Friday, June 19, 2015

Last Week's Social Matter post and a Preview of This Week's 4

Have you all been checking out Social Matter regularly? They post a few pieces per week. Last week's piece was on a USG imperial asset. This week's is closer to home.

If you read here, you know I write on the bizarre social-sexual frontiers the media is priming us for under my Weimerica concept. The media has pushed some bizarre concepts since gay marriage passed with rans, bestiality, pedophilia and incest. That is a murderer's row of taboo. It might be too much for the population to swallow. The cultural mandarins might have a better attack planned for us all, and a far juicier target: the institution of marriage. Far easier to attack that since there are so many angles.

Last week's essay.......

The concept of Empire is one many Americans will reject and to which some will only admit as a recent phenomenon. The American education system has done a good job of hiding America’s control of the international scene since World War II. Americans love an underdog, and they desperately want to think of their country as the big supporter to little underdogs everywhere, simply fighting for freedom. But it’s easy to explain the peace established after World War II as Pax Americana, and the world being ours. Even deniers can be persuaded when the masters rip off their masks and examples of imperial moves are too blatant to dismiss. American ties to and use of Mikeil Saakashvili are a mask-removal moment.

Mikheil Saakashvili first popped into the American mind when his little country got into a shooting war with Russia in 2008. A recognizable image of him is Saakashvili eating his tie while on the phone on camera. This fire fight happened unexpectedly and caught the US off-guard. A settlement was reached, but not before the world saw President Bush and Vladimir Putin chatting at the Beijing Olympic games about “something.” Eventually, President Saakashvili lost an election, fled his nation, and is now wanted on criminal charges in his homeland. Where could he flee to after antagonizing Russia and nearly dragging America into something in 2008? Brooklyn.

Among the hipsters, the Hasidim, and Gotham’s gentry, Saakashvili walked the streets, plotting his revenge. He was even given a spot lecturing at Tufts University. If one is confused why such an oddball is given such treatment by the US, look at his early life profile on La Wik. He is a Cathedral-groomed goon. He buddied up with the current president of Ukraine (Poroshenko) while an undergraduate student in newly “free” Ukraine in 1992. He was a humans rights officer, and then received a Muskie Fellowship through the State Department to study at Columbia Law School and George Washington Law School. He even worked at the United Nations. Saakashvili is a decades-long asset cultivated by the USG system. This is just a much more expensive and foreign version of the American university system sucking in red state whites to mold and shape before returning them home as proper Cathedral foot soldiers.

He is also a newly-minted Ukrainian citizen, and wouldn’t you know it, his old college buddy Poroshenko appointed him governor of Odessa. He received his Ukrainian citizenship literally one day before his appointment. Saakashvili, in return for USG favors, drew Georgia closer to US orbit. He also signed his name to an op-ed about Putin’s invasion of Georgia to help the propaganda campaign against Putin in the latest Ukraine brou-ha-ha. At face value, anyone should point out the ludicrous nature of America safekeeping a wanted criminal, granting him a job, and then returning him to a position of power in a war-torn nation to do its will.

And he is a reliable asset for the USG system. This is not too different from the CIA’s use of General Hifter in Libya. Hifter was a Libyan general who spent decades living in Virginia with mysterious financial backing, only to return to Libya in 2011 to get rid of Gaddafi and rebuild Libya. These are USG pawns and assets, yet there is no outcry.

These are easy pieces to expose and put together: Saakashvili, Hifter, CIA, the New York Times, State Department, and the American university system. This is the system. This is the empire we deny having. The universities can suck them in and train them. It is up to the rest of the pieces of the polygon to use them as they see fit. A man like Saakashvili is proof of our Empire’s existence and dominance. Ukraine uses him (and other foreigners) in high places to affect policy that magically tracks along the US-EU framework. No protests. No international outcry. Hardly any coverage in America’s media.

America can deny it is an empire, but it has the pieces, the mechanisms, the janissaries, and the chewed and spit out refuse of its wars on the fringes. Those Somali immigrants sucked into Minnesota and Maine did not just get there by accident, and neither did the Vietnamese and Cambodians before them. Saakashvili is the USG’s janissary, their man on the inside, and it matters not his nationality, just that he hates Putin and pushes the globalist line. Twenty-first century Janissaries do not grow beards and carry swords. They just browse boutique shops in Brooklyn. On second thought, they will grow beards.


peterike said...

