Global cooling and the New World Order

Global Cooling and the New World Order

By James Delingpole Politics Last updated: September 26th, 2010

Bilderberg. Whether you believe it’s part of a sinister conspiracy which will lead inexorably to one world government or whether you think it’s just an innocent high-level talking shop, there’s one thing that can’t be denied: it knows which way the wind is blowing. (Hat tips: Will/NoIdea/Ozboy)

At its June meeting in Sitges, Spain (unreported and held in camera, as is Bilderberg’s way), some of the world’s most powerful CEOs rubbed shoulders with notable academics and leading politicians. They included: the chairman of Fiat, the Irish Attorney General Paul Gallagher, the US special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke, Henry Kissinger, Bill Gates, Dick Perle, the Queen of the Netherlands, the editor of the Economist…. Definitely not Z-list, in other words.

Which is what makes one particular item on the group’s discussion agenda so tremendously significant. See if you can spot the one I mean:

The 58th Bilderberg Meeting will be held in Sitges, Spain 3 – 6 June 2010. The Conference will deal mainly with Financial Reform, Security, Cyber Technology, Energy, Pakistan, Afghanistan, World Food Problem, Global Cooling, Social Networking, Medical Science, EU-US relations.

Yep, that’s right. Global Cooling.

Which means one of two things.

Either it was a printing error.

Or the global elite is perfectly well aware that global cooling represents a far more serious and imminent threat to the world than global warming, but is so far unwilling to admit it except behind closed doors.

Let me explain briefly why this is a bombshell waiting to explode.

Almost every government in the Western world from the USA to Britain to all the other EU states to Australia and New Zealand is currently committed to a policy of “decarbonisation.” This in turn is justified to (increasingly sceptical) electorates on the grounds that man-made CO2 is a prime driver of dangerous global warming and must therefore be reduced drastically, at no matter what social, economic and environmental cost. In the Eighties and Nineties, the global elite had a nice run of hot weather to support their (scientifically dubious) claims. But now they don’t. Winters are getting colder. Fuel bills are rising (in the name of combating climate change, natch). The wheels are starting to come off the AGW bandwagon. Ordinary people, resisting two decades of concerted brainwashing, are starting to notice.

Read more.

The border crisis and cognitive dissonance

The border crisis and cognitive dissonance

by Don Hank

The lack of response and negative response of many Americans to my recent article on the dangerous crisis at the US-Mexican border signals the existence of a sweeping epidemic of the mental disorder known as cognitive dissonance.

We often think of cognitive dissonance in terms of two different world views that one and the same person entertain. A well-known example is the compartmentalization practiced by some Christians who believe in Darwinism on a secular level and the Genesis version of creation on a religious level.

But in the case of the West, a much more serious and virulent form of cognitive dissonance frequently occurs in the minds of citizens whose “background noise” in the form of media reports and opinions, political activism, make us deny what our eyes and ears perceive. In other words, the victim is not only contending with 2 distinct and contradictory world views, which can cause neurosis. He or she is actually trapped (brain washed, we could call it) into believing something that his senses unerringly tell him is not true.

The most amazing example of this more radical form of cognitive dissonance that I have ever witnessed was when, in the midst of the “global warming” craze, a record late frost occurred in my area in PA and not only did the media not report it, but many of the locals with whom I spoke, even as the frost lay on the ground in full view, appeared visibly nervous and edgy when I mentioned that I had never seen frost this late in over 65 years living in the area. Of course, neither had they, but they couldn’t say so because they were supposed to devoutly believe in global warming — and not as the result of scientific study but as a result of fervent devotion of a mystical type not to be confused with brain activity. The belief would save humankind from extinction if only we believed fervently and acted upon our beliefs by accepting whatever remedies the government and the Self-Elect recommended. Praise Gaya!

