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Thawing permafrost microbiomes fuel climate change — ScienceDaily

July 18th, 2018 · No Comments

Source: Thawing permafrost microbiomes fuel climate change — ScienceDaily

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[Marxism] In India, Summer Heat Could Soon Be Unbearable. Literally. – The New York Times

July 18th, 2018 · No Comments

Source: [Marxism] In India, Summer Heat Could Soon Be Unbearable. Literally. – The New York Times

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Sanders Rips Trump Attempt to Walk Back Helsinki Remarks: “Too Bad Trump Didn’t Have the Guts to Say That” With Putin There

July 18th, 2018 · No Comments

Source: Sanders Rips Trump Attempt to Walk Back Helsinki Remarks: “Too Bad Trump Didn’t Have the Guts to Say That” With Putin There

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Don quijotes in reverse gear…

July 17th, 2018 · No Comments

A quick read of lachman’s book:
https://www.amazon.com/Dark-Star-Rising-Magick-Power-ebook/dp/B075C8BQS5/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1531857487&sr=1-1&keywords=lachman
Lachman provides a number of insights into the lead up/background to the trump phenomenon, but he is too close to his subject(s) and ends up giving them a degree of validation they don’t deserve and in the end a nullity figure like trump couldn’t possibly be aware of any of the issues of the recent occult antimodern movement. That he might have an angle on the ‘power of positive thinking’ of norman vincent peale is neither remarkable nor very intelligent. The power of the will to change reality is an idea so ancient it is laughable to find it thought original in any sense. Practitioners of amateur meditation methods have rediscovered the ‘will’ next to ‘being’ thousands of times. It happens weekly to droves.
This treatment has made a kind of postmodern genius out of a complete idiot. And the background, figures like guenon, evola, etc, are complete dunces behind their spiritual veneers. They cannot grasp the phenomenon of modernity and turn in circles in the same old new age/old age crackpot nonsense over the kali yuga and the evils of the modern age. It is a pack of nonsense. Over at The Gurdjieff Con this phenomenon has been analyzed for years including the so-called Traditionalism that has become a pseudo-philosophy of reactionary anti-modernism. The claim for some primordial spiritual vision behind the world religions, at the core of this ‘ism’, is a species of nonsense. The emergence of civilization is all of a piece and, while the neolithic period might well have been seminal in a way we have forgotten, it was itself simply a stage (or set of its own epochs in transition) on the way to one and the same world we live in now. It is the only candidate for a birth time of religion in civilization, and, mirabile dictu, we suspect they meditated with primordial yoga. Surely the modern period is at par. But in a way lachman has lodged an arrow in the heart of the trump phenomenon because he has shown the impoverished nature of the cultural/spiritual resources at work. The trump phenomenon can’t last long in the same sense that nazism and occult antimodernism couldn’t last long: their interior logic is so specious that the attempt to carry out a program rapidly falls apart. You would think that those who denounce modernity could expose capitalism, or place in climate change. But these postmoderns with trump wish to prevent any regulation of this catastrophe. We can hardly expect trumpism to last very long if it tries to revive racism, etc… But such movements,like nazism, can cause immense damage on the way to oblivion. Let’s hope this useful exposure to the realm of the alt-right will prove the undoing of the whole field of idiocy, alert to the global conspiracy against democracy and modern freedom at work in multiple zones, not the least the realm of putin and his svengali dugin, an idiot non-pareil in this confused counterattack against modernity, the lot a set of don quijotes in reverse…

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Finding your true will?

July 17th, 2018 · No Comments

A lot of nonsense is being perpetrated by new age thinking and flotsam rosicrucianism about the ‘true will’. One thing is clear, crowley never found his true will and his whole shtick is a pile of rubbish, a very faustian rubbish with a hidden mephisto factor.
It might help to look at bennett’s The Dramatic Universe: the study of your ‘will’ is a task at least as hard as quantum mechanics and requires knowledge and study, not ritual magic, and that over years and years of careful study. No material has ever existed on this subject, although it is clearly latent in the christian corpus which made a total muddle of all of it. Perhaps likewise bennett, with the demonic gurdjieff lurking in the background. And that’s assuming that the bennett version is on the mark, which is doubtful. But at least it can forestall the really stupid indulgence in the trash left behind by crowley et al.

