May 27, 2015

A Look at the Jewish Billionaires Who Dominate the American Political Process

via The Realist Report

The Jewish Daily Forward recently published an incredibly revealing article discussing the immense influence and control over the American political process wealthy Jewish plutocrats, propagandists, and culture distorters have, particularly as it relates to the 2016 presidential race, a topic highlighted and commented upon in this space on Thursday.

The Forward spotlights the top Jewish billionaires who financed and supported various political candidates and causes during the 2014 election cycle, and who they are likely to financially back for the 2016 presidential election.

A quick look at the list of top political donors for 2014 reveals a striking fact: At least a third of the most generous 50 mega-givers were Jewish. In fact, contributions from Jewish billionaires and multi-millionaires dominated the top 10 spots on the list.

Striking, yet unsurprising.

Political activists have known for years that members of the Jewish community are over-represented in the field of political contributions.

And now, with the 2016 election cycle beginning to warm up, these Jewish donors are on the minds of all prospective candidates.

The 2014 list represents donors who were active between presidential election cycles. Some gave directly to parties, or candidates, but most of the money went to Super PACs, the main cash vehicle that will oil the wheels of the 2016 presidential campaign. [...]
In the article, The Forward published a series of baseball card-style informational graphics highlighting 7 of the top Jewish billionaires dominating the American political process, which includes their overall net worth, 2012 election campaign contributions, and their primary political interests, along with other basic information.

Take a long, hard look at the people controlling your government America, and the issues they are most concerned with.

What political causes and interests most concern these plutocratic Jewish billionaires? The well-being of the American worker and American industry? Ending the disastrous, fraudulent wars of aggression in the Middle East, and properly supporting the U.S. military? Stopping the invasion and take-over of America by millions of Third World aliens? Seriously addressing government corruption, Wall Street criminality, and the catastrophic effects of economic globalization and "free trade", which has largely destroyed the U.S. economy?

None of these critically important issues even register on the political radar of the Jewish plutocrats highlighted above. These culture distorters and parasites are primarily concerned with maintaining and increasing (if that is even possible) American support for the Jewish state of Israel, promoting "gay rights", and, in the case of Michael Bloomberg at least, destroying the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution.

These are just some of the individuals the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates for 2016 will be bowing down to and begging for money from. As I wrote on Thursday:
Jewish billionaires like Saban and Sheldon Adelson essentially control the Democratic and Republican parties respectively. They donate millions of dollars to groveling, subservient candidates for the U.S. presidency each election season. Additionally, the various pro-Israel Jewish lobbies operating in Washington, D.C. and across the nation have immense influence over the political process. Candidates for federal office bow down and worship AIPAC and other Jewish lobbies, pledging their unwavering support for the Jewish state of Israel and other corrupt, anti-American policies favored by international Jewry (amnesty for illegal aliens, multiculturalism and "diversity" [read: White genocide], gay marriage, wars for Israel in the Middle East, bailouts for Wall Street crooks, globalism and "free trade" agreements, etc.).

America, and the wider Western world, is governed largely by openly traitorous politicians, bureaucrats, and other officials who are entirely subservient to an international criminal mafia with operations in Tel Aviv, New York, London, and other major cities. Our candidates for the highest offices in the federal government, particularly the U.S. presidency, are more concerned about the interests of a foreign nation, the Jewish state of Israel, and a foreign, hostile group of people than they are about their own country and its citizens.
No doubt unintentionally, The Forward article revealed just how big of a scam democracy actually is in practice. Jewish billionaires essentially have a lock on the democratic political process, especially at the highest levels, institutionalized in America. Yet, Americans view democracy in sacrosanct terms. The concept and nature of democracy cannot be questioned or critically examined, no matter how obviously destructive and subversive it is.

The people who control the mass media and massive amounts of capital - organized Jewry and their traitorous, corrupt non-Jewish lackeys - control democracy. It is they who decide who rules, what political and cultural issues are important, and what public policies decisions (both domestically and in a foreign policy context) are pursued, most certainly not "the people".

Orania: Oasis of Sanity in a Country of Chaos

via Alternative Right

The official flag of the town of Orania
The government of South Africa, which is dominated by the socialist and black-nationalistic African National Congress (ANC), is busy with the second phase of their so-called "transformation" of our country. The second phase of their planned "transformation" is much more profound and destructive than the first phase. The first, transitional phase – which involved dismantling Apartheid-- still left some space for Afrikaners, but the next phase, the so-called "National Democratic Revolution", aims to wipe out any traces of white, especially Afrikaner history.

It began with the aggressive promotion of "affirmative action". Unlike in the USA, where some minority groups are promoted, here the already all-powerful black majority (80% of the population) enforces the outcome that all branches of government become "demographically representative of the total population." That means that everywhere, 80% of all posts must be filled by blacks, whether there are qualified black persons available or not. Thousands of whites, after years of dedicated service, have been fired from all sorts of sectors, especially in government and municipal administration. Instead of complaining, whites started their own small enterprises and through hard work could still make a living and often provided as contractors the services for the state.

But the politics of discrimination did not stop with Affirmative Action. Next came "BEE," Black Economic Empowerment (in fact, it is rather "Black Elite Enrichment") where every white owned business has to have a black partner if it wants to get business from the state and its many entities like state owned companies. You build up your own business and just when you succeed, you have to give half of it away to a black partner whose value adding is limited to make you a BEE-compliant business that may do business with the state. Without BEE, you stay a backyard business forever, dependent on the ever shrinking private, non BEE-compliant sector. Not even private property is safe. "Redistribution" of farm land is a permanent issue and the state plans new laws to give it the power of expropriation, not only of farm land, but even urban land and houses.

It did not stop with the economy; education had also to be transformed. "Access" is the ANC's buzzword. South Africa has always been a multi-ethnic country; therefore, a variety of institutions in basically each of the 11 official languages, schools and even universities, was provided. But the rulers decided, although paying lip-service to "multi-lingualism" (when it is useful as a weapon against Afrikaans, at least), that a united South Africa needs one language. Since there is no majority language, one had to be created: English. Only 4.8 out of 50+ million South Africans speak English as their mother-tongue, while Afrikaans is spoken by 6.8 million, and more important, is spread widely over the whole country, while all other languages are basically regionally based (and English as mother tongue is limited to a few big cities).

Although there are plenty of schools in English and other languages available, Afrikaans is a stumbling block for the ANC, because its continued use "excludes" blacks, who generally don't speak this tongue. Although most blacks struggle with English, it had to become their "official" language and all other languages, especially Afrikaans, had to give way. Of course, English, Xhosa or Zulu Schools and universities exclude Afrikaans speakers, but that is beside the point. Of the original five Afrikaans universities (out of 14), only two are left, and even they are forced to stop speaking Afrikaans in an official capacity.

It does not stop with language; the Afrikaner's heritage is under attack, too. Countless street-names and even town names have been changed from Afrikaans to black names, often honouring doubtful "struggle-heroes," i.e. terrorists. Many Afrikaner monuments have already been removed and recently, remaining monuments have been attacked and damaged by the radical "Economic Freedom Fighters".

Malevolent Malema, the notorious anti-white demagogue. 
Even worse than economic and language discrimination is the violent crime. Although not caused by government, it is not effectively curtailed either and government hardly ever speaks out against brutal murders of whites. Frequent indulgence in hate-speech against whites by politicians – most notably the notorious Julius Malema – likely encourages the very brutal attacks especially against white farmers. Over 3,000 farmers have been murdered – many with extreme brutality – since the ANC took over power in 1994. Crime is also rampant in the cities and fear is part of everyday life. Adding to that is rapid deterioration of municipal services. Power shortages, poisoned drinking water, pot-holed roads are all aspects of the "new, democratic South Africa" which makes daily life miserable.


