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BlackDogSin

LONG LIVE JESUS CHRIST!
Nah, that, was probably me LOL.

You're thinking of one of these:


The second one’s the one, thanks man. I just loved his description of New York City.

“The city was quite dead, it’s corpse imperfectly embalmed and filled queer animate things which had nothing to do with it as it was in life.”
 

Jebal_Dokundy

used to be Yodocq on old BBS
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Sir Guy Laking - A Record of European Armour and Arms Through Seven Centuries, Charles Henry Ashdown -British and Foreign Arms and Armour, Ewart Oakeshott -Archeology Of Weapons to name a few.
 

Jay.Que.88

Thou canst not then be false to any man
Old World Underground
Haruki Murakami:
I like those, took pretty extensive notes when reading 1Q84 a few years back, like 30 pages,
but I would personally put Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
above Kafka on the Shore.

Hard Boiled Wonderland literally altered my consciousness.
I had the strangest dreams at the time I was
reading it. ATM it's the only book I can think of that affected me like that, but maybe there were others.
And I am not the only person who had this experience. Saw a Murakami documentary a few years ago
and other readers reported the same phenomenon.

Last year I read book 2 of the Rat Trilogy, Pinball 1979,
Wild Sheep Chase being book 3. It was good, OK, classic Murakami stuff. -I could almost break him
down to a formula and ape it, but I still dig him.

Wild Sheep Chase is pretty far out. Good stuff, for sure. I did a deep-dive for that book, because I did
a class presentation on it back in the undergrad days, for a Jap Lit class. The narrator going to the boonies in
Hokkaido reminded me of Heart of Darkness, going deeper and deeper into the unknown.

In the book the narrator talked about changing places with
a man in the mirror like the [[Marx Bros]] Duck Soup scene. I showed the class the clip, because they were kids who probably
had never seen it.


Murakami uses a lot of symbolism to
write between the lines, some think. For example, the "seven stars" (IIRC) cigarette brand in his books,
some people think references the star of communism that you still see on the Vietnamese flag.
Later in Japan I found out it was a real brand, not a Morley's-type invention.
 
America's decline: The education of a conservative

It's written by Revilo Oliver, a fairly unique kind of fellow. He was extremely educated, professor and spoke 12 languages including ancient greek, latin and sanskrit. He was a representative of the pre-FDR American spirit, and this brings a very unique view.

His book is a retelling of American history, a reprinting of some of his book reviews and essays in National Review, and an explanation of the history of the John Birch society (which he loathes intensely for personal reasons, so not sure if he's the most objective).

I love the writing style. He kinds of sneers at us all for not knowing latin phrases, and it's obvious that he's used to writing for people who are classically educated. He manages to underline how the rot is very deep, and was indeed very well established by the Ogre in Washington (FDR).
He is at his best when he finds obscure pieces of history and manages to reinterpret history in light of this. I am very impressed that he managed to do this pre-internet, because finding that data was hard when you had to physically find books/newspapers.

I did check on most of his reinterpreting of history, and frankly couldn't really catch him saying anything untrue or walking into typical conspiratard traps.
Another fascinating take: He considers socialism to be the original, degenerate form, and a republic to be the advanced form. Citing minos and the palace economies he points out that socialism was actually very common in the pre-antiquity, and that the advanced cultures were the ones that managed to give people freedom and individualty while at the same time making them act pro-social; and that the decline of Rome was correlated with a descent into welfareism (socialism).

He is anti-christian because he sees it as the root of the western weakness. This will repulse many here, though one could excuse him for living at a time when churches were absolutely innundated with crap.

I also find his view of morality fascinating. It's a sort of moral realism which you see espoused by Ryan Faulk today, though expressed from a different perspective.

So. I really liked it. In spite of a generic name it's really quite unique, and well written to boot.
 

