North Korea: start of WW3?

Gary Markstein / Cagle Cartoons

Is it me that lives in La La land, or everyone else? As the North Korea crisis escalates, most of the population, the media and politicians go about life as if nothing is happening.  Yet, I am watching developments in North Korea, I am worried, even if nobody else cares.

North Korea has played the strategy of threats, noise and exaggeration before, they are the master of the art of propaganda on a vast scale.  However, unlike previous occasions that leaders humoured the North Koreans with concessions, so they can march away from the table claiming a great victory, until the next “crisis”, now North Korea deals with Trump, who does not compromise, is motivated to military action, won’t give ground.  This time the North Koreans find themselves in a corner, if they back down, they lose face, so they escalate their strategy, and so does Trump.

Now Trump has moved three carrier strike groups against North Korea, the top assassination team that took out Bin Ladin, state-of-the-art submarines, fighter jets, B52’s and anything else he can move to the table that is the latest technology and new.  Trump is not bothering with negotiating with the North Koreans, he seems keen for a fight.

Trump does not understand North Korea, or China, or the rules of how this crisis can be resolved, he plays his own game by his own rules.  Trump thinks perhaps a little war with North Korea might take domestic pressure off himself, win himself support from the voters.  Trump is blind to the horror that he is creating for himself and this world.

North Korea would rather go to war than lose face, Trump wants a war, and so a war is likely.  It can take weeks before USA and its allies can muster enough forces to deal with North Korea in event of war, but war can move fast, a million North Koreans can move into South Korea inside a day. North Korea can kill a million South Koreans in one day with its massed artillery.  North Korea can immediately deploy atomic, biological and chemical weapons against USA and its allies.  North Korea can immediately put into the field millions of blindly loyal and well-trained soldiers, who will slaughter everyone, and destroy everything in their path.

USA will face having to fight North Korea in South Korean cities, towns, villages and countryside.  By the time the North is defeated in the South, there will be nothing left of South Korea.  The fight against North Korea won’t be like Syria, Iraq and Libya with steady safe airstrikes with their pretty visuals to impress dumb reporters and consumers, it will be brutal, urgent hand-to-hand fighting, with USA and their allies taking casualties running into tens of thousands.  Sensitive public who dislikes a few dozen dead American soldiers, won’t like the scale of deaths that will rapidly mount up.

North Korea has amongst the best hackers in the world, so all internet communications will become destroyed or disrupted.  North Korean agents can deploy biological weapons into cities such as anthrax and smallpox.  An atomic bomb could be exploded over the USA in the atmosphere wiping out all electronics and electricity grid.  The US carrier groups could be instantly destroyed by nuclear weapons.  North Korea is ruthless and prepared to destroy themselves and the entire world in a war.

North Korea is trolling Trump and the USA in the hope they strike first or gives them concessions.  If USA strikes first, China enters the war on the side of North Korea.  China shares a border with North Korea and their military will enter into North Korea to defend it against any attack from USA and its allies.  USA and thus allies such as UK will be forced to declare war on China.  A number of nations in Africa, Middle East and South America will ally with North Korea and China.  Russia will support China and North Korea.

Economically the world is fragile, a war of the scale of North Korea will cause a collapse in all money markets.  Imagine disrupted food and fuel supplies, collapsed communications, mass civil disorder.  A few exploded nuclear bombs can poison atmosphere, land and water, and disrupt the climate.

The leading headlines in the media now: JFK files and sexual harassment by various public figures.  Meanwhile, most people proceed with their mundane lives indifferent and ignorant to events playing out that could destroy the human race.

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The global terminal cancer of hubris

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Hubris is the slayer of king and empire.

The rapid spread of hubristic stupidity like a horrible cancer across all levels of this globe fills me with dread for what the future will hold. Examples…

Catalan referendum

Regardless of the for or against arguments for separation from a nation state, a people in a democracy have a right to debate and vote upon their aspirations, but the government of Spain denies those people the right of referendum on Catalonia. Spain prefers to send in the police to crush the vote, turning off the internet, confiscating ballot boxes, firing rubber bullets at the voters leaving hundreds injured. Perhaps the Spanish government will stop this referendum, but their hubristic action as history shows will now strengthen the desire of a region to have their voice and leave Spain.

