Witchcraft and the Cruelty of Anti-Semitism

(L) Chancellor von Bismarck (C) Witch burning, Photo: Encyclopedia Britannica (R) Chancellor Hitler at Berlin in 1938, Photo: AP(L) Chancellor von Bismarck (C) Witch burning, Photo: Encyclopedia Britannica (R) Chancellor Hitler at Berlin in 1938, Photo: AP

by Mary W Maxwell, LLB

I recently found a 1956 book entitled “The Magic Background of Modern Anti-Semitism: An Analysis of the German-Jewish Relationship.” It was written by Adolf Leschnitzer from lectures he gave at Free University of Berlin from 1952 to 1954. He served in WWI as a German soldier and then was a history teacher in high schools until he emigrated, to escape persecution, in 1939 — first to Netherlands then to England.

The theme of the book — “Magic Background” — goes like this.  For two centuries — the 1200s and 1300s — there was violent persecution of Jews in Germany (this book never talks about Jews elsewhere). Oddly, the cruelty lightened up during the 1500s and 1600s, the reason being that a focus on witchcraft replaced it. Then it came back again in 1800s and 1900s.

In the preface, Adolf Leschnitzer says “In another study I propose to put to the test the assumption that modern anti-Semitism is the witchcraft ‘mania’ of ‘late’ modern times.”

Notice the sarcastic quote marks around ‘late.’ The author is not so sure we have got passed the stage of developing hatred for a group when we are in economic distress — as Germany was, following two depressions, 1919-1924 and 1929-1933. His book seems to me to be spot on, and I was elated to see a new approach to “mass hypnosis.”

Interesting Historical Facts

Here are three background factors discussed in this very readable and very ideology-neutral book:

First, there wasn’t a “Germany,” as such, until the 19th century. There was Prussia, and other areas of German speaking people.  It was partly feudal. It did not participate in the intellectual liberation, such as the Paris salon, or cogitate on the American republic.

Second, Jews in Germany did not receive Emancipation until the 1800s. They got partial emancipation in 1812, via the Prussian edict “On the Civil Equality of the Jews,” then full equality in 1872. At that time, by an edict of Otto von Bismarck, (1815-1898), first chancellor of the German Empire, the serfs were also freed.

Third, because the lower classes got mobility at the same time as the Jews, anyone could now go to university, become professionals, and own land.  The two groups came through it together and were friends — in symbiosis. Many Jews assimilated fully and after 1872 most were indifferent to their religion. Some followed the recommendation to get baptized. Page 78:

“They were irreligious. They thought they had found in science … an adequate substitute for religion. They did not attend religious services at all, or at most … on the High Holidays. They paid their Jewish community taxes. One could sever all ties with Judaism without being baptized, in Prussia they could do so by a simple declaration to a lower court.”

Jews made up only one percent of the German population but after they could get formal education they became writers, doctors, lawyers, musicians, judges, and contributed heavily to the cultural blossoming of Germany.

Now let’s go back earlier.  Note: when the author says ‘the seventeenth century,’ I will change that to ‘the 1600s,’ as it is easier to picture. Pages 27-28:

“The first stage began in the last two decades of the 1600s when a handful of well-to-do Jewish families were again granted permission to live in the capitals of a few German states, such as Vienna or Berlin. … The state assisted in the creation of a Jewish upper bourgeoisie…. The first personal relationships between Christians and Jews evolved.  Thus Lessing and Mendelsohn struck up their friendship in 1756.

“(a) The groups involved on both sides were small. Neither the largest portion of the Jews nor the mass of the German population were touched by this process of coming together.

“(b) The process was set in motion by the mercantilist economic policy of absolutism…. The Jews pioneered in some fields in which other businessmen were late or hesitant to enter.

“(c) Assimilation or absorption followed each other within two or three generations.”

Witches, Anyone?

I am jumping around the book, but will now report Leschnitzer’s insight into anti-Semitism, which I think has merit. The Jews were used to being persecuted. They were downtrodden and looked down upon. (I say it’s natural for the dominant group to give little recognition or even hate to the lower class.) But this took the form of “magic.” Jews could be blamed for anything.

I think the author got this idea from the chronology, pointed out above, that during the 1500s and 1600s in Europe people went crazy blaming “witches.” I had no idea until I read this book that perhaps a hundred thousand were burned at the stake or hanged for being witches. This was from 1575 to 1699.  Page 97:

“In a time of transition [the advent of science], when many people did not know which way to turn, the witchcraft mania was directed primarily against the female sex. The general feeling that womankind is strange grew to absurd suspicion, which was in turn activated by the grotesque superstitiousness of the age and a systematic policy connected with economic calculations.”

Holocaust “Denial”

Before continuing with Adolf Lesnitchzer’s theme, let me revert to our interest in Holocaust revisionism. I jumped on the bandwagon with my Adelaide friend Fredrick Toben, circa 2012, as he pointed out to me the outrageousness of the prison terms being handed out in Germany for “Holocaust denial.”  A phrase in the law made it a crime to insult the dead, or something like that.  (Talk about making history inaccessible!)

