Thursday, June 8, 2017

Postmodernism -- The Destroyers' Philosophy

This is Jordan Peterson, a Canadian clinical psychologist and professor of psychology at the University of Toronto. And this video about postmodernism is an eye opener. Understanding postmodernism brings understanding of those who hold with the philosophy ... and this video clearly explains why they are our enemies.

Professor Peterson recommends this book, Explaining Postmodernism by Stephen R.C. Hicks, a Canadian-American philosopher who teaches at Rockford University. The book is available as a downloadable PDF here:

Dr. Hicks' book is a bit involved, although I've read texts on philosophy that are much more arcane and difficult. But the conclusion he reaches isn't difficult at all. In fact, his conclusions are hardly new.

"Nihilism is close to the surface in the postmodern intellectual movement in a historically unprecedented way," he says and he devotes a section to "Foucault and Derrida on the end of man".

It mirrors what Igor Shafaravich, Soviet mathemetician and dissident, wrote about socialism decades ago, here edited from a paraphrase found at Sobran's:

"...socialism had endured throughout history, usually in the form of one or another Christian heresy. It gives expression to the gnostic urge to rebel — the rebellion of the educated against the constraints imposed by Creation and by God. In earlier periods, when of course the socialist label was not used, it could be identified by its insistent, unvarying emphasis on certain goals: the destruction of private property and of the traditional or 'nuclear' family; and above all, the dismemberment of traditional, or orthodox religion. Throughout history, the phenomenon has been obsessed with material equality, and with the eradication of individual and gender distinctions. It wars incessantly against the normal. A 'striving for self-destruction,' for nothingness, for the “death of mankind,” is the true goal of socialism. Instinctively, without stating it or even seeing it as the conscious goal, the socialist phenomenon seeks the death of the human race."

Socialism's goal is the death of mankind.

The people I call The Destroyers -- antifa, BLM, TEDNOLA, anarchists, leftists and other assorted haters -- have targeted Southern heritage, just as they have targeted Trump events, conservative speakers at universities, and others.

They are formidable opponents, but not invincible. Everything that helps us understand them and push back should be welcomed, and learned from, by our people. That includes  Professor Peterson's video, and Dr. Hicks' book.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

ANNOUNCING The Dixie Flyer

An underground newsletter dedicated to supporting and promoting Southern and Confederate heritage.
The Flyer is single-fold, letter-sized, to be printed front and back, and photocopied for distribution. Content is focused on current heritage battles.

It will be professionally digitally typeset and made available for download as a PDF file. It can be taken on disk or thumb drive, or uploaded, to quick-print shops for photocopying. (If you photocopy it yourself, make sure you know how to do two-sided copying.)

A digital version of each edition will be available for reading online.

The Flyer will be a cooperative, volunteer project, at least for the foreseeable future. To be successful, I am looking for:
1. Writers/content providers. Content should fit one of these categories:
A. successful strategies for counter-attacking opponents, short of violence. The Flyer will not endorse or encourage violence.
B. neutralizing the arguments of critics, offline and online, particularly on social media,
C. persuading authorities and the general public,
D. "Did you know" features -- interesting historical tidbits (a few sentences) not generally known.
E. inspirationals, to combat discouragement.

Writers' guidelines will be posted in the future.
2. Original artwork and photography related the Flyer's mission and/or a specific article or report.

3. Advertisers -- Since the Flyer will be small -- 5 1/2 inches wide by 8 1/2 inches tall, and four pages (front, back, and two inside), ad space will be minimal -- one column inch per ad, two ads per issue. Ad costs are not set at this time, but will also be minimal, to defray the cost of web hosting and a domain name.

4. Distributors. In addition to activists who will hand out Flyers at gatherings and pass them out at city and county council meetings and other venues, we need heritage-friendly businesses to make space for a Dixie Flyer display rack. Acrylic bi-fold-sized racks are cheap and work fine. If you don't have a business but you know of one, ask if you can set up the displays and keep the rack stocked with Flyers. 
Southern heritage supporters, visit the new page for The Dixie Flyer at It's Our Heritage webpage. Read the preliminary issue of the Flyer online, or download a PDF. The downloadable version is in two pages (front/back and two inner pages) for printing out, photocopying and distribution. If you use a quick print shop, ask them to show you how to do two-sided copies; then, a single fold makes the Flyer ready for distribution.

Plans are to put a new issue online every two weeks. Content will relate directly to out endangered monuments, and how to fight back.

Meanwhile, here's the preliminary version:

The Dixie Flyer

If you download, print, and distribute, please let me know your experience, not only with the printing, copying, etc. (in case I need to change anything) but also what kind of reception you get.