But in the midst of a sinking South Africa, there is one beacon of hope: the Afrikaner self-governed town of Orania.
Orania in today's South Africa is a bit like Asterix's village in conquered Gaul. The town is a private entity that has striven since its founding in 1991 to provide a self-determined homeland for Afrikaners. Here Afrikaans is the official language. All work, even manual labour, is done by Afrikaners. In that way, jobs for poor Afrikaners are created. There is no interference from government in how Oranians run their businesses, and there are many one-man enterprises. Apart from having to pay a low yearly registration tax, we are left alone.
Crime is virtually non-existent in Orania. Here is no violent crime, and rare incidents of theft, committed by fellow Afrikaners, are quickly resolved; in such cases, the transgressor has to do community work for minor offences, or otherwise has to leave town.
The infrastructure of Orania is managed and kept for by the town office, and financed through monthly levies on each and every plot. The drinking water is pure, sewage goes to sewage works and does not run down the streets (as happens more and more often elsewhere in South Africa), the electricity network is kept in shape and although the town is still dependent on the national power provider Eskom, a solar power station is in planning and more  and more people use green energy.
In Orania, the Afrikaner's cultural heritage is cherished. Monuments of Afrikaner heroes, that have been removed elsewhere, have been re-erected at a specific monument hill, and the two museums exhibit artifacts from Afrikaner's history. We commemorate our history through our own public holidays, quite different from South Africa with their "struggle"-inspired holidays like "Youth Day", "Women's Day," "Freedom Day" etc.

For me, as an Afrikaner, Orania is the only place in South Africa where I can live as a free man in the way that suits me.

The Duggars: 19 Kids and Hating It

via Radix

Our society loves to watch the “morally pure” fall from grace.

The stars of 19 Kids and Counting--the Duggar Family--are under intense scrutiny after a grocery store rag revealed that the clan’s oldest son was once charged with sexual molestation for acts he committed while he was 14 years old. Josh Duggar, now 27, was forced to publicly apologize and resign from his position at the Family Research Council.

His family are renowned for their evangelical Christianity and support of socially conservative causes. Josh’s former employer, the FRC, is a staunch opponent of gay marriage and the man himself gave ferocious speeches against the practice at public events.

Add all this up, and you have some ripe targets for a left-wing outrage fest. While it is understandable to show anger at a guy who molested young girls, he was also a dumb teenager doing dumb things. He should’ve been punished at the time, but he wasn’t. Now, he’s being punished retroactively by the media.

Yet the condemnations the younger Duggar and his family are receiving aren’t due to his horrible acts he did as a teen—it’s due to what his family represents. The Left hates big, happy White families and it is reveling in this story. It’s giving individuals like Slate’s Mark Joseph Stern—who once penned a column defending the joys of barebacking—an opportunity to give lectures on morality and gloat over their shamed foes.

Stern’s take on the l'affaire Duggar probably represents a milestone in the "culture war," a point where the enemies of the Left are no longer just monsters, but monsters worthy of pity.

Here’s the writer’s view on what he thinks is the cause for the family heir’s horrible actions:
The leaders of the Duggar clan are undoubtedly hypocrites of the highest order. Josh’s heinous crime merits our utmost moral condemnation, and his victims deserve sympathy and compassion. But it would be shortsighted to treat Josh with nothing more than mocking, scornful ire. Josh may be a monster—but as 19 Kids and Counting demonstrates, his path to depravity was lighted by the twisted beliefs of his parents.
Although TLC goes to great lengths to mask this fact, the Duggar family is a cult. They forbid their children from exploring outside ideas and expression, carefully monitoring every word and image they are exposed to. They forbid them from wearing shorts. They homeschool them in order to indoctrinate them with backward beliefs. They refuse to let their adult daughters kiss or hold hands before marriage and demand to read every text between their daughters and their suitors. They adhere to a fringe Christian movement called the “Christian patriarchy,” which commands total female submission to men and limited education for women. The Duggars do everything they can to control their children’s minds, then brainwash them with misogynistic dogma.
Josh Duggar grew up in this sexist milieu. He was told that women exist to serve men—to show them “submission,” “obedience,” and “reverence.” He was barred from seeking out any differing views about men and women. His mind was warped from childhood. Is it any surprise that, by the time he reached adolescence, he believed girls’ bodies were his to touch however he pleased?
Well, in the age of Beta Dads writing blank checks for their night-riding daughters, I have no real qualms with this “Christian patriarchy.” Sounds like Jim Bob Duggar is a modern-day paterfamilias looking out for the best interests of his family. But, then again, that’s “subjugation and repression.” Instead, he should want his children to be like the moral paragon Mark Joseph Stern and write about homosexuality for a living.
What Stern and the rest of the Duggar critics reveal is a hatred for the family’s values rather than a genuine disgust with the younger man’s actions. If the amount of coverage is due to natural outrage at the thought of high-profile figures molesting kids, then there would been an equal amount of condemnation of Terry Bean, a prominent donor to LGBT and left-wing causes, for raping minors. Not surprisingly, there was relatively little coverage of that incident, much less any deep analysis that blamed Mr. Bean’s abuse of children on his hedonistic lifestyle. Same goes for Lena Dunham, who was allowed to go into a self-righteous "rage spiral" against those who attacked her for sexually molesting her sister. Instead of being deemed a "monster" for commiting the same transgression as Josh Duggar, Dunham's act was defended in the media.

It is easy to mock the Duggars as goofy Christians (who are invariably obsessed with Israel) and view the family as “monstrous” hypocrites for failing to live up their principles. But when the stone throwers consist primarily of flamboyantly degenerate gay men and women with barren wombs, I’m going to be sympathetic to the family that raised 18 perfectly normal White kids (that excludes Josh, of course).

Unfortunately for the Duggars, their family model is outdated in our times. Rather the ideal “family” is now best represented by a commercial for the bank Wells Fargo. In the ad, it shows us two aging, “career-minded” lesbians learning sign language so they can communicate with the deaf Latina they’re adopting. This is supposed to be heartwarming depiction of what a great family looks like in 2015.

The Duggars—with 19 White kids living under the rules of an authoritative father—don’t meet the new ideal.

Wonder if the show runners of 19 Kids and Counting will replace the family with a gay couple that decides to adopt 19 Somalians. Who’s to say that’s not a real family?

The Relationship between 'Liberalism' and Ego

via Nationalist Alternative

This particular article will address the constant struggle that happens within the ego of an individual living in today’s materialist, liberal democratic society. The ego is the abstract enemy however it takes physical form in the pioneers of the internationalist world-swindle. We can choose to overcome the ego inside our own minds, governing our own thoughts and actions however we cannot be free from the exacerbation and perpetuation of it practiced by the eternal enemy of the whole world, who is ironically the owner of it. Capitalism in it’s purest form looks to constantly massage the ego where material gains are paramount. The selfish individual in today’s society wishes to be materially wealthy and having a financially successful life. Too often that individual fails to see the “bigger picture” in relation to the longevity of their own folk and what the future may bring if the current status quo continues. The concepts of honour, heritage, self-discipline, integrity and sense of racial loyalty are foreign for a purely selfish ego.

