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Rent a Crowd

August 17, 2017

 

Adam Swart – CEO

Adam founded Crowds on Demand in October 2012 to revolutionize the ‘people’ business. He takes a ‘hands-on’ approach with all Crowds on Demand clients, helping them to advocate for important causes, build their businesses, settle disputes or amplify their message. Adam has a long track record of delivering major wins even on the toughest of campaigns. Before starting Crowds on Demand, Adam worked as a Reporter for AOL’s Patch sites, in product management positions at various Bay Area start-up companies, and as a political organizer for campaigns including Jerry Brown’s successful election as Governor of California in 2010. Adam has long been an active investor. He first developed his interest in the market at the age of six years old when he decided Southwest Airlines was a good company to invest in due to the Honey Roasted Peanuts. He continues investing in quality businesses to this day. In his free time, Adam can be seen running on LA’s beautiful beaches, piloting small planes, and exploring the world. He has made it to six continents and is still working his way to Antarctica.

Contact Adam at adam@crowdsondemand.com

 

The Wonders of Modern Art

August 17, 2017

NOVUS ORDO WATCH reports:

Slovenian “artist” Maja Smrekar has won first prize for “hyrbid art” in the Prix Ars Electronica 2017 competition. The most controversial part of her “art project” consisted in having a non-reproductive cell from her dog implanted in her ovum.

The project at large is called K-9_topology, and the specific subproject of the human-animal cell fusion is called ARTE_mis, presumably an allusion to the Greek deity Artemis, the “goddess of the hunt, wild animals, wilderness, childbirth, virginity and protector of young girls”, who is sometimes portrayed with a hunting dog by her side (source).

Read more at Novus Ordo Watch about the response from the Vatican II Church.

 

Trump at His Best

August 17, 2017

 

SEE also the account of a Charlottesville attendee at VDARE.com:

It is quite true, as VDARE.com reported, that the police did not protect demonstrators from Antifa and did little to prevent confrontations. Attendees of the demonstration, rather than walking a clear path to the park, were instead forced to walk through a line of screaming protesters. Liberal clergyman and elderly women held signs about “peace” and “love” and smiled benevolently—as violent Leftist protesters attacked from the crowd. They are as culpable as the Antifa themselves for the violence unleashed. Read More »

 

Divide and Conquer

August 16, 2017

THE VIDEO I posted the other day which showed drone footage of the scene of the Charlottesville car attack was banned by Youtube and is now posted at Vimeo. (Youtube is stepping up its efforts at censorship.) It shows large groups of people congregating around the scene before the attack as if preparing for an event. (H/T Henry Makow)

Also see this by Baxter Dmitry:

A Charlottesville police officer has come forward to express his anger at being told to “stand down” by the city mayor during violent clashes between protestors. He also claims the protests, which pitched “white supremacists” against members of Antifa, were “set up” to further the agenda of the elites.

We [Charlotesville police] were ordered to bring the rival groups together. As soon as they were in contact with each other, we were told to stand down. It was outrageous. We weren’t allowed to arrest anyone without asking the mayor first. We weren’t even allowed to stop the driver as he sped away.

The event was being set up as far back as at least May and it went like clockwork.”

And Dr. Eowyn writes at Fellowship of the Minds:

Incredibly, the leader of what the MSM call the rally’s “white supremacist Nazis” is a former avid Obama supporter and Occupy Wall Street protester named Jason Kessler, who supposedly did a 180° reversal and became a Trump supporter.

Divide and conquer — that’s the strategy (language warning):

 

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The Assumption of the Virgin

August 15, 2017

Sing, sing, ye angel bands,
All beautiful and bright;
For higher still and higher,
Through fields of starry light,
Mary, your Queen, ascends,
Like the sweet moon at night.

A fairer flower than she
On earth hath never been;
And, save the throne of God,
Your heavens have never seen
A wonder half so bright
As your ascending Queen.

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Charlottesville, cont.

August 14, 2017

 

 

Charlottesville Agit-Prop

August 13, 2017

MIKE KING writes at The Anti-New York Times:

Something smells extremely Gefilte-fishy about the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia and the alleged bizarre car-killing which took place there. Not only does the video of the clashes and the images of the aftermath present all the usual earmarks of a crisis-actor stunt, but the prominent presence at the previous night’s “torch rally” of one “Richard Spencer” of the “National Policy Institute” also gives us cause for great suspicion. Read More »

 

The James Damore Psy-Op

August 11, 2017

DOES THIS look like a man who was just fired from his job at a major company and nationally shamed for his views on a highly sensitive topic?

It does not look like it to me.

To me, this looks like a calm man posing for a publicity shoot. The American flag — what a nice, ennobling touch — and “TRUTH.” Surely, we can see that this is an anti-establishment, patriotic American whom we can trust. What a nice hat tip to the poor and marginalized for whom the simple word “truth” has become a rallying cry, so great are the lies with which they are surrounded.