France and Poland made similar laws. Australia’s Human Rights Act did not make it a crime, but Toben was jailed for contempt of court when he refused to delete “anti-Semitic” material from his website. (I am on record supporting Toben in court and I am also on the record evaluating his AdelaideInstitute.org website as anti-Semitic; one of the cartoons was disgusting, but dear Fredrick was determined to fight censorship.)

At GumshoeNews.com, we were also moved by a very intelligent German lady, age 90, Ursula Haverbeck who stated in videos that no Jewish organization would answer her simple question about the location of the Nazi’s mass killings. The museum at Auschwitz had quietly changed its proclaimed number of Jewish deaths from 4 million to 1.5 million without that causing a rewrite of the famous number six million.

Furthermore, sleuths found many quotes in the New York Times, as far back as the 1920s, that “six million” Jews died in the FIRST World War — a figure no one today would try to support.

We know today, even from prisons in the US and the UK, that torture abounds when no one is looking. Jews were rounded up from their homes and interned — there’s no shortage of evidence for that. But no written evidence of an extermination policy has thus far been located. It is OK therefore to question it, indeed it is very healthy, always, to put the arguments on the table.  A whispering campaign is by definition dangerous.

(Note, however, that it’s not German Jews but German Gentiles who have made and enforced the laws against Holocaust denial or Holocaust minimization. What’s that all about? Hmm. I don’t rule out that the whole deal has to do with keeping eyes off of the truly guilty. Indeed it would be a very clever strategy, wouldn’t it?)

When reading this book “The Magic Background of Modern Anti-Semitism,” it struck me as very likely that Jews have had to put up with very unfair criticism — many people hold a negative view that can’t be reasoned with. And maybe it is akin to hysteria about witches. Psychologists know how important it is for individual to find a scapegoat to blame for their trouble. And masses can do this, too.  Pages 140-143:

“Emotions, ideas, desires… were available to be manipulated for political purposes…. A new psychological vacuum had arisen which needed to be filled…. For a long time, anti-Jewish feeling found expression in words, in social discrimination, but only rarely in outbreaks…. Highly inflammable materials were being assembled.  Evil gossip… fear… baseless and bottomless hatred were swarming in the air….

“Declining classes generally believe they are suffering an injustice. They are inclined to blame the classes which are rising at the time. The lower middle classes between 1850 and 1880 linked their own difficulties with the prosperity of the Jews in a cause-and-effect relationship…. [By 1933] the number of [Germans] threatened with ruin swelled exorbitantly. The wild senseless anti-Semitic charges pulled out of air became a kind of magic word in Nazi mouths… creating the precondition for dictatorship.  [There was] a systematic fostering of mass hypnosis.

“The racist doctrine of the inequality of man — the German was able by birth, destined to the highest achievement, the Jew worthless — was the dynamite that blew up the democratic egalitarian conception of the republic. In Mein Kampf, Hitler makes it clear that the masses must always be presented with but ONE enemy.  There was the passionate desire to find the villain and make him answer for his crimes.”

We are all doing this today.  It’s remarkable that Leschnitzer was writing in the Fifties: he had no way of seeing our situation. The tragedy we are facing is the takeover by the globalists. I, like others, am keen to identify who is responsible. Surely it takes massive coordination for the geo-engineers to do their hurricanes, and the financiers to plan a depression, and the “Tavistockians” to control our minds, and the Mafias to supply the hitmen of errant leakers. Etcetera!  Surely it can’t be “the Jews.”

I know of scholars who believe it is the Jews. They do intensive research and find plausible clues. But they fail to look for clues that would take them elsewhere.  Here is an example, which I often mention.  Many Americans think AIPAC is running Congress. Without doubt, there are unofficial congressional whips who do get our legislators to pass particular laws (by bribe, by blackmail, whatever).

The “I” in their acronym stands for Israel. This does NOT mean that Jews are running Congress. It does not even mean that Israel is running Congress. The 535 members of Congress are running Congress. When they do wrong, they are the ones to blame.  If they feel helpless, let them say so. Maybe we could help them.

Three of the top Cabinet posts in the US government today are filled by Jewish individuals — State, Treasury, and Justice. Those three persons are doing evil things. Are they doing it because they are, ethnically or religiously, Jews?  I don’t think so.  Are they doing it to help their tribe?  Surely you jest. So what’s going on?  Let’s open everything up and find out.

Apologies Are Due, for Anti-Semitism

In 2001, the Massachusetts House of Representatives declared innocent the many women who were executed as witches in Salem in the 1600s. Recently, the government in Scotland has apologized for its witch hunting. I suppose the motivation for this is that, since everyone now knows that the executed persons were really not witches, it is time to correct the record.

I think apologies are due to Jews for persecutions and pogroms that occurred throughout millennia. In 1998, Pope John Paul II issued a paper “We Remember: A Reflection on the Shoah,” acknowledging that the Church should have taken a position against Naziism. And Germany has paid reparations to survivors of the Holocaust and to the state of Israel. But we Gentiles should go further and repent our (natural) habit of blaming people for things they are not actually guilty of.

Jews have been particularly vulnerable to attack as individuals but also as a group — as when, say, Queen Isabella kicked the Jews out of Spain in 1492 despite their great contribution to culture. According to History.com, “Many died trying to reach safety, and in some cases it is believed that refugees paid for passage to other countries only to be thrown overboard by Spanish captains.”

