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Arthur Koestler (1905-1983)

The following excerpt from American Betrayal appears today in slightly edited form at Breitbart News:

In his contribution to the famous 1949 collection of essays by ex-Communists titled The God That Failed, Arthur Koestler carefully illustrates how set language binds thought to ideology at the expense of evidence. Koestler, author of the unparalleled novel of Stalin’s show trials, Darkness at Noon, describes a conversation he had early in his Communist career with “Edgar,” his Party contact, in which they discuss the front page of a Communist newspaper.

“But every word on the front page is contradicted by the facts,” I objected. Edgar gave me a tolerant smile. “You still have the mechanistic outlook, he said, and then proceeded...

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I couldn't have been more delighted to see that Newt Gingrich has cited American Betrayal in his latest column:

As Diana West writes in her remarkable book American Betrayal,...

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A sharia-dictator dies (Abdullah), a new sharia-dictator takes power (Salman, above), and the US doesn't just bow, it glorifies (Dempsey, above). 

I know this news is a couple of days old, but I just can't get over it. 

Here's the handout from the US Department of Defense: 

"Dempsey Sponsors Essay Competition to Honor Saudi King" WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2015 – The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has established a research and essay competition in honor of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Bin Abdul-Aziz hosted by the National Defense University.

The king, who died Jan. 23 at age 90, oversaw the modernization of his country’s military during the time he spent as commander of the Saudi Arabian National Guard, a position he held from 1963 until he became king in 2005.

Army Gen. Martin...

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While recording the audiobook of American Betrayal, I am occasionally posting sections that challenge the creaky orthodoxy taught, written and perpetuated by "court historians" who continue to avoid incorporating the evidence of the deep and wide Soviet penetration of the US government and other institutions into our general history.    

Today's installment opens with the consensus-challenging work of prize-winning war correspondent and noted military analyst Hanson Baldwin. Indeed, Baldwin's 1949 book, Great Mistakes of the War, proved to be invaluable to the course of my research. In this book, Baldwin examines military mistakes of World War II (thanks to consensus-history betcha didn't...

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Long has the sun done set on the enterprise once known as Great Britain -- aka "England, Mother England," as in "Merrie Olde," "sceptered isle" and all that.

With the flag over Buckingham Palace at half staff in national mourning for sharia- dictator Abdullah of Saudi Arabia (a "reformer," a "real progressive," according to Fox News, practically a sufragette), the Telegraph reports that a senior BBC official has deemed that the men who stormed Charlie Hebdo's office and slayed the staff and others are not to be called "terrorists."

Tarik Kafala, the head of BBC Arabic, the largest of the BBC’s non-English...

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At Gates of Vienna, the Norwegian writer Fjordman reports on what he saw in Dresden at the January 15 PEGIDA rally against Islamization. He concludes with customary flashes of insight that illuminate the shared political turf from which multicultural (read: Marx-inspired) elites and forces of Islamization together stand against native populations.. 

I had an interesting discussion with some Scandinavian friends about why PEGIDA started in Dresden in the former East Germany. You can see more veiled Muslim women within five minutes in Berlin, or in a Western German city such as Hamburg or Cologne, than you will probably see during an entire day in Dresden. Dresden is still a European city. So why did protests against Islamization start there? Normal 0 false false false...

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As I record the audiobook of American Betrayal, I am rereading the book for the first time since I shipped the corrected manuscript back to the publisher in December 2012. It is also my first careful read since American Betrayal was smeared in an orchestrated attack led by a tiny band of septuagenarian ex-Communists starting several months after it came out in 2013. As I read, I confess to taking extra delight in certain sections that I can now imagine drove such people nuts.

I am thinking...

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I am currently recording American Betrayal for an audio book and just came across an unforgettable "lost" scene from our past: when Rep. Martin Dies, the founding chairman (1938) of the House Un-American Activities Committee, runs into Sen. Joseph McCarthy shortly before McCarthy began his investigations into rampant Communist subversion of the federal government in 1950. 