To enslave a nation the enemy must first enslave the people to themselves; the individual must be held without any restraints above everything else, his special intelligence and beauty regardless of birth or race becomes the ideal forefront of all his worldly affairs. Even the most obviously useless and pathetic man can then be made to feel immensely important and clever. Examples of this are shown in various TV shows such as “Big Brother” or having a large social media following on something like Twitter or Facebook.

Ironically, the smarter the people think they are, the stupider they actually are. This can be related to those who wish to be “social justice” warriors that wish to put minority groups on a pedestal but at the same time demonize the very fore-fathers and builders of the country they actually live in. There is a sense of ingratitude where all the hard work laid down by many generations to create a nation beforehand has been forsaken.

Men want glory and to glorify themselves, the enemy will utilize this aspect of his nature by offering him small doses of this glory. Like a fisherman with a pole they catch the masses by luring them into nibbling on their bait of glory and glamour; glory for men and glamour for the women usually. An example of this can be seen in professional sport. In days gone by it was seen that religion was the “opiate of the masses” but in a multitude of ways professional sports such as; soccer, cricket, Australian rules football, rugby etc have firmly taken that mantle.

Individualism looks to not care about anything of greater importance than themselves. A liberal democratic society will eventually unravel very quickly because of hedonism and opulence in the extreme. We are already seeing one of the many symptoms from the disease of moral decay and an unhealthy lifestyle in obesity. It then unfolds that every man and woman in the nation is no longer of that nation but of him or herself; the man or woman becomes his or her own empire living only to satisfy themselves and what they now believe they want: luxury, recognition and admiration, special treatment; reverence and then more luxury. Basically, people want their cake and to eat it too!

Unfortunately, there is still a long and slippery slope of more depravity for things to reach breaking point in society. Only then can the gates of Liberalism be opened completely and the ideology which is the philosophical exhibition of all things immoral takes hold of the nations’ soul. Things will get a lot worse before we reach rock bottom. A horrifying fate we may not be able to endure.

After this, individual fighters spring up here and there. The few of them understand at least in part, and cannot bare to witness the destruction of moral principles and the violation of Natural law, they appeal again and again to the blind masses of liberalized peoples but their cries forever fall on deaf ears. They are too caught up in their own selfishness to be concerned about racial identity and believe the Post WW2 propaganda that has been brainwashing us for 70 years so far.

The truth can no longer be believed by the average man because he has been too thoroughly infatuated with lies; to accept the truth the individual must first reject his faith in his own special intelligence and for the broad majority this is something they can never do. No matter the obvious racial differences amongst people there will always be those who will constantly parrot the pernicious agenda of faux diversity and miscegenation. The ego in a liberal society doesn’t wish to be inconvenienced with the stark truth. The balance of a person’s bank account means more than protecting their own genetic legacy.

The lies the people love so dearly are tremendous deceptions and concurrently with this, the people themselves are so utterly conceited that they cannot accept the lies for what they are. No deception could be so enormous they say, and never could so many people have fallen for such a thing. If everybody can think for themselves then why do so many follow what is “popular” and cannot genuinely realise what is really happening? Why are so many people foolish heading down the pathway of our own racial suicide? People are more fearful of being called a nasty name like “racist” than total extinction?

International Jewry are secured in their thrones firstly by the sheer magnitude of their lies and then by the petty glorifications they have offered to the masses ; by the special titles and personality intensifications made always available and accessible; by how enormously clever their victims believe they are. The veil of delusional self-importance is a cleverly used a long with various titillations and distractions to keep the average person entertained and distracted from knowing the harsh reality. Why get involved with racial survival when debauchery and extravagance is a lot more fun and far more seductive? Ignorance is bliss they say?

In order to become smarter the man (or woman) must first admit to himself that he has hitherto been quite stupid, and not modestly so but profoundly stupid. That is the first test he generally fails. Admitting they have been misled and fundamentally wrong is hard for the average ego to do in the current liberal society we live in. Why would any person want to give up their comfortable life in liberal democracy and disconnect from all it’s perks? International Jewry has made it so our racial extinction is slow but comfortable. A good analogy would be how if you put a frog in boiling water it would jump out straight away. However, if you put that same frog in cold water and slowly turn the heat up the frog would not notice and would cook slowly without knowing it. We of White/Anglo-European heritage are in the same predicament as the frog in the pot of water slowly heating up. The end result will be death….unless we wake up before it is too late!

We need people who show initiative and have ingenuity and leadership skills. The handful which pass this racial reality test may then go on to achieve unlimited heights of knowledge. Anybody can do this if they would admit to their own stupidity; any man or woman can access untold knowledge if he or she would only accept the reality that they actually know next to nothing. There are many videos, books, websites etc which can help people increase their knowledge about our racial survival and the struggle we face. He who thinks he knows everything cannot truly know anything because he is made to believe he already knows it. People need to put aside their egos and remember that life is all about constantly learning.

There are many other barriers that restrain people from becoming fully awakened or involved with contributing to our racial survival. The second layer of this barrier is fear. The two main fears are: fear of financial woe, fear of humiliation. We need to cast aside these feelings and not allow them to hinder us. There is nothing more dignified and honourable to want to preserve your own heritage and protect it from genocide. The psychological warfare against our racial mindset has taken a massive hammering for many decades, but the best way to conceptualise it all is by remembering that you are making a difference for the sake of love. There is nothing wrong with loving your own culture, heritage, country and people.

The disappointing thing in relation to ego in today’s liberal society is that it is all about showing off to your rivals. To prove themselves to one another, the special victims of great intelligence must procure money and materials. The flashier the better in any way, shape or form. They must have better cars, better homes, better appliances, better looks, better clothes, better partners etc.  The harsh experiences of not being able to afford rent or having enough money for the weekly groceries are not even considered.  To exhibit poor financial success is in the mind of the average clever duck, an embarrassment. Their special existence and thus their competition with the special existence of others cannot be continued without the acquisition of more money than they actually need; they cannot advertise themselves in all their excellence without the extra cash for their own glamorization. Basically, being poor greatly damages the shallow ego in a liberal society. Often credit cards are used to “beef up” a person’s illusion of wealth. In reality this only continues the vicious cycle of usury that has been incredibly lucrative for International Jewry over many centuries.

Fear holds people back in becoming racially aware in a multitude of ways. It is a major hindrance because it is an incredibly strong feeling and hard to overcome.  Everybody has fears it is a fundamental aspect of our lives, whether we like to admit it or not. The first fear is the worry that they will not achieve the admiration of their fellows within the masses by spending their money on lavish material advertising. Being able to buy the latest brand of shoes or electronic device overtakes any racial necessity to help provide a long-term future for our people. Therefore, the average person in liberal society fears changing employment or spending time unemployed, they fears the initial hardship in any economic upheaval and so contents themselves in box factories, supermarkets and other more steady positions; they fear financial strain even though that person creates it for themselves by their own lack of initiative and through the buying of unnecessary materials and glamorization’s. Basically, people waste a lot of their hard-earned money on things they really don’t need. Priorities need to be set so that people can contribute more of their income to the long term safety and survival of our people.

The second fear is the most restraining: the fear of humiliation or embarrassment. This prevents the person from being the odd one out. It compels them to conform with the popular and at all times to go with the flow. If they must ask questions then they shall do so in small matters and with courtesy to the correct customs of speech. Following like sheep rather than wanting to cause a fuss, not wanting to stand up and make a genuine difference. The average person in liberal society lives within an invisible cage of fear that is controlled be political correctness. That person shall not ask questions which cause any great vibrations, they shall not give answers to questions that deviate from the correct customs and are in line with the status quo of enforced diversity. They submit themselves to what has been laid down before them as correct. You could almost say it is a slave and master relationship. Is this true freedom? If diversity is supposed to really work then why is it enforced with laws? Should not racial harmony happen naturally?

