Firepower’s Vision, Eradica – and The Fall

by Firepower

Most of you know I’ve blogrolled Victor Davis Hanson in my Aces Category since Eradica’s inception. (see lower right margin)

Much of what he writes, even I find tough going; it’s just his style.  He is the very example of a wise man.  I recommend studying his works: His area is warfare, from antiquity to present.  Pay heed.  He is smarter than Pat Buchanan; he is more educated.  Ann Coulter reads every single word he writes –  you can tell:  She’d date the Hell out of him.  Limbaugh asks him questions then stfus – when he’s not lifting my Liberal Nazism vision.

So, I don’t know either to be pissed or pleased that he now sees what I’ve envisioned all along.  I’ll lean toward…… pleased, as he’s one of the few people I admire – greatly. It is the ilk of Piggy & Foney Inc. to ‘grecycle The Great Minds – when I get ‘grecycled by a Truly Great Mind it is a surety on the veracity of my vision.  There is no way he (or Rushie) could’ve come up with these concepts unless he reads Eradica; consider yourself in grand company. Told you so.

H/T: PKS

HANSON: The U.S. is coasting on the fumes of past greatness, following the Roman road to ruins: Friday, June 28, 2013:

“By A.D. 200, the Roman republic was a distant memory. Few citizens of the global Roman Empire even knew of their illustrious ancestors such as Scipio or Cicero. Millions no longer spoke Latin. Italian emperors were rare. There were no national elections.

Yet Rome endured as a global power for three more centuries. What held it together?

A stubborn common popular culture and the prosperity of Mediterranean-wide standardization kept things going. The Egyptian, the Numidian, the Iberian and the Greek assumed that everything from Roman clay lamps and glass to good roads and plentiful grain were available to millions throughout the Mediterranean.

As long as the sea was free of pirates, thieves cleared from the roads, and merchants allowed to profit, few cared whether the lawless Caracalla or the unhinged Elagabalus was emperor in distant Rome.

Something likewise both depressing and encouraging is happening to the United States. Few Americans seem to worry that our leaders have lied to or misled Congress and the American people without consequences.

Most young people cannot distinguish the First Amendment from the Fourth Amendment — and do not worry that they cannot. Washington, Jefferson and Lincoln are mere names of grammar schools but otherwise unidentifiable to most.

Separatism is thought to bring dividends. In California, universities conduct separate graduation ceremonies predicated on race — sometimes difficult given the increasingly mixed ancestry of Americans.

As in Rome, there is a vast disconnect between elites and the common people. Almost half of Americans receive some sort of public assistance, and half pay no federal income tax. About one-seventh of Americans are on food stamps.

Yet housing prices in elite enclaves — Manhattan, Cambridge, Santa Monica, Palo Alto — are soaring. The wealthy like to cocoon themselves in Roman-like villas, safe from the real-life ramifications of their own utopian ideology.¹

The government and the media do their best to spread the ideals of radical egalitarianism while avoiding offense to anyone. There is no official war on terrorism or against radical Islamism. Instead, in “overseas contingency operations,” we fight “man-caused disasters” while at home deal with “workplace violence.”

In news stories that involve crimes with divisive racial themes, the media frequently paper over information about the perpetrators. But that noble restraint only seems to incite readers. In reckless fashion, they often post the most inflammatory online comments about such liberal censorship. Officially, America celebrates diversity; privately, America is fragmenting into racial, political and ideological camps.

Why is the United States not experiencing something like the rioting in Turkey or Brazil, or the killings of thousands in Mexico? How are we able to avoid the bloody chaos in Syria, the harsh dictatorships of Russia and China, the implosion of Egypt or the economic hopelessness now endemic in southern Europe?

About half of America and many of its institutions operate as they always have. Caltech and MIT are still serious. Neither interjects race, class and gender studies into its engineering or physics curricula. Most in the Internal Revenue Service, unlike some of their bosses, are not corrupt. For the well driller, the power plant operator and the wheat farmer, the lies in Washington are still mostly abstractions.

Get up at 5:30 a.m., and you will see that most of the nation’s urban freeways are jammed with hardworking commuters.² Every day, they go to work, support their families, pay their taxes and avoid arrest — so that millions of others do not have to do the same. The U.S. military still more closely resembles our heroes from World War II than the culture of the Kardashians.

Like diverse imperial Roman citizens, we are united in some fashion by shared popular tastes and mass consumerism. The cellphones and cars of the poor offer more computing power and better transportation than the aristocracy enjoyed just 20 years ago.

Youths of all races and backgrounds in lockstep fiddle with their smartphones as they walk about. Jeans are an unspoken American uniform — both for the Wall Street grandees and the homeless on the sidewalks. Left, right, liberal, conservative, professor and ditch digger have similar-looking Facebook accounts.