The very same phenomenon is at work when people mention things like the murder of Arizona rancher Robert Krentz by illegal aliens. Many absolutely can’t process this information and exhibit an evasive response when confronted with it. They literally dodge anyone who mentions it. Like Pavlov’s dogs, they have been conditioned. They dare not entertain such dissident thoughts, let alone discuss the issue with anyone. They not only feel guilty about having this information, because it contradicts the received wisdom that all Hispanics are victims and we evil rich Americans are their tormenters and are responsible for all ills that befall them. They also are deathly afraid that an activist could be lurking somewhere waiting to pounce on them for the indiscretion of stating a simple fact. None of these Hispanics who sin, so goes the narrative, can be held accountable for their actions. If they smuggle drugs, it is our fault because some Americans use drugs. If they rape someone it is because American women are racists who deny them love. If they join violent gangs it is because we xenophobic Anglos reject them and their language, forcing them to seek solace among their own kind.

I hope and pray I am wrong, but I am slowly coming to the conclusion that cognitive dissonance is now an epidemic of such enormous proportions in our country that, if someday Hispanics swept through middle class neighborhoods burning, pillaging, raping, murdering and shouting racial slurs against whites and blacks alike, a sizeable proportion of the residents of these neighborhoods would actually feel guilty about being “rich” and white (no matter that the Hispanics hated the blacks as well) and would ask: Where have we gone wrong? What can we do to show them we are their friends?

If my suspicions about that are correct, this could be the end of the line.

Darwinists’ behavior supports creationists’ arguments

How Darwinist activists prove creationists’ argument

Don Hank

Early last year, I wrote a synopsis of “Signature in the Cell” which was posted both at Laigle’s Forum and at Amazon, and shortly after that I was invited to participate in an Amazon forum discussing the book.

The “scientists” I was debating with kept diverting attention away from the main topic — i.e., the absurdly high odds against the cell having “evolved” randomly. Stephen Meyer says mathematician William Dembski calculated that the chances of all the amino acids of a cell appearing in the correct sequence were 1 in 10 to the 41,000th power. On top of that, cells need machines to transport components from one part of the cell to the other, and these machines (organelles) are indispensable. Thus, the amino acid sequence and the cell machines would have had to “evolve” all at once, because without one of these amino acids or without the machines, the cell dies. These odds are insurmountable and no evolutionist can argue for a random evolution of the cell without sounding like an idiot. The only chance they have is to obfuscate, change the thrust of the argument, launch an ad hominem attack on the author and intimidate the debating partner. And this is exactly what they did. For example, they tried to paint Stephen Meyer as a fraud for claiming one of his papers was peer-reviewed that they claimed was not (the fact is, it had appeared in a peer-reviewed journal but was later attacked by the editors when Meyer was recognized as being for intelligent design).

I didn’t back down, did not allow any diversionary tactics, told them Meyer’s antecedents had nothing to do with the legitimate questions he raised and kept re-focusing on this one main issue of the impossibly high odds against Darwinist evolution of the cell. One of the sub-topics was “This book belongs in the religion section,” and I had the cheek to write “All books on microbiology belong in the religion section because they all point to the existence of a Creator.” But I believe the thing that really set them off was my contention that Darwinian evolution is a major pillar in the platform of the political Left.

For whatever reason, I eventually became a target on this forum.

Within a few days after I showed them I was not backing down, someone at Amazon re-activated an old seller account I had closed out 6 months earlier. All of a sudden, a “buyer” showed up and an Amazon rep emailed me saying this buyer was upset because I had not sent him the book he had “bought.” Obviously, Amazon had just re-opened the account without authorization at the time of the debate to harass me, because I had had no further action on the account for 6 months because I had closed it out and did not reopen it or indicate to Amazon that I wished to do so.

I also had linked in the forum to the DVD “Expelled,” which was available at Amazon. Now this movie was a big assault on the evolutionists who control Amazon, because it shows the dirty tricks used by evolutionists to silence ID advocates – people like me. And worse, I was using an anti-evolution material available at Amazon, making them complicit in this assault on them.

