Happy Thanksgiving Day and/or Week, Americans and others outside the South! Oftentimes, we have so much that gladly calls out for our thanks. I’m thankful for all of you, beloved readers, and much more. Sometimes it may not look like it, but we have other things to be thankful for—things that don’t call as loudly or as gladly. Yet we are well-advised to be thankful for whatever comes our way: “Always rejoice. Pray without ceasing. In all things give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you all. Extinguish not the Spirit. Despise not prophecies.” 1 Thessalonians: 16-20. The events of the past four or so years have clarified the division between the Good, the True, and the Beautiful and the Wicked, the False, and the Ugly in stark terms and high definition. And the delineation continues. As hard as it is to believe, all of this is beneficial. I will therefore frame today’s discussion of events in grateful terms.
A Worthy Life and An Honorable Memory
Rosalynn Carter died the other day at the age of 96. She, with her husband and independently, had a full and meaningful life. She was the only American First Lady I ever met, and her husband the only Chief Executive. In the late winter or early spring of 2003, President Carter delivered a speech to the hive of incompetence known as the Georgia General Assembly. I watched and listened from the balcony. While I found them interesting at the time, I simply cannot recall what his remarks involved. But by then, I had begun to change my opinion of Carter, discarding the stock GOP lies about his amateurish incapabilities. In my view, he was perhaps the last of the genuine American Presidents who loved America, a man thrust into a nearly impossible situation. He did the best he could in politics and life. Mrs. Rosalynn was an integral part of his many trials, tribulations, and successes.
Just before the speech ended, I determined that if it was possible, then I wanted to meet Carter. I calculated that he entered and would exit the Gold Dome via the Governor’s secure entrance, a door which by various friendships I was acquainted with. I immediately made my way down, outside, and to that door. Soon thereafter, Jimmah and Rosalynn emerged with but a small escort of state troopers and secret service agents. With me being the only other person present, we three instantly gravitated together. It was like meeting a third set of grandparents. Perhaps due to the passage of time rather than genetics, the Carters were smaller people. Short in stature, but enormous in Christian, human warmth and generosity. Unlike most others of the political class I have had the misfortune of meeting, they simply exuded a good and decent aura. In purely Southern terms, they were just “sweet” people. Also, like a couple of walking, talking teddy bears, they were adorable. When our brief, happy exchange ended, I, delighted, was somewhat tempted to pick them both up and squeeze them. There was the matter of decorum and the presence of armed guards, so I let the notion die in conception. Now, one of my teddy bear friends is gone with it and I suspect—as is too often the case with 77-year(!) marriages—the other will too soon pass. It was, if I can correctly remember, a day gray but pleasant; I will forever be thankful for it.
Please take the time to watch or listen to the following interview discussion between Michael Hudson, Alexander Mercouris, and Glenn Diesen:
Hudson does most of the talking, in a way giving an abbreviated dissertation on many of his written works. While I am no fan of the age of post-literacy, I am thankful there are alternative means for reaching the postliterate should they dare to partake. This is one of them. Pay attention to how the divided world emerged, the financialized ruin of the West, the now obvious lies we’ve all been taught, China and Russia’s similar but still different approaches to handling the separation, and how any American Remnant might embrace a new practice comparable to the Sino-Russian model(s). For those trapped in the fog of the economic past, ever concerned about phantom chaos (as the real thing reigns around them) and the necessity of “legality,” pay extra attention to Xi’s dilemma concerning the banks and real estate and his likely simple solution. Breaking up and out is difficult, but not nearly as difficult or as damaging as staying down and in.
A New Argentine Chapter
About a year before I met the Carters, in one of my first published columns I pondered the monetary and economic turmoil in Argentina. That was the heyday of my conservative libertarianism, and, boy, did it show. While I got the gist of the currency and inflation issues right, I had to throw in a hearty exhortation of capitalism and freedom, and I even included a ubiquitous Adam Smith quote. In my defense, even as I had just experienced a wake-up call about the wickedness controlling America, I had yet to fully accept the differences between real capitalism and financialized fakery. My Smith quote was off because I (and he) had perhaps not fully comprehended what happens when public and private prodigality and misconduct meld together. I had also not accepted the extreme damage already done to America, which at the time, I thought was still salvageable. (I was young and idealistic!) But I did manage to correctly access large parts of the Argentine problem:
My title was a take on Julie Covington’s song “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina,” as re-popularized by Madonna Ciccone in 1996. I’m thankful I still have the ability to remember past tripe I’ve cobbled and that some of it still makes a modicum of sense! At the time, I had a vague idea of the changes needed to salvage the economy in Buenos Aires. Today, I think I have a better understanding. It’s difficult to apply the breaks and turn off anything when the situation is largely in nefarious international hands. Over two decades later, the South American nation is still in much the same shape it was in back then. It still has the burden of illicit debts. It still has yet to control its monetary base. It is still mired in postmodern neoliberal necromancy. The great question for 2024 and beyond is whether Javier Milei is the long-awaited answer. He, a talking mop head, is known to his supporters as “the Crazy.” So crazy he just might work? Time will tell. Many of his position statements sound interesting and good. Others sound mildly alarming. But statements are mere rhetoric and there is little evidence at this time to dialectically support any of them. He has also won praise from many of the wrong people. He is a self-styled libertarian and I’m not sure of any regional specifications for that label. In general, libertarianism is just smiley-faced globalism by and for stoners. I have grave doubts and would caution anyone about getting too excited. Still, we will keep alive the Spirit.
