Why can’t we predict earthquakes if we know about Plate Tectonics?

Because it’s probably bullshit. Earthquakes are supposedly caused by tectonic plates sliding under earth’s crust crashing into and scratching each other. Yet the way these plates move is so chaotic scientists cannot predict when an earthquake will happen. Alternatively the whole plate tectonics theory is just a theory, and not fact. According to my understanding they haven’t dug themselves that deep to take a look whether the plates actually exists, or have verified their existence with sensors of some sort.

It seems toads know a lot more about plate tectonics than scientists: “Today’s scientists understand earthquakes a lot better than we did even 50 years ago, but they still can’t match the quake-predicting prowess of the common toad (Bufo bufo), which can detect seismic activity days in advance of a quake. A 2010 study published in Journal of Zoology found that 96 percent of male toads in a population abandoned their breeding site five days before the earthquake that struck L’Aquila, Italy, in 2009, about 46 miles (74 kilometers) away. Researchers aren’t quite sure how the toads do this, but it’s believed that they can detect subtle signs, such as the release of gases and charged particles, that may occur before a quake”.

So… are they using toads to predict earthquake? Seems like scientists are looking into it. Which is good enough, I guess.

As it is now, however the experts don’t seem to have any good grasp of when an earthquake will happen, but at least they have some notion of which areas are more prone to earthquakes than others. And that’s not saying much, since all it requires from you is to know the history of earthquakes in an area. China, Japan and San Francisco are notorious for big earthquakes, but I don’t think a destructive earthquake has ever been recorded in Finland. In light of this inability to understand the causes and occurrences of earthquakes what good is the plate tectonics theory?

Either the plate tectonics theory is simply wrong, maybe the plates don’t even exist, or they exist but their nature and behaviour is quite different to what the experts think, or the plates behave much as the experts say, but there is another factor they know nothing about which causes earthquakes in conjunction with the moving plates. Common toads seem to know about this mysterious factor, though.

I don’t know much about geology or any of that hard science stuff, so I’m certainly not going to offer an alternative explanation to plate tectonics. But the sad thing is, the so-called experts seem to know less about it than toads, as well. Plate tectonics may be best theory we have for earthquakes, and that is not a happy thought, since it seems quite useless. All of our intelligence and ability to theorize seems quite meaningless when compared with the raw instinct of animals. Remember this if and when you are experiencing a natural disaster. Should you see a scientist in his white coat running one way and a pack of animals running the other way, which one should you follow?

 

 

Links:

Toads: http://science.howstuffworks.com/nature/natural-disasters/earthquake7.htm

How earthquakes work: http://science.howstuffworks.com/nature/natural-disasters/earthquake.htm

Toads ‘could be used to predict earthquakes’: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/8928251/Toads-could-be-used-to-predict-earthquakes.html

Inferiority and Music

Perhaps I’m a horrible judgemental, intolerant elitist person, but I cannot help but feel I am somehow of a superior race than people who cannot keep their crappy music to themselves. Or rather, I feel they are of an inferior race.

Music often an important sign of the kind of person you are. I’ve previously written how modern pop music is not proper music, and that’s by design (or something to that effect). How you inflict your own favourite music onto others also tells a lot about you.

I may have a victim-mentality when it comes to music, but that does not excuse the fact that occasionally I run into people who cannot keep their crappy music to themselves. I have a few different neighbours who occasionally play music too loud, and too late at night or too early in the morning. It pisses me off. It is natural that people do occasionally play music in their own apartments, especially on weekends, and it’s more my problem than theirs if I get annoyed. However, if they start playing music really loud at 4 AM, it’s a different story. Fortunately that hasn’t happened in recent months.

Just 30 minutes ago I heard some very loud music outside, and went to see from the window what was up. There was some guy outside fixing or cleaning his car and playing music on the car stereo. Now I can understand you want to play music when doing boring stuff like that, but he wasn’t simply playing music. He was playing the LOUDEST HE FUCKING COULD. It’s like these people’s radios and stereos only have two settings: off and on. Maybe they haven’t noticed they don’t have to crank the volume to the maximum.

