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118 Arabs, China, Russia and France to stop using $ for oil trading - Robert Fisk

(1) American identity: not White but Protestant, Catholic, Jewish
(2) John Howard - "We Need a Leader Like This"
(3) Chinese Intelligence Activity - from Wikileaks
(4) Arabs, China, Russia and France to stop using $ for oil trading - Robert Fisk
(5) The end of the dollar spells the rise of a new order

(1) American identity: not White but Protestant, Catholic, Jewish

From: Israel Shamir <adam@israelshamir.net> Cc: jones@culturewars.com, Lasha Darkmoon <editors@theoccidentalobserver.net>, Kevin MacDonald <kmacd@csulb.edu>
Date: 06.10.2009 11:59 PM
Subject: [shamireaders] Poverty of Racial Thought by Israel Shamir

The Poverty of Racialist Thought

By Israel Shamir

Racial theorist Prof Kevin MacDonald has written a piece about film director Roman Polansky's recent arrest: http://www.theoccidentalobserver.net/articles/MacDonald-Polanski.html#KM As you might expect, KMD has discovered that Polansky is not condemned by Hollywood because he is a Jew, and Jews protect each other. They also like Polansky because his films and by his actions have helped to undermine the Whites' morals and values. Life is simple for Prof MacDonald.

Real life is funnier and more complicated. In 1967, Roman Polansky directed the most anti-Jewish film ever produced in Hollywood, The Fearless Vampire Killers (Dance of the Vampires) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_D1jeG6YtLU. In this unforgettable film, the Jewish vampire (1) just smiles at the cross and bites the neck of an innocent blond victim; (2) sends his daughter to ruin a Gentile, (3) steals the coffin of the noble vampire, (4) stays on despite attempts to kick him out, and finally, (5) is a mixture of Mark Chagall and Fiddler on the Roof. Polansky mocks practically every negative trait ever attributed to Jews, and does so hilariously! One would expect that an ethnically conscious Hollywood Jew would hate Polansky's guts, if anything.

Meanwhile, Goldstone, a Jewish judge, found the Jewish state guilty as charged of war crimes and crimes against humanity, while the ultimate non-Jew, PLO leader, Arafat heir and author of a Holocaust-doubting book, Mahmud Abbas, threw away Goldstone's judgement in order to get his commission to launch a second mobile phone network provider in Palestine. I repeat: he did not do this in order to feed the hungry, give water to thirsty or to free prisoners. He did it solely to allow the relatively wealthy people of Ramallah a choice of mobile providers. Is being a Jew still relevant nowadays?

If you still think so, the Daily Telegraph published a claim that President Ahmadinejad is of Jewish origin. Until now, this piece of news was regularly forwarded for a couple of years by various Zionists in racialist clothes. Now it is official, being published by a paper of record. (Another paper of the record, the Times, upgraded me to a "Swedish Nazi"). We are sorely missing Hermann Goering, the man that could decide who is a Jew.

But even he did not claim to know who is White. In the above-mentioned piece, and it his other recent texts, KMD speaks of "the Whites", a group which does not function as he thinks a group should function. They allow their morals and values to be undermined by the Jews in the Jews' own interests. Whites do not pursue their own group interests. A scientific mind would draw a logical conclusion from such a result. If a whale does not behave like a fish, perhaps it is not fish. If the Whites do not behave like a group should, perhaps they are not a group.

He might as well speak about Redheads, or about people whose name is George, and their values and interests. The Whites of KMD and of other racialists are not a group, they are a granfalloon. "A granfalloon, in Kurt Vonnegut's 1963 novel Cat's Cradle, is a group of people who outwardly choose or claim to have a shared identity or purpose, but whose mutual association is actually meaningless", reports Wikipedia.

Indeed, America's Whites have nothing in common: neither faith nor origin, nor morals, values, traditions or language. The Catholic editor of Culture Wars, E. Michael Jones, said this a year or two ago, at a meeting in Washington, and has been shunned by paleo-conservatives and white racialists ever since. Peter Brimelow, editor of the racialist vdare website, threw a fit and instructed his lawyers to demand the excision of Jones's talk from the records and the incineration of his photos because he had denied "the idea that race matters or that America was ever a nation". Jones said:

"We [Americans] have no common past. We have no royal family waiting in the wings. We have no established religion which can act as a source of order and identity. We have no racial identity. We have no common DNA. I am almost tempted to say that we have no we …"

Jones rejected the concept of "whiteness". "White" is not a relevant classifier outside of the Deep South, he says. For the Poles and the Germans, the Greeks and the Italians in the North, "White was a completely negative designation". If Chicago's ethnics became "white" it was only because of migration of the blacks from the South, not because of any racial identity of their own. The struggle for the American soul (the "culture wars" in Jones' term) is simply not understandable in racial terms. The blacks were ultimately the pawns of other groups, which were just as white as the groups they attacked.