Trees in Sheffield

The Sheffield City Council outsourced maintenance of the city trees to international corporation Amey. With profit in mind the council and Amey have cut down thousands of healthy trees, using police, the courts and security guards to crush any local opposition. In a time when climate change is evidently a cause of serious concern, the cutting down trees and denying local people any say in their own community desire to keep those trees, goes against reason. Trees are a primary tool to pull carbon out of the atmosphere, and they take over a hundred years to grow. On all levels trees offer benefits to a healthy community, be it against flooding, offering quality oxygen, to giving shelter from rain and sun.

Trump and Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is a territory of the USA, a large part of the population are homeless, without electricity or clean water, taking many months to restore. The population and their leaders quite rightly complain that Trump has failed to address their need in an effective manner, and the Trump response is to attack them rather than listen to their needs.

Google censorship

Whilst I recognise Google is a business and has a priority to address advertiser needs, the level of their censorship is apparently extreme. Google has gone so far as removed content they deem no longer advertiser friendly from their search engine listings, which now includes non-offensive videos from my friend Jeremy Crow on LHP philosophy. Google faces the possibility that if it cuts too much away from the bone, it will have nothing left worth linking advertising to, including driving away the potential users who would read that advertising.

Prime minister May and young people

The UK Prime minister May seeks to bribe young people into supporting her by restoring grants, eliminating or reducing tuition fees, and dealing with existing student debt. However, firstly young people are not so gullible, nor does a bland robot like May have much pulling power over Corbyn when it comes to youthful loyalties. Nor does it make economic sense to undo the present tuition fee position, since there is no money to pay for all this.

Conclusion

Hubristic stupidity has always existed, but at this moment, it has become too common and too widespread. With hubris comes disaster, and globally the situation looks dire.

On so-called censorship by Google

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Those that play the victim card over Google censorship or being fired ignore that this is a business designed for profit, not altruism or charity. 

Google is a business, its principle income comes from advertisers.  Google is no charity, nor is it altruistic, people host or link their content with Google “free” on the basis that Google can use it and make money from it via advertising.  Like all businesses Google has a reputation and a profit to maintain, and reacts if advertisers or governments threaten to take actions that impacts its business.  Those that post fake news, or abuse the system, which ultimately impacts the Google business should be unsurprised that they are getting their content impacted by Google services.

 

Earlier this year a Satan Hunter who had a large following on his YouTube channel made hundreds of dollars of profit from advertising by posting fictions, images and personal details of abused children in Hampstead London.  This was one of the individuals who saw his monthly healthy revenue collapse to zero on his YouTube channel as a result of changes in Google advertising strategies.

Those making the most noise are people with opinions on different sides of the political spectrum who suddenly lost their income from advertising.  If I was an advertiser, I would be reluctant to have my brand associated with any political, religious or social tribal content.  It makes sense to reward and associate advertising with useful content that benefits people such as gardening or how to run a successful business.  Every person and their dog has an opinion, and most opinion is low quality, hateful crap that the internet drowns in.

In my view Google is moving in the right direction of working on quality content and eliminating the junk.

Those that play the victim card because they were fired from an entity funded by Google who they viciously criticised, reality-check, its business, this is how it works.  How dumb to expect the one that feeds them to continue to support them when they are punching it in the face.

I am highly hostile to Google, but I am even more hostile towards those pitiful self-entitled creatures playing their victim card over censorship and being fired by a business that they think must be altruistic and supportive of their worthless opinions.

On the North Korea crisis

Gary Markstein / Cagle Cartoons

I personally hope this latest Kim and Trump showdown ends in a major war, the human race needs a wake up call.

Kim Jong-un, the obese spoilt play boy leader of North Korea has recently indulged in attention-seeking again, this time provoking President Trump of the USA.  Many people think this will come to nothing, but the rules have changed, nothing is certain in this unstable world.

