Saturday, February 17, 2018

The Glass Ele-phant
By © Anton Vendamencsh, 2017

Chapter 7/A President Who Failed His Country 5

For sure, the above is an unpleasant header. Nevertheless, because it is symbolcally true, I am thinking of not renewing my Latvijan pasport, which expires on April 14th this year. Partly, I am doing this in memory of my father, who died* 76 years ago on the 13th of April 1942, in Astrahan, Russia; and partly because of my maternal grandfather, who due to the unprofessional behavior of the Latvijan foreign ministry was shot at the Lubjanka prison in Moscow. I am persuaded that the death of both was not only due to thir being deported by the Soviets, but also because of a cowardly Latvijan leader. An even more distanced and cowardly leadership rules Latvija today.

*The death certificate of my father states that his death was due to “weakness of heart and poor health”. A number of people have asserted that this was a common way for the Soviets to refer to a death sentence by bullet. Father was last seen being driven out the door of the room containing some one hundred men and the guard kicking him with his boot in the back.

The nature of the Latvijas government beast has been to try sculpt a lion out of turds laid by career bureaucrats pretending to be the leaders of a nation.*.

*27 years after the fall of the Soviet regime, the Latvijan government, which was created out of former Soviet officials with the help of Latvijan-American CIA members—refuses to release the KGB documents that are likely to reveal the names of those who set in motion the ongoing genocide of the Latvian people and the elimination of their nation.

Given that some ten years of blogging by yours truly has resulted in no more than six responses, either proves the unacceptability of what I write by identity neutralized Latvijans or our strange species called ‘humans’. All appear to be accepting of a narrative imposed by centuries of worship of violence, none more so than identity neutralized leftists. The reversal of spiritual magnetic poles from south to north is apparent even in the description of anthropologists give the forebears of humankind, i.e. ”hunters and gatherers”. If anything, the false naming (it should read ”herders and gatherers”) proves how subject ‘science’ is to violence. A confirmation of the switch of spiritual poles is found in the Latvijan language, where the word for ‘hunter’ / ‘mednieks’ is a word derived from ‘honey gatherer’ ( ‘mednieks’, re med = honey). This manipulation of language is ignored by linguists and historians even when nothing is clearer. A honey gatherer was known as ‘dravnieks’. A beehive was called ‘dore’. Dravnieks was one who drew honey from a dore. Yes, dore = door. It takes little thought to realize that the word for honey was ‘drava’. In our times ‘drava’ is pronounced ‘druva’, a name that stands for a ‘field of grain’ A ‘druva’ recalls its long ago association with honey only in that painters generally paint fields of grain the color of yellow.

This is not to say that my contrarian ministry is bearing fruit (at best my blogs have but a dozen off an on readers). This is not to say that I expect more, because the origin of the blogs was to take advantage of a public space that the internet provided. I trusted that such public space would stay my ‘pareidoliac’* mind within bounds of reason and not get lost in virtual reality where the rest of the world has disappeared into. Now that I have entered the closing year of my life, my presumed radicality is not all that unusual: instead of calling the seed a seed of wheat as the link to the New Testamnt claims, I simply omit the word ‘wheat’ and call it a seed. Why? Because all seeds (not only the seed of wheat) die to bear fruit. A seed of wheat, for its part, is usually referred to in plural, and multiplies itself into a field of many ears. Moreover, fields of wheat are an innovation of government, not the people. Originally, a field of wheat was grown for purposes of making beer. Fields of wheat serve to enslave the people and make government rich, because a sack of grain is easily converted into cash. Not surprisingly, modern governments encourage us to romanticize fields of grain in order to glorify city dwellers and justify making farmers work for slave wages. The former Soviet Union was particularly good at it.

*Pareidolia—a name generally described as a negative phenomenon attributable to mind’s tendency to see faces on the moon, Mars, and in clouds. This tendency is not limited to faces, but is manifest also in the tendency of the mind to ‘slur’ or drift from one sound to another drift from one sound to another. This is also known as Grimm’s law, a tendency of words to make a shift in how they are pronunced. This is most common in the pronunciation of consonants. Thus, for example: B = V (Bitch - Witch ); L = R (AmsteRdam - AmsteLdam); D/G = J (Donau-Jonau; God-Jod); etc. The negative interpretation of pareidolia has caused linguists and historians to misread the evolution of the meaning of words as well as historical events.

