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Summarizing our Human Lives unto Death – there’s always something that we had forgot to mention – from the last conversation. Reviewing the Blog List of Topics, there was Anarchy, Empire, Guns, Drugs, Conflict, Class, Power, History…

Ah yes, Honor, that strange and peculiar virtue, which has accompanied most of human history. Honor does still exist around different parts of the world. Yet, it has recently expired its worthiness in the old imperial, thug empires of Europe – inclusive of their colonial-settler state monstrosities, such as the American Empire.

Depraved concepts of honor nevertheless rot inside the colonized minds of the hateful, and it also now lives twisted and twined to some crazy ideologies. Honor lies hidden amongst weird little subcultures across our Earth.

Honor supposedly resides within maniacal military brotherhoods, extremist political sects, and mostly amid right-wing nut jobs, patriarchal family structures of abuse, and well imprisoned inside even crazier, religious-brotherhood fundamentalist cults, deep inside the minds of monotheistic madmen. Gang members, wiseguys and other criminal underworlds proclaim themselves as ‘men of honor.’

What is this virtue, or vice, of honor, and how did most humans practice such a code throughout most of history?

Honor represented a great virtue, or action. This pure virtue of honor implied integrity, honesty and sincerity: living completely as a man of one’s words.

If your friend stated that he would help you, and if he did the work as he said he would, then he was a man of honor. This also meant that he would tell the hard truth to his good friends and blood family, regardless of the outcome. Honor’s brother in arms was Courage, and the Truth was always sacrosanct. Anyone possessing honor, also valued shame, or dishonor, which represented a public lack of trust in one’s ability to carry out honorable deeds.

This virtuous honor does not imply always telling the absolute, unequivocal truth to everyone or anyone that one encounters. This type of truth-telling is extremist and actually does more damage than good. It is the vice of indiscretion. Openly declaring to your grandmother that you once threw away one of her gifts in the past – on her birthday even – is simply rude, disrespectful and mean.

The second virtuous aspect of honor is respect. But this virtue can also denigrate into a vice.

Virtuous respect has signified the esteem for the elderly, the grey haired, one’s parents, the religious guru or priest of impeccable conduct, the aged monk of great wisdom, or the knowledgeable intellectual, literate gentleman, ex-soldier. Such men of honor knew a great deal about history, literature, philosophy, science, art, weapons, love, etc., and he or she was often a great conversationalist, a true Humanist. As the saying went, ‘respect where respect was due., Kong Qui, or Confucius, referred to these actions as the Virtue of Benevolence.

Vicious respect or Vice-ridden honor, however, is the false honor of the criminal underworld: gangsters, wiseguys, outlaws, gang members, pirates, crooks, swindlers, thieves, murderers and other sorts of disreputable delinquents.

This twisted form of honor holds ties to extreme violence. The criminal thug must use violent methods in order to get money, since the threat of violence and the actual acts of violence do the job. The criminal preys upon the weaker sorts of society, such as addicts, degenerate gamblers, the greedy, the dumb, petty thugs, street hustlers, illegal drug dealers and muggers. The continual threat of extreme, quick and brutal force, or vengeance for any sign of insolence – made one a respected guy. This is the wise guy code of honor.

All top criminal groups possess codes of honors, inclusive of police squads and military special forces, such as the violent defense of any dishonor to the ‘brotherhood,’ ritual initiations, permissible and impermissible behaviors.

In the criminal underworld, there is no honesty, since most members end up murdered or die in prison – often initiated from the mouths of their own in-group. As the old saying goes, ‘there is no honor among thieves.’

Honor has unfortunately degenerated even further throughout human history, while circling among the World’s false virtues. Honor has found powerful associations with group feeling and group cohesion.

Honor had attached itself to even greater social-cultural powers, when secular society began to esteem a person as Honorable – often through the deceitful methods of legal or institutional violence.

Honor addicted itself to Gain and Loss, Praise and Blame, Fame and Disgrace, Happiness and Unhappiness. Honor had become the fleeting, impermanent love and admiration of the crowd, the mob, the gang of cowards, the liars of history. Honor had transformed into privilege, the applause and public acclaim of imbeciles, and gave a free pass to unearned hierarchy.

The dissolute and untalented first-born son of a lazy aristocrat was honorable, while an honest and hard-working farmer who worked with his hands was dishonorable. The military general that attacked a defenseless city, and murdered thousands of human beings – just for the sake of conquest – had somehow achieved honor. The captured slave who had stood against violence through horribly sacrificing his own life – was somehow shameful.

The politician or tyrant who ruthlessly hunted his political enemies, and then spit on their graves horribly, even gloating about it – had attained great honor. The smug judge, backed up through well-armed police-soldiers, who always hung or imprisoned poor offenders before his bench – also reached the sublime goal of honor.

Men of Power who regularly abused their powers, all for the sake of their privileged egos – accomplished the Life of Honor. Worldly Honor was the sacred preserve for both illegal criminals and legal gangsters. Like everything good and virtuous, the Human Condition has always perverted them towards the extremes, dressing up rotten virtues as respectable vices.

Virtuous honor is honesty, sincerity and integrity, with respect for ancient wisdom. The World’s Honor, or Vice Honor, is respect with violence, maintaining group cohesion through fear, and an adherence to the hierarchy of the most ruthless.