Einsatzgroyper

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I have more than 7000 books on my e-book reader but this one I don`t have it. And now I must have it.:LOL:
I haven't read Hardboiled Wonderland, but I can relate to that odd alteration in consciousness. The Windup Bird Chronicle had the same effect on me. Think I will get me a copy of Hardboiled as well.

Also received my copy of The Gulag Archipelago, Vol 1 in the mail this morning.
 

Einsatzgroyper

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Murakami uses a lot of symbolism to
write between the lines, some think. For example, the "seven stars" (IIRC) cigarette brand in his books,
some people think references the star of communism that you still see on the Vietnamese flag.
Later in Japan I found out it was a real brand, not a Morley's-type invention.
I frequently suspect Murakami is saying something I'm not quite able to catch. The Japanese tend to be vague and subtle, saying much by saying little. I love his novels (the ones I've read, at least), but sometimes I wonder if you need to be Japanese to really grasp his intent?
 

SNESChampion

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'Darth Plagueis' is the penultimate Star Wars "Expanded Universe" novel. It brilliantly explains and synthesizes everything about the Prequel Trilogy (this required a lot of post-hoc narratives by the author, though) and lays out a wonderful backstory for Emperor Palpatine.

I read it in 2011 and, after years, drifed away from Star Wars fandom soon after. When Disney took over, I definitely lost all interest.

But a month or two ago, I felt something pulling me back to Star Wars, and we watched a couple of the original movies and I Torrented the audiobook for Darth Plagueis. Listening to it, I loved it even more than the first time.

The reason it resonated so much all of the sudden is because the story involves a decades-long, brilliantly-cultivated conspiracy by powerful Nietschean psychopaths. Although it's a fantasy story, it feels so viscerally real. I don't think there's any story that's a better analog to what Bill Gates and his network of NGOs (Gates Foundation and GAVI) have done in the past twenty years than the plot of the Sith seeking to take control of the Republic.

(The author ingeniously grafts Nietschean ideals onto the Sith. Essentially, the Sith are Nietscheans and the Jedi are Christians. The Sith are able to defeat the Jedi, ultimately, because the Sith are more ruthless while the Jedi's constant search for "truth" and goodness cause them to eventually be paralyzed into inaction.)



Highly, highly recommend.
 

Jay.Que.88

Thou canst not then be false to any man
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I frequently suspect Murakami is saying something I'm not quite able to catch. The Japanese tend to be vague and subtle, saying much by saying little. I love his novels (the ones I've read, at least), but sometimes I wonder if you need to be Japanese to really grasp his intent?
I think you are a smart man, and you could do it. [and I haven't written any books on him or anything, so I don't have any great authority on this.]

Like, you know how Robocop is a Jesus parable? Rises from the dead, walks on water, etc.? Maybe it's the same thing with Murakami. Kind of extrapolate a bit what he might be trying to say thru the imagery and story and stuff.

But with Murakami, since he is always referencing food and music, look at it like (I am totally making this up), "He references this John Coltrane album, this Beatles song, and this Maynard Ferguson tune. What is a common theme with these three things? Oh."

I think a basic knowledge of Japanese history and culture might help grasp his intent a bit. A lot of it going back to Japanese imperialistic ventures in China, Korea, etc., from what I can tell.


But maybe it is like decoding David Lynch a bit. All interpretations are valid. But Lynch is probably saying something very specific. However, Murakami novels are very Western, in execution and elements that make them up. Another reason he is so popular there, perhaps. And usually the food and music and films he references are almost ALL Western, you know? Like French New Wave cinema being an element in Kafka on the Shore, IIRC. Japan is still Japan, but they all do Western things now. A bazillion Japanese kids learn guitar, but hardly anybody learns biwa or koto or shamisen.

The Japanese tend to be vague and subtle, saying much by saying little.
I agree with that. They talk around the point, rather than going directly to it. Generally speaking, of course.