I don’t think it would be wise to talk about apologies at this moment, as there is already a major effort underway to stir ethnic groups up against each other — the media gives it non-stop coverage.

To repeat: Adolf Leschnitzer’s 1956 book “The Magic Background of Modern Antisemitism: An Analysis of the German-Jewish Relationship” is a wonderful contribution to the study of an era — mainly 1872 to 1933. The author show sympathy to the Germans for their economic plight and does not blame them, as a people, for Nazi policy.

That book is now 63 years old. I hope there’s a contemporary Leschnitzer out there who can help us, such as with our imminent war over Ukraine. Let me quote again his insight, that there was “a systematic fostering of mass hypnosis.” Such a thing is hardly limited to Germany. Page142:

“Wild senseless anti-Semitic charges pulled out of the air became a kind of magic word in Nazi mouths… turning individuals into masses and thereby creating the precondition for dictatorship….

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Maria Zeee on Digital ID

Maria Zeee on Digital ID

FAKE QUOTATIONS re German Propaganda –
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“……..In fact, Goebbels’ views were quite different than what this fraudulent quote suggests. He consistently held that propaganda should be accurate and truthful.
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In an address given in September 1934 in Nuremberg, he said: “Good propaganda does not need to lie, indeed it may not lie. It has no reason to fear the truth. It is a mistake to believe that people cannot take the truth. They can. It is only a matter of presenting the truth to people in a way that they will be able to understand. A propaganda that lies proves that it has a bad cause. It cannot be successful in the long run.”
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In an article written in 1941, he cited examples of false British wartime claims, and went on to charge that British propagandists had adopted the “big lie” technique that Hitler had identified and condemned in his book Mein Kampf. Goebbels wrote: “The English follow the principle that when one lies, one should lie big, and stick to it. They keep up their lies, even at the risk of looking ridiculous.” ………………..
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http://www.ihr.org/other/weber2011fakequotations.html
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http://www.unz.com/acockburn/truth-and-fiction-in-elie-wiesels-night/

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Strike and blockages: French truck drivers join the mobilization against pension reform

Strike and blockages: French truck drivers join the mobilization against pension reform


ER Editor: A major national strike is planned for today in France, Tuesday March 7, against Macron’s planned pension reform. This is the topic that seems to get the French out in droves (as opposed to 3 years of medical tyranny, virtually forced vaccination, etc., etc., PLUS Yellow Vest action over poverty starting in November, 2018). Finally, the French are mobilized, with the bought-out unions playing a major role. The RT report below (machine-translated) is from yesterday, as different unions were calling for their members to begin strike action. Here are some tweets from this morning.

The videos below show strike action at one of Paris’ airports, as well as at different cities around the country. The second tweet shows there being 550 instances of strike action organized.

#GreveGenerale

#General strike France

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Strike and blockages: truck drivers join the mobilization against the pension reform

RT France

Several road transport unions have planned to join the actions of March 7 to toughen the tone against the government, which has not yet encountered any major snags in getting its pension reform through Parliament.

Some truck drivers could go on strike as of March 5 in the evening, with blockages which would take place from the morning of the 6th, as part of the mobilization against the pension reform , after a call for mobilization from several unions.

The National Federation of Transport and Logistics Force Ouvrière-UNCP called in a press release “all road drivers to stop from Sunday evening March 5 at 10 p.m.”, adding that work stoppages will then be renewed “on March 6, 7…”. On the other hand, the Federal Road Union FGTE-CFDT, the majority union, only called for mobilization for March 7, at the same time as the other sectors.

Two more years of work, according to the unions

According to Le Parisien, “multiple actions are planned throughout the territory from [March 6] in the morning”, with in particular blockages of logistics platforms and industrial zones in Hauts-de-France and in the Paris region, as well as snail operations on the outskirts of major cities.

Asked about BFM, the secretary general of the FNTL FO, Patrice Clos, on the other hand refused to reveal the place of the actions. “We realized that when we warned certain journalists, the police were there before us, […] so we will warn people at the last moment,” he said.

The union explains that the government’s pension reform will also concern truck drivers, who will have to work two more years despite the end-of-activity leave (CFA) they benefit from, which allows them to leave earlier. “The departure from the CFA will no longer be at 57 but at 59,” said FO in its press release.

For his part, the Minister of Transport Clément Beaune, questioned on March 5 on the prospect of a possible blockage of the country or a threat to fuel supplies, refused to believe it: “I discussed with the unions again yesterday evening. They are extremely responsible so I do not believe that we will be in an irresponsible or blocking movement, we will do everything to avoid it”, he declared on France 3. “I do not exclude that there could be have very targeted and very specific actions, but I believe that it will be isolated”, he added.

A national strike movement, renewable in certain sectors, is scheduled for March 7 to oppose the pension reform. In certain sectors, such as gas and electricians, the mobilization began on March 3, with load reductions already observed in several power stations in France.

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Are They Making Cocaine Legal in British Columbia

Are They Making Cocaine Legal in British Columbia


ER Editor: The federal government of Canada has basically become a supplier of hard drugs to communities such as Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, an area notorious for junkies shooting up in plain sight. We do not jest. An estimated 14,000 people have died through liberalisation policies since 2016, and the answer to this seems to be a wishy-washy ‘stigma reduction’ approach, producing more addicts.