So what did some higher power at Amazon do in response to this? I discovered serendipitously that they somehow routed my link to what I suspect was a dummy site that looked exactly like the regular Amazon site and they showed the price of this $20 DVD as $999.99!

I mentioned this harassment at the forum and thanked them for doing it because they had proven that

1–evolutionists can’t debate with reason and logic and therefore need to resort to childish tactics.

2–the harassment of ID proponents detailed in Ben Stein’s DVD “Expelled” was not an exaggeration.

By failing completely to come up with cogent arguments and by instead diverting attention from the thrust of my argument and, failing that, by intimidating and harassing me, they provided me with more evidence against evolution than I could have gotten by reading a dozen books on the topic.

The Left truly is its own worst enemy and ultimately, by its irrational and diabolical tactics, points us to God the Creator more efficiently than any detailed study of natural sciences possibly could. After all, if there is a Satan (the best explanation for such irrational behavior), then there is necessarily a God.

Oh, one more thing. After I wrote this column, I went to to get a link to my review of Meyer’s book, which had gone up early this year and was up throughout the debate.

Although several reviews are still posted there, mine is now missing.

Well, it’s as Ann Coulter once said: You don’t want people like that to like you.

The Great Vanity meets the Great Indifference

by Don Hank

It has been discovered that the wildcat BP oil well at the bottom of the Gulf is actually an enormous methane deposit that is becoming more and more unstable and threatens to blow with incalculable force and unknown consequences for nature and man.

Whether he acknowledges it or not, Barack Obama is gradually encountering a profound and inscrutable truth, and that is:

No matter how well a vain man plays God, he is only playing. There is Someone for whom the role was made, and He is not playing.

As was demonstrated by the near-record snow storm during the Supremely Vain Men’s conference on global warming in Copenhagen, and again when a volcano polluted the atmosphere more than all the cars in the world and could not be taxed into submission, there is an all-encompassing Vastness that even a dyed-in-the-wool far-left secularist like Obama must eventually acknowledge (if only by confronting death), something that this secularist might — lacking a better term or feeling inhibited by a supremely vain Supreme Court decision — call the Great Indifference of the universe, which is oblivious to people like Obama who dream of greatness and audacity, a force that cares even less about the usurper than does the usurper about his subjects.

Indifference is normally a passive phenomenon, and Obama might expect its effects to be tolerable, not much worse than a bout of loneliness. Yet there is something about the Great Indifference that is beginning to feel more active and positive to Obama than mere non-existence could feel and, despite his mask of studied aplomb, he is increasingly aware of its existence.

There is a haunting, mocking feel to it that grows more certain with each passing day and is becoming less and less tolerable. It’s an emptiness that rings in the ears, floods the senses. But with what does it fill and flood you, Barack Obama, if indeed nothing is there, as your masters have assured you? What or who is mocking you? Bodily chemistry perhaps? Or the machinations of the vast rightwing conspiracy, as a person of slightly inferior vanity and emptiness once postulated?

Being ignored by nothing is manageable. But Obama must by now sense that there is a compelling yet elusive substance to this nothingness, a realness which is everlasting and demands a bending of the knees, a falling to the ground with a groaning lament.

The drama of the Great Fall, about to unfold, promises to be uniquely compelling because no one has ever so fully embodied the Supremely Vain Men’s desire for a godman than does Obama, and no man, not even the inscrutable yellow Khan, has ever felt so comfortable with, and worthy of, the role. He is his own most adoring devotee.

And this is why the godman and the prophets who installed him will now see a perfect storm unleashed against the perfect embodiment of narcissist vanity that they have groomed to impersonate deity.

For they have come up against another immutable law of nature, which can be written thusly:

He who will not lead with wisdom will be led by circumstances.

The immovable object is about to meet the unstoppable force, which lurks in the entrails of the earth under the Gulf of Mexico ready to explode with all the fury of hell.

