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This is the new Medievalism – a revival of the mentality of the Dark Ages, which last manifested in Germany in the light of Dr. Goebbels’ bonfires and Stalin’s purging of the Kulaks

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"The Internet was great while it lasted. For about 20 years, information – all kinds – was available to almost anyone, easily and inexpensively. It was also possible for independent writers and commentators to reach a mass audience just as easily and inexpensively as the Authoritative Voices – as they are now styling themselves.

This was a big problem and the solution is a new religion. A religion of sickness, forever amen.

The boot Orwell wrote about that stomps on a human face, forever – in the name of spreading a sickness that isn’t physical so much as it is psychological. A danger so acute that no one may speak of it except the Authorized Voices and what they say must be accepted without question.

This is the new Medievalism – a revival of the mentality of the Dark Ages, which last manifested in Germany in the light of Dr. Goebbels’ bonfires and Stalin’s purging of the Kulaks. They didn’t have the Internet back then – thank god – but they used the same techniques then as now.

Terrorize the public so as to make the public pliable. Focus derision and exclusion on the few who remain unafraid and unpliable. Cast them as dangerous, even diseased things (the Nazis literally characterized their targets as a bacillus, as unhygienic) that cannot be tolerated for the sake of public health.

We’re here, by the way, because no one in a position to do something about it did anything about what was done to Alex about two years ago. He’s a kook, a right-wing crank. Who cares! Good riddance.

They should have done something. More of us should have cared."
SOURCE URL: https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2021/01/13/youtubed/


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  • Posted by $ splumb 1 week, 1 day ago
    I've been saying it for years.
    If America falls, like Rome did, the would will enter a new Dark Age.
    This time as vassals of China.
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    • Posted by mccannon01 1 week, 1 day ago
      I agree with the new dark age, but not so sure about being a vassal of China. That's because China is dependent on sucking wealth out of Western Civilization, which the USA is arguably the biggest teat, for its own survival and pacification of its people. If the USA fails, then Western Civilization fails, which means China fails as well. More likely China will invade west - if it invades anybody, not east across the Pacific.
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      • Posted by KevinSchwinkendorf 1 week, 1 day ago
        I read once that back in the Cold War days (which maybe never did end?) defense analysts believed that a nuclear war between the Soviet Union and China was more likely than between the USSR and the USA (for dominion of the Communist world). That would indeed be something if "Chairman Xi" and Putin went to war. My opinion though, is that China is more likely to take Taiwan (it's "renegade province"), and Xi's good buddy Biden in no way will intervene. Xi is on the march through the South China Sea, and wants to build its own version of Japan's "Southeast Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere" (aka the Japanese Empire). Without protection from the USA, Japan will surely pursue nuclear weapons of their own - they already have world-class expertise in nuclear reactors for power.
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  • Posted by $ blarman 1 week, 1 day ago
    I've been saying for years that this is precisely what the self-styled elites want - a return to a feudal system of lords and serfs. Democrats are the epitome of this evil system, though by no means the only one aspiring to be included.
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    • Posted by $ kbillado 1 week, 1 day ago
      What we will see is that just as Hitler purged the brown shirts, so will they purge the moderate Dems
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      • Posted by $ blarman 1 week, 1 day ago
        They've already done that by getting rid of the Blue Dog Democrats. What's worse is that they're eating themselves and getting primaried by true radicals supported by the Young Turks - a communist/anarchist group. That's how AOC, Pressley, and others got into the House. They're morons acting as fronts for a far more sinister agenda.
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  • Posted by $ blarman 1 week, 1 day ago
    This reminds me of an episode of "The Orville" where one of the crew does something stupid on a world controlled by "Likes" and "Dislikes." It was a pretty good episode illustrating the dangers in cancel culture - even for things which are stupid.
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    • Posted by mccannon01 1 week, 1 day ago
      When I was visiting a relative over Christmas who had Amazon Prime, I started watching a series called "The Man In The High Castle" where the Nazis won WWII and conquered Eastern USA (The Japanese got Western, with a neutral zone in the middle). Anyway, a couple of episodes were dedicated to erasing American history by melting down monuments like the Liberty Bell and the Statue of Liberty and replacing them with works approved by the Nazi State. Also, the young were being brainwashed to hate their history and to turn on anyone not in line with the state. Hmmm, America now is starting to look like that and the Nazis didn't have to win. Just remake the series and take away all the swastikas and replace them with the hammer and sickle and it will be closer to what's happening.

      Edit add: Never saw "The Orville". How is it?
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      • Posted by 1 week, 1 day ago
        Orville is an insult to rational thought. It's great for people who like watching morons mess up their own lives (and others equally stupid around them) and people who keep making stupid mistakes given positions of power. It's done on a starship instead of Southern Kal suburbia. Lots of politically correct rubbish, too. Disgusting dumbed down vomit.
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      • Posted by $ blarman 1 week, 1 day ago
        I liked it. It isn't necessarily cerebral, but occasionally it slips in a few things that can make you think. It's a blatant knock-off of Star Trek but it has enough twists to make it in a way more realistic (the starship isn't top-of-the-line and isn't commanded by the best and brightest). There were definitely a couple of episodes which offered something more than pure entertainment value. I really like Seth McFarlane in this role and I thought it was ingenious to have his second officer be his ex-wife. Made for some interesting officer discussions. ;)

        Probably my favorite couple of episodes are "Majority Rule" (this one) and "Pria" because it discusses the absurd practical joke of amputing someone's leg.
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  • Posted by lrshultis 1 week, 1 day ago
    I have not seen any reference to the late Leonard Peikoff's "The Ominous Parallels" in reference to today's USA. At the time the paperback version was published in 1982, I could see some of the cultural changes that are now starting to destroy the US.

    From the back cover:
    "...in this brilliantly reasoned, thought-provoking work we learn why, as he devastatingly demonstrates how far America has been detoured from its original path and led down the same road that Germany followed to Nazism.
    Self-sacrifice, mysticism, collectivism, doing one's duty, these are among the seductive catch-phrases that Leonard Peikoff dissects, examining the kind of philosophy they symbolize, the type of thinking that lured Germany to its doom and that he says is now dangerously prevalent in the United States."
    I was a grad student in math in 1965 when I Read Atlas Shrugged and the Fountainhead. Being in chemistry and math there was not any real perceivable push to collectivism in instruction but occasionally one would be accosted by a small group of leftists and be called a baby killer due to the US in the Vietnam war. Only one course of mine, "contemporary American Society" taught by a FDR lookalike with an anti-capitalistic explanation about the Great Depression, was needed for graduation for my undergrad chemistry BS. Rand's lecture on Objectivist ethics came before I had read her novels, though there was a big commotion in the the student union with over flow crowd at the Frederic March Theater with load speakers for the hallway. I just heard some woman with a thick Russian accent speaking. I really missed out on learning some important philosophy at the time.

    I do recomend Ominous Parallels as a possible explanation as how the USA has gotten to the point of many citizens choosing to spend much of their time in a trance state of burying their critical faculties to know that their thought processes are being selectively directed toward the destruction of a civil society.
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