The real nations of America, says Jones, are "Protestants, Catholics and Jews. America far from being some unified nation inhabited by generic Americans turns out to be a lot like the former Yugoslavia, a country made up of three ethnic groups based on three religions each engaged in a form of long-standing covert warfare against each other". In his view, the Jews made an alliance with the WASPs against the Catholics of the North and against the Southern Whites, and turned out to be the joker in the pack.

I am not sure that the three are sufficient for real-time analysis. There are sizeable new groups – Hispanics, Blacks, South Asians, Chinese – who count in the millions. But even the older groups, WASPs and Catholics, may also turn out to be other granfalloons. Proof? They do not pursue their interests. Their elites do not feel responsible for their lower classes even as much as Jewish elites do. They did not make the grade to become nations even in a very limited Yugoslavian sense. And they never did. American Libertarian Jacob G. Hornberger wrote this panegyric to the good old WASP-ruled America:

"Imagine: No income tax, no capital-gains tax, and no estate tax. For the first time in history, people were free to accumulate unlimited amounts of wealth. No economic regulations. No welfare. No Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, or education grants. No immigration controls. People from all over the world were free to come to the United States. No systems of public (i.e., government) schooling."

It is supposed to have been a lost paradise, but it is not one I would care to regain. For Michael Jones, it was the anti-Christian Jew, obsessed with his revolutionary zeal, who upset this order and brought confusion. Perhaps this order had to be upset, for it was not good for the lower classes. The Jews used it to their advantage, granted; they used the legitimate dissatisfaction of the blacks in the South to their advantage, too – but there was much to that situation that ought to have been repaired in the spirit of genuine compassion. The American fear of socialism and of ‘revolution' resonate a fear of compassion, which goes much deeper than the color of their skins.

I have a lot of respect for Kevin MacDonald; some of his observations regarding Jews are astute and timely; but his racialist thought is not reality-based, as illuminated above. There are no "whites" in the US as a group, and it does not seem that such a group is in the process of formation. Nothing unites Poles, Germans, Spaniards, Swedes, WASPs, Southerners in Mississippi, Greeks, Arabs, Irish, Persians, children of the Mayflower, recent arrivals from Russia and other whites. The time has come to provide some constructive criticism for KMD's work, first of all because it is not devoid of merit. The problem is that too many politically engaged people have tried to shame KMD and other racialists, instead of arguing with them and their readers as though they might be reasonable fellow human beings.

Let us absolve KMD and other racialists from the accusation of racism. Racism is a negative attitude to persons considered belonging to a different race. We all know that racism is immoral and shameful. Racialists are not necessarily racists, and present-day American racialists rarely are. They fail as scientists, not as immoral persons. The schism within America is a schism between ‘whites' and ‘whites', and different medicine is needed to treat it.

(to be continued)

(2) John Howard - "We Need a Leader Like This"

From: HT Seaborn <tseaborn1@socal.rr.com> Date: 05.10.2009 09:49 AM

This story has been circulating for a year or two I think -- no doubt you've seen it.  It resonates with unreconstructed US nationalists like me.  I'm wondering why Howard lost the last election.  I'm guessing he must have been defeated on other issues.  Wikipedia declares, "Howard was considered 'at odds with public opinion on cut-through issues' "  without explaining what they were.

True Seaborn ==

We Need a Leader Like This

http://current.com/items/88824655_we-need-a-leader-like-this.htm

 I checked this out on Truthorfiction.com and it's the truth. Oh, to have a leader like this.

Prime Minister John Howard - Australia

Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law were told on Wednesday to get out of Australia , as the government targeted radicals in a bid to head off potential terror attacks.

Separately, Howard angered some Australian Muslims on Wednesday by saying he supported spy agencies monitoring the nation's mosques.

