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 on: July 30, 2016, 07:17:44 am 
Started by Milo - Last post by Milo
This organization is not only keeping kids off the streets of Detroit, but they also offer mentoring for the fathers.

Watch what happens when the boy starts crying.

Congrats to Bruce, our latest recruit to pass his Initiation Test into the Cave of Adullam Transformational Training Academy. I decided to share this part of his Initiation Test to encourage all of you to not only allow your sons to cry when facing emotional stress, but more importantly, patiently walk them through it.
During these perverse times, it's truly vital that we, the men and fathers of this generation, do not allow our boys to grow up with a false sense of masculinity like we did. Unfortunately our fathers never displayed what masculine sensitivity looked like. So as a result, we have a generation of emotionally unstable men walking in unresolved anger, confusion and depression.

Besides being dexterous at physical combat and spiritual warfare, a warrior of God is also creative, orderly, sensitive, caring and compassionate. So we place strong emphasis on allowing our recruits to openly express their emotions, so that we can teach them how to use those emotions to their benefit, and become a comprehensive man of God. Take a moment to watch and be encouraged, and be blessed. Click "HD" for better quality. Shalom

The Cave of Adullam Transformational Training Academy is based out of Detroit Michigan

 on: July 29, 2016, 10:32:07 am 
Started by MagicM - Last post by Milo
Even so, freeing up an economy internally has lifted many from abject poverty in India and China.

Yup. And I don't have a problem with American trade being a catalyst for these emerging economies as long as we don't end up with the short end of the stick.

 on: July 28, 2016, 08:49:25 pm 
Started by MagicM - Last post by MagicM
It does no good to put money in people's pockets if their corrupt governments steal it from them.f

Too true. Even so, freeing up an economy internally has lifted many from abject poverty in India and China.

 on: July 27, 2016, 07:13:51 am 
Started by MagicM - Last post by Milo
The whole idea of "free trade" is a pipe-dream. One of the reasons the American colonists wrote the Declaration of Independence was so that we could trade with the Spanish, French, and Dutch. International trade was about making money. Now its about--as you point out, Jo--lifting people out of poverty while giving corporations cheap labor. Free trade does very little to change the politics or internal affairs of most of these countries, so it is a weak poverty-buster. It does no good to put money in people's pockets if their corrupt governments steal it from them. Nigeria is a perfect example.

 on: July 27, 2016, 03:37:46 am 
Started by MagicM - Last post by MagicM
Milo and Brad
IMO free trade works in favour of developing countries where labour costs are low and the hi tech, finance and export sectors in first world economies. But some countries still have protectionist policies so there is no level playing field while governments in countries like Australia are reluctant to prop up uncompetitive industries.

Free trade has lifted millions in third world countries out of poverty while doing the very opposite in rust belt areas of the West. Here in Oz the government is encouraging innovation start ups while investing in defence (i.e. a new fleet of submarines) to support local manufacturing - at a much higher cost! Until now we have relied on coal and iron ore exports to turbo charge the economy but as prices have fallen mining jobs have disappeared as well.

There is no doubt that free trade has boosted the world economy as a whole and this has driven the process of globalisation and accompanying mass immigration. But it has resulted in too many losers in western economies and too many challenges to social cohesion. Something has to give.

 on: July 26, 2016, 11:39:07 am 
Started by MagicM - Last post by bradINblue
Thanks Jo (& Milo). Shared this with Steve & while oblivious of the Alt Right movement, it has been our position the Trump phenomena and Brexit (which we supported) are two of the same and this 'global backlash' has just begun. Not good news for what the Left has morphed into and equally troublesome for The Weekly Standard curmudgeons.

Haven't put much thought into the political stature of Russia other than assuming it's just getting its legs and Putin is dangerous. The parallels in this article make sense so I'll read on. 


 on: July 26, 2016, 09:13:13 am 
Started by MagicM - Last post by Milo
Another good analysis of the fundamentals driving change in politics lately.

I have been all over the Midlands, and I could see some heartbreaking similarities to cities like Allentown, PA, Columbus, OH, and Davenport, IA. The problem is not just the loss of manufacturing jobs for the aging blue-collar. Young men and women have been effected by it too. What happens to those youth who are not college bound? There aren't enough vocational training programs out there to tech them a trade any more. And look what is happening to those who are graduated from college. A mountain of debt, and no jobs to help them pay it off. Of course, college debt itself is making several people rich, and not all of them (sorry Bernie) are big banks.