Some years ago I was climbing a mountain with the hiking club of a university in Hong Kong. As we were reaching the summit, some Chinese guy started playing godawful Chinese pop on his cell phone. That sort of ruined the natural settings with the sense of freedom and nice view and all that. People playing music on their cell phones has two different sides of awful, and I don’t know which is worse: 1. usually the music they play is bad, 2. the sound quality on the phone is so bad it will butcher the song regardless. So I don’t know what possess these people to do it, especially in natural settings where you want to escape from that modern crap.

Last year in a hostel in Tokyo, one night there were some Swedish guys (gays) in a neighbouring room. They were of course playing bad music and talking very loud. Hence I know they were Swedish. They sounded rather young, and I can understand their situation, having to live in the gilded cage of socialist Sweden and traveling to the other side of the world to taste some freedom. But I don’t sympathize with them. Is this what freedom is? Being fucking annoying to others with no consideration for decency or moderation? Then maybe a global police state isn’t such a bad thing after all.

I see the uniting factor in all of these cases that the people do not think how their actions affect others. They do not think. They have no consideration for their actions. They merely act. Moreover, people who regularly listen to music very loud probably have incurred some brain damage.

I probably sound like a cantankerous old geezer, and perhaps this is what I am aiming to become. So there!

White Nationalism

The white race is a social construct. So is the black race, the yellow race and red race. Race itself is not a social construct. It certainly exists, but its more complicated than the lazy attempt to explain the differences in different groups of people based on an arbitrarily chosen colour.

When I was in first grade, 7 years old, sitting in art class I held a white crayon in my hand and compared it to my arm, since I had heard I was supposedly white skinned. The crayon and my skin colour did not match. I didn’t get it, why were we called white skinned? I had another crayon that resembled my skin colour, it did not match completely, but it was much closer. I still don’t know what that colour is called. I’ve also heard the word “pink” being used for our skin colour, but that’s quite inaccurate too. Why is there no word for the colour of my skin?

The colour black used for the skin colour of Africans isn’t much better, since most of them are brown, not black. The tone varies based on their geographical area. For instance Ethiopians seem fairly light brown, and Congolese are much darker. They’re still not black. Another confusion in the term black people is that “black” or dark brown skin in not limited to the African Negroid people. Indians from, you know, India can be as “black” as the Africans.

I’m not so sure East-Asians like Chinese, Japanese and Koreans are that yellow either. Their skin colour looks quite similar to the Europeans to me, although some Chinese are certainly more brown. But then again I’ve seen several Chinese and Japanese whose skin colour is whiter than the average European’s.

I’ve never met a proper native American Indian, so I cannot say whether or not red skinned is applicable to them. But I am sceptical of it.

 

Origin of Colour Categories

I don’t know where these categories of race and colour originated, but I imagine it might have been 19th century America. Back then there were “white”, “black”, “red” and even some “yellow” people in the US. The people needed some way to address their obvious racial differences in a quick manner, and thus these colours were used the distinguish them. Back then, this social convention was probably adequate, but I don’t understand why we are still using these archaic distinctions in the 21st century?

I don’t think it’s racist or offensive, except in the sense that it’s inaccurate and confusing. It is not “hate-speech” to call someone white, black or yellow skinned, but it’s inaccurate. To me, as an official member of the language Nazi party, that is one of the greatest crimes imaginable.

There are terms Caucasian, Negroid and Mongoloid for these different racial groups, but they have their own problems. Caucasian ties us to the Caucasus mountains, and I don’t know why the term is used, or if those mountains have any specific meaning for “white” people. Mongoloid assumes that the Mongols are the generic representative of the Asian races, which I don’t agree with being much more familiar with East-Asia. I do kind of the like words Negroid and Negro, but I know many people would disagree with that assessment.

I don’t have a solution for this problem, except that the terms and words we have now are inaccurate and not sufficient. We need to redefine terms. Enough blabbering about this, let’s get down to business.

 

White Nationalism

White Nationalism has recently been mentioned ever-increasingly in the alternative media. Taking into account what I said above, it should hint that I’m sceptical about it. I don’t think it’s evil or racist. I do recognize that the people who call themselves White Nationalists are searching for their own identity in this multi-cultural chaos, which is something I appreciate. But since I don’t think the white race really exists, I don’t think White Nationalism is a valid ideology.