Full report:

A problem solving method that is not — and is popular

by Don Hank

Despite the affirmations of petroleum experts that BP’s wildcat well in the Gulf may not be cappable, numerous pundits are now complaining that BP is tapping the oil spill and not capping it. Some of them are obviously sore that these capitalists are making money on oil that should by rights be contaminating the Gulf, as if capturing the oil and selling it is somehow exacerbating the problem, when in fact the most efficient way to get the oil out of the water is to tap it off and sell it, if for no other reason than that this provides an incentive to continue the cleanup and will provide the cash needed to pay for those minor parts of the cleanup effort that cannot be accomplished by this tapping.  It is a much more viable alternative than, say, fining BP and hence reducing its stock value (which in turn would devalue the portfolios of the elderly, among others).

This lament, heard from both the Left and the right as well as from the ostensibly politically neutral, reflects the Left’s perverted definition of petroleum as a waste product and not a valuable product fit for sale.

 Note the new approach to problem solving:

We can’t solve the problem we have at hand but we can change our policies to prevent them in the future.

In the case of BP, this implies rejecting the idea of recovering the oil but trying to stop the flow – as if BP had invested all that money in a rig designed to make sure the oil stays in place?

 Applied to the illegal immigration problem, this way of thinking is expressed by the following formula:

Secure the border first.

Applied to the oil spill, it is written:

Stop the leak first. 

Both ideas are expressions of a subtle new perversion whose universal expression as follows:

Once a problem exists, it is too late to solve it, but you can make new policies.

This is right in line with the Far-Left’s idea never to let a crisis go to waste.

Implicit in the formula “secure the border first,” is the suggestion to do absolutely nothing to send back illegal aliens while haggling interminably in a tied congress to stop the flow of immigration. When you look at the politicians who keep mouthing this inanity, we find that most on the Republican side of the aisle are the old pro-amnesty suspects (“immigration reform”). On the Democrat side, the picture is even more grim: they turn out to be Democrats.

Implicit in “stop the leak first” is the suggestion to dedicate all efforts toward changing the policies that supposedly caused the spill while doing nothing to clean up the spill and mitigate the effects on nature.

As insane as these policies sound – and really are – they are both being pushed as hard as possible, one by the Left and run-along RINOs like John McCain and the other by Obama and his allies in congress.

This is why we not only can’t afford to re-elect Democrats. We also can’t afford to elect any more RINOs.

They both think alike. And their way of thinking is spreading to the grassroots.

Let’s do our level best to keep them out of congress and out of our national psyche.

It’s official: Petroleum is a waste product

by Don Hank

A clear-cut obvious and elegant solution to the BP oil spill is now available and its use would not violate union rules.

As Gergory Sullivan reports in Pajamas Media:

“John Lapoint of Packgen in Auburn, Maine, says he’s got plenty of floating oil containment boom and can make lots more on short notice. There’s just one problem: no one will buy it from him.”

Obama, the man who claims not to have slept since the spill, and BP, whose shareholders need the revenues from the recovered oil, aren’t interested in this elegant solution to the greatest environmental disaster ever.

By simply recovering and selling the spilled oil, accumulated in large masses all over the Gulf surface, BP could pay for the cleanup and have money left over to divide among its shareholders.

But you see, there’s a hitch:  Doing so would be an object lesson and a reminder to the world that petroleum is a valuable product, not waste to be eliminated, a concept that runs counter to wisdom received from on high.

For decades, Americans have heard the subliminal message that products once deemed useful are in fact waste and need to be eliminated to save the planet. CO2 has always been a plant food, always will be, but not in the eyes of severely brainwashed Homo sapiens. Throughout the planet people now firmly believe that CO2 is a toxin.

But few realize, and no one articulates, that, like CO2, petroleum (a product demonized by the Left since the earliest times) is now also officially becoming a waste product and is seen as such by just about everyone. This is best illustrated by a well known YouTube presentation showing 2 gentlemen cleaning oily water with hay.

It works too.

They suggest the oil-soaked hay could subsequently be incinerated.