The virtue of honor denies the self, while acting as a humble gentleman for the sake of telling the truth, with respect for one’s elders and teachers. The vice of honor is total ego worship, where the greatest murderer-killer-assassin takes the premium of fame and respect, both from his own murder cult and from the general society of cowards, followers, flatterers and fools.

Women also have honor, and all of its foundations are positive virtues. Woman’s virtuous honor represents self-control, natural beauty, coolness under pressure, intelligence, book learning with poetic mastery, spirituality, maintaining a strong family and home life, or devoting one’s self to the Holy life, and most importantly, abstaining from all sexual misconduct and public scandal – an impeccable reputation.

Honor also has an extremely important relation to History. Honor, excepting extreme stubbornness, and both as virtue and vice, wins over the minds and hearts of a People, a Nation, a Country, a Civilization.

Why is this? This Historical Mystery still lies unsolved. Some historical examples could possibly explain the connection.

In twentieth-century Latin American history, President Peron of Argentina was successful in his political-economic reforms, while President Allende of Chile was not. Both men were populist politicians that wanted to elevate the working classes of their respective countries. Peron and his wife Evita rallied the working classes to the streets and defied their political reactionary enemies. Allende used the same exact tactics in Chile. Both men possessed honor.

The differences between the two were that, in the first example, both Peron and Evita successfully displayed to both their friends and enemies, the charismatic honor of the National Strongman or Caudillo. Allende, on the other hand, decided to play fair, using parliamentary procedure and a state visit to Castro’s Cuba. Peron, the politician actor, always looked big and strong, while Allende sometimes seemed weak and vulnerable – and especially to the military junta that murdered and replaced him. All it took was a little CIA oil, which forced the wheels a turning.

Within nineteenth-century European History, the Emancipated Jew, or the Secular Jew of the Haskalah, began to elicit great hatred from the Conservative Right. There are many reasons for this detestation, but one of the main reasons was that the New Secular Jew, lacked the cultural façade of honor.

The emancipated Jews spilled from walled ghettos comprising the occupations of rabbinical studies, merchant selling, day trading and money lending. The secularized Jew soon jumped into the professions, the university, the parliament, the arts business, the newspapers, investment banking and venture capitalism. According to the Old Order of Europe, none of those occupations possessed the veneer of honor – unlike, soldiering, seafaring, colonial and church administration, royal service and land trusteeship.

There are even greater lessons on Honor and History, which come out of the Teetering American Empire. In US History, the Left always seems to elicit a terrible hatred, both from most American citizens and from the greater apparatus of the US government. The reason is mainly that the Left always looks bad in public, holding no honor whatsoever.

Recently, a new type of Leftist Movement has burst forth onto the political scene – Anti-Fascism or Anti-FA…

This motley group claims to align itself with Anarchist political tendencies, but when I was one of those white skin privileged hipsters, Anarcho-fools, living in a Left Coast City, I never remembered Anarchists involved in such a Leftist position.

I do remember seeing Anarcho-Primitivism, Anarcho-Syndicalism, Black Blocks, Tree Sitting, Class War Politics, Urban Squatting, Anti-Capitalism, Green Anarchy, Anti-Globalization, Vegan Straight Edge Punks, and its other extreme, Trainhopping Oogle Crust Punks. The Anti-Fascist Blocs only seemed to augment, and usually with crazy Communists and demonstrator weirdos, whenever a bizarre, racist group publicly manifested in town.

I have noticed that this group does not act with the typical ill-discipline as other Anarchist or Leftist types. They seem tight-knit and move quickly, almost in military squad level precision. Like Autonomous Black Blocs, they wear black outfits for concealment and mask their faces. Unlike the previous group, this group now carries light weapons, such as thin bats, defensive shields, sawed crow bars, DIY made chains, incendiary devices, chemical agents and small polyurethane pipes.

They are definitely in the demonstrations to commit violence and mayhem. They are not only present to commit major property damage – but to seriously harm people. Eventually, they will murder their political enemies. This is the trap lying in wait for them.

The sad part is that their actions will also open counterattacks against their supposed supporters, who actually do not condone such violence, such as tenured radical college professors and Left-wing Liberal politicians.

This political groupthink now lives imprisoned within its own boogeymen of Hate. They truly hate Fascists. They forget however that people often choose right-wing or left-wing populism because they live desperate, frustrated lives lacking any power. The Anti-Fascists forget that they are also frail humans who suffer, and therefore, could also choose this route. Instead of Compassion, they choose Hatred. Hate and Hateful actions eventually breed the Vile acts of Murder. Murder is murder. Unlike other vices, Murder Actions immediately explode into fatal consequences. Karma is real.

These groups now have military discipline, hate their enemies thoroughly, and are willing to use total violence to achieve their goals – but they don’t show any honor. They instead display the all of the vices of dishonor

The Anti-FAs tend to physically attack weaker people, such as women, beat on random people as perceived enemies, surprise their political enemies with attacks when they are not armed for a fight, and enjoy destroying anyone’s personal possessions just because they are in the way of their violence. Such fanatics also enjoy stealing, robbing, thieving and taking things from other people – and then set those objects on fire or destroy them.

These Anti-Fascist hardcores had better start taking political demonstration-protest breaks and begin training with firearms.

The Right, Their Fascist Enemies, however are waiting – and slowly building up their reaction… They are rightly playing it cool – which implies honor.

