THEM, AND US

THE BLEAT ETERNAL

 

“I don’t understand!”

 

… we hear it all the time.

All the time, in print, in blogs, in churches, streets, movies, cafes, schools, universities—anywhere educated/sophisticated/sincere/pretentious people and their wannabe quotealikes gather.

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USUALLY

applied as the finale note to discussion about the infamous “Man’s inhumanity to man”. It’s given as a whimpering acknowledgement by the powerless to a basic unalterable factor of life.

PUH-LEEZE

all ye anguishedget real.

If you don’t understand then you dwell in a dreamworld. Nice, but it’s one all of your own ~ you lock your comprehension away in a box and clutch ever more tightly your fuzzy little teddy bear.

Here, have a nice one on me, free—

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—aaaw, heck with the expense … take two.

When confronted with the most basic facts of life, you—

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—oh, come ON~! I haven’t said it yet!

Yes, you hide.

You hide in tears, in incomprehension; you refuse to understand that there really are people out there who just aren’t nice—

Looking back to his time in the ghetto, the horror … Kalwary says he is horrified to see violence in the world today and what he asserts is the rise in Poland of the same ideas that drove Nazi Germany …

“I am terrified by the rebirth of fascism and nationalism and I can see nationalism being glorified … Nationalism is being confused with patriotism.”

He said he finds no explanation for that other than “stupidity and lack of empathy” and an upbringing in some families in Poland, where he contends that some say under their breath that Hitler was guilty of evil things but that he also “‘freed us from the Jews.’”

“I cannot understand that,” he said.

—now re-read the last line. If for real then despite experiences he needs educating (if not, then it’s a cliché that needs replacement).

 

BY THEIR FRUITS

THOU SHALT KNOW THEM

 

And for the first time in my life I can see with empathy (some of) where the Nazis were coming from. I watch the Islamic invasions of Europe—clever, very clever indeed; come openly with guns drawn and you’ll be thrown back into the African sewers whence you endlessly spring—but come as half-drowned rats ‘refugees’ in desperate need …

… nice. Well done. Ten out of ten for psychology, strategy, and tactics.

At what point will the displaced European natives wake up, and what form will their reconquest of their own inner cities and lands take?

Messy?

Oh, really?

I don’t understand that …

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SOMETIMES

IT MAKES SENSE

 

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and I’m left scratching. All over …

“…The film also details the story of Lamarr as an inventor. “She came up with a secure communication system that was really about helping the Allies beat the Nazis in the Atlantic,” Dean said. “Wireless torpedoes were being blown up by Nazi ‘wolfpacks.’”

Lamarr worked to create a system called “frequency hopping” in which torpedoes would “hop” between frequencies to avoid detection …”

source:  CLICK HERE 

The ‘Lamarr’ referred to is of course Hedy, film star (boom boom~!) of a few years back. I had no idea that she was the slightest bit technical but there ya go. I also had no idea the wolfpacks could capture control of allied torpedoes so it’s learning curves all round.

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AND FOLLOWING

lines of thought triggered by the above ref’d article, I came upon this gem—

The Kriegsmarine and Royal Navy promptly identified and eliminated the problems. In the United States Navy, there was an extended wrangle over the problems plaguing the Mark 14 torpedo (and its Mark 6 exploder). Cursory trials had allowed bad designs to enter service. Both the Navy Bureau of Ordnance and the United States Congress were too busy protecting their own interests to correct the errors, and fully functioning torpedoes only became available to the USN twenty-one months into the Pacific War.[33]

source:  CLICK HERE 

—forcing once again this plaintive bleat: that in times of active unpleasantness the guys responsible for the procurement of vital equipments must be made to accompany them into the field:

Their invention was granted a patent … and at that time the U.S. Navy was not receptive to considering inventions coming from outside the military.[22] Only in 1962  … did an updated version of their design appear on Navy ships.[29]

Think of Self Interest as a wee bit of essential Quality Assurance if you like—there’s nothing quite like it for real motivation.

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THIS STINKS

pc and is every bit—though few will agree with, or even recognise my point—as bad as what it purportedly opposes:

Nazi Grandma,’ 88, Convicted of Holocaust Denial in Germany

Why?

Why would a humanist like moi cast aspersions upon the brain dead morality-deprived wannabe dogooders ani* of Germany?

AT THE RISK

of insulting such few readers as I have—

THINK ABOUT IT

—and if you can’t see any contradictions between ‘Free Speech’ and shutting people up for speaking …

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Weeelll, I have this wonderful bridge for sale—only slightly used, in Sydney Harbour. Free for removal, in fact … just stick a few bucks in my Swiss accounts and it’s all yours.

“Mr Argus, Sir?”

“Yes, Little Virginia?”

“Was that sarcasm, Sir?”

