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Society requires memory

Alas, Mrs. Surak was not feeling well enough to travel today. We have postponed our plans. But I will still share some pictures with you, as I promised!

This region is within the boundaries of the USA. It is a little bit different from Baltimore, Berkeley, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Portland, St. Louis, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington DC, and the like.

Here are some of the people.

They live as most of our ancestors lived up until about 200 years ago. They work very hard six days per week, producing much of the food we eat. They then devote one day per week to the worship of almighty God. They are very productive, self-reliant, and close-knit. As in many religious communities, those who dare to question and to leave are “shunned”.

Could you live like that now? Your ancestors did. If there were an electromagnetic pulse weapon directed at the USA, their lives would continue mostly unaware. They would survive more easily than you.

Would you live like that now? Should you live like that now? Their educational level goes up to the eighth grade, I believe. My mind could not accept such constraints. I hunger to know the architecture of God’s mind (logic, mathematics) and the glory of His universe (science, history, philosophy). I revel in the beauty uncovered by musicians and artists. I cannot be satisfied merely to labor.

Yesterday, I offered you an introductory interview with Alexander Dugin: https://www.countere.com/home/an-interview-with-russian-philosopher-alexander-dugin-countere-magazine I do not want to make too much out of Mr. Dugin, but in a time of social collapse, I open my mind to those who have questioned the basic foundations of our society.

As I recall, Dugin and others distinguish between two types of societies. One type, with which we are more familiar, lives closer to the sea, engages more in foreign trade, engages in more intellectual speculation, and is more comfortable altering the parameters of its life. Here, we might be referring to coastal America, Britain, Greece and Rome, and so on.

The other type of society is more continental, more inland, more insulated from outside influences, more traditional, and less willing to change. Presumably Russia is the archetype of such a society. These two types of society are destined to conflict.

Dugin pushes further and identifies the stable societies as those characterized by an ethnos: a specific cultural-ethnic-linguistic identity. China, India, Japan, and Russia all have that distinctive character. So did Britain, France, Germany, and Italy until the late 20th century.

A society does not need to be 100% ethnically pure in order to have a dominant culture, provided assimilation is demanded of immigrants, and the dominant culture is respected by minorities. Once that demand and that respect are declared “racist” (but only in some countries!), that society’s cohesiveness is dead, and it is but a matter of time until the country itself fractures.

I love to visit the area pictured above. I feel calmer and more grounded. Yet my intellect needs to continue to work and to strive upward. In such times, I think a lot about a particular Psalm.

A Song of Maalot [the Temple steps] of David. Lord, my heart is not haughty, nor my eyes lofty; nor do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me. Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, like a child who is weaned from his mother; my soul is like a weaned child. Let Israel hope in the Lord from this time forth and for evermore.

Psalm 131

I think this may be the secret of the people in the pictures above.

(picture credits: Wikipedia, DiscoverLancaster.com)

Into the gulag: July 21, 2021

I am looking forward to a trip tomorrow into America’s heartland. I pray the madness has not infected them yet, please God. I will look for pictures I can share with you.

Until then, the news.

“Sharyl Attkisson: Big Tech Is Censoring Key Facts About COVID Vaccine Safety”

From the great Dr. Peter McCullough and colleagues: “SARS-CoV-2 mass vaccination: Urgent questions on vaccine safety that demand answers from international health agencies, regulatory authorities, governments and vaccine developers

https://www.authorea.com/users/414448/articles/522499-sars-cov-2-mass-vaccination-urgent-questions-on-vaccine-safety-that-demand-answers-from-international-health-agencies-regulatory-authorities-governments-and-vaccine-developers

“New UC Berkeley study suggests cell phones sharply increase tumor risk”

https://www.fox5ny.com/news/new-uc-berkeley-study-draws-strong-link-between-cell-phone-use-and-cancer

“The Mystery Plague That Is Killing Countless Birds In 9 States And Washington D.C. Has Gotten A Lot Worse” The ‘experts’ do not know why, and that is scary. 5G, perhaps?

http://themostimportantnews.com/archives/the-mystery-plague-that-is-killing-countless-birds-in-9-states-and-washington-d-c-has-gotten-a-lot-worse

From the same website: “5 Specific Reasons Why You Should Stockpile Food Right Now”

http://themostimportantnews.com/archives/5-specific-reasons-why-you-should-stockpile-food-right-now

I think one of our readers left this link: “Doug Casey on why so many people outsource their thinking to ‘experts'”. He warns that Christianity is on the way out in Europe, and is barely hanging on in America among the “lower class”. By the way, Europe is not without religion; it’s an old religion that has been invited into Europe. America is succumbing to satanism (my take).

https://internationalman.com/articles/doug-casey-on-why-most-people-outsource-their-thinking-to-the-experts/

An interview with Alexander Dugin” I would like your opinion on this controversial philosopher. At some time, I would like to begin philosophical discussions of the basics we take for granted. Do these basic assumptions lead to dangers for society?