Once this cabal of violent rioters moves into the violent arts of cowardly murder, the Liberal Corporate, Mainstream Media supporters will also turn on them. Once the general populace perceives that there is an internal threat of dishonorable wretches on the loose – then the liquidation without mercy begins.

Honor, History and Hegemony work together. The most important public activity that any cultural, social or political movement ought to possess is the perception of honor, inclusive of strength and mastery, with integrity of purpose. Once a faction holds such perceived public virtues, then they have a good chance of succeeding in their political programs. The State refers to this as legitimacy. If, however, the political coalition does not control such virtues, then they shall dig their own graves.

As for me, now living the Dharma of the Buddha, I willingly jump off this brutal train wreck of worldly honor, with all of its hypocrisy and violence.

I rather choose Honor related to the simple virtues of sincerity, honesty, integrity and trustworthiness. This honor includes respect for my elders, parents, good friends and the sages of great wisdom – wherever they exist on Earth. The summary of Honor is Truth, the Goodwill of the Gentleman, and Compassion – for all living beings – regardless of political-religious-ideological persuasions.

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La muerte que viene, y que venga… Muchos temen a La Muerte, y así la muerte nos sigue aún más. Todos somos seres humanos, y todos de nosotros vamos a morir. Ya sabemos que hemos de morir. -¿Cómo podemos morir con fuerza, con dignidad y de no traicionar nuestra honra?-

Hemos de descubrir las luces que viven dentro de nuestros cerebros. En los rincones del cerebro hay chispas de luz que siempre conectan con la verdadera actualidad, o en otras palabras, al Universo, a los Cosmos – al Dharma.

A todos los vivientes y espíritus, ambos los vivos y los muertos, y a todas las materias que están en movimiento, o a los que parezcan de existir, hay un ciclo oculto entre la vida y la muerte en la profundidad del vacío. Cruzamos al misterio.

Algunos escritores, profetas, santos y filósofos lo llamaban ‘lo místico.’ Ese misticismo significa el silencio que siempre existe y existía, desde los principios. Cuando nos escuchamos sobre los ruidos comunes en la mente, y no cogiendo distracciones por los pensamientos adictos, ya entendemos la sabiduría. Hay un equilibrio entre la vida y la muerte.

Todos mueren, y al final de todos los movimientos del universo, todos se extinguen. -Y a los viajeros que vivían por entonces, qué hacían ellos por ese camino escabroso?- Ellos deberían entrar en las fiestas agrias, o la vida dura, y esforzarse aun más para enfrentar las pesadillas de la condición humana.

-!No Seamos cobardes para nada: vivimos, luchamos, comemos y moremos!- Es difícil de encontrar los poetas que viviesen sus vidas como escribían en sus obras.

Miguel Cervantes y Lope de Vega eran unos, y también Federico García Lorca vivía así; sin embargo, otro artista, quien estaba además un amigo y contemporáneo de Federico García Lorca, ganó el premio de la vida, y de la muerte, se llamó Miguel Hernández.

El escritor-soldado Miguel Hernández exclamó: Llegó con tres heridas: la del amor, la de la muerte, la de la vida…

Miguel nació en el pueblo de Orihuela, la provincia de Alicante en el año 1910. Su padre era labrador y ganadero. Cuando creció el niño, su padre le mandó a un colegio de jesuitas, y mientras tanto, el joven empezaba a trabajar con su padre en el campo.

Cuando Miguel terminó sus estudios del bachillerato, él resumía su vida en el campo y durante su poco tiempo libre, visitaba las bibliotecas para leer profundamente. A él le encantaba la poesía contemporánea y los autores del Siglo de Oro Español. Era un autodidacta de sabiduría y conocimientos. Como a todos los lectores entusiastas, los libros de la civilización humana siempre transformaban a los curiosos.

Para buscarse la vida, vivir de la poesía, Miguel viajaba entre las ciudades de Alicante y Madrid, durante los años treinta. Él poeta sacrificaba todo para escribir, y hizo amistades con muchos artistas y intelectuales en La España de la Segunda Republica.

El escritor-intelectual, como miles de otros artistas izquierdistas en Europa, se radicalizó a la ideología del comunismo, y también visitó La Rusia Soviética algunas veces. Cuando estalló La Guerra Civil Española en el verano de 1936, el señor Hernández se alistó para defender La Republica. El ganadero del campo valenciano y lector autodidactica, se hizo poeta-guerrero, como el español renacentista, Jorge Manrique. Ese soldado combatía valientemente durante la guerra.

Después de la caída de la Segunda Republica en 1939, Miguel se fugó, pero poco después, se cayó en una trampa por sus enemigos del otro lado de la guerra. El fin de la historia fue que el preso terminó su vida en la cárcel franquista. Fue el año 1942. Hasta su muerte Sr. Hernández escribía sin disculpas, como un periodista encarcelado, contra la injusticia de las penas posguerras.

Ese escritor murió en la cárcel, y no en el campo de la batalla. Los que conocen la cárcel también saben que el sobrevivir en la cárcel es una batalla, y muchas veces implica una lucha aun más fuerte que el combate de guerrero.

