Too Many White Fire Fighters? Just Let it Burn! By Charles Taylor

     Her we have a good example of how out of touch the chattering class are with reality, as a professor laments that there are too many white firefighters:  https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/12/20/ucla-professor-too-many-firefighters-are-white/

“A UCLA professor argued in a recent article for the Harvard Business Review that too many Americans firefighters are white. Professor Corinne Bendensky of UCLA penned a column for the Harvard Business Reviewentitled “Making U.S. Fire Departments More Diverse and Inclusive.” The column argues white men exercise a “dominance” over the fire service. “Picture a typical firefighter,” Bendensky poses. “Who comes to mind? If you imagined a white man, that’s understandable: 96% of U.S. career firefighters are men, and 82% are white. This homogeneity is striking, especially when you compare it to the U.S. military, which is 85% men and 60% white, and local police forces, which are 88% men and 73% white.”

Continue reading

Australia to be Slums in 20 Years. Why So Optimistic? By James Reed

     For those who think we are all a bit pessimistic, that things are not as bad as we say, that we are influenced too much by the American and European situations, this one is for you:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRSdiq3sOTc

     It will be a great irony when the housing bubble finally bursts, for Australia, since 1947, the beginning of the great replacement, has been simply geared around migrants and the housing industry to make profits for the ruling elites who run that show. I for one will be pleased, over-joyed in fact, if I end up  dying  on the streets, homeless, just to see to see this whole castle of glass come crashing down:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScNNfyq3d_w 

Faster than Speeding Socialism! By Richard Miller

     You know how bad things are when a man can race 200 miles and get to his injured mother before an ambulance:  https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-devon-47146518

“A man who travelled nearly 200 miles to reach his injured mother arrived before an ambulance reached her. Mark Clements caught a bus, tube and two trains from London to Exmouth, Devon on Saturday after his 77-year-old mother fell and broke her hip. The initial 999 call was made at 09:00 GMT but paramedics did not arrive until seven hours later. South Western Ambulance Service apologised and said it was experiencing "an unprecedented rise in demand". Mr Clements said he and his family - some of whom were waiting with his mother - were "appalled" by what happened. "My mother was lying in an awkward position on a cold conservatory floor and was unable to move," he said. Mr Clements took three hours and 40 minutes to travel from London to Exmouth, arriving at his mother's home at 15:10, about 50 minutes before the ambulance crew. He said relatives called 999 on six different occasions but it was seven hours before an ambulance arrived. "An ambulance station is less than 10 minutes from my mother's home," he added. When paramedics eventually arrived, Mr Clements said they were "equally appalled and astonished" at the delay.”

Continue reading

Migrants Fuelled Violent Crime Rise! Surely Not Even Logically Possible! By Richard Miller

     There is a story that I do not know whether it is true or not, but the great Jewish philosopher and logician, Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951),loved Western movies so much that he proclaimed to another logician, that it was not even logically possible for a Western to be “bad,” meaning that it was self-contradictory to suppose that there was a bad Western. The story is probably bs, but is delightful, unlike the claim that migrants to Germany may have fuelled a violent crime rise, something which the chattering class would also regard as logically contradictory, not capable of being true, by definition. Here it is, as reported by the once toffy BBC:  https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-42557828?utm

“Migrants may be responsible for most of a recent rise in violent crime in Germany, research commissioned by the government suggests. The study used data from Lower Saxony, a state where more than 90% of the rise was attributed to young male migrants. The researchers say the findings are not surprising because many migrants who arrived in Germany in recent years are single males aged 14-30. This group is most likely to commit crime, irrespective of nationality. The researchers also said that migrants were twice as likely to be reported to police for alleged violent crimes as German nationals. The report comes as Chancellor Angela Merkel's centre-right CDU/CSU prepares for coalition talks with the centre-left SPD. Both groups were seen as being hurt by their apparently liberal migration policies in September's election. The report used statistics from Lower Saxony - regarded as an average state - where police saw an increase of 10.4% in reported violent crimes in 2015 and 2016. Based on figures from the state's interior ministry, which keeps a separate record of alleged crimes by migrants, the report suggested that 92.1% of this increase was attributable to migrants. Lower Saxony has seen a significant increase in arrivals of migrants in recent years. However, the researchers also said that a third of all victims of violent crimes by migrants were other migrants.”