Dugin is not the first to question the nominalist choice in the Middle Ages. “Are ideals real or nominal? Who cares?” Oh, you should care. Richard Weaver explained why in his book Ideas Have Consequences, and Dugin seems to follow in his footsteps.

Glenn Beck warned that Dugin is dangerous. I respect the warning, because Beck profoundly understands the power of ideas. However, as I watch my society disintegrate, I will continue to read dangerous ideas that may help me understand why.

https://www.countere.com/home/an-interview-with-russian-philosopher-alexander-dugin-countere-magazine

“The National Education Association’s Radical Agenda for Public Education”

https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2021/07/neas-radical-agenda-public-education-richard-l-cravatts/

“American Decadentocracy”

https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2021/07/american-decadentocracy-gary-gindler/

“Record Number Of Americans Died From Drug Overdoses During Pandemic, Driven By Fentanyl” Appalachian and other rural lives do not matter. Neocon/neolib bank accounts overflow with the ruined lives of Americans.

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/stunning-numbers-record-number-americans-died-drug-overdoses-during-2020

“Ontario’s Grade 9 Will Be Taught That “Mathematics Has Been Used To Normalize Racism”” California just stepped back from the brink, brought to their senses, against their will, by nervous tycoons in Silicon Valley.

https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/ontarios-grade-9-will-teach-mathematics-has-been-used-normalize-racism

“Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty calls on Elmbrook School District to remove sexually explicit books from library” Yes, this is our world.

https://www.jsonline.com/story/communities/west/news/brookfield/2021/07/15/calls-wisconsin-school-district-remove-inappropriate-books/7965174002/

“Proof That Wokeness Is Projection By Nervous, Racist White Women Who Can’t Talk To Minorities Without Elaborate Codes” If you were wondering about the psychological explanation: “Evidence is mounting that “wokeness” is a creation of abnormally anxious and prejudiced white women who feel that elaborate rituals are necessary to interact with people of other races — something that most people, who simply treat them as peers, have no need for.”

https://www.dailywire.com/news/book-review-proof-that-wokeness-is-projection-by-nervous-racist-white-women-who-cant-talk-to-minorities-without-elaborate-codes

“‘Let Them Die’: Fairfax NAACP Leader Speaks Against Anti-Critical Race Theory Parents” Honesty is the best policy.

https://www.breitbart.com/education/2021/07/16/let-them-die-fairfax-naacp-leader-speaks-against-anti-critical-race-theory-parents/

“Elderly Woman Allegedly Beaten by Walmart Employee While Bystanders Looked On” There is a Torah commandment (Leviticus 19:16): “You shall not stand [idly] upon the blood of your fellow.” We need to do better – as they say…

South African historian issues warning to America.

“Pronouns as Weapons against America” “Culture is at the heart of any society.  The American heart and heartland are under mighty and relentless assault.”

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/07/pronouns_as_a_weapon_against_america.html

“A ‘rainbow dildo butt monkey’ to help children read” Sorry, but this is happening to American children.

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/07/a_rainbow_dildo_butt_monkey_to_help_children_read_.html

“Stephen Miller: It’s an Impeachable Offense for Biden to Resettle Large Numbers of Illegal Immigrants Across America” Actually, it’s treason.

“Biden tells lawmen he’s opening the borders” Expect the “lawmen” to protect their paycheck, not the country.

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/07/do_not_come_do_not_come_biden_tells_lawmen_hes_opening_the_borders.html

June 2021 was a record month ever for illegal crossings, with 900,000 total so far in 2021. That is more than the population of some states. There are not many cities larger than that.

https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/stats/southwest-land-border-encounters

“Joe Biden’s Open Border to Drive 1.7M Illegal Aliens to U.S. in 2021” It’s planned. Do you understand? The United States is under invasion, our armed forces are standing down, and “law enforcement” is assisting.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/07/16/analysis-joe-bidens-open-border-to-drive-1-7m-illegal-aliens-to-u-s-in-2021/

Watch your government employees open the gates.

I have so much more for you, but I will save it for another day. See you soon!