Jong-un has the mentality of a teenager needing attention, he seeks to keep his image in the limelight, showing his people, associates and world leaders he is a big boy by poking the USA and its leader.  Trump is the type of guy, who if you troll him, he punches you in the face.  Trump listens to nobody, and he is currently in a corner with a lot of people seeking to expel him from the White House via an investigation of his connections to Russia.  Like any leader on the backfoot, a war is useful to win votes and take attention away from any naughty deeds he has been up to.

So now we have two men who are in a public muscle showing contest, unfortunately for both, this is a situation neither can withdraw from, bad news for the world.  Jung-un will have to carry through with his threat to fire missiles, Trump will have to show strength by answering in strong terms.  Both leaders and nations have managed to get themselves into a situation that if either lose face, the political consequencies are dire.  Thus to say, this political facedown has all the signs of flying out of control.

I personally welcome this crisis, I think a great war will be useful to wake up the vast population of lazy, stupid and inert sheep that make up the human race.

Satanism and Fake News

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Regardless who is publishing information or where it is published, question everything.

A core rule of Satanism is question everything, including everything published in the media.  2017 is the year of two significant paradigm shifts:  firstly, the rulers are throwing a tantrum over fake news;  secondly, a Trump rally in Florida on 18th February marked the end of the supremacy of the traditional media.

Fake news is another word for propaganda.  There is nothing new about disseminating information into the public domain to manipulate public attitudes and behavior.  Plato considered it a virtue for the leader of a State to deceive the population for the benefit of the State, in a philosophy that considered the State more important than the individual.  Hitler made propaganda an art form.  The recent Scottish Independence Referendum was subject to an unholy alliance of traditional media, corporations and politicians indulging in a fake news campaign dubbed Project Fear to successfully retain the bondage of Scotland to the UK.  Project Fear backfired on the Establishment during the Brexit campaign in the UK, and failed again in the Trump election.

Fake news has always been around, the noise about fake news is only now evident because the propagation of propaganda has switched from traditional media to a chaotic largely anonymous group of activists on the internet, since the consumers stopped trusting anything the traditional media had to say; the rulers are currently upset because they have lost control of the information narrative through the controllable mediums of the traditional media.

Equally important, something that everyone has missed, was the silent paradigm shift that happened in a Florida political rally on 18th February when Trump signalled to everyone that the traditional media was no longer relevant.  Before Trump, nobody would have dared to have treated the traditional media with such disregard and contempt as Trump did, nor have been so arrogant to blatantly place into the public domain false claims as Trump did about immigration in Sweden.  In the days after the storm about Sweden and the fury of the traditional media, Trump emerged stronger than ever, and the traditional media suddenly became irrelevant in the eyes of every ruler and authority who saw what happened.

Trump is part of a new paradigm shift where a ruler will place more importance on the dissemination of information through his Twitter account than through a spin doctor or traditional media tycoon such as Rupert Murdoch.  Idiots such as Milo Yiannopoulos has become the new face of media, more trusted than a highly qualified and experienced typical BBC journalist.

Regardless of who is now king of information dissemination into the public arena, propaganda aka fake news is here to stay, and the primary rule remains that it is down to the individual to question everything rather than protecting ignorant snowflakes from false information.

2016 and beyond

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2016 was the year the game pieces were set up on the game board.  In 2017 the game pieces begin to move and play.

It seems to me that 2016 was the year that the world decided to head off into a new direction leaving many bewildered and uncertain.  This was the year that everyone collectively stopped believing in and following the manipulations of experts, the establishment and the rulers.

People demand certainty and strong leadership.

It is a matter of opinion what issues or events sparked the global paradigm shifts.  Perhaps it was the relentless wars in the failed states of the Middle East such as Syria and Iraq; the movement of large numbers of refugees; the export of Islamic State terrorism to the rest of the globe.  Such events revealed in stark terms the impotence and weakness of the ruler and status quo.  People demanded certainty, they moved in the direction of strong leadership and parties with clear cut strong policies.  2016 was the year the pendulum moved in the direction of extremes in nationalism and religion. Putin and the Russian Orthodox Church are today at the zenith of their power and rising, a situation repeating in other nations, including the rise of Trump and the Christian evangelical movements in the USA.