Brilliant. Except that, firstly, hay is a valuable and costly product and there is not enough on the whole planet to soak up the BP spill. And secondly, whatever happened to the concept of salvaging oil, the product that is quoted daily on the commodities exchange, rather than incinerating it like so much garbage? BP went to the enormous expense and effort to drill a hole in the sea floor to get the stuff, ostensibly to recover and sell it.

But now that the stuff has leaked out unexpectedly and is right there where they can skim it off, centrifuge it and put it on a tanker for sale to eager buyers, what has happened?

They are treating it in accordance with the post-modern viewpoint, promulgated everywhere in media, the education system and even in world governments, that oil is a toxin that when burned forms CO2, another toxin. Therefore, to recover it and use it for the purpose intended by BP shareholders would sully the sensitivities of all good people everywhere who care about air quality.

Makes you wonder what they were really up to in the first place.

The longer the crude sits on the Gulf surface, the more the low-boiling volatile components, such as gasoline, will evaporate, not only harming the atmosphere environmentalists claim to care about, but also poisoning the soil onto which it precipitates. And of course, becoming unrecoverable as a product. But the Left, from the Sierra Club to the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) never once cared about the environment or you, and this refusal by BP and Obama to recover it is hard evidence of that lack of concern for the environment. The Left’s only mission is to destroy all existing systems, traditions, science, technology, business, religion, all things needed for life, because these things run counter to its ideology of perpetual “change,” its designs on total control in general and on mind control over every human being in particular.

So they are willfully sacrificing the oceans to preserve the air – killing mother earth to “save” it.

After years of brainwashing by the media and the enviro-marxists, it’s official, both in governments and in big business: oil is no longer a product. It is instead a pollutant that must be discarded – preferably soaked up and burned off. From the lowliest of the grassroots to the highest officials of BP and its partner in the White House – America and the rest of the world have bought into this insanity.

Thus, ironically, it was the enviro-Marxists, their followers in the top echelons, and now even the useful idiots on the grassroots level, who have created the most portentous threat to Mother earth in all of history!

The disaster came to us from top down. The only way it can be fixed is from the bottom up. You must end this madness by first understanding how it happened and why, and then actively opposing the Left (including RINOs) in every possible way, including at the polls.

Politics is no longer a matter of ideological preferences. It is a matter of survival, for you and all living things.

Further reading(union rules prohibit saving the Gulf):

“it’s been widely reported that a major part, a major part of the Kerry-Lieberman bill [“cap-and-trade”] was essentially written by BP.”  “Let me say that again. A major part of the Kerry-Lieberman bill was written by BP.” —Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on the Senate floor, June 9, 2010

High-level eco-terror or incompetence?

Is Obama an eco-terrorist or a bungler? You decide.

If the US government had ok’d the Dutch offer for oil spill cleanup assistance, tendered three days after the BP spill leading to the greatest ecological disaster of all time, Louisiana would not be cleaning up its beaches and the backs of oil-smeared pelicans. Its fishermen and shrimp boats would still be on the job. And there would have been no need to destroy tens of thousands of offshore oil platform jobs as Obama has done by issuing a halt order on most offshore drilling. Help was available, but Obama was likely following Rahm Emanuel’s advice not to let a good crisis go to waste. Can you say Scoundrel-in-Chief now? Please try it. It’s cathartic.

I am about to say what most of you have been thinking all along:

How dare a president who once promised to clean up our planet deliberately delay a desperately needed cleanup of our precious Gulf for the obvious purpose of creating an excuse to deny offshore drilling permits — and at a time when the jobs on these oil platforms are so desperately needed?

The slanderous, clueless media lambasted Bush mercilessly for waiting 2 and a half hours to make a decision to send help after he learned the levee had broken in New Orleans.

Let’s see: it has been almost 2 months now. Only about 45 days after the spill, after untold amounts of fish and wildlife have been killed and injured, is your government preparing to accept assistance that was tendered by one of the most credible agencies imaginable – the Dutch government – just three days after the spill.