And thanks for mentioning The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle. I haven't read that one yet, but I will get to it... (y)
 

Jay.Que.88

Thou canst not then be false to any man
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"Farnham's Freehold" by Robert A. Heinlein
I am reading this now, and I have some thoughts and comments.

I thought there were some more comments on this book here, for me to quote, but I can't see them now.

Somebody, I thought, said that Heinlein was "based."

[He was Naval Intelligence also, IIRC, so that doesn't mean he's all bad, but grain of salt, as it were]

In this book Heinlein promotes miscegenation (p. 116-117). Hugh encourages his daughter Karen marry the black guy, Joe. He says that in the time before, it would be too much social pressure, but since they got sent to the far future, go for it. He almost tells his daughter to marry Joe. Joe is also promoted as a paragon of virtue, who will never even look at the two white girls when they bathe and he is on guard duty.
(how true is that to life? 😂 )

And the characters are all sluts here. Right after the bomb hits, Hugh (in his 50s or 60s), fucks Barbara, the divorced girl in her 20s (she wants it and asks for it), while his wife is passed out on the other side of the bomb shelter. All of Heinlein's characters are usually massive whores. I like the idea in theory, but probably not in practice. It's degeneracy.

Hugh's wife goes crazy and tries to destroy everything. That adds up with many Stormer viewpoints on the fairer sex. And then Hugh marries the divorced girl half his age (nice work if you can get it).

I like Heinlein's books (read 15 or 20 of them, but not this one till now) because the characters are all very smart and witty, and it makes me as a reader want to be more smart and witty. (Same thing with Nick and Norah in The Thin Man movies. Rarely is somebody that witty in real life, but it makes you want to be cool like that.)

[and then you think being a slut or being a lush is cool also--that's the Jewish brainwashing at work, IMO]

But sure,
When I have kids, I will read them the juvenile titles like Spaceman Jones for bed-time stories, someday, God willing.

BTW the above are only preliminary thoughts. No conclusions, yet.

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From Page 84-85 (of this 1998 mass-market paperback):

He felt sudden grief that abstract knowledge of deaths of millions had not given him. Somehow, the burning of millions of books felt more brutally obscene than the killing of people. All men must die, it was their single common heritage. But a book need never die and should not be killed; books were the immortal part of man. Book burners--To rape a defenseless friendly book.

Books had always been his best friends. In a hundred public libraries they had taught him. From a thousand newsstands they had warmed his loneliness. He suddenly felt that if he had not been able to save some books, it would hardly be worth while to live.

Most of his collection was functional: The Encyclopedia Britannica--Grace had thought the space should be used for a television receiver "because they might be hard to buy afterwards." He had grudged its bulkiness, too, but it was the most compact assemblage of knowledge on the market. "Che" Guevera's War of the Guerillas--thank God he wasn't going to need that! Nor those next to it: "Yank" Leivy's manual on resistance fighting, Griffith's Translation of Mao Tse-tung's On Guerilla Warfare, Tom Wintringham's New Ways of War, the new TR on special operations--forget em! Ain't a-gonna study war no more!

The Boy Scout Handbook, Eschbach's Mechanical Engineering, The Radio Repairman's Guide, Outdoor Life's Hunting and Fishing, Edible Fungi and How to Know Them, Home Life in the Colonial Days, Your Log Cabin, Chimneys and Fireplaces, The Hobo's Cook Book, Medicine Without a Doctor, Five Acres and Independence, Russian Self-Taught and English-Russian and Russian-English dictionaries, The Complete Herbalist, the survival manuals of the Navy Bureau of Weapons, the Air Force's Survival Techniques, The Practical Carpenter--all sound books, of the brown and useful sort.