Continue reading

The Naked Feminist Globalist: Dare We Go Where Angels Fear to Tread? By Mrs Vera West

     Enter a whole new theatre of the absurd, with Dr Victoria Bateman, feminist, academic, anti-Brexit economist, and whatever, debating in the nude:  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6681967/Anti-Brexit-Cambridge-academic-appears-naked-BBC-Radio-4s-Today-programme.html    https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/naked-professor-piers-morgan-twitter-15798947

“Cambridge University economist who suddenly stripped naked in the Radio 4 studio. Dr Victoria Bateman, a fellow in economics at Gonville and Caius College, who regularly delivers lectures in the nude, surprised the veteran host when she disrobed and then challenged Jacob Rees-Mogg to a Brexit debate without any clothes on. Humphrys, who said, startled, 'oh, I see you're naked', told listeners that Dr Bateman had the words 'Brexit Leaves Britain Naked' painted across her body. It is not known whether the BBC was aware that Dr Bateman had intended to strip during the interview which saw her arrive wearing a coat and then disrobe in front of an unsuspecting Humphrys. Cambridge economist Dr Victoria Bateman appeared on BBC Radio 4's Today programme this morning while naked to debate Brexit with host John Humphrys. Listeners claimed he clearly struggled on air while interviewing the married Dr Bateman - who described Brexit as Britain's 'Emperor's New Clothes' moment. During the terse five-minute interview, Humphrys accused the academic of undermining her argument by not wearing clothes as well as offending the sensibilities of the vast majority of the British public. Dr Bateman was interviewed following an exchange on Twitter yesterday with Piers Morgan when she uploaded a video discussing women's freedom and rights across the world while standing in the nude.”

Continue reading

Welcome to the Global Police State By Chris Knight

     Here is footage of the FBI raid on Roger Stone’s home in Florida, as reported by the last decent journalist in the world, Tucker Carlson:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHto0duokwk   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWTzCNY7_YY

     Roger Stone is/was a political consultant, and his sin against the Deep State was to allegedly collaborate with Wikileaks fonder Julian Assange, during the 2016 presidential campaign to discredit the Deep State’s chosen candidate, Hillary Clinton. Have a close look at the videos above, while they still remain up. Even Hollywood would be hard pressed to match the viciousness of the Deep State agents, who undertake a military assault on an old person. The corruption of the main stream media is evident by their support of these para-military operations against someone who offered no resistance at all, and had no weapons. The media is ready to support these sorts of raids, and probably South American- style summary executions in the future, provided that the one’s being killed are nationalists. What is going on in Los Angeles; is this a dummy run for what is to come?http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/wtf-is-going-on-in-downtown-la-army-war-drills-continue-across-los-angeles_02092019

Continue reading

The Anger of Apps By Brian Simpson

     Once upon a time, one would have been dismissed as paranoid, delusional, and other things, for thinking that one’s electronic appliance were watching you. Not now, for insanity becomes the reality:  https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2019/02/07/report-popular-iphone-apps-including-expedia-and-abercrombie-fitch-secretly-record-users-screens/

“Popular iPhone apps, including Expedia, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Air Canada, are reportedly secretly recording users’ screens. According to TechCrunch, apps for companies including Expedia, Air Canada, and Hollister “are recording every tap and swipe you make on their iPhone apps.” “TechCrunch has found several popular iPhone apps, from hoteliers, travel sites, airlines, cell phone carriers, banks and financiers, that don’t ask or make it clear — if at all — that they know exactly how you’re using their apps,” TechCrunch reported. “Worse, even though these apps are meant to mask certain fields, some inadvertently expose sensitive data.” Abercrombie & Fitch, Hotels.com, and Singapore Airlines also reportedly “use Glassbox, a customer experience analytics firm, one of a handful of companies that allows developers to embed ‘session replay’ technology into their apps.” “These session replays let app developers record the screen and play them back to see how its users interacted with the app to figure out if something didn’t work or if there was an error,” explained TechCrunch, adding, “Every tap, button push, and keyboard entry is recorded — effectively screenshotted — and sent back to the app developers.”

