Discussion in 'Burke's Bastion' started by Intrepid, Apr 26, 2010.
Bluto jus' ordered dis bitch. Tracy takes on Rughead, Mumbles- back from da dead(!), Oodles, Joe Period & Flattop Junior!
“THE NEGRO A BEAST”
. . . OR . . .
“IN THE IMAGE OF GOD”
The Reasoner of the Age, the Revelator of the Century!
The Bible as it is!
The Negro and His Relation to the Human Family!
The Negro a beast, but created with articulate speech,
and hands, that he may be of service to
his master—the White man.
The Negro not the Son of Ham,
Neither can it be proven by the Bible, and the argument
of the theologian who would claim such, melts
to mist before the thunderous and
convincing arguments of this
. . . BY . . .
The Sins of the Father: Joseph P. Kennedy and the Dynasty he Founded
The 10,000 year explosion: How civilization accelerated human evolution
Ancestral Journeys: The Peopling of Europe from the First Ventures to the Vikings by Jean Manco (2013). Awesome book. Must read for anyone interested in "Indo-European Studies." While quite a bit is derivative of J.P. Mallory's scholarship, this book incorporates insights from relatively new genetic studies. Check your library to see if they have a copy; I actually had to wait for this one.
The Red Book by C.G. Jung.
Also still reading through Evola's works, as always.
This is a bit ambitious, but want to get as much in before I have to return to the drudgery of 'mandatory' reading:
The Wages of Destruction by Adam Tooze (re-read).
The Lost Books of the Bible by Lloyd M. Graham.
The Ottomans by Andrew Wheatcroft.
A History of the Crusades by Steven Runciman (3 vols: The First Crusade, The Kingdom of Jerusalem, and The Kingdom of Acre).
The Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle (re-read - recommended for all GWM).
America's British Culture by Russell Kirk.
The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America by George H. Nash.
MAT: motivation is the key, impressive list, what's your mandatory reading?
Bluto bought it & Bluto is goin' to start readin' dis bitch tonites.
I recently re-read Humanity: A Moral History of the Twentieth Century by Jonathan Glover. Reading it reminds me of the OG Phora due to the topics analyzed.
Now I am reading I Lucifer by Glen Duncan. It's highly disappointing thus far, although I'm learning plenty of new words, like somnambulistic and detumescence. Look at that - those words are so obscure that even the spell-check flags them. And no, the novel is not about wet dreams.
.pdf at fault for the typos.
Many Germans came from the Eastern front to avoid being part of any Soviet camps under the impression that the Allies would better follow the Geneva Convention. However, these surrendered troops were considered Disarmed Enemy Forces and Dwight Eisenhower and his staff intentionally starved or looked the other way when they needed medical attention.
ORWELL WAS THA REAL DEAL
Bluto's fuckin' Dick Tracy collection continues, runts.
Fingerprints of the Gods: The Evidence of Earth's Lost Civilization is a book first published in 1995 by Graham Hancock, in which he echoes 19th century writer Ignatius Donnelly, author of Atlantis: The Antediluvian World (1882), in contending that some previously enigmatic ancient but highly advanced civilization had existed in prehistory, one which served as the common progenitor civilization to all subsequent known ancient historical ones. Supposedly, sometime around the end of the last Ice Age this civilization ended in cataclysm, but passed on to its inheritors profound knowledge of such things as astronomy, architecture, and mathematics. Most of his claims are based on the idea that mainstream interpretations of archaeological evidence are flawed or incomplete.
In Asimov's Guide to the Bible, Isaac Asimov explores the historical, geographical, and biographical aspects of the events described in the Old and New Testaments. Asimov's attempts to illuminate the Bible's many obscure, mysterious passages prove absorbing reading for anyone interested in religion and history.