This whole concept of the white race sounds more like a definition used by the enemies of the various European races. The white peoples of Europe are Germanic, Latin, Slavic, Finno-Hungarian and so on. Calling them white works only as a rough generalization. I imagine it was originally coined by people from a race/religion that hates all of the European races anyway, if you catch my drift. In a sense, calling the European nations being part of the white race refutes the uniqueness and exploits of each particular race.

White Nationalism sounds like an American thing, I don’t think we need it in Europe. Since many of the “white” Americans notice they have more in common with each other than non-“white” Americans, although the “white” Americans hail from various different nations in Europe originally. It would probably be quite odd if someone with Scottish ancestry, but whose family has lived in the States for centuries, suddenly declared himself Scottish, since he’s not. Same goes for English, Germans, et al. There’s a difference between having ancestry tied to a certain race or geographic area to physically being part of that group. So I don’t see Americans asserting their identity based on their individual European origins as a valid option.

So how about “white” Americans just call themselves Americans? They do obviously have their roots in Europe, but they are not Europeans anymore. Or if that’s somehow excluding being American from African-Americans and Asian-Americans, how about call themselves European-American? European-American could be viewed as a new race compiled from various European races.

 

Racial Purity

While I do sympathize with members of any race wanting to live in a community where the majority is racially homogenic, I don’t see any 100% pure “white” communities as a practical or reasonable option. Who is going to define what is “white” anyway? How are you going to enforce it? Do genetic tests on everyone to ensure they’re completely white? Once again, what is white anyways? I don’t think genetics are that black and white (pardon the pun). If a white guy has a black/yellow wife, are you going to exile him?

I do understand that White Nationalists want to live with their own, nothing wrong with that, but you have to be able to distinguish between a community that’s completely multi-cultural, which often leads to chaos, and having a fairly homogenic community with a little bit of diversity. Seoul in South Korea certainly has lots of foreigners these days, but there’s no confusion that Koreans are still the majority, and rule the country (at least on the surface, but that is a political issue, not a racial one).

 

Conclusion

I applaud that the White Nationalists are searching for their ethnic identity, but I think White Nationalism is based on some false assumptions and cultural constructs. If they are serious about this stuff, they should look beyond it.

Christianity

I’ve had a fairly complex relationship with Christianity all my life. As a child I began to detest it, and did so until my mid-twenties. As a teenager I, as most people of our time, were offered the false dichotomy of Christianity or materialistic science. I chose the latter, because it didn’t seem as dumb even though since then I’ve forsaken that belief system as well. In my mid-twenties I began to realize there is as much validity to the Christian world view as any other, even though it was still dumb, but so was any other belief system. I stopped resenting Christianity. I got rid of my emotional baggage on it. Then I could see Christianity truly as the monstrosity it is. Yet it’s never that simple, is it.

Christianity and the Abrahamic religions have been described as a mind virus, and I wouldn’t disagree with it, but I’m not sure if it is strictly true either. I’m more inclined to think of Christianity at least as a vehicle for this ancient Archontic mind virus. It’s almost as if there are these two sides to it, that don’t really know of each other and don’t generally interact with each other. Perhaps this is the ingeniousity of it. The religion of love and compassion has been used as justification for all sorts of violence and torture, and often spread with the sword, and not the pen.

 

Christianity in Finland (or the Bad)

This certainly happened here in Finland around a thousand years ago. Thanks Sweden. This is one reason I, and many other Finns, have resented Sweden for forcing Christianity on us through force, but of course the same had happened to Swedes before us. They were infected with the virus and had no choice but to infect others. I’d never seen Finland as a purely Christian country, even though in my childhood in the eighties we were. I call it more like lip-service Christianity. Most people didn’t really feel Jesus or Jehovah in their hearts, but it was simply something you should do. Part of the patriarchal control system, or rather the cult of consensus society. Since most people act they are Christian, you have to do it too or you’re punished. This may have been different in other countries in central Europe or whatever. Perhaps in other lands, people truly embraced Christianity, and it wasn’t simply an act of oppression. But not here. We are the men of the North and we do not worship Semitic gods willingly.

Now, I find that Christianity has almost disappeared from the minds of common people. It’s some embarrassing shadow people aren’t supposed to shed light on, except when archaic clerical institutions refuse to allow gay marriage, or some Cultural Marxist tripe like that. Now we are lip-service atheists. I don’t know when or how it happened. Was there a meeting somewhere that I missed? Back in the nineties we still had the lip-service Christianity thing, somewhere post 9/11 there was this invisible shift in the attitudes of people. It almost makes me want to have Christianity back. Almost.