Continue reading

Trump’s Lunacy on Legal Immigration By Charles Taylor

     Even though the Deep State globalists are set to destroy Trump and his family, with the exception of Jared Kushner, Trump continues to pander to them, on issues such as immigration Never mind that legal immigration will also result in Whites becoming a minority even sooner that previously predicted:  https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/09/gallup-five-million-latin-americans-coming-u-s-next-12-months/

“Five million Latin Americans plan to migrate to the United States in the next 12 months, and an estimated 42 million more say they want to enter the country. Those statistics were in a report from Jim Clifton, the chairman and CEO at Gallup: Forty-two million seekers of citizenship or asylum are watching to determine exactly when and how is the best time to make the move. This suggests that open borders could potentially attract 42 million Latin Americans. A full 5 million who are planning to move in the next 12 months say they are moving to the U.S.”

Continue reading

Where Climate Change Fanaticism Leads; Red New Deal By James Reed

     Although this one is American focused, it deals with my pet hate, global warming, so I do this one, not Chris, who seems over-worked covering  the American crisis anyway. It shows that climate change  and socialism go hand in hand, like a hammer and sickle:  https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-02-07-green-new-deal-democrats-call-for-eliminating-the-entire-air-travel-industry.html   https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/07/u-s-energy-sector-immoral-green-new-deal-advances-socialist-agenda/   https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/07/pollak-green-new-deal-is-a-republican-parody-of-the-democratic-platform/   https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-02-09-the-real-democrat-agenda-unveiled-murder-the-babies-demolish-all-buildings.html   https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/08/green-new-deal-says-vote-trump-2020/

“ On Thursday Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) introduced a so-called “economic development plan” that will not only bankrupt America if it is ever fully adopted, but it will reverse more than a century of societal and technological progress. According to an overview of the plan, which Ocasio-Cortez is calling the “Green New Deal,” it is decade-long “massive transformation of our society with clear goals and a timeline,” Americans for Tax Reform(ATR) said. Specifically, the Green New Deal — and bear in mind we’re not making any of this up — calls for: — The elimination of all air travel, at least in the United States. Not only does that mean domestic flights, but that also includes foreign travel (not sure if Ocasio-Cortez and her fellow “Democratic Socialists” would allow airliners from foreign countries to fly to the U.S. and land here). — The replacement of air travel with “high-speed rail” travel, essentially turning a four-and-a-half hour flight from Los Angeles to New York City into a 24-hour ordeal or more. “Build out highspeed rail at a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary,” the plan says. — The literal rebuilding of every single building in the United States: “Upgrade or replace every building in U.S. for state-of-the-art energy efficiency.” — The end of all traditional forms of energy currently in use in the U.S., to be replaced by ‘green’ renewable energy sans nuclear power (wind and solar). In fact, ‘if possible,’ the plan calls for the elimination of all nuclear power plants. It’s “a 10-year plan to mobilize every aspect of American society at a scale not seen since World War 2 to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.”

Continue reading

Let’s Blame Cubbie Station By Viv Forbes

     Cubbie Station cops the blame for all of the problems of the Darling River, particularly by green journalists, politicians, and residents of Menindee and Broken Hill. It is blamed for fish kills, lack of water for Broken Hill, irrigators’ problems etc – it is a wonder it is not blamed for the drought. So I decided to look into the matter, reading media and company reports, studying the geography and topography and having discussions with three people who have on-the-ground and inside experience (but no vested interest) in Cubbie. I have had no contacts whatsoever with the current owners or managers of Cubbie, did not visit the operation and have no shares in their operation. Cubbie Station, the largest irrigation property in the southern hemisphere, is located near Dirranbandi, in south west Queensland, Australia. It is situated on the almost level flood plains of the Culgoa and Balonne rivers. It was converted from grazing to cotton farming in 1983.

     It was developed by a visionary earth moving contractor, Des Stevenson, and after his death was owned by his family. The family cotton farm was sent bankrupt by the Millennium Drought (1997-2009) with 5 years without a flow in the rivers. Cubbie went into voluntary administration in October 2009. Ironically the catchment received flooding rains in March 2010 and again in January 2011. Cubbie was sold by the administrators to a Chinese textile consortium led by Shandong Ruyi in 2012 with a private Melbourne firm Lempriere holding 20%. ALP Treasurer Wayne Swan approved the deal. There were conditions that the Chinese consortium sell down its stake from 80 per cent to 51 per cent. A recent rearrangement has left Dubbo businessman Roger Fletcher holding the 20 per cent stake and the Chinese consortium applying for more time to complete the sell down.