I think the thing that is most sinister in all of this is the forced diversity. Natural diversity happens when people willingly borrow from each others' cultures. Natural diversity happens when individuals of different ethnicity decide that they like each other, and they want to spend time in each others' company. When we come together because we're afraid to be chastised if we don't, that's fake. The fakeness breeds resentment. The resentment blocks natural diversity.

I agree that over time we will eventually strike a comfortable balance between globalism, nationalism, multiculturalism, and ethnocentrism. But for now, its time for the jobs to come back home, and for people to be able to accept or reject culture as suits them best.

 on: July 24, 2016, 10:58:03 pm 
Started by MagicM - Last post by MagicM
Here is another article on this the me which asserts that while globalism is unstoppable, globalist promoters will have to pull their head in the short term. The last four paragraphs (in bold) seem to encapsulate Trump's policy direction. Thoughts?

Much of the post-Brexit and primary election conventional wisdom seems to be stuck in a political narrative in which the Brexit vote and the rise of Trumpism in the United States are seen as symbols of the populist revolution. These symbols are combined with a nationalist tide has been sweeping not only the United Kingdom and the United States, but also many other parts of Europe, including Poland, Hungary, France, The Netherlands and Scandinavia, not to mention, Russia, Turkey, India and Israel.

According to this narrative, economic insecurity and cultural anxiety that reflect sociodemographic trends have given momentum to ethnonationalism and religious separatism in both the United States and the United Kingdom. The Rust Belt is pitted against New York City, and the Midlands against London.

The aging blue-collar workers and residents of the rural areas, remnants of the shrinking white English tribe—patriotic, God-fearing and hardworking—have lost their jobs in the declining manufacturing industries the never recovered from the Great Recession. They feel that they have been economically squeezed by the forces of globalization that are being promoted by the political and economic elites in New York and London, that they are culturally marginalized and threatened by nonwhite immigrants who are “taking over” their country, and that secular liberal elites are responsible for the cultural decadence that is supposedly inflicting their societies.

At the same time, gigantic metropolitan areas have been growing and prospering thanks to globalization and immigration: a flourishing globalized service economy; a concentration of young and educated professionals; immigrants that are mostly integrated into open societies; tolerance of the other and accommodation of changes in cultural mores, like same-sex marriage; a demographic balance that is swinging in the direction of unmarried men and women, the young and the purveyors of the “cognitive economy”, rather than those with large families, the old and industrial workers.

Ironically, both the fans and the critics of globalism share versions of this narrative. The first are bashing the ignorant, nativists, racists and xenophobic voters who are allegedly trying to place obstacles on the way of the forces of political, economic and social change and progress. The latter counter that “the people” are winning the day by protecting their national sovereignty and re-embracing their national identity while challenging corrupt elites that are protecting their own political and economic interests.

In way, both side to this debate are warning that we are slipping into nightmare scenarios. The globalists believe that Britain exiting the EU and Donald Trump occupying the White House are the harbingers of things to come: Mussolini’s brown-shirts are on their way; and we all know who is going to show in the not-so-distant future. Could it be…the Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan? Or maybe Hitler?

From that perspective, globalism, like Marxism, another example of the idea of economic determinism, failed to materialize and proved to be an illusion. The economic rewards provided through the process of globalization were not spread evenly in society: Turning the lords of finance and high-tech into super-billionaires who fashion themselves as the Master of the Universe, while decimating the large manufacturing industries and creating a new class of losers among the economically squeezed members of the middle class and blue-class workers.

Moreover, the dogma of globalism assumed that humans who desire to preserve their individual identity, to have wings to fly and to gain economic freedom, would celebrate the dawn of a new age of economic liberty. Long live the economic man! But humans also want to belong to a group, to maintain a sense of collective identity and to have roots in the past. When these two colliding needs are not in balance, the political man returns and a political backlash to achieve new equilibrium is inevitable.

Brexit and Trumpism may be indication that a political backlash is taking place right now and that nationalism is on the rise. But we shouldn’t conclude that nationalism is about to replace globalism as the new driving force in politics and economics. Instead it’s a sign that a certain rebalancing between these two forces is creating a basis for a new equilibrium in industrialized societies.

