The world *has* changed.
I have travelled at lot in my life, there is a rather anemic article in the daily fail today about a yank who was in Kabul in the 60’s, took a bunch of photos, oh what a difference to the talibanistan shithole it is today.
I don’t have photos, or those I do have I choose to keep private, but I wa floating around most of these places in that era as a small white boy.
To be fair, the perspective of a small white boy is not the same as the perspective of a middle aged white man, but, the point that the aforesaid anaemic article tries to make is valid, these places were a lot *more* peaceful and *more* civilised than they are today, note the use of the word more rather than absolutes.
There were tensions and issues and struggles, but by and large for most people, and for smal children, it was quite safe to go wandering about alone.
For some reason, people are accepting of tales I will tell such as this about how xxx used to be back in the day, they will nod sagely and agree and blame it all on x
When I tell them that also as a small boy, and we are talking 12 here, and I was never the tallest or largest in the class, you know, we had a guy in class who was shaving at 14 and was 5 foot 10 and another who was similar but a couple of inches shorter, but as a small boy I have made my own way to London to catch a plane (solo) to these places, and for whatever reasons end up with so much time between getting to London and having to check in at Heathrow that I literally wandered around the streets of London all night, and it was a great adventure….
… well, they react in fucking horror and disbelief.
To be fair, “Landahn” wasn’t as balkanised and radicalised back then,you didn’t have “muslim patrols” enforcing “sharia law” on English soil, even to this day you can go to predominantly black areas of london and go to a pub and be just about the only white face there, but if you can refrain from pulling out your kkk headgear and screaming “jungle monkeys” at everyone, you’ll find it is pretty much like a white pub, people are doing the same shit, talking the same shit, and certainly from my perspective I’m more at ease there than I would be in the bar in David Cameron’s local golf club.
The people in the mainly black pub may have the “wrong” skin colour, but they are more “local real people” than the chipping norton set, because irrespective of genetics and skin colour and ethnic origins, they have embraced the local culture.
In fact some of the older pakistani / indian / west indian immigrants are so pro-british it is almost painful to see, god save the queen and all that jazz.
I’m not even going to go there and say it just ain’t the same with these fucking islamic bastards, becase as I said at the beginning, I have been to the countries that these people came from, back in the day, and I can’t really see any connection between the two.
Their attitudes would have been just as unpopular in Tehran or Kabul or Damascus or Cairo or pretty much you name it in the 60’s as they are here today.
So if “they” did not come from “there” back then, where the fuck did they come from?
***THIS*** is the question that we need to ask, and answer, if we have any hope of dealing with the problem short of a bloody purge, or if we have any hope of killing the right assholes in a bloody purge and not just killing anything that ain’t “us”.
Nobody expects the spanish inquisition, but hey, look at the history, spain was half over run by the moors and various other north african and arab tribes, the fanatical religious push back was only to be expected.
I’ll go further, and venture that it wasn’t a rise in christianity or catholicism per se, so much as the fact that if you are going to look for a label that is mutually exclusive to the thing you are trying to rally against, christianity fits the bill, you can’t be a pork eating wine drinking christian and a muslim.
Suddenly there is a route to power and the way to get there is for me to be more christian than you, more radical than you… and the beat goes on.
And this is obviously what is happening with so called radical islam as opposed to traditional islam, the latter is just a religion held by individuals, the former is a power struggle held by groups.
As the aforementioned small white schoolboy, one of the things I truly detested about school was the uniform, it labeled and branded you, while on the one hand it meant that it was easy for a member of the public to identify the uniform of a schoolboy misbehaving and just ring up the headmaster, it also meant “east side” pupils could readily spot “west side” pupils, and 2 nanoseconds later the jeering and cat calls started.
In fact I will put doen my dislike of the uniform as being the primary reason I never went into the armed services, I didn’t want to wear a uniform as a small boy, why would I willingly don one as an adult?
The dictionary definition of the word uniform represents everything I hold against it, I am and always was an individual, albeit a flawed one.
As I got older I realised that most styles of dress comprised of a uniform of sorts, there were the obvious ones worn by doctors and nurses and policemen, but then you could always spot a city worker or a truck driver or a farmer too.