It comes from a section in Chapter 3 recounting the deep bitterness of the investigators, such as House Committe on Un-American Activities' Robert E. Stripling, and the witnesses, such as Whittaker Chambers, who labored to expose the secret, massive Moscow-directed intelligence army of traitors that, in effect, occupied the halls of power in Washington (London, Berlin,...

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After the curtain went up on the Leftist street theatre in Paris calling itself a "unity" march following the Charlie Hebdo-Jewish market massacre, there was a point at which the mask dropped.

While spectators might have been trying to figure out what, if anything, the march was showing "unity" for or against -- besides being against Marine Le Pen, who was not invited, and against Benjamin Netanyahu, who, we later discovered, was urged not to come -- marchers lifted their voices to accompany loudspeakers blasting "Imagine." The face of "unity" was visible for all to see.

I'm referring, of course, to John Lennon's "Imagine," that maudlin pop-anthem to global Marxian negationisn.

" ...Imagine there's no countries ... nothing to kill or die for ... no religion too ... no possessions ... no need for greed or hunger ... Imagine all the people/Sharing all the world..."

With this anthem, the symbolic message of the march becomes unmistakable. Accordingly, it made perfect sense for the...

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Jyllands Posten, September 30, 2005. This page demonstrated that Denmark was not under Islamic blasphemy law. The same cannot be said today.

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On December 30, 2010. I posted the below post as gleaned from WikiLeaks as netted by Norway's Aftenposten via Islam in Europe.

I am reposting it today as the essential backstory to why Jyllands Posten would today be "afraid" to post the latest Charlie Hebdo Mohammed cartoon.

I suggest reading it sitting down, and with bourbon (or poison of your choice) within reach. Let's just say our founders...

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Worst news of the ....

The Star Tribune reports Jyllands Posten, the paper that set out to prove that Denmark did not accept Islamic blasphemy law by running a page of a dozen cartoons of Mohammed in 2005, has not published the new Charlie Hebdo cover illustration of Mohammed.

Why?

“We aren’t republishing the Charlie Hebdo cartoons because we are afraid,” Flemming Rose, former cultural editor or the paper, said. “But I know well that if you give in to intimidation, it works.”

Afraid, and probably weary, too. It was a long and violent and costly siege that the Danes held without any other country's support -- including the First Amendament-waving USA.

But just imagine if the West, media, "world leaders," etc., had screwed up the barest modicum of courage to hold the coats of those brave Danish journalists who, alone, tried to hold back the battering ram of Islamic law in the West. 

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Naturally, as the last of the 3 million press run of Charlie Hebdo was snapped up, the magazines began to pop up on Ebay, as much media have noted, priced from $4.95 to hundreds of dollars apiece.

I find, however, that there is only one offering of the big daddy Motoon of them all -- a high-quality signed print of bomb-turban Mohammed by Kurt Westergaard, produced and originally sold by the International Free Press Society under Lars Hedegaard (yours truly presiding as vice president).The seller is thinking big: $40,000 to "buy it now."

What price free speech?





From the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR):

Today, SIGAR released an audit of U.S.-funded salary payments for the Afghan National Police (ANP), which total $1.3 billion. 

The audit found:

--The U.S. is spending over $300 million annually for ANP salaries with little assurance that these funds are going to active police personnel or that the amounts paid are correct.

--There are almost twice as many ANP identification cards in circulation as there are active police personnel.

--After 9 years of effort, an electronic human resources system has still not been successfully implemented.

--Reports have disclosed inflated police rosters, payments being made to more police personnel than are authorized in particular locations, and police personnel receiving inflated salaries.

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The Death of the Grown-Up came out in August 2007. I am not happy to report that nearly seven years later, the book retains a tragic topicality.

