Saturday, August 31, 2013

Culturist and Nationalist Must Stop the Globalists’ War in Syria

We must all worry about Barak Obama dragging us into the middle of the Syrian conflict.   This globalist politician has justified this possibility with ‘human rights’ rhetoric.  Knowing the difference between nationalist and culturist foreign policy, on the one hand, and globalist human rights policy, on the other, will aid our efforts to stop America’s entry into this Muslim civil war.

Obama has been discussing attacking Syria’s government because we should not tolerate the violation of “international norms.”[i]   His ally, the Prime Minister of the UK, David Cameron, said the “world should not stand by” as the Syrian government uses chemical weapons against its own people.[ii]    As globalists – equally concerned with all parts of the planet – both Obama and Cameron want to fight in Syria to protect human rights and internationalism.

The looming strike on Syria could be denounced from both nationalist and culturist premises.  The American nationalist perspective is a fine doctrine wherein we only fight when America’s national security is threatened.  Culturist foreign policy would have us protect our friends as well.  In this culturism is slightly more belligerent than nationalism.  But, the ‘human rights’ foreign policy justification that Obama suggests requires us to go to war every time someone’s ‘human rights’ are violated. 

‘Human rights’ is a vague phrase; it certainly doesn’t refer to American interests; it doesn’t even refer to the survival of the West; in fact, it is culturally neutral.   Whereas globalist human rights advocates see no borders, culturists see the world as divided along cultural lines.  Furthermore, culturism sees these sides as being in competition.  Syria, from a culturist perspective, is on the Islamic side; whereas America is on the western side.

Culturism, again, flatly rejects globalism while augmenting the nationalist perspective. From a purely nationalist perspective, America and Britain have nothing in common.  From a culturist perspective, these two nations share a common identity as a part of the West.  Thus culturism provides the West with a parallel concept to the Islamic concept of “Ummah,” (meaning larger Islamic community that transcends nations); culturism transcends our national borders.

Culturist foreign policy is based on protecting the West.  If Australia, for example, were being attacked by an Islamic nation, strict nationalists would argue that America stay neutral (Australia and America are different nations).  From a culturist perspective, western nations should protect each other as they are culturally linked.  Additionally, western culturists argue that when Christian minorities in Islamic nations are being killed - if we have the means – we should consider protecting them.  Thus, culturists would have American nationalists consider “western interests.”

In reality, culturists and nationalists often agree upon American interests.  Whereas strict nationalists might stay isolationist as Muslims attacked another western nation, many nationalists would not.  But globalists’ human rights foreign policy is anathema to both American nationalists and culturists.  Human rights globalists would have us disregard parochial considerations such as American or western interests.  Again, this very week globalist politicians are seeking to draw America into a Muslim civil war to protect human rights.

Culturists and nationalists must unite against the proposed globalist war in Syria.  American nationalists must tell the public that Syria’s civil war has nothing to do with our nation.  America cannot go further into debt to protect non-American “global citizens.”  Culturists must remind the powers-that-be that Muslims are our enemies in the clash of civilizations.  Moreover, culturists must point out that the Syrian rebels have been attacking Syria’s Christians.

United, American nationalist and western culturists can stop the proposed globalist military action in Syria that Obama is launching in the name of global human rights.


Thursday, August 1, 2013

Burn After Reading, the Culturist Review

The Coen Brothers' film, Burn After Reading (2008), is about what happens when our Christian God leaves public life – the government fills the vacuum and people become 'morons'. The film speaks directly to Liberty GB values, culturally. For fun and profit, culturists need to watch this film, study it.

In the opening scene we come from a God's eye view of Earth to the CIA headquarters. Therein, John Malkovich gets fired from his job as a CIA Balkans analyst. He says his firing is a crucifixion and stands with his hands out wide. He is Jesus. In the very next scene he's being asked about picking up "cheeses" (Jesus) because the Pharaohs are coming to dinner. Fun stuff.

The political messages are subtle but strong. On a boat at sea, Malkovich tells his silent father (God) that he quit his job because it is not the same as when he (God) was "in State." Malkovich's Jesus character guesses that perhaps it is the end of the Cold War (when we were fighting Godless communists). Now government seems to be "all bureaucracy and no mission."

As for politics, it is interesting that Jesus (Malkovich) calls himself a good analyst of the Balkans. Indeed, removing God from our Balkans analysis led to NATO backing Muslims against Christians in that region. When Linda Litsky, who we'll meet in a moment, gives secrets to the Russians she is apathetic concerning ideology. But, rather than political, the film's sadder message is how shallow Western society has become in God's absence.
The sadness of modern persons gets dramatized by the aforementioned Linda Litsky (Frances McDormand), who needs money to "reinvent herself." Specifically Linda Litsky needs to pay for four cosmetic surgery procedures because she's "gone about as far as I can go with this body." These surgeries include a lift on her eye area, which she calls "the window to the soul." Her employer at the gym "Hardbodies," a retired priest, tells her that perhaps someone might love her as she is. But Litsky seeks to be born again via surgery.
Linda Litsky sees an opportunity to get her surgeries paid for when she and her equally comical co-worker, Brad Pitt, find a top secret CIA CD ROM on the bathroom floor. Litsky and Pitt blackmail the person who lost it, John Malkovich, Jesus. Litsky and Pitt demand money for being "good Samaritans" and returning the CD. That is, these gym employees blackmail Jesus (Malkovich), using his found  information (CD) to get money. Cultural degradation to the extreme.
When the blackmail ploy fails, Linda Litsky has nowhere to go. She doesn't believe in the West, as evidenced by her giving secrets to the Russians. And, not being religious, having sold Jesus' information, she doesn't turn to God. Instead, she sadly calls the insurance company that has already rejected her request to pay for her surgeries. Tying Litsky to the CIA rather than God, she repeatedly pleads for an "agent." This false prayer portrays modern man's pathos beautifully.
Here the film gives a strong nod to British viewers. As MacDormand's Litsky finally gives up on the agent, the unofficial anthem of England, "Jerusalem," plays in the background. The William Blake poem the English anthem recites, also named "Jerusalem," asks if Jesus had actually been in England. And Blake's poem encourages us to fight to get religion back into England's collective soul. The satirical sadness of Linda Litsky of Hardbodies illustrates the void Liberty GB's cultural focus seeks to address.
Burn After Reading? 'Burn' fat at Hardbodies gym after 'reading' the Bible? What of this title?
In the final scene a CIA chief learns that Jesus (Malkovich) has been shot and is in a coma with no brain function. The chief calmly says, "Good. Great." The chief continues, "If he (Jesus) wakes up, we'll worry about it then." He says he doesn't know what the CIA did to create such a mess. Then the chief concludes the film's dialogue saying, "Jesus f***ing Christ" and closing the case book. The film returns to the opening's God's-eye-view, letting us know someone's watching from up higher.
As the film displays so well, our detachment from our Judeo-Christian inheritance leaves us diminished in meaning, beauty, and elevation. For national enlightenment, Liberty GB needs to answer Blake's question about Jesus having been in the West in the affirmative.