La violencia se manifiesta de algunas formas por la vida absurda: la guerra, la ocupación, el colonialismo, la esclavitud, el encarcelamiento, los trabajos forzados, el exilio sin hogar fijo, el vivir sin casa, las dependencias, los desalojamientos, la miseria, la pobreza, los accidentes laborales, la perdida de familia y las catástrofes naturales.

Miguel Hernández, como artista, escritor, poeta, orador, soldado, preso y periodista, se enteró todo ante la muerte. Todos de nosotros podemos vivir como artistas de la vida y de la muerte. Si elegimos y seguimos un camino en la vida, haremos todo lo posible para conseguir y adelantarlo. El trabajo, y el trabajo duro, es necesario para vivir bien. Vivir bien no significa la riqueza de posesión. El vivir bien significa la honra y las virtudes juntadas. El esfuerzo, la fuerza de la sangre, y la liberación del corazón cambian todo. No obstante, hay siempre un termino. Llegamos al mismo fin – la muerte sencilla.

Nada se escape de la muerte. La muerte nos espera y cada día que existimos, la muerte se nos acerca más. La muerte es cierta, pero no sabemos cuando nos la pase. Es cierto que cuando llega el camino final de la vida agonizante, no podemos pararlo. La muerte siempre gana el premio. El Buda explicó todo hace dos mil quinientos años en La India.

Miguel entendió algo más profunda de la muerte. Él andaba en dificultades económicas para seguir escribiendo poemas. Claro, la vida del poeta no era fácil, sino cuando una guerra civil sangrentada reventó en España, el autor muy español, tuvo que escoger una posición con armas. Solo había dos opciones. Miguel Hernández era izquierdista, así que él se juntó con el ejercito republicano. A diferencia de otros habladores en esa época, el señor Hernández agarró su arma y luchaba hasta la muerte.

Después de la guerra, y la perdida brutal de la Segunda Republica, algunos soldados republicanos se fugaban fuera de España. Otros no tenían tanta suerte. Miguel Hernández era uno de los segundos.

Con tanta pena en la carcel franquista, ese poeta soldado no se quejaban como victima y cobarde. Siempre se comportaban como el soldado duro y poeta profundo enfrentando la muerte.

Así es la lección de su historia noble. Vamos a morir. -¡No se atrape en la tumba de la vida para evitar la muerte!- Hemos de aceptar el destino sin salida. La vida dura y la muerte noble se mueven alrededor de nuestros sufrimientos comunes. Ellas consuman todas las obras maestras. Las palabras se acaban, y los hechos gritan.

Un escritor del siglo diecisiete, P. Baltasar Gracián, escribió:

Hasta de inútiles lo es el ser eternos. No ai afán sin conorte: los necios le tienen en ser venturosos, y también se dixo «ventura de fea». Para vivir mucho es arbitrio valer poco; la vasija quebrantada es la que nunca se acaba de romper, que enfada con su durar. Parece que tiene invidia la fortuna a las personas más importantes, pues iguala la duración con la inutilidad de las unas y la importancia con la brevedad de las otras: faltarán quantos importaren y permanecerá eterno el que es de ningún provecho, ya porque lo parece, ya porque realmente es assí. Al desdichado parece que se conciertan en olvidarle la suerte y la muerte.

Hay que citar Miguel Hernandez una vez más:

de ‘Sentado sobre los muertos’

Aquí estoy para vivir 
mientras el alma me suene,
 y aquí estoy para morir,
 cuando la hora me llegue,
 en los veneros del pueblo
 desde ahora y desde siempre.
 Varios tragos es la vida
 y un solo trago es la muerte.

No hay más refranes. La muerte se presenta.

 

 

Dangerous Ideologies XI: Militarism, Spy Masters-War Porn-Deep State

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Honest prophets from world history have proclaimed that ‘war is hell.’ Yet there have also existed some more influential folks, often among the rich, powerful, wealthy and elites, who have correctly stated, ‘war is the salvation of the State.’ Both groups have been unfortunately correct.

The prophets eventually sell out, kill themselves, or if they refuse to sell out, well then, they usually get assassinated. Such is the dismal fate that awaits such men of conscience in our evil modern world.

Meanwhile, the elites keep getting richer and more powerful, and the wars, inclusive of their severity, increase by the year. This is especially true living in the Amerikan Empire ruled by Sociopaths. How did we end up surviving within such a horrible actuality, harboring such a terrifying future?

The date of infamy was around a decade before the mass murder spectacle and outrageous scam of ideological nonsense, called Imperialism. This was an epoch oiled in the noxious fumes of European aristocratic lies in regards to false honor. 

Historians have referred to this period as World War I, (1914). The occultic spot on the Earth  was deep in the heart of the Second Reich of the German Empire, called Preusse, or its more infamous name, Brandenburg Prussia, with its capital in Berlin-Potsdam.

Due to the machinations of a political jefe, a Prussian aristocratic leader, or fuhrer, Otto von Bismarck, he had finally succeeded in transforming the hundreds of little states, kingdoms and dukedoms within the previous Germanic Holy Roman Empire, originally called the First Reich.

He accomplished this grand goal through military victories in three different wars: the War against the Austrian Empire in the east and south, the War against the Danish Empire in the north, and the War against the French Empire in the west. By the 1870s, Germany, or Deutschland, had become the most powerful political-military national force on the European Continent.

Austria and Denmark accepted Germany’s new role, while France desired vengeance. England grew angry, yet kept its cool as long as the British Empire maintained its naval supremacy.