What of the younger generation? Do they not also have hopes and dreams and fears? For the youth there is a state of what seems to be non-conformity: drugs, alcoholism and party-life, however this is only a net which catches the young who are still ambitious enough to cause trouble within the ranks. They believe they are rebelling when they are in actual fact marching along with the rest of liberalism, only in a different perhaps more disastrous company. Many feel they are making a difference but in reality they are simply following the status quo. Their so-called revolutionary ideals are laughable because they are simply accelerating what the liberal system already has planned.

A true revolutionary is feared by the multiculturalist society that they live in. They are seen as a threat and a pariah for daring to go against the status quo of diversity and racial harmony. If a person fails to submit and speaks freely without regard for political correctness then they shall surely have their reputation pulverized; that person shall be what the enemy deems them to be: a racist, a bigot, a nazi or a “phobic” of some nature. That person will be known and remembered as that lunatic who hated freedom and wished to commit some atrocious evil. All lies and ridiculous parroting of silly names. But unfortunately, those who are too fearful will believe this underhanded tactic of character assassination and be too afraid to speak out and be a true revolutionary because of this. Simply they have allowed their ego, in a liberal society, to get the better of them because of the sheer power of fear.

Courage must be taken to deal with these psychological and physical obstacles. The true revolutionary will not be popular if they fail to submit; their very reputation as the kind, generous, funny and wonderful person they are depends on this constant conformity and frequency in the normal social circle, which blindly follows the anti-White agenda that our liberal society supports. Regrettably, as a result, that person conforms, lest they be humiliated and harassed and transformed into a villain. This is, of course, the second layer of the barrier which contains the person in a life-long relationship with Liberalism: the layer of fear. A person needs to show true bravery to withstand the constant attacks on their personal character that may harm them dearly.

Overall, there is still hope if that person remains undaunted and determined! Break out from within this barrier of fear and the possibilities are limitless, however the anti-White enemy may imprison or even kill you if they discover that you are plotting against them. That it why it is crucial to try and keep at least some of your activities “under the radar” so as to not raise any suspicion. The mind is an extremely powerful thing and we are often side tracked by negative thoughts and feelings. The most successful strategy to use is to do your best to ignore these worries and concerns. The majority of the time there will be no worst case scenario and all that worrying will be over nothing. Don’t allow your ego in a liberal society to get caught up in fame or infamy as this will only lead toward the dark path of narcissism. In the end, as mentioned previously, take into account that what you do is an honourable and heroic choice in helping to protect your way of life, your culture, your nation and your people.  Love will conquer all if you have that in your heart and know deep down that what you are doing is right.

The Culture of Critique in France: A Review of Anne Kling’s Books on Jewish Influence in France, Part 2

via The Occidental Observer

Part 1

What are the LICRA and the CRIF?

The CRIF is an explicit Jewish ethnic lobby made up of organizations officially representing 100,000 Jews (one in six French Jews or 0.1% of the French population). Esther Benbass, a Franco-Turko-Israeli historian and member of the pro-Palestinian Greens, has said of the CRIF:
What is the CRIF other than an endogamous micro-group [groupuscule] which puts on airs of a little independent State, acting as it wishes, making people bend the knee, as much through self-censorship, sensitive for many journalists who rightly fear being suspected of anti-Semitism as soon as they dare criticize Israeli policy, as by the exploitation of the guilt of the Shoah internalized by the political class?[1]
The CRIF’s influence is acknowledged by all. In 2010, President Nicolas Sarkozy and Justice Minister Michèle Alliot-Marie both said on separate occasions: “The CRIF is an essential interlocutor of the State.”[2] Also that year, CRIF President Richard Prasquier declared: “We can be proud to be in a country where the demands we present and the worries we express are genuinely listened to.”[3]

The CRIF has gotten more shameless in its activism over the years. In 1983, the then president, Théo Klein said “the CRIF is not a subsidiary of the Israeli embassy,” while in 2010 Prasquier said: “I want to make the CRIF the master asset of Israel in France.”[4] Various Jewish observers, both of the “liberal” center-left and the “new reactionary” right, have expressed concern that the CRIF’s activism, essentially openly professing loyalty to Israel, would stoke anti-Semitism.

The LICRA in contrast is officially an anti-racist organization rather than an explicitly Jewish organization. However, its leadership is largely Jewish and features no people of color. The LICRA quite obviously is motivated by Jewish ethnic interests, with senior managers seamlessly circulating between it and the CRIF. The novelist Marc-Édouard Nabe memorably and infamously said on national television in February 1985: “The people of the LICRA use Auschwitz’s heaps of corpses to fructify their fortune upon the manure.”

The LICRA is a masterpiece of branding and networking. An incredible panoply of political and media figures across the spectrum are or have been members of the group (a common technique being inviting senior figures to become members of the honorary committee), including presidents (François Mitterrand, Jacques Chirac), senior ministers (Alain Juppé, Laurent Fabius, Lionel Jospin, André Malraux, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Jacques Delors, Philippe Séguin, Bernard Kouchner, Jacques Lang, etc.), business leaders, media figures and pundits (advertising giant Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet, Alain Finkielkraut, Jacques Attali, Bernard-Henri Lévy, etc.). Kling notes that the LICRA has a “strong osmosis with the world of the media, who played a decisive role.”[5] LICRA is nothing if not ensconced among French elites.

The LICRA objectively serves as an organization to judicially harass French nationalists, who in some respects threaten both Jewish and non-Jewish bourgeois and corporate interests. The organization can then be seen as a collaboration between French and Jewish elites against the native French population and in particular against the representatives of the most underprivileged (because they cannot easily escape multiculturalism’s effects on criminality and education, nor can they escape the neoliberal economic policies promoted by this elite that have the effect of lowering wages by favoring high levels of immigration). LICRA also is quite explicit in their opposition to the ethnocentric portion of the French people, and are vociferously opposed to the Front National.

Is the French bourgeoisie using Jews to better exploit and oppress its native population, like the Ottomans sultans and Polish kings of old? Or are Jews leading a coalition with the French bourgeois elites aimed at promoting policies that are inimical to the interests of the traditional French nation but that dovetail quite well with Jewish ethnic interests — policies that are pursued by the organized Jewish community throughout the diaspora in the West? One indeed wonders who is taking advantage of whom in this Judeo-bourgeois partnership, this liberticidal and anti-nationalist symbiosis. In any case, it is clear that the Jews involved in LICRA are actively pursuing these policies rather than being passively manipulated.

The two organizations constantly show their often hysterical, ethnocentrism and hypocrisy in their various statements over the years. The LICRA’s Droit de Vivre (“Right to Life” or DDV) publication declared in 1990 on the occasion of the desecration of a Jewish cemetery (known as the Carpentras Affair) that it was “the most barbarous act that France has known since the agonies of the German occupation”[6] — never mind the terrorist attacks and murders that have taken place in France since 1945. Incidentally, the Carpentras Affair was blamed by the media and ruling Socialists on the Front National.

