Review of Time-Travelling Zombies

Review of Time-Travelling Zombies by Lance Snyde, CreateSpace, 2017

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Time-Travelling Zombies is a post-apocalyptic tale about a staple of science fiction, the mass zombie ‘turning.’  The idea seems to be to find the most common themes of science fiction and mix them together, as it eventually emerges in the novel, that time-travel is also a theme, and there is a struggle to intervene temporally to stop the catastrophic zombie outbreak.

The ‘zombie’ is described in terms of an unfeeling creature.  Also it turns out, zombies can be commanded with the right technology, and were developed by the Soviets.  Thus the novel centers on an attempt to harness the Soviet technology in a post-Soviet era – and, of course, on this added dimension of using time travel to control the zombie technology.  Sort of Stephen King meets Dr. Who.  The work seems suitable for juveniles, but of course the line between juvenile adventure novels and ‘adult’ science fiction is a bit hard to draw.

The political backdrop for the novel involves several elements:  an out of control Federal government; a newly seceded, Christian Texas; and a Russia that has been further divided after the fall of the Berlin Wall, along new North-South ethnic lines.  Russia is basically toast in the novel, but then there are all those Russian zombies….  It does not go well for Texas.  Some of the Christian folk there do volunteer for ‘zombification,’ as part of a process of going back in time as zombie information devices, but it is not clear how that turns out for them…. Or at least, I do not want to give away the plot.  Anyway, the Christians, the Feds, and the Russians are all fighting.

The Russians apparently developed a complex system of ideological and technological controls, to keep the Revolution – and the zombies! – going long after the patriots of the Revolution died.  Even Ukrainians and Poles are recruited to be zombie handlers, but this process of allowing humans to communicate with zombies through radio waves, has some unpleasant effects on the Warsaw Pact patriots.  The account of the Soviet technological and ideological research, seemed the most interesting part of the novel, pointing to many lost Cold War issues and taking things a bit past the ‘generic,’ zombie meets Tardis setup.

L. Snyde has been known to me for some time as a fellow native of California, though now he has moved further east….  I think I have encouraged him to publish on CreateSpace, but in any case, the book is available for $8 on Amazon.  Approx. 170 pages, 6 x 9 paperback.  I found it a rather gripping narrative, but it is definitely something only for the fan of the SF genre.

http://www.amazon.com/Time-Travelling-Zombies-Lance-Snyde/dp/1546690808/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1495307652&sr=8-2&keywords=lance+snyde

Essay on Pragmatic Libertarianism

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See:

Pragmatic Libertarianism Essay pdf

 

In this essay (above), I argue that appealing to natural rights is not the most attractive way to defend libertarianism.  As Bentham puts it, natural rights are ‘nonsense on stilts.’  That is going rather far, but still it is obvious, many ask, ‘Where are these rights?  Were they there at Auschwitz?  Were they there when the Soviets invaded?’  Whatever the truth of the matter – and, indeed, is does not make ought – there is a rhetorical issue present.  Can we not appeal to something besides rights, in defending the free market?

On the other hand, much of the specifically philosophical appeal is lost when natural rights go, and, indeed, I am no opponent of Revolution, etc.  I offer no universal defense of ‘liberty.’ But still some philosophical questions remain to the pragmatist, and I argue that a concern for utilitarianism with side constraints still leads us to accept a very full-blooded libertarianism.

I mention side constraints of:  1) concern for a stable property order, and 2) a concern to avoid, arbitrary inequality.  Then I suggest a la Mises, that even if we value very much, equality, still we see in socialism, many self-defeating attempts to achieve this goal.  Equality is no objection to libertarianism, if the available non-libertarian systems lead to greater de facto levels of inequality in power, and only very marginal gains for economic equality.  Libertarianism is the only viable political form today.

I argue for the ‘minarchist’ position, with government courts, police, armies, and roads, but reject a place for public schooling, UBI and other non-educational welfare spending, etc.  I suggest, there is no available justification for bans on:  face veils; heroin; private racial discrimination in employment and housing, etc.

In grounding my notions of side constraints or ‘fairness,’ I appeal to Aristotelian traditions and divine command theory tradition.  I point out, natural rights theories and utilitarianism, are only two of many possible philosophical bases for ethics and political life.

The Left’s New Racial Hatred

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What I have found in trying to promote my book and discuss what is wrong with the ‘alt right,’ is that many Democrats are living in a fantasy world.  One begins with a simple point such as, ‘white in California are now a minority,’ and they begin to ask:  is this really true?  Is that not a ‘conspiracy theory,’ aka the ‘white genocide theory’?  As is if it much matters whether one labels the relative numerical decline of the white races as ‘genocide’ or ‘suicide.’  In any case, it is steep, steep decline.  This is no conspiracy theory.

