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LeaNder

William,

Venessa's link is quite interesting. Metapedia's Leitmotiv/guiding theme. Founded in 2007. Some active German speakers present. The most active seem to be the Hungarians or the Magyars.

http://www.metapedia.org/
Sun Tzu's Art of War, X Terrrain, 31

[Hence the saying:] If you know the enemy and know yourself, your victory will not stand in doubt; if you know Heaven and know Earth, you may make your victory complete.


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Here a fast translation of a chapter of the German version of the article Valissa links to. Second paragraph is a bit clumsy in the original, I did my best:

"Cultural marxism" versus "cultural Bolshevism"

"Culture-bolshevism", did and does refer to the standard revolutionary approach of Marxist cadre-parties that follow the ideological and fighting patterns of the 1st to 3rd Communist International.

Cultural Marxcism has long been established in the Anglo-American world but was introduced into the German area only recently. As one of several meanings it signifies specific political and social phenomena that were called "Neomarxism" or simply the 68-culture-revolution over here. Compared to Culture-Bolshevism, Cultural Marxism describes political influence strategies which differ formally and methodically from the world of the revolutionary model of the Communist International, but not as far as content is concerned.

The now accepted world-wide definition of the term "Cultural Marxism" goes back to the Norwegian Web-Diary of Fjordman (real name: Peder Jensen, born 1975) who was pulled out of the anonymity of the web by the Brevik-attack. By now his texts have been translated into several languages.

The Twisted Genius

pl and mike,

Yes he was acting commander of the 2nd Cavalry for over two years as a major and took a Commanche arrow in the chest in 1860 before going on a leave of absence late that year. I don't think he competed for the chief of ordnance position. He was offered the position by the Virginia governor.

turcopolier

TTG

I think the 2nd was renumbered as the 5th before he left. In 1861 that would have been Governor Letcher. the position would probably have led to him being a full general. pl

The Twisted Genius

pl,

What would that chief of ordnance position entail? Would Thomas have been raising and equipping forces? He was damned good at that task throughout the war.

Babak Makkinejad

Very likely.

n Behistun inscription the Great King says:

"...You who would be king hereafter, protect yourself mightily from the Lie, the man who would be a liar, punish him well..."

And the Great King's inscription at Persepolis concludes with the invocation:

"May Ahura Mazda protect this country from a hostile army, from a bad year, and the Lie."

Babak Makkinejad

This Southern Iranian fellow went to Tehran a few years ago, he was as black as soot; and he related how children would touch him to see if their fingers would get stained.

mike

TTG -

Thanks for the link. That story was a great memorial to your bride's father.

Although I did have to look up 'Rice Cook Bull'. I thought at first it was a typo. But the good sergeant did exist.

MRW

“plebiscites?” Muslim armies conquered Andalusia (mainly the south eastern section of Spain) in the 8th C., 700-Something. Cordoba was the capital, and the Sultan (or whatever their leader is called) made Cordoba the Caliphate. It’s a beautiful warm section of Spain; I spent a lot of time there and love it.

Queen Isabella’ Spain was in the northwestern section of Spain. She got it in her head that she wanted Rodrigo Borgia (formerly a cardinal in Spain) who had become Pope to move the Vatican to Spain. That would assure her reign because the Holy See was all powerful, and Italy, to her, was just a bunch of un-united duchys. Anyway, the Arabs weren’t paying attention and didn’t really have the army when she made her move. First she purged the Muslims during the 1480s--most went to Constantinople, some returned to Africa--and then she purged the Jews in 1492. Nothing personal. They could stay if they converted to Catholicism. They were called conversos.

MRW

Just did. Scroll up.

MRW

OK, how about the more correct “Moors.” And Ethiopia was never part of the Maghreb, or greater Maghreb, which was only west of Egypt.

But the term “Black Africans’ has been used interchangeably with Moors in early 20th C history books. To make a distinction between the Dutch running around Africa then drumming up the gold and slave businesses? Even Shakespeare made his Othello black.