I’ve written about this previously, so I won’t waste much time here, but I argue that Atheism is the fourth Abrahamic religion. It is a continuation of the mind virus, it does not represent freedom from the virus, but deeper enslavement into it. It is merely a system of dogma without any spirituality or mystical aspects to it. No life.

 

The Good

Despite all of the countless horrible things that Christianity has wrought on the earth, it would be intellectually dishonest to deny its good aspects. There are loads of good people who are Christian and the have been many such people in history. There are aspects of Christian spirituality I find truthful. I do consider the Bible to contain valuable information. I greatly dislike the cult formed around the Bible, and the worship of the book as the word of God. I do agree that God works in mysterious ways, so even though the Bible was of course written by men, and it was altered in the Council of Nicea in 325 AD and all that stuff, I can agree to the possibility that the Bible does contain information from beyond that we should know more about. Yet I think this applies to several other books as well. There’s so much different interpretations of the Bible around there, Bible code and who knows what. I’d be quite hesitant to dismiss the Bible as silly fairy tales. But I also abhor the use of the Bible as some sort of talisman, or an excuse to try to justify one’s particular delusions as reality.

It’s nice to see there’s also some sort of Christian truth movement going on. Although many of them have a very stubborn, dogmatic view on things, which I find hard to connect with, I also realize that many Christians understand the simple fact that there is a battle between good and evil going on on this planet. I certainly don’t agree with them on many details of how and why this is happening, but I agree there are not only nasty control freak people running this place, but there seems to be a more ancient, and less human evil at play too. I don’t see so many atheists recognizing this.

 

My Ugly Theory

There’s definitely the nasty mind virus-side to Christianity, but there is a positive side to it too. I figure this partially, at least, due to the Pagan elements in Christianity. Christmas doesn’t have anything to do with Jesus, it’s a Solstice celebration. Easter refers to Ishtar. Catholic reverence for the Saints seems like Pagan god worship to me. Even the myth of the god dying on the tree and getting resurrected predates Christianity by assloads (assload is a theological academic unit of time and means “a long period of time”). None of this in new information, of course, and many Christians wouldn’t agree with this, but I see many of these Pagan elements as remains from an older, natural religion that our ancestors followed. The mind virus had to adopt a guise that the Pagans would be attracted to to sucker them in, but once they bought the whole package they couldn’t let go of it. They were assimilated into the collective. Yet perhaps, the Pagan elements in Christianity were still working their magic, and have gradually been subverting the mind virus to more healthy ends.

So even though Christianity started off as a nasty Abrahamic religion, it really didn’t start off as one, since it had borrowed older elements into it. Over the course of millennia certain sects of Christianity may have shed off the virus, and became Pagan in the core while remaining Christian on the surface. I don’t know if this is true, but just trying to make sense of all of this.

So this is my Heretical view on things. Take it or leave it. I don’t want to offend any Christians, I’m just saying it as I sees it.

 

Outer Space, Consciousness and Computers

Recently I’ve discussed mostly about political and other down to earth-stuff, and I feel like I’m neglecting weird and fascinating stuff that I don’t really know anything about, yet I must conjecture what it might be. What is outer space? The stars, planets, the alleged emptiness out there? Everyone who’s a fan science fiction like me has wondered this several times. However, I don’t feel the questions that most sci-fi movies present are really sufficient.

Let’s say there is life and intelligence out there, but of what kind? I doubt it’s the way various races are presented in Star Wars or Star Trek where the races are sort of like us. Flesh and blood creatures that squabble with each other over politics and territory. It makes interesting fiction and stories, but we shouldn’t confuse it with how things really are. Star Trek also has various episodes with non-corporeal entities from different dimensions, or of pure consciousness. Perhaps that is the direction we should be heading.

When I was a child in the 80s and 90s the scientific consensus seemed to be that there’s the vastness of space out there with countless rocks and combinations of gases floating about, but it’s all meaningless and dead. Even likelihood of life on earth was low according to science, although this planet is full of different kinds of life. Compared to that Star Wars/Trek or even the gray aliens on X-files, or the monsters from Alien movies seemed like a pleasant alternative. Since outer space is allegedly infinite, or at least it’s bigger than my mind can comprehend, it would be such a waste if there wasn’t purpose out there. There must be something conscious out there, or perhaps space itself is conscious. I think there was a Futurama episode (a comedic sci-fi cartoon series) where outer space was a vast, god-like computer, or perhaps one constellation was. Perhaps this is in simple terms what the stars are.

