Saturday, August 19, 2017

Colbert on Dump losing friends

What, just because he's racist? Yes.

Maher's monologue

Funny coverage of the week's political news, especially Dump's defense of Nazis.

A thought on racism and white privilege

The myth of General Lee

From this article:

"But even if one conceded Lee’s military prowess, he would still be responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Americans in defense of the South’s authority to own millions of human beings as property because they are black. Lee’s elevation is a key part of a 150-year-old propaganda campaign designed to erase slavery as the cause of the war and whitewash the Confederate cause as a noble one. That ideology is known as the Lost Cause, and as historian David Blight writes, it provided a 'foundation on which Southerners built the Jim Crow system.'”

Yeah, let's preserve that 'culture.' Not!

Freemasonry and fascism

As a former Freemason I can assure you it was anti-fascist and anti-authoritarian. It was mostly about the Enlightenment value of rationality, as well as utilizing mythical symbolism and ritual to induce individual enlightenment. It was a key instigator in both the American and French revolutions. Nazis in fact persecuted and executed Freemasons as being antithetical to their hideous agenda.

Btw, a free copy of Pike's seminal book on the Scottish Rite can be found here. The blasphemous dedication reads:

"LUCIFER, the Light-bearer! Strange and mysterious name to give to the Spirit of Darknesss! Lucifer, the Son of the Morning! Is it he who bears the Light, and with its splendors intolerable blinds feeble, sensual or selfish Souls ? Doubt it not!"

Another seminal tome is Manly Hall's The Secret Teachings of All Ages

RIP Russ Volckmann

I read with sadness of the death of Russ here. I did not know him personally. We had a few brief email exchanges over the years about some of the Integral Leadership Review content. But I sure was an avid reader of the review. I especially enjoyed his 12-part discussion series with Mark Edwards. It was, and hopefully under new leadership will remain, a significant contribution to the syntegral community. RIP buddy.

The Supreme Court is clear on Charlottesville


"The Supreme Court has held that advocacy of the use of force is unprotected when it is directed to inciting or producing imminent lawless action' and is 'likely to incite or produce such action.'"

Nazis carrying guns and other weapons and chanting inflammatory racist remarks is not protected speech.