The Hardest Call
As predicted by me some time ago, videos of dead and mutilated Ukrainian female soldiers are now available for viewing. I will not link to any and I do not advise seeking them out. But they exist. As we account for the probable one million-plus Ukrainian KIAs, we must now annotate in terms of men and women. Who knows what the total casualty count is and what it will be by the time Russia accepts Kiev’s unconditional surrender? What it all amounts to is a huge war crime, ethnic cleansing, and genocide. Via their usual machinations, the usual suspects have managed to depopulate Ukraine by over 50% since February of 2022, and 60% since the dissolution of the Soviet Union. The living demons in Brussels, London, and Washington will answer for their evil, on earth or beyond. For that, I am thankful.
Of course, they’re not finished yet. They won’t be until Moscow declares victory and installs a new government in the Clown’s failed Banderaite experiment. The new rumor is that Zelensky, the ultra-nationalist military junta around him, and the NATO Nazis behind him are now beginning to conscript boys as young as fourteen. This is very likely the truth, as the official narrative, told in a manner of preemptive and deflective cover, brags about forcible enlistment of eighteen-year-old boys. As Kiev’s stated figures are always off by a considerable margin, it stands to reason that minors will soon join their elders dead in the fields and trenches. It is elementary but it bears repeating: if all of the children and the young generations capable of having children are killed, then the subject population will go extinct. This may very well have been the plan for Ukraine all along, and a model for the greater annihilation the Clowns would have visited upon Russia. These prospects make the blood boil. Still, we may be thankful for another exposition of the depths of depravity the wicked will quickly delve into. We should also be grateful for the positive example of stalwart Russian awareness, will to resist, and manful ability to fight and defeat evil.
It’s an odd assortment of stories and sentiments. But we should be thankful for all of them. Please enjoy Thanksgiving Day, the weekend of shopping, recovery, and football, and the coming Christmas Season.
Hello, it’s another excuse for a coherent column! I was loosely planning another installment in the tale of Pericles and Julia, neither of whom has a last name at this early point, but my loose plans stalled. I’ve been a little busy and last weekend I had a case of the sniffles.
I can only assume it was COVID as I know of the existence of no other respiratory illnesses. And it was COVID bad. As a stupid unvaccinated man, relying on antiquated notions about an “immune” system, and doomed to dark winters of despair, I died three times in as many days from the dread bat-borne bug. It is still from the bat, right? They haven’t uncovered any plans or recipes, have they? Raw bat salad at the Long John Silvers in the Wuhan Mall food court, if I remember correctly. Anyway, the good news is that every time one dies from C19, one gets a nifty “Thank You!” email informing one of one’s votes. Each time I died, I voted six times, in multiple jurisdictions, for [Deep State Sham Candidate “X” and/or Proxy, 2024]! As an American, I am not good with maths. But let’s see: died five times, multiplied by seven fake votes… I like to think I have done my part for climate change! (Almost four years of these lame jokes, I know.)
I thought of reintroducing a column I wrote for the Piedmont Chronicles over four years ago. It’s as relevant now as it was then, more so, in fact. But it can wait, perhaps for a grand update.
Look for a major development in Ukraine by or about the end of this year. Major development. There potentially looms another stellar defeat for the exceptional GAE.
The numbers in Occupied Palestine keep changing. Following the green flag events of October 7th, we were told some 1,400 Israelis were killed. It was soon lowered to 1,200. Last I checked, it was down again to about 1,000, the majority being combatants. The 40 decapitated babies story was, of course, just propaganda. There was, it appears, one infant fatality—a tragedy—though it is not clear whether that one baby was killed by Hamas. It seems the IDF was a little more active that fateful day than originally reported and that their actions, directly against the people they’re allegedly supposed to defend, tilted a little towards the false side of the flag. The number of dead Palestinian men, women, and children continues to soar without end.
Perhaps you’ve heard talk from time to time about a “two-state” solution for Occupied Palestine. Talk is about as far as the concept ever gets. In truth, the GAE-led axis of evil might be pursuing a one-state solution. That state is tentatively known as “Greater Israel,” a cobbling land grab that would stretch from Egypt to Iran. That plan is in the process of failing—another brewing GAE defeat. But people still talk about the double-nation concept. And that gave me an idea.
The current, dying US is going to dissolve itself, probably sooner than later, along lines that are less than clear. The only prediction that makes sense is that California and large parts of the Southwest are either going back to Mexico or into a new state(s) aligned with Mexico. That leaves a lot of real estate and many millions of people in the lurch. Whether it’s 5, 10, 50, or 500 new rump states, I foresee a multi-state solution. The good news is that, again, there is a lot of land, pre-existing geographic subdivisions, more than enough resources, and space for all the various peoples and/or combinations of peoples in the former US. The bad news is that these are not the smartest people and they tend to like doing things the hard way.