The Russian Czarist Empire aligned with the French, while the Turkish Ottoman Empire under the Sultan looked favorably on the German Advance. The northern Italian junta, or the aristocratic and royal political bosses, wanted to copy Germany, so they started the Risorgimento, or the War of Northern Aggression, against the civilian population of southern Italy, during the 1860s.

Berlin had transcended into the grand capital of imperial military power. There was the magnificent Brandenburg Gate built in the 1700s, the boisterous Beer Gardens, which were great social spaces for men, and then there were those long and wide Boulevards, such as Unter den Linden, so beautiful uniform armies could march in goose step.

There also existed the infamous cadet schools. These state schools educated young men in the arts of warfare, or the sublime art of war. The schools glorified war. Along the walls hung painted portraits of previous war masters showing them in rigid Prussian military garb, and in the foreground, the heroes engaged in close cavalry combat.

The Prussians had also distinguished themselves as the theorists of combat, such as the aristocratic warrior philosopher, Carl von Clausewitz, who used Hegelian political theory, (problem + reaction = solution), in his military doctrines. His most famous adage of wisdom: war is the continuation of politics through other means.

The military instructors in these laboratories of the military ethos, also encouraged a strange type of education culture, which they called, ‘spartanern.‘ This new German verb implied the modern application of the Spartan Code of Military Discipline, through torture and beatings, in order to form the hard military man. This pseudo-interpretation, which allowed legal violence, also encouraged excessive bullying and hazing.

In one class, the cadets targeted this one unfortunate student for extreme violence. One day the little killers cut up, burned with flames, and strangled one of the boy’s hands. It was not known if the victim had lost the hand finally. Such are the boons out of the modern ideological cult of Militarism.

Militarism is our modern scourge of governance. It poisons the body politic into jingoism, corrupts civil society through war readiness, and rots the State via provocation and military alliances.

The Military ideological cult led through senior officers demands special attention within our modern life, from its sacred political-economic privileges, to the large, center stage of a nation’s culture. All social activities lead to gross flag waving, tight military formations, a parasitical officer class, and the media accumulation of emerging enemies and eternal war. Shiny uniforms, aggressive recruiting, bombastic music, comic book films, and war porn technology all amalgamate into the Military Supremacy Monster.

The powerless, ignorant, wage slave citizens love it, while the intelligent veterans from its previous wars of legal mass murder despise it. The cancerous gangrene of Militarism transforms all shades of cowardly politician into the most fanatical of supporters, while the heroic prophet that condemns war takes on the detestable role of national traitor.

After the mass extermination of World War I, rich and powerful elites have sheltered their offspring from battle field warfare, so they would never have to fight on the first lines of combat.

The State leaves those loser posts for the working men and lumpen classes. Those pathetic bums can afford to lose a limb, half of their bodies, part of their faces, or even the use of their legs or hands. If they should die on the glorious field of combat, then their relatives can at least collect an insurance policy.

Once the Military Cult grows exponentially, it births three important excrements on the national stage of calumny. First, there is the Military-Industrial Complex, or the Permanent War Political Economy, which ensures continual shareholder profits for endless conflicts, while it offers great corporate-government positions for retiring higher officers.

Next, there is the Spymaster system of multiple government, initialized agencies who are constantly at war with each other, wage unending struggle against their own citizens, and set up paramilitary forces in different parts of the globe encouraging physical extermination.

Finally, Militarism funds a massive media propaganda empire of war action films and false media news histories glorifying murder and destruction.

The culmination of the Prussian born, Second Reich, terminated at the end of World War I, and soon rebirthed for another round of vengeance during World War II. But what happened afterwards?

After dropping two nuclear weapons on the civilian, urban population in Japan, and actually defending the uses of such weapons – the Amerikan Empire of Sociopaths birthed, and so it permanently moveed into a permanent state of war readiness and red alert.

A new corporate elite, sociopath emerged. This new man often held an Ivy League, elite university degree, and most often from Harvard, Yale and Princeton, and then slithered between the corporate sector, media political analysts, elite academia, high government positions, and even running high defense and intelligence posts, or really warfare and spymaster posts. An American intellectual caught sight of this, C. Wright Mills, and wrote a book about it, The Power Elite.

At the same time in history, this imperial monster created multiple initial spy agencies, or strengthened existing ones, such as the CIA, the NSA, the FBI, and the DIA – in order to utterly destroy the perceived enemy. Whether it was International Communism, Leftism, Socialism, the Soviet Union, Red China, Populist-National Liberation leaders, etc., it did not matter. The media would always invent another Goldstein-Enemy (Orwell, 1984), of the Day.

Spy agencies have helped wage unconventional warfare out of the public gaze. We now call this type of warfare covert operations, low intensity conflict, counterinsurgency warfare, or with cyber warfare, fourth generation warfare. All of these terms imply one thing: political manipulations, thefts of secrets, bribery and legal mass murder of the enemy, or just simply, hidden money and mobilizations for legal, public criminality.

Like the elite sociopaths who would never dream of joining the military enlisted ranks, the upper echelon of officers also move between elite fields of governance when they retire, such as university academia, high political posts, defense contractors, spymaster positions and news media analysts. In fact, most intelligence operatives have usually had some previous military experience.

