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VoR Temporarily Going on “Replay Mode”

October 30, 2011

By Mike Conner

I never planned on becoming a weather journalist, but having just lost my electrical power for a few days in August due to tropical storm Irene, and now in October due to a snow storm, I almost think that someone is trying to send me a message. I am writing this missive via a complimentary wi-fi connection at a local laundromat using an antiquated laptop. Yesterday my home state got clobbered by a freakish ice storm which brought trees and branches down onto power lines, including some of the big high voltage lines. The damage was greatly intensified by the fact that most trees were still bearing their leaves, which allowed enormous amounts of snow to accumulate on the branches. This very unusual storm took me and everyone else completely off guard. The reports indicate that the damage is worse than that caused by Hurricane Irene. I believe it, because it sounded like a gunfight (no exaggeration) outside my place last night, as tree limbs snapped and trunks split under the weight of ice. I am out of power, and so is everyone in my family. Unfortunately the feed to my residence was also taken out by a limb; that means that I will be among the last to be put back on line, as the main electrical lines get repaired first. So I am looking at a week living without heat or lighting.

At VoR, I am currently the sole person responsible for getting shows onto the air. (In fact, I am still backed up with some email correspondence and show posts from last week. I beg your patience.) Under the current situation, it is simply not feasible for me to do the work that I normally do to get new shows on the air, with this glacier-speed laptop and limited (though appreciated) free wi-fi connections, and lacking much software that I normally use. Therefore we have no choice but to run replays until I get back my electrical power back. This may take a week or more. I am most sorry for this inconvenience. Please enjoy some old replays, and I will give you an update as soon as VoR is back on track.

Incidentally, I don’t like to seem like a beggar, but if anyone cared to donate towards a new laptop (or desktop; I’ll soon be needing to update that clunker too), or simply to help VoR, any donation would boost my spirit. I am facing a long, cold, frustrating week. I do have some good news, and that is that I finally received some video files via snail mail from some friends across the pond. These videos will inaugurate the VoR Video Project. Stay tuned for details!

Kant’s Moral System as Coherence, Accountability, Agency and Warrant

October 29, 2011

By Daniel Sienkiewicz

Kant's grave

In The Sunic Journal of October 18th, on Christian Zionism, Kevin MacDonald expressed frustration over Christianity’s hold on people, particularly being of concern as it tends to be a universalizing religion, not especially concerned for Whites as a group, thusly leaving Whites susceptible to a demographic decline perhaps into extinction even. That vulnerability is in part due to Christianity’s ties to Judaism; by contrast to Christianity’s being potentially about just anyone who might take it up, Judaism is a religion which is concerned basically for the well being of an exclusive nation – Israel, and an exclusive people, Jews – with that, they have undertaken machinations to use the vulnerability of Christianity; they have also been able to overcome what anti-Jewish defenses that exist in the text and tradition of Christianity.

In later weeks I will discuss non-religious facets to an overall quest for innocence – of which Christianity is a part – that leave us vulnerable as a group.

However, since Professor MacDonald is searching for means to encourage Whites to adopt religious ways that will conform to reality and serve their own interests as Whites, I will begin with some of the things that brought me around. You see, I went through the infamous “phase” in my early twenties; while people who are earnestly attempting to practice Christianity will hate to hear it called a phase, some of the things that brought me around were as follows:

I visited a few evangelical and fundamentalists churches and felt a bit foolish. But you know? Some things about life were so horrible to me that I almost had to believe that Christianity was true; some things about life were like some kind of torture. I needed some kind of agreement with people over the things that I cared about – things should be better, clearly. So I pressed on with my personal evangelizing for and of the true Christianity – making a fool of myself; would be more embarrassed: if I did not look back in empathy and realize that I could not simply shrug off 2,000 years of European tradition, all the sacrifice, all the devotion, as if it were nothing; and if I did not know that I was trying to do the right thing – as are you, Christian readership.

In a lecture by Professor Rom Harré from Oxford, he discussed morals with utmost sincerity. I was able to understand that morals are indeed, the most important thing in the world; and he added that people need moral orders – but moral orders, the plurality of the term, was a large clue in my liberation from mere tradition, custom and habit – it meant that there were different moral systems; and one might seek one out that serves those interests which they hope to realize. Ultimately, I would begin to consider a moral order that would circumscribe and serve the interests of Whites, and by that I mean persons of indigenous European descent.