At times, I’ve given thought to trying to roughly work out a plan for how things might go, along a few different lines, for people, say, in the South. This is highly speculative. And it involves things like maps, demographics, math, and a hard look at reality. Sensing most people are not quite ready for all that, I keep putting it off while entertaining other endeavors. We still have some time and things aren’t so bleak yet. And there’s really no need today as I have lately learned that our time-traveling friends have departed 1859(!) … for 1607. Instead of saying that’s 252 years the wrong way, I'll just work with it.
1585 is as fine a year as any. A lost colony for a— Right! 1607 it is. Things were really much the same then as they are now. Spanish bankruptcy heralded the future total bankruptcy of the West. Groups are forever fighting over Aleppo. If you don’t build a defensive fort, angry savages will come to kill your children—though today they sport rainbows instead of feathers. We’ll soon witness the meeting and then the blissful wedding of Amonute Pocahontas and John Rolfe. Who doesn’t love a love story? Even if it ends in a fit of Smallpox on the Thames? Ah. 1607 was also the year the pinnace Virginia was built and launched. Of course, despite her name, she was the industrializing work of the proto-yankees, so maybe it's a chapter best forgotten. It is said that around 1607, or maybe 1608, an old woman in northern India looked out at a sunset and dreamily said, “I hope someday a bunch of fools called Republicans help my great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great granddaughter, a known pagan witch, become their leader and genocide half the world.”
Back in this century, I hear the known pagan witch wants to put me, you, and everyone else on her special list for “national security” and so forth. (Whatever, Lowcountry Jezebel.) Is it just me, or do you picture that demon thing from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom when you hear her name? Okay! We’re also anxiously awaiting a literary development of some worth. It’s my stealthy return to semi-academic writing and it will answer a burning question posed among the international intelligentsia. My answer is in professional editorial hands at the moment, though I am assured it’s only a matter of time. Вы прочтете это, когда оно будет готово. That, more Ponchiks, maybe some Christmas fiction, and more will get us closer to the new year. Quality will improve tomorrow.
Today, I have the rare honor of presenting two excellent books in one review! They are Leonid Savin’s Ordo Pluriversalis and Clyde Wilson’s Looking For Mr. Jefferson. As a review preview, “Ordo Pluriversalis” is, of course, Latin for “versatile order” or the “order of many”, a natural name for a tome about the multipolarity of the Sovereign Nations; and, look no further, we have found Jefferson, in a way rescuing him from almost two centuries of confuscation. In my mind’s eye, these works are somewhat interrelated though their subject matters are separated both by oceans and the considerable passage of time. They both also came to my attention and into my possession within a matter of short days. Therefore, in an effort certain to please all, I hereafter discuss them consecutively and with some small degree of overlap. I recommend both with the greatest enthusiasm and sincerity.
Savin, Leonid, Ordo Pluriversalis: The End of Pax Americana and the Rise of Multipolarity, London: Black House, 2020.
Regardless of latitude, longitude, and speed of rotation, the world is a small place. We, those of us in, though not of the world, occasionally experience issues of timing which delight mysteriously—almost as if we are under Someone’s grand plan for us and our fellows. Only a few weeks before writing this review, I had added Ordo Pluriversalis to my “books to buy” list. Perhaps divinely inspired, or else by telepathy, the magnanimous author sent me a copy, for which I am most grateful.
For those unaware, perhaps in my Southern audience, Mr. Savin is an expert on geopolitical, military, and terrorism-related matters. He is a member of the Military Scientific Society of the Russian Ministry of Defense and a steering committee member for the Islamabad International Counter-Terrorism Forum. He is the founder and chief editor of Geopolitika. In 2022, he also received the high honor of being singled out by name by the U.S. Department of State and its lapdog Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe for his ongoing contributions to the Russian-led Multipolar “far-right information ecosystem.” Recalling that the hatred and scorn of the wicked is proof positive of noble virtue, I, for one, thank fake Secretary Blinken, Ambassador Carpenter, and the rest of America’s false government of occupation for their endorsement of my friend. I would be remiss if I did not also praise the superb translation skills of Mr. Jafe Arnold who skillfully converted the book into English.
My America has truly morphed into the Global American Empire (“GAE”), a thing which, thankfully, appears to be entering its final days of international troublemaking. However, it is worth remembering or learning that the GAE was originally born as a multipolar association of free and sovereign states. With a tip of my hat to the international community, my review is primarily intended for Western readers, those in America, generally, and my South, particularly. For a comprehensive and exhaustive critique, I heartily endorse Dr. Kerry Bolton’s 2021 survey. I also hereby appropriate Dr. Bolton’s opening remarks:
It is an utterly fascinating exposition of political thought, philosophy, practice, and history, crystal in clarity and expansive in scope and notation. It is also seemingly prophetic. At nearly 500 pages, one supposes that Savin labored for more than a year or three in researching and assembling the book. Knowing the writing process, I suspect a draft was finished no later than 2019 for publication in 2020. And by 2019, massive, tectonic changes were already happening in the world of international relations. But it was the events of 2022 (through today) that have literally brought Savin’s assertions and theories to life. Ordo Pluriversalis reads like a script well-written in advance and well-enacted by the players of the global stage. This is amazing, confounding even, for the Western reader—even one thinking himself abreast of various developments. As such, as this work has empirically proven its validity, it should command a premium value for those who undertake reading it in any year.