The LICRA’s president declared in 1991: “I have the impression we are in 1934 or 38. They tell me I exaggerate, like they did back then.”[7] One is amused to see these organizations constantly warning that anti-Semitism is on the rise — not unlike Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu who never tires of claiming, as he has for two decades, that Iran will get a nuclear weapon within a few years. The CRIF argued in February 2009, as it could have declared at any time over the past 30 years, that censorship is justified “in this time of a resurgence in our countries and in all of Europe of a both structural and conjunctural anti-Semitism.”[8] This constant fear-mongering is self-interested and practical as it naturally empowers ethnocentric Jews to “rally around the flag” while it disarms the naïve general public into thinking that there really is a crisis that can only be solved by restriction civil liberties.

The most obvious practical influence of these organizations and their presence in political-media life is twofold: Firstly, the Front National’s marginalization and the de facto ban on the center-right parties (such as the Rassemblement pour la République (RPR) or Union pour un mouvement populaire (UMP) from making any formal alliances with the FN, secondly, the marginalization of any pro-Palestinian politicians in the senior ranks of the center-left (these, while popular with the leftist and significantly Afro-Muslim base, gradually get weeded out as they rise to the top). 

The Dîner du CRIF: A Barometer of Jewish Power

One of the most striking and visible indicators of Jewish power in France is the annual dîner du CRIF (the CRIF dinner) organized by the ethnic lobby, a truly remarkable event. The sociologist Samuel Ghiles-Meilhac has noted that the CRIF dinner is the only annual gathering, besides the Bastille Day garden party at the Élysée Palace on July 14, to bring together the entirety of the French politico-media elite apparatus: government ministers, party heads, parliamentary group and committee chairmen, the heads of national courts, heads of police, high civil servants, ministerial chiefs of staff, and trade union, business, and media leaders. As Jean-Yves Le Gallou observes, the event is “the place to be” for everybody who’s anybody in the French politico-media class, this Jewish ethnic lobby rivaling the French national day itself in commanding elite attendance.

The dîner du CRIF was first organized in 1985 with the immediate attendance of government ministers and Prime Minister Laurent Fabius. Already at this first dinner the CRIF demanded that proportional representation not be implemented for parliamentary elections as this would “legitimize the Front National.” (The then-Socialist government, though generally very friendly to Jewish interests, did not listen on this occasion, as it wanted to weaken its center-right rivals by splitting the right.)[9]

The gathering has steadily grown in importance since. The President of the Republic regularly attends the event, which is now broadcast on public television on the French equivalent of C-SPAN. The CRIF bills the dinner as “a moment of republican conviviality” — yet another example where narrow tribal interests and ethnic lobbying are celebrated as universal values.[10] In 2010, some 800 members of the official French politico-media elite were in attendance, the crème de la crème.

The ceremony is simple and well-established. The president of the CRIF makes a laundry list of demands to the French president, the government and indeed the entire Establishment. These demands conform to narrow perceived Jewish interests (e.g. more censorship, more Internet surveillance, the fight against anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism, marginalization of the Front National, support for Israel, etc.). The President of the Republic then attempts to defend his record of having done enough for the Jews’ self-appointed representatives.

The format naturally leads to ever-worsening outcomes as the CRIF makes ever-more egregious demands and French politicians outdo each other to pander to the lobby. As in the U.S. where Republicans shamelessly pledge fealty to Sheldon Adelson and the rest of the Republican Jewish Coalition (and Democrats do the same with oligarchs like Haim Saban), the pandering at the dîner du CRIF can be disgusting indeed. So it was when President Sarkozy, himself quarter-Jewish and of Hungarian origin ( Sarközy de Nagy-Bocsa), was the first sitting president to attend the event in 2008. He used the occasion to declare that every fifth grade child in the country should be paired with a Holocaust deportee and required to remember their name. The backlash against this, effectively an attempt at brainwashing French children into accepting national guilt and Judeo-centrism from the youngest age, was such that the idea was abandoned. 

Pale imitation: Black and Muslim lobbies

The dîner du CRIF also serves as useful symbolic and practical benchmark of the French elite’s deference to non-Jewish ethnic lobbies. The Representative Council of Black Organizations (CRAN), clearly imitating the CRIF, in contrast could only muster 250 attendees at its 2010 dinner, including Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner, the Socialist Party spokesman and others. Not bad, but nothing like “the place to be” which is the CRIF dinner.

Blacks are more numerous than Jews in France, perhaps three times more so, but their presence among the oligarchy, media and legal profession is negligible. Attendance of the dîner du CRAN is not a manifestation of Black power so much as White guilt. For reasons that have not been fully explained, the Black has an incredible power in the White imagination. White liberals clearly ascribe to Rudyard Kiping’s description of the “half-devil, half-child” native, believing Whites have a special duty to redeem the Black criminal or high school dropout. The White liberal has still not emancipated himself from the colonial-era propaganda, naïve or cynical, of a Jules Ferry or a Leopold II (who justified European colonial empires as part of a mission civilisatrice to raise up the Black race).

In contrast, Muslims and Arabs command no such fascination, and official Muslim lobbies tend to be weaker still than the CRAN, with Islam (unlike Blacks) being considered an enemy by a significant part of the Jewish community. Muslims’ subaltern role in France is suggested by an alleged statement by Sarkozy in 2007 (I cannot confirm its veracity): “I rejected a Muslim CRIF, because it would have been communitarianism.”[11]

As in the U.S., Jewish groups have taken a leading role in trying to organize minorities against the majority culture. A notable example of this was the creation of SOS Racisme in 1984 by Julien Dray, a Sephardic Trotskyite turned Socialist Party politician, with the assistance of the UEJF Jewish students’ group. Given the power imbalance in terms of oligarchs and media-political networks, one can question how much autonomy Black, Muslim and “anti-racist” groups have with regard to their Jewish, party political, or governmental handlers.

The LICRA and CRIF’s extreme Jewish ethnocentrism has often led to conflicts with other minority groups in the competition for victimhood recognition. The DDV asserted in 2000: “Yes, anti-Semitism is the worst racism! … Anti-Semites are not rascals as claim the leaders of the MRAP [a less Jewish anti-racist group]! They are barbarians! The enemies of humanity!”[12] Similarly, the United Nations’ 2001 “World Conference Against Racism” in Durban, South Africa, was shocking for many Jewish groups because the colored and Third World majority of attendees drafted a statement equating Zionism and racism. But as Dray himself claimed at a CRIF event in June 2010: “The modern anti-Semitism is anti-Zionism. It’s unacceptable.”[13] The LICRA and CRIF have also constantly battled against the Boycott Divestment Sanctions movement (BDS), claiming it is illegal under French law because it “discriminates” against a nationality (Israeli), an argument they did not voice during South African Apartheid.

The CRIF has also taken the lead in promoting Jewish lobbying at the EU level, with the creation by its president of the European Jewish Congress (EJC) in 1986 (now presided over by Moshe Kantor, a Russian-Jewish oligarch). As one senior EJC official said in October 2009: “There was a need for a powerful organization working with the European institutions.”[14]


[1] Kling, Le CRIF, 19
[2]Ibid., 11
[3]Ibid., 30
[4]Ibid., 11
[5]Kling, La France LICRAtisée, 246.
[6]Ibid., 146.
[7]Ibid., 133.
[8]Kling, Le CRIF, 254.
[9]Ibid., 49.
[10]Ibid., 213.
[11]Ibid., 232.
[12]Kling, La France LICRAtisée, 193.
[13]Kling, Le CRIF, 202.
[14]Ibid., 146

Judaism: The Greatest Lie Ever Sold

via Renegade Tribune

Stone image found on a 19th century public
building in Toronto, Canada. It represents Moloch,
also known as Remphan, Chium, Baal, and Saturn
– the planetary name for Satan. The mark of
Cain was the mark of Satan, a six-pointed star.
Randomly ask a hundred people what they think Judaism is, and at least ninety nine of them will tell you that it is the Jewish religion of the Old Testament upon which Christianity is based.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

Judaism is not the religion of the Old Testament. Judaism is the religion of the Pharisees and is based on the Babylonian Talmud. Jewdom admits this in its own writings. And Judaism remains by far the greatest danger in the world today, bar none.

