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Interview with John Mearsheimer about the tension between nationalism and liberalism, on Hidden Forcess
Alex Jones analyses Apple’s moves to please communist China
I always thought that Apple was different from the ‘other’ Big Tech companies. I thought that, since their machines are difficult to hack, are more secure, more stable, they were on our side…Maybe I was wrong. In this video, Alex Jones brings some interesting facts about Apple that should raise a few red flags, so to speak. The company seems to become more and more friendly with communist China and they are not alone. We know that Google has adapted some of it practices and technologies to please the power elite in China, such as the development of a search engine that will allow the government to censor what people can see and find. Also, communist China has begun implementing a system of ‘social credit score’ by which individuals are rated in society in regard to everything they might say or do. These moves by Big Tech companies such as Apple and Google are frightening. They are showing that they are beginning to act as if China was the new number one superpower of the world. One wonders if they consider themselves de facto ‘Chinese’ companies now. They certainly behave as if they were. Tim Cook utilizes the word ‘curate’ during interviews to describe Apple’s mission. Alex Jones brings the proximity of that word with the word ‘cauterize’, which is very interesting and relevant. It seems that the CEOs of our Big Tech companies have capitulated to the communist Chinese. I don’t know if Tim Cook is the most dangerous living person in the world but the facts that are brought here are very frightening and don’t bode well for the future. After the video, you will find an article by Gordon Chang summarizing the rise of totalitarianism in China.
Interview with Jules Archer about the 1934 coup attempt to seize the White House
Adolf Hitler Pictures with Martin Bormann
Nazis Shaping Postwar German Government? No Kidding!
William Stevenson: The Bormann Brotherhood
Makis « Hammer » Voridis: The return of Thor and the rise of Wotan in Greece?
The picture that you can see here in this post by anti-fascist researcher and radio host Dave Emory is reminiscent, as he points out, of the fascis, « a bundle of rods bound together with an axe head joined to it ». The fascis was chosen by Mussolini to describe the Corporate State. As it is rightfully brought to our attention by Mark Ames in this article, the new « Minister of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks », Makis « Hammer » Voridis, was seen and photographed during his youth chasing down leftist students with a hammer on campus in Greece. He was the leader of a group of fascist students called « Student Alternative » at the University of Athens law school. The character of Voridis himself and his use of a hammer/axe is exemplarily relevant in this context and it opens the doors wide open for me.
Fascism, in its essence, is not a Christian phenomenon. Although it has shown signs of affection for crosses and other Christian symbols, we can’t really say it implies any particular relationship with Christianity. On the contrary. Fascism, and we have seen it in full light with Nazism, is derived rather from the Norse/Scandinavian and/or Germanic mythology, expressed notably in the sacred books of the Eddas. This mythology is centered on the need and the desire to wage war, to prepare for battle, to conquer. There is nothing « Christian » about it. The symbols chosen by Nazi Germany, the torches, the swastika, the crosses, the flags, all these things were realigned to satisfy the needs of a religion of war, destruction and bloodshed. The fact that Mussolini chose the fascis to describe his project for Italy is not incidental and the fact that Makis Voridis used such an instrument in the past is literally a sign, even if it is a bad one, from the heavens to give us a clue. As Emory points out, a fascist junta took power in Greece in 1967 and its leaders were drawn form the residua of WWII collaborationists who were running the local government for the Third Reich.
But there is something that speaks volumes even more. One of the main characters of Norse/Scandinavian mythology is Thor, son of Odin. Well, it just happens that Thor always goes to battle with his favorite companion, Mjöllnir, a hammer… Thor was even integrated in the more modern mythology of Marvel Comics in the sixties. A blockbuster film was made last year about it. And when we know the business connections that exist between American and German corporations and their influence in the rise of fascism in Europe, it is not a surprise. More specifically in terms of Germanic mythology, Odin has its equivalent in the god Wotan. Great psychologist Carl Gustav Jung has written a text on the cult of Wotan and its relationship with the rise of Nazism in Germany and his contemporary criticism remains certainly as valid today as it was yesterday. Wotan is the « the god of storm and frenzy, the unleasher of passions and the lust of battle; moreover he is a superlative magician and artist in illusion who is versed in all secrets of an occult nature ». Sounds familiar with a guy named Hitler? Jung analyses several important aspects of German culture and literature, such as Nietzsche and his masterpiece Thus Spake Zarathustra, the inheritage of Meister Eckhart, the relationships between Wotan and Dionysus, among other things.