The book is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of another book, Europe and Mankind, by a (or the) father of Eurasianism, at least of the Russian variety, Nikolai Trubetzkoy. Because of its great size, high population, and immense resources, the Eurasian supercontinent has ever been of great strategic importance. It was not meant to be ruled, dominated, conquered, or sidelined by a peculiar power on a small island in the North Sea or its larger descendant on a vast island of sorts, separated from Eurasia by ample lengths of oceans. It can’t be. Ordo Pluriversalis is the story of the new beginning for the Old World, as largely led by Russia and China. Again, it is an almost predictive model of current events, ostensibly riding the leading edge of an unstoppable wave. However, just as it cannot be ruled from without, Eurasia has little interest in ruling from within. As approximated in the book and as witnessed in real-time, the concept of multipolarity is just that—the idea of many countries and peoples standing sovereign and separate while interacting fairly with each other when they meet. For those of the “golden billion” of the West, should they sort out their own internal affairs, the prospects of joining the larger civilized world are great and potentially rewarding. It is my hope that some in America, England, France, Germany, etc. are able to replicate some of the ideas Savin discusses so well.
History did not end, as were told it would or had. However, the age of Western global dominance is over. The Enlightenment was a resounding failure. As Jacques Barzun’s masterpiece title told us, the thing has run From Dawn To Decadence. The moment of Western-led unipolarity was just that—a moment not an era, as Savin notes several times (pages 7, 11, 13, etc.). Much of the extreme chaos and violence in the world today, from Ukraine to Palestine, is the (hopefully) final frantic efforts of the rulers of the West to maintain and impose their “rules-based” international order. As President Vladimir Putin recently noted or scoffed at Valdai, no one was consulted about the formulation of these rules and no one even knows what they are. It is good and right that they now fade into history, taking their masters and proponents with them.
As others have surmised, long ago and along its way the West was essentially hijacked. While the process was assisted by many internal accomplices, it was pushed and is now (mis)ruled by a loose cabal of cosmopolitan outsiders best described as satanists. For they are and ever have been against God, against Christianity, and against any and all free peoples of goodwill. Until The End, they cannot be wholly defeated, though it is good to see them recede. Real Westerners should rejoice as the great unfolding heralds their rare chance to reclaim their true identities and societies. In addition to expertly explaining various alternatives to the rot of the hijacked fake West, Savin does an excellent job of deconstructing what the West was and is and how it came to be what it is.
Part of the deconstruction may be grating for the Western reader, though it is a shaving worthy of consideration. Also, as the book admits, many words and concepts have different meanings depending on where they are used and by whom. I encourage the intrepid reader to play along with such terms as “racism”, “nation”, “nationalism”, and more. Getting right to a perhaps uncomfortable truth, on page 152:
The world is now witnessing a de-marginalization from the periphery. Joseph Borrell’s “jungle” is growing back, like Kudzu on steroids. And it turns out that most of it is its own kind of beautiful garden, if not the limited, curated type Borrell prefers. Much of Chapter Five, “Deconstructing the West,” is eye-opening and may foster new thoughts or ways of thinking in the reader’s head. This process is a good thing for the heritage Westerner because, as others have shown clearly, he has been in many ways, similar and dissimilar, oppressed by the faux rulers of the West just like the marginalized people of the colonized or relegated outside world. In honest Borrell-speak, while much destruction and herbicidal spraying went on in the outside jungle, inside the garden there was excessive native pruning. The time has come to end all of the damage.
The unipolar gardeners are in every sense attempting to rebuild and control the Tower of Babel. As such was intentionally destroyed by God the Father, who saw fit to fully separate the peoples of the earth (Genesis 11:9), the attempt to reassemble the host in defiance of God is purely luciferian. What is supposed, post-Genesis, to extend to all nations, is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. (Mark 13:10). The gardeners must fail eternally—a refreshing thought—as we are assured the nations will endure even in Heaven. (Revelations 7:9). Their transient temporal failure is already happening, and while it may be accompanied by upheaval and discord, we should welcome it.
A large portion of the book is dedicated to showcasing the differences across cultures and time regarding things like law, sovereignty, borders, economic structures, and even the very natures of different peoples. It is, in fact, good that there are these many differences. I have something extra to add from Savin’s Eighth Chapter, “Economics and Religion”. But as this is a dual review and I have an idea to combine bits, I’m going to risk mixing it in with Dr. Wilson’s fine book and related commentary! Savin’s final chapters deal with the new alternative of multipolarity. As I noted, above, in the context of America’s thirteen original “pole” states, the alternative is really just a reversion to the historical norm. A one-world order is unnatural. As Savin notes, on page 401: “With regards to homogeneity, the Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben suggested that the notion of a uniform world for all living beings is an illusion.”