James Damore, 28, was until Monday a Harvard-educated software engineer at Google. As everyone now knows, he wrote an internal memo challenging the company’s “diversity” program, specifically challenging the feminist project to make women and men equally successful in the IT tech world. The memo was titled “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber.” Damore said some sensible, politically incorrect things, such as that women are naturally less suited to higher level technology jobs. However, he also used inflammatory language, insultingly saying women are prone to “neuroticism.” It’s one thing to say women are more prone than men to stress and anxiety under pressure. It’s another to say in a work environment where many stressed women work that they are prone to “neuroticism.” This insult discredited his otherwise scientific observations and suggests he was seeking to offend or draw attention.

Damore also contradicted himself:

Feminism has made great progress in freeing women from the female gender role, but men are still very much tied to the male gender role. If we, as a society, allow men to be more “feminine,” then the gender gap will shrink, although probably because men will leave tech and leadership for traditionally “feminine” roles.

The men’s rights bloggers who have elevated Damore to hero status apparently did not notice his plugging of femininity for men.

Calling one’s company an “ideological echo chamber” is no way to keep one’s job. And Damore, who is a chess master, must know that.

But what is even stranger is the speed with which this became a national sensation.

Just last weekend, Damore’s “manifesto” — who gave it that term? — was an internally distributed memo. By Monday, Google President Sundar Pichai was interrupting his vacation to personally deal with the matter, as if he was a head of state facing a national emergency, and Damore was fired.  And since then every single media outlet in the Western world has run articles on it. The New York Times has four or five. The amount of copy that has been expended on this minor story is breathtaking.

It’s the perfect right/left tempest-in-a-teapot that keeps Americans combating each other instead of focused on the people controlling the narrative. Obviously, important issues are at stake in this dispute, but the end result is to direct the conversation into mere combat in an arena in which no debate will upset the social engineering goals.

The sudden explosive force of this story suggests orchestration. Look, these kinds of political disputes occur in the corporate world all the time. Somebody writes a controversial Facebook post and others find out about it.

If Google did not want this story to be publicized widely, it could simply have ignored it. Google wanted this firestorm. There is a cardinal law of public relations: all publicity is good publicity. But I believe it was more than that and represents an effort to control the opposition. You see, the Internet poses serious problems. The alternative media must be controlled.

The first figure that Damore chose to interview him was Stefan Molyneux, the well-funded, rabidly anti-Christian, alt-right psychopath. Molyneux does not represent the best of Internet anti-feminism. He makes anti-feminism look bad, basing it as he does on evolutionary, “survival of the fittest” ideology. Molyneux’s glibness, no matter what he says, is unbearable.

Damore’s photos were taken professionally by Peter Duke, the photographer of two other figures who direct the Alt-Right away from some very important topics and entice Christians to celebrate and follow anti-Christians  — Milo Yiannopolous and Mike Cernovich.

Now, let’s just say, for the sake of argument, that the chess master James Damore is merely an innocent truth warrior and victim. His affiliation with these people in itself means he is not worthy of attention or admiration no matter what truths he utters.

Here’s another staged photo of Damore (see below).

How nice that he had this T-shirt all ready to go for his firing. “Goolag.” Now seriously, would a man who wanted to resume his career in high technology insult his former employer like this if he was not protected in some way?

This looks to me like just another ad in a world so crammed with advertising that people don’t even notice it anymore.

The narrative is heavily controlled in such a way that even the journalists participating in it are not aware. The goal of all this control is to divide and inflame, to get you to stop thinking and to dissolve your capacity for reflection. Then again, such firestorms could not occur in a world where reflection still existed.

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O Sanctissima

August 11, 2017

 

O sanctissima, O piissima, Dulcis Virgo Maria!
Mater amata, Intemerata:
Ora, ora pro nobis!
Tua guadia Et suspiria Juvent nos, O Maria!
In te speramus, Ad te clamamus,
Ora, ora pro nobis!

O most holy one, O most lowly one,
Loving virgin, Mary!
Mother of tender love,
Queen of the heavens above,
Pray for us here below!
Virgin ever fair, hear our fervent prayer,
Look upon us, Mary!
Bring to us your treasure, grace beyond measure;
Pray for us here below!

 

Sanctions and War

August 10, 2017

FROM an article by Darius Shahtahmasebi:

Sanctions are always a prelude to war. Though few are aware, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 was arguably in response to America’s attempt to cripple Japan’s booming economy through embargos and asset freezes, ending Japan’s commercial relationship with the United States and provoking the desperation that led to their attack.