The chaos unleashed by ‘democracy’ in the newly established democratic republic of Latvija (largely due to the pressure by Baltic Germans living in Riga and the Constitution of the Weimar Republic) resulted in a state in which democracy went berserk almost immediately it was given legs. What with 27 political parties vying with each other for supremacy, it was impossible to come to an agreement about anything. In 1933, the confusion led to the K. Ulmanis coup. The coup coincided with Hitler’s coup in Germany. Most Latvijans were happy with the coup, because it put to end a chaotic period in which stagnation ruled and there was little economic development. Following the coup, Latvijan bacon and butter became par with similar Danish products. When the Soviet Union occupied the country in 1940, it put an end to a country on the way to prosperity within a city based economic system.

Soviet occupation was not the only disaster that struck Latvija. The Ulmanis regime, which described its seizure of power as  “unity day” also brought disaster. Indeed, from a long-term perspective it was a disaster worse than what the Soviets brought. Ulmanis’s contribution to the disaster was his ready agreement to Soviet occupation, an agreement that contributes to a lack of self-confidence among the nation’s citizens.

The answer to the question “why the disaster?” is simple enough, but unacceptable in a virtual world, where “”pursuit of happiness” determines almost everyone’s orientation. Ulmanis (and, of course, Stalin, Hitler, Mussolini, et al) failed to become King in the pre-neoChristian sense of a King. Contrary to sceptics, that role continues to be best explained by the example of the now dismissed King Jesus, the man from the forest, the carpenter, the God-King who preached a social order sans government.

This author believes that the coup by Ulmanis was necessary. However, one is horrified by the cowardly surrender by Ulmanis of sovereign Latvija to Stalin. The surrender was announced by radio and the newspaper “Latest News”/ Jaunākās Ziņas, of who the editor-in-chief at the time was my father. The headline said it all: “I remain in my place, you remain in yours”. In short, ‘the King who must die’ abandons the people he presumed to lead with a cowardly whimper; the nation was abandoned to the rule of the jokers who form the government of today.

Today a ‘renewed’ Latvija lives still-born. It lives lifeless. Until recently, it was lead by a ‘democratically’ elected party, which called itself the  Unity Party. ‘Unity’ turns out to have been illusiory and a pretense. The leadership’s major concern was to fill its gerbil chops with loot, which it gained by imposing taxes*, and liquidating people from the countryside by selling the countryside to foreign buyers. Rather than being the people’s ‘best friend’ and leading the nation with self-sacrifice, a cityfied ‘democratic’ government projects itself on the people as a more legitimate parallel people. A like parallel in the U.S. is known as the ‘deep state’.

*Though I agree with Michael Hudson (see link) that taxes in Latvija are disastrous, I do not agree that the solution is in switching the tax burden on landowners. Latvians are among the last people on Earth to have had an economy based on self-sufficiency and self-government, that is to say, until relatively recently (19th century and even the 20th) the people survived off the labor on their own behalf. For this reason, increased taxes on land will not only deforest the land and turn it into an agricultural desert, but it will impoverish and cause the people to leave the country in even greater numbers than heretofore. Michael Hudson’s economic premise has to be rethought if the world is to survive. It may be adequate within a liberal economic system, but is not so in a world that has been deforested and where the surface of oceans is covered by the flotsam and jetsam of plastics. A “two people government” has outlived its usefulness. The pendulum has to return from city to Nature. Economist Hudson illustrates the conundrum that an overextention of virtual reality presents reality with. Though there is no easy solution and great sacrifice is a must, the reinstatement of a “one people government” is made difficult by the cowardice and failure of the current leadership of any government to rise to the challenge by making sacrifices.

President K. Ulmanis’s authoritarian government, though in not comparable to the aggressive and expansion oriented dictators of Europe of the 1930s, nevertheless did great damage to Latvija by extracting from its people their spiritual and psychic marrow. Today, seventy-eight years after the fact, a ‘renewed’ People of Latvija continue to be intimidated by Ulmanis’s failure. According to some sources, as many as 500,000+ have fled the country for jobs abroad, leaving no more than 1.3 million of so called ethnic Latvijans in the country. This puts Latvija next to Bahrain, Swaziland, Trinidad and Tobago. Officially listed as having 1.9 million people  , the surplus is of Russians, Poles, Lithuanians, etc. In short, the Latvian government lives in a world of science fiction and virtual reality of its own making.