But prior to that was another crucial step in liberating me from the customs and habits of traditional religion – The moral system of the Christian thinker, Immanuel Kant. It provided, in all honesty, a more clear, sensible, fair and intelligible rationale than what I had read in the Christian text; but one that did not in all ways correspond with what was in the Christian text. Since it helped me, I am hopeful that it will help others in taking a step to moral order conducive to their own interests as Whites, while not exactly being guilty to others, either. Now, do not beat me up because Kant was talking in those universalistic terms. First things first; all thinkers have to take Kant into account. I have updated his system with the contemporary philosophical considerations of coherence, accountability, agency and warrant; I will move toward more specifically native European interests in subsequent discussions.

Further interesting notes – When not obsequiously holding the door for the late Kara Kennedy after “Theory of Soviet Foreign Policy” classes at Tufts, I took religion classes as something I might cope with, if nothing else; including a class in critical bible study which I’d taken expecting my earnestness to be reinforced, not contradicted: but the obvious man made-ness of the Bible became apparent – for example, The Revelation had to have had at least four different authors. There are sundry other examples of obvious fabrication – i.e., definitely not the hand of god. One of my religion professors was not especially patient with my “phase”. He asked me flippantly, “Did you read all the Kant?” I answered “No, only the last chapter as you’d assigned, on ‘religious intolerance’ being the greatest ignorance.” He grunted and dismissed me in frustration. But you see, at that point I did not want to hear that my devotion could be considered ignorant, because I was well meaning indeed. Maybe with a little more patience, I’d have come back to it sooner. I cannot say that I did not try though, as some things were shining in that Kant – so, what did I do? I went to the library, looked at it again and realizing that it was something I’d need, in my rash state of mind, I attempted to steal the book. Electronic door security detectors-sensors were new then and the buzzer caught me – how embarrassing! And ironic – it is the one book that will tell you that you should never steal.

It was not until five years later that I picked up the book again and it made the worst of the torture stop. So, if you have not read it already, I can save you some time and anguish, having put it here in updated and capsule form.

Kant’s Moral System as Coherence, Accountability, Warrant and Agency

It is vogue nowadays to deride Immanuel Kant as the quintessential “universalizer”, now that twentieth century science, mathematics and philosophy have sufficiently disproved what Kant considered to be “the imperative foundation of universal principles, always good for all people and all circumstances.” The disproving of Kant’s quest does not, however, eliminate the usefulness of his system as a practical topoi – or framework in simpler English. Here is a practical update of his framework, using the contemporary philosophical concerns of Coherence, Accountability, Warrant and Agency.

I. Principles versus Sensibilities: Principles are guidelines and ideal rules which persons maintain to give them character and coherence. Coherence is the first task of any individual in the world; it means to make sense of things in a consistent manner. In following up upon principles set forth, one may be Accountable, viz. able to provide explanations of their actions for responsible, defensive reasons; and one may establish Warrant, the credibility for proactive endeavor. E.g., if one’s actions are misunderstood or worse, false and negative accusations are made against them, they can refer back to the principles that they following and be sure of them self. Kant calls this being sure of oneself, ‘freedom‘; as such, one is freed from Arbitrariness: the confusion of natural flux; false and negative accusations; trivialities; and, of especial importance, freed from natural inclinations which may pull them in a negative direction. Finally, in that regard, as has been pointed out since Kant’s time (e.g. by Rom Harré in personal conversation), in referring back to these principles, one establishes their self Agency, proving that they are the causal agents of their own actions. Now, if one gets carried away with principles, Speculation, to the point where they are not dealing with sensible reality, they can always refer back to sensible evidences. However, as it is easier to attend to sensible evidence than it is to abide by principles and to restore credibility in an un-kept principle, it is better to err in the direction of principles.

The most fundamental principle, “unanimity“, means to think in agreement with one’s self; e.g., if one comes to a conflict, one should think first of why one’s actions and words might be correct, not why they might be wrong. Coherence, Accountability and Agency are begun in this principle straight away.