The Oxford Book of English Verse, A Treasury of American Poetry, Hoyle's Book of Games, Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy, a different Burton's Thousand Nights and a Night, the good old Odyssey with the Wyeth illustrations, Kipling's Collected Verse and his Just So Stories, a one-volume Shakespeare, the Book of Common Prayer, the Bible, Mathematical Recreations and Essays, Thus Spake Zarathustra, T.S. Elliot's The Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, Robert Frost's Verse, Men Against the Sea--

He wished that he had found time to stock the list of fiction he had started. He wished that he had fetched down his works of Mark Twain regardless of space. He wished--

Too late, too late. This was it. All that was left of a mighty civilization, "The cloud-capped towers--"

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Page 104:

"Ersatz 'dynamite.' And I don't need company," he said. "The stuff is so touchy it explodes at a harsh look."
"Sorry," I said, backing away.
He looked up and smiled. "It's safe until it dries. I had it in mind in case I ever found myself in an underground. Occupying troops take a sour view of natives having explosives, but there is nothing suspicious about ammonia or iodine. The stuff is safe until you put it together and does not require a primer. But I never expected to use it for construction; it's too treacherous."
"Hugh, I just remembered I don't care whether a floor is level or not."
"If it makes you nervous, take a walk."
Making it was simple; he compined the tincture of iodine and ordinary household ammonia; a precipitate settled out. This he filtered through Kleenex. The result was a paste.

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VincentVanZimmerman

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Mein Kampf - Adolph Hitler
Destruction of Dresden/Hitler's War/Desert Fox - David Irving
Byzanyium - Stephen Lawhead
Katyn 1940 - Eugena Maresch
The Israeli Lobby and US Foreign Policy - Walt & Mearsheimer
The Lost Books of the Bible
Napolean's Wars - Charles Esdaile
Sarum - Edward Rutherford
War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
Hiroshima - John Hersey
Imfamy - John Tolan
 

TheCuckStopsHere

New member
Old World Underground
'Which Way Western Man?" by William Gayley Simpson. This a dense 1,000 page volume of one man's lifelong search for the truth. A monumental work exposing the roots of the Jewish sickness that has overtaken the West. It's expensive, just like all the books they don't want you reading. You can buy a copy here


On Amazon its going for $120 for a used softcover and over $970 for a used hardcover. It's no light read but I believe it is amply worth your time and money.

'The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind', by Gustave Le Bon. Helpful in understanding the Hive Mind that surrounds you.


'Amusing Ourselves to Death', by Neil Postman. A very thought provoking book on the effect Television has on the human mind. This was written around 1985, so it pre-dates video games, but some of what Postman had to say can surely be extended to other forms of electronic media, to include movies and videos. This is one of the few (if not only) attempts I have ever seen to evaluate the impact this kind of media has on our psyches, assumptions, and mental clarity. It's not just some thundering 'No Fun Allowed!' screed, but a genuine attempt to evaluate what the media we swim in are doing to us.


'Darkness At Noon', by Arthur Koestler. Koestler joined the German Communists as a young man but resigned in 1938. He published this novel, his total renunciation of the Commie Scourge, in 1940.


And speaking of Koestler, he also wrote 'The Thirteenth Tribe'. I own this book but haven't read it yet; if anyone is interested in reading it too it would be interesting to compare notes as we go along. Here is the description from Amazon:

Koestler advances the thesis that Ashkenazi Jews are not descended from the historical Israelites of antiquity, but from Khazars, a Turkic people originating in and populating an empire north of and between the Black Sea and Caspian Sea. Koestler's hypothesis is that the Khazars - who converted to Judaism in the 8th century - migrated westwards into current Eastern Europe (primarily Ukraine, Poland, Belarus, Lithuania, Hungary and Germany) in the 12th and 13th centuries when the Khazar Empire was collapsing.

Im finishing Which way western man right now...

Basically the best book regarding the current political and cultural affairs I have ever red. I would highly recommend this book to anyone. William Gayley Simpson was a true scholar and potential mystic and visionary. I would buy it NOW before the price spikes up to 500$ ...
 

Einsatzgroyper

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Im finishing Which way western man right now...