Quote: 'IMMIGRANTS, NOT AUSTRALIANS, MUST ADAPT. Take It Or Leave It. I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their culture. Since the terrorist attacks on Bali, we have experienced a surge in patriotism by the majority of Australians'

'This culture has been developed over two centuries of struggles, trials and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom'

'We speak mainly ENGLISH, not Spanish, Lebanese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other language. Therefore, if you wish to become part of our society . Learn the language!'

'Most Australians believe in God. This is not some Christian, right wing, political push, but a fact, because Christian men and women, on Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly documented. It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools. If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new home, because God is part of our culture.'

'We will accept your beliefs, and will not question why. All we ask is that you accept ours, and live in harmony and peaceful enjoyment with us.'

'This is OUR COUNTRY, OUR LAND, and OUR LIFESTYLE, and we will allow you every opportunity to enjoy all this. But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about Our Flag, Our Pledge, Our Christian beliefs, or Our Way of Life, I highly encourage you take advantage of one other great Australian freedom,

'THE RIGHT TO LEAVE'

'If you aren't happy here then LEAVE. We didn't force you to come here. You asked to be here. So accept the country YOU accepted.'

Lou's comment: Maybe if we circulate this amongst ourselves, American citizens will find the backbone to start speaking and voicing the same truths.

Comment (Peter M.):

John Howard won several elections by appealing to Labor voters over Labor's Political Correctness, especially its softness on Asylum Seekers.

In his last term, for the first time Howard had control of the Senate, and used the opportunity to push Employment legislation through.

It was called WorkChoices. But employers used it to lower wages & cut benefits. Some employers even started depriving the workers of a tea break.

It was heartless and led to Howard's defeat. The Labor voters who had kept him in power dumped him for Rudd. But dissatisfaction with Rudd is building too.

John Howard is unemployed at present - having lost his seat. Could we send him over to you? He might make a good Republican, except for being a Monarchist.

(3) Chinese Intelligence Activity - from Wikileaks

From: Peter Wakefield Sault <peter.sault@cyberware.co.uk> Date: 06.10.2009 06:55 AM
Subject: Fw: [WIKILEAKS] investigative journalists, pressure groups top new threats to national security
From: "Wikileaks Press Office" <press-office@wikileaks.org>

WIKILEAKS NOTABLE DOCUMENT RELEASE
Mon Oct  5 00:31:35 GMT 2009

"2389 classified pages on how the UK stop leaks"

http://tinyurl.com/wlmod
http://wikileaks.org/wiki/UK_MoD_Manual_of_Security_Volumes_1%2C_2_and_3_Issue_2%2C_JSP-440%2C_RESTRICTED%2C_2389_pages%2C_2001

This significant, previously unpublished document (classified "RESTRICTED", 2389 pages), is the UK military protocol for security operations, including counter-intelligence.

The document includes instructions on dealing with leaks, investigative journalists, Parliamentarians, foreign agents, terrorists & criminals, sexual entrapments in Russia and China, diplomatic pouches, allies, classified documents & codewords, compromising radio and audio emissions, computer hackers.and many other related issues. ...

"Chinese Intelligence Aims

3. Chinese intelligence activity is widespread and has a voracious appetite for all kinds of information; political, military,commercial, scientific and technical. It is on this area that the Chinese place their highest priority and where we assess that the greatest risk lies. 4. The Chinese have realised that it is not productive to simply steal technology and then try to 'reverse engineer it'. Through intelligence activity they now attempt to acquire an in-depth understanding of production te chniques and methodologies. There is an obvious economic risk to the UK. Our hard earned processes at very little cost and then reproduce them with cheap labour. 5. It is also, potentially, more serious than the above. In certain key military areas China is at least a generation behind the West. The Chinese may be able to acquire illegally the technology that will enable them to catch up. The real danger is that they will then produce advanced weapons systems which they will sell to unstable regimes. They have a track record of doing so. The consequences for the world's trouble spots and any UK involvement there could be disastrous.

Characteristics of Chinese Intelligence Activity

6. Chinese intelligence activity is very different to the portrayal of 'Moscow Rules' in the novels of John Le Carre. The Chinese make no distinction between 'information' and 'intelligence'. Their appetite for information, particularly in the scientific and technical field, is vast and indiscriminate. They do not 'run agents' <AD> they 'make friends'. Although there are Chinese 'intelligence officers', both civilian and military, these fade into insignificance behind the mass of ordinary students, businessmen and locally employed staff who are working (at least part-time) on the orders of various parts of the State intelligence gathering apparatus.