We recommend Vancouver journalist Aaron Gunn‘s short documentary on the problem found in the link below, and how the feds are just making a severe problem far worse. It’s as if they are seeking the death of addicts, as well as destroying property values in areas adjacent to the downtown core. The previous mayor, Kennedy Stewart, was part of the globalist ratpack, with Vancouver on the list of global cities, meaning a city marked for destruction. Other beautiful cities like Seattle have gone the same way.

See this recent article: Illicit drug death toll surpasses 2,000 in B.C. for a 2nd consecutive year

Now the feds have done an end run around the BC government in allowing a local cannabis company to sell cocaine. It beggars belief.

See this from February 1:

British Columbia Becomes First Province in Canada to Allow Carry of Heroin, Fentanyl, Cocaine, Other Hard Drugs

For similar levels of madness and destruction in San Francisco, see today’s piece from Zerohedge, where supplying illegal drugs becomes a race issue (!) in the hands of local politicians: Deporting Fentanyl Dealers Violates Sanctuary City Policies, Says SF Supervisor

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B.C. premier ‘astonished’ firm got Health Canada approval to make and sell cocaine

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They Can’t Build A New World Order Until The Old One Is Destroyed

They Can’t Build A New World Order Until The Old One Is Destroyed

Soros — adapted photo

By G5+

[paraphrasing https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/whitney-plan-wreck-america]

In America, we have an oligarch problem, much bigger than that Putin faced in 2000.

The entire West is now captive by billionaire elites: media, the political establishment, and central institutions. The expansion from markets, finance, and trade to politics, social issues, and public health.

The orchestration of Russiagate and all that followed: Impeachments, Covid, BLM-Antifa, January 6, Frauded Elections, Censorship, Propaganda, Destroyed Education, disruptions to logistics food production and power grid, internally blackmailed major cyber attacks, Inflation, Unemployment, denied Recession and a bankrupted economy, the universal insertion of Race, Gender and Climate, False Flags, Hoaxes, induced psychoses, Weaponized Power Base, and the third Coup d’etat: JFK, Nixon, and Biden.

The following from Douglas MacGregor:

I was reading a document that was authored by George Soros over 10 years ago in which he talks specifically about this all-out war that would ultimately come against Russia because he said this ‘was the last nationalist state that rests on a foundation of orthodox Christian culture with Russian identity at its core. That has to be removed. 

So I think that the people who are in charge in the west and the people in charge in Washington think they have successfully destroyed the identities of the European and American peoples, that we have no sense of ourselves, our borders are undefended, we present no resistance to the incoming migrants from the developing world who essentially roll over us as though we owe them a living and that our laws do not count.

Thus far I would say that is an accurate evaluation of what we’ve been doing. And I think that’s a great victory for George Soros and the globalists, the anti-nationalists; those who want open borders. They call it an ‘Open Society’ because you end up with nothing.

An amorphous mass of people struggling to survive who are reduced to the lowest levels of subsistence … (Soros)

It even goes so far as to talk about how useful it would be if it was east Europeans whose lives were expended in this process and not west Europeans who simply won’t take the casualties.

This is not a minor matter. This is the kind of thinking that is so destructive and so evil, in my judgment, that that’s what we’re really dealing with in our own countries and I think Putin recognizes that.

The FBI orchestrated January 6 (The Epps File). No ‘Insurrection’ and no ‘White Supremacy’. Potentially armed Protestors are the enemy of Globalists, and Elites don’t believe nationalists can be controlled by propaganda. They must be eradicated.

The People must no longer be permitted to question The Power Base of; Psychopathy, Sociopathy, Narcissism, and induced Psychoses. Legitimacy no longer matters.

The following from  Substack:

Klaus Schwab, a student of the war criminal Henry Kissinger, is a mentor to power-hungry and narcissistic sociopaths. The WEF ‘Great Reset’ is designed to turn the world into an impoverished social concentration camp, where destitute serfs “own nothing” and in Orwellian fashion, will set them free…

The following is from WEF’s Global Redesign Initiative. The Netherlands Transnational Institute proposing:

A transition away from intergovernmental decision-making towards a system of multi-stakeholder governance.

By stealth, marginalizing a recognized model where people vote in governments who then negotiate treaties which are then ratified by elected representatives with a model where a self-selected group of ‘stakeholders’ make decisions on The People’s behalf.

The modeling has been tried in The EU and The US.

‘Stakeholders to decide where you live, what you eat (insects and weeds), how you reproduce (or not; children are carbon emitters), and what you can ‘rent’ from them, or not be allowed to rent if you complain about being driven to serfdom, worldwide poverty, and depopulation. (WEF Calls for Destruction of America’s Middle Class; Kurt Nimmo; Geopolitics)

https://kurtnimmo.substack.com/p/wef-calls-for-destruction-of-americas

The already playing transition away from intergovernmental decision-making (representative government) to multi-stakeholder supra-national government ESG.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental,_social,_and_corporate_governance

Digital currencies, vaccine passports, AI, 15-minute cities, transhumanism, and war.

Diverse events are not unilaterally linked. They are designed to generate; uncertainty, anxiety, alienation, and terror.