There can only be two possible explanations, starting with:

Ecoterrorism, the deliberate destruction of habitat, is generally attributed to lone vigilante types acting out their own impulses in a mad effort to influence public opinion and hence government regulation. Yet, what has happened to our Gulf these last 40 some days suggests that ecoterrorism may well have crept into the highest levels of government, with the possible collaboration ( of high ranking persons in the business sector. I know that may sound off the wall, but consider the open, known Marxists surrounding this president and the degree to which business is increasingly partnering with government, in an unsavory, un-Constitutional scheme more and more observers are calling either fascism or corporatism. Free market capitalism has all but vanished.

There is only one other possibility:

Obama is clueless. Without a single advisor in business or science and technology, with no palpable science, technology or business background, and therefore having no idea which experts to trust, Obama would have simply let the Gulf be permanently destroyed rather than get involved and show his profound ignorance and total incompetence as a real-world problem solver.

Those are your two options:

Either high level ecoterror, or incompetence. Or maybe a combination of the two?

If Obama were competent to sit in the Oval Office, this would be criminal.

But you know what? I am feeling generous. I’m willing to give Barack Obama the benefit of the doubt. Let’s let him off the hook and just call him an incompetent bungling idiot.

At any rate, this late acceptance of an early offer is the first glimmer of real hope — by June 13, they should be starting what could have — and should have — been started on April 23.

If any of you are letting that old “respect for the office” routine interfere with normal brain activity, it is high time to kick that habit right now and switch on your brain again. You’ll need it no later than November to vote out the bottom-feeding scum that rubber stamps everything our Marxist-in-Chief asks for.

It’s cleanup time in Washington too!

Further reading, suggests collusion among top-level execs:

FAO paper: Fuel combustion the least significant CO2 source

by Don Hank

Stop breathing, now!

UN organizations like the FAO are pushing the idea that cattle growing is bad for “climate change,” causing too much “greenhouse gases” to be generated, mostly by the burning of fossil fuel in growing their feed but also by their “wind”.

Yet in one of their papers, they admit that fossil fuel burning generates only 5 billion tonnes of carbon per year, while respiration of animals generates 50 billion tonnes/yr. See page 85, Table 3.2 of this doc:

They are admitting that our fossil fuel use causes only a tenth of the CO2 output into the atmosphere, the rest being natural.

The unmistakable message, though subliminal and nowhere pointed out, is that animals, including people, must all die to save the planet.

So breathing is an ecological crime against… humanity? Wait, humanity is the crime.

It is high time Europe threw off the yoke of the EU that promulgates this toxic nonsense. Eurpeans need home rule and the right to feel proud of their resepective nations. It is time America threw out the Democrats who poison our minds and our children’s minds with this nihilistic One-World Government propaganda.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t feel guilty about driving a car or breathing — not even about exhaling. I don’t feel guilty about having children and raising them in a god-fearing environment. And my family and I will eat meat and drink milk and we will apologize to no one. We know that the “climate change” is a hoax and the hoaxers will eventually be brought to justice.

May God have more mercy on them than they have had on us.

And nary a soul to tax

Crises crises everywhere…

By Don Hank

 Politicians, with one juicy potential crisis after another at their disposal, have been trying hard to convince us that humans make the weather. Who else could it be, after all? So they got their heads together in Copenhagen to discuss what culprits to tax in order to combat global warming. Taxes are always the remedy of choice for politicians, and all the chief politicians in the whole world showed up, fingers itching to draw up the paperwork. As soon as the politicians got there it started to snow, and it wasn’t just a little snow. It was a near-record snow and colder than it had been in a long time.

It spanned more than one continent.

After Chief Politician Obama returned from his courageous attempt to stop global warming, he found his home in Pennsylvania Avenue covered in snow. 

Politicians put the global warming issue on the back burner, waiting for things to warm up a little. Al Gore stayed home the first week of the conference, but finally showed up the second. He seemed a little, well, uncomfortable, truth be told.