Continue reading

The Rising Tide of Climate Lunacy By Viv Forbes

     A NSW judge (an ex-solicitor and activist from the Environmental Defenders Office) has stopped development of the small Rocky Hill coking coal mine because the Commonwealth Government has signed the Paris Climate agreement which requires “rapid and deep reduction in GHG emissions”. Two things are obvious. Firstly, this delusional decision must be appealed and overturned. Secondly, Australia must immediately withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement. If this decision is not overturned, every development of coal, oil or gas in Australia can be challenged. But the ominous implications go much further. The sports and tourism industries should be fearful. These industries encourage millions of competitors, visitors, tourists, officials and politicians to use cars, trains, buses, planes and ships to burn hydro-carbon fuels purely for entertainment. Car racing is out, as are new cruise terminals, stadiums, resorts, high rise hotels and fireworks.

     Moreover, any new road, rail or airport development will add emissions and must be stopped along with any expansion of the grazing or timber industries and the brewing of beer. There are some good things – it should mark the end of tax-funded climate jamborees and study tours for politicians – they should stay in their electorates and conduct electronic meetings via their own expensive NBN. But if they can stop the mining of coking coal this will also stop metal smelting, refining and steel making. Naturally Adani can expect even more green law-fare barriers. This decision surely marks the high water mark of climate lunacy.

The Roar of Waste By Ron Pike

     Watching the Burdekin Falls Dam with around six metres of water going over the spillway following flood rains in the catchment, we must remember that this is not a rare occurrence. As far back as 1875 there are records of the Burdekin River rising over 18 metres in just a few hours and repeated reports of 1 to 6 metres of water above the bridge deck at Inkerman. Records of high river flows lasting weeks and months are not uncommon. Following a cyclone in December 1974 the river remained at flood height until April 1975. These flood flows can exceed 5 mega-litres per second (almost half a million ML every day). This is sufficient to fill our oldest irrigation storage, Burrinjuck Dam, from empty, every two days.

     The roar of this cascading water is the roar of waste – wasted water that will be needed in years of little or no flow. It is also the roar of flood water that is destroying people’s lives and carrying sediment and nutrients that some say may damage the Great Barrier Reef. We can avoid this flooding. We can store this water for later use. We can use it to produce cheap clean power and vastly increase productivity across the Burdekin Basin. With vision and planning we can use it to drought-proof much of central and western Queensland. Why don’t we do it?

Continue reading

That Ticking Time Bomb By Charles Taylor

     Below is an alarming article, although at this late stage of the game we probably should not be alarmed at anything, about the destruction of California. We report on the American and European situation as this gives an indication of what the elites have planned for us in Australia, as we are usually, but not always, a few years behind the wave. The comments are by Victor Davis Hansen, a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institute, Stanford University, and author of The Case for Trump.  His blog is:  http://victorhanson.com/wordpress/goodnight-california/

     This blog is very interesting, as it shows a fine intellect at work, and one not afraid of polemics, and battling it out in the rough and tumble world of political commentary. We will not “enjoy” the following material, but it is definitely an eye-opening read. California’s experiment in open immigration by illegals, and state socialism, has made the state into a Third World hellhole. 

Continue reading

Dirty Banking Tricks By James Reed

     Freedom movement folk have rightly perceived that the real problem behind the banking Royal Commission, the herd of elephants in the room, is that perennial problem of centralisation and monopolisation; that the banks are too big, and have all the problems of bigness. Fortunately, Bob Katter introduced into the House of Representatives in June 2018, the Banking System Reform (Separation of Banks) Bill, and it will soon be introduced into the Senate. This will deal with the “dirty tricks’ problem that has been outlined in a February 7, 2019, Media  Release by the Citizens Electoral Council, entitled, “ Treasury’s Dirty Trick in Hayne’s Report.” After reading this Media Release, we must all lobby to make sure the Katter Bill becomes law.