The following from The Saker ‘Operation Gladio: NATO’s Secret War for International Fascism. Yves Guerin-Serac: Black Ops controller of Operation Gladio:

From training and propaganda manuals.

Guerin-Serac was an agent provocateur, intel Asset behind ‘The Strategy of Tension’.

‘Our belief is that the first phase of political activity ought to be to create the conditions favouring the installation of chaos in all of the regime’s structures…In our view the first move we should make is to destroy the structure of the democratic state under the cover of Communist and pro-Soviet activities…Moreover, we have people who have infiltrated these groups.’

‘Two forms of terrorism can provoke such a situation to break down the state; blind terrorism (committing massacres indiscriminately which cause a large number of victims), and selective terrorism eliminating chosen persons…

‘This destruction of the state must be carried out under the cover of ‘communist activities.’ After that, we must intervene at the heart of the military, the juridical power and the church, in order to influence popular opinion, suggest a solution, and clearly demonstrate the weakness of the present legal apparatus.’

‘Popular opinion must be polarized in such a way, that we are being presented as the only instrument capable of saving the nation.

Anarchic random violence (e.g. Ukraine 2014) was to be the solution to bring about instability allowing for a completely new system, of global authoritarian order.

Serac, was an open fascist, who manipulated false flags to blame communism. Actually an equal to fascism.

http://thesaker.is/operation-gladio-natos-secret-war-for-international-fascism/

The replacement of idealism with: shame, humiliation, and guilt. The erasure of the past, collective values, heritage, and commitment to personal freedom.

The destruction of the state behind the cover of random events spreading chaos, exacerbating political division, increasing the incidents of public disorder, and clearing for a violent restructuring of government.

They can’t build a new world order until the old one is destroyed.

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“Ireland Is Full!”… and Interesting

“Ireland Is Full!”… and Interesting


ER Editor: For Twitter users, check out #IrelandSaysNO

It’s clear from some publishing we’ve done that the traditionally Catholic countries, such as Ireland, Poland and Italy, have been targeted in various ways by the globalists – the Soros-funded woke organizations and Soros-backed political class. Whether that be on LGBT policies, open borders, abortion, etc.

Notice the comment below about Ireland being under Uniparty rule for 100 years. Haven’t we all discovered that about our political parties under the Covid plandemic nonsense in almost every western country?

It’s linked to below, but we recommend reading this substack piece from a week ago by Conor Fitzgerald, titled

A Total Loss of Narrative Control

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“Ireland Is Full!”… and Interesting

See, earlier (2016) Brave New Ireland—How the Island of Saints and Scholars Became a Multicultural Dystopia and (2006) Ireland: Though All The World (Specifically, The Irish PM) Betray Thee.

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And we have been getting some encouraging signs recently from Ireland.

The Cultural Revolution has been proceeding much faster and more ruthlessly in that country than elsewhere. In part that’s because Ireland had further to go. I myself have been writing for years about how the Ireland of fifty years ago, then perhaps the most culturally conservative white nation, transformed itself into the Heart of Wokeness after joining the EU in 1973.

It’s not very surprising under the circumstances that Ireland has bought into the Open-Borders aspect of globalism.

It’s even less surprising when you recall that for three hundred years there Ireland, with its poverty and high fertility, was a poster child for e-migration to Britain, the U.S.A.Australia, and New Zealand.

Well, things may be changing. The last few days have seen major demonstrations against Ireland’s Open Borders.

Wednesday this week VDARE’s own correspondent Pádraic O’Bannon gave us a great montage of Twitter clips showing ordinary Irish people fighting back against their demographic replacement.

For a deeper dive into the politics of the situation—and I speak here as one who has been doing political commentary about Ireland for more than twenty years—I recommend Peter Ryan’s recent column over at Unherd.com:

…[G]rassroots anti-migrant protests are sweeping across the country, rallying around the slogan “Ireland is Full.” There were 307 anti-migrant protests in 2022, while 2023 has already seen 64. At the latest demonstration in Dublin, on Tuesday [February 6], more than 2,000 protestors took to the streets.

[The rise of Ireland’s anti-migrant protests, February 9, 2023]

As here and in Britain, the Irish Establishment is determined to do nothing at all about the inflow, and to slander, harass, and when necessary arrest those who demonstrate against it.

This has been easy for them as Ireland has been under Uniparty rule for a hundred years.

Two big political parties have held power across that long span. Fianna Fáil is very approximately the U.S. Democratic Party, with more working-class support; Fine Gael is more business-friendly, like our GOP.

That’s highly theoretical, though. In practice there’s been no daylight between the two parties for decades. They are now united in globalism, determined to keep the borders open, and full of angry denunciations of the “Far Right.”

Sound familiar?

A great curiosity in this situation: the minority party, Sinn Féin. Twenty-three years ago I was describing Sinn Féin—correctly, of course—”the only plausible nationalist-patriotic party in Ireland.”

Sinn Féin was so nationalist-patriotic that they were at one point arguing for Ireland to leave the European Union. They were so nationalist-patriotic they served as the political front for the terrorists carrying out bombings and assassinations in British-ruled Northern Ireland.

Nationalist-patriotic? Oh yeah.

So Sinn Féin is leading the counter-revolution against Open Borders and the destruction of Irish nationhood, right?