Then the volcano erupted in Iceland and, although it emitted more pollutants in one day than all the factories and cars in the world spew into the atmosphere in months, and although it brought air traffic to a standstill in northern Europe, not even the smartest politicians could think who to send the bill to for the carbon tax. (They’re still working on it I understand).

Just recently, then, in Nashville, Tennessee, a record flood hit, causing more damage than Katrina. In contrast to Katrina, where GW Bush had sent aid a few days after the flood, FEMA didn’t steal the show. Neither did the news teams. It was a boring occasion, with no looting or rapes, no one complaining or threatening to sue or riot, just people quietly picking up and going about their business. (For some reason, it is widely believed in parts of quaint Tennessee that an Act of God is not ascribable to human activity).

Oh, and by the way: a famous politician comes from Tennessee. Who would that be?

Why, none other than Al Gore, the politician from the beginning of our narrative.

It just goes to show you, doesn’t it? I mean: what goes around comes around.

 Click here: YouTube – Nashville Tennessee Flood 2010

Does Europe have a future?

With the article appearing below, Dr. Hans Penner makes his English-language debut here on Laigle’s Forum. With the exception of the reference to Roman law, you could practically substitute “America” for “Europe” and “Germany” in this essay.

It is clear that a unified single agenda, which you can call the Left, or the international Left, is responsible for the changes occurring throughout the Western world.

Interestingly, it was a group of German leftist academics, known as the Frankfurt School, that contributed perhaps the most to the destruction of our American culture. Yet their stealth tactic was not a distinctly German one. In the late 1800s, a group of dedicated communists — including Karl Marx’s sister — had gathered in an upper-class residence in London to discuss just how communism could be implemented without violence, by promoting all of the sub-agendas without naming its name. They called it the Fabian Society.

How successful was this group?

Just to give you an idea: Tony Blair is a prominent member of the society. Bet you didn’t know this close ally of George W. Bush was part of such a group, did you?

You weren’t supposed to. Hiding out in the open is one of the most successful Fabian subterfuges and it is succeeding.

Don Hank


Europe could have a future

By Dr. Hans Penner

“The Decline of the West” (Oswald Spengler) is not an inevitable outcome of history but rather the consequence of political mistakes. Europe can have a future if this future is desired.  The European Union does not show this desire for a future. We need another path. The path to the future is not hard to find.  We recognize the path to the future if we see Europe as a tree whose roots must be cultivated.

Theodor Heuss, the first president of the Federal Republic of Germany knew the path to the future. In his founding speech he quoted the Bible: “Righteousness exalts a nation.”  Paradoxically, we find this path not through sustainability fantasies but by looking at Europe’s past:  “There are three hills from which Europe got its start: Golgotha, the Acropolis in Athens and the capitol in Rome. The West is intellectually influenced by them all, and they can, and must, be seen as one.”  Thus the tree of Europe has three roots: Greek thought, Roman law and the Christian faith.


Greek thought

Greek thought began with the decision to explain the cognizable world on the basis of natural causes.  Logic and Mathematics were developed. Superstition, mysticism and myth were rejected. Thought and knowledge were systematized. Plausibility and working hypotheses became the bases of scientific thought. “Science is the recognition of reality for purposeful action” (Adolf von Harnack).

There is a vigorous attempt underway to sever this root. Postmodernism is characterized by rejection of thought and cognitive regression. Theologians boast of having no clue about science. Students of technology are scarce.  The Bundestag (Lower House of Parliament) is approaching a complete lack of logic. Feelings are everything; thinking is hit or miss. Spirituality is in; plausibility is out. The solution to our problems is sought in absurd myths and viewpoints. Far Eastern mysticism delights our contemporaries. Public statements must be politically correct, not rationally founded. The Greek sense of order and moderation, and critical thinking are in disrepute.