So, my friends, I would ask you, is Makis « Hammer » Voridis, an incarnation of Thor, descending form the skies…or just another puppet of a fascist takeover of Greece that is to come really soon?
The Armenian genocide: A rehearsal for the holocaust of the Jews?
This documentary details and explains the Armenian genocide. The massacre of the Armenians began at the end of the 19th century. Between 1894 and 1896, roughly 200,000 Armenians were killed in battles between Armenian nationalists and armies of the Ottoman Empire. However, the Young Turks Party took power in Turkey in 1908 after the Sultan was removed and the conditions of the Armenians improved for a while. Then in 1912-13, Christian regions of the empire, namely in the Balkans, such as Greece, Romania, Serbia and Bulgaria, challenged militarily the Ottoman Empire to get their independance. And they succeeded. Thousands of Muslim Turk refugees gathered at Istanbul as a result, thus creating tensions between Christians and Muslims. In 1913, a radical wing of the Young Turks Party, the Commitee of Union and Progress, formed as a coalition featuring three prominent leaders: TanЯT, who would become Minister of the Interior, EHBep who would become Minister of Defence and AҖaman, who would become Minister of the Navy. They embraced an ideology of Turkish nationalism. EHBep wanted especially to join Germany with its war against the Russians and then seize the occasion to conquer the Caucasus and Central Asia to be able to unite all the Turks in a Grand Turkey.
Some Armenians chose to fight on the side of Russia. In 1914, the Turks attacked the Russians and suffered a terrible defeat. Then the Turks disarmed the Armenian soldiers, in a move to neutralize them as possible collaborators with the Russians. Many were killed. On April 24th 1915, the Turkish government deported some 250 Armenian intellectuals to Constantinople where they were tortured or killed. Later, through « emergency executive legislations », the Turkish government undertook massive deportations of Armenians. Some one million people died as a result, either from hunger, sickness, extreme fatigue, dehydration, etc. Furthermore, the « Special Organization », a smaller group inside the CUP, were dedicated to the extermination of the Armenians. They formed mobile killing units. They recruited among criminals, the lumpenproletariat, Caucasian tribes, convicts and released prisoners, to stop Armenian convoys and murder their travellers.
A lot of people in the U.S. were aware that this massacre was happening and were publicly taking stands on the issue, such as Ezra Pound, Theodor Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, etc. The New York Times published tens of articles contemporary to the massacre. After the war, the Turkish military tribunal conducted a trial on the case and concluded that the Young Turks Party was responsible for the conception, organization and execution of the Armenian genocide. In absentia, TanЯT, EHBep and AҖaman were convicted and sentenced to death. Although they fled at the end of the war and went into hiding in neighbour countries, all three were killed within a few years, one after the other. To this day, the Turkish government still refuse to ackknowledge that such genocide took place. There is even a movement among the Turkish population and officials to openly denigrate its advocates. This amounts, in some respect, to holocaust denial. But, after all, for a nation that has been working hand in hand with Germany in both WWI and WWII, is it really surprising? For more information and to continue studying this crime against humanity, please visit this post and radio show by anti-fascist researcher Dave Emory, here:
Who still talks about the extermination of the Armenians?
The movie Corporation by Mark Achbar: The links between IBM and the Holocaust
This is an extract from the Canadian movie The Corporation by Mark Achbar. Although the tone is at times a little bit whiny and definitely lefty, it remains somewhat a good documentary to seize the different challenges presented by the corporation in our world. The usual all-star protagonists of the Left scene, such as Michael Moore, Naomi Klein and Noam Chomsky « occupy », excuse the pun, a good space in the movie and certainly don’t miss the opportunity to deliver the rhetorical lines that their public expect. And again, nonetheless, the end result remains relevant. I have chosen a part that exposes the links between America and the Nazi regime of Germany. After all, it is my editorial line, I would be stupid to pass on that. Among other things, it presents the case of how the Coca-Cola corporation continued to make business with Germany during WWII even if we were at war. It exposes also the role played by IBM in the holocaust. For those who don’t know, let us recall that IBM fabricated and marketed among the first computers during late 19th and early 20th century. Functioning with punch cards, they helped the Nazis keep tabs, so to speak, on all the people who were displaced to the concentration camps and on what happened to them. Nazi Germany signed the contract with IBM’s New York office. Machines were leased, not sold. They needed to be serviced. The case of IBM and the holocaust is presented succinctly here but anyone who would like to know more about that can read the book IBM and the Holocaust by Edwin Black. If it inspires you to watch the full movie, you will find the link below.