In August 1990, the US began a sanctions regime against Saddam Hussein in Iraq. In 1991, the United States invaded Iraq and completely decimated its armed forces, also directly targeting its civilian infrastructure. Following this devastation, the US extended and expanded these economic sanctions on Iraq as further punishment. The U.N. estimated these sanctions led to the deaths of 1.7 million Iraqi civilians, including between 500,000 and 600,000 children. Read More »

 

The Tribe and the Invasion of Europe

August 10, 2017

 

 

 

The Culture of Critique

August 10, 2017

 


“Kevin MacDonald (evolutionary psychologist and author of ‘The Culture of Critique’) explains how he came to understand the Jewish Question, and the pivotal role of Jewish ethnic activists in the cultural and demographic revolutions which have reshaped European societies during the 20th and 21st Centuries.”

Even though MacDonald is an evolutionist (everything has a physical, biological basis), and thus limited in his understanding of history, some of his insights are important.

 

Buckles Don’t Lie

August 10, 2017

DOUG MAINWARING writes at Lifesitenews:

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has produced a Twitter ad meant to pay tribute to Gay Pride events now taking place in Amsterdam. The only thing is, the tweet serves to do the exact opposite.

The ad shows three sets of seat belts. The first consists of two “female” ends. The second pairs two “male” ends. The third depicts a male with a female end and is clearly the only seat belt pairing that actually works.

If KLM equipped its aircraft with set number one or number two, its entire fleet would be grounded for safety reasons. And if even one passenger’s seat was outfitted with double male or double female ends, the plane would not even be allowed to pull away from the gate because of the safety hazard presented to that one passenger.

Only the set of “complementary” seat belts protects passengers from harm. The others have no real value. In fact, they invite danger.

One of the best responses to the airline’s tweet came from Rick Canton: “Fly Royal Dutch Airlines, where your only chance of surviving a crash is buckling up the heterosexual way.” Read More »

 

On Temptations

August 8, 2017

 

 

GOD tempteth no man (Jas. i. 13); He simply permits man to be tempted. It is the devil who hammers at you when you are tempted. “Our wrestling is against the spirits of wickedness in high places ” (Eph. vi. 12). On earth we are surrounded by robbers; many of us are overcome and wounded by them. 

The conflict with the spirit of evil is a more critical struggle; it is carried on covertly, and against a more powerful adversary–one who spares no pains and knows no shame; who, when he is repulsed, returns all the more defiantly to the attack. For six thousand years he has tempted mankind; such long practice has made him perfect. He excites within us concupiscence of the flesh, or concupiscence of the eyes, or the pride of life (1 John ii. 16). In this threefold manner he tempted Our Lord. Many temptations come upon a man through no fault of his own (witness Job); some are the result of culpable negligence (witness Eve). The evil enemy as a rule attacks our weak point, our affection for creatures. Like a fowler, he attracts the birds to his net by offering them the food they like best. Physical infirmities give the devil more power over us; everyone knows how apt the sick are to be fretful, impatient and exacting. The devil sets to work craftily. He transforms himself into an angel of light (2 Cor. xi. 14); that is, he deceives us by assuming an appearance of candor and piety. His artifices prove his weakness; he would not resort to them were he powerful enough to do without them.

Temptation is not in itself sinful, only acquiescence in the suggestions of the tempter is sin. Hence we ought not to be alarmed and uneasy when we feel the incentive to sin, but we should trust in God’s help, saying: “O Lord, make haste to help me! Jesus and Mary be my help!” To tremble in the hour of temptation betrays a want of confidence in the divine assistance; the devil will assail the fearful soul only the more fiercely. Unless we remain calm, we cannot possibly conquer. Those who lose their composure are like a bird caught in the net; the more it flutters and tries to escape, the more it becomes entangled in the meshes. Our Lord promises us: “In your patience you shall possess your souls” (Luke xxi. 19). The good Christian is like a soldier, who as a rule rejoices when war breaks out, in the prospect of gaining rich booty.

2. God allows us to be tempted out of mercy, for the good of our souls. As the schoolmaster examines his scholars in order to give them a good testimonial, so God deals with the souls of men; He allows us to be tried by temptation to give us the opportunity of manifesting our loyalty to Him, and acquiring a claim to the recompense He promises us. Thus He has only our welfare in view. The tempter however, the evil enemy, means no good to us; he aims at our ruin, as the history of Job testifies. Temptations may therefore be said to be a mark of the divine favor. 

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A Fighter Dies

August 8, 2017

Ernst Zundel, right, immediately after his release from prison in Germany

THE GERMAN dissident Ernst Zündel, 78, died last week in his home country.

Mr. Zündel was called a “holocaust denier,” but he did not deny mass suffering of Jews in World War II.

