“The so-called 'Left-Hand Path' - that of Kaulas, Siddhas and Viras - combines the... Tantric worldview with a doctrine of the Übermensch which would put Nietzsche to shame... The Vira - which is to say: the 'heroic' man of Tantrism - seeks to sever all bonds, to overcome all duality between good and evil, honor and shame, virtue and guilt. Tantrism is the supreme path of the absolute absence of law - of shvecchacarī, a word meaning 'he whose law is his own will'." ― Julius Evola, The Path of Cinnabar.

“It is necessary to have “watchers” at hand who will bear witness to the values of Tradition in ever more uncompromising and firm ways, as the anti-traditional forces grow in strength. Even though these values cannot be achieved, it does not mean that they amount to mere “ideas.” These are measures…. Let people of our time talk about these things with condescension as if they were anachronistic and anti-historical; we know that this is an alibi for their defeat. Let us leave modern men to their “truths” and let us only be concerned about one thing: to keep standing amid a world of ruins.” ― Julius Evola, Revolt Against the Modern World: Politics, Religion, and Social Order in the Kali Yuga.

“We are born into this time and must bravely follow the path to the destined end. There is no other way. Our duty is to hold on to the lost position, without hope, without rescue, like that Roman soldier whose bones were found in front of a door in Pompeii, who died at his post during the eruption of Vesuvius because someone forgot to relieve him. That is greatness. That is what it means to be a thoroughbred. The honorable end is the one that can not be taken from a man.” ― Oswald Spengler, Man and Technics: A Contribution to a Philosophy of Life.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

"Invisible Children" vs. Joseph Kony



Prior to the appearance of this “Invisible Children” buzz surrounding the video "Kony 2012", I had recently pointed out in conversation the almost complete media-silence on the previously controversial US intervention in Uganda.

Since the appearance of the viral “documentary” online, my two blog pages about the probable reality behind the intervention have been receiving a drastically increased number of hits:

Sunday, October 16, 2011: US Intervention in Uganda, Why Now?
Sunday, October 16, 2011 What's The Real Motive For U.S. Military Deployment In Central Africa?

To summarize, I think the real reasons for US intervention in Uganda are:

1. Oil: The recent discovery of oil reserves in the Uganda/Congo region and the impending oil development contracts with large Chinese, French, and British corporations, all of which include a “stabilization” clause. Note: I’m not 100% certain that this means “stabilization” in the military/political sense, but it probably does. This would require the suppression of any “insurgency” (from Kony or anyone else) that would destabilize the situation.

2. AFRICOM: A decisive US military presence in Uganda, along with a long-term commitment to “development” would provide a likely inroad for the establishment of a full-scale US command center that is actually on the African continent, instead of in Stuttgart Germany where it is now.

The “humanitarian” reasons for intervention absolutely do NOT hold water, especially considering that Kony has been at this for nearly thirty years, and especially considering that if recent history has established anything at all it is that there is no single instance of US “intervention” improving anything for anyone on the African continent.

While Uganda probably does not pose any imminent threat to Israel (a typical factor for US intervention) they do possess oil and a strategic position for the USA in relation to Chinese (and probably Russian) “investments” in the Dark Continent.

Obama came under considerable criticism for US involvement in Libya and the overall “Arab Spring” uprisings, especially his “humanitarian” pretensions. A leading question was why “humanitarian” intervention in Syria, rather than somewhere like the Congo or any number of other places in Africa where atrocities and “war crimes” occur on a near-constant basis? The answer to that question is simple – there is no profit motive. Now in Uganda there is a profit motive, a lesser strategic motive, and another motive in an election year – namely to convince all the dimwits at home that people should support Obama because he really has the best interests of people around the world at heart.

It is worth noting that the “Invisible Children” charity organization has been coming under increased scrutiny for lack of “transparency” in their financial dealings. It is also worth noting that they were previously responsible for “S.1067: Lord's Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act of 2009” being introduced to congress and passed into law.

It is my opinion that the “Invisible Children” charity organization is in all probability a sock-puppet of the petroleum industry and/or the pentagon – insofar as there can be said to be any substantive distinction between the two.

JDS

Links:
S.1067 - Lord's Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act of 2009
"A bill to support stabilization and lasting peace in northern Uganda and areas affected by the Lord's Resistance Army through development of a regional strategy to support multilateral efforts to successfully protect civilians and eliminate the threat posed by the Lord's Resistance Army and to authorize funds for humanitarian relief and reconstruction, reconciliation, and transitional justice, and for other purposes."

Invisible Children
"Invisible children uses film, creativity and social action to end the use of child soldiers in Joseph Kony's rebel war and restore LRA-affected communities in central Africa to peace and prosperity."

VISIBLE CHILDREN
KONY 2012, viewed critically.

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