The book marries the decadent "arrested development" of American culture with the dynamics of dhmmitude, which in certain ways may be thought of as the forced "arrested development" of the non-Muslim, on pain of death, according to Islamic law.  

No dhimmi or person living in dhimmitude functions as a free citizen -- a fully developed adult human being. His speech is censored according to Islamic law; his beliefs, particularly critiques of Islam, must be kept to whispers or altogether private. As a non-Muslim (or female), he is treated unequally before the law. He pays the jizya -- Islamic protection money -- for continued sufferance. Always, he lives under threat of Islamic violence or attack,...

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Two years ago next month, the world renowned Danish free speech advocate, journalist and historian Lars Hedegaard was shot at point blank outside his apartment near Copenhagen by an Islamic assailant who would eventually be arrested as an ISIS footsoldier (and then later released to ISIS in a prisoner exchange by the Turkish government). Thankfully, Lars, a dear friend and colleague, was unhurt, and visited Washington shortly after this attempted assassination. 

While in town, Lars sat down with The Daily Caller's Ginni Thomas for an interview, posted here,

I mention this particular interview because Ginni's first question in March 2013 is the same question people are now asking today in the aftermath of the Islamic jihad massacre at the Charlie Hebdo magazine offices in Paris.

Why, Ginni Thomas asked Lars Hedegaard,...

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The Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris, France is a milestone in the progress of Islamic blasphemy law in the Western world.

Magazine editor Stephane "Charb" Charbonnier was among the twelve innocents, ten journalists and two policemen, murdered today in the magazine offices by an Islamic military-style assault team. The assassins were enforcing Islamic blasphemy law, the barbarous essence of mainstream, authoritative Islam. Such law is embraced by Muslims around the world, and that includes in the United States. In a 2012 election poll of American Muslims by Wenzel Strategies, nearly 60 percent American Muslims said that criticism of Islam should not be permitted under the US Constitution's First...

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John Boehner, President Obama's leader in the US House of Representatives, was re-elected today with 216 votes out of 408 cast.

Twenty-five, count 'em & bless 'em, Republicans voted for someone else or present.

That's it.

That means that's also it for conservative representation in the House.

Out of 435 members, just 25 went to Washington to try to turn the 2014 Stop-Obama electoral wave, brought to you by We, the American people, into legitimate political power. The rest -- the dwindling Democrat minority and that largest Republican majority since the 1920s -- went to Washington to grease the skids of business as usual. Ergo, Boehner as usual.

Last week, I was just guessing when I imagined that Sweden was more fortunate than America in having 13 percent...

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“Identity Fraud and the Mickey Mouse Media”

From the "A" section of the New York Times, p. 15, in less than 100 words, the psychosis of denial as it is hard-wired into American journalism:

Six years into his presidency, there seems to be almost nothing the nation does not know about Mr. Obama, ranging from his views on the use of drones to target terrorists to how his daughters have less interest in hanging out with him as they become teenagers.

But little is known about the state of his game and what he is like on the golf course,where he has spent roughly 1,000 hours playing 214 rounds since he was elected in 2008, according to Mark Knoller, a CBS correspondent who has kept track of the president’s schedule.

With this, the "paper of record" proceeds to "inform" readers about the never-before-revealed details of Barack Hussein Obama's golf game.

Now we know everything?

Fat chance....

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Victims of jihad in Australia a century apart: Alma Cowie, aged 17, and Katrina Dawson, aged 38

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In the spirit of sermons and soda water, Mark Durie provides a clarifying essay that opens the historical horizons on last month's deadly Martin Place jihad siege in Australia by comparing it to a strikingly similar jihad attack against picnickers in Australia on New Year's Day, 1915 (via Ruthfully). In discussing these and other cases of "individual jihad" (including reference to the Dutch colonial experience in Aceh) where Muslim killers answer the Islamic call to jihad, Durie demonstrates that the go-to, feel-good explanations about "lone wolves" and "crazies"...

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