“Not this time Cutie. That was bitterness. But don’t fret—just study form, then off you go and vote.”

“… for Freedom, Truth, Justice and Free Speech, Sir?”

“You got it, Kid …”

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* It’s the plural of ‘anus’. (For you Americans it translates as ‘assholes’…)

 

YE GODS

and furry little fishes.

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SOMETIMES

even the greats disappoint. I challenge anyone to address this rather intriguing possibility by telling me what’s wrong with the wee video therein?

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to read and view item:  CLICK HERE

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AS A CONFIRMED

CT (Conspiracy Theorist) nutcase of the First Magnitude I have a wide (think eclectic) range of interests. Nazis and other louts, all grist to my mill. But sometimes (too often, dammit) I’m disappointed—as in the above reference.

Why, do you think?

(With the one linked above, that is … what could a hyper-critical furry oaf like me possibly find wrong with it?)

 

dodo.gif    mutter mutter mutter mumble gripe …

OH, GOD~!

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WHATEVER NEXT?

It’s a long time since I saw the Liza Minelli movie ‘Cabaret’ so I may be mixing imagery here; but at one point in the film there was an earnest looking young Aryan in full ‘hearts and minds for Adolf’ campaign kit singing to a startled, then rapt, then wildly enthusiastic audience. All bright golden spring-morning sunshiney stuff, stags in forests running free etc etc …

…whilst out of sight and mind some SS type thugs were cheerily demolishing a Jewish business owner in a back room, killing the snot out of him with fists and boots.

Out of sight—the SS types only crawl out of the woodwork when all the stag-foresty blue-eyed blond singing Aryans have done the groundwork for them. Quite clever, actually…

FLASH FORWARD

to the now—

      You’ll remember that students at Middlebury College in Vermont physically attacked both Charles Murray and his host, Allison Stanger, on March 2 (see here and here). Never mind that most of them hadn’t read The Bell Curve, or that Murray wasn’t even talking about that book; it was enough that he got demonized because they heard Murray was a racist. Fine; let them protest from their ignorance, but don’t allow them to physically assault Murray. Stanger’s hair was pulled, and apparently that injured her neck.

      Over at the Washington Post, columnist Richard Cohen, whose politics I don’t know, has a piece decrying the thugs at Middlebury, “Protestors at Middlebury College demonstrate ‘cultural appropriation’—of fascism, which is a good title …

for source:  CLICK HERE

I guess Middlebury College (and all who sail in her) qualifies as first recipient of the newly instigated ‘Snowflake Award‘.

Here, have a nice Snowflake—

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—and be aware that to earn the award all you have to do is be militantly closed-minded, pig-ignorant, two-faced, and viciously anti-Freedom*. (A bit PC wouldn’t do you any harm either.)

pcAre you PC?

If you are, wonderful!

You’ve proved that you cannot think for yourself (and lack the spheres to do so anyway) so you are already well on the way to your first Award**.

Hang in there, we may yet get the official t-shirts made …

And now, possibly like me you need a refresher on the value of free speech and the meaning of the film. I intend to view it again soon. It seems much more germane now than when I first saw it years ago.

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* You know, ‘Freedom” — those hackneyed old ‘free speech’ cliches (and similar such outdated outmoded unfashionable rubbish).

** The ‘Snowflake Award’ of course.

BELIEF, and

BEGGARED BELIEFs

brrrrr~! As you know (lucky you if you don’t—it means this is your first time here) I read, watch, and generally sift through a lot of stuff. Much of it rubbish … and am currently viewing The History Channel’s 3-disc package titled “Ancient Aliens (season two)”.

maria_orsic.jpgDisc 1 at the moment, and we’re in the collapsing Nazi Germany with guys like Martin Borman doing a bunk in a bell-shaped time machine.

All grist to the mill, and I’ve always loved that snap of Nazi Maria Ostrich (or whatever her name was.)

Long blonde hair, blue eyed with a challenging level gaze and big batty eyelashes … grrrrrrowf~!

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Oops, where was I?

Time travel. For myself, complete with closed and shuttered (barricaded even) mind I can only accept ‘time travel’ as a one-way opportunity. In my purview the entire universe is a time machine and it comes gratis (ya can’t ask better than that).

I start with a self-evident given:

no two physical objects

can occupy the same space

at the same time …

Simplistic, but any attempt to break Argus’s first rule of physics (see above) means disruption (this is why a bullet, arrow, or knife etc kills).

SO

the show shows earnest folks earnestly and enthusiastically telling us that ‘they’ (their beloved aliens etc) can flit painlessly through time. I use naval (poetic) slang to express my own humble opinion—

 

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—and await your declarations declaring me wrong. Any proofs might be nice too, but you are allowed an unproofed opinion.

