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2 days ago @ http://www.information... - Comment -Violence Agai... · 0 replies · +3 points

Really domestic surveliance by camera how big brother of you.

2 days ago @ http://www.information... - Comment -Violence Agai... · 0 replies · +2 points

Statistic mongers of the world shoot but never ask questions.

Social violence of which domestic violence is a subset rise not just with impoverishment, but out of the furstuations of hopelessness that turns life into a prison sentence.

Instead 'statistically' Islam has more domnestic violence and its givernements ware not doing enough!!!

If people are serious about such a problme I expecvt to read a serious understanding of the causes. No90ne her I am afriad just snowflaking.

I no longer tolerate stupidity, heard to much and seen too much of the damage it does, find the reason don't wring you hands and demand more prisons and policing of our lives.

1 week ago @ http://www.information... - Comments - Chinese Sch... · 0 replies · +5 points

Excellent indeed.

The difference in a review of significant Chinese thinker, who makes sense and hence unknown in the west, at least to me, as opposed the usual non-reviews of third rate ideologues who parrot the same thing dressed with new 'factoids'.

I have no doubt about China's re-emerged middle kingdom position and that it bodes well for the world as the 'sunset kingdoms' could never achieve.

Taiwan needs to return to China, it is inevitable, and may happen soon, as Chinese nationalism is stronger force than Western proxy governments.

2019 is shaping up, on all fronts.

64 weeks ago @ Information Clearing H... - The Harmful Effects of... · 1 reply · +1 points

In Universities, criminology, most of psychology, eduction and parts of sociology all use IQ test results as legitimate data. IQ tests consist of five different sets of questions; the straightforward, the red herring, misdirection, convoluted grammar, and a twist puzzle. The straightforward questions usually comprise the 60points, misdirection and red herrings add another 20-30 points, the convoluted grammar 30 or so points, and the twist puzzle(you have to infer the actual question) maybe another 50.

People with standard grammar, usually push up from 110, however, people who do not trust written material do better again. What is being tested is class background and cynical attitude. Most people not comfortable readers who speak various non-0standard forms of English tend to believe that all questions are fair, and therefore any difficulty is their own fault and go no further. they tend to appear at the 80-100 area. People more unsure of themselves, who believe they are dumb and are unacquainted with such test or just fearful of them do worse. Using IQ tests is just dumb, and thinking despite the matra can be improved through education, mind you it has to be decent education which is now rare.

University here teach International politics (Western politics, NATO perspectives, and use the ideology that has justified aggressive wars as if these were the actual reasons). Region Political courses (Asian Politics etc) tend to follow th NED handbook of friends and foes. Security course (no such subject), is recruitment of mercenaries and here often the teachers are laced with ASIO members (our CIA), then of course History has not faired all that well. What is missing is any real counter to this slop feast, the voices of the oppressed do not figure, the literature of designated 'enemies' is not studied, critical material is loyal opposition lite, or not listed or referred to. Plus all the courses are dumbed down.

So if you want to know what fascist higher education looks like, barring a little diversity, Australian universities are good examples.

Sorry I did not make myself clearer. When wars of aggression are placed as legitimate political responses, and the criminals, and different so-called 'races' have similar IQ scores, and nobody questions any of it openly --- well the problem simply isn't a bunch of yobs pretending to Nazis.

64 weeks ago @ Information Clearing H... - Vladimir Putin Positio... · 0 replies · +1 points

I agree with what you have said, the agenda is pretty open about -- old fashion liberalist "western democracy" and alignment, but with a reformed "west" a wistful position on the fringe of the mainstream, but that is why he is wroth reading and analyzing, he is the last flicker of political respectability the rest are glove puppets.

64 weeks ago @ Information Clearing H... - The Harmful Effects of... · 0 replies · +2 points

goneagain, in general what you are saying is true, but banks are just the means of finance capital, not how it works or how it links to imperialism as a stage of history.

Think of it this way, banks become integrated with industry in about the 1850s-1860. That money capital is facilitated by the banks but actually owned by consortium who make large scale industrial enterprises by buying small parts of heavy industry; the mines, the furnaces, the casting and forging, the toolmaking, the large steam machines etc. which for the most part are sold to manufacturers, transport and government projects (Naval and armaments).

Later they start buying manufacturer, transport itself even retail, this is what happened in the 1870s-1890s. IN 1880 they got a a new way of doing things, immense wealth in Gold was idol and they came up with a way of making it active by never leaving the vaults. This ios the beginning of imperialism and finance capital. In 1880 Argentiana approached the Bank of England for a national loan to build railways and posts --- it was refused.

Several of the big consortium saw an opportunity and not only did Britain make the loan they did so at a very reasonable rate. Banks acted the middle man, the money never actually went out of Britain. The loan condition was that the consortiums would do everything, the trains the rails the bridge building etc and also provide the expertise etc. And one other thing the land on which it ran, and the design, where it would actually go, and finally who would be sold the raw materials and transport it.

That is finance capital, not the lending of development funds (that is why the state was involved to deal with defaulters), but the export of internal relations of the home capital (hence the need for more and more managers of every aspect of this thing).

Now the corporations have to registered where-ever they are so they always look international, same with the banking side. But they also need a very strong state under their control to enforce what is really a protection racket. For a while it was Britain and then after WWI it was the US (Britain was owned), after WWII Britain just became another proxy.

The USSR by supporting national liberation, protected itself and by default became the main bulwark against the US becoming Ultraimperialsit (world dominant without serious rivals of any kind). But then it did, moping up and destroying everything that stood in its way --- except China, which became the essential nation. The rest unfolds Imperial America is falling, and there will be a multipolar end to this mess.