A freshman at Yale discusses some of the basic issues, but these are apparently too ‘radical’ for the geriatric Dem populations that the activists want to dupe into supporting Center-Left spending.  His article is called ‘White Europeans:  An Endangered Species?’: http://yaledailynews.com/blog/2008/02/27/white-europeans-an-endangered-species/

‘Europe is a dying continent. I say this not as a criticism, but rather as a statement of fact. In Europe, an acute failure to produce the next generation has created a looming demographic crisis.’

Why not face this statement of fact?  Whites tend to be less supportive of ‘Obama Care,’ if they believe immigration might be a more significant issue.  Solution:  ‘there really aren’t so many immigrants.’  That’s just crazy talk, that whites will be nearly extinct by 2100 if current trends hold.  Can’t be true.

It is the most brutal racial hatred possible:  the Center-Left’s simple denial of the reality of other racial groups.  What does not fit the ‘white mythology,’ is simply denied.  But if you do not live in this world, why do you vote it?  (Worse yet – why do you talk at me?)

There is a kind of dream that the ‘white’ 60’s will last forever.  But in fact, all things comes to an end.  Some really hurt….

I will admit, the U.S. government is deceiving the people.  For example, it tried to hide much with counting Mexicans as ‘Hispanic Whites,’ etc.  It does not offer numbers in a readable format, in an act of obvious panic-control.  It does not – any longer! – offer projections of the non-Hispanic white population share past 2050.  But it does predict, whites, i.e. those who are ‘non-Hispanic white alone,’ including many Middle Eastern peoples not commonly termed ‘white’ – will be a minority by 2044:  http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/census-whites-become-minority-in-2044-hispanic-population-twice-blacks/article/2557393 While the shocking news must obviously be controlled to stop world-wide panic, i.e. voters turning GOP, anyone with a calculator and some free time can see, whites will barely be a force in the country by 2100, absent some very implausible social changes.  And in Europe, projected trends also see minority status for whites and/or greatly shrunken national populations.  Whites are going way – and I thought everyone knew this.  But I guess not.

Then too, the government is lying, as the statistics are all lies, and in fact, there are many fewer white births than reported…. But that’s another story.  The ‘official story’ tells you much of what you need to know, at any rate.  The decline of whites is not a myth, whether you call it genocide or something else.  I merely assumed, Democrats believed caring about the colour of the children of the future, was racial hatred….  But it looks like many have some ‘working through’ to do.

 

 

‘Europe is committing suicide…. Or at least its leaders have decided to commit suicide… As a result, by the end of the lifespans of most people currently alive, Europe will not be Europe and the peoples of Europe will have lost the only place in the world we had to call home.’

 

Book Done

Well, the book is finally done, and is available on Amazon.com both as a paperback and on Kindle.  See the link to the right, or just search at Amazon on ‘Marcus Verhaegh.’

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“What is the ‘alt right’ or ‘alternative right’? Today there is much discussion of a new ‘alt right’ philosophy, but how new is this movement? And is it very philosophical? It develops that various figures in white nationalist movements are key to the concept of the ‘alt right,’ including Richard Spencer, Kevin MacDonald, and Jared Taylor. However, investigation soon makes clear that Spencer stands above all others as central to the movement. But who is this individual, and also then what is the role in the movement of his ex-wife, a Russian Heidegger scholar? Above all else – why has Spencer jumped to the fore of media attention, such that he is now linked with the White House Chief strategist, Steve Bannon? The world of the alt right is a shadowy one, but soon it emerges, something even darker is happening in the newsrooms paid to report upon it, where it is no longer clear whether they have contact with reality or only Nazi illusion. One tries to investigate the alt right but in discussing the alt right, the press makes the main story – itself and its prejudices. The alt right’s interest in the philosophy of Husserl and Heidegger provides a Leitfaden for unfolding this disturbing situation, taking us to the inescapable question: do reporter and reader share the same world? Reporters offer their supposed experiences of the alt right, but a phenomenological analysis of this reveals, the phenomena have an uncertain relation to objectivity. Richard Spencer is a man of ‘identitarian movements,’ but how can we discover his own identity and potential ties to National Socialist and Klan movements, if the political Right has eliminated objective reporting?”

https://www.amazon.com/Investigating-Alt-Right-Richard-Spencer/dp/1546340858/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1494611491&sr=1-2&keywords=verhaegh

 

PS Montana is great!

Far Right Africa

Far Right Africa – Seeing a Future that is ‘Right and White!’

I am a bit surprised…. But from sunny Montana, I read of some activity in far away Africa that is ‘to the Right.’

I am surprised as I thought by now, there would be mostly just silence….

The South African site is called praag.co.za .  It offers a mix of ‘news’ and opinion.  Also it publishes ‘letters to the editor.’

