Sunday, May 11, 2014

Last Days of Rome II

Professor in the U.S. cannot understand why people are not filled with rage
(Link fixed)

First they dumbed them down and then they socked it to them, when they were too stupid to even understand what had happened to them.

'Stainians are in no shape to do anything but what they are told to do. They simply do not have the wherewithal to do anything else.

Howard Bloom is the author of the amazing book "The Lucifer Principle," which is a nearly perfect work of anthropology except for its narrow focus on Islam as a source of conflict in the world. If you read his book and just substitute "mankind" wherever he writes "muslim" you will not be wasting your time. The book illustrates why anyone who blames mankind's evil on their circumstances is mistaken. It is mankind themselves who creates the evil that leads to their circumstances. This reflects the wisdom of Scripture in the New Testament at the deepest level, way beyond the understanding you could ever expect to hear from Creflo Dollar at 3 a.m. in the morning.

A couple years back we posted "The Lucifer Principle" as canon work that must be read by visitors to Vault-Co. One of these days we are going to post a list. I have found quite a few other recommendations by searching for "canon" on this blog and could probably make a complete list up with a little work.


Chris from Sydney said...

"The article you are looking for no longer exists."
9.26 AM 12 May 2014 Sydney Australia.

That by itself speaks volumes.

njartist said...

The link goes to a "page not found" error.

How would the professor know we are not filled with rage? He cannot read minds. What he most likely, at least reasonably means, is is why aren't Americans rioting?
The co-opted Tea Party was the first attempt; as people see that is futile more outbursts are likely. Right now, we are watching how the Bundy ranch outrage pans out: the FBI is now investigating Bundy's supporters.

Luke said...

A reading list would be great. I've already bought both of Robert Felix's books.

samhuih said...

Thanks for the book mention as part of a list. I also have Robert Felix's books. A list would be nice.

Here's a set of good books that had a profound effect on my thinking all by the same authors.
James Dale Davidson, William Rees-Mogg

You can get these used cheap.
1."Blood in the Streets:Investment Profits in a World Gone Mad"

2.The Great Reckoning: Protect Yourself in the Coming Depression

3.The Sovereign Individual: Mastering the Transition to the Information Age

One think you should note about these books was they were wrong. On timing. They lost a lot of money because of this but the ideas are solid. They say that the nature of society is determined by the way violence can be manifested in the large scale. Another way of saying it is, is defense stronger than offense.
For example. Before gunpowder defense was more powerful. You could hole up in your castle and it was difficult to get you out. Sieges took forever and cost a lot. The gunpowder revolution made states larger. A cannon could make short work of a castle. A large state could buy more cannons. In most wars a lot of shots are fired for each hit so you need a big State for lots of cannons. Lots of people to fire all the guns. Offense wins. Offense is more powerful.
This is changing. Defense is now becoming more powerful. The microprocessor distributes power more equally. A cheap cruise missile can sink an expensive aircraft carrier. Communications allow guerrillas to better fight armies. This means large States will most likely break up.
I will warn you there's a lot of stuff in the books about financial advice for really rich people. Puts on treasury bonds, etc... that may not grab your interest but there's a lot of good stuff i them too and they're cheap used.

Another super good book that any one who has any interest in military affairs should read. "The Rise and Fall of Great Powers" by Paul Kennedy. Also coming true but ahead of it's time. It was deemed to be wrong but I say it was just early.