Target Switzerland 1999 by Stephen Halbrook
A book that explained a bit about Switzerland's upbringing to a nation and Started off by explaining about Wilhelm Tell:
Sovereignty Began with the individual not the government, they were fully armed neutrals. 1/10 of the citizenry had full arms, and 1/5th during the WW2. Switzerland was the only country in Europe that had no single political leader with the authority to surrender the people to invaders in World War 2. Every man in Switzerland has a rifle in their home. Individual freedom and their intake of refugees during the Great War gets overlooked by the shady bankers during the war which profited from all sides. The population is 72% German speaking, 20% French, and 6% Italian, and 1% Romansh (ancient Latin and Celtic combined language.) They have maintained neutrality and integrity besides one brief period during the Napoleonic era. The nation has 41,293 Square Kilometers and is roughly the size of the state of Maryland. Helvetti were a Celtic tribe that first occupied modern Switzerland. William (Wilhelm) Tell exemplifies Swiss resistance to foreign occupation his story is a unique tale on it's own. In the Battle of Morgarten 1315 - Austrian invaders got repelled and Swiss Independence restored. In this battle 1,400 Swiss peasants ambushed 20,000 Austrian knights in a narrow passage, 2,000 Austrians died and only 12 Swiss. The Swiss monk Niklaus Von Flue aka Brother Klaus convinced the Swiss to always remain neutral in conflicts. Napoleon was the only person to successfully invade and occupy Switzerland for a brief period of time. He invaded a farm region, and the locals weren't well-armed, this was in 1798. Napoleon also had a successful propaganda campaign that brought disunity to the country. Trade is very vital to the existence of the land-locked nation. As a neutral she exercised her right under the international law to trade with both groups of combatants, and she disregarded the objections of each military bloc against trade with another.
I'm always reading several different books at once, but I've stumbled upon a great one:
It is relatively short with short, easy-to-read chapters. It contains a bunch of first-hand accounts from all sorts of different SS and Wehrmacht soldiers from the last year in the war (1945). It would be a welcome addition to anyone's private Wehrmacht library. At $4.00 for a hardcover, it's a steal. You won't regret purchasing it if you're a War Nerd.
If I feel sufficiently bored later, I'll type up a sample chapter.
I got about a third of the way through this in the wee hours of this morning. Absolutely riveting. I Googled war map images (e.g., Orscholz Switch of the Siegfried Line), to supplement the ones in the book, so I could picture exactly what was going on to the maximum extent possible. Come to think of it, I may try this with Google Earth, as the accounts give you enough information to nearly pinpoint and trace the soldier-narrator's movements. What was going on is corroborated in the footnotes with other accounts, so this is truly nonfiction.
The fateful randomness of what happens in war, subject to the odds of the day, is what I find most intriguing. Tillery's account, for example. A very bright nineteen year-old, for sure, and clearly athletic. But most importantly, fate was on his side. The ground he covered with the odds hardly ever in his favor; yet a stroke of luck here, another there, and then a lot more of them, sometimes in quick succession, so he survived while many, if not most, died.
It's amazing that anyone survived many of those bombardments. If you survived, you quickly had to process the horror of seeing young and old blown to atoms as you defended yourself against waves of infantry and armor. After that, you may find out that your position was completely overrun, and to reconnect with your unit you then had to survive going through all of the Russians that now stood between you and them. This, of course, all had to be done while completely exhausted and undernourished as the German troops then were both ill-supplied and infrequently relieved. The accounts would surely make for great war films, but of course we cannot make films about the heroism of German (and non-German) soldiers who fought for the Reich.
I've read plenty of Eastern front memoirs from the German perspective (some of supposedly dubious accuracy, like Guy Sajer's The Forgotten Soldier - it's still an excellent book), but this one is probably the best for general readers as it is completely action-packed and relatively short.
There are a few things that jumped out at me in particular. One would be the participation of both German and Russian turncoats at the very end. The contribution of the Hitlerjugend is always interesting too. It's clear that the veterans were taken aback by their naivete, but were always stunned by their determination, high morale, and courage. We can't do justice to how courageous they really must have been in fact, seeing as how the German soldier-writers are pretty humble and often understate the impact of things, but the Hitler Youth must have been something truly unique if they were able to so consistently impress the laconic veterans of the most horrific battles in that century.
Last but not least would be the mass rapes at the end. Sometimes you have to read between the lines, as if you were reading a Hemingway novel, since the writers are not very explicit about what transpired and are clearly uncomfortable about the subject. But confronting the issue again really made me think - how genuine can radical feminists with Communist sympathies truly claim to be, particularly since they represent themselves as scholars of history, if they never account for what happened there in their worldview? Note that the Russian soldiers didn't exclusively target German women, but gang-raped everyone, even their own countrywomen who were impressed ("enslaved") into the German foreign labor service. Think about how much they complained about our soldiers in Vietnam, who were saints by comparison. These so-called "feminists" need to be called to task - they clearly care more about Marxist social critique than they do about the mistreatment and degradation of women. We'll hear more about kinder, kirche, kuche from these feminists than we will about this truly unprecedented and systematic mass rape of practically an entire generation of women.