II. A) Common Morals B) Popular Philosophy C) Principled Philosophy

A) Common Morals: As a matter of practical convenience, people usually start out accepting implicitly, “first principles” (e.g., don’t steal, don’t lie, be monogamous), common moral ideas that it is worthwhile to be good, fair and decent. Then myriad and pervasive influences tend to divert them from first principles. That, Kant calls -

B) Popular Philosophy: It is ubiquitous. People will cite many excuses for deviating from common morals: 1. Typical of these excuses is the statement, “everybody does it;” but the mere popularity of a notion, Kant would observe, does not provide an excuse to violate first principles (consensus can be wrong). Beyond mere conformity to popular consensus, however, there are more cynical and even less accountable deviations from first principles 2. Perhaps most venal is the claim of ‘scientific objectivity’, which disingenuously denies accountability for the personal choices of its practitioners and their subjects; e.g., ‘it’s just human nature.’ 3. People will cite religion, even, as in the statement, ‘it’s just god’s will” 4. Or, people may claim that the complex relativity of their existential situation would not allow them to act in accordance with first principles, when, in fact, they could have; 5. Finally, there is the practice of didactically reversing a first principle (as in teaching through reverse psychology) under the rubric of “teaching”, exemplified in the statement, “it was really for your own good”.

In any case, their arguments for breaking with common morals are of two kinds: “that’s just the [objective] way it is” or “that’s just my/their [relative] circumstances.” Inasmuch, for the brevity of their personal accountability (“that’s just”…), they are not well warranted, and typically not, in their assertions.

C) Principled Philosophy: To correct the negative effects of popular consensus, Kant would proffer that we re-establish our first principles on a universal foundation. Accordingly, we must test our principles by asking the universal question of them, ‘can this principle always be good for everyone?’ In practice, that means, treating people as ends in themselves – in contrast to ‘treating people as the mere means through which other things pass, as strict attendance to logics of nature, otherworldly ideas (Tillich, 1961) or technology would have it – Kant calls this, the most important principle, “good will“. Without good will: intelligence, beauty and fortune only make a person more terrible.

Despite this fine reasoning, it is true enough that Kant has been solidly refuted in seeking universal foundations. Nevertheless, as a practical outline, it is brilliant of itself and of practical use as criteria toward being Coherent, Accountable and establishing Warrant (all three necessary to establishing individuality and agency) in the confusing flux of contemporary society.

Part of what Kant tried and failed to do with his a-priori (universal foundations outside of nature) was to save the world from empiricism.

This is still one of our major problems, as Whites; as the empiricism of Kant’s predecessor, John Locke’s prejudice against classifications, his treating them as fictions which should give way to empirically based sensory impressions of individuals, was canonized as Civil Individual Rights in The U.S. Constitution. This sanctified rupturing of group responsibility – for prime example, “the White race” – has left us susceptible to exploitation and manipulation (especially by you know who).

It is to be corrected by hermeneutic tacking back and forth, managing the White Class from observations more closely read (sensible), such as D.N.A. sequences, to broader historical and temporal patterns, encompassed with narrative and other (speculative) conceptualization.

Look for my articles on coming Saturdays. I will be discussing:

  • “The Left” is a terribly mistaken code word for Jews
  • Addendum on Classification, Individuation and Gender
  • Sex as Sacrament vs. Sex as Celebration
  • …and more
Daniel Sienkiewicz is a White separatist expat from the Unite States lurking in Eastern Europe, a VoR writer and a guest of the Sunic Journal. Email him.

The Stark Truth: Stephen Sniegoski on Interventionism

October 28, 2011

Dr. Stephen J. Sniegoski

Robert interviews returning guest Dr. Stephen J. Sniegoski. Topics include:

  • Obama’s foreign policy outlook and actions in the Middle East;
  • Liberal interventionism v. neoconservatism;
  • War in Libya and plans to withdraw troops from Iraq;
  • Role of neocons in the upcoming GOP primary;
  • Plan for Palestinian statehood and the obstacles it faces;
  • Israel’s plan for the Palestinian territories;
  • Occupy Wall Street and financial influence in politics;

13 MB / 32 kbps mono / 0 hour 56 min.

Contact Robert:
robert_stark_la hotmail.com

Jamie Kelso: Instauration, September 1994

October 28, 2011

Instauration-1994-Sept

Featuring Fidel Castro on the cover, the September 1994 issue of Instauration provides the inspiration for Jamie Kelso’s October 28 radio show.

13 MB / 32 kbps mono / 0 hour 57 min.

Contact Jamie:
24.7keyboard@gmail.com

The European American Hour: What are our Group Interests?

October 27, 2011

Occupy Wall Street

Stan discusses the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street movements and ways to learn from them and to move forward.

