Updated News Digest December 13, 2009

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Quotes of the Week:

“And what physicians say about disease is applicable here: that at the beginning a disease is easy to cure but difficult to diagnose; but as time passes, not having been treated or recognized at the outset, it becomes easy to diagnose but difficult to cure. The same thing occurs in affairs of state; for by recognizing from afar the diseases that are spreading in the state (which is a gift given only to a prudent ruler), they can be cured quickly; but when they are not recognized and are left to grow to the extent that everyone recognizes them, there is no longer any cure.”

“And one should bear in mind that there is nothing more difficult to execute, nor more dubious of success, nor more dangerous to administer than to introduce a new order to things; for he who introduces it has all those who profit from the old order as his enemies; and he has only lukewarm allies in all those who might profit from the new. This lukewarmness partly stems from fear of their adversaries, who have the law on their side, and partly from the skepticism of men, who do not truly believe in new things unless they have personal experience in them.

“And many writers have imagined for themselves republics and principalities that have never been seen or known to exist in reality; for there is such a gap between how one lives and how one ought to live that anyone who abandons what is done for what ought to be done learns his ruin rather than his preservation: for a man who wishes to profess goodness at all times will come to ruin among so many who are not good.”

                                                                                              -Niccolo Machiavelli

***Community Organizing and National Anarchism*** presentation by Andrew Yeoman

The Antiwar Right: Our Time Is Near by Justin Raimondo

RAND Corporation Blueprint for a “Stability Police Force” by William Norman Grigg

The Thin Blue Whine by William Norman Grigg

Noam Chomsky Deplores a Rogue Nation: The U.S.A. by Susan Seligson

Making the State Irrelevant Part Two: Circumvention by Kevin Carson

Making the State Irrelevant Part Three: Undermining Its Legitimacy by Kevin Carson