Cultivation

7. The process of being cultivated as a 'friend of China' (ie. an 'agent') is subtle and long-term. The Chinese are adept at exploiting a visitor's interest in, and appreciation of, Chinese history and culture. They are expert flatterers and are well aware of the 'softening' effect of food and alcohol. Under cover of consultation or lecturing, a visitor may be given favours, advantageous economic conditions or commercial opportunities. In return they will be expected to give information or access to material. Or, at the very least, to speak out on China's behalf (becoming an 'agent of influence').

Locally Engaged Staff

8. Most companies operating in China are obliged to employ a number of locally engaged staff supplied by organisations such as the 'Provincial Friendship Labour Services Corporation'. It is probable that the Chinese civilian intelligence service will have briefed such staff to copy all papers to which they are able to gain access. Many Chinese students and some businessmen also work to a brief from the Chinese intelligence services.

Technical Attacks

9. The Chinese intelligence services are known to employ telephone and electronic 'bugs' in hotels and restaurants. They have also been known to search hotel rooms and to use surveillance techniques against visitors of particular interest.

Compromise

10. The Chinese intelligence services have been known to use blackmail to persuade visitors to work for them. Sexual involvement should be avoided, as should any activity which can possible be construed as illegal. This would include dealing in black market currency or Chinese antiques and artefacts, straying into 'forbidden' areas or injudicious use of a camera or video recorder." ...

(4) Arabs, China, Russia and France to stop using $ for oil trading - Robert Fisk

From: Mark MacCuish <markmaccuish@hotmail.com>   Date: 07.10.2009 12:57 PM

The demise of the dollar

In a graphic illustration of the new world order, Arab states have launched secret moves with China, Russia and France to stop using the US currency for oil trading

By Robert Fisk

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/the-demise-of-the-dollar-1798175.html

In the most profound financial change in recent Middle East history, Gulf Arabs are planning – along with China, Russia, Japan and France – to end dollar dealings for oil, moving instead to a basket of currencies including the Japanese yen and Chinese yuan, the euro, gold and a new, unified currency planned for nations in the Gulf Co-operation Council, including Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait and Qatar.

Secret meetings have already been held by finance ministers and central bank governors in Russia, China, Japan and Brazil to work on the scheme, which will mean that oil will no longer be priced in dollars.

The plans, confirmed to The Independent by both Gulf Arab and Chinese banking sources in Hong Kong, may help to explain the sudden rise in gold prices, but it also augurs an extraordinary transition from dollar markets within nine years.

The Americans, who are aware the meetings have taken place – although they have not discovered the details – are sure to fight this international cabal which will include hitherto loyal allies Japan and the Gulf Arabs. Against the background to these currency meetings, Sun Bigan, China's former special envoy to the Middle East, has warned there is a risk of deepening divisions between China and the US over influence and oil in the Middle East. "Bilateral quarrels and clashes are unavoidable," he told the Asia and Africa Review. "We cannot lower vigilance against hostility in the Middle East over energy interests and security."

This sounds like a dangerous prediction of a future economic war between the US and China over Middle East oil – yet again turning the region's conflicts into a battle for great power supremacy. China uses more oil incrementally than the US because its growth is less energy efficient. The transitional currency in the move away from dollars, according to Chinese banking sources, may well be gold. An indication of the huge amounts involved can be gained from the wealth of Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar who together hold an estimated $2.1 trillion in dollar reserves.

The decline of American economic power linked to the current global recession was implicitly acknowledged by the World Bank president Robert Zoellick. "One of the legacies of this crisis may be a recognition of changed economic power relations," he said in Istanbul ahead of meetings this week of the IMF and World Bank. But it is China's extraordinary new financial power – along with past anger among oil-producing and oil-consuming nations at America's power to interfere in the international financial system – which has prompted the latest discussions involving the Gulf states.

Brazil has shown interest in collaborating in non-dollar oil payments, along with India. Indeed, China appears to be the most enthusiastic of all the financial powers involved, not least because of its enormous trade with the Middle East.

China imports 60 per cent of its oil, much of it from the Middle East and Russia. The Chinese have oil production concessions in Iraq – blocked by the US until this year – and since 2008 have held an $8bn agreement with Iran to develop refining capacity and gas resources. China has oil deals in Sudan (where it has substituted for US interests) and has been negotiating for oil concessions with Libya, where all such contracts are joint ventures.

