Hate speech

Hate speech: what the heck is going on?
1/ The Council of Europe: an international organisation whose stated aim is to uphold HUMAN RIGHTS. ECHR: European Court of Human Rights, the main organ of the Council of Europe “Manual on hate speech” (2009), by the Council of Europe

2/ From the Manual on hate speech: Hate speech, by definition, covers ALL forms of xenophobia. By the greek etymology xenophobia is the fear (phobos) of xenos (stranger). Seems Hate Speech is a tool to protect
1. strangers against natives
2. minorities against the majority.

3/ The concept of Hate Speech faced 2 problems:
1. The European Court enforces the European Convention of Hunan Rights. The convention has NO REFERENCE on hate speech.
2. On the contrary, article 10 of European Convention of Human Rights supports freedom of speech.

4/ The “obstacle” of article 10. In 2007 the European Parliament passed the 1805 Recommendation that interprets article 10.
Three tricks:
1st trick: The assembly considers that religious insults (aka hard criticism) to any religious PERSON or GROUP should be penalised.

5/ 2nd trick: The assembly considers that religious insults (aka hard criticism) to any RELIGION should NOT be penalised. In other words: Europe should abolish all blasphemy laws NOW!

Do you get the scheme? Blasphemy laws protected both majority + minorities.

6/ Third trick: there was still a problem. Most “cultural laws” (e.g. blasphemy) in most periods of time are inactive. Even in the time of Constantine (4th century) were mostly inactive.
Inactive religious laws DISCOURAGE radical behaviour against the majority belief system.

7/ Solution: In order to ABOLISH inactive laws, you have to ACTIVATE them first.
That’s exactly what happened. Not in 1950. Not in 1960. Very, very recently. Usually it takes at least one parliamentary cycle from the activation to the abolishment of a law.

8/ Suddenly, in 2012, Javier Krahe (famous artist) is prosecuted in Spain for a scene shot 34 years ago ! An old scene lasting just 54 seconds.
Spain: Blasphemy law – activated.

9/ The same year, in 2012, Elder Pastitsios (a twitter trol) is arrested in Greece. Why? Because he insulted Orthodox Christianity. A penal procedure profoundly strange for modern Greece.
Greece: Blasphemy law – activated

10/ Suddenly, in 2017 the Irish police contacted Stephen Fry, the famous actor, and questioned him for breaking the constitutional blasphemy laws of Ireland.
Ireland: Blasphemy law – activated.

11/ By activating dead blasphemy laws, then it’s a playground for the media & progressivists to do their thing. RESULTS?
2008: United Kingdom – ABOLISHED the common law offences of blasphemy and blasphemous libel in England and Wales.
2012: Netherland ABOLISHED blasphemy laws.

2013. Russia INTRODUCES blasphemy laws (the Pussy Riot staged event led Putin to the PERMANENT ACTIVATION of blasphemy laws)
2015: Iceland ABOLISHED blasphemy laws
2015: Norway ABOLISHED blasphemy laws
2016: Malta ABOLISHED blasphemy laws

2018: Ireland, by referendum, ABOLISHED the constitutional ban on blasphemy
2018: Canada ABOLISHED blasphemy laws (LAST YEAR!)
2018: New Zealand ABOLISHED blasphemy laws.

2019: Greece ABOLISHED blasphemy laws
2019: Spain, the government and its allies have promised to ABOLISH their blasphemy laws.

15/ No blasphemy laws! We are free! Right? Not so fast.
October 25, 2018, the European Court of Human Rights ruled one particular prophet (Muhammad) from one particular religion (Muslim) is protected from insults under the European Convention.

16/ The protection of European Court didn’t include Christian religion or Jesus.
but… but… but… in 2007 the European Parliament passed the Recommendation that religious blasphemy should be tolerated …. that’s why Europe abolished the blasphemy laws? No.

17/ What happened is this: National Laws (specific) & National Courts (specific) have been replaced by European Law (a vague convention) & European Court (specific). Do you get it?

18/ Nations abolished their National religious laws, and the JURISPRUDENCE of European Court can decide and interpret what type of criticism on what religion, what prophet, and in what circumstances should be tolerated or not.

19/ If you study the French Revolution, it was exactly the same story.
The Revolution was orchestrated mostly by LAWYERS fighting for NATIONAL LAW that would replace the arbitrary judgement of the Courts (named “le Parlement” back then)

20/ Fr Revolution summarised by Robespierre: «Le mot de jurisprudence doit être banni de notre langue.» (The word jurisprudence must be banned from our language.)
The arbitrary judgement of Courts (minority) were replaced by LAWS representing the Nation (majority).

