Some loose thoughts on current events.
Revenge was the topic of some of the great works of cinema and literature like “Ben Hur” and Alexandre Dumas’ “Count of Monte Christo”.
In 1974 the movie “Death Wish” which also had as its main theme the topic of revenge, was released.
Regardless of the controversy the movie had sparked and regardless of whatever you think of this movie, the movie highlighted the problem of rampant crime in America’s inner cities.
The Left’s hysteric reactions to the trailer for the movie’s 2017 remake are mindblowingly stupid.
How stupid has one to be to critize a movie that one has not seen because it isn’t even released yet?
That’s why I can only comment on what we already know about the movie.
The mere fact that more than 40 years after the original release you can still find American cities, in this case Chicago, which can serve as a realistic backdrop for the movies’ plot is damning to the Democrats who almost exclusively run these cities.
Secondly, the movie exposes the Left as utterly hypocritical.
The same Left that condemns the movie supports extrajudicial acts of revenge done by BLM and other radical groups. The only difference is that the movies’ main character is on a individual crusade of revenge while the Left’s favoured groups are doing it collectively as a raging mob. “No justice. No peace.”
This brings me to Europe where a massive wave of illegal, mostly muslim immigration causes a dramatic rise in rape, violent and non-violent crime.
Here in Germany the state is primarilly concerned with covering up the crime and producing statistcs that are minimizing the impact of this immigration wave that continues without any impediment.
The European elites who want everything run or controlled by the state are refusing to deal effectively with the crime by securing Europe’s borders and by deporting criminals.
That’s because they have a goal that is more important to them.
Unlike in real democracies where the people elects the goverment they are electing a new people. A people that, so they think, doesn’t have these antiquated notions of national souverignity, national self-determination and local governance. They are electing a people that, so they think, doesn’t stand in the way of the creation of a European superstate which already regulates the size and shape of bananas.
The Left which, thanks to the generally greater faith in the state by Europeans, has much deeper roots in Europe than it has in America is, unfortunately, much closer to its goal than it ever has been.
The Left does not trust the individual to run his own life because the flaws of the individual lead to all kinds of real or perceived problems like social injustice etc.
Therefore, in the view of the Left the state has to run and control everything.
But there is a fundamental error in this argument and it is this: Any state, no matter what kind of state, is run by a collection of individual persons with their own flaws and that is why no state can be the more just, better entity that the Left claims that it is.
To believe, as the Left claims that it does, that the state is better than the individual, it has to ascribe divine attributes of perfection that the individual lacks to the state, which makes the Left’s word view a religion. I call it etatheism (etat = state), the deification of the state.
Ironically, the people who have more faith in the state than the Americans, the Europeans, should have the least faith in the state because it was here in Europe, in Hitler’s Germany and in Stalin’s Russia where the state murdered its own citizens by the millions. It was in Mussolini’s fascist Italy and in Franco’s Spain where the state oppressed its citizens. It was in communist Eastern Europe where the state deprived its citizens of the most basic human rights and where it crushed the opposition with tanks and soldiers.
Flaws of individuals can have harmful and undesired effects but flaws of individuals who are collectively running states are magnified by orders of magnitude because of the state’s almost unlimited power and reach (compared to a single individual).
It is because of this great potential of the state to cause destruction and to prevent or diminish prosperity that the state needs to be as least powerful as possible and to interfere as least as possible in the individual’s affairs.
Leftists will, of course, counter my argument by saying that we can eliminate man’s flaws by creating a new system that will create a new man.
But again, the Left is stuck with the same problem. In order to create a flawless, perfect system which eliminates the flaws of the individual, the individuals who are creating the system have to be flawless and perfect themselves.
Again, one has to ascribe divine attributes of perfection to the persons devising such a system.
In the case of Marx we don’t have to guess. He was not only flawed. He was despicable.
While Marx was attacking capitalism for its exploitation of the working class he adopted for himself the lifestyle of an aristocrat and he sexually exploited his handmaiden Helen Demuth with whom he had an illegitimate child that he attributed to his friend Friedrich Engels who was willing to play his part in this charade.
While in exile in London, Marx was a paid informant for the Austrian police reporting on revolutionary exiles and getting 25$ for each bit of information.
One who he betrayed was Ruge, an intimate friend of Marx with whom he exchanged cordial letters.
Marx said some bad things about Jews and he called Blacks niggers.
He had no love for anyone and he was filled with rage. He never gave any indication that he particularilly cared for the working class.
In his poems Marx expressed his intense hatred for humanity and for God.
God he wanted to dethrone. The world he wanted to turn into ruins. Humanity he wanted to lead into the abyss.
These are just some of his flaws which are too many to mention here.
One flaw though that pops out among all the others was that he hardly ever worked in his life but that he always lived on other people’s money. From Engels alone he got six million French francs.
But whether it was his father’s money, his mother’s money or Engel’s money, it was never enough. Marx, born into a wealthy family, squandered it all and never could get enough of it. Does that sound familiar? Spending other people’s money and never getting enough of it?
Some view Marx as a genius economist but Marx lost much of his money at the stock exchange. So much for the genius economist.
Given all these flaws and Marx’s hatred for humanity and for God, marxism/communism is precisely the rotten, stinking, soul-crushing, freedom-robbing, impoverishing and murderous system we can expect it to be.
Back to the US.
I’ve never seen such hysteria and such a broad media propaganda campaign as I see with all the “Russia collusion” circus.
Granted, there are a parts of the Republicans who want Trump ousted from power, no matter how it’s done but the Democrats would go to any extreme to take President Trump out.
The Democrats pretend that they don’t like Putin.
If true, it’s certainly not because of Putin’s methods since the Democrats use or try to use exactly the same methods as Putin does in his “managed democracy”.
Both the Democrats and Putin share the same utter disregard for the will of the people. Both are running the state like the mafia. Both use the media as their propaganda arm. Both use the deep state as a weapon to destroy, criminalize and intimidate their adversaries. Both show no regard for the rule of law when it doesn’t serve their aims.
Ok, there is one difference but it’s just about the only one.
The Democrats are not yet killing their adversaries and they are not yet poisoning them with polonium.
But something tells me that the Left and the Democrats would not mind some nutjob killing President Trump.
Further useful information on Marx:
– “Marx and Satan” by Richard Wurmbrand.
– “Marx’s Path to Communism”, an excellent article by Murray N. Rothbard.