Er, no.

Sinn Féin’s current leadership is totally at one with the Uniparty, supporting Open-Borders globalism. The current president of Sinn Féin, Mary Lou McDonald, is a middle-class female Social Justice Warrior.

She represents a working-class constituency in Dublin, Ireland’s capital. None of the news stories and commentaries on this week’s demonstrations failed to notice that—

[Sinn Féin’s] failure to provide a nationalist stance on these issues means they are often the most hated by protestors; a placard picture of Mary Lou MacDonald bearing the word “traitor” was lustily booed at the original East Wall protest.

[A Total Loss of Narrative Control, by Conor Fitzgerald; Substack, February 8, 2023]

Could a genuinely nationalist party come up in Ireland, a nation that was once ardent in protection and preservation of its national identity? Well, one already has: the five-year-old Irish Freedom Party.

The IFP hasn’t made much of a mark yet and has suffered from all the weaknesses and personality issues that always afflict small new parties; and of course Ireland’s ruling class will do all it can to crush them.

They’re out there, though, and not throwing bombs or shooting cops Sinn Féin-style. Let’s see what develops.

Ireland, as I wrote all those years ago, is interesting, a place worth watching.

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[Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively on VDARE.com]

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Help Families, Fix Society

As opposed to yet another complaint about yet another negative happening in society, John Anderson and Mary Eberstadt had a great conversation last week about what we can do to help families, one of the major casualties in our day, begin to build society back up from the grassroots up.

John Anderson served as Deputy Prime Minister of Australia for six years between 1999 and 2005 under John Howard. He now hosts this challenging series — ‘Conversations with John Anderson’. I cannot recommend this to you more highly, not just because of the calibre of John’s guests, but also because of my high esteem for John as one of the great politicians and public leaders of our day on account of his integrity, intellect, and his Christian faith. Sadly, it’s rare to find a politician who is driven by their core beliefs and values rather than by political expediency and public opinion polls.

Demographics and Education

Here are a few of Mary Eberstadt’s suggestions to whet your appetite. Governments’ policies should encourage the stability of marriage and the raising of children, particularly families of size. She quotes Hungary‘s policy as an example that could be considered — they are proposing that mothers who have four or more children would not be required to pay income tax for the rest of their lives.

Mary takes aim at American public schools for failing to support the family through their anti-American curriculum, and she praises the ‘charter school’ movement that unashamedly does support the family. They also still teach Latin and Greek, and a balanced view of history that does not cut out the Judaeo/Christian heritage.

John raises the housing affordability crisis here as a major impediment for young people to be able to settle down and build families on the one hand, and on the other, the looming crisis of there being too small of a population to support society into the future, as so many now have very small families or no children at all.

Values

John and Mary discuss the demise of ‘tolerance’ in society and its replacement with ‘rage’ as a consequence of the loss of Christian values in society. When we were taught to ‘love our neighbour’, it was manifest in tolerance of diversity; now our neighbours are fair game for us to take as much as we can from them.

Mary concludes with a recipe for the younger generations, in particular, that could set us on the right track in rebuilding society, family by family:

  1. Put down your phones, particularly when in company.
  2. Stop looking at pornography as it undermines self-esteem, and destroys relationships and family life. The authorities should also begin to prosecute the producers of pornography, as well as tackle the excesses of the Sexual Revolution, neither of which the judiciary, apparently, seems capable of doing right now.

Seek out every opportunity to build real communities, not digital ones. Try new activities and interests and try church. Intentionally, look out for the real-life community of people that will genuinely have your back.

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The Sociobiology of Suckerdom

by Mary W Maxwell, LLB

I got a problem, you got a problem, all God’s chillun’ got a problem. We are suckers. Every one of us. No person, no matter how smart, is exempt from suckerdom.

And what is it we are suckers for? We are suckers for our emotions, our instincts. We are mammals and we will be forever mammals. The “Adam and Eve situation” did not change us into moral-minded beings who had only to choose between right and wrong, good and evil. Our choices are majorly colored by our emotions and instincts.

You may have been taught that our emotions and instincts are bred into us via our particular culture.  I agree with that.  But how did the culture come to emphasize this or that desirable behavior?  You guessed it — by our emotions and instincts. There is no getting away from it. We are stuck.

Of course, it’s great to be stuck with our mammal-based life. We can do a lot with it.  Shakespeare’s Hamlet cried: “What a piece of work is a man! How noble in reason! How infinite in faculty! In form how express and admirable! In action, how like an Angel! In apprehension, how like a God!”

Personally, I don’t want the human animal to be different from what it is. (And I won’t dignify the transhumanist project by mentioning it.) But I have recently uncovered the suckerdom factor, and apparently, it will be the undoing of us. Please hear me out.

My Eureka

The “hidden hand” that directs powerful moves in the world is now visible in the form of globalism. Without even knowing who is really in charge, we can see, easily, that someone determines ALL of the major Media’s output. I can see that someone controls the entire Medical field. I can see that Education (here I know only the American system) is dictated by one voice.

My eureka was not discovering that this is so — we have known it for a while — but that it is impossible to stand up to it. We lack, I now claim, a way to motivate ourselves or to recruit the like-minded, to overcome this thing. Why? Because the human species’ emotional-social structure is not geared for it. we have no structure to help us live in a globalized world.