Globalism is dying

The ruler manipulated too much, went too far with their fearmongering narratives, people stopped listening, stopped trusting in the face of wishwashy policies and lack of results.  People demanded certainty and hard measurable results.  In the UK those behind Brexit promised hard results, as did Trump in the USA, people listened and gave them the political mandate in the expectation of delivery of those promises.  In contrast the existing political orders were hubristic, confusing and fear-mongering offering neither hope or answers, thus they were swept aside.  Political correctness, globalism, free-movement and centralised institutions such as NATO, IMF, EU and the UN have all been rejected in favour of localised and insular looking attitudes and ideas.  No longer can Facebook expect to have easy access to every nation, or immigrants have ease of movement across borders, nor will global treaties and collective action be so easy.

A global population of unease and desperation

There is in all populations a sense of unease and desperation.  The recent death of UK musical artist George Michael from heart failure on Christmas Day resulted in collective national grief in the UK media and population, people are more sensitive to bad news.  The UK population like a drowning man desperately flail out at good-feel news stories such as the meeting of Prince George and Obama.

2017 is the year the game pieces start moving

If 2016 was the year that the game pieces were set up on the board ready to play, then 2017 is the year the game pieces begin to move.  2017 is when the global old order tears itself to pieces, when many will expect and demand instant hard action by the ruler.  2017 is the year when the straining fault lines that have been hidden and delayed begin to manifest in spectacular fashion, an out of control share market, housing market, and debt situation.  Everywhere gun powder kegs are smouldering, the shiverings of riots in UK prisons, the failed coup in Turkey, the Islamic State inspired atrocities across the globe.  2017 is the year when all will be judged by fire, what is sick and frail will fall, the strong and healthy will be king.

Church of Satan throws tantrum about journalists

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Church of Satan is increasingly becoming the dodo of Satanism, an irrelevancy waiting to go extinct.

A stark difference between the Satanists of Church of Satan and Satanic Temple is that the Satanic Temple are experts in working with journalists.  Either Satanic Temple is creating or seizing opportunities to promote themselves and their causes, which is why they are generating news every week.  In contrast Church of Satan has lost touch with reality and the media, they prefer to hide behind an elitist detached image, referring journalists to their website rather than offering relevant comments to media enquiries.

On the election of Trump as US President the journalists of Rooster approached both Satanic Temple and Church of Satan for comment.  Satanic Temple gave Rooster plus other journalistic outlets plenty of quotes, which became the headline story of thousands of Satanists joining Satanic Temple in reaction to Trump.  Church of Satan either are stupid or ignorant about handling journalists: rubbed the journalists up the wrong way with their arrogance; failed to give comment to specific questions; made it hard for journalists to get information they requested; and worse, made no efforts to control the story, leaving the journalists to write their own narrative based upon a referral to the Church of Satan website.

There is no surprises that Rooster wrote an article that pasted Satanic Temple in positive ways, and gave a story about Church of Satan which was not to their liking.  One of the problems of Church of Satan is their secrecy and aloofness, which makes them unattractive to the media and potential recruits.  Satanic Temple is approachable and open to both media and recruits, and day by day become the face of Satanism to the world, whilst Church of Satan is slowly forgotten and pushed into insignificance.

On issues such as Satanic Ritual Abuse, Anton Lavey preferred in his later years to avoid challenging false narratives against Satanism, whilst those outside of Church of Satan picked up the fight.  Satanic Temple has since its inception been a keen fighter against SRA.

In their ranting article against Satanic Temple and journalists Church of Satan said:

“—the feeling evoked when watching someone make a fool out of themselves while just sitting back to watch the whole thing play out..”

And this is a central problem for Church of Satan, fools who prefer to watch others manifest their Satanism whilst Church of Satan slide into irrelevant obscurity.