Pierre Fouche then writes a letter, ‘Will to power or will to suicide?’  http://praag.co.za/?p=43714

‘Why did the majority of citizens in the second Boer Republic decide for war in 1899, in order to maintain their political independence, while but a century later, the majority decides for suicide?’

‘Hoekom het die meerderheid van die burgers in die twee Boererepublieke in 1899 besluit om die krygsplig op te neem vir hulle politieke onafhanklikheid; maar een eeu later, het die meerderheid besluit om te stem vir selfmoord?’ 

This seems like a very disturbing question of suicide.  But is it not much the same question we face today in asking why first the Bear Flag is raised, and then a century and a half later, whites in California – still voting Democrat, even – find they have become a minority?

One thing I complain about in INVESTIGATING THE ALT RIGHT The evidence supports as the most probable explanation, a theory of white vampiricism, i.e. that Third World blood is simply needed by the Vampire Klan Leaders….

Sadly, I did not really have time to go into this in the book – wouldn’t you guess? – but perhaps here on the blog, there is greater freedom to discuss ‘Klan’ activity….

Of course, with SA it is a more confusing matter, as it is not an immigration question.  (I think the theory may be confounded…..  But it could be an anomaly.  SA could be a special case.  I merely speak of probabilities, after all.)

In any case, Fouche’s thinking indeed takes an international and, well, ‘heroic,’ turn:

‘The chance for striving and heroism is greater than it ever has been in the history of our race.  From these chances, legends can be born!  If we are successful, it shall spread like lightning through the world, from South Africa to Sweden, and our brothers and sisters in Europe shall gain courage unlike any they have yet had.

Youth of South Africa:  the future is Right and White!’

‘Die kans vir strewe en heldedom wat ek nie dink al ooit so groot was in ons ras se geskiedenis nie. Uit óns kan legendes gemaak word! As ons suksesvol is, sal dit soos ‘n weerligstraal deur die wêreld weergalm, van Suid-Afrika tot Swede, ons broers en susters in Europa sal moed kry wat ek nog nie dink hulle het nie.

Jeug van Suid-Afrika: die toekoms is Regs en Blank.’

Gouche continues, moving to close off his letter:

‘You may end up in Australia, New Zeeland, America, or Canada, but you will not escape this struggle here.  This is indeed international.’

‘Miskien kom jy uit, na Australië of Nieu-Seeland, of Amerika of Kanada, maar jy sal nie hierdie stryd ontsnap nie. Dit is werklik internasionaal.’

 

So, in the end, the intent is prosaic, being an idea of ‘stay, do not go.’  Yet the rhetoric is for us, extremely confusing, as from Montana – it is not so easy to say what might be happening in South Africa.  And it’s just pretty darn hard to say, how the future could be ‘Right and White.’  I hope it’s not too Right, as then likely the rich will begin eating the poor, which might not be pretty (more vampiricism…).  In any case, I cannot say where they can go from here and from what Thomas Piketty has described.

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Completing the Investigation: Alt Right Montana

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No sign of the alt right yet, though it is sure is pretty in Montana….

On the way to Whitefish, Montana, which I briefly mentioned in my book.  This is apparently the ‘third Rome’ of the American alt right movement, alongside New Orleans and Washington D.C.  In any case, it is one of two main sites for Spencer, the other indeed being ‘inside the Beltway.’  The following article gives some of the details of the local going-ons:  http://missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/updated-southern-poverty-law-center-whitefish-woman-take-on-daily/article_a1739169-3b41-5ef1-990b-92326f85eb9e.html  The main drama revolves around Anglin, a somewhat marginal figure, but as we have seen in this blog, for better or worse, Spencer has been fraternising in a friendly manner with Anglin.

‘On Jewish Matters’ argues that Jews ought to visit Whitefish, to connect with the ‘small’ local Jewish community.  http://www.onjewishmatters.com/whitefish-montana-why-jews-should-visit-it/  I don’t know if Gentiles ought to barge in but evidently something is brewing in Whitefish besides winter sports fanaticism, and perhaps it is worth a look….

Here in Montana, I am literally putting in the final words for INVESTIGATING THE ALT RIGHT, e.g. using up blank space on trailing pages and the like, and trying to take out all the errors and typo’s.  The book ought to be appearing soon….  Unless some major revelation occurs up in Whitefish….  The investigation continues for now.  I keep my eyes peeled for The Smoking Man.

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FN Bleus

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Hillary Clinton & Marine Le Pen both lose. Is it because, female leaders in the West have not flourished outside of ‘epicene’ Britain and hog-tied Germany?

 
The larger factor here is the person of Marine, i.e. looking beyond gender to an obviously fake bio & likely involvement in Francois Duprats’s death (and with Vichy officials…). But gender may explain the scale of the ‘defeat.’