From my own previous enlistment in the US military, I also remember this corrupt and degenerate militarist system. I had a clerk MOS, so I never had to murder anyone for the empire. But others were not so lucky.

I distinctly remember the disgusting methods the US military system used against us low-level enlisted servants. We often received sudden orders to move to another post without any prior notice. The military system always manipulated our contracts. If we failed a pathetic type of exam, then we would have retrain from scratch, leave our work, or receive a lower pay grade. Even going out on our day’s off and having a good time could possibly get us into trouble due to all the petty rules and traps found inside a typical 30 page enlisted military contract. The officers did this purposefully in order to transform us into nervous and cringing slaves. Sadly, it worked.

I also saw from afar the completely different world for the top officer brass. They did not eat the crap GMO, (genetically modified), laced US military food. Instead, they dined privately, and often with other local political and cultural elites. They all had special privileges that no other soldier had, with a lot less rules.

They could leave their posts when they wanted, and their orders were always tempered with their careers. If they got into some outside trouble, then the military legal whitewash would excuse a little lapse of behavior. Those hypocrites loved war and militarism because it meant a quick rise in pay grade and they would not have to die or end up maimed on the front lines anyway.

This is the real reason the US government cannot give up its addiction to war: the US military officer careerists need to rise in rank and then receive the high pay, full benefits welfare system. This is also called the US Military officer payroll, 0-10 and above. The only fast way to advancement is combat duty, meaning eternal war.

I recall that the US military also had a good amount of foreign officers, both commissioned and non-commissioned, within its ranks. The Amerikan Empire in its unlimited cravings for world domination, has desired all power and authority under its dictatorship. With all of its invasions and bombings across the globe, the Amerikan Empire of Sociopaths has acted in desperation for such continual loyalty.

This is another reason why the US government makes it very easy for both big and small American corporations to hire foreign workers through H-1B and F-1 visas. From all of the warfare and destruction that this Empire has inflicted across the Earth, the US government needs to show greedy locals that they can come to America and make quick profits.

American universities regularly hand out ‘special student visas’ to the two most populous regions on Earth: East Asia and South Asia. There is also the profitability in exploiting illegal guest workers, from four particular countries: Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. What do they all have in common?

All of the above Latin American countries have suffered death squad, criminal governments supported through American taxpayer dollars. Almost all of the millions of foreign workers inside the United States are either political or economic refugees of the Amerikan Empire!

With all this blatant corruption, the US Military and its surrogate spy agencies have worked splendidly in murdering millions upon millions of the world’s inhabitants. How many nations and peoples across the globe has the US Air Force bombed? How many governments has the United States CIA overthrown? How many US financed, organized paramilitary-terrorist gangs have had some training from US Special Forces? How many corrupt and murderous regimes across the globe has the US government given money to? How is it that the US Government has been in continual warfare across the Earth, since dropping those two nuclear weapons on Japan in 1945?

No other world imperium in world history has committed such everlasting atrocities of lying, falsification, mass murder and the complete destruction of life.

The US government did not win the Korean, Indochina, Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Any historian can look at what those sociopaths have done to those nations however. The victims of Amerikan Imperium will never recover, and all of that life annihilation had a particular evil purpose: if we lose, you still die by the millions – and even after the war is over.

How many innocent people now rot in the Amerikan gulag due to FBI, IRS, and militarized cop frame ups? How can some spy-paramilitary agency, such as the DEA or the FDA, suddenly decree that certain pharmacopeia are illegal, and then legally wage a brutal war against the personal users of such drugs?

The profound depths evil found inside of the Amerikan Empire of Sociopaths represents Liberalism and Militarism combined with the Psychobabble Cult and Forced Compulsory Schooling. All Empires eventually decay into corpses, and drown within their toxic embers. So will this excrescence.

When I was in the US Military I also remember listening to the stories from the old men NCOs that still wore their faded uniforms in order to retire well after 30 or 40 years of service. Those old bones were the lifers that did a few tours in the Indochina conflict. The US military still runs on the Non-Commissioned Officers: petty officers and sergeants. They are the commandeering class in the services. Without them, the higher officers can do nothing, the US military machine would have to suspend operations completely.

Many of those lifer guys, or their families, were originally from the Southland and proud of it. They shot guns regularly in the desert, hunted, rode cars off-road or loved riding their bikes. They were mean bad asses, but also had those icy charms of disciplined soldiers.

At the end of the Indochina conflict, they had to watch each others’ backs when going off ship or off base. Many just wore their civies, or civilian outfits. The general public just disliked them. Things turned around by the early 1980s, but those memories did not fade easily.

By 1970, there was also a full-on military rebellion in Indochina. When President Nixon visited the troops – they took the soldiers’ guns away! This is what really put an end to that war. And yes, there was even a miniscule amount of soldiers that switched sides and fought with the North Vietnamese Army!

And as the Mr. Dylan once stated not too long ago, ‘the times they are a changing.’

The political aperture of rebellion is moving slowly into place once again. The two-party shit clown show is losing both its momentum – and its legitimacy. Only the old folks at home are tuning into the corporate mainstream media circus.

The corporate newspaper cult is dying a slower death – and good riddance. Most citizens are still ingesting the TV-fast food dope – but once 20% of the populations loses the faith – it is over. Like me, a lot of my acquaintances are either unemployed, or are inside the prison of precarious, low pay, part-time, underemployment.