If Rome quieted the people with public spectacles and cheap grain from the provinces, so too Americans of all classes keep glued to favorite video games and reality-TV shows. Fast food is cheap and tasty. All that for now is preferable to rioting and revolt.

Like Rome, America apparently can coast for a long time on the fumes of its wonderful political heritage and economic dynamism — even if both are little understood or appreciated by most who still benefit from them.”

Victor Davis Hanson is a classicist and historian at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.

© Copyright 2013 The Washington Times, LLC

¹Feudal America
²What Hanson can not – or will not – say, is these hard-workers are all White and support the Mino Welfare State with their taxed pay

 

12 Responses to “Firepower’s Vision, Eradica – and The Fall”

  1. Big whoop, some elite are starting to regret what they had previously supported. I’d be more interested in an apology.

    So we coast…

  2. Hanson sees this because it is most obvious in California, a place with infrastructure and institutions built in the 50’s and 60’s now occupied by people lately living in mud huts.

    • Nonsense. The infrastructure here is obviously superior to that of the crumbling Northeast and Midwest.

      The social environment is free of the African infestations suffered by the Southern states and urban North.

      The best Nationalist thinking in America is being accomplished in California.

      It’s probably the best place to live in the US if you’re living out the decline, poolside, and plotting the counter-revolution.

  3. Talent borrows, genius steals. I commend you.

    It is the game today in academia, where fresh meat/grad students do the majority of the research yet the advisor sticks his name on the final paper. A ponzi scheme of a different kind. And they started letting undergraduates do research, to increase the amount of free labor for those on top.

    To those given more, more is expected. Our great intellectual classes have been bought off. The men who should have been leading the revolution now work for the system.

    • Indeed.

      When I’m inspired by VDH (or any writer), I link to them and source the info – as once-responsible journalists/writer/scholars once did. I want you to read this “great new info” and learn more from the source on your own.

      Now, I get ripped off because somebody wants to fill in a page for an editor – on a paying gig – and a community that’s supposed to be working together is burgled by its “leaders.”

      The only good is now Rushie, Coulter & Co. will rip-off VDH and spread the word. In a few years when they catch up, you’ll see EVERYBODY talking about “Feudal America” and Liberal Nazism. But by then (if I’m still writing) events will have moved on to different state of being and all that will be The New Yesterday’s news.

      • >Now, I get ripped off because somebody wants to fill in a page for an editor<

        Wow, VDH is a second hander? What makes you so sure? I mean, isn't it possible that he came to the same conclusions as you without reading eradica? IIRC Liebniz discovered calculus at the same time as Newton, either though neither of them had contact with each other. As did Darwin discover evolution at the same time as Wallace, even though neither of them had contact with each other.

      • Perhaps Herr FP will link to his original article. They are nearly identical. For a few minutes, I began to wonder if FP was VDH!

        I think it’s good. I almost view it like feeding a cow or a dog. When you do this, you own the animal and it becomes dependent on you.

        There are no coincidences in this world – the Mind Weapon creed. The timing is funny, wording, the tone.

      • I suppose the concept of Simultaneous Invention still exists. However, that was in a technologically distant age and the Internet now makes that seem…most unlikely.

        The issue becomes the secrecy of that “borrowing” because that means hiding the originator is more important than sharing ideas among ostensibly allied parties.

        Bigshots prefer to keep bloggers hidden like quickly retrievable Cheat Sheets they can whip out when needed. It’s a secret. Tinyturds – like Duck Delusion – clumsily rip me off the first second they read me. Ryu has the link where Duc starts blorping about Goofi Lil Piggi copying a copy of a copy…

        Now, where the fuck have I heard that before…

  4. The Severan dynasty was of mixed Italian and Punic-Syrian (Semitic) origin, by the late 2nd century the Roman Empire was already levantinezed. If Christianity wasn’t created, judaism or other Semitic cult would have take their place as the Roman State religion.

  5. >Bigshots prefer to keep bloggers hidden like quickly retrievable Cheat Sheets they can whip out when needed.<

    Well, if it is true that he's copy 'n' pasting your ideas and passing them off as his own, without giving credit to you then that's really disappointing. If that's the case then it might be because he doesn't want to acknowledge that he gets his ideas from a white nationalist, because it would drive away some of his readers and cause others to look down on him, like what happened to Derbyshire after his piece on black crime in America. Though the least he could do is acknowledge you privately in an email. C'est la vie.

    Though as you say at least it means your ideas are getting out in the wider world, even if they are purloined like a multinational stealing from an inventor. If this is the only way for a courtier to get the ear of the King then so be it.

    • If fame be all that matters
      Kardashians be Gods

      That my ideas get out
      amongst people who blindly follow those
      without ideas of their own…

      Bodes ill tidings for the future

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