21/ Now we have the reverse going on. The National Assemblies become “tolerant” in a maximum way (idealism) and the European Court becomes specific to its intolerance (in the name of pragmatism).
It’s a game that transfers the sovereignty to the European Court.


Decentralisation (localism) VS. Centralisation

I hate to brake the news to my twitter friends, and it feels like funeral news, but localism & decentralisation is NOT the answer. I can’t find a single case where a centralised cultural/political/econ. crisis resolved this way.

Cleisthenes CENTRALISED 10 Tribes of Athens and … boom! Athenian democracy!
Rome CENTRALISED the power of 35 tribes… and boom! Roman Republic!
13 US colonies CENTRALISED their power into a single motto (“no taxation without representation”)…. a Confederation and … boom! American Revolution!

Pre-revolutionary France was marked by the attempts of the monarchy to impose central control. They couldn’t achieve it. It was AFTER the French Revolution & the Declaration of Human Rights (1789) that CENTRAL power was established to resolve social & economic disparities.

We could go on and on with how Britain became a UNITED Kingdom and how better UNIONS (not better devisions) were always the natural solution to hard social issues.

Promoting abstract models of better borders, localism & decentralisation as the solution for modern evils is like being physicist and vouching against gravity. It’s not that it will not happen, it’s that it can’t happen.

This question roots back to the most ancient text of western civilisation: Iliad of Homer. It’s a text that envisioned, for the first time, the CENTRALISATION of Greek city-states as the SOLUTION to an EXISTENTIAL THREAT.

This “Homeric Vision” is exactly what Alexander the Great enforced, not hiding his Homeric poetic inspiration. The Homeric strategy of CENTRALISATION of greek city-states was enough to establish the dominance of the western culture vs. the east for the first time.

For those who don’t get it, the ‘western culture’ was dominated by one characteristic: THE REFUSAL TO BOW TO DESPOTS. When Alexander demanded from his soldiers to bow, for the first time, he was heavily criticised by greek historians & then mysteriously found dead.

After systemic corruption & roman dehumanisation, Christianity appeared, and colourfully described CENTRALISATION of Rome as the evil Antichrist, posing one solution: the CENTRALISATION around the body (ecclesia) of Christ, the saviour.

Today we face the following challenge:
– Evil cartel(s) consolidated central role in politics & economy. e.g. European parliaments collectively apply the same central EU directives.
– A bunch of illiterates consolidated power in higher academic institutions

DECENTRALISATION = divide & conquer
CENTRALISATION = the ancient fight against [centralised] good vs. [centralised] evil. SOLUTION = (the last 2000 years)
UNION around true humanism: virtues of Christ & vision of Homer. Balance btwn individual and common good.


Platitudes and generalisations

1 / Why so many people love platitudes and empty generalisations?

It’s difficult to keep track on how many “human right” declarations EU has officially signed. You read the same platitudes again & again.
Give a Feynman quote to a science geek, he’ll consume it like divine.

2 / Left-wing paranoia (open borders) is answered w/ right-wing generalisations. People choose their platitudes, “borders” vs. “rights”.
Nation is NOT “borders”. In fact, all empires were multinational & nations didn’t disappear. Life is complex and requires complex solutions.

3 / Meanwhile academics give naive interpretations confusing the effect w/ the cause. It’s raining cause the floor is wet. Social justice is a phenomenon… cause teens have psychological issues, didn’t clean their room, and didn’t get a job & a life. This BS has taken over.

4 / On top of that, the business experts explain how the “build your business” motto is the solution. Solution to what? to systemic corruption and the hijack of political institutions? to the lack of civic life? solution to media cartels? to banks controlling macroeconomy?

5 / For a long time I thought there was a lack of supply, twitter convinced me there is a lack of demand, particularly in intelligent groups of people. It’s enough to TALK about rights, patriotism or whatever…. Almost never fine-tuning an intelligent debate on the solution.


“Macedonia” problem is part of a bigger problem

1/ This is written by the infamous JAVIER SOLANA, Secretary-General of NATO & EU Representative for Foreign and Security Policy. He claims “no conflict is unsolvable when diplomatic creativity […]”.

A Tsipras agreement against the 70%+ of greeks is “diplomatic creativity”.