Punk in the early days had a lot that I identified with, but by 1977 that had descended into yet another uniform along with mods and rockers and teds and greasers and all the rest, commercialised up the wazoo.
The hijab and niquab and dish dasha and all the rest of it, just uniforms, and those that most proudly wear the uniform are always the ones to watch out for, the snidey slimy asshole creepers, whose uniform was 100% compliant with the norm, but just that bit better than everyone else’s, so they made a statement about wearing the uniform itself…
This picture of Bowie at school, the guy on the left in the middle, that’s a guy I can relate to, sure, you GOT to wear the uniform, but, you can always fuck up the tie etc etc etc.
it’s a fun game to look at old school photos and imagine what that person became as an adult, so Bowie you’d have said poof or hairdresser, the guy to his right teddy boy who got his girlfriend pregnant at 15 and is now a mechanic for the bus company with 6 kids, guy above and to the right with glasses became a policeman, ended up murdering his wife because she kept shagging the guy to his left in the picture, and so on.
Mostly when you play these games the answers are hilariously wrong, however, just often enough they are chillingly prescient.
Third one in from the bottom right, with the teddy boy’s blazer badge perched at the top of his head, now there is a miserable resentful little shit, and god help anyone who comes under his authority later in life.
For those of you playing at home here is another interesting one, don’t read anything into the back rows having crossed arms, all school photos of that era in that region had the kids posed like that… so just a bunch of 10 year olds.
Top middle, that’s the one you’re looking for …
Yes, it’s adolf, rolling in his grave, over a decade since german politicians pledged to rid the soil of american nukes, there are more american nukes on german soild today than ever before.
It’s not just Afdiggastan that is an occupied US MIC country.
So Mein Kampf is being reprinted, assuming it is a literal reprint and not a revision, I suggest you go out and buy a copy and actually fucking read it.
Reading a book is not the same as a bareback gangbang in an HIV clinic, you cannot catch an infection, but by reading a book (I’ve read the bible cover to cover, read 80% of the koran, and mein kampf) you are at least qualified to have read it yourself and formed your own opinion, rather than merely being able to regurgitate someone else’s propaganda about what the book in question actually says.
The bible and the koran are both violent books, that doesn’t mean they should be revised to be more PC, do that and they are no longer what they once were.
It is possible to SELECTIVELY quote from either, just as it is possible to selective quote jew bashing from mein kampf, and give the reader the impression that that is all that book is about, and I have no interest in reading it.
if you can somehow force that person to then read that book, they will tell you afterwards that they did indeed come across those selective quotes, some of them at least, but many of them were edited, many were made up, and many were taken entirely out of context, this destroying their original meaning.
Out of context: “The machine knows all.”
In context: “I see that you instinctively follow that great error- that the machine knows all.”
Having read the bible and the koran, I find that I can relate to maybe 2% of it.
having read mein kampf, I find that I can relate to maybe 15% of it, and in that discontinuance between reading the man’s own words and thinking of what “Adolf Hitler” means today to the masses, like myself and modern middle eastern hellholes than were anything but hellholes back in the day, so where the fuck did these radical raghead assholes come from… you’ll be forced to re-analyse the situation.
Maybe, just maybe, the problem is that mein kampf was not re-written, but history was, the question then becomes, who did this?
‘Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results.’ – Machiavelli
‘Whoever neglects learning in his youth loses the Past, and is dead to the Future.’ – Euripides (480 – 406 BC), Greek playwright
‘Who does not know that the first law of historical writing is the truth’. – Cicero
Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past – George Orwell
‘When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness’. – Alexis de Tocqueville
Until the lion has a historian of his own, the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter. (African Proverb)
‘Tradition usually rests upon something which men did know; history is often the manufacture of the mere liar’. – Jefferson Davis
‘There is no history, only fictions of varying degrees of plausibility’. – Voltaire
‘The historian amputates reality’. – Gaetano Salvemini
The causes of events are ever more interesting than the events themselves – Cicero
Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest – Denis Diderot
‘It is the essence of the poor that they do not appear in history’. – Anonymous