The sociopaths in power run about like dismembered chickens. The elites are relentlessly attacking and cornering the same sociocultural base where most of those NCOs originally came from: Family, Home, Work, Church, Coffee, Cigarettes, Alcohol and Guns. Let them continue such desperate political games.

No matter how many side shows glorifying Militarism they play on the TV screen through the National Football League, or the NFL, or through crap Hollywood movies, the internal rot of the system and the class divisions are increasing exponentially.

I learned four important skills from my US military life period: cleaning a toilet, making a tight bed with triangular corners, ultimately passing the PT physical test – and shooting, cleaning, assembly disassembly of weapons.

I guess those Cultural Marxist Ivy League professors forgot to teach the elites one very important truth: never humiliate an unemployed veteran that knows the truth hiding behind the system. History’s lessons shall now commence firing.

Gun Culture Exhibit J: Firearms revolutionizing History & Culture

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Crap historians often relay the same boring and trite tales: great men, particular dates and life changing battles.

There are deeper folds within the trite tales, such as the history of pharmacopeia, the evil works and historical lessons of empires, the wrong views and institutional lies of religions, states and ideologies – and ultimately, the technology of extermination, often meaning the arts in the destruction of human life.

There exist three different historical methods within the arts of physical extermination, or legal state murder: torture, imprisonment – and firearms, or the technology of quick and brutal weaponry.

The firearm is one such artifact from our long and terrible history in the destruction of life. Torture works for any sadist, and the State has the monopoly on imprisonment, but the firearm is open to both the State and non-state historical actors.

Empires love firearms for the embrace of war and ideologies, while tyrannical states stockpile weapons in order to murder their enemies and destroy their own consciences. Then there are the regular humans who need them for both fighting against their own tyrants and for defending themselves from criminals. The firearm is however, somewhat different from world history’s earlier weapons.

The long list of ancient warfare has included the chariot, the horse, the elephant, the dog, the catapult, the supply wagons, the fireball, the burning oil caskets, the castle, the fortress, the ship, the dungeon, the siege machine, the pike, the spear, the crossbow, the arrow, the poisoned dart, the club, the moral law, the discipline, the courage, the spy, the battle organization, the battlefield dynamic, the shield, the battle armor, the paint, the gong, the trumpet, the bell, the fire smoke, the poisoned water, the difficult terrain, the cannon, the banner, the mace, the dagger and the sword.

The true firearm was only a modern invention. The gun, rifle, or hand cannon, with gunpowder and shot, represented a deadly gift from East Asia, China and Japan, and then grew in detail during the European Renaissance of the fourteenth-century, or the late 1300s.

The firearm was more of a thinner type of cannon, which shot hard objects through the combination of extreme heat and force. Both an infantryman and cavalryman could carry those weapons on their hips or saddles, and then hold them in their hands for combat.

The firearm’s goal was not just to exterminate life, or to cause grievous bodily wounds, but also to mutilate and maim, which often forced enemy soldiers to exit the combat fields. The firearm has been the great leveler of life destruction. The guerrilla can fight the state assassin. The revolutionary can fight the tyrants’ thugs. While hunting for food in the wild, the firearm has created an easier task for both killing animals, eating and surviving.

During the long historical reign of the sword, spear and pike, the soldier, and for many years previous, had to learn well and regularly practice such weapons. But with the firearm, a few days of instruction in the assembly disassembly of the weapon, the safety protocols, the cleaning of the different parts, and the practice of shooting and sighting in, could make a capable soldier.

There have been some firearms that have not only equalized the art of killing between unequal combatants, but they have also changed world history and culture.

Particular weapons were thus able to transform the battlefield through facilitating the victory of one violent force over another one. A certain group of those firearms were either more efficient in killing-wounding operations, or more accurate on the field. Others were lighter for carry and often facile for quick shooting. A few of those same weapons even had stronger durability during critical reload-release-shot cycles.

All game changing, revolutionary firearms have transformed world mechanical sciences and the arts of killing for the greater humanity.

We first travel backwards to the Tang Dynasty of China, around a thousand, five hundred years ago, with the invention of gunpowder for hand cannons. This great invention is still necessary for the firing of any gun or rifle. The ignited heat force of the primer blasts the gunpowder, (now inside of modern ammunition casings), pushing the shot-bullet out of the receiver-breech, through the barrel-bore, and towards its target.

The Matchlock Rifle was the first evolutionary cannon held by individual soldiers. They used them as smoking, volley fires on the enemy, (1400-1500s). Although Europeans produced such hand cannons, and especially the Spanish and Portuguese naval empires, the Japanese samurai would also use such weapons to great effects during contentious infantry, cavalry and chariot battles.

In the mid 1500s, it was not just the Protestant Reform that hit Germany. German armorers or gunsmiths had perfected the art of Rifling, where they cut grooves into the bores of barrels in order to achieve a smoother, more accurate shot. The basic problem was the black gunpowder filth that gummed up the interior bore, and so the art of gun cleaning also emerged.

During that same historical period, another German gunsmith had developed a smaller hand cannon, but instead of using a matchlock, which took a lot of time to load, reload and shoot, this weapon now used a Wheel Lock. They were also smaller than the matchlocks. In fact, they became the first mini-cannons or pistols. Gentlemen across Europe wanted such weapons, not just for military field combat, but also for duels – and even assassination.