I digress for a moment to mention the standard meaning of the term “social structure.” Some familiar structures are: a family, a tribe, a workers’ union, a matriarchy, a slave planation, a constitutional government, a men’s secret society, a professional association, an alliance of nations, what-have-you.

Those are real historical social structures.  They come and go — except for the family, which is more or less tied to physical reproduction. Such structures may form gradually, based on the environment’s resources, say, or demographic changes. They can also be designed.

I grew up with an over-emphasis on the designing of social structure.  The US “Founding Fathers” sat in convention, asking of each proposal “How will this work for the states, or the exporters, or the artists, etc.” Ah, you could do that in 1787, but you can’t do it today. We still think we can do it, but we can’t. I believe we should own up to this handicap, pronto.

Emotions

We got our humanness by a long process. I accept the general proposition, known as Darwinism, that a species evolves over time by adapting to its particular environment. The environment for our primate ancestors actually involved swinging through trees — early primates were arboreal.  Hence we can rotate our arms, something no wolf can do.

The set of emotions we now possess and are stuck with were adaptations.  Falling in love is a superb emotion. It makes the partners willing to make sacrifices for each other, all in the long-term interest of their offspring. You can call marriage a contract, but it wasn’t designed at some lawyer’s desk. It’s based on adaptive emotions and instincts. Permanent pair-binding is rare in Nature — among the non-human primates, only the gibbon has got it down pat.

In some ant species, a soldier caste fights off any outside attacker. Human males go to war willingly, and even die willingly when they see the need to defend their group against foreigners.  Human societies then develop a cultural honoring of their soldiers, the “braves.” This adds some emotionality and a mystique about war, perhaps enough to encourage the reluctant when, as now, the enemy is not clearly defined.

There is also an instinct to get a place in the social hierarchy. I didn’t pick up on this in my life till I read about it — the status hierarchy is not as aggressive in us as it is in some other species. Anyway, by the time I came into the world, an individual’s status seemed to be largely based on family status — you got born onto the right side, or the wrong side, of the tracks.

The point of my alleged Eureka is not that we do what emotions and instincts guide us to do — everybody knows that. The point is that in the 21st century, we are in trouble and there is no way, as far as I can see, for us to get out of it. Not any of us!  Not even the most favored.

Playing the Chords

The so-called Protocols of the Elders of Zion contain a boast that is worth paying attention to. (No requirement of establishing the bona fides or the authorship of the Protocols is needed for this.) The boast is as follows:

“Our directorate will have knowledge of all the secrets of the social structure…with the whole underside of human nature, with all its sensitive chords on which they will have to play.”

The particular chords can be deduced from subsequent remarks in the Protocols. For example:  “We shall arrange elections in favor of such presidents as have in their past some dark, undiscovered stain.” The chord is the natural human urge to avoid humiliation. (Also, the man with the stain will be glad to have protection against punishment, by doing what is asked of him — the chord to be played here is fear.)

Another boast in the Protocols: “Capital must be free to establish a monopoly of industry and trade …. This freedom will give political force to those engaged in industry, and that will help to oppress the people.” How true. What industrialist does not take full advantage of workers for his/her own “bottom line”?  The sensitive chord here is greed — every person has it.

Finally, this one: “It is indispensable to trouble people’s relations with their governments so as to utterly exhaust humanity with dissension … even by the use of torture, starvation, inoculation of diseases, so that [they have no option but] to take refuge in our complete sovereignty in money and in all else.” Since most of us, today, don’t live on the land, we have to pay with money for our dwellings and food. We are at the mercy of the wealthy. The chord is hunger.

Gradually even the middle class has begun to realize that we depend on whoever is in the Big House, for survival. And worse, that the Big House person will not be fazed if our needs are not met, and may even be delighted. This is a new feeling for Americans, at least those born after the 1933 Depression, and it is bewildering.  The talking heads on TV add to the mess by giving explanations that we have no control over, such as the price of tea in China, or how to remortgage your bankruptcy.

Intellectual Suckerdom

I am a sucker for my emotions and instincts (of course).  One of my instincts, oddly enough, is rationality. I am definitely a driven person, and the drive is for problem-solving. Would you believe, I have put the last 45 years into trying to solve problems of what I see as injustice.

Ah, come to notice it, maybe I’m also driven by emotions related to justice itself. Robert Trivers, discoverer of “reciprocal altruism” found that it is a genetic characteristic of the human brain to look for balance when giving and receiving favors.

Anyway, my alleged 45-year-long study was split almost equally: 1978 to 1999 in the field of sociobiology, and 2000 to the present, 2023, in law. I have a private library of law books, most dealing with some rarefied point of principle. Yesterday I packed them up, with an eye to tossing them out.

I am sad that I wasted so much time trying to figure out how to make law work, to bring justice and a good life for all. It always seemed possible, to me, that the US Constitution could be the basis for that. I have even competed a few times to become a member of Congress myself, including in 2022.  So let’s pretend that I’d won and thus I’ve been “in office” for the last 6 weeks. What could I do for justice?