13 MB / 32 kbps mono / 0 hour 57 min.

Contact Stan:
eamerica123 roadrunner.com

The Orthodox Nationalist: Knowledge and Rationality

October 27, 2011

Pretentiousness

Matt Johnson discusses:

  • Knowledge and rationality for the few;
  • People inherently irrational and self-interested;
  • The fraud of modern liberalism and academia;
  • St. Augustine’s “Contra Academicos” (396 AD);
  • Scholarship versus amateurism, pretension, “intellectualism”;
  • Asceticism as the bridge between appearance and Reality.

13 MB / 32 kbps mono / 0 hour 56 min.

Contact Matt:
fr_raphael yahoo.com

Visit Matt’s VoR program page, for books, essays and articles.

Jamie Kelso: Suicide of a Superpower

October 27, 2011

Pat Buchanan

Pat Buchanan, in an interview with American Third Position Director James Edwards, relates Arnold Toynbee’s observation that superpowers die by suicide, not by murder. In his October 27, 2011 program, Jamie Kelso reads James Edwards’ response to squeals of protest from the anti-White left following the Edwards interview with Buchanan.

13 MB / 32 kbps mono / 0 hour 57 min.

Contact Jamie:
24.7keyboard@gmail.com

The Mark Weber Report: How Hitler Tackled Unemployment and Revived Germany’s Economy

October 26, 2011

Hitler shaking hands

To deal with the massive unemployment and economic paralysis of the Great Depression, both the Roosevelt government in the US and Hitler’s government in Germany launched innovative and ambitious programs in 1933. Although Roosevelt’s “New Deal” programs helped only marginally, the Third Reich’s much more focused and comprehensive policies proved remarkably successful. Within three years unemployment was banished and Germany’s economy was booming. As Weber explains, this remarkable achievement is little known and rarely acknowledged. He also takes a look at the Third Reich’s economic and taxation policies, and their impact on people’s lives, as well as the ideology and social-economic principles on which they were based.

13 MB / 32 kbps mono / 0 hour 56 min.

Contact Mark Weber:
weber@ihr.org

The Stark Truth: RAMZPAUL on the “Progressive Stack”

October 26, 2011

RamZPaul rapping

Robert Stark and returning guest RAMZPAUL discuss:

  • The “progressive stack” at Occupy Wall Street;
  • The firing of LA School Teacher Patricia McCalister and the loss of freedom of speech;
  • How nationalism solves issues of ethnic resentment;
  • The “14th letter of the alphabet word” controversy on The View;
  • Bill Bennett tells young men to “man up” while ignoring the realities of modern life
  • I am the 1%“.

13 MB / 32 kbps mono / 0 hour 56 min.

Contact Robert:
robert_stark_la hotmail.com

Jamie Kelso: Instauration, July 1994

October 26, 2011

Instauration-1994-July

The July 1994 issue of Instauration provides material for Jamie Kelso’s October 26, 2011 broadcast.

13 MB / 32 kbps mono / 0 hour 57 min.

Contact Jamie:
24.7keyboard@gmail.com

The Sunic Journal: MacDonald on Jewish Psychology

October 25, 2011

Kevin MacDonald

Tom Sunic and Kevin MacDonald, in the third of three consecutive interviews, discuss the meaning of Zionism and Judaism and their historical transformations. This week focuses on Jewish psychology.

13 MB / 32 kbps mono / 0 hour 56 min.

Contact Tom:
tom.sunic@gmail.com

The Fighting Side of Me: The Majority Battles for Its Place in North America

October 25, 2011

European Heritage Pride March in Pulaski

Paul Fromm

  • … blasts Nashville Hotel for cancelling anti-Sharia meeting; free speech smothered;
  • … is speechless that socialist EU bureacrats have banned balloons and regulated children’s rattles while the Euro-zone totters;
  • … delights as Canadian Government repeals long gun registry — CBC poll shows 61% favour less or no gun controls;
  • … reports on success of European American Heritage Festival in Pulaski, Oct. 22; European founding/settler people show their pride;
  • … marvels at baby Yue Yue run over three times and ignored by 18 passersby in China — now there’s a morality we ought to import;
  • … exposes “honour killing” by Afghans in Montreal — three daughters and barren first wife drowned.

13 MB / 32 kbps mono / 0 hour 57 min.

Contact Paul:
paul@paulfromm.com

Jamie Kelso: Instauration, June 1994

October 25, 2011

Instauration-1994-June

Jamie Kelso has uploaded the June 1994 issue of Instauration at InstaurationOnline.com as subject material for his October 25, 2011 broadcast.