All of them lost favor with almost everyone after 1500 AD.

William R. Cumming

Thanks Valissa for your insightful comment!

turcopolier

MRW

"Moor" is better but inexact. The Moors who invaded Hispania from N. Africa were mainly Berber with Arab leadership. These are White people. Some of the "Arab" leadership was from the family of the Prophet and included among them were people from the ethnological mix-master of the pre-Hijra Middle East, necessarily including Greeks, Kurds, Persians, etc. British usage as to who is White influences the language to this day. As I have observed here before, a lot of people who the Brits do not consider White would be thought White in the US. Oddly I have had trouble in the past convincing visiting Arabs that to Americans they don't seem much different from a lot of Italians and other Mediterranean "White people. pl

turcopolier

TTG

Governor Letcher was then trying to put together a government for a seceded Virginia that had not yet joined the confederacy. RE Lee had resigned from the US Army and his resignation had been accepted by the Buchanan Administration. Letcher offered Lee command of Virginia's independent forces and he accepted. IMO Lee influenced Letcher to offer Thomas the job of Chief of Ordnance which I imagine was to be a part of organizing independent Virginia's army. Virginia joined the Confederacy several months later and Virginia officers pretty much automatically became CSA officers in the Provisional Army of the Confederate States unless they resigned again. As I wrote the job offered to Letcher would most likely have led to very high rank in the PACS. the Confederate government was dominated by West Point grads in the military side; Jefferson Davis, RE Lee, (Davis's adviser initially), Joe Johnston, Samuel Cooper (the adjutant general, then a much bigger job), etc. This alignment of the planets resulted in many doubtful appointments during the war but in Thomas' case the result would have been excellent. pl

Edward Amame

Col Lang,

"Virtue signalling?" I don't think so. My point was to suggest that because of the rules of the times, owners/overseers/slave drivers all had a lot of leeway when it came to maximizing production, and that would almost certainly have had a negative impact on their material living. Wage slaves in the north suffered too, but not from the whip or having their families separated, sold down the river.

I'm 3/4 Irish and yes, familiar with NYC's Draft Riots, and for that matter, with the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire.

Babak Makkinejad

Othello - عطاالله - God's Gift; like Natan-Aeil.

"Moore" - likely from - المرابطون - A Berber tribe

And I remain Beige.

Babak Makkinejad

When Enrico Fermi went to see US Secretary of the Navy, the sergeant who was his secretary went to his office and said: "There is a dago to see you."

I am not sure what the cause of this prejudice has been; anti-Catholicism?

Or is this a species envy since Italy and Spain have had an actual and deep connection to Rome which the Northerners lacked?

turcopolier

EA

How much actual beating and selling down the river do you think actually occurred? If you beat a man he is likely to kill you when he gets a chance. Servile insurrection was always a possibility. My information is that slaves were generally not sold off unless a business disaster had occurred or a family estate had to be divided after a death. Were families sometimes separated? Yes. IMO your criteria for population welfare by life expectancy has merit and I am researching that. The immigrant Irish were thought of as less than human by the Anglo population (look at the political cartoons of he day) and especially by he Protestant owners of industry and banks. The full severity of the law was applied to them (to include whipping) to break their rebellious spirit. Compulsory elementary public education was introduced in the NE in attempt to destroy their culture, teach them English and enforce regular habits. St. Patrick's Cathedral is dedicated to their memory. As you know the free Black population of New York City was singled out for special brutality by the largely Irish mobs. Union Army officers were murdered in the street by the mob and the government essentially lost control of the city until Troops were brought back from the Gettysburg battlefield to suppress the rebellion. pl

mike

Colonel -

Samuel Cooper was a reverse case of Thomas. He was born and raised in upstate New York but married a Southern Belle and sided with the Confederacy.