2/ Soros named his son Alexander, and gave him “Macedonia” as a gift. “Project Syndicate” is a fitting name. A mafia syndicate, a CIA/EU/NATO cartel showing off their teeth, their ability to “change history” & our intellectuals (highly educated illiterates) don’t get it.

3 / My take is this: in the end nobody can hide from history. Communism & Nazism were just phases. Claiming themselves to have the eternal glory of Truth, breaking traditional values & historical truth. Seemingly invincible powers were kneeled down by their own incapacities.

4/ When the US foreign policy of Donald Trump goes against 70% of Greeks (polls on Macedonia) & finances the “Macedonia language” propaganda (FBI agents protecting Tsipras) for instrumental reasons (NATO bases, control of N. Greece) this is a SYMPTOM of malignant disease.

5/ We can label this “political disorder” with various names or phrases:

6/ The spirit of this “New World (dis)Order” may superficially take the form of “nationalism” or “globalism” but it accepts the basic marxist premises & terminology:
– capital over higher values
– materialism over wisdom
– money over honour
– instrumental dialectic over truth.

7/ This “disorder” expresses a general LACK OF RESPECT for the TRUTH. And it has plenty of different symptoms:
– There is a reason why the founder of Linux stepped down.
– There is a reason why founder of Python stepped down.
– There is a reason why Google becomes a cult.

8/ There is a reason why Jordan Peterson has a free pass to lecture on the topic of religion & christianity, claiming the exact OPPOSITE of what Jesus said and only a few noticing.

9/ There is a reason why you can say “Byzantine was Rome” in english, and get away with it.

10/ There is a reason why Yuval Noah Harari & Steven Pinker, the Dumb & Dumber of intellectualism, managed to become “philosophers”. There is a reason why “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind” has 5,040 customer reviews. As one reader wrote, it’s “Fun, Enjoyable Easy Read”.

11/ Appropriating the legacy of Alexander the Great is part of the same disorder. But it’s going against gravity. You can buy politicians to change the “laws of gravity” for your own benefit, but in the end you’ll break your neck. There ARE natural laws / truths.

12/ Μore than 140 fake news websites run out of N. Macedonia. A center for Psychological Operations. I warn my friends from day #1: Soros & Trump play the same game in the region. Fake “Macedonia” survives only by selling its soul to the highest bidder.


On European Law and Christian persecution

The French Christmas tradition: religious persecution. Now it has become a legally-binding European obligation. Example: today the city of Béziers is – again – legally persecuted, this time by the State, for placing a Christmas crib in public space.

According to European Court of Human Rights relig. symbols like Christmas cribs are FORBIDDEN to be used by public agents in public spaces of ALL European countries, based on art. 9 of European Convention for Human Rights. Eradicating western christianity is a “human right”

It’s about public agents, not everybody. It’s about religion and state separation.

The game is rigged and dishonest. The point is this: when Greeks or Italians enter EU, do they know that celebrating Christmas in schools is actually illegal against the treaty of human rights? No. Nobody told them. It’s a surprise they’re going to find out in the future.

Christian persecution under European treaty of human rights.

EU has created a Daedalus of legal complexity almost incomprehensible to the average voter. I’ll create a short review here.

2/ The Council of Europe (not EU), founded in 1949, consists of 47 member States that have signed the The European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). This international treaty is legally binding (“direct effects”) to all members, enforced by The European Court of Human Rights.

3/ This should not be confused with the “indirect effects” of the EU directives by the European Union that have to be harmonised in State laws. ECHR = Direct Effects are Legally Binding (milestone decision: Van Gend en Loos )

4/ The geniuses named “European Court of Human Rights” also as ECHR, …the same short-name with the treaty (!). And as if the confusion is not enough, they named the European Council or Council of the European Union to be confused with Council of Europe. A babel of terminology.

5/ Anyway, according to The European Court, in many of its decisions, the article 9 of the Convention is translated as a ban of public officials (including teachers) to use ANY religious or “philosophical” (sic) symbols. Example: Aktas c/France, 30 juin 2009, req. n°43563/08

6/ Now, the term “law” is used by ECHR with the same value as “jurisprudence”. This means that ALL decisions of the European Court are LEGALLY-BINDING to ALL 47 countries or else…. the country is condemned (including Turkey that was condemned)

7/ Now, while France is CONDEMNED by many decisions (based on article 9) this is NOT applied to other EU countries. Why? The European Court invents many BS excuses to buy time.