Just in time for the English Civil War, (the 1640s), French gunsmiths had invented the great Flintlock Rifle, which was the final adjustment to the whole gun lock system. There was no match wick, no wheel to push, just a hammer that ignited the flint, and in turn ignited the gunpowder and ball. The shot was quicker, but those weapons were terribly inaccurate.

By the beginning of the 18th century, the 1700s, every European army was using such guns. These weapons had the names of the le mousquet, or musket, avec la baïonette, or bayonet. European armies would line up on a plane field, shoot volleys, and when the shot gave out, walk towards the enemy, called bayonet charges. European military tactics would never remain the same.

Eventually, even these guns and tactics also went out of style with better technology, but gentleman preferred the smaller versions, as the most excellent dueling pistols. Dueling continued well into the early years of 1900s. A true gentleman had his box set of two flintlock dueling pistols, with balls, powder pouches and muzzle rods, or barrel jammers.

It wasn’t until the early part of the 1800s, the decade of the 1820s actually, with the invention and common use of the Percussion Cap for firing muzzle loaded rounds near the breech, which had finally made the flintlocks obsolete. Soldiers could shoot to kill or maim in the rain – and duelers too.

A British gunsmith amazingly designed a pistol with a movable round revolver, holding four to six bullets. This weapon became The Colt Revolver of 1835. Military officers could easily load the cartridges through the holes of the revolver. It was a single shot with a hammer, which then ignited the primers of the bullets.

The shooter simply cocked the hammer, shot the round, and then the next round of the revolver was chambered. After the revolver was empty, the pistol man had to remove the casings. It was this gun that helped the created the magical and deadly Wild West in America.

The British armorers also produced the first accurate rifle, which would transform the American Civil War. The American Civil War, (1860-65), began with the old battlefield army lines facing each other, and ended with modern trench warfare of steel, blood and attrition.

This breakthrough weapon was the 1853 Enfield Smoothbore Rifle. The Smoothbore was still a muzzle loader, so the soldier had to squash the bullet and powder cartridge down with the rod – but the final shot was deadlier. The casualties on both sides of the conflict showed the effects.

After the American Civil War, American armorers had built, ‘The Gun that Won the West,’ or the 1873 Winchester Repeating Lever Action Carbine. This lighter, repeating rifle possessed a tube magazine with up to ten rounds loaded. With every lever push down, the magazine loaded another round into the chamber for firing. A good shooter could knock off around ten shots within a few seconds. Cowboys, braves, outlaws, lawmen, frontiersmen, farmers and miners, all possessed these indispensable guns.

We again return to our German armorer masters. So by the end of the 19th century, Mauser perfected the bolt-action rifle with sights for combat. This deadly accurate weapon allowed a trained shooter to insert a bullet into the chamber, and then close the bolt-action, and with just a tight squeeze of the trigger, the energy pushed the hammer to the bullet – and the rest was history. This weapon birthed the glorious sniper shooter.

During this same historical epoch, German gunsmiths also constructed the first semi-automatic rifles, all of which used an inserted magazine of rounds that fit directly under the chamber. Simply racking the bolt-action back, chambered the next round.

We end our historical story, with the Russian version of the semi-automatic and automatic rifle, developed after World War II, The Kalashnikov AK-47 Rifle. This battlefield rifle using German WW II 7.62×39 ammunition, and with a particular gas cylinder, heats up greatly during the firing process. Some desperate fighters have even caused flames to shoot out from the bore.

Yet, this masterpiece of destruction remains functional in whatever weather, or in whatever combat situation. It can shoot rounds effortlessly even if not cleaned in months. Due to its amazing livability, armies, paramilitaries and guerrillas have used this rifle as the go-to weapon of choice. It has even entered the cultural iconography of revolutionary combat, found on insignias and photos of guerrillas across the globe, and on country flags in Africa.

Human combatants have used their firearms to kill lots of people through the annals of world history. Such is the nasty story of the Human Condition under Civilization. This system of suffering and misery will never change.

Conflict also created culture, and the firearm, or the gun, represents a human invention, which has not only revolutionized the art of killing other life forms – but it has also changed our world culture, through both science and art.

Humanity has created great religious temples, yet who actually built them, and then who owned the property to use them – and had permission to live inside of them? Human systems have manufactured endless supplies of pharmacopeia, but who controls the markets to sell and regulate them – while who have been the ignorant victims of their scams and abuse?

Armorers have fabricated stronger and efficient weapons for physical extermination – and all states, governments and authorities now stockpile them. Yet, who often faced the other side of such weapons – with no weapons to shoot back?

Always remember this melancholic, historical truth.

 

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From the hidden archives and covered annals of History, falls the troublesome tale of Tea, Camellia Sinensis, or as they called it in China, cha.

Like coffee beans, vanilla cane, cacao beans, sugar cane, yerba mate leaves and coca leaves, this light and soft, green leaf – delivers a nice energy kick for its users.

An important question elicits some response: how did such a distant Asian plant change the course of world history, and yet transform so many cultures – and even those far off lands where it is impossible to grow such a plant?

The answer lies not so much with the plant – but with the historical traders who have profited off such a traffic. Whether trafficking in human slaves for plantation death work, opiates for achieving quick deaths, high-tech weapons for creating more wars, psychotropic meds for encouraging more mass killings,