Whatever happened to him post-war?

turcopolier

mike

"Southern Belle!" What BS! Why don't you just say useless decorative woman? Yes. He married George Mason's daughter or grand-daughter. I forget which. Samuel Cooper was the most senior officer of the Confederate Army, a full general and senior to all the others. He had been Adjutant General of the US Army and lived about a mile from my house here for decades as he was assigned to the AG office in DC for all that time. As AG he played a critical role in making recommendations for promotion in both armies as well as running the CSA signal Corps which was the army's intelligence agency. At the end of the war he boxed up the War Department records except for the intelligence records and surrendered them to his son in law who was a major general in the Union Army. Yes, he let his daughter marry a Northern man. That is why the US National archives has such a vastcollection of confederate War Department records. The Union occupation of Alexandria burned his house during the war and re-named Quaker Lane (present name)as "Traitor's Lane." He and his wife lived in slave quarters behind the ruins of his house until he died some years later. A new house was built which faces onto Quaker Lane. I used to know his grandson Scooper Dawson who lived in the house. He said that his father had burned a couple leather bound trunks full of documents in the '20s. Dawson and I presumed these were the Signal Corps records. Cooper was not the only northern man who "went South." LTG Pemberton the CSA commander at Vicksburg was also Northern in origin as was MG Martin Luther Smith Lee;s chief of engineers. He it was who built the parallel plank and corduroyed road that enabled Lee to beat Grant to Spotsylvania Court House in the Wilderness. pl

turcopolier

EA

BTW, "Dagger" John Hughes, the bishop of New York City told the leaders of the Union League and the pro-Union politicians of the city during the riots that they had been indifferent to the Irish poor and that putting down the revolt was their problem, not his. pl

mike

Colonel -

SWMBO and I and our nephew and his bride visited St Patrick's when we were in Manhattan right after 9/11. I was not raised catholic but was awestruck. Not only by the building itself, but by the Rose Window, the many altars, and especially the huge bronze door dedicated to Saint Kateri Tekakwitha and Father Jogues among others. I understand that door was just recently renovated and is (or was?) being reinstalled.

Our niece's great or great-great? grandfather was one of the Irish masons who helped to build it. Or maybe he helped renovate it at a later date, she was not sure in her family's oral history. But when she mentioned that to the deacon acting as a tour guide, he sort of adopted us and gave us the VIP tour and treatment.

mike

Colonel -

During my many years stationed in Coastal Carolina I was acquainted with several very capable yet genteel Southern ladies. None of them were useless and solely decorative. If still around and listening they would probably rip your heart out for your remark.

The Twisted Genius

mike and pl,

I downloaded Samuel Cooper's manual published in 1836 by following the links on his Wikipedia page. It's available as a pdf file from the Library of Congress. It's fascinating in its detail and must be a boon to reenactors and historians. It brings to mind the formality and detail that went into the daily mounting of the guard at Schofield Barracks in the 70s. The title of the manual says it all:

Concise System of Instructions and Regulations for the Militia and Volunteers of the United States, comprehending the exercise and movements of The Infantry, Light Infantry, and Riflemen; Cavalry and Artillery: together with the manner of doing in Garrison and in Camp, and the forms of Parades, Reviews, and Inspections, as established by authority for the government of the Regular Army.
Prepared And Arranged By Brevet Captain S. Cooper, Aid de Camp and Assistant Adjutant General

Edward Amame

Col Lang

I'm not sure how many whippings/sellings down the river happened because the numbers are all over the map and -- this is really your area of expertise -- it's not possible for me to discern who has/doesn't have an agenda when providing numbers.

I'm curious as to why slaves didn't revolt in the south in greater numbers than they did. DuBois said that although the big slave owners were a pretty small class, poor whites greatly outnumbered the slaves and were used to police the slaves, and that gradually the South became an armed camp to keep blacks in slavery and to kill black rebels.

My uncle on my mother's side (100% Irish) was a Jesuit with a mission to pass along to us kids how Irish Catholics were treated in their home country and here. Considering the other discussion, maybe rebellion's in our genes .

turcopolier

Mike

It was a rebuke to you. they would have recognized that. You are a bit tone deaf. There is a mystery in the first volume of my novel. Southerners recognize its solution instantly Northerners seldom. pl

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