Chapter Twelve is a walk-through of various theories for implementing, or, rather, re-implementing a pluralistic world order. The author remains optimistic, as do I, that the new sovereign order will represent a more perfect and harmonious substitute for what we have suffered since the end of World War Two, and especially since the end of the Cold War. That the alternative is not operated by overt devil-worshipers speaks well of its potential. Most ideologies and “isms” being dead letters, new philosophies and theories are needed. Savin discusses some of them. There is also a need for new institutions to facilitate orderly interaction between peoples and countries (or a revamping of existing institutions). Savin delves into these around page 432, with “Parallel Structures”, those designed to supplant or surpass the existing compromised forums. BRICS, for instance, has already grown mightily since Savin’s book was published, with the BRICS economies surpassing those of the G7 last year and the copious expansion of BRICS(+) this year. We eagerly await the Kazan meeting next year and the formal unveiling of that which will replace SWIFT and, potentially, the Petrodollar (already a thing in decline and retreat).
Some space is devoted to the future of “European Autonomy”, page 436—, and the coming potential liberation of European countries, both from their own devices and from Washingtonian control. It is not so difficult to envision a tandem liberation of the American States.
As Savin explains in his Afterword, page 463, “The theory of multipolarity has developed shoulder to shoulder with critiques of the hegemony of the United States of America. Even outside of this context as well, many authors have been wary of the US’ efforts to preserve its leadership.” The theory is becoming fact and practice before our eyes. And as the events of the past several years have shown, many are correct to be wary as the rulers of the dying GAE fiercely try to maintain some semblance of control over the world they are losing. May that they falter and collapse as their loss is mankind’s gain. Savin ends with the impact of the (then) current effects of the US’s evil bioweapons program, COVID, on the US itself. Today, his mention of “This sickness”, pages 466-467, may as well be a metaphor for the overdue death throes of the US Empire. The survival of the US (in some form(s)) and the greater West is at stake. We in the West and of its heritage must take this issue seriously if we are to emerge and rebuild. In this regard, Leonid Savin gives us either a grand map, a strong cornerstone, or both. I am pleased to suggest his sublime scholarship as expressed within Ordo Pluriversalis.
Wilson, Clyde N., Looking For Mr. Jefferson, Columbia, SC: Shotwell, 2023 (EPUB edition*).
Dr. Wilson, like his subject, Thomas Jefferson, requires no introduction in Southern circles. This review, however, might, for those in the wider world. Dr. Wilson is a professor emeritus at the University of South Carolina, the “dean” of Southern history. That the politically correct administration at USC refuses to include him, their most famed living professor, on the department’s retired faculty website, speaks volumes about their shallowness and cements Dr. Wilson’s academic prowess and value. He is a co-founder of Shotwell Publishing, the South’s premier showplace of historical, intellectual, and fictional thought, and he has made a career of documenting the importance of many Southern leaders, including the immortal John C. Calhoun, Thomas Jefferson, and more. Like Savin, Wilson also possesses a keen sense of timing, the temporal grace of the Almighty, or both. In response to my previous review of Why The West Can’t Win by Dr. Fadi Lama, Dr. Wilson (to me, “Clyde”, my cigar and rebel-rousing buddy) left this comment at Reckonin’:
With Clyde, the certainty of a new book is guaranteed, though the timing can be a mystery. I launched a quick inquiry and wound up with my e-copy before I even got the usual launch notification email from Shotwell. As promised, the book does a fine job recounting Jefferson’s valiant struggle against debt, usury, and more. It is a compilation of some fifty years of written commentary and lecture material about America’s third federated republican President under the Constitution of 1787 (effective 1789). I remind some and inform others that America had, in fact, fourteen “Continental” Presidents before George Washington, with Peyton Randolph and John Hancock each serving two separate terms.
But of the fifty-nine men who have served as America’s chief executive—sixty, if one foolishly includes the installed rather than elected Brandon the AI—few stand out as Jefferson did in his time and as he continues to as an exemplary historical marker. Dr. Wilson well captures the mind and spirit of the great statesman, no small feat for a shorter book!
Mentioned and alluded to here and there, Dr. Wilson devotes Chapter 19 to “A Jeffersonian Political Economy”. Here is as fine a place as any for me to point out that the early federated American Republic, as interpreted by the “Federalists,” was a theoretical and political progenitor of the GAE, which really launched toward its global trajectory during and after Abraham Lincoln’s war of 1861-85. Why? As Dr. Wilson observes, in Chapter 19, “Southerners saw the [new 1787] Constitution as the people’s control over government power. Northerners saw it as an instrument to be manipulated to their advantage.” Later on, especially after 1865, the Northern view guided the nexus of political and economic dominance towards empire, within and without the several American States.**
The world was issued a dire warning about the future growth of Lincoln’s empire, even without Lincoln, via words Dr. Wilson included in a list of quotes in Chapter 20, “Jeffersonian Wisdom”: “The consolidation of the States into one vast empire, sure to be aggressive abroad and despotic at home, will be the certain precursor of ruin which has overwhelmed all that preceded it.” So said General Robert E. Lee in 1866. The GAE grew to be all Lee feared and foresaw. The twin driving factors behind this malignancy were military power, real or conjectured, and financial/monetary prominence. Jefferson would have detested both.