The dissolution of Latvia can be summarized in the following way:

After awakening from a long sleep and celebrating their self-discovery by turning to an early form of Christianity, Latvians converts were denied sovereign expression when a it came in contact with Catholic theology and its Lutheran representatives. Both Catholic and Lutheran ecllsia were advocates of a theology that had over the centuries been overwritten by numerous secular dictates. Catholic violence had already exterminated all manifestations and memories of Cathar Christianity in Latvija and Lithuania by equating it with folklore. Roughly five hundred years later (1209+500), Lutherans repeated the process with Latvijans awakened by the Herrnhuters. By emphasizing the People’s folkloric traditions and overlooking its synthesis with early Christianity, the Lutheran eclisia exercised its monopoly of access to the media and secular government and began to call the Baltic people ‘pagans’. The renaming was accepted by a sufficient number of Latvians to prevent the Herrnhuters from consolidating their achievements and establishing their own church.

The defeat of the Herrnhuters within the movement of Awakening—which they had initiated—found its geopolitical center in the region of Madliena, where my grandfather had established his domicile (see EC648, next blog). Though the spirit of self-sacrifice introduced by the Taborite Herrnhuters was strong, due to political pressure it remained unexpressed, undefined, and for the most part silent. The spirit of self-sacrifice marched on silently and was still manifest among Latvian soldiers (strēlnieki) in the first quarter of the 20th century. Even so, it become sullied and repressed during the reign of ‘democracy’ that materialized after the acceptance of the Latvijan Constitution in 1922. Because the Spirit was never expressed in words, at the critical moment (1940) Ulmanis was left to his own subjective self. He was clearly unprepared to give his life for his country. In an interesting near-synchronistic event, the last of sovereign thinking Herrnhuters in Latvia died in 1937*.

*Karlis Ozolins, who wanted to establish an independent Moravian Church in Latvija, dies at the age of 38 in 1937. All talk of the Moravian church as an independent entity is thereafter no longer heard about. Herrnhuters are de facto  absorbed into the Lutheran Church. The church is liquidated de jure by the Soviet Latvijan government’s lackey Prime Minister Vilis Lācis in 1948. Though it is speculation on my part, the death of K. Ozolins in 1937 may be due to his deliberate murder. The Lutheran Archbishop sold the last of Moravian property in Riga during the reign of the current post-Soviet regime.

Not surprisingly, the Latvijan Moravians of today exist by playing chameleons who live by pretending to be tiny pieces of dead branches. As for the Moravian church at large, it, too, has succumbed to identity neutralization and is a chameleon few have heard of.

drift from one sound to another
Constitution of the Weimar Republic
A social order sans government

Saturday, February 10, 2018

The Glass Ele-phant
By © Anton Vendamencsh, 2017

Chapter 6/Smothering The Rose 4

I have previously noted that the definition of self-sacrifice in none of the dictionaries (that I have viewed) recognizes that it may include the sacrifice of life. Instead, ‘self-sacrifice’ has been replaced by the words ‘suicide’ or ‘donate’. The latter is a word that for the most part refers to donation of money to a charity, but may also refer to a donation of blood to a victim of a catastrophic accident. In my native language of Latvijan, to donate reads ‘ziedot’, a word that has been derived from ‘to bloom’ in the sense of, both, for a bloom to open and to wilt (noziedēt). Therefore, it may be said that a soldier donated/ bloomed/ ziedoja his life to help cause his-her community to live.

If we follow the official, academic, and sanitized versions of what self-sacrifice means, we arrive at the conclusion that Jesus Christ donated his life to the cause that our sins be forgiven. Jesus’s donation is not referred to as an act of creation (remember the parable that unless a seed fall unto the ground and die, it does not bear fruit) and to maintain our community.

The New Testament presents Jesus as if He does not have a mind of his own, but is killed at the family dinner tabele  by ‘bad men’ for mysterious reasons of their own. Though the donation of Jesus may include a donation of blood, the attempt is made not to refer to it in words, but is referred to it mutely (make of it what you will) by a sip of unfermented and artificially sweetened grape juice at the Eucharist. To borrow a scene from The Godfather, when Michael, son of Don Carleone (Godfather) kills Solozzo, he reenacts Peter, who at the Last Supper draws his sword against the would be killer of his father. From this perspective Solozzo is Jesus—but only to his family. Solozzo dies for sins of his own and lives (by selling opiates) so his family may live. While the New Testament has been rewritten many times, the story of Jesus retains enough truth for a perceptive reader to realize that He did not live only for the sake of Magdalena and the apostles. Moreover, He did not ride in a Popemobile, but on a donkey as a King who has dedicated his life to his community.