At first, if we look at the term atheist, we see that Atheism is the belief that there is no Deity, with Deity being defined as the Creator, Supreme Being and Ruler of the universe. And if we look at Pantheism, Polytheism or Animism – beliefs that spirits reside in trees, stones, animals, celestial bodies, ancestral entities, etc. and must be appeased on a regular basis – we will find the pagan concept that ‘God’ is the sum total of all nature, and is an unknowing and unknowable mass of essence, spirit, or matter of which the universe is composed.

Furthermore, this ‘God’ left behind spirits or little ‘gods’ of every phase of nature to be invoked by man himself. A simple example of this is tree worship, one of the oldest forms of paganism. Tree worship is based on the belief that trees are inhabited by spirits of fecundity, i.e., fertility. And with this pagan fertility belief, individual and mass harlotry was carried out under trees that were planted in groves specifically for that purpose. Does this not bring to mind something that we seem to hear so much about every July known as the ‘Bohemian Grove’?

To continue, the pagan and atheist concepts of pantheism/polytheism/animism hold that the sum of nature is ‘God’, and that there is a great nature essence, out of which individual lives percolate blindly without direction. And within this concept is the belief that the pagan/atheist can become all powerful – ‘Masters of Creation’, or ‘Dictators of the people’, or ‘Supermen’ – by unlocking these ‘spirits’, these little ‘gods’ through illumination and by knowing the right secrets. Therein lay the foundations of the so-called New Age religions – nothing new, just re-packaged jewish Kabbalah (Cabala), i.e., Judaism. The jewish Kabbalah (Cabala), is the bone and blood of Talmudic Judaism, which is itself pagan from start to finish. Ever wonder why most of jewdom claim to be atheist? Well, now you know.

To quote the Jewish Encyclopedia of 1905:
“The teachings of Hasidism … are founded on two theoretical conceptions: (I) religious Pantheism … and (2) the idea of communion between God and man … which was adopted from the Cabala … not only is it that Deity influences the acts of man, but also that man exerts an influence on the will and mood of Deity. Every act and word of man produces a corresponding vibration in the upper spheres. From this conception is derived the chief practical principle of Hasidism – communion with God for the purpose of uniting with the source of life and influencing it.”
And when Judaism refers to the words monotheism, god, jehova, or messiah, it’s not at all what jewdom has led us to believe. They have led us to believe that they are talking about the same things found in the Christian Bible.

Quite the contrary. Here’s but a mere glimpse into jewish wordplay and deception:
Judaism’s God of the Talmud is known as the ‘En Sof’, which is the unknowing and unknowable sea of mind or matter out of which creation emerges. According to the Jewish Encyclopedia…
“The doctrine of the En Sof, is the starting point of all cabalistic speculations. ‘God’ is the infinite, unlimited being, to whom one neither can nor may attribute any attributes whatever.
Hence, this mindless self-percolating essence, this unknowing and unknowable mass ‘En Sof’ is what the Talmudists refer to as their monotheist Judaic God. That’s the same pantheistic God of paganism. So when Judaism claims to be a ‘monotheistic’ religion, what jewdom is really saying is that their ‘one God’ is En Sof – the sum of nature. Incredible!

And when Judaism talks about jehova, what jewdom is really referring to is the tetragrammaton YHWH, which according to jewish belief, has magic power and is used for summoning spirits and demons. When Judaism talks about the messiah, what jewdom is really referring to is the jewish people themselves – who collectively comprise this ‘messiah’ – and who collectively has the right to reign and rule over the entire world during jewdom’s coming messianic age. In other words, to call the jewish people the ‘messiah’ is no metaphor, for they truly believe that they are literally just that – the ‘Messiah’ – just as it says in their Pharisaic Babylonian Talmud.

At this point it would be noteworthy to draw ones attention to the fact that Judaism’s Talmud proclaims that jews – and jews only – are human, and that all non-jews are the property of jews. Jewdom believes that all non-jews are non-human, thus simply animals, and are even lower than cattle. Of further interest is the word ‘gentile’ – by which Judaism refers to non-jews – has always been mistranslated and misused. The word Gentile really means ‘Israelites’, the people of the House of Israel, kindred of the twelve nations of Jacob/Israel. Judaism knows that jews were never Israelites or even descendants of true Israel. Judaism knows and admits in its own writings that jewdom is of the Esau/Edom and Cainite seedline. To quote volume 5, page 42 of the 1925 edition of the Jewish Encyclopedia…
“Edom is in modern Jewry.”
And from page 3 of the 1980 Jewish Almanac…
“Strictly speaking it is incorrect to call an Ancient Israelite a ‘Jew’ or to call a contemporary Jew an Israelite or a Hebrew.”
Most jews today (95%) readily admit that they are descendants of Turko-Finnish Mongoloid racial stock which had converted to Pharisaic Babylonian Talmudism (Judaism) around 740 A.D. Since that time, jewdom has continued to miscegenate with the Caucasian race so as to appear less different from the White race and thus further cloak their true identity.

And finally, by deluding the White race through the boundless deception of having them believe that jews are the ‘chosen people’ of the Christian bible, Judaism seems to be effortlessly moving closer and closer to fulfilling its ‘messianic’ goal of world domination by way of constantly getting us to buy the greatest lie ever sold.
Welcome to the Jew World Order.

Becoming a Legionnaire: Tithing and Charity

via TradYouth

Golden Dawn members giving food to the
unemployed, the sick, the crippled, and the poor
Scripture tells us that as a Christian you cannot serve two masters. Matthew 6:24 says “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” It is easy to be a cultural lukewarm Christian who puts money ahead of Faith, family and folk and then give passing praise to Christ and His Church, but a true Christian puts service, duty, charity and humility ahead of any thought of personal selfish gain.

We as Legionnaires are called to serve our God, therefore also serving our families and our extended families by putting the word of God ahead of the heretical prosperity gospel that has influenced and warped the American view of what the Christian faith is. One of the clearest ways to clearly mark our Faith and our responsibilities to our nation is by looking at where we put our money and time. Luke 12:34 says “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also” and in that spirit one of the highest callings of the Legionnaire is to be tithing to your Church, to the advancement of the kingdom of Avalon and in active participation in charitable activities for the poor, the sick, the aged and the downtrodden.

Where you place your time and money is indicative of where you place you hope, your Faith and even your soul. With that in mind we must make tithing and charity not just a fringe activity when we have exhausted all other options for how to spend our time and money, but one of the most important activities of those who answer the call to Orthodoxy and to our future Orthodox nation.

The concept of tithing has been part of obedience to God since the beginning of Biblical Tradition. Genesis 14:19-20 tells us “Blessed be Abram by God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth. And blessed be God Most High for putting your enemies into your clutches. And Abram gave him a tenth of everything.” A part of duty and obedience to God is giving the first fruits of your labor. From God we receive the sunlight and rain that nourishes the crops that feed ourselves and our families, we receive the blessing of health to be able to work and even our very air we breathe and the beat of our hearts is a gift that God bestows upon us.