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RUSSIA

OH … YEAH?

pcI conduct my own blitzkrieg on the topic of warfare. It’s too large (and I’m too old anyway) to devote the time to study it properly. No point: “Those who don’t learn the lessons of history are condemned to repeat them” (or something like that, Santayana). So? So I guess we’re doomed. Read on …

Right now I’m reading an analysis of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour (the author doesn’t seem impressed). I find myself both impressed, and cynically unimpressed—not with the Japanese but the defending Americans.

I’m impressed with the US reaction—they were up and fighting within minutes, and when they couldn’t open the ‘ready use’ ammo containers because they were locked and some officer somewhere held the keys they just bust ’em open and helped themselves. AND, according to the book, knocked down quite a few attackers and disrupted quite a few attacks. Just think what they might have done had they been forewarned … ready and waiting. And now we find, after seventy years, that the bigwigs in Washington knew about the incoming ‘surprise’ attack all along but thought it better not to let the troops know*.

FLASH SIDEWAYS NOW TO

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Stalingrad.

Volgograd.

Whatever—

The calculation of casualties depends on what scope is given to the Battle of Stalingrad. The scope can vary from the fighting in the city and suburbs to the inclusion of almost all fighting on the southern wing of the Soviet–German front from the spring of 1942 to the end of the fighting in the city in the winter of 1943. Scholars have produced different estimates depending on their definition of the scope of the battle. The difference is comparing the city against the region. The Axis suffered 850,000 total casualties (wounded, killed, captured) among all branches of the German armed forces and its allies; 400,000 Germans, 200,000 Romanians, 130,000 Italians and 120,000 Hungarians were killed, wounded or captured.[102]

The Germans lost 900 aircraft (including 274 transports and 165 bombers used as transports), 500 tanks and 6,000 artillery pieces.[3]:122–123 According to a contemporary Soviet report, 5,762 guns, 1,312 mortars, 12,701 heavy machine guns, 156,987 rifles, 80,438 sub-machine guns, 10,722 trucks, 744 aircraft; 1,666 tanks, 261 other armored vehicles, 571 half-tracks and 10,679 motorcycles were captured by the Soviets.[103] An unknown amount of Hungarian, Italian, and Romanian material was lost. The USSR, according to archival figures, suffered 1,129,619 total casualties; 478,741 personnel killed or missing, and 650,878 wounded or sick. The USSR lost 4,341 tanks destroyed or damaged, 15,728 artillery pieces and 2,769 combat aircraft.[104][105] 955 Soviet civilians died in Stalingrad and its suburbs from aerial bombing by Luftflotte 4 as the German 4th Panzer and 6th Armies approached the city.[3]:p.73

read more:  CLICK HERE

—and this wee battle is just one of many. I think I could (almost) safely say that the war (WW2, to be specific) against Nazi Germany was effectively between Russia and Germany, won by Russia with a little bit of help from the allies. (If you want a real battle, you should look up Kursk.)

NAPOLEON

also came unstuck invading Russia. And down through the ages so did lots of other ambitious oiks, but some folks never seem to learn.

MY POINT?

I really don’t mind if some oik wants to make his name. That’s simple human nature and there are plenty of simpletons out there—but why drag the innocent in too?

SO IF YOU LIVE AS A SERF

in any ‘western democracy’ wherein the leaders are stirring up ill feeling towards Russia, then I ask you to look more carefully at what is happening, and why. It could well be that as with Pearl Harbor your leaders know more than you do and you are just—if not the bait—the pawn.

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I’m also watching a most interesting Dvd, a series of American ‘documentaries’ on WW2. Excellently done, with a strong element of propaganda and some too obvious slants (but sourced during and  very soon after WW2 that aspect can be forgiven).

Oh, yes, the name of it: “WAR 10 Documentary Collection” (yep~!)

So far I’ve watched ‘The Nazis Strike’ (one of the best summaries of what happened, how and why it happened that I’ve ever seen) and ‘Fury in the Pacific’ which is the one covering Pearl Harbour.

Confusingly there’s also another three volumes of ‘War in the Pacific’. I’ve now watched the Aleutians one which also has footage from the storming of Tarawa. The Aleutians is well worth the viewing, I imagine most folks don’t even know what one is or that there was a war way up there in the chilly north too.

SO: RUSSIA

Oh, yeah? Do you really think that you might succeed where literally millions have failed, and take them Russkies out? (Hold me tight …)

First: best of luck if you try; and second, why the hell would you want to? Are you … shock, horror, gasp etc … possibly/perhaps/maybe being just a little bit misguided in that direction by your Beloved Leaders?

Couldn’t happen?

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*  Over 2,400 dead. Say it fast, and it doesn’t hurt so much (it’s all history anyway).