Thursday, January 22, 2015

Your Weekend Reading

Once again I'm buried in articles.  Please allow me to dig out.

Here is some good reading for your weekend.

Family Security Matters: From Lenin to Obama Alexander Markovsky has a great article, perfectly in tune with the focus and spirit of Ushanka.
"Our task," wrote Lenin in 1902 in What Is to Be Done, "is to utilize every manifestation of discontent, and to collect and utilize every grain of rudimentary protest." Indeed, if you want to change a society, here is Lenin's script: cause the problem. Spread the misery. Send a cadre of professional community organizers to unite all of the angry and disinherited spirits to fuel an organized revolt. Entice chaos and violence. Exploit chaos for larger political objectives. Blame your political opponents, demonize and criminalize them. Move decisively to request a temporary suspension of civil liberties in exchange for the restoration of law and order. Usurp power before the deceived masses realize that there is nothing more permanent in politics than something temporary.

From Lenin to Obama the political landscape has changed, but the scheme remains assertively consistent.
Victor Davis Hanson: Multicultural Suicide The West's failures to deal with radical islam can be blamed on multiculturalism.
. . . multiculturalism is the twin of appeasement.
. . . multiculturalism also serves as a way of dealing with affluent Western guilt: one does not have to put his kids in an inner-city school, visit the barrio to shop, or invite undocumented aliens over for dinner, when one can both enjoy a largely affluent and apartheid existence in the concrete, while praising the noble Other in the abstract.
Radical Muslims both emigrate to the West and yet, once there, seek through Sharia law to destroy the very foundations of what made the West attractive to them in the first place. Clean water, advanced medicine, entitlement support and free speech ultimately cannot exist in a society that routinely assassinates the outspoken satirist.
Fred On Everything: The Birth of Three Nations.  Diversity: Koom. Bah. Humbug.  A refreshingly scathing commentary on "diversity."  I sometimes catch myself doing the wave when I read this guy.  Does that happen to you too?
Few things cause more misery, hatred, death, and destruction than does diversity. One may wish it were not so, but it is so.
Those among us who prefer hope to observation invariably insist that dislike springs from some defect in the character of those doing the disliking.
Glenn Beck authored a three-part series called The Root of the Problem: Russia.  Our comrade over at Noisy Room shared Part 2.  I've always been a fan of Glenn's research.  He was linking Democrat policies to communism and talking caliphate years before others figured it out.  Here he discusses an expansionist Russia.

I believe the architect of Russia’s geopolitical strategy is Aleksandr Dugin (above). If this is true the future of Western and Eastern Europe is headed toward catastrophic possibilities.

Aleksandr Dugin is known to be an advisor to some of the most influential men in Russia.
. . . incite Russian nationalism. To put it bluntly, it’s nothing short of Russian fascism.
This is the blueprint to dismantling Western Europe.
Taking a cue from both Ivan the Great and even Stalin, the Orthodox Church is Russian Nationalism on tap.
The Russian Orthodox revival is in full swing.
Just one year after Putin became President of the Russian Federation Aleksander Dugin founded the Eurasia Party. It’s primary purpose is to advocate Russian aggression and expansion. It became a legitimate political party in 2002.
Oleg Atbashian translates a Russian article written by Yulia Latynina: Redefining Ourselves to Death Yulia reacts to the dilution of values following the recent Islamic murders in Paris.  This is a great article for two reasons: 1) it offers a great perspective on the poison of political correctness and our need to "renormalize," and 2) like most insightful opinions of late, it is from a foreigner - an outsider looking in.
It seems we now need a similar cut-off point in order to understand what is happening in the real world. Whoever brings "renormalization" into public life will also deserve a Nobel Prize because, frankly, we're killing ourselves with infinite refinements.

Have a great weekend!

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