As unworthy and sinful as we are, our Creator continually gives us grace, forgiveness and blessings beyond imagine, the least we can do is to give back the fruits of our labor in willing tribute to our God.

To understand the issue of tithing and charity it is important to know the Old and New Testament view on the subject. The Church through the Saints and Church Fathers has held the torch of truth throughout the centuries to help believers understand God’s plan for us and how to best worship Him. One must look at the whole of Scripture and the words of the Saints to understand a properly grounded Christian worldview. Thus to start delving into the topic of tithing we need to go back all the way to Genesis and up to the modern day.

Tithing in Old Testament times was set up to have a tribute to care for those in the priesthood and in positions of service who did not inherit as the rest of Israel did. The medieval concept of “Noblesse oblige” or the “Nobles obligation” is one that traces back to the days of ancient Israel. Those who were given material blessings by God were called upon to care for the religious orders and those in need.

“Sins are purged by alms and acts of faith."—St. Clement of Alexandria
“Sins are purged by alms and acts of faith.”—St. Clement of Alexandria

To not tithe was viewed as actually stealing from God. Putting the desire for more material treasures over caring for those who God had entrusted to your care, including the priesthood, was seen as shirking a God given responsibility.

Malachi 3:8-12 discusses when Israel had chosen to not give the full tithe that they were supposed to give. The Scripture reads “Will a man rob God? Yet you rob me! But you say, ‘How have we robbed you?’ In tithes and offerings. You are cursed with the curse; for you rob me, even this whole nation. Bring the whole tithe into the store-house, that there may be food in my house, and test me now in this,” says Yahweh of hosts, “if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough for. I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast its fruit before its time in the field,” says Yahweh of Hosts. ‘All nations shall call you blessed, for you will be a delightful land,” says Yahweh of Hosts.'”

Tithing in the Old Testament however was not just ten percent of your income, there were three different types of tithes to be given. First was the annual tithe, to be paid towards the support of the Levites as found in Numbers 18:21–24 which stated “I give to the Levites all the tithes in Israel as their inheritance in return for the work they do while serving at the tent of meeting.. Instead, I give to the Levites as their inheritance the tithes that the Israelites present as an offering to the Lord.”

The next tithe was a feast tithe, which went towards the upkeep of the Temple and religious buildings which is told to us in Deuteronomy 14:22–27. “Be sure to set aside a tenth of all that your fields produce each year. Eat the tithe of your grain, new wine and olive oil, and the firstborn of your herds and flocks in the presence of the Lord your God at the place he will choose as a dwelling for his Name, so that you may learn to revere the Lord your God always...Then you and your household shall eat there in the presence of the Lord your God and rejoice. And do not neglect the Levites living in your towns, for they have no allotment or inheritance of their own.

The third and final tithe was a third-year tithe for the poor of the land. Deuteronomy 26:12 says “When thou hast made an end of tithing all the tithes of thine increase the third year, which is the year of tithing, and hast given it unto the Levite, the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, that they may eat within thy gates, and be filled
Those under the Old Covenant were expected to give about a third or more of their income to both religious and social causes, something that few Christians, myself included, have shown themselves willing to do on a daily basis. The first battle of a Christian is to orient our priorities towards God, which starts by being willing to make sacrifices for Christ and advancing His Church through our actions and gifts.

While the issue of tithing is very clear in the Old Testament, many modern Christians feel that tithing no longer applies the New Covenant, something that is blatantly untrue. Matthew 23:23 is the verse most often used to attempt to discredit tithing, the verse reads “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others.”

To understand this verse we must see that Christ is not condemning the practice of the tithe or abolishing the tithe as shown in Matthew 5:17 when Christ says “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets.” What Christ is condemning is the fact that the Pharisees were not making the tithe not out of faith, fear of God or a desire to help the poor, but simply to mark a box on their spiritual checklist. Following the law without Faith is like watering and pruning a dead tree, good works help nurture our Faith, connection with God and bring others to the Church. Our move to tithe must be made with a humble and contrite spirit, not in arrogance to be a brag about how “holier than thou” we are.

Matthew 23:23 provides a clear example that we will not inherit the kingdom of God based upon works, Faith is what comes first in all things, but due to our Faith we perform good works and provide the “good fruits” that Scripture tells us will be a wellspring from our hearts and souls. Tithing however is reinforced heavily in the New Testament as being a daily part of the Christian walk, it just must be done with the proper spirit.

To be able to tithe and give to the poor is to be a joyful duty of a Christian, not one where like the Pharisees we make faces and complain about how much we are sacrificing. Matthew 6:1-4 states “Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.” We should give quietly, generously and without fanfare, that is the true spirit of Christian giving.

2 Corinthians 9:7 says that “Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” No one should force a brother or sister to tithe or give, that is judgmental for we do not know the situation that our brother or sister is in or if they are giving in such a way that we cannot see, instead we should all feel that it is a pleasure to make a sacrifice of our first fruits to give to those in need.

The modern world is based upon a worship of self and material possession, an anti-Christ worldview that leads to spiritual rot on both the individual and community level. To truly declare “Death to the world” we must not put our trust in the world but in God. Matthew 6:19-21 reads “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

"If the cold wind of coveting withers you, hasten to the Bread of Angels; and charity will come to blossom in your heart." -St. Cyril of Alexandria
“If the cold wind of coveting withers you, hasten to the Bread of Angels; and charity will come to blossom in your heart.” -St. Cyril of Alexandria

To hoard wealth is a sign of a man who is too attached to the world and his status in it. If we live to die then our orientation will be towards serving others and our God, giving us access to wealth unknown to the material world, one from a spiritual source that is unending.

Saint John Chrysostom says “our money is the Lord’s, however we may have gathered it… Wealth is not for you to waste on prostitutes, drink, fancy food, expensive clothes, and all the other kinds of indolence, but for you to distribute to those in need.” Our money must be spent wisely to take care of our needs, for our families and then for those around us. Gaudy clothes, expensive cars and the other flashy parts of a materialistic lifestyle are not just wastes, they are stealing from the poor who need our help.

The merit of charity is not based upon the amount that you give, but how much you give within your ability. A Legionnaire who works a minimum wage job who can give $50 or $75 weekly to the Church, charity and the Legion would be viewed by God much more positively than a multimillionaire that puts $100 in the offering plate every week. Just as the poor widow giving her two small coins was more moving to Christ than the bags of money the Pharisees were giving, we must look deep inside ourselves and reflect on how much we can truly give, and how much is simply feeling that we are checking our own “to-do” box as part of our Christian life.

While the tithe means “ten percent” a Legionnaire is called to give one hundred percent of everything that he has, up to and including his own life. The tithe and Christian charity can also not be found to be limited only to giving to the Church, but in social causes to help the widow, the poor, the handicapped and other worthy causes. Our time, our talents, and our treasures are all part of the ability for us to give to others. James 1:27 says “Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world” indicating that part of the Christian tithe is not just financial, but also our time and effort to help those in need.

The Sessional hymn from Matins on Cheesefare Monday says “The gateway to divine repentance has been opened: let us enter eagerly, purified in our bodies and observing abstinence from food and passions, as obedient servants of Christ who has called the world into the heavenly Kingdom. Let us offer to the King of all a tenth part of the whole year, that we may look with love upon His Resurrection.” Giving and tithing is part of the walk of salvation just as prayer and tithing are, the need to give as part of working out our salvation with fear and trembling.