Basically the best book regarding the current political and cultural affairs I have ever red. I would highly recommend this book to anyone. William Gayley Simpson was a true scholar and potential mystic and visionary. I would buy it NOW before the price spikes up to 500$ ...
You are the only other human I have run into who has read this book. Unless maybe others just don't mention it? People I have bought this for have given up in the first chapter,

I think this book is the most important thing for any dissident to read. More important than Mein Kampf, more important than My Awkening. Just an amazing labor of love and commitment that should be familiar to us all. Maybe if it was split into two volumes more people might be willing to take it on? Its size may be a bit daunting. I read it on Kindle before I bought a physical copy and so never considered its length before being consumed by his wisdom, thoughts, and insights.

I agree, Simpson may have been a genuine mystic. I met Simpson before I found the DS and I must say he prepared the ground of my mind.
 

TheCuckStopsHere

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You are the only other human I have run into who has read this book. Unless maybe others just don't mention it? People I have bought this for have given up in the first chapter,

I think this book is the most important thing for any dissident to read. More important than Mein Kampf, more important than My Awkening. Just an amazing labor of love and commitment that should be familiar to us all. Maybe if it was split into two volumes more people might be willing to take it on? Its size may be a bit daunting. I read it on Kindle before I bought a physical copy and so never considered its length before being consumed by his wisdom, thoughts, and insights.

I agree, Simpson may have been a genuine mystic. I met Simpson before I found the DS and I must say he prepared the ground of my mind.
I can read through huge books, such as war and peace, dune etc.. but which way western man is absolutely massive and basically every single page is filled with amazing insights and unique novel views on various topics. I will certainly go back and re-read important chapters with a highlighter when I am done. There is really nothing else like it, kind of like the only book or final book one would need to read regarding race and politics and spirituality ...
 

TheBoom

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Naples 44 by Norman Lewis

Lewis was one of the early travel writers. This memoir concerns his role as an intelligence agent attached to a US military unit in the invasion of Italy. He found the intelligence in the intelligence services as a misnomer.

This book is brilliant in various ways. The writing is superb and some of the things that stand out are:

1. The role of the mafia. My father was in Italy during this period. He was demoted for fighting off Italians who tried to rob a pharmacy. Lewis highlights how the American invasion forces tapped into the US mafia to help them occupy the country. The US mafia had the support of high level military brass to control the black market trade in pharmaceuticals.

3. The French brought over Moroccans who promptly raped any woman they could get their hands on. When a woman wasn't available they raped old men and boys.

4. Germans were more civilized in how they dealt with POWs. Lewis was particularly incensed that his general commanded his men to beat to death any German POWs.

5. The complete disregard for the welfare of soldiers. Germans were advancing on their position. The officers gave them weapons inadequate to defend themselves with and threatened them if they didn't return them the next day only to find that the officers were flowing and leaving the enlisted men to die

5.

5
 

Mistaf

Interesting Times Traveler
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I know this will not go over well but shouldn't we be the last ones to post Amazon link after Amazon link? Link Goodreads or anything else for reviews. If you want to order a book, go to a book store and order it.
Seriously, how can we expect to change anything on a bigger scale when we can't even be bothered to mind the small things that don't take much.

My Recommendation:

For the recovering atheists and everyone else who's interested in a scientific approach to God's creation:

Darwin's Black Box

In 1996, Darwin's Black Box helped to launch the intelligent design movement: the argument that nature exhibits evidence of design, beyond Darwinian randomness. It sparked a national debate on evolution, which continues to intensify across the country. From one end of the spectrum to the other, Darwin's Black Box has established itself as the key intelligent design text -- the one argument that must be addressed in order to determine whether Darwinian evolution is sufficient to explain life as we know it.