Back in Chapter 19, correctly writes Wilson:
Was and is this position perfect? Of course, not. But it belied a noble worldview and spirit. Jefferson’s newspaper call for “free trade” was asserted the year before David Ricardo’s fanatical obsession with corn uber alles was redesigned to foster nebulous “comparative advantage”, notions since abolished by nearly two centuries of practical experience. As Wilson notes elsewhere, Jeffersonian free trade really meant “fair” trade, the opposite of what globalizing free traders have foisted on the world. Jefferson’s aversion to debt stands as valid now as it did then. That the Washington Post recently cautioned against meddling with the precious Federal Reserve system and its alleged good deeds, speaks to the horrible power the thing has accumulated via its abetting Washington’s madness and its shareholder commercial banks will to absorb all value from the entire economy with digital nothingness. What is practiced today, a wicked inversion of reality, is not the separation Jefferson envisioned. Rather, it is a false face for the collusion of the Money Powers to dominate all with usury compounded upon usury and based on nothing more than hoaxes and threats. Jefferson, were he alive today, would assuredly stand against satanic faux Western monetary and economic policies; I suspect he would also keenly understand the sovereign desire to move beyond unipolar control of the world by liars, thieves, and murderers. While I cannot say he might be a proponent of them, Jefferson would certainly understand the Sino-Russian concepts of “whole process” “democracy” and economic policy.
Wilson covers well the idea of “Jeffersonian Democracy” in Chapter 7. “Thomas Jefferson remains the best American symbol for democracy—that is, decision-making by majority rule of the body of citizens. He really believed in the rule of the people. In the short run they might go astray, but the people—with their judgment, honesty, and patriotism—were the best reliance for a good commonwealth.” Jefferson was a true philosopher and a somewhat libertarian idealist. Wilson adds a proper cautionary note which is in keeping with Jefferson’s own expressed views of democracy:
In the context of Jefferson’s late Eighteenth and early Nineteenth Centuries, the lapse towards a chaotic form of government, classically-speaking in line with tyranny and oligarchy—into which American democracy evolved—is somewhat forgivable. All of America’s founding—her leaders, the Constitution, and the very composition of the population—were a mixed bag. For a time, reality allowed for Jefferson’s high optimism. Hindsight is twenty-twenty and we may see that some of Jefferson’s rhetoric, truly based on the best intentions, especially as compared to that of Alexander Hamilton and other lesser Americans, in ways contributed to some of the developments Jefferson feared. Rhetoric, while pointing towards a truth, may not exactly be the truth. For instance, Jefferson’s insistence in the Declaration of Independence that “all men are created equal”, while lauded by many in various political camps, is, in fact, false. No men are created equal, not even identical twins. Jefferson’s qualification, “they are endowed by their Creator…”, serves as a proper if understated and oft-ignored admission that the only kind of total human equality is limited to the eyes of God. Wilson, at intervals, discusses Jefferson’s religious beliefs and practices and how they were perceived by his temporal peers. The whole underpinning of Jeffersonian democracy, which was at odds with competing Yankee or Freemasonic visions of American governance and way of life, was that the people remain faithful and uncorrupted. Even in his time, this may have amounted to very well-intended but still wishful thinking.
However, after Jefferson, and after Lincoln, things progressed or devolved as they did. Many changes rapidly swept the land, its people, their ideas of government, and how they perceived money and economics. America’s money today is essentially non-existent, which allows the Money Powers virtually unfettered discretion in how best (or worst) to rob and maim the world. How all this was allowed to happen over the long years is a slight mystery, perhaps best explained by a gentle gullibility on the part of so many Americans. As Wilson notes, many in the South, then and now, have a less than clear understanding of what economics is and how it works. This mental fogginess is shared by most mainstream economists, as noted by Dr. Lama, Michael Hudson, and others.
Some of the lingering American misunderstandings may, as some suggest, stem from a contest of Protestantism(s): of (Southern) Calvinism versus (Northern)(English) Puritanism. Understood or not, this is part of the genesis of “liberal capitalism,” aka, financial or globalist capitalism. Here, the reintroduction of Savin’s observations: Ordo Pluriversalis, supra, page 255: “It should be noted that among the creationist religions, it is Judaism and Protestantism that became a kind of set of wings for the plane of liberal capitalism, which has extended its influence on a global scale.” It is most interesting to note that the US was founded and built largely by Protestants and that sometime in the mid-late 20th Century, it came to be controlled, de jure and/or de facto, by Judaics.*** This may be the natural path of a course plotted in Germany 500 years ago, which, in America, reached a fevered pitch in the 20th Century. It may explain the American obsession with “sacred” contracts and debts, tolerance of usury and fake money, and essentially a prohibition against debt cancellations and socioeconomic realignment - among many other unusual things.