The Alternative Economy as a Singularity by Kevin Carson

Honest Statism Beats a Fake “Free Market” Every Time by Kevin Carson

Yeswecanistan by William Blum

Wall Street Snaps Its Fingers by Andrew Cockburn

What the U.S. Elite Really Thinks About Israel by Jeffrey Blankfort

The Drug War Killed My Son by Gary North

Empire=Bankruptcy and Collapse Charles Goyette interviewed by Scott Horton

U.S. Foreign Policy and the Cult of “Expertise” by Justin Raimondo

Surging Into Disaster by Eric Margolis

Imperial Democrats Line Up for War by John V. Walsh

The Left’s Hysterical Obama Worship by Glenn Greenwald

The Wrong Prize at the Wrong Time by Gabor Steingart

Obama Bows to the Pentagon Gareth Porter interviewed by Scott Horton

The Right and War by Daniel Larison

This Sure Seems Like Vietnam by Helen Thomas

What Is This, East Germany? Becky Akers interviewed by Scott Horton

Corrupt America Goes Third World  by Ximena Ortiz

Five Good Reasons to Avoid a War with Iran by Philip Giraldi

Who’s Dumber, Teabaggers or Liberal Mayors? by James J. O’Meara

IRS Sells Off Indigenous Land from Infoshop.Org

Obama’s Imperial War: An Anarchist Response by Wayne Price

The Left Fell Into the Climate Morass by Lew Rockwell

Why Import Workers Now by Pat Buchanan

Desert Farce by Taki Theodoracopulos

Drunk Driving Is Not a Crime by Mark Crovelli

Wonderful, Wonderful Copenhagen by Chris Clancy

Occupy Schools, Not Countries! from Infoshop.Org

The Jacksonian Way of War by Patroon

Know Your Limits  by Ray Mangum

Academic Liars for the State by Gary North

The Christmas Truce of 1914 by Gary Kohls

Victory in Iraq? by Lew Rockwell

War Isn’t So Easy After All by Patrick Cockburn

George F. Kennan on the Escalation in Afghanistan by David Bromwich

Afghanistan: No More Good War by John J. Mearsheimer

The Rise of the Antiwar Right by Reihan Salam

War, War, and More War by Ted Rall

Don’t Believe a Word the Pentagon Says by Per Bylund

New State to Secede from India by Weaver

The Unbearable Likeness of Being Part of an Empire by Thomas Naylor

 Jared Diamond’s Noble Savage Collapse by Robert Singer

Sympathy for the Devil Worshippers by Andrew O’Hehir

Nepalese Maoists Plan Unity in Diversity by Dhruba Adhikary

Zomia, the Anarchist’s Shangri-La by Drake Bennett

The Climate Change Rope-a-Dope by Walter Williams

Another Reason to Secede by Russell Longcore

We Live in a Crystal Meth Economy by David Calderwood

Ticket Scalpers Are Heroes by Briggs Armstrong

First They Came for the Holocaust Deniers by David Kramer

Science Fiction Author Beaten By PIGS by William Norman Grigg

The Afghan “Experiment” by Justin Raimondo

Mr. President, War Is Not Peace by Norman Solomon

Torturing People to Death Scott Horton interviewed by Scott Horton

Israel’s Tyranny in the West Bank by Ellen Cantarow interviewed by Scott Horton

No-Sama Bin Laden by Philip Giraldi

Iran: No Sanctions by Robert Dreyfuss

How George W. Bush Redefined American Freedom by James Bovard

Return of the Antiwar Right by Jack Hunter

Our Murderers in the Sky by Scott Ritter

Ingroup-Outgroup Self-Serving Bias by TGGP

Some Thoughts on the Prison-Industrial Complex by Greya Niteshade

An Overview of Anarchism in Jordan Today from Infoshop.Org

Fear and Loathing on the Streets of Greece by Barnaby Phillips

Trash Can Troopers from Infoshop.Org

The PC War on Christmas Is No Myth  by James Fulford

Ron Paul’s Moment by Pat Buchanan

The Unemployment Solution by Virgil Goode

Not Even a Peanut by Alexander Cockburn

 Obama of Wall Street by Matt Taibbi

The Bush-Obama War by Chuck Baldwin

Queers and Trannies Hate God from Infoshop.Org

“The Italians were called wops, the Jews were called hymies, I was of course a greaseball, and every Hispanic was a spic. Well, we all got along famously! It was rough, but it was fine.”

                                                                -Taki Theodoracopulos

Tomislav Sunic interviews Kevin MacDonald (and Part Two is here)

Hot Rails to Hell by Blue Oyster Cult

The Forgotten Genocide Ann Morrison interviewed by Tom Sunic

“The “clash of civilizations” is, in a very literal sense, a clash of God and Mammon. The Islamic revolutionaries are driven by a fanatical devotion to their god and the promises they believe he has made to them if only they take up arms on his behalf. The nations of the West are driven by an almost as fanatical devotion to Mammon, that is, to wealth, luxury, power, pleasure and privilege. Further, the culture of the West combines this unabashedly materialist ethos with rejection of strength and discipline in favor of a maternalistic emphasis on health, safety, “sensitivity”, “self-esteem”, “potential”, “personal growth”, “getting in touch with one’s inner child”, “feelings” and other concepts common to pop culture psychobabble. Of course, the socio-cultural ramifications of this is to create a society of weaklings, mediocrities and crybabies.”

                                                                                                   -Keith Preston

(hat tip to Chris Donnellan for the following links)

Florida Must Pay to Cover-Up Neo-Nazi Defendant’s Tattoos 

Berkeley City Council Sends Hangars as Part of Abortion Message 

Ernst Junger: Warrior, Waldgaenger, Anarch 

Woman Accused of Hitting Man with Steak 

The Trotsky Legend Debunked 

Exploding Chewing Gum Blows Off  College Student’s Jaw 

Communist Rebels Gain Strength in Rural India 

Liberals Are a Useless Lot 

Super Earths May Be Superior at Fostering Life 

Hubble Telescope Finds Galaxies From Infancy of Universe

Jackson Rathbone to Play Black Metal Murderer in “Lords of Chaos” 

Distributism vs Socialism 

The Sex Life of the Ancient Greeks Laid Bare in All Its Glory 

Why Women Don’t Have Sex Scandals 

State Schools Don’t Want to Push Gifted Students Because They Don’t Want to Promote Elitism 

How Psychotherapy Keeps Our Communities Sick 

The Myth of the “Old Right”

A Nation of Sheep, Ruled by Wolves, Owned by Pigs

The Revolution Within Anarchism 

Forty Years in the Wilderness? 

Liberty and Populism: Building An Effective Resistance Movement for North America

Organizing the Urban Lumpenproletariat

National Anarchy and the American Idea

“The king is most wounded by ridicule.” -Thomas Hobbes

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6 replies »

  1. After listening to your talk, it seems like the only real gulf between national-anarchism and others kinds of anarchism is the question of universalism. You specifically mentioned the possibility of tribes or communities oriented towards diverse or even polar opposite values. So what exactly is keeping these anarcho-leftoids from getting with the program?

  2. What is keeping the anarcho-leftoids from getting with the program is their blind zeal for universalizing leftist cultural values. They don’t merely seek an end to the state and to capitalism, they seek to reshape all of society in their own image. Let us not mince words: the vast majority of them have no real understanding of how the power structures in this country actually operate (which explains their tendency to embrace every expansion of the welfare state without criticism), so their “anarchism” merely amounts to pushing a New Left-inspired cultural agenda. They fail to realize that social views contrary to their own will continue to exist even after the state and capitalism have been abolished, so their only real agenda will never be complete.

  3. Yes, that sums it up very well. I think it also explains why so many from the ’68 generation have become such rabid establishmentarians in their old age. Somewhere along the line, many of them probably realized that cultural universalism without totalitarianism is impossible, so they began to see the state, the ruling class and the empire as allies against cultural reactionaries (e.g. racists, sexists, homophobes, religious conservatives, poor and working class whites, rednecks, Republicans, etc.)

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