I constantly yelp that my country is failing to punish high-ups who need to be punished. You may think people would go for this, as revenge is a big instinct with suitable emotional accompaniments. You’d think I could play upon that chord? instigate the means for Congressional referral for the prosecution to the DoJ? Well, I couldn’t.  The men who run the world have made sure that the base is covered. Impunity is essential to all they do. Their workers must be protected. Elected (or “elected”) politicians will not crack down on the powerful.

Are You Anti-war?

I anticipated being an anti-war legislator, voting a resounding No to declare war. Note: Rep Barbara Lee voted No to the 2001 war on Afghanistan, and boy was that resounding — hers was the only No out of 435 votes.  But, I hear you ask, isn’t there much grumbling about our policy for Middle East wars? Listen to this statement by a US army lieutenant, Ehren Watada, who was scheduled to go to Iraq in 2006. He was indicted for “missing movement.” He said:

“Today, I speak with you about a radical idea … that to stop an illegal and unjust war, the soldiers can choose to stop fighting it. Now it is not an easy task for the soldier. … The soldier must realize that this is a war not out of self-defense but by choice, for profit and imperialistic domination. WMD, ties to Al Qaeda, and ties to 9/11 never existed and never will….

“If soldiers realized this war is contrary to what the Constitution extols – if they stood up and threw their weapons down – no President could ever initiate a war of choice again. When we say [in our oath]  ‘against all enemies foreign and domestic,’ what if elected leaders became the enemy?  Whose orders do we follow? The answer: the conscience that lies in each soldier.”

Stuff and nonsense, I say. The American public listens to its emotions. On being told that the Twin Towers were destroyed by Arab Muslims, the right thing to do was kill their ilk, wasn’t it? In my 2011 book, “Prosecution for Treason,” I theorized that the 2006 Watada affair was a psy-op anyway, i.e., it may have been staged for the purpose of creating false expectations by other soldiers. The court case dragged on for three years, and then got dismissed on a technicality. As usual, the merits did not get listened to by any judge.

You see, law — our best hope for getting a better world — is a social structure that isn’t independent of human instinct. Philip Allott has said, in his 2016 book, “Eutopia,” that “law is our anatomy and physiology.”  I agree, and it can be wonderful in the right setting. But it can be ruined where the setting elicits emotions and instincts that work against law. Perhaps that judge’s instinct was to imitate the office culture of the day, which is to grant immunity to governmental crooks.

Just say Yessir

One more reason why the Powerful get what they want is that our social structure includes plenty of ‘authority.’ Humans are an obedient species. Kids readily disobey, but an adult will obey anyone wearing a badge or handing out written orders. I have no genetic evidence for the trait of obedience.  I don’t need it — even Blind Freddy can see it. We do not act on conscience, other than in our private lives.

The role of religion may be to suck up our desire to obey and to be good. No one would think of disobeying God. In fact, a religion’s doctrines often substitute for thoughtful consideration of what we should do. “God told us” — and that’s that.

In addition to obeying rules, we also follow the norm. That’s how a 3-year-old gets socialized. On Tuesday, he does not yet know how to behave but by Wednesday, a miracle, he just imitates those around him. I subscribe to the not-widely-held opinion that fear of deviating from the norm is extremely constraining. The typical person does not even have the guts to violate the current style in footwear — “you may die from embarrassment.”

Dual Morality — Xenophobia and Predation

We are all racists. Sociobiologist Pierre van den Berghe suggested in his 1981 book “The Ethnic Phenomenon” that the reason we sometimes show cruelty to a minority group is just that they are not protected under our umbrella of altruism. We instinctively look after our own. See my 1990 book, “Morality among Nations,” for the theory of dual morality. Yes, we do have two different criteria when judging whether our treatment of people is right or wrong.

Even at a baseball game, the two teams become “enemies” — it’s a pre-formed category.

In the article at hand, on suckerdom, it has to be stated that a good reason not to accept the move towards globalism is that we don’t have the emotions or instincts to support it. There is not going to be a sudden trend to love faraway peoples or “all mankind.” The caring instinct came about for the obvious good reason that we need help from helpers close by.

Above I introduced the word suckerdom to explain that we are suckers:  when our emotions call on us to do something (such as hit the sack every night) we do it, we fall for it. Sleeping is necessary, but some other instincts are not so necessary. Still, the emotion associated with it usually guides us. We fall for it.

The main point of this article is that we LACK instincts or emotions for some things — and we can’t build social structures on a base of no support. I believe the invention of “international law” is a joke, always has been and always will be. No matter how good it may sound on paper, it will not happen.  No police force will exist to rap powerful leaders on the knuckles.

The late Prof Alfred Rubin at Fletcher School of law and Diplomacy wrote a book whose title is “Ethics and Authority in International Law” but whose message is “No can do.” If anything, there’s massive support for each nation to be as unethical as possible. As Thomas Hobbes so aptly put it: “In war, force and fraud are cardinal virtues.”

One more thing. Humans are predators. In the good old wooly mammoth days, we had several species to prey on. Now we have only each other. Are you under the impression that Walmart, or even your local store, will refrain from tricking you into buying something? I believe we prey to the extent that we can get away with it.   And slavery is not something that happened only in the 1800s in the US.  Slavery has been practiced, and “justified” throughout the ages.

The phrase that is going though my mind is that of Dante, at the gates of hell:

Abandon hope, all you that enter here.

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