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Postmodern politics…maybe these idiots are kidding…

July 17th, 2018 · No Comments

Rightist thought is a highly vulnerable and mediocre combination of ideas and it lacks any real historical dimension. To be the victim of Evola at this point is almost beyond imagining, but at least operators in this realm are complete idiots, whatever their artificial power (cf. putin and his operations, seemingly successful, but open to collapse sooner or later as demented stupidity). It is useful to study the eonic effect and to see the way it points to the real historical dynamic that stands behind the real progression of civilization. We are living in a decline of modernity now, but that doesn’t justify postmodern substitutes. The right is totally oblivious to this larger dimension and thus completely vulnerable to challenge, if people with any sense can extract themselves from the hypnosis of conservative operators of mostly nonsense. Evola? maybe they are kidding. Just the kind of fourth rate new age idiocy that would appeal to putin and trump.
Thus the movement of Traditionalism which inspires many reactionaries is a completely mythological antimodernism and is wrong about the source of religion which has the same roots as all the other material in the eonic effect: we see that buddhism and monotheism are part of the eonic effect, not some esoteric nonsense about the kali yuga…
At least we can see that all these people are standing on quick sand.
One of the key confusions now is postmodernism, although i think its day is passing. The idea of a ‘postmodern’ age and of ‘posttruth’ is complete bilge, as is the nietzchean fad and its evidence of philosophic degeneration.

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archive: nothing in world history makes sense without an understanding of the macro effect…
July 26th, 2017 ·

Nothing in world history makes sense without an understanding of the macro effect…
September 18th, 2015 ·
http://history-and-evolution.com/whee4th/chap4_1.htm

The influence of bad science, bad history, and bad education backing them up has made WHEE a book almost impossible to understand, but it is actually a very practical study of the way history follows a basic developmental logic.

Why are scientists unable to deal with this? 1. they can’t handle anything that doesn’t follow reductionist causality…2. they can’t therefore handle the place of free agency in history, which is like studying a zoo with no animals…3. they can’t follow the simple logic of discontinuity given the endless confusion created here by religious thinkers…4.most of all they can’t grasp that there is something wrong with darwinism…

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Demiurgic projections?

July 17th, 2018 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/?s=demiurgic+projection

At the start of Dark Star Rising lachman discusses briefly the fact that occult politics is not a monopoly of the right and cites gandhi to the contrary… [Read more →]

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Dugin idiocy, Shadow of the Dalai Lama, and trump the feckless hitler parody…

July 17th, 2018 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/?s=trump+fascism+occult
We have discussed the issue of trump and occult fascism here from before the 2016 election, to not much more avail than lachman in his new book which doesn’t seem to get beyond superficial (it is almost insuperably hard to penetrate this realm) psychological cliches…but i haven’t read his book as yet…
For a good depiction of occult magic in some detail it is useful to read the classic Shadow of the Dalai Lama to get a sense of how the occult angle can go very deep and is almost completely concealed…Even this expose of tibetans might be a failure on its own terms…the dalai lama, like trump, is no more than a decoy and the book cited here is perhaps too complicated: much simpler methodw of mind control are on the loose ‘out there’. [Read more →]

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lachman’s superficial treatment sanitized by media…?//Historian Explains How Donald Trump and the Far Right Weaponized ‘Chaos Magic’ — Just Like the Occult | Alternet

July 17th, 2018 · No Comments

I haven’t read this book as yet but from these articles about it it would seem clear the issues are being sanitized around cult jargon and don’t penetrate the real occult dimension behind trump. The article, perhaps the book, gives trump far too much credit as some kind of svengali, but the evidence makes clear that he is a complete nullity being manipulated by something hidden. Lachman seems to reference that but apparently can’t close the case (not surprising) or else he is being ‘psychologized’ by the media reporting on him.
Trump, it would appear is a drone for some occult conspiracy, and this is connected but much deeper than his putin connection. The question of dugin and chaos magic indicates this, but that figure is almost as confused as trump. The real issues lie in the question about occultism in dark side politics. Here trump is mere fart out the backside of covert svengali politics. Trump often looks like a parody of hitler by hidden groups who couldn’t figure out the dark side occultism behind hitler (esoteric buddhist black magic?)
Apparently Lachman merely tokens the issue but can’t take it further, which is forgivable…
This is a very dangerous situation, but fortunately trump is so incompetent that he can’t pull it off. He can do a lot of damage in any case…
Cf. discussions at The Gurdjieff Con….