8/ The inconsistencies of law are labeled “doctrine”. The most notable doctrine by Eur. Court is the “Margin of appreciation: Italy can keep their crosses in schools – for now – since those religious symbols are judged to be “essentially passive”, not “active”. BS to buy time.

9/ The history of separation of State and Religion (started in US) was NOT removing christianity from public space. It was a western effort for independence from the Cardinals of religion (the middlemen of God) while teaching the Bible in schools.

10/ French Revolutionaries didn’t revolt against the “King”. This is a naive cartoonish version of history. The King had no virtual power, that’s why he couldn’t do any reforms, although he tried. Reforms were blocked by the “higher court” of Paris (Parlement de Paris).

11/ French revolutionaries were mostly LAWYERS (like Robespierre) revolting against the Higher Court of Paris. Robespierre famously said: “Le mot jurisprudence doit être effacé de notre langue” “The word “jurisprudence” [higher court decisions] should be banned from language”

12/ The idea of Nation/Nationalism (article III of the Declaration of Human Rights, 1789) was to REPLACE the Higher Courts with a legislative power, elected by the nation. Today, as Édouard Lambert has said, we go back to the “gouvernement des juges” (government of juges).

13/ There are countless cases in France (and other countries) that the representatives (of the Nation) vote for one thing, and the European Courts reject the new laws as “against the international convention”. The Nations are loosing their legislative power to Courts.

14 / If I go to Saudi Arabia and claim Christianity & Islam are “equal” under the law, this means one thing: persecution of Islam, suppression of islamic heritage from public space. The same when “equality” is applied to a christian nation. Only through christ. persecution.


Against Marxism

THE FUTURE OF EUROPE. Paris VIII, an extra left-wing LGTB loving, immigrant hosting University in Paris. Posters of Lenin all over the place when celebrating the 100 years of Com. Revolution, often dildos decorating students’ posts as sign of “diversity” and open-mindedness.

Last time I visited Paris VIII library, this month, I noticed bed bugs (highly contagious) crawling all over the place. This made me nervous and I warned the staff: the situation of filthiness & uncleanness is out of control. Les Misérables all over again.

And today this is in the news. Police forces evacuated a building from immigrants (using force & tear gas). What the article doesn’t say is that this happened AFTER diagnosing personnel with scabies (!) highly contagious skin disease.

When marxists face the unintended consequences of their actions they don’t discuss, they gas. No selfies, no talking, just gas. They hide evidence & invite brutal force with tear gas against illegal immigrants, against their “buddies”, the object of their virtue!

I’ve said it many times, l’ll say it again. One day marxist liberals are going to expel homosexuals (again) the same way Lenin did, the same way Paris VIII ousted the “filthy” immigrants. Marxism doesn’t have the slightest shred of humanism or fidelity.


Why Europe re-enters the Middle Ages

The strongest signs that western Europe re-enters the Middle Ages:

1. #scientism – the critics of scientific orthodoxy live on the fringe
2. #privilegism – the ruling elite exchanges privileges with loyalty e.g. access to institutions by belonging to a privileged & loyal group
3. Ignorance of the Classics: Petrarch (14th C.) coined the term Dark Ages referencing to the “intellectuals” who remained ignorant on the classics. After the Dark Ages it’s the 1st time west. academics & politicians embarrass themselves w/ profound ignorance on basic history.

I found this old book from a flee market in Paris. Students used to learn Homer as the King of “Les Humanités”. Today Homer is dead. Again. Second time in western history.

The second image is from the “Who Killed Homer?: The Demise of Classical Education and the Recovery of Greek Wisdom” by Victor Davis Hanson.
You can find a sample of his lectures here, e.g. on the “asymmetry that is uniquely western”.

Although I respect Prof Hanson, he didn’t manage to fully cure himself from the disease he fluently diagnosed e.g. he claims “the west was tolerant” pointing to religious beliefs like the Stoics or the Pythagoreans. Then who burned down Pythagoras’ school? Who killed Socrates?

The secret of the west was NOT [naive] tolerance. It was…
the habit of negotiating instead of just dominating or submitting
the habit of attributing honour to the enlightened & heroic figures
the habit of respecting the timeless truths as greater than ephemeral desires

And last but not least, the habit of repenting. The west has expressed remorse on wrongdoing multiple times. The greeks killed Socrates. They repented. They (probably) killed Pythagoras. They repented.
For comparison: Talmud is quite proud (until today) for the death of Jesus.