For the financially oppressed:

 

Coltraine

America First
Old World Underground
I know this will not go over well but shouldn't we be the last ones to post Amazon link after Amazon link? Link Goodreads or anything else for reviews. If you want to order a book, go to a book store and order it.
This is a habit that I need to break myself out of, and I apologize for linking to Amazon in the past on the old forum, because I did do that a lot. I will try to refrain from doing so in the future though, because you're correct. There are other places to buy the same book that is on Amazon, or to read the review of the book. Likely those places are also still linked in with Amazon's vast global network because that's just how it is unfortunately, but the individual dealers usually have their own direct sites additional to the account they use to buy/sell over Amazon.

I will say one thing positive about Amazon though, and that's that it does have a fairly good system for recommending books. For instance if you have already bought one book, Amazon will auto-suggest to you new books which are in-line with the spirit and style of the book you just bought previously. And that can be helpful to a newcomer just starting out and trying to find his way in the world of research and academia, because I know when I first started out there was this tremendous overwhelmed feeling that I always got like "where do I even start?", but once a newcomer gets his barrings straight with a few foundational texts that can be easily overcome.

A few books that I have read that I would recommend in this thread:
Jewish Influence on Christian Reform Movements by Louis Israel Newman
The Jew As the Ally of the Muslim by Cutler and Cutler
The Jewish Century by Yuri Slezkine
The French Enlightenment and the Jews by Arthur Hertzberg
Occult Theocracy by Edith Starr Miller
The Court Jew by Selma Stern
European Jewry in the Age of Mercantilism, 1550-1750 by Johnathon Israel
Atlantic Diasporas: Jews, Conversos, and Crypto-Jews in the Age of Mercantilism, 1500-1800 by Kagan and Morgan
Philip II by William Thomas Walsh
History of Germany in the Nineteenth Century by Heinrich von Treitschke

These are all what I would describe as foundational type of history books on the JQ, i.e. the types of books that one can use to discover additional useful rabbit holes to go down in the future. You could start with just those 10 I've listed above and by looking at their bibliographies, their sources, be well on your way toward having a complete history of the Jews in Europe at least and a good start in America too. None of those listed above should cost a person more than $30 apiece either. Most of them are even much cheaper.
 

Einsatzgroyper

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You could start with just those 10 I've listed above and by looking at their bibliographies, their sources, be well on your way toward having a complete history of the Jews in Europe at least and a good start in America too.
I confess I haven't read even a fraction of what you recommend on this topic. I'm curious, what is your opinion on the Jewish culpability for the Bolshevik Revolution and the mass murders that followed? Can you recommend a book that would illuminate the subject?

As for Amazon, I didn't realize anyone would take issue with linking to them for descriptions or reviews. There are so many heads of the Hydra that it is difficult to keep up with them all. When Wal Mart came to my town I refused to shop there, preferring the Mom and Pop stores that had been in town for decades. That fight was lost and my boycott accomplished nothing. In 2007 I boycotted McDonalds after seeing a documentary about their legal action against a group of protesters in Britain. I haven't spend a penny there since then with the exception of once on a motorcycle trip my fellow riders stopped there for lunch and I bought some chicken nuggets rather than be That Guy. (I rarely eat fast food anyway but I think the point still remains). But I notice that in spite of my principled stand the Drive Thru line is always backed up into the adjacent parking lot every time I drive by.

I'm not trying to be argumentative or defeatist. But it does appear to me that trying to starve out these huge corporations is doomed to fail because we are outnumbered by people whose only principles are getting Likes on Facegay. Personally, I'd much rather see a strong push for abstaining from feeding our minds on the garbage of film and TV series; from what I gather Game of Thrones is outright pornographic (a word I feel is not limited to depictions of sexuality but should most definitely include torture presented as entertainment). But most people do not appear to share my view even as they decry Jewish influence on our media.

Sorry, I'm rambling here. But we all choose which hills are worth dying on and I don't feel strongly about Amazon either way. But I am open to persuasion, or at least hearing people out.
 
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