Except that US imperialism only knows how to kill.

(sorry for the rant).

64 weeks ago @ Information Clearing H... - The Harmful Effects of... · 4 replies · +4 points

The link to Mark Bray is certainly worth a read, that is why she put it into her article. Johnstone is not afraid of what she is criticizing, she does not want anyone to take her word for it so she point to the most articulate opponent.

Why did you not just come out ands say you were an Antifa supporter? I am a lifelong orthodox Marxist, I was trained by the people who fought fascism in the 1920s and 1930s, I have been studying the history and theory of it most of my adult life.

From the The NIMPE Critique of Antifa by Amitai Ben-Abba
"Johnstone’s assertion that the analogy between contemporary fascism and that of the 1930s is decontextualized and “obstructs recognition of the monstrous tyranny of today,” in itself collapses as her thesis is built on examples from a contemporary European context that bears little resemblance with resistance to fascism in the US."

Well he got everything right but the last line. If as Amitai Ben-Abba is right about the racist nature of US fascism (apparently an exclusive franchise), why attack those of the street when nearly every University in the US and Australia (*where I am") teaches racism via IQ tests (which are utter nonesenes) and most actively teach imperialist security as courses? I don't quite get why only the Trump supporters get the treatment while the more insidiousness and powerful but liberal coated version get off scot-free, isn't that just a faction fight between left and right fscism or is Hilary's actual mass murders of 'Brown skinned people, or Madison Allbright's equation that half a million dead Iraq children was a good deal.

So just what makes the killers of Somalian, Iraq, Afgan and Libya men, women and children alright despite all the victims being non-European --- is it just because they were PC enough not to be racist about it?

Maybe you should get the ' propaganda alert', Dianne Johnston has been a consistent voice, she did not jump out of the woodwork about Antifa.

64 weeks ago @ Information Clearing H... - The Harmful Effects of... · 4 replies · +1 points

There was 'social fascism' an early critique back in the 1930s (it was bowdlerized soon afterwards by Stalin), but it point out how liberal and soft-labour aligned with cooperate powers against the people. There was of course 1984 were Orwell argued the same thing in novel form. There is of course Tony Blair, neo-liberal but hardly right-wing or racist.

The problem with the traditional left-write it really only applies to conservatives and liberal opposition as both support the 'system' as their common ground.

We have not got 'total war against people' today/ what was Hilary and Obama doing as liberal reformers?

'Fascists believe' does not really cover all forms of fascism, re try reading management texts, or post moderdernism, they all have roots in actual fascism. Fordissm for example. The liberal support for eugenics, IQ testing and all the quasi-sciences.

If all things could be known by their appearance we would know everything. The point is to analyze what is below the surface and escapes attention.

The comic version of fascism does not even come close to the reality of corporatism which was after all the original definition of Fascism by no less a figure than Mussolini. You are right on one thing; fascism is a product, and supporter, of Imperialism

64 weeks ago @ Information Clearing H... - Vladimir Putin Positio... · 0 replies · +5 points

There you are wrong, let me be cl;are I am not a liberal, but he is a classical old school liberal, he has constantly been on the outer rim of the MSM, he is a distal member of the establishment and anything but a echo chamber, and yes he has been systematically wrong on Syria, in fact the whole Middle East.

However, he always reading because of the above, he is not a lying toady, as 99.9% of the MSM, he is not ignorant of history or cultures, he is aligned with the last "western" traditional liberals in Lebanon, the decedents of the French educated elites (as much as I can make out), who desire a Western 'democracy' which is but like reserving a cabin for the Tiotanic's return voyage.

This makes him the best amongst them, the most reasonable, and therefore the best to formate counter arguments as I tried to do above. Good journalism and Fisk despite everything is a good reporter is meat to the stomach, as bad journalism is spew upon the gutter. Don't judge it by agreement, but by its quality.

64 weeks ago @ Information Clearing H... - The Harmful Effects of... · 7 replies · +3 points

Dianna Johnstone is one of my favorite writers, clear humane and committed to truth. Her article "Antifa in Theory and Practice" is well worth tracking down, I got a copy of Bray's terrible tract based on that.

Not surprisingly I like this article as well. This is what I would add. Fascism is not a doctrine but a way of seeing the world, a perspective, that is why ideologically it can be left, right, atheistic, clerical, racist, not-racists, etc; it is plastic and without form except, it is always about power, its relationship to 'truth' is always relativist, its doctrines sloganistic and without substance (hence impossible to to analyze), and lastly if you look very carefully at it it pars left popular sentiments with right repressiveness; the difference in doctrine always appears as a particular recipe a matter of emphasis.

Fascism is the world view of the managerial class their daily lives consist of power plays, they do not connect to the people they manage so they reflect the dissent under currents of us plebs as a shadow-puppets pretending to be left or right, liberal or authoritarian --- it is how they manufacturer policy that appears to reflect our interests when it does no such thing. Fascism is popularism professionalized in managerial-ism.

The managers who are managers and those that aspire to be them, to be the supermen, the new Middle-Class are descended historically from overseers and technicians, communications was once their reason for being (now called 'decision making'), but that role is now also technologically redundant as we moved from the telephone to the Internet, from the hand circulated memo, to the mass distributions of emails.

Antifa, is not a political movement, it is not left-wing, it is dying class hiring itself out organizationally displaying its ability to apply power. This it has in common with the black-shirts of Italy, and the brown-shirts of Germany, but also seen in officer-0clerical subclass in Spain and Croatia, etc, except that was when managerial-ism was on the rise.