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MindMatters: The Unbroken Individual Is the True Source of Moral Responsibility

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This week on MindMatters we take a third and final look at the prescient and resounding thoughts of Ernst Jünger's The Forest Passage and reflect on what it means - in the philosophical and practical sense - to be a forest walker, or forest rebel. For our previous episodes on the book see: How one resists and chooses to respond to totalitarianism is at least as crucial as making the choice itself. But what are some of the many considerations involved? What inner resources does one draw upon and where might one find the light that helps to make the best of all choices? What does one fall back on when many of the institutions that are meant to morally support a society have been effectively gutted, or done away with completely? What is the responsibility of an unbroken and 'concrete individual' to step in and rectify institutional failure to some degree? And where does the power of the spoken or written word fit into this complex equation?


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Early Prominent Californian Trans Activist Sentenced to Life Imprisonment For Triple Murder


Comment: And the victims were a married lesbian couple and their 19-year-old son. The kicker is that their killer is most likely going to a WOMEN's prison...


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A prominent trans activist has been sentenced for the 2016 triple homicide of a California lesbian couple and their son. Dana Rivers, born David Chester Warfield, has been handed a life sentence without the possibility of parole.

"It is a horrible thing to sentence someone to die in prison, and I don't take that lightly," Judge Scott Patton said during the court hearing held today. "But this is the most depraved crime I ever handled in the criminal justice system in 33 years. Frankly, you deserve to spend the rest of your life in prison."

The sentencing comes months after Rivers, 68, had been found guilty of the murders in November of last year. Rivers was denied a motion for a new trial, though his attorney had attempted to argue prosecutorial misconduct. Judge Patton dismissed the issues raised, labeling them "trivial" and "frankly quite ridiculous," while noting that the evidence for Rivers' guilt was "overwhelming."

Comment: When news that Warfield/Rivers was the chief suspect in a triple homicide broke in 2016, The Washington Post reported on his 1999 dismissal from his teaching job:
The cause of her dismissal, apparently, was the revelation that she was transgender and planned to transition. The school district argued that she discussed her transition — a personal matter — with several students after being expressly warned to keep such matters private, according to the Los Angeles Times.

"The board members didn't want a transsexual teacher," Ray Bender, a board member who voted against dismissal proceedings, told the New York Times at the time. "They said they didn't want to create confusion for the students."

The board voted 3-2 to fire Rivers.
Bender voted in Warfield's favor, so he recalls this dismissal as being motivated by straight-up 'unfair bias', but if you review the account provided above by a parent of one of the schoolchildren, their problem with Warfield was that he was telling his pupils specific details about his sex life that are inappropriate for any adult to tell any children, much less a teacher to his students.

In any event, Bender's recollection that the school board members "said they didn't want to create confusion for the students" is probably accurate. What a difference 20 years makes, eh? Nowadays, deviant hypersexuality is mainlined into pupils' brains the moment they enter school. Or anywhere in the public realm, for that matter.

Here is more background on the killer, from a sympathetic New York Times piece in 1999:
Until age 44, David Warfield had been a Navy electronics expert, a political consultant and school board member in Huntington Beach, a baseball coach and a white-water rafting instructor. Ms. Rivers says she is still proud of that resume, but is happier personally now.

Like many other people with gender dysphoria, which the International Center for Gender Education describes as extreme discomfort with one's sex, Ms. Rivers said her condition led her to alcoholism, thoughts of suicide and three failed marriages.

"I've been able to lead a successful life, but personally it's been a real struggle," she said. "Since I started taking hormones last January, I've been happier because I'm getting to be who I am for the first time. I'm going to be a better teacher for it."
"Happier and better..."

How is 'she' feeling now, we wonder, having been in prison since 2016 for committing a triple murder that stunned even an experienced California judge?

Obviously, not all or even most 'people who identify as T' are going to commit murder, much less minor crimes. But HALF of them will attempt suicide at least once. This is a peculiar mental illness, and those diagnosed with it should be treated accordingly - NOT put in charge of classrooms, elevated into the media spotlight by politicians, and encouraged to flaunt their peculiar condition as something 'worthy of aspiring to'.

Here is the speech Warfield/Rivers gave at the 'Millennium March on Washington' on 30 April 2000, the first time a gay rights demonstration included the 'T' in LGBT. The fiery, revolutionary rhetoric will be all-too-familiar to you...