Why does the Christian Church avoid mentioning that Jesus’s death was an act of self-sacfice of life and that self-sacrifice of life is part of Jesus’s predestined fate? Obiously, because it would then have to recognize that either Jesus is an ordinary man who was murdered or one who committs suicide. It would then also have to acknowledge that so-called suicide by common man-woman is not suicide, but a self-sacrificial act. This raises a vulgar question: Is an alcoholic who hangs himself a self-sacrifice? Most people would call it a suicide. Even so, one may argue that the ‘suicide’ is protesting 1) self-enrichment of government by selling alcohol; and 2) the removal by that government of the man’s born right to live in the wood and not be turned into a slave. As we know, slaves are not allowed to work for themselves (as Nature intended), but must work for profit from which government extracts taxes on the presumption that it, government, represents the better half of humankind and has the right to presume for itself life in perpetuity.

The link (live in the wood), which shows the dispossession of people from the wood by the government of Kenya is an example of what happened in Latvija after its old kingdom of Jersika (thought of as a curiosity by today’s Latvijan government and historians) was invaded by Catholic Christianity with its doctrine of taxation as the 11th Commandment: gradually the land was deforested and the people who lived there were turned into farmers or driven into cities where they were overtaxed and under the supervision of the police.

After my Moravian forebears convinced the natives of what the Germans called Livland to leave (about 1737) the wood, the natives recovered their sense of identity and discovered themselves to be  Estonians and Latvijans. Having reoccupied and survived in the wood, they also had gained a new sense of the freedoms that the wood had offered their forebears. It was not long before the natives began to attempt to evict the German barons from the land.

The barons soon realized what their former serfs were up to and did what they could to destroy their new found identify and narrative. My greatgreatgreatgrandfather Gusts (b. 1766) was married to Anna, my greatgreatgreatgrandmother (b. 1770), was born to a man who called himself Liberts, i.e, Free Man. The latter is mentioned as attending a Moravian meeting in 1743. The Catholic thelogians (reformed Lutherans by then) realizing the challenge that the Moravian Brothers offered the subservient Christianity they preached, sprang into action and persuaded the Russian tsarina Elizabeth to squelch the movement. Forced to go underground, the Moravian Church movement experienced more downs than ups, and gradually transformed itself into a secular movement, which 150 years later reemerged as “the New Current” (Jaunā strāva). This was an early (and mild) version of later uncompromising Bolsheviks. Being a secular movement, the New Current developed a narrative that denied its origins in the Moravian Brotherhood.

Most commentators on the Moravians in Latvija are sparse in their comments and circumscribed in their conclusions about the long-term effects of the movement, which resulted, after all, in the creation of a nation. Most commentators place emphasis on the emphasis the Moravian Church placed on one’s personal connection with God, pietism, which they hastened to interpret in a negative sense. Thus, a once popular Herrnhuter meeting place in Riga is now called the Coo Coo Hill. While acknowledging choral singing as a community binding activity, comentators avoid mentioning the pietist practice of leading by example, which in Latvija manifested itself by the German Brothers joining the Latvian and Estonsian peasants in the field and working with them. They also learned to speak Latvian and sang in church* in the same choir. Unfortunately, the negativity continues to this day and creates a bias in a government that is focused on city dwellers. Since all labor is evaluated in terms of money, leadership by example has become corrupted and leads by example of self-serving gutless by politicians.

*Grandfather started his career as a teacher and choir director. He took for his wife one of the choir singers. In later life, the pressure of the Lutheran Church against these activities broke him, and he left the countryside (and family) for the city and a career as a newspaper editor.

The cause that our sins be forgiven
removed him from the wood

Saturday, February 3, 2018

The Glass Ele-phant
By © Anton Vendamencsh, 2017

Chapter 5/Putin’s Comment on Christianity 3

It ought not be a surprise that in our current social system there is no place for either God, King, or Jesus –their representative in our civilization. This is, of course, because Jesus is a threat to governments led by robber barons, who pretend to a self-proclaimed messianic mission to bring everyone ”democracy’’. Mind you, this democracy is not a ‘direct’ democracy as our ancestors practiced it when they lived in the wood, but a Republican democracy, which is led by a select group of contemporary property owners.