Furthermore, Chinese exports to the region now account for no fewer than 10 per cent of the imports of every country in the Middle East, including a huge range of products from cars to weapon systems, food, clothes, even dolls. In a clear sign of China's growing financial muscle, the president of the European Central Bank, Jean-Claude Trichet, yesterday pleaded with Beijing to let the yuan appreciate against a sliding dollar and, by extension, loosen China's reliance on US monetary policy, to help rebalance the world economy and ease upward pressure on the euro.

Ever since the Bretton Woods agreements – the accords after the Second World War which bequeathed the architecture for the modern international financial system – America's trading partners have been left to cope with the impact of Washington's control and, in more recent years, the hegemony of the dollar as the dominant global reserve currency.

The Chinese believe, for example, that the Americans persuaded Britain to stay out of the euro in order to prevent an earlier move away from the dollar. But Chinese banking sources say their discussions have gone too far to be blocked now. "The Russians will eventually bring in the rouble to the basket of currencies," a prominent Hong Kong broker told The Independent. "The Brits are stuck in the middle and will come into the euro. They have no choice because they won't be able to use the US dollar."

Chinese financial sources believe President Barack Obama is too busy fixing the US economy to concentrate on the extraordinary implications of the transition from the dollar in nine years' time. The current deadline for the currency transition is 2018.

The US discussed the trend briefly at the G20 summit in Pittsburgh; the Chinese Central Bank governor and other officials have been worrying aloud about the dollar for years. Their problem is that much of their national wealth is tied up in dollar assets.

"These plans will change the face of international financial transactions," one Chinese banker said. "America and Britain must be very worried. You will know how worried by the thunder of denials this news will generate."

Iran announced late last month that its foreign currency reserves would henceforth be held in euros rather than dollars. Bankers remember, of course, what happened to the last Middle East oil producer to sell its oil in euros rather than dollars. A few months after Saddam Hussein trumpeted his decision, the Americans and British invaded Iraq.

(5) The end of the dollar spells the rise of a new order

This radical proposal is a reflection of a changing economic world

Leading article (UK Independent)

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/leading-articles/leading-article-the-end-of-the-dollar-spells-the-rise-of-a-new-order-1798200.html

Last autumn's global financial crisis set off an economic earthquake. And we are still feeling the tremors. The latest sign of the ground shifting beneath our feet is our report today of plans by Gulf states, China, Russia, France and Japan to end their practice of conducting oil deals in US dollars, switching instead to a diverse basket of currencies.

It is not hard to see the motivation for oil exporters to move away from the dollar. The value of the US currency has fallen sharply since last year's meltdown. And fears are growing, in the light of a spiralling US government deficit, that a further depreciation is likely. They do not want to sell their wares in return for a currency with an uncertain future.

It is also easy to see why China would like a world trading system that is underpinned by other currencies as well as the dollar. For the past decade Beijing has been recycling the proceeds of its giant national trade surplus into purchases of US government bonds and other dollar-denominated assets. China too stands to make a significant loss if the value of the dollar falls. For China, however, the timing is much more sensitive. Beijing needs to reduce its dollar holdings, but if it does so too quickly it will bring about the very devaluation it fears. This explains why Chinese officials appear to want this transition to take place gradually over the next decade.

But the significance of this development goes much further. Since the end of the Second World War the dollar has been the bedrock of world trade. The pre-eminence of the American currency flowed naturally from the economic dominance of the US. Virtually everyone traded with America so it made sense to use their currency.

But the US is not the dominant power that it once was. The financial crisis has left it hobbled with significant government and household debts and sharply reduced prospects for growth. Developing nations such as China, Brazil and India, on the other hand, have weathered the economic storm significantly better. So while this latest proposal is born of financial calculation, it is also a reflection of a new economic world order.

We should not be sentimental for the dollar. It makes economic sense for world trade to be conducted in a variety of currencies. Relying on one only has the advantage of clarity, but it also creates instability if the economy that underpins it faces uncertain prospects.

Yet we need to understand that exchange rate volatility is a symptom, rather than a cause, of what truly ails the world economy. The biggest driver of global economic instability in recent years has been the determination of China to boost its export sector at all costs. Beijing's persistently large trade surpluses and manipulation to prevent its own currency from appreciating have effectively forced Western nations into running persistently large trade deficits. It was this pressure that blew up various asset bubbles that burst with such disastrous effect last year.

A gradual move away from the dollar makes sense. But without a commitment from world governments – both in the rich and developing world – to reduce these destabilising global trade imbalances we will enter

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