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CIA: Black Market of Arms Trade. Part 1

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We can see that the CIA controls a significant part of the arms trade black market. Millions of dollars are being spent on financing terrorist groups and political radicals around the globe. Biden has already allocated more than $50 billion for purchasing weapons for Ukraine.

We know that the vast part of this money ends up in the pockets of corrupt CIA agents and officials bribed by them, and are also spent on other illegal activities.

In the first part of our investigation, we publish a list of the CIA agents who are involved in corrupt schemes for weapons supply to hotspots all around the world. We want their activity to become public and be thoroughly investigated. The U.S. foreign policy should emphasize peace with all nations, entangling alliances with none.

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NewsReal: The Great Ukrainian Counter-Offensive Commenceth! Oh, And The US Govt Has Alien Tech

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Finally, the dam has broken in Ukraine. Literally and figuratively. Heralded by the destruction of the Kakhovka Dam on the Dnieper River, the much-vaunted Great Ukrainian Counter-Offensive to 'boot the Rooskies from sovereign Ukraine' is underway, and it's almost certainly going to end in the fall of the US puppet regime in Kiev.

Also in this NewsReal: the 7-year-long 'Deep State vs Trump' saga continues with the indictment of Trump over 'mishandled Top secret documents'. Will Trump go to prison? Not likely, but this will be hanging over him all through his re-election campaign next year.

But first up: ALIENS! A US national security state insider reveals that the US govt has been retrieving and back-engineering 'non-human' technology from crashed UFOs. A paradigm-shifting development, if true, but is this essentially more 'drip-drip-disclosure' towards some weird endgame involving as-yet-unseen US imperial goals?


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Pedo U: University of Chile Approves 2 Theses Defending Pedophilia

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I wrote this partly as a way of venting the anger I feel, but at the same time it is also intended to share an event that shows the degree of human deterioration in which we are immersed.

Recently a great scandal was generated in Chile because two university theses were uncovered where the students who had written them defended and legitimized pedophilia. These theses were written by a student of pedagogy and another who was studying in one of these new departments that give degrees in something related to gender studies. The most alarming aspect of the event is that both theses were approved by the evaluating academics and consequently both students obtained their degrees. One of them is now qualified to teach children and adolescents.

In a YouTube video, now removed, Agustín Laje discusses the theses, reading and analyzing fragments from one of them (with quite good sense in my opinion). Some excerpts follow for those who do not understand Spanish.

The first thesis (that of the pedagogy student) is entitled "The denied desire of the pedagogue: to be a pedophile". The author's name is Mauricio Ernesto Quiroz Muñoz and he is an LGBT activist. In simple words, according to this quasi-human individual, the denied desire of the pedagogue, the teacher, the professor or the teaching expert, is to be a pedophile.

Comment: That this comes from Universidad de Chile is no surprise. It's a wretched, leftist hive of scum and villainy. Everything goes there, from the support for communism, covid fascism, vegetarianism, gender theories, and of course support for pedophilia as a logical consequence. If there are no biological differences between a male and a female, there are fewer differences between an adult and a child. Their minds are distorted beyond repair, and nothing good can come from such places.


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Twenty Grim Realities Unearthed by Lockdowns

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It's common now to speak of the before times in contrast to the after times. The turning point was of course March 16, 2020, the day of 15 Days to Flatten the Curve, though authoritarian trends predate that. Rights were suddenly broadly throttled, even religious rights. We were told to conduct every aspect of our lives in accordance with the priorities of the bio-medical security state.

Very few people anticipated such a shocking development. It was the onset of a new state-conducted war and the enemy was something we could not see and hence could be anywhere. No one has ever doubted the omnipresence of potentially dangerous pathogens but now we were being told that life itself depended entirely on avoidance of them and the only guide going forward would be public-health authorities.

Everything changed. Nothing is the same. The trauma is real and lasting. The claim of "15 Days" was revealed to be a ruse. The emergency lasted three years and then some. The people and machinery that did this are still in power. The pick to head the CDC has a long track record of enabling and cheering the lockdowns and all that followed.

It's a helpful exercise to summarize the new things we've all discovered in these years. Together they account for why the world seems different and why we all feel and think differently now than we did just a few years ago.