11 MB / 32 kbps mono / 0 hour 49 min. [8 minutes were lost due to technical problem.]

Contact Jamie:
24.7keyboard@gmail.com

The Heretics’ Hour: Painting & Music in the Third Reich

October 25, 2011

Leipzig Orchestra

Leipzig Symphony performance conducted by Wagnerian C. Muck, attended by Adolf Hitler

Wilhelm Kriessmann and Rodney Martin join Carolyn for a discussion of the thriving and varied art and music life of National Socialist Germany. Dr. Kriessmann was in Austria during the 1930s, and stationed in Berlin during the wartime years of the 1940s, able to experience much of the culture that was available. Topics include:

  • The attributes of Modernism following WWI;
  • German art, degenerate art and foreign art;
  • The styles and themes of National Socialist-approved painting;
  • Music was everywhere, ranging from opera to German jazz to folk songs;
  • Wagner, Bruckner, Strauss, Pfitzner and Furtwaengler;
  • Art was highly supported and continued to be right through the war years;
  • Joseph Goebbels “diaries” still controversial.

27 MB / 32 kbps mono / 1 hour 56 min.

Contact Carolyn:
carolyn carolynyeager.com

Jamie Kelso: Instauration, May 1994

October 24, 2011

Instauration-1994-May

On October 24, 2011 Jamie Kelso talks about the just-uploaded May 1994 issue of Instauration magazine.

13 MB / 32 kbps mono / 0 hour 57 min.

Contact Jamie:
24.7keyboard@gmail.com

The Stark Truth: Greg Johnson on Occupy Wall Street

October 21, 2011

Occupy_Wall_Street-20111005

Robert Stark interviews returning guest Greg Johnson. Greg Johnson discusses his article, article, Occupy Wall Street: Big Money & No Ideas and alternative and “third way economics”.

Greg writes: “Beyond Left and Right, socialism and capitalism, is nationalism. Whether you call it national socialism or national capitalism, social credit, corporatism, distributism, or producer capitalism versus finance capitalism, the third way boils down to this: we believe in private property broadly distributed, the moral rights of producers to the fruits of their labor, an end to usury and other forms of financial parasitism, and economic regulations to make sure that private interests (in low wages and open borders, for instance) do not conflict with the interest of the nation.”

13 MB / 32 kbps mono / 0 hour 56 min.

Contact Robert:
robert_stark_la hotmail.com

Jamie Kelso: Instauration, April 1994

October 21, 2011

Charles Murray - 'Bell Curve'

Jamie Kelso uploaded the April 1994 issue of Instauration just before going on the air with the October 21, 2011 show. Charles Murray and his Bell Curve, published in 1994, are one of the show topics.

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Contact Jamie:
24.7keyboard@gmail.com

The European American Hour: The Race Card—Sanctimony Runs Wild

October 20, 2011

David Stern and Bryant Gumbel

Stan discusses the race card played by Bryant Gumbel during the Stern / NBA contract discussions and how this show of holiness pervades all segments of society.

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Contact Stan:
eamerica123 roadrunner.com

The Orthodox Nationalist: Orthodoxy in the Third Reich

October 20, 2011

Matt Johnson discusses:

  • The metropolitans Dionysius (Dionizy Waledyński) of Warsaw and Seraphim Lade of Berlin;
  • Seraphim, Hitler and the NS Movement;
  • Dionysius and Ukrainian nationalism;
  • Dionysius and Seraphim as allies.

[Pictured left: Dionysius; right: Seraphim.]

13 MB / 32 kbps mono / 0 hour 56 min.

Contact Matt:
fr_raphael yahoo.com

Visit Matt’s VoR program page, for books, essays and articles.

Jamie Kelso: Urgent Update from Cyndi Steele

October 20, 2011

Cyndi Steele

Mrs. Edgar J. Steele is Jamie Kelso’s guest on October 20, 2011. Cyndi Steele tells our radio show listeners how they can make a real difference in the patriot effor to free her railroaded husband with just a 44-cent postage stamp on a letter to a Supreme Court Justice to be sent out urgently and immediately. As you listen to Mrs. Steele describing your opportunity to make a difference, you can get all the details under the USSC (US Supreme Court) button at the upper right of the Free-Edgar-Steele.com Web site.

[Note: 7 minutes were lost from this show due to technical problems.]

11 MB / 32 kbps mono / 0 hour 50 min.

Contact Jamie:
24.7keyboard@gmail.com

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