“Above all else, the banks were desperate that Commissioner Hayne’s final report didn’t recommend structural separation; according to journalist Michael Pascoe, this was the subject of the illegal insider trading leak that caused bank shares to suddenly rise at 11:00 AM on Monday. Treasury, which has a revolving door with the banks, epitomised by Dr Ken Henry who wrote the letter on behalf of the banks that gave the all-clear for the royal commission on certain conditions, ensured the banks got their way. Former APRA Principal Researcher Dr Wilson Sy, who has direct experience with Treasury’s methods, explains how. The Australian Treasury has played dirty tricks on the public in the final report of the Hayne Royal Commission (HRC). This was probably why Kenneth Hayne refused to shake hands with the Treasurer Josh Frydenberg on its delivery. The public does not know that the HRC final report was not written entirely by Kenneth Hayne (KH), but substantially by the Treasury.

Continue reading

The Great Infanticide Debate By Chris Knight

     There was an entertaining piece, if we can describe such a ghoulish topic in such terms, at Natural News.com, saying that, hypothetically, the New York laws allowing infanticide of babies born from botched abortions, had a surprising consequence. If, magically such babies could use a handgun, then the babies would have the right, by self-defense laws to shoot the abortionist, or whoever was about to kill them! Yes, this is a bit silly, but that is the nature of thought experiments, which draw out the consequences of positions. Clearly there is something very wrong with such laws, even if one supported limited abortion. It is felt that a slippery slope has been created leading to possible death camps at the end. Here is where the American debate now lies:  https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/06/house-republicans-re-introduce-born-alive-act-to-protect-babies-from-infanticide/

“Missouri Republican Rep. Ann Wagner re-introduced a bill Wednesday that would protect babies born alive after abortion from infanticide. The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act would ensure any infant born alive following an abortion receives the same medical care and protection the law gives any newborn baby. Republican Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana – who originally co-sponsored the legislation when it was introduced previously – will bring a resolution that provides for floor consideration of Wagner’s bill. The two Republicans would force a vote in the House after 30 legislative days if no action is taken. “Innocent life must be defended and protected at every stage, and that includes babies born alive during an abortion,” said Scalise in a statement. “We must immediately extend legal protections to these vulnerable newborns and prosecute any doctor who would leave them to die.” Scalise added he began the process of forcing a vote on the bill “especially after horrific actions taken in New York and Virginia to permit infanticide.”

Continue reading

Us Legal Immigration Replacement By Charles Taylor

     President Trump has come clean in openly revealing that he is a big immigration man, being opposed only to illegal immigration. Never mind that legal immigration has transformed America ethnically, even more radically than illegal immigration. In fact, here are some insights about how Whites will become a minority even faster than predicted, perhaps in only a decade or so, if immigration is not put under control  https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/06/census-foreign-born-population-to-hit-69m-by-2060-if-immigration-continues/

“The foreign-born population will hit an unprecedented 69 million by 2060 should current legal immigration levels — wherein the U.S. admits more than a million legal immigrants a year — continue unchanged. Newly released Census Bureau analysis by the Center for Immigration Studies reveals that current legal immigration levels will be practically the sole driver of U.S. population growth, increasing the foreign-born population from it’s current 44.6 million to a record 69.3 million. This would represent a 56 percent increase in the foreign-born resident share of the total U.S. population in just four decades. Also, this increase in the foreign-born population does not include the U.S.-born descendants of those residents. Foreign-born residents give birth to about 791,000 children every year who are rewarded with automatic birthright American citizenship solely for being born within the parameters of the country. Should this birth rate among foreign-born residents remain steady over the next four decades, about 32 million U.S.-born children to foreign mothers would receive birthright citizenship.

Continue reading

China’s Hundred Year Marathon By James Reed

     There is by now no secret that China is seeking to surpass the US and become number 1, top of the pop charts. That is the thesis of Michael Pillsbury’s book, The Hundred Year Marathon (2016), although the subtitle: China’s Secret Strategy to Replace America as the Global Superpower, is inaccurate, since there is no secret.   https://www.breitbart.com/asia/2019/02/05/we-have-30-years-left-in-chinas-100-year-marathon-to-replace-america-as-worlds-superpower/

“China has been pursuing a strategy known to China hawks as The Hundred-Year Marathon, according to Michael Pillsbury‘s book which takes that strategy as its title.  President Donald Trump has described Pillsbury as “the leading authority on China.” In his book, Pillsbury describes China’s marathon strategy as one built around deception, playing on America’s view of China as a poor country and our elite’s belief that China can be democratized and reformed toward a market-based economy. But this play-acting is all an elaborate ruse intended to “mislead and manipulate American policymakers to obtain intelligence and military, technological and economic assistance” Pillsbury notes.”