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Intel Officials Say US Has Retrieved Craft of Non-Human Origin

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A former intelligence official turned whistleblower has given Congress and the Intelligence Community Inspector General extensive classified information about deeply covert programs that he says possess retrieved intact and partially intact craft of non-human origin.

The information, he says, has been illegally withheld from Congress, and he filed a complaint alleging that he suffered illegal retaliation for his confidential disclosures, reported here for the first time.

Other intelligence officials, both active and retired, with knowledge of these programs through their work in various agencies, have independently provided similar, corroborating information, both on and off the record.

The whistleblower, David Charles Grusch, 36, a decorated former combat officer in Afghanistan, is a veteran of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). He served as the reconnaissance office's representative to the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force from 2019-2021. From late 2021 to July 2022, he was the NGA's co-lead for UAP analysis and its representative to the task force.

Comment: The US DoD is, slowly-slowly, opening up on "UAPs" (formerly known as UFOs). Prepare yourself for the biggest mind-job in the history of the human species. Watch, listen and, most importantly, don't believe a word you see or hear.


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MindMatters: The Road Best Traveled: Ernst Jünger's Forest Passage

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What is freedom? Where may it be found and accessed? How does it become actualized from within the individual? And if we are to become free - then what are we to be free from? In this second discussion of Ernst Jünger's seminal book The Forest Passage we follow along with the author's many thoughts on what it means to be free. Concerning political bodies, the media, institutionalized medicine, and organized religion - what, if any, is the most fruitful approach to take in response to their diktats or guidelines? Where does free will, in the truest sense of the term, fit in to our responses? And if we are to face our fears and find a way to resist the tide of totalitarianism how should one approach the possible suffering that will likely be involved?

With the heart of a poet, and the mind of a realist, Ernst Jünger has given us much to ponder as we reflect on what he means by becoming a 'forest rebel'. Join us this week on MindMatters as we delve further into his world view, and a road from which we may find a path to the future.

For the first episode, see: Freedom in Tyranny: Ernst Jünger's The Forest Passage


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Marxcissism Is Real: New Paper Links Left-wing Extremism, Psychopathy, and Narcissism

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Lobaczewski called it in 1984. I've been writing on it here for just over a year now. John Carter gave it a snazzy name: Marxcissism. Now the research psychologists are catching up: "Antagonistic narcissism and psychopathic tendencies predict left-wing antihierarchical aggression, study finds."

Here's what the authors, Ann Krispenz and Alex Bertrams, write in the abstract to their new paper, "Understanding left-wing authoritarianism: Relations to the dark personality traits, altruism, and social justice commitment":
... as individuals with leftist political attitudes can be assumed to be striving for social equality, we expected left-wing authoritarianism to also be positively related to prosocial traits, but narcissism to remain a significant predictor of left-wing authoritarianism above and beyond those prosocial dispositions. ... The results of multiple regression analyses showed that a strong ideological view, according to which a violent revolution against existing societal structures is legitimate (i.e., anti-hierarchical aggression), was associated with antagonistic narcissism (Study 1) and psychopathy (Study 2). However, neither dispositional altruism nor social justice commitment was related to left-wing anti-hierarchical aggression. Considering these results, we assume that some leftist political activists do not actually strive for social justice and equality but rather use political activism to endorse or exercise violence against others to satisfy their own ego-focused needs. ...
I began this Substack with another vindication of Lobaczewski's work: Hare et al.'s article on political psychopathy and human rights atrocities. It's nice to have another, thirteen months later. So let's dive in.

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NewsReal: Ukraine Warlord Lindsey Graham: 'Best Money US Ever Spent'

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With British and American cruise missiles, shells, and drones currently hitting Russian residential areas on a daily basis, US Senator Lindsey Graham visited Kiev to reassure Zelensky that "the Ukraine war was the best money the US ever spent because we get to kill Russians!" Is this the 'Ukrainian counter-offensive' they're all talking about: outright terrorism against the civilian Russian population?

Completely ignoring last week's victory of Russian forces over NATO in Bakhmut, Western media is instead showcasing British 'counter-insurgency specialists' training die-hard Ukrainians in the fine art of blowing people up, and sending armored columns of Humvees into Russian villages to 'liberate' them using 'separatists' with known links to neo-Nazi organizations.

The 'Great Game' of Washington-London unipolarity vs Moscow-Beijing multipolarity just gets nastier and nastier...


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