A critical errors President Putin’s commits is that he fails to note that early Christianity arises at a time when the people are still living in the wood. Indeed, this was the case when the first Russian and Baltic Christians arose in the Dnieper River watershed in what is now Ukraine. The error is understandable, because it has been seared and attached to our brain by means of fire by a doctrine created by a spiritual mafija of select elites—a Catholic clergy (the Pope and Cardinals) and its republican oriented theology. As is known, the Catholics eradicated the forest based Populists (the Cathar or Carpenter artisans who specialized in making thrones and chairs; re: Cathedral = seat of the Cathars) of whom Jesus was a likely member. Instead of acknowledging that the Cathars preceded the existence of Catholics, the Vatican continues to falsify history by insisting that the Cathers were Jonny come lately heretics. This is why history, largely written from a Catholic perspective, is a fairytale beyond any sense of reality. Unfortunately, the information in the links gives only a hint of what happened. As in the case of Kings John (the Christener/ Baptist) and Jesus, who were murdered by a city bred Christian called Pilate (Pirate), the history of Christianity as it is presented today must be read as a fabrication.

President Putin’s error originates with the Orthodox Church, which was forced to accept Catholic theology from the year 1054 (the date of the so-called Great Schism) on. Because the actual Schism likely occurs earlier, the conflict between East and West is at least a thousand years. Today, of course, he violence against the East is not led by the Crusaders from Avignon (Avi=sheep/ gnon=John=shepherd) or Rome (nest), but from Washington and Brussels where the leadership has transmigrated to. The recent meeting between the Russian Orthodoc patriarch Kiril and Pope Francis perverts and perpetuates the idea that the theology of  Rome is superior and binds both East and West. One reason for this misconception is that the East has mired itself so deep in the quagmire of Western ideas of government that it sees no way of returning to what it was at the time of the Cathars or Jesus without causing the death of billions. In order to avoid such a cayastrophy, both East and West are ready to drop nuclear bombs into the fiery cracks of the fault.

A most interesting consequence of the fake history perpetuated by East and West historians, governments, and churches is how the lie has influenced current U.S. politics, even to the point that it may result in bringing down America’s allegedly democratic government and reinstate government by a King.

Far fetched as the idea may seem, and grotesque as the Catholic theology of Fundamntalist Christian is, Fundamentalism has preserved among its faithful the notion that Jesus is God and King. Moreover, just as the Russian Orthodox praise President Putin for helping rebuild the Russian Church nearly destroyed by the Soviet government, many American Christians look to President Trump as something of a savior of a secularist and atheist beset faith in America. As the release of the FISA memo shows, America was being dragged into sucjection by an Islamist Obama and urbanist Hillary Clinton.

The disintegration of society as a result of materialism and virtual reality introduces not only palpable, but self-evident evidence that the wasp has invaded the body of nature’s caterpillar. Heretofore, the caterpillar had been protected from reality by a glass wall it has sheathed itself in. Nevertheless, the glass is about to shatter.

The foremost evidence of social disintegration is the hysteria that is now gripping the left and the virtual democrats in the U.S. Though for a long period the ‘left’ or progressive orientation had been in the forefront of society, the same factors blinded society to its inbred myopia, which is failure to notice that progressivity of human intelligence leads to an increasingly virtual reality. This is most notable among urban populations and the countrysides peripheral to it. A notable role in this Dead End play ‘feminists’, who have metamorphosed themselves into a hysterical mob of non-women-anti-men creatures. Needless to say, this has little to do with the Women’s Rights movement, but indicates an absence of issues except for turning such into caprice, which is typical of those caught up in the ‘beautiful’ spider’s web of virtual reality*. No matter how energetically the fly may shake the web, it cannot get free of it.

*Virtual reality is always of a fantasy and the result of idealization. Though it comes of the reality of Nature, the fact that it has moved to the virtual reality of an urban environment, results in a thought process necessarily obsequious yet pretentiously superior with regards to Nature. While urbanites are entirely dependent on countryfolk for their existence, they call the latter ‘peons’ and the like. The American political elites call them “deplorabls”.

The shackles that Virtual reality imposes on its victims is also noticeable among all who believe that buying ‘gold’ or Bitcoin will somehow rescue them from the economic collapse now in progress. The presumption is a consequence of the illusion that Virtual reality has displaced Nature for ever. Then why is our civilization being maintained by violence? Indeed, by nothing other than violence?

Answer: Because violence replaces self-sacrifice. No dictionary includes the notion that self-sacrifice may include the sacrifice of life. Thus, self-sacrifice of life is seen as suicide, even though government may order thousands of soldiers to sacrifice their lives for the state, i.e., the death of a soldier is not recognized as self-sacrifice, but a right of the government to allow him to commit suicide by joining military service.

‘beautiful’ spider’s web