That means in practical terms that the political and economic elites may have to slow down their efforts to liberalize global trade, deregulate financial markets and open borders to new immigration. They need to reassess some aspects of the ambitious globalization agenda: supranational institutions, like the EU, will need to return more power to national governments. Some free trade agreements may have to be renegotiated. Immigration needs to be restricted based on economic, national security and cultural considerations. And celebrate the passage of same-sex legislation before trying to force schools to allow “trans” men to use the women’s toilets. Easy does it!

Promoting and embracing such correction to the globalism project and the liberal principles it embodies doesn’t amount to buying into the notions of ultranationalism, protectionism, nativism or racism. They seem to be sensible responses by political leaders to the legitimate concerns of their voters and a way to deny political demagogues the opportunity to exploit economic anxiety and social alienation.

The burden of self-correction is on the side of the liberal political and economic elites who promote globalism who need to recognize that progress doesn’t move automatically forward in a linear fashion. Their opponents are wrong: It would impossible to stop the world and get down and close borders to trade and immigration. But it’s time for them to take some time out and find ways to co-opt their opponents, and convince them that the choice isn’t between globalism and nationalism. We’re all Cosmonationalists now!

 on: July 24, 2016, 10:47:34 pm 
Started by MagicM - Last post by MagicM

David and I were happy as pigs in shit when Brexit won. I don't know how the media in Australia covered it, but over here it was largely misunderstood by the media, and once the Dow recovered from its initial Brexit dip, it was forgotten by most media outlets.

Hey ho Milo!

John and I were also glued to the telly during the referendum and were also very happy the Brexiteers won. The youngsters who voted Remain reviled their elders for voting Leave. When they get older and a bit wiser IMO they will be grateful their parents won back their country and democratic control over their own lives.

Here in Oz opinion was divided in the media although Murdoch’s flagship The Australian came out in favour of Brexit for reasons of restoring democracy and on economic grounds as the UK will now be able to cut trade deals globally outside the shackles of the EU.

Re the alt right - here in Oz non traditional right of centre and right wing populist parties drew votes away from the mainstream conservative governing coalition making the conservative win in the recent election a close run thing. These parties, like Trump, favour more protectionist  trade policies and some support suspending the immigration intake especially from Syria – Oz has agreed to take 12,000.

 on: July 24, 2016, 10:42:41 am 
Started by MagicM - Last post by Milo
GREAT article, Jo. DeLarge hits the nail on the head.

I have considered myself part of the Alt-Right (surprise!!) for some time now, and have been reading VDare and Takimag for years. I too think its hysterical that the MSM is just catching up with this movement, while defining it as racist and anti-semetic while blaming Trump for its existence. They haven't got a fucking clue. The MSM and their Regressive overlords are so tone-deaf to what young people--young conservatives especially--are saying and thinking that it is almost sad. For a more in-depth look at the Alt-Right, I suggest this article:

DeLarge also does a good job encapsulating Cultural Marxism, and explaining why it the problem creating the international backlash. Both the US and the UK have suffered under unrestricted, poorly-planned globalization for the last 30 least. David and I were happy as pigs in shit when Brexit won. I don't know how the media in Australia covered it, but over here it was largely misunderstood by the media, and once the Dow recovered from its initial Brexit dip, it was forgotten by most media outlets. In the interim, however, Brexit was portrayed by some MSM over here as being driven by racism. Of course, anyone with a brain understood that the big issue was immigration for most Brexit supporters, and that the racists simply hitched their wagon to a legitimate debate.

More on Cultural Marxism:

This fake immigration concerns = racism equation is being mirrored over here int he US with Trump. Hillary is not going to beat him on these points. Trump is going after Sanctuary Cities, while Hillary supports the practice. Trump want illegals out of America while Hillary wants to offer them amnesty. Trump wants a temporary moratorium on all Muslim immigration (which he has lately softened to "certain Muslim countries") while Hillary wants to increase Obama's 10,000 refugee commitment to 65,000. Hillary wants to offer healthcare to ALL immigrants regardless of their status...and make i free for their children. Trump wants to make companies hire Americans first, and pay any immigrants they bring over on work visas the same as they would an American. Trump will also re-negotiate various trade deals to make them more America-friendly.

Since America cannot pull a Brexit from itself, Trump is the only hope the US has of stopping the bleeding globalization has caused America.

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