Source: Historian Explains How Donald Trump and the Far Right Weaponized ‘Chaos Magic’ — Just Like the Occult | Alternet

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Revolution: a revolutionary update

July 17th, 2018 · No Comments

R48G: needed: an overnight mutation on the left: revolutionary options…
August 1st, 2017 ·

https://www.dropbox.com/home/Public?preview=
The+Anthropocene+and+The+Coming+of+Postcapitalism_ver16_kindle.pdf

Observing the (marxist) left over time the perception is of a dysfunctional confusion in the absence of any real movements. It is especially telling that virtually no commentary or activity on the case of Venezuela is visible apart from a few mostly perfunctory articles. [Read more →]

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Domination by the market

July 17th, 2018 · No Comments

R48G: end of history or end of eonic sequence? man’s true freedom can’t emerge under domination by the market…
October 22nd, 2017 ·

https://www.dropbox.com/home/Public?preview=The+Crisis+of+Modernity_ver4.pdf
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Collusion

July 17th, 2018 · No Comments

…government of psychopaths, american and israeli…//JFK-9/11: 50 Years of Deep State –

Yesterday we cited a book on 9/11, today we can cite a kind of companion volume: the book is a depressing expose of the depravity of american politics over the last fifty years and can barely manage space for the issue of the JFK assassination…

Source: JFK-9/11: 50 Years of Deep State – Kindle edition by Laurent Guyénot. Politics & Social Sciences Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.

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Colbert says Trump’s meeting with Putin should count as ‘treason’ 

July 17th, 2018 · No Comments

Source: Colbert says Trump’s meeting with Putin should count as ‘treason’ – ABC News

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Global Temperature Projections Could Double as the World Burns

July 17th, 2018 · No Comments

Source: Global Temperature Projections Could Double as the World Burns

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In Helsinki, Trump Shows He Is Indeed Guilty of Collusion – Mother Jones

July 17th, 2018 · No Comments

Source: In Helsinki, Trump Shows He Is Indeed Guilty of Collusion – Mother Jones

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Methane Leaks from Oil and Gas 60% Higher Than EPA Estimates, New Study Finds | Portside

July 17th, 2018 · No Comments

Source: Methane Leaks from Oil and Gas 60% Higher Than EPA Estimates, New Study Finds | Portside

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  Trump-Putin Summit Trump in Helsinki Look Who’s the Manchurian Candidate Now

July 17th, 2018 · No Comments

Source: Donald Trump is fulfilling all of those Obama conspiracy theories

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Human Exceptionalism — An Evolutionary Dilemma | Evolution News

July 17th, 2018 · No Comments

Source: Human Exceptionalism — An Evolutionary Dilemma | Evolution News

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Archaeologists discover bread that predates agriculture by 4,000 years — ScienceDaily

July 17th, 2018 · No Comments

Source: Archaeologists discover bread that predates agriculture by 4,000 years — ScienceDaily

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[Marxism] methane leaks 60 times higher than EPA estimates

July 17th, 2018 · No Comments

Source: [Marxism] methane leaks 60 times higher than EPA estimates

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‘We Are Living in a National Emergency’: MSNBC’s Presidential Historian Reveals Why Trump Has No Historical Precedent | Alternet

July 17th, 2018 · No Comments

Source: ‘We Are Living in a National Emergency’: MSNBC’s Presidential Historian Reveals Why Trump Has No Historical Precedent | Alternet

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As White House Declares Summit a Success, Sanders Rips Trump-Putin Presser as ‘Embarrassing Spectacle’

July 17th, 2018 · No Comments

Source: As White House Declares Summit a Success, Sanders Rips Trump-Putin Presser as ‘Embarrassing Spectacle’

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Reinventing a revolutionary movement (with an evolutionary echo…)

July 16th, 2018 · No Comments

Red Forty-eight Group: need for a new brand of revolutionary movement
November 29th, 2017 ·
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The ‘working class’ is an abstraction, not a person…we cannot predict or control it

July 16th, 2018 · No Comments

We have discussed many times the idea of a universal class. This does not negate the emphasis on the working class but only gives a warning that the abstraction the ‘working class’ is not a person and won’t behave as expected for that reason. The older conception of a revolutionary proletariat no longer works very well, to say the least. We can play it both ways with the idea of the working class and that of a universal class…
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R48G: working class vanguard leading to a new universal class… [Read more →]

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