Symbolic of our era is the irrational climate religion: “(Environment Minister) Jüttner is outraged that the Federal Institute (of Geoscience) is endorsing a new book by their colleague Ulrich Berner. This climate researcher attributes the so-called greenhouse effect primarily to the sun and not, for example, to industrially emitted toxins… Jüttner: “The inescapable conclusion that politics in Germany is insane really makes me furious!” (Hannoversche Allgemeine, May 18, 2001).

The provisional Minister of the Economy Renate Kühnast propagated anthroposophic agriculture, based on alchemistic notions. In Germany, a morass of superstition and esoteric thinking has spread widely.

Roman Law

The beginnings of Roman law were based on binding customs from which practical solutions to typical individual cases were developed. The separation between ius and fas, i.e., between civil law and religious custom, was concluded with the first legal record, the Twelve Tables (450 B.C.).  Roman law was thereby separated from sacral oriental law. Modern democratic constitutional states are based on this separation of state and religion. The Romans also recognized the unity of the quest for justice with law.  Law is directed as a challenge to our will.

There is an intimate relationship between natural law and Roman law. According to Cicero, it is natural law that creates and preserves human welfare. There can be common welfare at the expense of individual welfare. Humankind is invested with natural law. Justice is a frame of mind. It has its origin in nature: “Natural law was not brought about by a mere concept. It is an entity present in nature that nature has implanted in us.”  Natural law is the law founded on the reason-endowed nature of man, independently of human legislation, unlike positive law established by the state. Human laws are based on natural law.

There is also an effort underway to sever the root of Roman law in Germany. There is a vast array of legal prescriptions that have no basis in reason. The relationship between law and legal consciousness is therefore lost. A concept established under Chancellor Helmut Kohl enables the illegal killing of innocent unborn humans to be perpetrated with impunity if the killing physician is presented with a “certificate of consultation.”

As Bernward Büchner, President Judge of the Administrative Court of Freiburg, said, this provision leads to the destruction of our sense of legality. To declare socially undesired people as “unworthy of life” is national socialist (nazi) ethics.

Islam, which is invading increasingly broad areas of public life, is incompatible with Roman law and hence un-Constitutional. The Federal Supreme Court has introduced components of Islamic religious law into German law, i.e., the slaughter of animals without sedation.


 Christianity was founded in the near East by a Jewish craftsman named Jesus. At the age of 30 years, he began to challenge people to change their way of thinking. His teaching consisted of two propositions:

 —we are to love God with all our heart, i.e., have a personal relationship with God.

—we are to love our fellow man as ourselves.

 Jesus taught freedom of faith. He rejected all forms of religious coercion. Jesus healed sick people and asked people to trust him personally. Because of the conflict with the religious leaders of his time, he was executed by crucifixion by the Roman occupying forces in Jerusalem. Three days after his death, he appeared to numerous people in the flesh. No scientific doubt about the resurrection of Jesus is justifiable.

 The Christian faith is one of the bases of European culture and of the high European living standard. The ethic of Christian faith is also the basis of the social market economy that permitted the reconstruction of Germany after the war and prosperity for all.

The concept of human rights came about as part of the Christianization of societies and states as the dignity of man was recognized in politics and law. Because a human being is free only in his bond with God, the source of all blessings, those persons and societies that minimize or reject God lose their freedom and run the risk of losing the privilege to exercise their rights.” (Miller)

 The Christian faith is the target of massive assaults. Islam views the Christian faith as blasphemy worthy of death. In particular, the destruction of the family structure of our nation and the torpedoing of the principle of faithfulness and belief are anti-Christian activities.

What must be done today

 This review of the cultural origins of Europe shows what must be done today for Europe to have a future:

 —Europe’s cultural roots must be studied.

—Europe’s cultural roots must be cultivated.

—political forces that destroyed the cultural roots of Europe must be resisted.


Dr. Hans Penner is a chemist. He has taught in German universities and in the former Soviet Union.“““““““““““““““““““

 This essay first appeared in the original German language at

Translated by Don Hank