speaks to us so tranquilly! How even our insatiability learns satiety from its lewd melancholy! Finally we have a love that has been transposed back to nature. Not the love of some ‘higher virgin’! No sentimentality! Rather love as fate, as fatality, cynical, without guilt, cruel — as a result just like nature. That love which is war in its means, and at its basis the deadly hatred of the sexes.
The attraction here is obviously sexual. Africa was now to fulfill the unfulfilled promise of sexual liberation that Nietzsche first heard in Tristan and Isolde. Nietzsche was not alone in expressing this desire. Jung found himself drawn to Africa for precisely the same reasons. Africa was ‘where I longed to be: in a non-European country where no European language was spoken and no Christian conceptions prevailed…’ It was a place amenable to the desire of certain Europeans for release from what they considered the burden of the moral law, especially sexual morality. Margaret Mead discovered the same thing in Samoa. She told the liberated ladies at Barnard in the 1920s just what they wanted to hear, namely, that in the state of nature people didn’t take adultery seriously. For lack of a better name, we will call this intellectual construct Blue Lagoon anthropology. It and its variants have been the deepest aspiration of modern intellectuals."
— E. Michael Jones, Degenerate Moderns
Sweden is the EU country that receives the most asylum seekers from third world countries relative to their population. Meanwhile, the government announced that immigration must increase even more.
According to Eurostat’s latest report, the total number of people seeking asylum in the EU increased sharply last year. Between 2008 and 2013 the number of asylum seekers increased from 225,000 to 435,000.
And Sweden had the biggest increase of all. After the government decided that all Syrians who get to Sweden illegally should automatically get permanent residency immigration to Sweden reached historic levels in 2013.
54,000 asylum seekers came to Sweden in 2013. The only EU countries that received more were France (65,000 asylum seekers) and Germany (127,000 asylum seekers) – two countries with populations that are seven and nine times larger than the Sweden.
In the spring budget Prime Minister Reinfeldt proposes that the appropriation for the “migration” in 2014 will increase by 2.7 billion to 12.6 billion
— Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow (via fallofbabylon)
Top two manliest priests:
1. Archbishop Kliment of Simferopol.
2. Fedor Emelianenko’s priest. Unsure of his name.
— Blaise Pascal, Pensées
— Blaise Pascal, Pensées
A fantastic essay by John C. Wright on the madness of modern leftism. I highly recommend everyone to read it.
"The theory holds that all we know is irredeemably distorted by our racial make-up, history, class interests, and psychological shortcomings; hence all knowledge is merely bigotry in disguise. To make a judgment between virtue and vice is vile bigotry in disguise; and to make a judgment that one society is better than another is vile racism in disguise. And bigotry or racism is a hate-crime. Discrimination is a hate-crime."
"They have taken a whole area of human thought, namely, everything embraces in ethics, politics, morals, economics and history, and declared it all sacred, off limits, and forbidden to be thought about. In the memorable phrase of Sayet, they have defined reasoning as a hate crime. By their theory, no fact and no conclusions of common sense are neutral. All are tainted by the original sin of bias and bigotry. The act of bringing up a fact is never, never an act done in the impersonal pursuit of truth. For them there is no truth, and even if there were, there is no impartiality. The act of bringing up a fact is always an act of aggression, an imposition, if not an attack."
"If they were truly motivated by a true desire to help the poor, they would look at facts and evidence, see what actually helped the poor and what actually harmed them, and they would select the helpful and avoid the harmful. But instead what happens is that, since they live in a world without cause and effect, they are unwilling and unable to make any judgment about what actually harms and actually helps. Making such a judgment, remember, in their minds is bigotry, the one sin to be avoided at all costs. Hence, they can only judge by good intentions. Results do not matter."
"If life is a game of pure chance, then the winners of life, the happy people, the rich, the famous, the saintly, all of them must have somehow rigged or twisted the institutions, laws and customs, and all the rules of life to their own advantage. Since all property is theft, all property owners are thieves. Hence, all life’s winners, heroes and captains of industry and saints and famous artists, everyone worthy of admiration for any reason, all of them, all the winners, the theory demands they be nothing but outrageous cheats. Also, they must be outrageous liars for denying that they are cheats. Worse, they are all con men for deceiving their victims into playing. The logic applies to wealth as well as to power and virtue, including such things as applause and glory and dignity. Hence, combined with the pathological and neurotic smug self-sanctimony, the Leftist, as long as he be true his theory, must demean whatever is worthy, true, successful, and good, and reward and praise whatever is unworthy, untrue, unsuccessful, and bad."
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