Monday, October 24, 2005


And this lot don't even need translating!

I guess most readers here will be aware that Britain too had a vigorous Fascist movement during the Hitler era. And the leader of the British Union of Fascists -- Sir Oswald Mosley -- was anything but a nonentity. The King even came to his wedding! And Mosley originally left the British Labour party (in 1930) because it was not socialist enough! As Mosley himself said in 1968: "I am not, and never have been, a man of the right. My position was on the Left and is now in the centre of politics"

Anyway, a picture is worth a thousand words so below are two of Mosley's posters from the 1930s. The first has the familiar "peace" motif that Leftists always use and the second will sound very familiar to Americans today. American Leftists are always claiming that it is the children of the poor who are dying in the American army in Iraq. Mosley said much the same in his time about military service in the British army.

If the pictures fail to come down, there are backup copies here and here



There is a new book out which summarizes the long-known facts about radiation hormesis. Such facts will NEVER be mentioned in the MSM so we need books like this. It is called UNDEREXPOSED: What If Radiation Is Actually Good for You?. Some of the facts that the book mentions: Japanese survivors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki blasts are outliving (and healthier than) their unexposed peers; nuclear workers in power plants, shipyards, and weapons factories have not only less cancer, but a lower death rate from other diseases; populations in areas with high background-radiation have less cancer than those in areas with low background-radiation..... And there's much more.

Howard Schwartz has a review of the book Memory as a Moral Decision by Steven P. Feldman. Excerpt: "Feldman is conservative in the most unadulterated sense: he believes there is value in the past and in following the traditions that represent it within the present. These traditions contain within themselves the wisdom that previous generations gained through experience. They bring with them the reasons why we are who we are and in this way tie us into the historical and moral community of which we are a part. To deny the value of tradition is to deny everything that goes into our identity. Much of what we know, we know in a way that we cannot say. It is "tacit knowledge.""



British Left the chief antisemites today: "Parallel with this over the past few years, anti-Semitism, which had been in remission for 40 years, has dramatically revived. Violent acts against Jews are soaring, with 532 incidents recorded last year - a 42% increase from 2003. In many respects Jews are now regarded as pariahs, like their antecedents in the 1930s. While many Anglo-Jews insist that anti-Semitism is primarily a product of Muslim immigrants, the reality - as recently confirmed in a London police study - is that the core of anti-Semitism in England emanates from indigenous Britons. They are the ones demonizing Israel in the media. They shamelessly create Nazi-style caricatures like the one published by the Independent newspaper which portrayed Ariel Sharon as an ogre physically devouring Palestinian children. That obscene cartoon was awarded first prize as the best political cartoon of the year. It is "white" British academics, not Muslim immigrants, who promote anti-Israeli boycotts and divestment campaigns. And, needless to say, the BBC which has evolved into one of the greatest global agents demonizing Israel is not run by Muslims... London Mayor Ken Livingstone, who has now assumed the role of a 21st-century Oswald Mosley, continues his anti-Israel and anti-Jewish outbursts unabated. But there are no protests outside the mayor's office".

Sin is not cost effective: "Why do some countries develop economically, while others stagnate? Both the World Bank Institute and economist Alvaro Vargas Llosa point to the problem of corruption as one of the major culprits. They say that the most important 'natural resources' for economic development are not raw materials like oil or coal, but moral qualities like the even-handed enforcement of law, and the transparency of government. The World Bank Institute reports that in poor places like India, people pay bribes when their children are born, when they collect loved ones' bodies from mortuaries, and for everything in between: garbage collection, clean water, medicines, admission to public schools and even police protection."

The constitutional bar on an established church in the USA is routinely interpreted by Leftists to mandate the banishment of anything religious from any government-funded premises. This article gives you the history that you need in order to understand what the founders were really referring to.

As I expected, my recent post on my scripture blog about Romans 13:1-7 produced a bit of correspondence. I have just posted there one of the more interesting emails -- giving some Old Testament background to the text. The key passage under discussion is of course: "Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God"?

David Boxenhorn also emailed a comment that the Jewish view of government is "dina d'malkhuta dina" - "the law of the land is the law", which means that Jews have to follow civil law unless it conflicts with halakha [Jewish religious law]. He also notes a Talmudic quotation: Rabbi Chanina, an assistant of the high priest said: Pray for the welfare of the government, since but for fear of it men would swallow each other alive.

I have just heard from Madsen Pirie that the Adam Smith blog is going to feature my GREENIE WATCH blog on their site some time today. I quite often "steal" a post from them for GREENIE WATCH or EDUCATION WATCH so I am very pleased by their kind thoughts.

For more postings, see EDUCATION WATCH, GREENIE WATCH, POLITICAL CORRECTNESS WATCH, GUN WATCH, SOCIALIZED MEDICINE. Mirror sites here, here, here, here and here. And on Social Security see Dick McDonald


Practically all policies advocated by the Left create poverty. Leftists get the government to waste vast slabs of the country's labour-force on bureaucracy and paperwork and so load the burden of providing most useful goods and services onto fewer and fewer people. So fewer useful goods and services are produced to go around. That is no accident. The Left love the poor. The Left need the poor so that they can feel good by patronizing and "helping" them. So they do their best to create as many poor people as possible.

The Big Lie of the late 20th century was that Nazism was Rightist. It was in fact typical of the Leftism of its day. It was only to the Right of Stalin's Communism. The very word "Nazi" is a German abbreviation for "National Socialist" (Nationalsozialistisch)

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