Before the modern age, spaceflight and all that mystics and magicians perceived of the stars as the astral plane. It wasn’t merely distant physical objects floating out there, but a different level of consciousness with dangers, wonders and beings they could interact with. The stars were within and without us, and they were alive. Nowadays we can observe stars and planets with telescopes, and send craft and probes out there to gather data. Some of it is probably quite valuable, but I don’t think it is enough. I don’t think we can reach the truth if we just treat the outer space as something physical we examine with our technological gadgets.

In modern Ufology and abduction experiences and all that stuff countless people have reported meeting beings from all over the cosmos. From planets, star systems and galaxies like Orion, Draco, Betelgeuse or Sirius. They also describe all sorts of species and races. Past life experiences can also say that people lived in the distant past in Orion or whatever. While I’m sceptical of much of that sort of information, and think a lot of it might be government psy-ops and result from mind control experiments, I’m not comfortable dismissing such information either.

What if, let’s say Sirius, is not merely a fiery ball in the sky, but a hub of some sort. Ultimately all we are as physical beings is information in the “Matrix”, and our thoughts, emotions and experiences are information too. Therefore outer space and everything else there is also information. That information out there has a physical form, at least some of the information (a small part since “Dark Matter” is ” 84.5% of the total matter in the universe” according to Wikipedia, and “dark energy plus dark matter constitute 95.1% of the total content of the universe.”), but those stars and planets also have a conscious or spiritual form. The incompetence of modern “science” pretty much says this by acknowledging it knows practically nothing about anything, since almost everything is this mysterious dark stuff they know nothing about.

Stars, star systems, constellations, galaxies are all hubs of certain types of information. They record the tendency or habit of something. Let’s look at the internet. It is full of various kinds of hubs. Two such hubs I frequent often are websites of David Icke and Red Ice Creations. They are aching to planets in the star system of conspiracy theories and alternative research. There are countless planets in the system, such as Infowars, Before it’s News, Whatreallyhappened.com, FreemanTV and so on. Some are big, others are small. Different people visit them with different frequencies and intentions. Another star system in the same galaxy might be that of researchers who deal with non-local sciences, or bringing spirituality back to science, and others types of alternative research. Rupert Sheldrake, Bruce Lipton and Graham Hancock are examples of this, and they have their websites. The information they present is certain related to that of the conspiracy websites, but ultimately is not focused on that. I don’t know if my explanation makes sense, but this is sort of how I try to understand outer space, or the astral.

So when a being someone perceives as an ET says it comes from Sirius, it might mean it originates from that information hub. The kind of information inherent in that hub is totally different to the way we process information on the hub of earth, it can be mind-blowing, and confusing. We do not understand what they mean, and we rationalize it mean that they are physical beings from a planet far away and they flew here with a flying saucer. Although in actuality the distance is probably due to our way of perceiving and processing information. You cannot run programs from a Commodore 64 computer from the eighties on a modern PC, unless you use an emulator specifically designed to run C-64 software. And if you tried to run a modern 3D game on the Commodore 64, you would probably fry its circuits. Modern day Apple Macs and PCs are more equal in their computing power, but the ways they process information are different. You cannot simply run an .exe-file on a Mac, even though Macs and PCs have many of the same programs. Although when the program is running its works more or less the same on both computers, but the process of programming the computer to bring out the same result is different. Or so I imagine. I’m not a programmer.

I think I’ve proven my geekiness for now having talked about space, sci-fi and computers enough. The truth is out there.

 

Links:

Dark Matter: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_matter

We need New Instruments

John B. Wells, a radio host formerly at Coast to Coast and currently running Caravan to Midnight, has mentioned on a few occasions that we need new instruments. He isn’t simply talking about music, although music might be included in what he’s referring to, which is that we need to come up with new ideas how to live our lives. How to organize society, and so forth. The old models aren’t working anymore. I’m going to focus on one aspect of this in particular, terminology, as I am an official member of the language Nazi party.