Savin goes on, page 263, to plainly set the “spiritual roots” in the tandem ground of Judaism and Protestantism. Understanding the nature of those roots, which at earliest begin with the suggestion for and support of the Reformation, goes a long way in explaining the post-Bretton Woods monetary and economic world and, really, the captured Western world in general. Savin, for his part, then discusses the differing—from the status quo of postmodernity and from each other—positions of Orthodox and Latin Catholic doctrines. It would be wise for Westerners to also consider these matters if we are to ever change course, financially and otherwise.
Wilson goes on, Looking…, supra, painting an excellent portrait of Jefferson, with his own commentary, reviews of works by others about the President, expositions of the lives of other Jeffersonian-minded Americans, and an explicit examination of why postmodern thinkers (and general Hamiltonian-Lincolntonite theorists of all ages) hate Jefferson. On that last note, Chapter 16 is titled, “Why They Hate Jefferson,” being a review of The Long Affair: Thomas Jefferson, and The French Revolution by Connor Cruise O’Brien. In short summation, Wilson writes: “The Establishment is frightened by the rumblings they hear from the Great Beast (that is, we the American people).” Jefferson was the foremost of our genuine intellectual benefactors. We do, even at this late hour, run the risk of “watering the tree” as he once suggested. That is why “they” hate him (and us).
On the matter of intellectualization, and, thus, education, I end with a brief look at Jefferson’s accomplishments as detailed in Chapter 8, “Thomas Jefferson: New World Philosopher”. Jefferson, the founder of the University of Virginia, also set about building a curriculum for the then essentially non-existent Virginia (lower) public schools. Wilson makes patently clear and obvious that what Jefferson wanted was the polar opposite of the state-mandated evil of Northerners like Horace Mann and his system of schools as docile slave training factories. Jefferson wanted young students to learn—a concept completely outside the current American mainstream.
Wilson gives a bare hint of the curriculum:
Jefferson also considered daily physical exercise critical for the development of a young mind. To this end, he advocated daily constitutional walks—with a firearm. This is a far cry from the non-standards of neo-Prussian, feminized, homosexualized American education today, a system of total innumeracy, lack of any scientific acumen, and illiteracy regardless of language. Jefferson’s was a better system, designed by a better man. Those who have experienced his works and wisdom are better for having done so. In keeping with that legacy, I suggest all will benefit from joining Dr. Wilson in Looking For Mr. Jefferson.
*My EPUB (browser) reader displays well but leaves a little to be desired in the way of pagination. Therefore, I referenced as well as I could.
**As a related aside, I would like to someday explore the actions of a certain Tsar, understandable if counter-fortuitous, and how they might have assisted the nascent American imperial development which would soon become the plague and peril of the world. This exploration promises to be fun, or so I imagine. In time.
***I sure hope I don’t end up on the witch Nimarata’s little list…
I don’t know much about Telegram, but, evidently, a lot of people use it. Some misuse the social service. The other day, a known disinformation channel targeting the Muslim-majority Dagestan Republic of the Russian Federation, ran a warning that a planeload of Jewish refugees were inbound from Occupied Palestine. The channel is operated out of Kiev and is a project of the SBU-CIA terror network. It has since been blocked and Russian authorities have taken remedial measures regarding the mostly peaceful protest that erupted at the local airport based on the psyops refugee tip. While they were likely led by NATO Nazi-backed insurgents, some Islamic Dagestanis fell for the ruse. They protested at the airport in an attempt to safeguard their Republic from invasion. It was a hoax, but in their defense, at least they were proactive. These people are intelligent and they remember various episodes from their history and the history of other nations. Beginning at the end of the nineteenth century, Palestinians were confronted with successive waves of Jewish refugees and now find themselves facing extermination.
So it is that, begrudgingly, Americans may be forgiven for falling for similar disinformation campaigns. After all, if intelligent Muslims who take their faith seriously can be duped, then dull-witted neo-pagans must be expected to fall for whatever lies they are told, no matter how ridiculous. It’s almost like Americans live to fall for hoaxes, and they’ve been treated to another big one for the past few weeks. Being mildly wicked, extremely gullible, and rather stupid, maybe they just can’t help it. Their disinformation propaganda channels have names like “BBC,” “CNN,” “FOXNews,” and “NewsMax.”
Immediately after the US-Israeli green flag operation out of Gaza on October 7, lurid tabloid headlines like this appeared:
It appears to be the Hasbera job of UK “news” outlets to first trumpet these ridiculous lies, perhaps as an SIS-CIA vetting process. Next, they are presented in bold and red at places like the Sludge Report. Thereafter, the mantra is repeated perpetually, broken only by regular cries of, “Antisemitic!”, at outlets like FOX “News” and “News”Max. One frequently hears this nonsense from empty babbling heads like Ben “No, I Personally Won’t Fight” Shapiro and putrid politicians like the bloodthirsty warmongering lunatic, Satan’s Senator, Lindsey “Level the Place” Graham. There’s just one small problem with this particular narrative—as there usually is. It didn’t happen.