He challenged the official death toll and accounts and for this he experienced “multiple costly criminal trials, two years’ imprisonment in solitary confinement in Canada, five years imprisonment in Germany, the burning of his home and its contents by an arsonist, and his deportation and subsequent banishment from the United States and Canada,” as author Michael Hoffman put it.

A columnist in The Toronto Sun this week continued the vendetta against Zündel by regretting that he did not die in agony.

In 1985, Zündel’s legal team grilled expert witnesses at his trial in Canada, known as “The Great Holocaust Trial.” It was the first time ever in a public Holocaust trial that the defense was allowed to cross-examine experts and survivors. Their testimony, particularly that of a leading historian on the subject, fell apart under intensive scrutiny and shattered their credibility. Michael Hoffman, author of The Great Holocaust Trial, writes:

The most eminent “Holocaust” historian of the 1980s was Dr. Raul Hilberg. During the Great Holocaust Trial he was compelled to admit on the witness stand that there was no scientific evidence of homicidal gassings. “I’m at a loss” were the shocking words this “leading Holocaust scholar” uttered when asked by Christie to cite such evidence.

Zündel went to jail for his public writings and broadcasts anyway. He was banned from this country for life earlier this year, and was unable to be reunited with his wife here. According to Hoffman,

His lifelong campaign to counter anti-German hatred and Talmudic bigotry has been transformed through the alchemy of media falsification into itself an act of hate, and it is at this omega point that Ernst’s persona has been frozen by the Establishment. “He was a hater!” That’s all we’re supposed to know, or need to know, about his life and work. Read More »

 

A Conspiracy

August 8, 2017

 

A Peaceful Read, George Goodwin Kilburne; 1869

“WE UNDERSTAND absolutely nothing about modern civilization if we do not admit at first that it is a universal conspiracy against all interior life.”

— George Bernanos

 

Down with Capitalism!

August 8, 2017

 

Feeding the Chickens, Frederick Osborne

BRADEN N. PLYLER writes at The Counter Revolution:

American capitalism is as intrinsically evil as communism. This isn’t a controversial or centrist position to take. Capitalism and communism are not a dichotomy, as there are a plethora of other systems to choose from. While in the West communism is viewed as a force of evil, and capitalism its opposite, they have more in common than one would think.

Both are two sides of the same coin – materialism. Any idea which supposes material ownership is above morality (or in a case where morality is exclusively based on rules pertaining to materialism) is a system in which God and people do not matter.

While communism is a system which usually erodes and fails after a certain amount of time, secularist capitalism is a slow and agonizing death. Morality should never be a “free market”, and truly, luxury or greed should never be what dictates economic policy.

One virtue of capitalism is that compared to communism, private property is allowed. Truly, private property is the basis of the need for the state and healthy to man. Where it fails to uphold private property is that wealth concentrates very quickly as agrarianism tends to give way to urbanization. Land and wealth concentrates among a certain elite, who usually end up bribing or paying off government officials, which usually gives rise to socialist-like policies. Even worse, mass capitalism of all aspects of society would be anarchy, where the worship of capital is above all other values. No morality would exist but greed.

My proposition is that freedom can be found in a system which acts as if God and people truly did matter, which is rarely the case of communism or capitalism. The [first] is a worship of the state with the end goal of mass luxury, and the latter the idolatry of wealth without good reason.

A system based on natural law and agrarianism is healthy to man. A system which encourages small business and farming which includes the family rather than slaving away for corporations is extremely beneficial.

[…]

Embrace the local. Reject the globalist ideologies of modern capitalism and communism, and their variants.

 

Office Bullies

August 8, 2017

JANE S. writes:

Okay, just for the sake of argument, let’s assume that Karen Rinaldi is right: marriage and motherhood are drudgery. She implies that a career is fulfilling and liberating. But she does not give a jot of supporting evidence.

Presumably, an established author like Rinaldi works from home, or maybe rents an office space. She is an elite who enjoys more autonomy and creativity than the majority of women in the workforce. I don’t know who if anyone cramps her style, unless it’s her publisher.

She should spend some time in the high-tech work environment, where you are under constant surveillance, where you are required to wear a badge that tracks your every move, where digital timekeepers monitor everything you do down to the microsecond, including your bathroom breaks.

We can then see time how long it takes before she’s had enough. It won’t be long. Then she can explain how spending eight hours a day suffocating in a cubicle is so much better than staying at home changing diapers.

Today’s typical work setting is not only more oppressive and soul-crushing than Rinaldi imagines, in her fictitious female empowerment world. Workplace bullying is rampant. It is said to be four times more prevalent than harassment based on illegal discrimination.

And, according to the Workplace Bullying Institute, “Woman bullies famously target other women in 80% of cases.” A supervisor is not only much harder to please than a husband, the supervisor who makes your life hell is more likely to be a woman. I can personally vouch for that. Read More »