Put Social Matter in your blogroll already!

Heading over to read the post.

Ted said...

I wish that nickrit guy still posted here

Son of Brock Landers said...

Why Ted? Give me the rundown of why. I'll send it to him.

Suburban_elk said...

Gone but not forgotten. SoBL seems pretty entrenched on this.

nikcrit had one theme that he gets credit for. He described the boredom of swappledom, as in "this is all there is?" He thought that was the key to their headspace. For introducing just One Idea he was above average. But whatever. The internet is a big place. He could comment on related blogs, or under a new name.

Know what is going to be a great book, though, is going to be about the process of blogging, and the ebb and flow, the inevitable weird dynamics, that are a distraction but are actually an attraction. "Oh that place jumped the shark." As soon as someone starts talking about it, that is a bad sign! (sorry). Posted on this site was a funny line copped from Cheers, or maybe it is an aphorism from the East Coast, or probably from Ireland, No one goes there (to that bar) anymore, it is too crowded.

Is that a counter-intuitive contradiction (how can no one be going to a place that is too crowded?), or does it somehow reveal the essence of things? MPC is up for some criticism - the position there is that the WTC were not demolished?! - but one idea that they have is about the limitedness of "interior space" and how that is at the root of all our (social) problems. That idea must have its own pedigree, but it strikes me as original, the limited nature of this here life, post-modern, suburban, contained, civilized, domesticated, blah blah etc etc. An old-timer at Taki's, which commentariat is a great example of being too large, had a great line, he said that any 13th-century Mongol had a much more interesting ("epic") life. I would hat-tip that poster but don't want to misspell his name, he is from the potato zone and posts at CH once in awhile.

But get back to the idea of interior space. I was trying to reference that with Neal Cassady, the other day. That guy was best of the best, but he couldn't deal with the limited-ness of things and ended up dead. He was pure Irish muscle and talent and drunk, and is the big part of a hot netflix doc called The Other One, about Bob Weir, the second guitar for the Grateful Dead. Bob Weir is a pretty verbal and articulate guy, and he described Cassady as having 12 conversations at once, and answering all those interactions with one word in 12 different ways.

Son of Brock Landers said...

Nikcrit used to send me post suggestions. I repeatedly told Nikcrit he should get his own blog since he has some interesting takes and he is a bit of an oddball as a mixed race guy pushing 50. He is lazy though. He is also stupid to not try to comment under a differrnt name or anon and just change his self centered comment style. I dont think he had anything to add except for pop culture posts and black posts.

Suburban_elk said...

I dont think he had anything to add except for pop culture posts and black posts.

You say that as if it is a bad thing. Pop culture and black culture are the only culture, in this here nothing.

Without making this about nikcrit, and assuaging his endless vanity - well actually let's make this about nikcrit and assuage his endless vanity - he was terrible but someone had to say What about me? that counts for something.

His endless bring-it-back-to-the-personal, … was frustrating but not wrong. He made the case, that point that all politics is personal, and the personal is political. I am on here advocating that white people work out and develop their vocal organs … so that we don't have to kill everyone, which will be violent and painful. And i am doing that because i personally will be better off if we can represent ourselves as Intelligent Adults who are not just chasing the cat. (Ok so we are just after the pussy but forget about that for a minute.)

And i make that hook because right there is the thing. Are we just animals? Can we not direct this life, and evolution, somewhat somehow. Is there not a higher calling?

Suburban_elk said...

Was working on this post earlier, does it pass muster?

Picture cribbed from Unz. That guy does not have a strong jaw, or broad shoulders, but he is mean as hell (h/t John Cash, and the South).

The linked article seemed a good summary. The Ukrainians and Russians hate each other? The Ukrainians are the bread basket of that place, but they are being mis-used?

Suburban_elk said...

At the liquor store just now, this HB 8 and who must have been her mom, i said to them, Is that enough? (referring to their meager selection, and in contrast to mine). And i get no response, so i say back This is a joke, say something.

But no! so an aphorism: People want to spectate, they don't want to participate.

Or they are just scared? Kurt Vonnegut wanted on his tombstone, "He Tried". I can do him one bettter: "He would rather have complained". (Come on now, you now it's funny … right?)