Americans, who probably still can’t find Israel on a map or understand that postmodern political Israel is in no way even geographically contiguous with Biblical Israel, have never heard of, won’t read, or can’t read Haaretz, Israel’s paper of record and a far better news outlet than most Western imitations. Haaretz published a list of Israeli casualty victims from October 7. It included names and photographs. The majority were combatants—soldiers or police officers. Of the civilian minority, one suspects many were armed (illegal) settlers and, thus, quasi-combatants. Hamas, not necessarily the nicest people, but still constrained by the laws of Islamic warfare, only killed sixteen Israelis under the age of eighteen. Haaretz also included casualty ages. None of them were younger than four. There is no evidence any were beheaded. In other words, like 9-11 (Operation Northwoods), the Gulf of Tonkin, COVID, Judeo-”Christianity,” and Putin dying 75 times while his army retreated in chaos from victorious Ukraine, the 40 beheaded babies line was just another lie.
Again, being given to support evil, and being extremely stupid (which is their best defense against charges of overt wickedness), many Americans do not know, cannot learn, and will never try to come up to speed on reality. If these idiots wanted to see the real impact of warfare on children, hundreds murdered per day and pushing a cumulative 4,000 at the time of my drafting, they could simply look at Al Jazeera's 24/7 coverage (*disturbing*). They won’t. And they won’t bother to learn, largely because they can’t. Learning requires reading, and most Americans are fully or functionally illiterate.
Not so in Palestine! During all the late unpleasantness, I was reminded of a happier chapter from just last year. On the Prepper Post News episode of March 1, 2022, I was privileged to discuss the rebuilding of Gaza’s largest bookstore. The PPN is, sadly, no more, but via the miracle of the digital interwebs, you can listen right here.
My report was based on something I read, a heartwarming tale of good people seeking out good books. For FOX”News” watchers, “books” are assembled sets of paper with words written in them. The words convey ideas. Ideas are neuron-transmitted sensory…never mind. Unlike so many coffee and toy stores in ‘Murica that still call themselves bookstores, Gaza’s shop carries books. A lot of them:
If you’re a TeeVee-watching, literacy-challenged ‘Murican, then these are real Palestinians. Notice they are happy people who are browsing books (yes, one might be hoax masking, but I’m sure she probably had a valid reason):
Here’s a picture (and I didn’t mean to loot so many, AJ, but they’re excellent!) of some women and a little girl looking at charming children’s books. These are the people the filthy witch Nimarata Haley, braindead Brandon, and vampiric war criminal Benny Net-a-Yahoo want to genocide:
The bookstore was founded around 2000 by Samir Mansour. It served as an information center and cultural gathering place. In May of 2021, the store and its roughly 100,000 books were destroyed by an IDF bombing raid—like so many houses, shops, hospitals, Mosques, Churches (yes, Normiecon, many Palestinians are Christians), schools, and refugee camps.
By the time I found out about the store, it had been rebuilt bigger and better than ever. In 2022 it reopened in a new and very nice three-story facility packed with over 300,000 books. Again, Mansour’s is the largest bookstore in Gaza; it is the largest compared to the others—because there are others. By way of comparison, the rapidly decaying little Southern suburban town where I exist (for a little while longer) does not have any bookstores. There are a scant few in the area, none of which approach the bibliophilist’s delight in Gaza. That recalls to my mind some bookstores I knew in the bygone era of immediately post-peak America as well as a select few shops still operating in the lingering geographic vestiges of our collapsing national intelligentsia.
Now one has to wonder if the grand reconstruction and improvement effort was in vain. Thanks to Anglo-Zionist supremacy, hatred, and satanic inclination, Mansour’s store has been bombed again.
If you are a Christian, a Muslim, or another honest person of faith, please pray for these helpless people. Books and bookstores can be replaced as many times as needed. People, however, are irreplaceable. The women and the girl in that picture have been affected by the war, and there is a statistical possibility one or more of them, the girl especially, has been killed or wounded. The GAE-Israeli axis of evil has targeted the Palestinian people for forced expulsion or outright eradication. If all their bodies and minds are killed, there will be no need for printed words. If you are a retarded heathen who somehow drifted into this article, then understand, if it's possible, that this is real news about what is really happening to real people in the real world. While you might not be slurring “Paveway!” on any of this ongoing terrorism, your tolerance and tacit support of evildoers at least indirectly implicates you in the disaster. Pray to fix that as well.
Remember to oppose unjustified violence whenever possible, stand by decent people, and read. Books really do have a healing quality.
Deo vindice. Librum lege!
Perrin Lovett is a novelist, author, and small-time meddler. He is a loveable, unobtrusive somewhat-right-wing Christian nationalist residing somewhere in Dixie. The revised second edition of his groundbreaking novel, THE SUBSTITUTE, is available from Shotwell Publishing and Amazon. Find his ramblings at www.perrinlovett.me. Deo Vindice!