Continue reading

Macron, the Migration Mad By Richard Miller

     When he is not being photographed with sweaty gang bangers, or fleeing from yellow vest protectors, French President Macron, like the Pope, sings the virtues and inevitability of mass immigration to the West:  https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/02/06/macron-mass-migration-attack-walls/

“We are living in a world of mass migration,” Emmanuel Macron has proclaimed, warning citizens not to be “deceived” by claims Europe could stem the flow, because border walls “don’t work”. At a town hall in the suburbs of Essonne, a migrant-heavy department south of Paris which was hit hard during the 2005 riots, the French president also hinted he was in favour of amnesty for illegal immigrants while answering questions during what was his first urban appearance as part of a ‘grand debate’ tour. Responding to a question on whether non-citizens should be granted the right to vote in local elections, Macron said he would rather boost the number of French passports the government hands out. “Basically the real subject today is access to citizenship,” he told the 300-strong audience in Évry-Courcouronnes, which was reportedly packed with “community representatives” in addition to local mayors and other elected representatives. After explaining he preferred to focus on lowering high abstention rates seen at some elections rather than giving foreigners the vote, Macron said he wanted to give migrants “a path to French citizenship if they have been living here for a long time”.

Continue reading

Are Aliens, Well, More Aliens, Coming? By Brian Simpson

     Here is the bold, adventurous spirit that science should exhibit: explain some cosmological phenomenon, by means of the postulation of extra-terrestrial intelligence. That is sure to upset mainstream science:  https://www.foxnews.com/science/harvard-prof-doesnt-back-down-from-claims-extraterrestrial-spacecraft-tech-is-flying-past-jupiter-orbit

“A distinguished Harvard University professor is not backing down from his claims that a piece of extraterrestrial spacecraft technology may be flying past the orbit of Jupiter at this moment. Avi Loeb, one of the top astronomy professors in the world, boasting of decades of Ivy League professorships and hundreds of publicized works in respected astronomy publications, is remaining defiant that the space object – dubbed as “Oumuamua” – first noticed by Hawaiian astronomers in 2017 could be from another civilization. “Considering an artificial origin, one possibility is that ‘Oumuamua is a lightsail, floating in interstellar space as a debris from an advanced technological equipment,” Loeb and his colleague Shmuel Bialy wrote in Astrophysical Journal Letters in November, according to the Washington Post. But Loeb remains stubborn on this theory, and dismisses the claims that it’s a rock, noting that it's moving too fast for an inert rock. He told the Post that the object is long yet no more than one millimeter thick, and that it’s so light that sunlight is moving the object out of the solar system.

Continue reading

Virtuous Nationalism By James Reed

     There is a new book by Yoram Hazony, The Virtue of Nationalism, (Basic books, New York, 2018), defending nationalism. This can only be good, however weak that defence is likely to be. I have not read the book, have no money to buy books, so I will rely upon a book review by a reliable source to enlighten you. Then we can forget it and move onto the next misery.  https://www.thesocialcontract.com/artman2/publish/tsc_29_2/tsc-29-2-vinson.shtml

“An Israeli citizen, Hazony offers an interesting perspective of this topic from the vantage point of his background. He affirms that the historical nationalism of Western countries derives from the Old Testament’s provision for nationhood as a part of God’s order and providence. This particularly became true during the Reformation when copies of the Bible began to circulate widely. To this analysis one might note that the New Testament has similar provisions which guided Christian Europe. It stated that the division of nations encouraged men to seek after God and that nations would continue to exist in Heaven. Enlightenment thinkers such as John Locke and Emmanuel Kant set the stage for a different view of nationalism, the notion prevalent today that global order should supersede nations. Locke held the view, Hazony notes, of extreme individualism. He maintained that society is a construct created by autonomous persons pursuing their self-interest. Locke also believed that people are “blank slates” on which anything may be written.

Continue reading