People throw words around trying to pin-point the cause of our troubles, and find a solution to them. Capitalism is the problem so we need socialism. No, socialism is the problem so we need capitalism. In Europe the word socialism has a more benign meaning of a society where the weak are taken care of, whereas in America it is equated with the horrors and slaughter of historical communism. And I don’t really care anymore which, if either, definition is the correct one. For some capitalism is the same as crony capitalism, to another person they’re quite different. To one guy Free Trade is an expression of freedom, to another it is another word for corporatism. To an anarchist anarchism means freedom to run your own life and to take responsibility for it, and to most people it means raping and pillaging wantonly. Conversely to an anarchist government is pure violence and oppression, and to a statist it is an instrument of stability and order.

I could find an e-dictionary and copy/paste the definition of each term here and feel proud of myself, but the next time I read an article that uses the word “capitalism” for instance, their definition is bound to differ from the “correct” one. So how about we face the facts and aknowledge that plenty of these smart sounding words don’t work anymore. Words are part of language, and language is supposed to be used to communicate with other people. To convey them some sort of message. These words fail to do so. Instead we use them as magical talismans to make us sound smart and as if we know what we are talking about. Well, I’m sorry, I don’t. There’s so many of these power words that sound important, but their only power is in enthralling us. We feel as if we can combine the right kind of spell with them, it will have a mystical effect which will cause something to happen. Such as: we need to have socialized medicine and capitalist enterprise with limited government to ensure free trade does not develop into a cartel. Who fucking cares?

What I advocate, the new instrument, is trying to express things in our own words. Try to avoid all talismanic words, since they tend to get misunderstood. We have this baggage of history behind us, socially and language-wise, and we don’t want to let go off that stuff. We obsess over form, and forget the function. Everyone with shred of sanity agrees that it is preferable to live in a society where you can live the way you want to live, without having to worry excessively about becoming a victim of violence. It’s just that everyone disagrees how that is to be accomplished. Instead of throwing about these clichéd words we should learn to express our concerns in our own words, not with someone else’s, or we’ll just be living our lives based on how they want things to be.

 

Talismanic words: socialism, capitalism, communism, democracy, anarchism, libertarianism, invidualism, collectivism, consciousness, terrorism, government, monarchy, religion, talismanic word…

 

Links:

Caravan to Midnight: http://caravantomidnight.com/

Nationalism

I guess you could call me a nationalist. It’s not really a political or philosophical ideal I adhere to, but because in the course of my life I’ve noticed that’s something that comes naturally to people. The notion of nationalism has become somewhat popular in the alternative media as of it, but I’m not jumping on the band wagon simply because it’s popular. I’m jumping on the band wagon, because having seen a bit of the world I’ve noticed it’s one of the few ways we as human being can have sane society.

Nationalists are sometimes depicted as rednecks who’ve never left their country and hate outsiders and all that, but that’s usually a position that people who haven’t travelled much take. They think of a few simplistic stereotypes about nationalists, and convince themselves that nationalist is synonymous with racist or a xenophobe. They protect this belief with their ignorance and narcissistic sense of moral superiority. At least this was sort of how I was before I had travelled the world.

A nationalist understands the fact that every human being belongs to a nation, race of some sort, and tries to make the best of it. I am not talking about a political or legal entity such as a government that pretends to represent a nation. I’m talking about real flesh and blood, and spirit, individuals that are part of some ethnic group, whether they like or not.

Understanding this simple fact is tied to the simple, yet profound cliché “Know thyself”. Self knowledge is the utmost first step to gaining any wisdom or true knowledge, for if you do not know yourself, you cannot know anything else since you, the individual is the Event Horizon through which you perceive this reality (as I’ve heard it described). I think that the reality we are looking at is the same for each of us, but the ways we look at it, and the details we deem important vary greatly depending on the individual. And we are individuals, but we are also part of a group. We did not spring into existence from the void. We have been molded by our national heritage. Be it the history, the triumphs and tragedies of our ancestors, the genes of our parents and their parents, or the cultural and spiritual heritage. We are a part of vast continuum of our race stretching from ancient prehistory to the unknown future. Knowing our place in that story is paramount.