The life of a Legionnaire is not one where worldly glory or material wealth is desired, instead we aim to transform ourselves, our brothers and our sisters and eventually the entire world for Christ. We must be soldiers of the Cross who will bring Orthodoxy and Tradition to the West, a desperately needed antidote to the sickness degeneracy, atheism and modernity that plagues our nations.

To be soldiers however we must not start our fight on the battlefield, but on the battlefield of the soul inside ourselves. This battle begins with us identifying that we want to serve God above all and we manifest this by putting our life in the position of service to His commands, in which charity and tithing are part of our alignment with His will.

If you are desiring to embody the lifestyle of a Legionnaire you should first and foremost begin tithing a full ten percent of your income to your local parish. Then you should look for opportunities to care for the sick, the poor, the widow and the needy through volunteer work either on your own or with civic minded organizations. Finally if your spirit moves you, donate to the Avalon project in order for us to advance the kingdom we are striving to build. If you cannot give money, give time and effort to the Cause, both money and talent are forms of giving.

St. John Chrysostom told his flock “Almsgiving above all else requires money, but even this shines with a brighter luster when the alms are given from our poverty. The widow who paid in the two mites was poorer than any human, but she outdid them all” and with this spirit we must all realize that each and every one of us has something to give to those in need. Charity, abstinence, prayer and duty, these values of a Legionnaire will help you transform yourself and save your soul so may we all give generously, for the kingdom of God awaits those who follow the commandments of our Lord. Heavenly Father, have mercy on me, a sinner.

500 New Fairytales Discovered in Germany

via The Guardian

King Golden Hair, one of the
newly-discovered tales
Collection of fairytales gathered by historian Franz Xaver von Schönwerth had been locked away in an archive in Regensburg for over 150 years

Read one of the fairytales: The Turnip Princess
A whole new world of magic animals, brave young princes and evil witches has come to light with the discovery of 500 new fairytales, which were locked away in an archive in Regensburg, Germany for over 150 years. The tales are part of a collection of myths, legends and fairytales, gathered by the local historian Franz Xaver von Schönwerth (1810–1886) in the Bavarian region of Oberpfalz at about the same time as the Grimm brothers were collecting the fairytales that have since charmed adults and children around the world.

Last year, the Oberpfalz cultural curator Erika Eichenseer published a selection of fairytales from Von Schönwerth's collection, calling the book Prinz Roßzwifl. This is local dialect for "scarab beetle". The scarab, also known as the "dung beetle", buries its most valuable possession, its eggs, in dung, which it then rolls into a ball using its back legs. Eichenseer sees this as symbolic for fairytales, which she says hold the most valuable treasure known to man: ancient knowledge and wisdom to do with human development, testing our limits and salvation.

Von Schönwerth spent decades asking country folk, labourers and servants about local habits, traditions, customs and history, and putting down on paper what had only been passed on by word of mouth. In 1885, Jacob Grimm said this about him: "Nowhere in the whole of Germany is anyone collecting [folklore] so accurately, thoroughly and with such a sensitive ear." Grimm went so far as to tell King Maximilian II of Bavaria that the only person who could replace him in his and his brother's work was Von Schönwerth.

Von Schönwerth compiled his research into a book called Aus der Oberpfalz – Sitten und Sagen, which came out in three volumes in 1857, 1858 and 1859. The book never gained prominence and faded into obscurity.

While sifting through Von Schönwerth's work, Eichenseer found 500 fairytales, many of which do not appear in other European fairytale collections. For example, there is the tale of a maiden who escapes a witch by transforming herself into a pond. The witch then lies on her stomach and drinks all the water, swallowing the young girl, who uses a knife to cut her way out of the witch. However, the collection also includes local versions of the tales children all over the world have grown up with including Cinderella and Rumpelstiltskin, and which appear in many different versions across Europe.

Von Schönwerth was a historian and recorded what he heard faithfully, making no attempt to put a literary gloss on it, which is where he differs from the Grimm brothers. However, says Eichenseer, this factual recording adds to the charm and authenticity of the material. What delights her most about the tales is that they are unpolished. "There is no romanticising or attempt by Schönwerth to interpret or develop his own style," she says.
Eichenseer says the fairytales are not for children alone. "Their main purpose was to help young adults on their path to adulthood, showing them that dangers and challenges can be overcome through virtue, prudence and courage."
In 2008, Eichenseer helped to found the Franz Xaver von Schönwerth Society, an interdisciplinary committee devoted to analysing his work and publicising it. She is keen to see the tales available in English, and a Munich-based English translator, Dan Szabo, has already begun work on stories ranging from a miserly farmer and a money-mill to a turnip princess.

"Schönwerth's legacy counts as the most significant collection in the German-speaking world in the 19th century," says Daniel Drascek, a member of the society and a professor in the faculty of language, literature and cultural sciences at the University of Regensburg.

Forced to Be Free: The Case for Paternalism

via Counter-Currents

Paternalism means treating people like children. Children lack the maturity and wisdom to make their own decisions. Thus they need parents — or people playing the paternal role — to tell them what to do and, on occasion, to force them to do it.

Most people have no problem with paternalism when dealing with actual children, as well as the retarded, the senile, and the insane. But normal adults bristle at paternalism, even though we all act like children from time to time. Paternalism, they think, is incompatible with freedom.

I wish to argue, however, that there is no conflict between paternalism and freedom, provided that both terms are properly understood.

First of all, real paternalism has to be “for your own good,” i.e., in the actual interest of its object. People might claim to be abridging the liberty of others to help them, when in reality they are concerned to benefit only themselves. But that is fake rather than real paternalism. Real paternalism must be in the interest of its objects. Real paternalism is a kindness. Fake paternalism is merely a crime.

Second, there are true and false forms of freedom as well. Most people will agree that freedom is doing what you want to do. But what do we want to do? On this matter, I follow Plato and Aristotle, who argued that we all want basically one thing: the good life, happiness, self-actualization, or well-being (eudaimonia). That is the ultimate aim of every particular action. Every choice, whether we know it or not, is made in pursuit of the good life as we see it.

Thus if freedom is doing what we really want, and we all really want a good life, then living a good life is freedom. This implies that if we choose to do things that are not conducive to the good life, we are not acting freely, for doing things we don’t really want to do is unfreedom.

In other words, not every voluntary act is a free one. We are free when we pursue the good life (what we really want). We are unfree when we fail to pursue the good life (which we don’t really want to do).

There are two basic causes of unfreedom. First, there is ignorance of what is really conducive to happiness. We might think that smoking 20 cigarettes a day will make us happy, but it won’t. Second, there are occasions when we know perfectly well what will make us happy but we fail to do it because we are overcome by our emotions. We fear doing the right thing, or we find doing the wrong thing too pleasurable to resist.

We might choose to act out of ignorance or passion. We might even feel free when doing so. But if such actions are not conducive to the good life, they are not free, they are a form of bondage. Paternalism, therefore, can restore freedom by forcing us to stop throwing away our happiness out of ignorance or passion. Since freedom is doing what we really want, and we can be forced back onto that path, man can be forced to be free, as Jean-Jacques Rousseau put it so memorably.

This means that libertarianism, which claims that freedom is incompatible with paternalism, and that force is always the opposite of freedom, is simply wrong. If you really care about freedom, then the state should, in principle, have the power to paternalistically intervene when people are throwing away their freedom out of lack of knowledge or excess of feeling. One can debate the grounds and scope of such paternalistic interventions. But the principle is clear: paternalism is not an enemy of real freedom but one of its necessary guardians.