None of this means we should enslave ourselves to repeating the traditions of our ancestors without a second thought. Rather, I think it means we have to wonder what it means to be a part of your nation today, since there are globalist forces at hand attempting to turn everyone into generic minions of the international corporatist system. The way everyone lived on this planet even a hundred years ago was quite different. This includes your ancestors, and we have to redefine what it means to be Finnish, German, Ugandan, Japanese or American. How can we have a meaningful connection to what our ancestors held sacred, even though the things we grew up cherishing were quite different to them.

 

East-Asian nations

What prompted me to change my view on nationalism, from being something old-fashioned and xenophobic, to something important and natural, is living one year Japan, Hong Kong and South Korea each. Those were consciousness expanding, positive experiences although not without hardship. Afterwards I wondered why did I want to go to those countries? One simple reason is there was something in those nations that attracted me to them. The identity of the national culture. I don’t think anyone in Asia wonders what nation or race they belong to (although they seem to be struggling to align that identity to the modern times). Compared with the West where increasingly people are taught to believe that one’s heritage is not important. They prefer to think everyone is a blank slate, and differences occur simply because we are brainwashed by culture to believe differently. While I do agree that we are brainwashed by the culture we grow up in a great deal, it does not mean culture is the only thing that affects us. I think the fact that many people believe in this Marxist idea is proof of harmful and untrue conditioning if anything is. Ultimately all of this politically correct thinking is probably based on trying to make it easier for academic models to explain things by reducing everyone to be the same. But are all quite different, from different nations, and different races. And it’s a good thing.

Like I said, it’s all about knowing yourself, and being infatuated with East-Asian cultures and their ethnic quirks, it made me realize I’m not just a generic human being, nor a European or even just a Westerner. I’m a Finn. Whether I like it or not. It’s a fact. It’s pointless to argue about its merits. No use to weigh whether it would be better or worse to be German or American, or to try to be Japanese, since I’m none of that. It doesn’t mean I haven’t acquired some Japanese or American quirks, but deep down I know now what I am. Perhaps I would prefer to be a Hobbit from the Shire, or a Jedi with mystical force powers, but since I’m not it’s only delusional to try kid myself I am. That doesn’t stop me from pretending I’m something like that in a roleplaying or computer game, though.

 

Unity in Nationhood

Knowing that you’re part of a nation, or a race, is a unifying factor. A real incentive to unify. David Icke and others in the “truth movement” have been saying for years that we have to unify. It’s all well to say that, but I was always wondering how should we do that? It’s not enough for people to unify simple based on the understanding that there some shadowy Illuminati or globalist cabal out there scheming to enslave or destroy all of us. It would be nice if it was, but alas it’s too abstract a reason, an ideological basis that sounds nice in theory. Yet 9/11 activists can’t even agree on whether planes actually hit the towers or not, or whether they were brought down by thermite, or energy weapons or what.  We need something concrete, and that is nationhood. Ties of blood. I may not like most Finns that much, or don’t agree with them on most things, but the fact is we are all facing the same problems. It is already enough incentive for us to stand together. All we really need to do is learn to communicate. That is especially hard for us Finns.

None of this means, of course, that we should unite to conquer other nations or silly stuff like that. Rather, let’s say Finns managed to unite in some practical sense, then we could help our neighbours the Swedes or Russians in their struggle against the evil forces manipulating the planet. Regaining one’s self nationhood should not make you hate others for being different. That would be delusional.

Although ultimately I do not support nation states. I don’t believe in any central government, and I’d like see nations break up into small city states, villages or tribes. They’d still be part of the same nation, but with politically different areas and systems. But as we are currently being led towards a one world government we have to ease ourselves gradually the other way.

 

Immigration

I am not against immigration. It would be quite silly if I was, since I’ve been an immigrant three times as an exchange student in Asia. There’s a difference between individuals choosing to immigrate to another country and mass immigration where you pour hordes of outsiders into a country because it gives the “elites” an ideological hard-on. Sweden would be the best or worst example of this. I want to keep this short, so I’ll just say it’s nice when people really want to go to foreign countries out their free will and interact with different people. But they should understand they are the minority, and accept it. Not try to infiltrate the country or anything, which most free immigrants understand. Whereas the horde immigrants come to Europe because the politicians promise them free stuff.

 

Conclusion

I’ve rambled on long enough. Whoever you are, wherever you’re from understand what your nation is, and try to respect others nations. I believe this comes naturally to most people. However, nowadays as many Westerners have forgotten their nation no-one really respects them.